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LOVE Turntable: Smart Music Designed by Yves Béhar

SEEN is willing to bet you’ll want to play vinyl through such a fashionable system. Everything these days is vintage, maybe because the past is more comforting than the present. Vinyls are back big-style. But this time there is a new way to play them, through the Love Turntable.

Yves Béhar has combined a vintage way of listening to music by using digital elements. Vinyl’s resurgence in popularity means more companies are coming up with other modes for the medium, and new concepts are being developed creating more options for our listening pleasure.

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This high-end smartphone-controlled turntable, fits on any surface and produces a high-quality, organic sound with an easy-to-use interface for a seamless analog listening experience. Launched on Kickstarter at the beginning of February, the Love Turntable is available now and costs $599, but the first 500 backers receive a special rate of $299 plus a “Free for Life” Love app account with unlimited access to a wide range of premium features.Love-Turntable-2

Love is designed using an organic outer shell finished in glossy black with some details in rose gold. Love’s record base comes in a variety of colours, suiting any interior with ample storage for your vinyls.

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The system has been designed with an element, which streams the finest analog sound via Bluetooth and wi-fi to audio devices including speakers, and headphones, and home theatre systems. Wi-fi compatibility and connection to a DLNA source also allows for playing through any home ecosystem and personal listening device, including sonos. Never has vintage looked so modern.

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.