The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

An Attic Advent: 23rd December 2009

Whoops - nearly forgot today's advent surprise!

Magno Wooden Radio - Mini Edition (Design Museum)

Designed by Singgih Kartono, 2009

A brand new version of the bestselling wooden radios, now in a cool and cute mini edition!

Hand-crafted in an Indonesian farming village, the Magno AM/FM radio has a highly appealing mix of retro and modern styling.

Each wooden radio is made in an environmentally sustainable production process, which covers fair social standards for workers. The profits from the sale of the radios to the Design Museum Shop support the development of a plantation surrounding the production facility, including the ongoing education of 30 young people in handicraft and work skills.

Only new growth plantation wood is used and for every tree that is used in production, a new one is planted.

Naturally Harvested New Growth Wood


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