If you’re ready to take the next step and become a proper geek, then be prepared to be schooled in the art of Geek Chic.
It is time for my fellow geeks to brush up on their interior design. There isn’t a reason why you can’t have home decor that is both practical and interesting, so pay attention.
We’ve all heard the saying that eyes are the windows to our souls, so it’s only fitting that we start with the windows of your home.
Nienke Sybrandy’s tree curtain is created from ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), giving owners an interesting conversation piece that is not only functional, but also beautiful. Sybrandy’s inspiration for this piece is the belief that, as a “house is rooted in a global network of underground pipes and cables,” our means of communication are also transferred through roots in which they are converted to a language understood worldwide (ASCII).
Those familiar with ASCII will appreciate the nod to the role this language played in the interaction between humans and technology, in a time when pictures of pixels could not be sent via computer. Therefore it’s only fitting that the language creates the imagery of the roots of communication.
If your idea of “geek” has less to do with character encoding schemes and more to do with innovation, then you might find Florian Kräutli’s Magnetic Curtain more up your ally.
Using a mix of structure and magnets, this curtain will stay wherever you put it. Now, if you’re asking yourself why this matters, then you have never struggled with a curtain or a set of blinds that refused to comply with your demands.
Plus, you have to admit, this is pretty darn neat. It just won’t serve you well if you use your curtains to hide the fact that you’re spying on your neighbors. After all, it may be a little suspicious that the bottom right corner is always pulled up just enough for you to peak through.