Outdoor Speakers (part 1) - NOTConcept 002- 03.26.08
NOTCOT Note: This week has been a bit off… i’m still trying to catch up, but freshly in my inbox are the first rough sketches of NOTConcept 002! Jenny and Leo (of HERO Design Lab and i have been playing with ideas on what can be done to create more ambiance in our outdoor spaces. We played with discussions of solar power, lighting, music, projections, and just subtle objects that add character to our spaces. Ultimately we decided to head in the direction of outdoor speakers you least expect… creating a whole new way to achieve surround sound outdoors without needing to completely “hide” your speakers. As with NOTConcept 001 feel free to comment and brainstorm with us as we stretch our minds and play with new ideas.
First sketch above is the Gnome idea… Tapping into the kitchy world of garden ornaments - this media pod channels the essence of garden gnomes. You could have a clan of ‘gnomes’ that would generate your surround sound/light/projection/media experience.
See the sketches of the other 5 ideas after the jump!
You can stick these in the ground or on a base to create your own spatial installation. With this modular system you can customize your environment. Like the gnomes, these would come as a series where the various Tiki’s would provide a surround sound/light/projection/media experience.
This is Tiki V2, with styling like trumpet flowers, which would tie nicely into a garden environment. Pretty and very Alice in Wonderland.
Photovoltaic cells are woven into a fabric which connects to the speaker of the media pod. The textile can be folded up and stored inside the speaker case when not in use. Or! The speakers could also be woven into a textile. Maybe you can picnic or sunbathe on it :)
Each ball is composed of an array of speakers and photovoltaic cells, but wrapped into a really unified design. These could be like rocks in your garden, or hung - big and sculptural.
Mixing rattan, fiber optics, and flexible photovoltaic cells. Can have colors and patterns, with speakers woven inside. Very unique decor for your garden :)