This quaint Sydney store has tons of old-school vinyl records

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 3 October 2014

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Attention, Sydney hipsters! Everything you’ve ever wanted in a vintage store can be found in Newtown. Revolve Records and Relics, as the name implies, is a specialty store that deals in vinyl records and vintage wares. Once inside you’ll be blown away by the nostalgia of old-school records stacked all over the place.

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A hipster beard comb created out of unwanted vinyl records

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 18 September 2014

Keeping your beard groomed and looking its absolute best takes a lot of work. And if you’ve been sporting a beard for a while, you might know about beard combs-tools especially designed to delicately brush through that facial hair. Well now there’s a new product on the market that not only tackles your beard, but also gets rid of unwanted vinyl records.

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Now you can help build a huge vinyl collection of the Beatle’s White Album

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 5 September 2014

The Beatles released their ninth album, known as The White Album, back in 1968. If you’re a fan of the band, you’ll know that this album was presented in a plain white sleeve-a stark contrast from their previous album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Vinyl’s not dead, it never was: here’s the book to prove it

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Music on Monday 21 July 2014

In recent years the iconic vinyl has been supplanted by compact discs and it’s successors. That is to say, it was supplanted in the minds of the manufacturers at least. In actual fact however, a persistent appreciation for vinyl discs as the primary musical object has endured and flourished decades after it was declared ‘obselete’. […]

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These are the world’s most obsessive album collectors

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 30 May 2014

A few years ago, I accidentally sold six Beatles records (in mint condition) for $1 each at a garage sale. I’ve always wondered what might’ve happened had I not sold them, along with all the other records I sold that day. Maybe I’d have a gigantic vinyl collection. Maybe, just maybe, I’d have a record […]

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Cool shades made from recycled vinyl records

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Friday 23 May 2014

Everyone is upcycling everything these days, so why not vinyl records too? Vinilyze, which crafts handmade eyewear in Hungary out of vinyl records, does just that. Though every pair of these lovelies come with a two-year warranty, rest assured that if you do accidentally break a pair, you can make the legitimate excuse that it […]

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Cocktails and art paired with good old vinyl, delivered to our doorstep? Sign us up!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 15 May 2014

Now this is a record club for modern times. With Vinyl Me, Please, you can get a vinyl record delivered right to your door every month, plus the recipe for a cocktail — not the actual thing, sadly, but you know where to get your best poisons from — and an artwork inspired by the music, so you can pair these off while listening to the record.

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The dark side of the covers by Harvezt

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 April 2014

From the Beatles’ Abbey Road to Nirvana’s Nevermind, these music album covers have one thing in common: they’re iconic and well recognized. Artist Harvezt has taken these popular images and given us a brand new perspective on them by reversing the scenes in his series The Dark Side of the Covers.

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Artist turns a year’s worth of location data into music

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Saturday 27 July 2013

Media artist Brian House just did the unthinkable: he used a personal tracking app to collect all his movements over a year, worked out an algorithm to set the places he visited most to music, then stamped it all on vinyl. In other words, he effectively turned his location data into Quotidian Record, an epic […]

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Pull-out furniture from the walls

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 31 May 2013

Designer Allan Wexler experimented with the Vinyl Milford nearly a decade ago, and it’s still avant-garde in this modern day and age. He transformed one of these ubiquitous vinyl-coated sheet metal storage sheds — a fixture of suburban American backyards — into a guest house, complete with pull-out furniture flushed into the walls. It’s such […]

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Longtable: dishes that mimic vinyl records

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 8 February 2013

Wicka wicka! Bring out your inner DJ and set your (turn) table with these envy-inducing plates. Hailing from Italy, Longplate is a series of cleverly designed dishes that mimic vinyl records. Stylish illustrations are splashed across the plate’s center with sayings like Nice to Meat You and My Bloody Entrecote. Though the collection certainly eggs […]

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Record Revirginizer: Make your vinyl shine

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Thursday 24 January 2013

So you’ve just picked up a seemingly great looking, original press of Lou Reed’s Rock and Roll Animal. You take it home and place down the needle with intense excitement only to find it sounds not very good at all. Your problem – dirt in the grooves. We’ve all been there and we’ve all tried […]

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Just got your favorite album on vinyl? Check this out

Coasts Reader Find

By Coasts in New Products on Thursday 17 January 2013

In a world where pretty much all music is listened to in a digital context, it’s nice to have something physical. Getting your favourite albums on vinyl and actually listening to them in their entirety is something that is often overlooked nowadays. With this turntable you get great sound quality and it also looks pretty […]

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Stickers let you cut along perforated lines of any object

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 17 January 2013

A few words with reality: cut it out! These Sewing Kit vinyl wall stickers by Danish company Ferm Living will — placed strategically — install perforated lines on any object you desire. Haven’t you heard the world is flat?

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Melbourne’s Wax Museum Records

Dylan Truscio Reader Find

By Dylan Truscio in Cool Travel on Monday 30 April 2012

Guy and Tim run Wax Museum Records, a dope joint in Melbourne to dig and find those gems you can’t get anywhere else. I tend to find some of the coolest soul and funk records I have at Wax Museum. They also put on various club nights around Melbourne. There always seems to be a […]

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