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51 Vinylvations That Prove PVC Makes Life Better

— February 9, 2009 — Eco
Vinyl is everywhere. Vinyl is a type of plastic made from ethylene and chlorine. The combination is Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) resin, and is commonly called ‘vinyl’ for short. It’s mostly made of elements from common salt, so it is easier on the environment than some materials. Still, 43% of its make-up is petroleum-based, so it’s not the ‘perfect’ material.

First invented in 1920 when "living better through chemistry" was the motto of the day, scientists wanted a cost-effective, durable material from which to make everyday products. It can be recycled.

Many of the Trend Hunter finds gathered here are made of recycled or re-purposed vinyl, all of them are interesting and some are pure fun.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Vinyl Gets A Second Life
Vinyl Gets A Second Life
Music Becomes Fashion
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SPF50 Glass Sun Roof
SPF50 Glass Sun Roof
The Mustang 2009 Convertible
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48
Vinyl Records Making a Comeback
Vinyl Records Making a Comeback
36% Rise in Sales
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47
Vinyl Lace Tablecloths
Vinyl Lace Tablecloths
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46
Pandas for Tragedy Relief
Pandas for Tragedy Relief
YOKA SC for China Earthquake
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45
Life-Size Model Cars in Bubbles
Life-Size Model Cars in Bubbles
CarCapsule
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44
Unbranding Stickers
Unbranding Stickers
DeBranded Home Labels
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43
Packing Tape as a Beauty Accessory
Packing Tape as a Beauty Accessory
The Body Tape
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42
Porky Accessories
Porky Accessories
The Bacon Watch Ensures You Always Know When It's Breakfast Time
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41
Packing Tape With Attitude
Packing Tape With Attitude
Cheeky Adhesives
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40
Keyboard Accessories
Keyboard Accessories
The QWERTY Pocketbook
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39
Vintage Record Bowls
Vintage Record Bowls
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38
Laser Cut Records As Wall Fashion
Laser Cut Records As Wall Fashion
Ideia Revives Vinyl
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artiKIDS Wall Decals
artiKIDS Wall Decals
Boost Your Kid's Creations Into Art For The Home
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36
Space Invaders Wall Decals
Space Invaders Wall Decals
Space Up Your Wall
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35
Packing Tape Portraits
Packing Tape Portraits
Mark Khaisman Tapeworks
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34
Component Furniture
Component Furniture
Customize Your Living Room
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33
Gorillaz Vinyl Figures
Gorillaz Vinyl Figures
Oom Shaka Shaka
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32
Inflatable Photo Frames
Inflatable Photo Frames
The Instant Masterpiece
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31
ToyGiants Book
ToyGiants Book
A Journey Into the World of Bizarre Vinyl Art Toys
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30
Guerrilla Trashcan Makeovers
Guerrilla Trashcan Makeovers
The Five Black Bins Project
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29
Macabre Mini Busts
Macabre Mini Busts
The Family Skulls by Brian Morris
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28
Listening to Classic Fairy Tales
Listening to Classic Fairy Tales
Politically Incorrect Delights for Rebel Parents
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27
DIY Branded Toys
DIY Branded Toys
Custom-Made Munnys for Corporate Holiday Celebrations
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26
Vinyl Record Resurgences
Vinyl Record Resurgences
Musicians Embrace the Old Black Magic of the SLP Record
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25
Pimp out Your Poop Tank
Pimp out Your Poop Tank
Vinyl Decals Let You Flush with Creativity
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24
Pimp Your Laptop (Part 4)
Pimp Your Laptop (Part 4)
Tiled Laptops From Laptopskins
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23
From DJs to Designer Toys
From DJs to Designer Toys
Daft Punk's Newest Vinyl
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22
Edgy Eco-Accessories
Edgy Eco-Accessories
Recycled Rock-and-Roll Wrist Cuffs From Drink Cans and LPs
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21
Camouflaged Public Art
Camouflaged Public Art
Los Angeles' Disguised Utility Boxes
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20
Branded Streetwear Supercars
Branded Streetwear Supercars
The Bathing Ape Bugatti
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19
Records As A Canvas
Records As A Canvas
Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen
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18
Stripping on Highways
Stripping on Highways
Sexy Levi's 501 Billboard
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17
Personalized Kitchen Floors
Personalized Kitchen Floors
Vinyl Contact Paper Makes Any Surface Your Canvas
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16
Floral Wall Decals
Floral Wall Decals
Modern Feminine Decor from Todo Lifestyle
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15
Skins for Snowboards
Skins for Snowboards
DIY Deck Facelifts
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14
Small Space Living Wall Decals
Small Space Living Wall Decals
Can't Have It, Stick It
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13
Candy-Colored Floor Decor
Candy-Colored Floor Decor
Trippy Vinyl Tape Art
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12
Jewelry from Recycled Vinyl Records
Jewelry from Recycled Vinyl Records
Aroha Silhouettes Necklaces
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11
Retro Kitchen Fashion
Retro Kitchen Fashion
Glamour Girl Vintage-Inspired Aprons by Carolyns Kitchen
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10
Nintendo Wall Decals
Nintendo Wall Decals
Blik Surface Graphics
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9
Designer Car Wraps
Designer Car Wraps
Toyota IQ Vinyl Designs
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8
Reborn Babies
Reborn Babies
Freakishly Real Fake Babies
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7
Wearing Extra Skin Layers
Wearing Extra Skin Layers
Lycraboy's "Second Skin" Body Suits
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6
Recycled Record Sculptures
Recycled Record Sculptures
10 Reinvented Vintage Vinyls
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5
Exotic Public Exhibitions
Exotic Public Exhibitions
International Trade Show Features Provocative Fashions and Adult Toys
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4
Adhesive Wall Art
Adhesive Wall Art
Vinyl Wall Graphics by Single Stone Studios
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3
Manga Car Wraps
Manga Car Wraps
The 'Ita G Festa' Show in Japan
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2
Movie Character Obsessions
Movie Character Obsessions
The Twilight Dolls
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1
10 Optical Illusion Wall Decals
10 Optical Illusion Wall Decals
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