Bootleg Objects
August 10, 2004 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Bootleg Objects, the site of two artists in Germany, have done some really amazing work retrofitting popular technology to serve a new and/or unintended purpose -- just because they can. It's quite beautiful design -- who knows of other examples?
posted by aeiou (5 comments total)
(also seen here)
posted by shoepal at 11:06 AM on August 10, 2004

The Mini ITX crowd is big on this sort of repurposing, with mixed results. Also a boombox retrofit in Wired a few months back. Also this via BoingBoing. Not necessarily as artisticly scoped or with quite as puffy an aesthetic, but...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:50 PM on August 10, 2004

That's a horrible unforgivable thing to do to a Technics table (talk about making a gimp out of a tank) but the B&O redo with the smartcard and mp3 capability is pretty damn sweet.
posted by Peter H at 1:06 PM on August 10, 2004

The turntable reminds me of the Macquarium.
posted by pekar wood at 4:39 PM on August 10, 2004

As a collector of vintage record players it's a conundrum for me whether to restore or refit but these guys do it oh so well. Very nice, thanks.
posted by bdave at 5:58 PM on August 10, 2004

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