Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: September 2012

Mr.Hollands Opus is one of my most favorite movies. I especially like this scene when he teaches how to play the clarinet.

“Play the sunset” he says to his student, who’s struggling to get the right tone. And that line is so memorable and inspiring that I just can’t forget.

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Mobile Phone Sketch: Von

Von is a mobile phone that is sensitive to sound, especially the knocking sound when it’s hit. It looks like a piece of xylophone. It’s almost as tall as an iPhone, but it’s narrower.


Knock it to check if you have unread emails or new phone messages. If you do, Von knocks back. The knocking sound varies according to the kind of the message (email or phone).


Shake it to see if you have unread RSS feeds or Tweets. The more unread items there are, the more it rattles. Remember when you were a kid, you shook a box of candy to see how many were left. I wanted to bring back that small happy moment with this device.


Keep tapping it on the rhythm of your favorite song. After a few seconds, it detects what song you’re tapping. Then it starts playing the song along the tap.

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Frostie – Digital Music Player Concept

Have you ever tapped a table with your fingers as if you were playing the piano? Or drums? Air guitar? Yes I have and I wish there were real sound made according to the movements of my fingers.

So what about a digital music player that not only plays music like iPods, but also actually plays sounds in your mind?

If it could listen to your song and adjust the tone, it would be more fun. Auto cord sounds would be exciting.


I love music, but I’m not satisfied with a digital music player I can only carry with me. I want something that can be part of me; something that is with me all the time, gives me what I want and creates what I imagine. You know, music is not only for listening.

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Future Mobile Music Concept

Connect yourself with the outside world
Perfect music on the perfect spot at the perfect time

Future Mobile Music Concept

Body
Wear it around your wrist, just like a watch. It also works as a watch.
By default, it’s transparent, but when you want to make it stand out, just change the colors/patterns or use your favorite photo on the background.

Future Mobile Music Concept
The lucent screens are flexible to be transformed to a device you can put in your pocket.

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Earphones
It changes your ears a concert hall.

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Built-in microphone detects your voice (and humming).
Hear beat can also be detected with the built-in censor.
Sync with your mobile phone when you talk to someone on the phone

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept
(Humming search technology is already available, I guess.)

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

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Song you mustn’t miss: A Thousand Winds

This is from Kohaku Uta Gassen or an annual music show on the new year’s eve produced by a Japanese public broadcaster. I was so moved by the lyrics and the melody, so I’ll put the video and translation here. (Sorry, it’s not related to the main theme of this blog, but music must stimulate your creativity.)

The song is titled “A Thousand Winds”.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow;

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sunlight on ripened grain;

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awake in the morning bush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet in circled flight.

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there; I did not die.