Friday, April 4, 2008


A few weeks ago, I purchased this "vinyl bowl" at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) Museum Store.

It's made by a company called Vinylux, whose mission is "active participation in the green revolution." According to its Web site:

While literally billions of LPs still exist in the world, most will soon become garbage. Vinylux harvests obsolete piles of records and gives new life to this neglected, but not forgotten, material. Over the past 5 years, we have recycled about 400,000 records - about 120,000 pounds of vinyl and cardboard. Leftover vinyl from coaster production is collected by a plastics recycler and re-processed. Our non-usable album covers are recycled into chipboard. Vinylux is committed to using post-consumer materials whenever possible, as well as non-toxic printing inks and minimal packaging.

While I totally disagree that "most LP's will soon become garbage," because there is, in fact, a rather devout crowd that still listens to vinyl, including myself, I do like many of their products, which range from coasters, to clocks, to picture frames, to snack trays, to ornaments. You just won't be seeing any of my records being turned into art and trinkets anytime soon! But at least I can admire someone else's neglected Frank Sinatra LP turned Kristin's living room art decor.

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