The very best collection of “That can’t be a speaker. Oh wait… it is”.
The aptly name ‘Motown Sofa’ is the latest design from the world-famous La-z-Boy furniture range. Music is played via the iPod/iPhone docking system, USB stick or memory card. It comes with built-in speakers and amplifier and even charges your iPod or iPhone at the same time. Plus, it’s a recliner too – could this sofa get any better! Available from ScS for £990.
Ice Cream Sundae Speakers
These 17” speakers look good enough to eat! Despite their delicate yet scrumptious exteriors, they are extremely powerful and an ideal table-topping decoration for your kitchen worktop. Be sure to install a hidden camera to see how many of your friends actually stick their fingers in the ‘cream’. Available from SG Custom Sound for $1250 per pair.
Confuse and astound your houseguests but installing a canvas art speaker in your home – then watch them listen to your prints! There are a variety of images and sizes available; plus a subwoofer and loudspeaker which sits in the frame. Play your iPod, DVD, CD, Hi-Fi through your artwork today. Available from Sound Art for $3700
These rock speakers are super-realistic and ideal for anyone wanting to set the mood in their garden. You can also use it to attract (and detract) wildlife to your garden too! The lightweight design is water and UV-resistant and is immune to extreme temperatures so is safe to use whatever the weather. Available in both sandstone and granite colour designs from Sirkom for €470.
Water Bottle Speaker
Sony’s latest iPod docking speakers come in a ‘Coffee Tumbler/Water Bottle’ style with 3 metallic colours to choose from. The round top creates 360° sound for easy listening and you can also charge your iPod whilst it plays! For tunes on-the-go simply place the ‘Tumbler’ in your cup holder. Available from Audiocubes for $289.
Shopping Bag Speakers
Now you can listen to your favourite songs whilst your shop! Well, not quite.
The 30-watt iPod/mp3 speaker ‘bag’ actually needs to be plugged in to function. Brilliant if you want to shop around your own home, but not if you want to leave the house with it. Let’s hope Japanese artist and designer of the ‘shopping bag speaker’ Yoshihiko Satoh designs a battery-powered version soon! Available from Cult of Mac for $335.