Graphic designer by trade and industrial designer by heart, I founded blueantstudio and chairwhore five years ago, as a visual outlet from my everyday grind as a creative managing director at an advertising agency in South Florida. My home has been always surrounded by technology, and to keep everything on one platform, it's mostly made by the fruit company.
Hi, I'm Colleen, and I'm a design blogger with a technology problem. I often find myself drawn to the quirky lines of vintage tech (I have fond memories of my first computer- a Timex Sinclair 1000) though I confess I usually prefer the utility of more modern pieces. Once I find a piece of tech that I love, I rarely replace it until I absolutely have to, so some of my top 10 are practically dinosaurs these days. I am fortunate that my day job takes me around the world, so I am a sucker for gadgets and gizmos designed to make travel easy and fun. I like to leave the office at the office, so my blogging and other creative endeavors are generally done from the comfort of my couch; thank goodness for laptops and wireless routers!
Why hello there! I'm Sonia Zjawinski and I'm a freelance writer and editor who pens stories for Wired, the New York Times, and ReadyMade. On the side, I co-run the pet blog Pawesome with my best friend Sarah Han. My gadget lust started as an editor at Wired, where I was nicknamed "gadget girl". Ironically, in my real life I'm much more of a Luddite who happens to love playing with the latest and greatest, but not necessarily owning it all.
Happy holidays, my name is Range and I'm currently a contributor for Unplggd. I also write for Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest and a few other online publications. I started out as a computer programmer and mathematician. Then, I moved onto working in finance. Finally, I moved to Asia to teach English with my wife in 2006. I'm currently a graduate student in Mathematics, a Kindergarten and elementary school teacher, and a freelancer. Writing for Unplggd has always been something that I enjoy doing, since it focuses on design and technology that's featured in our homes.
I love technology, whether it's in an airplane, sewing machine, computer or tea kettle. I am passionate about making things, and as much as I love the latest and greatest, I can often be found baking from scratch, knitting, and humming an old-time tune. Travel is also a big part of my life (could always be more!) and this means my tech for the most part needs to be mobile and work well regardless of the continent. My top ten (not ranked in order of importance) can kind of be seen as a love letter to the tech that helps get me through my day, travels, and makes life all that much more pleasant. Oh heated blanket, I love you so.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Unplggd readers! I'm Gregory Han, managing editor of Apartment Therapy Unplggd. Before joining Apartment Therapy over at our Los Angeles site, I was designing children's toys, stationery and home items as a graphic and industrial designer (the lil' kid in your life might have enjoyed my Shrek Swamp Whoopee Cushion Chair). And before that, I was pixel-pushing as an art director for various video game publications (does anyone remember the short-lived Official Sega Dreamcast Magazine?). Today, I find myself fortunate to be involved with a site that focuses upon two of my favorite subjects: design and technology.
My name is Mike Tyson (trust me, whatever joke you're going to make I've heard it before) and I’m studying graphic design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. At 21 I believe I’m the youngest contributor on the Apartment Therapy team and constantly deal with the e-noogies I receive because of it (nah, they’re actually all quite nice ‘round here.) I’m a true minimalist at heart which has made me hypercritical of my possessions from furniture to tech. When I’m shopping for new technology it must perform well and fit a very specific aesthetic need to be allowed in my apartment — certainly not an easy task as any techie will attest. This careful attention to detail has helped me assemble a small but enjoyable collection of tech gear that melds form with function (and cost effectiveness — don’t forget I’m a college student) in a most agreeable manner!
I'm Anthony and currently a grad student in the Human Computer Interaction Design program at Indiana University Bloomington. I plan to move to Chicago, IL in a few months to start working as an Interaction Designer. My passion is audiophile gear, home theaters, and integrating smart technology into the home in eloquent, minimalistic style.
Sometimes I feel like the black sheep of the tech blogging world. I'm a total girly girl—someone who will primp for an hour in the bathroom before she heads out for the midnight release of Grand Theft Auto. OK, so maybe I'm not totally girly. I'm a writer, designer and TV addict who has plenty of gear to keep busy.
I've always had an affinity for all things tech. When I was younger I would love taking trips to Best Buy and I would walk up and down the computer and television aisles over and over again, pretending I was a millionaire, making a mental shopping list of all the things I was going to buy. As I've gotten older, my dreams have focused more toward minimal technology. Just because I have a DVR, DVD player and PS3 doesn't mean everyone that steps through my front door has to know it.