Things I think are scathingly brilliant: Bob Grawi

Chess in the round Bob Grawi

Chess in the round by Bob Grawi

Living as I do with a games nut who is particularly partial to chess, this is a must have!   A fantastic looking board also appeals to the aesthetically inclined.   I found this gem whilst browsing for handmade musical instruments as the very talented inventor of this game also makes all manner of other things.  Included amongst his creations is this wonder:

Gravicord by Bob Grawi

Gravikord by Bob Grawi

This is the ‘Gravikord’ , an electric double harp developed from the West African kora; patented & trademarked by Bob Grawi.  Innovative & a beautiful design.   Take a look at these & some of Bob’s other amazing work at his online store NewMuse

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