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June 6, 2002 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Gourd Speakers. While listening to my new favorite album, Verve//Remixed, I noticed that the CD jacket features these silly yet remarkably futuristic looking gourd speakers. At $1200 a pair, cuteness has its price, but these are quite possibly the world's most adorable examples of vegetable hi-fi equipment.
posted by arielmeadow (19 comments total)

 
i like em.. wish i could afford them
posted by howa2396 at 11:45 AM on June 6, 2002


I'll make you a pair for $1000 :)
posted by password at 11:49 AM on June 6, 2002


make it a hundred bucks (speakers must meet my approval) and we've got a deal :)
posted by howa2396 at 11:54 AM on June 6, 2002


the verve remix album, while very good can't hold up to the original recordings. in a lot of cases the remix tracks demolished what made the originals so great. on the other hand, electro lounge is awesome and the rip-off artist remix of "sway" is worth the price of admission alone.

oh yeah, the speakers are cute tho. it seems they'd go wonderfully in a tiki lounge...
posted by boogah at 12:06 PM on June 6, 2002


make it a hundred bucks

Hehe. You gotta admit that they look quite easy to do. Just go to a farmer's market & get 2 matching gourds. Spend $200 on a nice set of matching speakers. Then, wire them up. Maybe I'll make some for my new apartment.
posted by password at 12:19 PM on June 6, 2002


they look like the organic equivilent of nOrh speakers.
posted by dobbs at 12:52 PM on June 6, 2002


They're very interesting. I wonder if they sound any good.
posted by crunchland at 1:19 PM on June 6, 2002


Incidentally, I think that part of the price is that these are made by an artist (not, say, a 10 year old in China). So you're not just buying a set of speakers -- you're buying functional art, that's priced accordingly.
posted by arielmeadow at 1:28 PM on June 6, 2002


I think they look more like the organic equivalent of minipod speakers.
posted by O9scar at 1:29 PM on June 6, 2002


Except those minipods are ugly as all hell, and the gourd speakers are actually attractive...
posted by delfuego at 1:48 PM on June 6, 2002


This reminds me of those kids in high school who would make bongs out of anything they could get their hands on, apples, potatoes, supersoakers...
posted by panopticon at 1:49 PM on June 6, 2002


gourdeous
posted by gazingus at 1:54 PM on June 6, 2002


Ahh, but what about speakers of mineral likeness?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:09 PM on June 6, 2002


Perfect music for your new speakers...one of my favorites.
posted by tdstone at 2:55 PM on June 6, 2002


I've been looking for this pair since 1989.
posted by greensweater at 8:39 PM on June 6, 2002


Welcome to the strange and wonderful world of the Gourd Geek. There could be a chapter near you. Be sure to visit the Marvin and Mary Johnson Gourd Museum in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. More pix at this Angelfire site.
posted by mediareport at 12:02 AM on June 7, 2002


didn't we have a link about MeFi people being shills a couple days ago? chuckle, I've seen more product links in this thread than the other.... either that of the attention-span of the MeFi community is enough to give it an extremely-high "ADD" rating...
posted by jkaczor at 1:45 PM on June 7, 2002


greensweater, have you found these links from Google?

- One of the results for "'art of noise' speakers"
- Google search for "B&W Emphasis Speaker"
- Epinions (no reviews)

Please forgive me if you meant you already knew what they were, but were having a hard time trying to find them. They look really nice, too bad the B&W site doesn't have anything on 'em by the looks of it.
posted by hobbes at 9:20 PM on June 8, 2002


I eat my words.
posted by hobbes at 9:23 PM on June 8, 2002


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