Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Electric cars, Record Store Day, debunking Star Trek theories and more in our look at the web

1. Star Wars + Record Store Day Milestone Anniversary Turntable In celebration of the 10th annual Record Store Day, as well as the 40th anniversary of the very first “Star Wars” film, Crosley Radio has made a limited edition record player. Only for sale at select retailers who are taking part in 2017’s Record Store Day, the turntable is the brand’s Cruiser Deluxe—a portable player …

Star Wars + Record Store Day Milestone Anniversary Turntable

In celebration of the 10th annual Record Store Day, as well as the 40th anniversary of the very first “Star Wars” film, Crosley Radio has made a limited edition record player. Only for sale at select retailers who are taking part in 2017’s Record Store Day, the turntable is the brand’s Cruiser Deluxe—a portable player that includes full-range speakers. Available on Saturday 22 April for …

Flipbin Brings Your Favorite Vinyl Records to the Front

A sizable, angled display for easy listening and viewing

There is a myriad of record storage and organizing designs out there but the recently launched flipbin—currently funding on Kickstarter—grabbed our attention. Manufactured in Chicago, the aluminum storage unit is angled (supported by another bent aluminum kickstand) for easy browsing and protective storage, and further doubles as a great display. It’s meant to complement your shelves and shelves of vinyl by serving as the place …

Atmo Sfera Platterless Turntable Spins Vinyl in the Air

The record player of the future is here

Chicago’s Gramovox already defied gravity with their vertical Floating Record Player, and now Italian start-up Audio Deva offers their own “upside-down” take on a turntable. It eschews the basic design that has “remained the same for about a century.” The thinking goes, the heavier the platter and plinth, the more vibrations that can be absorbed and overall a more stable speed (Fern & Roby made …

Wesley & Kemp’s Record Easel

The new Detroit-based brand launches with a selection of lifestyle products made in Michigan

Freshly launched lifestyle company Wesley & Kemp shows off the spirit of Detroit and the Midwest, and incorporates collaborations with local artists and makers like Michigan’s Mercy Supply. The standout from Wesley & Kemp’s debut collection of thoughtfully designed goods has to be their patent-pending A-Frame Record Easel. Made in Michigan from powder-coated steel, the simple and clean stand displays album covers upright, offering visual …