Posts tagged records
8:58 am - Fri, Nov 2, 2012
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Aroha Silhouettes's pieces made from reclaimed vinyl records, but they make such a bold, modern statement.

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Aroha Silhouettes's pieces made from reclaimed vinyl records, but they make such a bold, modern statement.

11:55 am - Fri, Sep 14, 2012
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What do you do when you have a whole heap of scratched up 78s?You carve in new information, and hope that the people understand.

(via 78’s on the Behance Network)
We’ve highlighted lots of projects/pieces here that reuse records, but 78s? That might be new… 

What do you do when you have a whole heap of scratched up 78s?
You carve in new information, and hope that the people understand.

(via 78’s on the Behance Network)

We’ve highlighted lots of projects/pieces here that reuse records, but 78s? That might be new… 

2:02 pm - Tue, Jun 5, 2012
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New uses for old records (continued): iPhone cases.
From Wrecords by Monkey (whose light switch covers we featured previously here).

New uses for old records (continued): iPhone cases.

From Wrecords by Monkey (whose light switch covers we featured previously here).

1:08 pm
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Here’s another spin on old records:
Turn vintage vinyl record albums into storage racks.
This rack, from RetiredRecords on Etsy, was made from seven LPs: six albums form cubbyholes to hold wine bottles and/or other items; a seventh album is attached to the bottom for support.
DIY inspiration for some of you?

Here’s another spin on old records:

Turn vintage vinyl record albums into storage racks.

This rack, from RetiredRecords on Etsy, was made from seven LPs: six albums form cubbyholes to hold wine bottles and/or other items; a seventh album is attached to the bottom for support.

DIY inspiration for some of you?

11:23 am
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Here’s another new spin on old records: 
GIN Art & Design’s lamps made from vintage 45 rpm records. 
(via GIN Art & Design at ICFF)

Here’s another new spin on old records

GIN Art & Design’s lamps made from vintage 45 rpm records. 

(via GIN Art & Design at ICFF)

10:21 am - Fri, May 25, 2012
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DIY project du jour:
Top a side table with an old vinyl record. (An unplayable one, preferably!) For a tutorial, hop over to TheFlourishingAbode. 
The table in the photo reminds me of this stool — with an old album for its seat — that Brian spotted in Sweden last year.
If you missed any of our earlier posts on creative new uses for records, look for them here. 
(photo via TheFlourishingAbode; spotted on Pinterest here)

DIY project du jour:

Top a side table with an old vinyl record. (An unplayable one, preferably!) For a tutorial, hop over to TheFlourishingAbode

The table in the photo reminds me of this stool — with an old album for its seat — that Brian spotted in Sweden last year.

If you missed any of our earlier posts on creative new uses for records, look for them here

(photo via TheFlourishingAbode; spotted on Pinterest here)

1:42 pm - Sat, May 12, 2012
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Put a new spin on an old vinyl record: Transform it into a clock. 

Friend of Unconsumption Tiffany Threadgould — you might remember she created items for our Uncollection — shows us how in this video.

You’ll need an old vinyl record (preferably an unplayable one — why use one that’s still good?!), scrap paper, glue, scissors, and a clock mechanism (perhaps you have one from an unwanted clock?).

(via RePlayGround)

See also:

  • Previous Unconsumption record-related posts here.
  • If turning a book into a clock interests you, see our earlier post about that here.
8:52 am - Tue, Mar 20, 2012
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Philadelphia-based Vinylux makes mirrors, photo frames, coasters, bookends, and other items from records that are “past their playing prime.” Vinyl scrap left over from Vinylux’s production ultimately gets made into new records.

Philadelphia-based Vinylux makes mirrors, photo frames, coasters, bookends, and other items from records that are “past their playing prime.” Vinyl scrap left over from Vinylux’s production ultimately gets made into new records.

2:23 pm - Thu, Feb 9, 2012
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(Spotted on one of Nancy Smith’s Pinterest boards. Idea and photo from the Something Created Every Day blog.)

(Spotted on one of Nancy Smith’s Pinterest boards. Idea and photo from the Something Created Every Day blog.)

5:38 pm - Thu, Oct 27, 2011
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Upcycling idea du jour:
Use old/unplayable records as charger plates. 
(The table scene pictured above is from a music-themed wedding, via Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog.)
For other uses of old albums, check out earlier Unconsumption posts here.

Upcycling idea du jour:

Use old/unplayable records as charger plates. 

(The table scene pictured above is from a music-themed wedding, via Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog.)

For other uses of old albums, check out earlier Unconsumption posts here.

1:50 pm - Mon, Aug 22, 2011
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Sit and spin! I spotted these great stools at “Coffee Room,” a little café in Smögen, Sweden. Such a nice reuse of old records that add character to the seating.

Sit and spin! I spotted these great stools at “Coffee Room,” a little café in Smögen, Sweden. Such a nice reuse of old records that add character to the seating.

1:17 pm - Fri, Aug 19, 2011
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London designer Paul Cocksedge moulds discarded vinyl records into a range of amplifiers for smartphones.
Cocksedge will make some of them as part of a live performance on 27 August at Ron Arad’s Curtain Call installation at the Roundhouse [in London], where guests can bring their own LPs for transformation.

(via Dezeen)
See also: Earlier record-related Unconsumption posts here.

London designer Paul Cocksedge moulds discarded vinyl records into a range of amplifiers for smartphones.

Cocksedge will make some of them as part of a live performance on 27 August at Ron Arad’s Curtain Call installation at the Roundhouse [in London], where guests can bring their own LPs for transformation.

(via Dezeen)

See also: Earlier record-related Unconsumption posts here.

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