Wood. From kindling to building to uh, morning, it’s quite the versatile substance, no? Of course don’t forget its tonal properties, as evidenced by the JMC Soundboard ($6,500), a unique speaker designed to produce sound the same way a quality acoustic guitar does. 350-year-old spruce, specially sourced from the Swiss Risoud Forest, is used for each unit, providing impeccable response to vibrations and filling the room with rich audio. Equally impressive is the design, which looks stunning while creating an omni-directional wave of sound. The manufacturer doesn’t explicitly say this, but we will: Don’t play anything by Ke$ha through this.