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ballfinger tape and record players contrast aluminum with wood for a minimalist finish

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the german design house has just unveiled a set of vinyl and record players that combine aluminum with wood for minimalist perfection.

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vifa’s helsinki wireless loudspeaker includes swedish leather strap and solid aluminum frame

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a special-designed textile cover from kvadrat lets sound pass through it woollen threads which is also water repellent to assure both indoor and outdoor use.

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El Bokeh Wall: How To Make Gorgeous Backgrounds Using Aluminum Foil

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“El Bokeh Wall” is a photographic technique by Laya Gerlock where aluminum foil is used to create bokeh, the aesthetic quality of the blur in the background. Laya explains how to do it.

To get this effect, you’ll need a camera and a large aperture lens, speedlights, a wireless trigger, gels, aluminum foil or silver wrapping paper, and scissors and tape. Scroll down for the instructions!

More info: layagerlock.com (h/t: petapixel)

Laya Gerlock explains how to create “El Bokeh Wall”

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What you’ll need

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1. A camera and a large aperture lens
2. Speedlights
3. A wireless trigger
4. Gels
5. Aluminium foil or silver wrapping paper
6. Scissors and tape

Step 1: “Get your aluminium foil or wrapping paper and crumple it”

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Step 2: “Lay it flat and you should get something like this”

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Step 3: “Tape it to your background a distance away from the subject”

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1967-68 Messenger hollow body fretless electric bass with aluminum neck

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Previously on Guitarz we’ve taken an all-too brief look at a vintage 1960s Musicraft Inc. Messenger guitar (as famously played by Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad) and the more recent Eastwood reissue (which is itself a discontinued model… for the time being).

I’ve not previously seen a bass model of the Messenger, but this is what we have here now being offered for sale on eBay with a starting bid of US $ 1,500. The bass is a hollowbody and features an aluminium neck.

Intriguingly the neck is fretless (obviously with markers in this instance). The seller does not mention if its fretlessness is an original feature or whether this is a later conversion. In all other areas the bass does seem to be original – it even has the original hardcase.

It would be interesting if, like the Ampeg AUB-1, this was another pre-Jaco Pastorius fretless bass. Jaco famously claimed to have invented the fretless bass, but then again when you are a genius I think you are allowed to make such claims. He certainly invented that whole style of playing. Just look at the flatwound strings on this Messenger in the headstock photo. NOT good for lyrical playing with vibrato, swoops and slides. The best this is going to do is to emulate an upright bass thump.

The eBay seller also provides a few scans of Messenger brochures and sales literature from back in the day, and which I reproduce here for posterity.

If you wondered about that body design:

The perfectly contoured, arrow-straight neck remains thin and fast throughout its entire length. And the fingerboard begins where the soundbox ends, thereby eliminating the need for unsightly cutaways and making possible unobstructed access to all frets.

Regarding that metal neck:

Guaranteed not to bow or warp under normal usage, Messenger’s rigid, patented alloy neck grows even stronger with age. Because of its strength, no truss rod is needed. Moreover, the neck requires neither a massive buildup at the heel nor a body support. Backbone of the Messenger is a single-piece alloy structure combining the head, neck and a “fork” extension passing through the sound chamber. The extension is tuned to a frequency of 440 cycles per second. Its constant response controls the tonal quality, reduces “?????” [sorry, can’t decipher this word] to an absolute minimum and helps keep strings in motion to produce longer sustained notes.

branch chandelier mimics tree boughs via linear aluminum tubes

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KEHA3 created this light fixture with the intent to reference nature while maintaining a modern aesthetic. each component emulates tree branches.

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zen charging dock assumes pebble shape with polished aluminum

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by assuming an organic shape and modern finish, the zen charging dock seeks to project serenity and modernity simultaneously.

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Report: Rolls-Royce’s new SUV to utilize in-house aluminum spaceframe

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Report: Rolls-Royce’s new SUV to utilize in-house aluminum spaceframe Rolls-Royce has been in mattress with BMW for very sometime as a subsidiary of the Munich-primarily based Roundel.

Thanks to this romantic relationship, Rolls-Royce usually dipped into BMW’s areas bins. For occasion, the Phantom is primarily based off of the BMW seven-Series…as is the Ghost…and the Wraith.

They even are driven by the same V12 as found in the seven-Collection, but in a diverse point out of tune.

So that stated, it is effortless to anticipate Rolls to dip into BMW’s parts bins yet again for their new SUV, correct? Nope, you’re mistaken.

According to AutomotiveNews Europe, Rolls-Royce will be planning their personal aluminum spaceframe, in-house, just for this new SUV. It won’t be shared by BMW.

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