Seventeen Instruments Play in the Self-Contained Hootenanny

You could have your very own band or orchestra at your beck and call, housed comfortably in an elegant handcrafted oak cabinet. The self-contained Hootenanny, apart from having a lovely name, also houses 17 musical instruments. Let’s go back a bit, Hootenanny… that’s a great word, and I’m going to try to sneak it into conversations all week. That, and bamboozled, because it’s cool.

Custom Guitars Made to Match Classic Cars

Classic cars come from an age where cars were a thing of beauty. Designers focused on aesthetics to churn out cars each of which could be a piece of art. That age has gone, and while several of those classic cars may no longer be practical for the road, but their aesthetics still stand. Dave Gartland of Ali Kat is harnessing the beauty of classics from the ‘50s to make gorgeous, one of a kind custom guitars.

Cartoon Characters Re-imagined as Music Stars

Germany based graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang imagines a “collaboration”, a mashup if you will, of famous pop culture icons represented by music stars, with cartoon characters. As the artist says, the attempt was to match the stars and characters in a way that both would have some similar qualities and be as close to their counterparts as a subject like this would allow.

It’s a Musical Life Wearing the Drum Pants

Wearable Drum Pants kit by Tyler Freeman will allow you to be a one man band, and perhaps create a musical interlude for naughty times. You put the programmable sensors under your pants or other clothing, and a touch to them can create the corresponding sound. They are compatible with Bluetooth and iOS/Android/Mac/Windows, so you could create melodies right on your smartphone or computer while banging your pants for music. To be shipped in May, Drum Pants are currently available for pre-order starting at $100.