Vinyl biking

Many of us (at least here in The Netherlands) put on music while biking. But did you know soon it might be possible to spin vinyl records by simply riding your bike? Thanks to  designers Liat Azulay (also founder of Ludduvudde), Merel Slootheer, Pieter Frank de Jong and Vincent Beijersbergen this is a dream slowly becoming reality. Feats Per Minute is a bike that combines three things I love: design, biking and vinyl!

They have built their first prototype and hope they will have a Feats per Minute in every city soon. Can’t wait!

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Vinyl Love

Collecting vinyl is a little hobby of mine. I love going to flea markets and discover amazing records from the ’70 or ’80, but I also buy new vinyl every once in a while. Of course I’m not the only one, and there are tons of people where the love for vinyl goes much deeper. Those people will love To Have & To Hold, ” a 90 min ‘musicmentory’ to celebrate the age of vinyl records…including interviews, fresh graphics and good music (directed by Jony Lyle for Goosepimple Productions 2010).” A little preview of what to expect:

There’s also a Facebook page where you can stay tuned for the latest updates and pictures.

Sleeveface: Vinyl art

Golden toilet with old recordsI love old LPs and am collecting them for quite some time already. And since a few months, I can even listen to them when I got a new LP-player :-) I don’t only collect LPs for the great music or that wonderful scratchy sound, but also because of the great design of the sleeves. In one of the first student-house where I lived, I even painted the toilet gold and covered the entire walls with old records!

Sleeveface John Lennon

This week, I saw another initiative in a newspaper on how to be creative with LPs, or more exactly, the sleeves. The idea is simple: take a sleeve, take a face and obscure or augment any part of your body with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion. The result is often strikingly good or just plain hilarious. I included a sleeveface of John Lennon which shows how simple it can be, but how cool the result is. You can visit the official website or check their facebook page for more great examples. Inspired and don’t know how to make your own sleeveface? Check this video.