Villagers: Hot Scary Summer

Over the past six years, French music publication La Blogothèque has become known around the world for their spontaneous single-shot Take Away Shows. The series sees musicians performing acoustically, often wandering around a picturesque part of Paris. Their latest features Villagers frontman Conor O’Brien performing “Hot Scary Summer” in Chapelle Expiatoire, a chapel dedicated to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Startlingly intimate, yet with grand …

Bibi Bourelly: Riot

Berlin-based songwriter Bibi Bourelly has quickly found her way into the international spotlight. The 20-year-old has been writing songs since childhood, but her breakthrough came this year when she worked with Rihanna on “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Higher.” Now Bourelly presents her own first official release with “Riot.” With just vocals and an acoustic guitar, the track exudes defiance and attitude. Bourelly’s raspy …

Gramohorn II

A 3D-printed speaker that amplifies without electricity, inspired by an age-old design and created using modern technology

There’s something of a divide in the design community when it comes to 3D printing. While some fully back the innovative and open-source abilities of the technology, others are afraid that it will detract from the individual character of design objects. Taking both sides of the coin into account, Justin Wolter, designer of the Gramohorn II—a non-electric speaker that amplifies sound from the HTC One …