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  • Why pie and vinyl are easy bed fellows
  • Why pie and vinyl are easy bed fellows
    Dan Smyth (2012) ©

Why pie and vinyl are easy bed fellows

The nostalgic charm of the analogue is bringing more people in vinyl stores looking for a tangible version of the music they like. Stores like ‘Pie & Vinyl' are capitalising on the vinyl revival offering a hybrid retail experience with a wider appeal than a simple record store.



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    Cafés are the perfect blend of home and work, but there's often pressure to buy more coffee or get out. Enter Russian 'anti-café' Ziferblat, where it's impossible to outstay your welcome.