Posted on August 30 2016
This year we're excited to be joining some of San Francisco's coolest record labels, music makers and vinyl enthusiasts for a record fair unlike any other. The event will be on November 6th, and will feature DJs, over 30 different labels, vinyl from local stores, as well as some great raffles.
Posted on August 02 2016
Designer Meg Lewis recently moved to Minneapolis and started sharing a few photo peeks into her new home, which she shares with her husband and to my delight, a record collection too. While the vinyl caught my eye, the design-duo have a delightful, warm and carefully designed home. I recently caught up with Meg to learn a little more about her musical tastes, and to take a deeper look at her collection.
Posted on May 30 2016
Its no secret that I love getting lost in a little bit of in-depth organizing, especially when it comes to other people's collections. I view collections a bit like miniature personal museums- they are the physical evidence of an individual's life. A collection is a person's memories, their interests, passions and their impulses.
I think a physical collection (no matter the content) says so much about a person's values and interests-- I am delighted to be "invited in" to other people's collections to help organize them. Collections can be full of regrets and passionate emotions, they can be a window into someone's experiences- which can be both puzzling and illuminating in sometimes equal measure. Collections can be evolving or static, but above all, they are personal.
One very public collection that I have both admired and had the benefiting of enjoying for many years, is the media library at KEXP. If you aren't famililar with KEXP, GeekWire has a great write up by Kurt Schlosser about KEXP's project to digitize and preserve the library.
Late last year we helped KEXP organize their 7" and 12" vinyl collections with a couple of custom sets of record dividers to celebrate the move into their new studio. The 10 + 12" collection is organized by both genre and alphabet, with impressive floor to ceiling shelves that hold the collection. We worked with KEXP Librarian Dylan Flesch, to make all custom dividers- about 9 genre dividers, 2 sets of vertical A-Z 45s dividers, as well as a custom matching set of tabbed horizontal A-Z dividers.
I've shared a handful of behind the scenes photos of the custom dividers in production, as well as an interview with KEXP Librarian, Dylan Flesch. Read on for more!
Posted on May 23 2016
If you don't like to organize your vinyl collection alphabetically, thats ok, we get it! Record organization can be a very personal thing, which is why we offer plenty of other record divider panels to help you customize the perfect set to help sort your catalog. In addition to a list of about 50+ standard genre options, we also offer combination genre panels (like Pop/Rock), decade panels, experience-based panels (Dinner Party, anyone?) and a full list of "other" categories to help keep your collection perfectly organized.