Design Gadgets

The Monkey Radio Hangs On By Its Antenna

The Monkey Radio was designed by Rudolph Schelling Webermann for Palomar. The idea was to create a radio with the features of easy mobility. Not willing to take the usual route of throwing in a strap, the designer chose to add that function to the radio’s antenna.


This FM radio was a spraycan in another life

British artist Mike Ballard converts empty spray cans into spunky FM radios. We’re not sure if it does, but if the nozzle functioned as an on/off switch, this would be reall cool.

Via: MikeBallard, DudeCraft


Spooky: WWII era radio still receiving vintage broadcasts, without power

In what may only be best termed as weird and spooky, a 70-year old radio is apparently picking up vintage broadcasts, and that without any power. The Pye valve wireless at Montrose Air Station, a Scottish heritage center is not connected to any power source, but is still playing out broadcasts from the World War II era. People claim to have heard the big band sound of the Glenn Miller orchestra and speeches by Winston Churchill. To examine the radio, technicians removed its back, only to find “cobwebs and spiders.” The station itself is said to have a long line of mysteries, with a number of paranormal sightings and sounds.