I love this series of simple video interviews with Rupert Neve from Rupert Neve Designs. Here he discusses creating his first transistor-based mixer.
I just bought the crazy app for my iPhone by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers called Bloom. It creates, or allows you to create, ambient type music on your iPhone or iPod touch. It's well thought out and a blast to mess with. It's nice to see people creating instruments for a platform which don't attempt to emulate "real world" instruments. Hit the iTunes store to learn more. Only $3.99.