Having a high-quality audio system shouldn't require that your house be dominated by obnoxiously huge speakers -- indeed, that's a job for the obnoxiously loud house coming out of them. Rid your home of its Best Buy showroom-iness, with artful speakers from Richard Grant. Seamlessly tucked inside hand-finished, waterproof shells designed to resemble iconic artifacts from the world over, Grant's London-made, high-performance speakers boast "cinema surround quality", which is presumably what audiences over there use to understand what Jason Statham is saying. Some of the best include: Italian Portraiture This statuesque model is in the process of being reconfigured to house a smaller, less expensive drive unit, and was inspired by a bust of Roman emperor Lucius Verus, which is weird since he's not depicted in handcuffs or anything. Droid Looking like a futuristic spaceship, these speakers are inspired by the work of a lauded maker of fine china, meaning they're best left to sit in a cupboard until you've got something really classy to play. War Head Standing on three legs (with the actual speaker hidden), this number's inspired by a tribal Ghanaian face-piece called an "ancestor mask", also a life strategy likely to be used by any descendants of David Schwimmer. Just kidding, no way he actually gets to procreate. And as apparently the anthropologically styled speaker business is booming, Grant promises to release nearly 10 new designs in the next month or so, including an Egyptian scarab, a fossilized nautilus shell, and a Gothic lion head, meaning that just like someone whose speakers are constantly bumping loud techno, your house can be full of pride.
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