Love your audio gear so much you wish you could wear it around your neck, but a loudspeaker on your throat would a) strangle you and b) make you look like too much of a dork to attend high-society functions? Complete Technique jewelers feels you.
From sterling silver turntable cartridges plated in gold with embedded cubic zirconia to tiny silver pendants of speakers, CT manages to say both bling and audio geek at once. (Prices hover at just over US$200 to start.) Their custom pieces are when things start to get really interesting, however. Via the always-hilarious Don’t Believe the Hype Beast, we learn they’ve created a custom pendant of the Akai MPC 3000 sampler for producer Hi-Tek.
For a real custom job, I’d like a tiny pendant that actually functions as an audio device. In the meantime, you can part yourself with your hard-earned cash for non-functional personal adornment, if you feel so moved. (Sadly, the engagement ring does not keep with the audio theme — I was imagining two lovely young synth geeks, bound together in their eternal love of each other and the Minimoog.)
Along these same lines, don’t forget the brilliant MIDI bracelets, pictured here, by producer – Chicago music scenester – electronic musician – jeweler Liz McLean Knight, aka Quantazelle. Anyone got more resources? We could have a whole audio technology lover’s Tiffany’s.
More photos after the break, including my favorite which has nothing to do with music.
And lastly, having nothing to do with music but settling any doubts about whether Complete Technique is awesome, this … thing, also one of their designs (no description, so I have no idea what it is; maybe someone else knows):
[tags]fashion, oddities, Akai, MPC, hardware, gear, trends, design[/tags]