There was a time when cassette tapes were the only way we listened to music. They were easy, portable and stored our favorite music readily. In the 1980s, recording your favorite music on your personal cassette tape from the radio or from a friend’s cassette tape using a double-deck stereo, was something that anyone would get over-exited about. As the music industry now has been completely transformed into digital and the traditional cassette tapes have now given way to CDs, DVDs and other formats, cassette tapes have become more of a collector’s thing.
There are various examples of cassette tapes being used to transform into innovative designs not just recycling them in a greener way but also creating accessories that are useful as well as aesthetically great. According to a BBC report there were about 500 million cassette tapes that needed to be recycled in the year 2007. Thus came the need to innovate and recycle this now-retro storage of music. Here are some cool ways to recycle cassette tapes:
1. Cassette tapes lamp box
The lamp made of cassette tapes basically uses its structural properties All you need to do is tie the cassette tapes firmly together. You can use the box to dim the light as well. If you want to listen to any of the tapes then you can interchange those tapes with any of the ones that are not in use. So, what are you waiting for? Just grab all the cassette tapes lying around biting the dust and make this innovative lamp box. This will not only lighten up the room but also make you feel like a rock star.
2. Cassette wallet
If you are college student and are looking for a cool fashion accessory then this one is for you. These amazing cassette wallets will not just make you popular in your college, but may also get requests from your peers for one of those trendy little dollar holders. Use this ultimate idea to turn your useless cassette tapes into some really cool stuff.
3. Cassette tape closet
Now this marvel of an innovation by designer Patrick Schuuris made of 918 cassette tapes. This can be used as a partition of offices or can also be used as storage for any office or home stuff. Isn’t that the coolest closet you’ve ever seen? I can already here different sounds coming out of this closet!
4. iPod Cassette Tape Cases
We all have iPods and they all start to look the same. Why not some thing that makes your iPod look cooler than others? Is there some thing that to show that your love for music is much deeper than your friends? If you have all these questions then these cool iPod cases made of cassette tapes are your best bet. These cases are suitable for your 1st and 2nd generation iPod nano. These cases are made from Denon, Memorex, Maxell and more, making you remember the good old days of music. Also available are 7-inch vinyl record cases to fit the 4th and 5th generation iPod classic.