Cool Hunting Video: Cantabile Piano Arts

A glimpse into the intricate process of reconstructing vintage pianos

In Yonkers, NY, an extensive collection of piano cases, keys, pedals, bridges and strings reside in the Cantabile Piano Arts warehouse. Each part is waiting in queue to be utilized by a passionate team who work to repair, refinish and reconstruct vintage pianos. We spoke with Ivan Brunner, a piano-tuner who works on each instrument in its final stages—giving each piano its very own unique …

littleBits + KORG Synth Kit

Build your own analog synthesizer using simple, Lego-like electronic pieces that snap together magnetically

New York-based littleBits has been making big waves in the design industry since their electronic modules-maker took over the MoMA Design Store. Instead of building talking puppets or electric toothbrushes, this time around the two-year-old startup is concentrating on breaking down barriers in the electronic music-making realm; seeking to make it more accessible to those who aren’t fluent in the language of wires, circuitry and …

Interview: Joao Teigas

We speak with the founder of This Way Up Percussion about Cajons, capoeira and his obsession with geometry

by Emily Millett Whether he is tapping his feet in tune to the music or drumming his fingers along to an imaginary rift, Joao Teigas lives by an unstoppable musical beat, an organic rhythmic flow that seeps out of his soul and infiltrates every facet of his life. Taking every opportunity, wherever it may come from, it was only natural for the Portuguese-born architect to …