Sunday, September 18, 2005

Wired!!!

Here's a question for all those given to casually perusing lifestyle magazines...have you ever noticed that in all the pictures of lovely homes, picture perfect work places and "the-kitchen-colors- are-so-great-that-you-will-feel-like-cooking -24/7"kitchens there is one thing conspicous by its absence? And that one thing ladies and gentleman defines our very existence. Where would the human race be without the miles and miles of wiring that it needs for its daily survival, I ask? How do the people who populate the Pottery-Barn-catalogue like homes light their three hundred dollar lights?Even the humble Ikea-catalogue-like kitchens don't seem to have one stray wire out of place.
Just in case you are wondering why I am ranting about this at precisely 1:34 AM, well I spent the better half of the last couple of hours cleaning up and a considerable amount of that was devoted to organising the bundles of wires that run from my latop to the surge protector, from the scanner to laptop, from the scanner to power source,from the room lamp to the power source, from the desk lamp to the power supply...I am sure you get the idea.
I really wanted my work station to like the dream in brown, totally inspirational workspace in the catalogue of Crate and Barrel. Unfortunately, like size 2 clothes even lifestyle magazines and furnishing store catalagoues are not made for real people. Real people have flab and real people have ugly wires sticking out from all their appliances.

8 comments:

Phantoms and Voices said...

Nip and Tuck! :)

Anyesha said...

Or may be creatively use a combination of duct and normal tape to hide them!!

Ayush said...

ah! as usual the onus of a beautiful society with beautiful homes lies with the gay ones! :)

Hmm, so last weekend myself and theron took a detour from our gay lives. We went to Home Depot, constantly worrying if we were looking butch enough for Home Depot (for the uninitiated: Ikea is where gay couples shop, HD is where the lesbians shop [apologies for the blatant stereotyping]) :). Deciding that we can never be butch enough, but we still need to get the stuff we need, we went inside list in hand, straight faces.

Electrical Section - Wires! After looking for a while we decided to ask someone in the interest of time. I said "hi, would you know where to find something that will hold wires together, you know like a wire casing, or something to tie them up"... follow the orange-aproned HD attendant .... ah! convenient ties for wires, things to hold them neatly against the wall, wire casings (pliable, plastic casings that would hold a bunch or wires neatly. Sure, the wires would not disappear but the part that is visible would look like a neat cable running obediently against the wall without messy, sticky tape.

Moral of the story: go to Home Depot.

Anyesha said...

Ayush:I got some black, plastic, pliable casing thingie to hold the wires together...but it still looks awfully ugly.I have decided to settle for that though. The human mind is a beautiful organ, after a couple of days it does not even register that mess as irksome..its just there...an extension of yourself...beautiful.
Might as well go to HD and give it a look

Phantoms and Voices said...

I don't get why showing your wires is so taboo. I mean... boast what you've got, lay it out for all to see!! Its a reality... unless of course you can devise a true wireless option for every appliance... besides, having a lot of entangled wire all around will make it a lot more difficult strangling yourself in a fit of frustration... by the time you sort out all the wires, you'll be to tired to do anything else.

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