Programmable doorbell blends soothing chimes with real wood craftsmanship

We're constantly on the lookout for new doorbell ideas. This one by designer Mike Skene lines up 13 aluminum chimes in an tree-hugging, high-touch sycamore frame. Order the chimes in various configurations and octaves, and then you can program them to ring out the songs of your choice. Mike foresees downloading ringtones to the doorbell from an application such as iTunes.

This chic design might fit in beautifully in a well-appointed home. It's an all-natural look, playing back soothing sounds from Zen-like chimes.

Nice, but wouldn't it be more versatile to have a high-fidelity speaker inside, so you could play back any sound you desire? Call it YourBell. Just an idea.

Via Yanko Design