Friday, September 12, 2014

For Vinyl Record Lovers: 3 More Ways to Store the LPs

storage cubes for vinyl LPs
Photos of Simple Wood Goods by Steve Paszt, Paszt photography

Vinyl lovers are always looking for good ways to store the LPs, so I’m glad to have a number of new options to share. While none of these are intended for huge collections, they can work for those with more modest needs. (For those with the huge collections, see the related posts listed below.)

First, let's admire these stackable storage cubes from Simple Wood Goods, hand made in Cincinnati, Ohio.

storage cube for vinyl records, with lid down

The cubes come in eight colors; custom wood stains are available, too. The acrylic lids can be kept up (for easy access) or down (for less dust, a cleaner look, and easier moving).

apple crate storage for vinyl records

Plantabox provides personalized record storage crates, made from sustainable FSC pine. The boxes are available in the pine color, or with one of seven stains. You get them directly from Plantabox, or through Not on the High Street. [via Retro To Go]

leather vinyl record storage box

TukTuk has leather record boxes, lined with cotton, in two sizes: 7-inch and 12-inch; there are five color options. Each one holds about 60 records. [via Retro To Go]

Related Posts:
Storing the Vinyl Record Collection: What to Do with the LPs
Record Album Storage: A Stunning Cabinet and Other Options
Storing the Vinyl Records: Options for LP Collections of All Sizes
For Vinyl Record Fans: 6 More Options for Storing the LPs
For Those Who Love Their Vinyl: LP Record Storage

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2015 Wall Calendars for Animal Lovers

cat and dog photos from 2015 calendar supporting animal rescue

You may not be thinking about 2015 calendars yet — but if you love cats and dogs, I’ve got two calendars you may want to look at now. Both raise money for rescue operations, and at least one of the two is available in limited quantities.

The calendar above comes from Castaway Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.), and I think the photos are stunning. C.A.R.E. is a “nonprofit 501-C (3) no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary that specializes in rescuing sick, injured, and abused animals in the Ozarks.”

Jan 2015 page of calendar supporting animal rescue - cat photo

The pages have some minimal advertising — one small ad at the bottom of each month — which doesn’t seem too obtrusive to me.

The calendars will be available in the organization’s Missouri adoption centers in the fall and winter, but perhaps (with a proper donation) they could also get mailed out. They're only $10 each. I don’t know the photographer’s name, but I'm asking — and will update this post when I get more information. Update: The photographer is Susan VanDoren, who donated her time to put together the photo shoots and the calendar.

And then there’s the celebrity pet adoption calendar from Anne and Will Wheaton. You get one when you make a donation of $40 or more to support the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA through its fundraising effort, the Wiggle Waggle Walk, held on Sept. 28. The calendars are limited to one per household.