Archive | July, 2013

Soundproofing the kids (room)

9 Jul
Wobedo soundproofing panels

Wobedo soundproofing panels

Thankfully, no one in the four 750-square foot apartments in my building has taken up the drums (yet).  But I (sometimes) feel for my childless neighbors who have to deal with us, especially during that twilight hour before naptime, when all bets are off and the stairs to the second floor take a half hour to maneuver.

Leave it to the Swedes to invent soundproofing equipment that comes in the guise of ‘wall art.’  As far as I can tell, they don’t yet have distribution in the US, but I’m sure someone’s going to figure out a way to bring it over here.  The company is called Wobedo, and it bills itself as the manufacturer of ‘decorative soundabsorbents.’  I think it’s intended for office spaces or libraries, but I see no reason why we couldn’t replace our decals with this foam town:

 

In this room, no one can hear you scream.

In this room, no one can hear you scream.

And check the circles, squares, and mod shapes.

 

60s redux

60s redux

I especially like the freestanding one, but looks a bit too much like a gong for it to have any chance of remaining upright in my house.

big bubbles

big bubbles

There are some other brands listed on this site, but Woolbubbles (TM) are definitely my favorite.  Wonder if they offer bulk discounts?