Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday's Tip: Bring the 80's back!

There is something nostalgic about old cassette tapes that take me back to a carefree place. Although technology has advanced since then, I can't find it in me to say goodbye to these plastic memories. While searching for ways to recycle my old cassette tapes, I came across an Italian designer Marcella Foschi who, in my opinion, has found a useful and fun way to re-use them. She hand makes and sells these bright neon colored cassette wallets and has been fairly successful.

*photo credit- designboom.com

You can find some of her designs here. This DIY is definitely on my list of things to make. I will keep you posted on my progress. In the meantime, if you are looking for a way to recycle your cassette collection in order to clear up some space, don't trash them. Make an attempt to create a stylish wallet for yourself or even as gifts, or donate them to a thrift shop near you. There is always a way to minimize waste!


  1. so adorable.

    i still have boxes and boxes of my tapes.

    i cannot bear to part with them, especially the mix tapes.

    ah, i'm a sentimental soul!

  2. i love cassette tapes. I don't have any with me though, chucked them out ages ago along with the tape player. I wish I hadn't now!

  3. Ahhh I remember the days when my fingers would be on "record" "play" when I heard a good song on the radio.

  4. Those are just too cute! I have so many cassettes to recycle.

  5. oh my gosh these are AWESOME! want want want



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