The Sound of Shaving

In my defence, it was lying in a sea of True Shavers when I bought it, and it does somewhat resemble the archetypical form of a shaver, with its handholdable body and perforated head. I remember I did find it an incredibly compact design, certainly for its apparent age. How did they fit an electric motor in that flat body?! …

Grundig GDM 311 Microphone

Since I’m back in full effect and here to stay –until I leave again- I thought I’d do a few short and sweet Deconstructions first, instead of jumping in at the deep end of typewriters and film cameras. The Grundig GDM 311 Microphone is both short and sweet, dating from the charming but over-romanticized sixties. Alles Made in Germany, selbstverständlich, …

Philips HZ 5100 Fan

Recently I acquired this lovely looking retro fan, probably dating from the 1960s. To be honest, looking lovely is really all it’s good for. The rubbery blades, though doubtlessly very safe, provide very little airflow. But maybe that’s just because this is an old and tired little fan, longing for death and redemption. It only cost me 1,95 euros to …