From record album to photo album (Day 121)…

photo album

After months of searching for an eco-friendly photo album and coming up with nothing but plastic-coated this and ugly papier-mâché that, I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled upon Re-cover, a company based out of Halifax, N.S., that takes old record albums — with the record still in the sleeve — and spirals them together with recycled paper to make photo albums and journals. Every one is unique; I chose the one above ’cause The Supremes are cool:

Re-cover also makes journals and notebooks made from similar materials, and all of them are geared towards different types of consumers, so whether you want a sexy address book or a cutesy photo album, chances are they’ll have it.

I’ve already started cutting and pasting all my 4 x 6 memories into my Supremes album, and they look great. While there’s authentic vinyl in the cover, there are no vinyl overlays, so I can write little notes around each picture. At $30, it’s a little pricey, but considering I’m not only helping the environment but adding to my record collection, I think it’s a steal.

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2 Responses to From record album to photo album (Day 121)…

  1. Lori V. says:

    Pretty neat… I’m working on a project very similar to that one… I bought from the Goodwill one of those multi-record sets that are in book form already (with the “pages” being sleeves of records, and the front & back rigid like a typical album cover)… they are being painted with gesso, then each page will have photos from different cities in Italy we visited in 2002, and the albums themselves will have the various ephemera associated with that city (train tickets, museum tickets, symphony programs, etc.).

  2. activistmommy says:

    Oh, that’s a pretty cool idea! My husband is a music lover and this would be an awesome gift for his birthday. Now to go find some old records.

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