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Mind = blown. Bruno Zamborlin’s Mogees (short for “mosaicing gestural surface”) turns ordinary objects into music. Using contact microphones,  any surface can be changed into an interactive board to trigger audio samples. By recording variations in touch, different gestures become different sounds. You have to see it to believe it.

Hey friends, just wanted to let you know that we are now sharing photos on Instagram! Are you? We're loving this app because it's yet another fun way to stay in touch with our customers. Our username is Agent18, we hope you'll give us a follow! 

We're super excited to be a part of this year's SXSW Music & Film Festival! Every year between March 13th-18th, fans flock to the streets of Austin, TX to see buzzworthy bands, discover fashion trends, and watch up-and-coming films. 

We're really into this bold typography by self-taught Graphic Designer, Ben Johnston. The 24 year old converted wine barrel lids into wall hanging cheeseboards, engraving popular quips into the wood with a laser. A solid round of applause to from us to you, Sir. 


Ok, now we want to pack it all up and move to wide open spaces. Who’s with us? This barn was moved from Canada to Connecticut, where it was repurposed into a rustic modern living space. Wide plank wood floors and exposed beam ceilings make this home extra cozy. Take a look around...

Malaysian artist Hong Yi, aka Red, created this unique portrait of Taiwanese pop star, Jay Chou. Inspired by Chou’s lyrics (the opening line is about lifting a coffee cup off the saucer), Red used hundreds of individual coffee stain rings to tell her story. She noted what a difficult medium coffee was to use, “Too little water and the rings wouldn’t form easily, too much water and the rings would blend into each other, resulting in just a deformed pool of coffee.

Phew, what a trip! We had such a great time at SXSW this year, full of new music and new friends. We hit the streets to photograph Agent18 fans with their cases, and even had the pleasure of interviewing a bunch of awesome bands. (Stay tuned, photos and interviews coming your way soon!)

To celebrate our 8th birthday, we gave iPod Touch cases to a classroom of students in Pasadena, CA. They were so enthusiastic and appreciative, we received "thank you" phone calls, videos, AND notes. We are so touched by their cards, we just had to share them.

See full album on our Facebook page!

Pinterest is our newest obsession! Have you discovered the fun of pinning your favorite things? Now you can re-pin the cases you love, and browse our pinboard for the inspirations behind each case! Give us a follow here, and we'll follow you back!