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Instead of being passed off as a nuisance, the electrical cord is incorporated into this speaker system as an essential component of the design. Designed by industrial design firm caroinfo, the ARIKUI (anteater) tongue doubles as its electric cord. Love the concept and the design!

the original ARIKUI floor lamp

Originally designed in 2003 as a floor lamp, ARIKUI was recently redesigned as ARIKUI Swing, and is slated to go on sale (10,290 yen) at Lemnos in late June 2011.

source: caroinfo blog