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60 Adaptations of Vinyl Records

From Modern 1950s Consoles to Upcycled Vinyl Art

— March 14, 2014 — Tech
Upcycled vinyl ideas range from using the records as decorative wall pieces, to turning the products into self-spinning cleaners. Most people from the 1950s would never even have dreamed that the vinyl record could become so versatile, but developments over the last decade have proved otherwise.

Other than being used to clean one's dishes or hang on the wall, another use for the vinyl record is for fashion purposes. The vinyl handbag cleverly integrates this pastime piece of technology into the design, making for an especially vintage feel. Other designers have used upcycled vinyl for its original purpose, except combined the functioning with new technology. A design by Souri Automaten for example copies music from players back to vinyl instantaneously.
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Meat-Inspired Vinyl Records
Meat-Inspired Vinyl Records
The 'Meat Parade' by Archie McPhee is an Album That Looks Like Meat
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Vinyl Record-Dispensing Booths
Vinyl Record-Dispensing Booths
Jack White's Third Man Record Booth Lets Fans Record Vinyl Records
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Topographic Vinyl Records
Topographic Vinyl Records
'Flat Earth Society' Delivers the Sounds of the Earth on Vinyl
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Upcycled Vinyl Art
Upcycled Vinyl Art
BACK TO BASIC is an Indonesian Art Concept Focusing on Recycling
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Record-Breaking Vinyl Records
Record-Breaking Vinyl Records
The Forum Presented by Chase Reopens with a World's Biggest Bang
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Pizza-Shaped Records
Pizza-Shaped Records
'Fat Boys' Reissue Their Debut 1984 Album as a Pizza That Also Comes in a Box
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Gadget Vinyl Stickers
Gadget Vinyl Stickers
The Whooz Iz It Collection Helps People Identify Their Tech Accessories
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Instant Vinyl Records
Instant Vinyl Records
Souri Automaten Creates Record Machine That Cuts and Plays at the Same Time
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Deluxe Electronic Duo Giftboxes
Deluxe Electronic Duo Giftboxes
The Daft Punk Deluxe Edition Boxes Are Packed with Treats for Fans
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Wooden Laser-Carved Records
Wooden Laser-Carved Records
These Laser-Cut Records by Amanda Ghassaei are Made From Wood
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Pricey Record-Breaking Vinyls
Pricey Record-Breaking Vinyls
The Tommy Johnson 78 RPM From 1930 Breaks Records
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Spinning Vinyl Cleaners
Spinning Vinyl Cleaners
The Spin-Clean Record Washer Brings Your Tunes Back to Life
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Vinyl Record Canopies
Vinyl Record Canopies
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a Shelter in the Form of a Giant Disc
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Commemorative Vinyl Murals
Commemorative Vinyl Murals
Alex Fowkes Celebrates Sony Music's 125th Anniversary
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Vintage Music Converters
Vintage Music Converters
Digitize Your Music into Portable MP3s with the Vinyl Record Converter
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Touchable Turntable Posters
Touchable Turntable Posters
The Urbanears Scratch Poster Turns People Into Interactive DJs
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Ultra-Portable Vinyl Players
Ultra-Portable Vinyl Players
ION's Duo Deck Turntable Lets You Take Vintage Music on the Go
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Vinyl Cassette Hybrids
Vinyl Cassette Hybrids
ION Duo Deck Plays Converts Vintage Music Formats into MP3s
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Visually Pleasing Vinyls
Visually Pleasing Vinyls
Scott Marr Etches Flowery Patterns Into Old Records Using Fire
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Vinyl Record Sci-Fi Art
Vinyl Record Sci-Fi Art
These Star Wars Characters are Immortalized in Vinyl Record Portraits
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Bold Bark Turntables
Bold Bark Turntables
The Barky Turntable is a Nostalgic Favorite
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Luminous Record Players
Luminous Record Players
The McIntosh MT5 Turntable is the Pinnacle of Music Performance
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Vinyl MP3 Converters
Vinyl MP3 Converters
iPod Turntable Transfers Classics from LPs to your Device
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Music-Making Sound Converters
Music-Making Sound Converters
Use Vibrations To Make Homemade Musical Instruments With Sound Pegs
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Record Player Apps
Record Player Apps
The Vinyl Tap for iPad Lets You Kick it Old School
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Vintage Album Chopping Blocks
Vintage Album Chopping Blocks
Vinyl Records Cutting Board is Perfect for the Musical Chef
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$16,500 Opulent Audio Players
$16,500 Opulent Audio Players
The AMG Veilla 12 Handcrafted Turntable is Luxurious
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Vintage Music Novel Holders
Vintage Music Novel Holders
Recycled Vinyl Record Bookends Will Add Spunk to Any Book Shelf
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MP3 Record Players
MP3 Record Players
The iTurntable is Adapted Old Audio Technology for a Revamped Retro Electronic
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Digital Vinyl Record Players
Digital Vinyl Record Players
The Kontor Back to Vinyl Office Turntable Digitally Plays Records
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Sugary Old-School Tunes
Sugary Old-School Tunes
Scottish Band 'Found' Releases Playable Chocolate Record
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Record-Spinning Timers
Record-Spinning Timers
The Turntable Kitchen Timer Adds a Musical Touch to Your Cooking Routine
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Skeletal Vinyl Records
Skeletal Vinyl Records
The Latest Jack White Release is Printed on Old X-Ray Images
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Wall-Mounted Turntables
Wall-Mounted Turntables
Play Suspended Records with the Vertical Vinyl
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Sci-Fi Ship Turntables
Sci-Fi Ship Turntables
This Millennium Falcon Record Player Can Spin Vinyl in Twelve Parsecs
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Upcycled Iconic Vinyl Timepieces
Upcycled Iconic Vinyl Timepieces
Artist Anant Lopas Makes Each Pop Culture Vinyl Clock by Hand
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Punchy Vinyl Packaging
Punchy Vinyl Packaging
The My Wet Calvin Record Set Uses Bold Primary Colors to Seduce Consumers
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Recycled Vinyl Hipster Spectacles
Recycled Vinyl Hipster Spectacles
Spex Wax Vinyl Eyewear is Made From Old Damaged Vinyl Records
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Bold Recycled Vinyl Glasses
Bold Recycled Vinyl Glasses
Vinylize is a Complete Vinyl Reclamation Project
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Turntable Hardcover Notebooks
Turntable Hardcover Notebooks
This Record Player Look-Alike Aims to Reset Creativity
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Vintage Vinyl Dishware
Vintage Vinyl Dishware
Long Plate Lets You Enjoy a Meal Off of a Classic Record
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Music-Playing Paper
Music-Playing Paper
This Musical Paper by 'Uniform' Plays Music on a 'Postcard Player'
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Vintage Vinyl Chests
Vintage Vinyl Chests
Hold Collectible LPs in the Gigantic Stussy x Rhino Trunk Record Box
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Paper Record Players
Paper Record Players
This Minimalist Gramophone is Crafted from Three Basic Materials
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Customized Vinyl Record Devices
Customized Vinyl Record Devices
This New Device Creates Carvings Without Sacrificing Sound
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Sustainable Record Spinners
Sustainable Record Spinners
The Sennheiser Eco-Vinyl Turntable is Made Using Cork and Bioplastic
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Record Playing Tables
Record Playing Tables
The Nomadic Coach Table Keeps Your Prized Possessions Embedded in It
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Reclaimed Record Purses
Reclaimed Record Purses
Anca Irina Lefter's Ch2 Vinyl Purse Designs are Retro-Inspired
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Upcycled Vinyl Record Hubcaps
Upcycled Vinyl Record Hubcaps
Coby Gewertz Turns Old Records into Classic Car Wheels
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Vintage Camera Gadget Covers
Vintage Camera Gadget Covers
The Stickit Skins Collection of Retro Casings Go On in a Snap
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Vintage Portable Music Players
Vintage Portable Music Players
The Crosley Collegiate Turntable Can Convert Vinyls to MP3s
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Concert-inspired Speakers
Concert-inspired Speakers
The Marshall Henwell Celebrates the 50th Anniversary Their First Amp
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Minimalist Modern Vinyl Players
Minimalist Modern Vinyl Players
Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie is a Contemporary Update to a Classic
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Avian Record Graffiti Art
Avian Record Graffiti Art
Kesa Vinyl Silhouettes Capture Birds and Bats in Flights of Freedom
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Wireless Vinyl Players
Wireless Vinyl Players
Golden Era by Koros Benedek is a Minimal and Modern Music Player
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Wooden Vinyl Organizers
Wooden Vinyl Organizers
Laser Cut A-Z Record Dividers Make a Warm New Home for Your Old LPs
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iPod-Inspired Turntables
iPod-Inspired Turntables
The Record Player Reboot Appeals to Lovers of Compact Gadgets
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Modern 1950s Consoles
Modern 1950s Consoles
This All-In-One Music Console by Symbol Audio is an Audio Solution
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Vinyl Record Eyewear
Vinyl Record Eyewear
Vinylize Eyeglasses Repurposes Old Records into Wearable Fashion
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Vinyl Record Lighting
Vinyl Record Lighting
The LP Table Lamp by Genanvendt is Stylishly Retro
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