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Frameworks One: A Backlit Photo Frame Inspired by the World of Vinyl Records

What if displaying your favorite photos were more like playing your favorite vinyl records? A couple of Swedish designers want to introduce a similar ecosystem of "discs," sleeves, and "players" to the world of photo frames. The idea is called the Frameworks One, a backlit frame for printed photos that can quickly be physically swapped in and out.

World’s Oldest Record Recreated Using a Printed Photograph

Indiana university historian Patrick Feaster recently discovered a record featuring the voice of Emile Berliner -- inventor of the phonograph. Created in 1889, the record is likely the oldest in the world. What's interesting, however, is how Feaster managed to obtain it: through a photograph. That's right, Feaster discovered an image of the disc preserved in an old 1890 German magazine from the same year and then was able to recreate it by scanning and analyzing the photo.