Strum a guitar, bow a violin, tap a piano—heck, even loop a beat. That’s the promise of the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1, a sleek and versatile tool that can transform its sound into whatever you want it to be.
A splash of orange, a dash of turquoise. Each month the vinyl colors change, but the concept stays the same: Customers receive one vinyl record at a reasonable price in the mail.
Staging music festivals at sea is a lively industry. This was evident after walking into the bustling headquarters of Sixthman, which pioneered themed cruises over 15 years ago. There’s a reason their motto is “LIVE LOUD.”
Walking into 3 Parks Wine Shop is like crashing at a friend’s home after a long day. Not only is there good music pouring from the speakers, the cozy space beckons you to stay a while, maybe nibble on some cheese with that wine growler you just bought. In fact, I didn’t want to leave.
Nock Co. was born running. The company, which produces high-caliber pen cases, began with an earnest handshake between its 2 co-founders. But ever since their $5,000 Kickstarter goal was blown away with the $78,000 they raised, Brad Dowdy and Jeffrey Bruckwicki have been trying to catch their breath.
It all started with an uncomfortable adventure. When founder Åke Nordin was just 14, he went hiking in the Swedish mountains, his backpack a shapeless lump that required doubling over to compensate for its weight.
Like so many fledgling businesses, Gwynnie Bee started in an apartment. The idea for the subscription clothing service, which rents and sells plus-size fashion for women, sprang from CEO Christine Hunsicker’s own childhood.