During the initial stages of designing the TSX70/80, three female designers spent one week living and working together on this project in Tokyo. They toured around places like Aoyama and Akihabara and discussed their notes when they returned, a process they repeated over and over. These designers then took the mass of information they had collected to create a color image board containing all the colors they had encountered in their survey, and investigated what colors and textures people welcomed in their everyday lives. We conducted this study because we thought that “private” audio devices like the TSX should harmonize with the atmosphere of a room, and blend in with the items and interior of living spaces. Familiar colors and textures and a simple form were therefore key in giving shape to this “gentle” presence. The TSX-70 and TSX-80 each have their own distinct characters. The top and sides of the TSX-70 feature curved, powder-coated metal, giving it a boyish, gadget-style air. The TSX-80 is a more elegant model with soft colors and curving lines inspired by the waste of a violin. Unique coating techniques have been used to add undulation to the surfaces of the TSX-70, with each of its available three colors possessing its own characteristic feel. Conversely, the TSX80 is neither smooth nor rough, employing a textured surface that is pleasant to the touch with three colors of its own to choose from, each with knobs chosen to match, reflecting the designers café in selecting elegant, soft colors and textures for even the subtlest of areas.