Interview: Igor Gligorov of Soulines Turntables

This Serbian designer’s turntables blend music, science and design

by Emily Millett Describing himself as an “old school perfectionist” with a “mind full of music,” Igor Gligorov is all about the art of good vibrations—vibration control to be precise. And, since that is the basis of efficient and advanced turntable design, it’s pretty important in his line of work. Four years ago—after having spent half a lifetime immersed in all things music—Gligorov decided to …

Nano HiFi

Ultra high fidelity audio in a sleek portable system

Getting the highest quality audio at home used to mean having stacks of receivers, speakers the size of bookshelves and endless wires cluttering up your space. While some of the latest large-scale home audio packages are nothing short of remarkable, the general move in the industry is toward more compact systems. While some speakers sacrifice sound quality in the name of a more compact design, …

Dimensions Festival

We speak to the brains (and ears) behind Croatia's critically acclaimed, beachside music celebration

Imagine driving a Lamborghini, but never breaking 90 miles an hour. Rolling down the road in one of the world’s top cars would still be quite an enjoyable experience, but that isn’t what the machine was designed to do. The same can be said for state-of-the-art audio systems. Listening to Theo Parrish in one of London’s most sonically advanced dance clubs will have your heart …

Test Drive: 2014 Infiniti Q50

High-tech features, tight handling and a sound studio on wheels in the upcoming rebranded sport sedan

Followers of luxury Japanese carmaker Infiniti will recognize a new name for their favorite cars. The company announced a rebranding of their model names in 2012, and the upcoming 2014 Q50 is the first car to bear the company’s new nomenclature. Replacing the well-received G37 sport sedan, the Q50 is packed with high-tech features, refined styling and—last, but not least—a powerful yet nimble drivetrain. We …

Cool Hunting Video: SOFTlab for Sonos Studio

Sound visualized through light at the latest interactive installation in LA

SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio, recently took on the challenge of creating a piece to be featured in the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles. The only instruction for the project was to build an interactive structure that unifies light and sound. Custom designed from the bottom up, SOFTlab created an exceptional interactive installation that lets users and musicians participate in an active aural and …