I’m always looking at ways to be greener, and I know a lot of readers are too. When I learned that my friends Kevin and Jennie made Recycled Record Art, I was intrigued.
Taking a look at their website, Their bowls and other works of art are a great gift for the person who has it all, or the “greenie” that’s hard to shop for. (BTW, Greenie sounds a lot nicer that hippie or tree-hugger!)
What they were vs. what they are: They were once records, and now they have been re-formed into original works of art that also hold things. We re-shape records from flat and round to bowls, boxes, pencil holders. We’re always looking for new old vinyl and new shapes to forge them into.
At Recycled Record Art, we give old vinyl new life as boxes, bowls and pencil holders — and album covers become notebooks. These records have been waiting for us to re- purpose them and for you to give them a new home. Now you can keep notes, pens, keys or anything you like in classic record albums from the 50s, 60′s 70′s & 80s.
Why we care: Our goal is to keep vinyl out of landfills because it doesn’t decompose — and old records are just too cool to collect dust in someone’s garage. Our mission is to bring these records back into hte light as working pieces of art.
How we choose: People give us records they can’t use any more, we find others at estate sales, and we keep record shop shops on the lookout for records that look good but sound awful. Nice-sounding records go to collector and he truly scratched are resurrected. This way we don’t feel so bad about melting them.
Recycled Record Art has offered to give away a bowl made from Fleetwood Mack’s seminal album Rumors to one of our lucky readers!
There is just one easy step to enter:
1- Visit Recycled Record Art and find a record that you used to own. Then come back here and leave a comment with the record’s name. If you’re a youngin’ and have never owned a record, leave a comment of an album/tape/8 track/cd that you owned and loved as a kid.
For extra entries:
Like Recycled Record Art on Facebook. Leave a comment here letting us know you’ve done it.
Like Ca Coupon Diva on Facebook. Leave a comment here letting us know you’ve done it.
A winner will be chosen at random from the entries on 11/30/12.
And if you are in the San Diego, Ca area, you can check out Recycled Record Art’s goodies at:
- Studio Maureen, 2963 Beech Street San Diego, CA 92102, (619) 233-6679
- Perspectives at Moonlight Beach, 90 N Pacific Coast Hwy 101, # 213, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 487-1013