Trendspotter: The Return of the Record Cabinet

Trendspotter: The Return of the Record Cabinet

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 26, 2010

We're not sure if it's the retro modern trend in 2008 coming back with a vengeance, but it seems like Craigslist's full of them, everyone's picking them up at Urban Outfitters, and friends are starting to tweet about how they just discovered The Shins over their wonderful weekend of vintage shopping. What's this wonderful thing everyone's crazy about? Well, the record cabinet, of course!

Personally, we dig the vintage flavor and general aesthetics of the record cabinet. Heck - we've seen it re-purposed time and time again into wonderful pieces like the sexy lookin' nightstand seen above. Drool.

However, there's nothing like picking up a well-taken care of piece of aged technology that has survived the test of time and then placing it in a setting where most individuals would have already forgotten what the sound of raw vinyl is like.

For me, I'm excited to be moving in with a couple of music lovers who cherish music as much as I do. The benefits have already started to show; in our living room is a curated listening collection that combines their portable vinyl setup with my dedicated home theater speakers. A mini Close-Up... coming soon!

[Image: NFSA Australia]

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