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Category — DJ Furniture

Vinyl Coasters

People have re-used old vinyl records for all types of purposes, this being just another example…kind of a waste if you ask me.

via Firebox

November 4, 2008   No Comments

Red Bull DJ Table

Red Bull has always shown an active interest in popular youth culture, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise to learn they recently teamed up with Canadian design company Cocoon to make a DJ table that represents “Red Bull’s sponsorship of an actual nightlife experience”, presumably to complement their upcoming contest to crown NYC’s top nightlife promoter.

The table features a backlit logo panel, ventilation for laptops, slots for LP’s and CD booklets, and a rather peculiar cutout on the bottom of the table to feed your cords…find out what I mean after the jump.

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October 24, 2008   No Comments

Wave of Vinyl Records

This impressive sculpture called the “Sound Wave” was created by Korean artist Jean Shin, and is meant to show “the inevitable waves of technology that render each successive generation of recordable media obsolete”.
The piece is a part of The Museum of Art and Design’s exhibit “Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary”

NY Times via Neatorama

September 30, 2008   1 Comment

Record Cabinet by Atocha Design

record cabinet

The Record Cabinet by Atocha Design has me thinking I need to do some remodeling in my living room.

The cabinet has 4 CD drawers, and 6 soft-touch gliding vinyl drawers, each of which can hold up to 95 upright LPs. The top of the cabinet is wide enough to fit a couple of turntables and a mixer, meaning you don’t have to move more than a step to switch records.

On the other hand, at $12,500 I think I would actually have to sell my entire record collection to be able to afford it.

September 19, 2008   No Comments

Worlds Largest Record Collection

worlds largest record collection

Some of you may remember hearing about a guy called Paul Mawhinney several months ago when he put the worlds largest private record collection in the world up for sale on eBay due to advancing age and health problems. Mawhinney started the collection 46 years ago, which has been appraised at about $50 million, and includes more than 200,000 vinyl 45s, 300,000 compact discs and a total of more than 2 million recordings.

Well the sad news is, the eBay auction in february fell through, and even at a (reduced) asking price of a mere $3 million, no one wants to buy it. Or as he puts it “no one gives a damn”.

Here’s a clip from cinematographer Sean Dunn:

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

Read more about it Here

August 20, 2008   2 Comments

Convert YouTube Videos to MP3

I frequently come across videos on YouTube that contain snippets of audio I really want in mp3 form, usually for sampling or for throwing on at the end of a set for comic purposes.

While capturing audio from videos is nothing new, the website VidToMP3 just made it a bit easier. All you do is paste in the URL for the video, wait for the conversion (takes less than 1 minute), and download the mp3. Sweet!!

Here’s the first thing I grabbed.

August 7, 2008   2 Comments

Oldschool-Boombox Pillow

boombox pillow

Thanks to designer Andreas Kraeftner, maintaining one’s B-Boy stance has never been easier, now that we have a the perfect place to rest our head. The pillow features a screenprint of a oldschool JVC boombox, and is the first of Kraeftner’s “Ghettobasics” series.
boombox pillow
It sizes up at 85cm x 45cm x 20cm, and it appears the only way to get one is by contacting Andreas directly through his website.

Happy hunting!

August 6, 2008   2 Comments

Cassette Tape Lamp

cassette tape lamp

Here’s a great idea for what to do with all those old cassette tapes you have boxed up in the closet. The guys at Transparent House took a bunch of translucent cassettes and glued them together to make a phenomenal looking lamp.

cassette tape lamp

Each lamp uses a cool-burning neon light source so the cassettes don’t melt, and better yet, the lamp can cast dramatic shadow patterns on the surrounding walls.

cassette tape lamp

No word on whether the Transparent House dudes will start selling these, but I see no reason why you couldn’t make one yourself.

June 26, 2008   1 Comment

Re-use your old speakers!

Like most other dj’s I have amassed a large amount of music equipment, most of which I don’t use anymore and never got around to selling or giving away. If you happen to have floor speakers that don’t work anymore think twice before trashing them, and convert them into something cool like this dude did. Father Rhyme of Good Rubbish took a pair of Technics SB-2560 and converted them into swing door cabinets. Perfect for stashing records or cd’s!

Via UnPlggd

May 21, 2008   3 Comments