[Image above via kosty, images below via Shane Keaney]
As DJs and record enthusiasts know, the compartments in Ikea's iconic Expedit are perfectly sized to hold 12-inch vinyl. New-York-based graphic designer Shane Keaney wants to capitalize on that with his Rekordit Kickstarter project, which would both pretty up the exterior of the unit and keep dust off of the records.
Keaney's idea consists of simple aluminum door frames perfectly sized to slide an LP into. Snap the frames shut, attach it to the unit, and now you've got a record cabinet with graphically-interesting doors, which you'd presumably cap with albums indicative of the genres within.
I do wish Keaney's pitch provided some industrial-design-related meat for us to chew on, like what the hinge mechanism and installation would be—if you've ever attached a series of adjacent cabinet doors without a jig, you know that if you get one crooked it looks like hell—and why he's raising funds to pay for a mold, when it seems extrusions and off-the-shelf L-brackets might get the job done. (In Keaney's defense, however, he is a graphic, not industrial, designer.)