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Maybe it’s a natural reaction to working on the Internet, but I feel like I’m becoming more attached to older technology and physical objects. Don’t worry, I’m not going full Steampunk on you, but things like vinyl records have a quaint, retro appeal. I bought my boyfriend a little Crosley portable turntable for Christmas, and I’m surprised how much we use it now. We must have purchased at least 20 records already! The only downside is what to do with them when they’re not in use. That’s where this Volume Storage and Display Unit from Test Collective would come in handy.

record unit

I love that this piece is both decorative and practical. There’s ample room for the turntable on top, record storage underneath and those clever slots for showing off the really cool or arty covers. (I’d put our M83, St. Vincent and Al Green up there, for sure.)

How about you? Do you still own any vinyl? If so, what’s your favorite thing to listen to? Or your favorite album cover?

[Via: Dwell]

6 Responses

  1. Sheds says:

    Now a day technology will day by day increase in every field and competitions will be create.Older technology in music recorder is really great.It great gift to get it.

  2. CplusE says:

    That storage and display unit is gorgeous! I especially like the fact that it is made of bamboo. We still have lots of old vinyl albums. We don't play them often, but there are a few that we've never found on CD or even cassette tapes and I listen to them occasionally. My favorite is an old calypso album we bought in the Caribbean called "Conch Ain't Got No Bones ….. and others". Calypso songs are happy, funny, and sometimes downright naughty (google "Big Bamboo" by The Jolly Boys on YouTube if you want a good laugh).

    There are so many good album covers out there, but one of my favorites has to be Cher in a slinky black dress holding a slinky black cat on the "Dark Lady" album:

    http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=324363

    I have to admit that the quality of those old vinyl albums is not great, but that seems to be part of their charm!

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  4. Rachael says:

    Not into vinyl, but I can definitely appreciate that storage/display unit! I think it is very clever that they have the slats in the top so that you can display your faves.

    Rachael http://thethriftypicker.blogspot.com/

  5. Rick Legrand says:

    Here is an affordable vinyl record cabinet for the serious collector: http://ecowood-designs.com/

  6. Bill G, Houston, TX says:

    It's more than 2 1/2 years later, and I'm wondering what you ended up using to store your vinyl. Our situation is a bit different, as we have more like 1,200 albums, plus almost that many CDs and about 120 cassettes. As empty-nesters, it looks like our best option will be to have a spare closet fitted with shelving and electrical wiring.

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