THE JUKE­BOX IN A BIS­CUIT TIN

Herworld (Singapore) - - GREAT STUFF -

This is not a box of Hup Seng Cream Crackers. It is The Mem­ory Sound Box, a recharge­able juke­box in a Hup Seng Cream Crackers tin. De­signed by Yu Yah-Leng of de­sign agency For­eign Pol­icy De­sign Group and The So­cial Co., a col­lec­tive that does char­i­ta­ble projects, it has 77 tracks from the ’60s to the late ’ 90s ( yup, they in­clude songs by Teresa Teng, the Bee Gees, Ste­vie Won­der and The Beach Boys). To play, press any of the 18 but­tons on the front. From http://the­so­cialco.sg for $500. Pro­ceeds go en­tirely to the Alzheimer’s Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion.

Al­though no money is re­quired to play the mu­sic, The Mem­ory Sound Box has a side slot of the right size for 50-cent coins, which means the tin dou­bles as a piggy bank.

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