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BOHEMIAN GUITARS

Hi, I’m Roberto, one of the founders of El Autobus, and I’m writing today’s BusPicks about one of the things we really love around here: making music! Jamming time is one of our favorite moments of the week, so, this post has to do with music, and design, and ideas, and a new brand I’ve been following that radiates the kind of good vibe that we love.

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Motor Oil Guitar. $299

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Motor Oil Guitar. $299

Bohemian Guitars inspiration came to brothers Adam and Shaun Lee from the "blik kitaar" a home made guitar that uses an empty oil can for its body and is commonly played in the townships of their hometown of Johannesburg and all over Southern Africa. They started their project to turn these artisanal guitars into professional sounding instruments with a kickstarter campaign in 2013.

Oil can guitars as seen on Hypepotamus

Oil can guitars as seen on Hypepotamus

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Honey. $299

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Honey. $299

Bohemian “oil can guitars”  use simple materials, craftsmanship and great aesthetics to make an affordable guitar with an incredible metallic sound.  I stumbled into them thru a G. Love video and was hooked to their sound and design.

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Honey

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Honey

Their sustainability efforts are nice too: For each Bohemian Guitar sold, one tree is planted in the developing world, thanks to a partnership with Trees For The Future. Also, there are Bohemian models made with reclaimed wood, vintage oil cans and old guitar parts.

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Moonshine. $299

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Moonshine. $299

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Surf Wax. $299

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Surf Wax. $299

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Motor Oil. $299

Bohemian Guitars - Boho Motor Oil. $299

I hope my next post can be a video of a Bus-Jam with an actual Bohemian Guitar. Until we get one, there are some very cool videos on the web of ‘bohemians’ shredding the guitar’s bluesy raw sound.  (And more than a few great videos of people building their own traditional oil can guitars; maybe that’s the one we are gonna have!).

See ya.
R.


Post by Roberto Fonfria

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Bohemian Guitars

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Bohemian Guitars
Hypepotamus

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YOUR WORKSPACE AS
A SECOND HOME

Hello! I’m Luis “Threz” Palencia, Graphic Designer at El Autobus, I’d like to talk with you guys about something pretty important for us as designers: The Workspace.

It’s important when working to have a space that allows us to feel at ease and represent our personality. In the creative world, our ability to be innovative and find that “moment of inspiration” is determined by our environment and the energy around us.  With that said, we set out to look for workspace options that can help create an optimal environment that reflects our personality and makes for a more comfortable and productive environment.

Analog Memory Desk

Perfect for those who prefer pencil and paper before any other option. 1,100 yards of paper that serve as a place to jot down notes or sketch that spur of the moment idea. In a time where life moves at such a furious pace, its great to have a place to keep our most important inspiration and details at a moments notice.

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Refold Desk

Constructed from recycled cardboard, Refold offers an innovative and sustainable approach to our workspace. Believing in the need to generate a real change not only in the environment, but in our personal spaces as well, Refold offers a standing desk for people who sit all day at work. Working while standing can help combat a sedentary lifestyle while encouraging physical activity, without interrupting your workflow. You can customize the appearance of the desk anyway you like, taking advantage of the cardboard surface, it’s like a blank canvas.  It can be assembled and disassembled in a matter of minutes and is completely portable.

Refold Desk

Refold Desk

Refold Desk

Refold Desk

Worknest

Our mood and needs are variables in our daily lives; having the ability to shape them to improve our work is important. The Worknest’s modular pieces allow us to add or remove elements according to our needs or mood. Worknest is a fully customizable modular desk that allows us to optimize our work environment to our specific needs.

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Hope you guys liked this post and got inspired to update your workspace. I’ll be sharing more stuff every week. Stay tuned!


Post by Luis Palencia - Threz

 

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kcamara.com/ANALOG-MEMORY-DESK
refold.co
behance.net/gallery/9025739/WORKNEST

 

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Analog Memory Desk - kcamara.com/ANALOG-MEMORY-DESK
Refold - refold.co
Worknest - behance.net/gallery/9025739/WORKNEST

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