I never thought that speakers could give me the same feeling that I get when I see a beautifully designed car, but some of the entries in C4DCafe's speaker rendering challenge have done just that (and some of them are just plain weird). The only problem is that putting one of these designs in my home would make all my other stuff look like crap. Hit the link to check out all of the designs along with the winners. [C4DCafe Challenge and Winners via AudioJunkies]
The problem with speaker designs like these are that they are done by people who have no idea what a good speaker driver looks like. Looking through the gallery, I see a ton of what appears to be salvaged woofer drivers from a discarded 80's "free with stereo purchase" speakers, complete with ribbed pulp paper cone and shiny center dustcap.
These guys should go out there and find some modern high performance drivers to model - they look damn sexy from any angle.