How much can you know about yourself if you've never designed a space? When you wake up in a different place at a different time, can you wake up with different tech?
MAXWELL : Welcome to Tech Club.
GREGORY (V.O.): Every week, Maxwell gave the rules that he and I decided.
MAXWELL: The first rule of Tech Club is --
Check out the Unplggd version of The Rules of Tech Club. Are you a member? Or are you not allowed to say...#1 - The first rule of Tech Club is, you do not overwhelm your space with tech.
#2 - The second rule of Tech Club is, you DO NOT overwhelm your space with tech.
Your tech must fit the design theme of your space. Think designed tech, not tech nerd.
Keep things looking streamlined and integrate where you can.
#3 - Do your homework.
Do your research and shop around. Make sure what you're getting does what you need it to do. Get a good price at a reputable vendor.
#4 - Do not show your wires and cables.
It's ugly, it's a mess, no one wants to see it! Keep your wires and cables under control!
#5 - Keep your sh*t clean
Nobody likes a messy house. Keep your home and tech clean.
#6 - No trolling, no lurking.
#7 - Tech will always upgrade but don’t spend more than you can afford.
Contribute constructively. If you’ve learned a great wisdom, share with others and pass it on so that others may learn. Whether in real life (IRL) or on the internet (at Apartment Therapy Unplggd or heaven forbid elsewhere), help your fellow denizens out with your knowledge and insight on design and tech.
Sure it’s ok to splurge now and again, but pay the bills first and keep your home and lights on. That new tech is worthless when your electricity is shut off because you couldn't afford to pay the bill - no matter how nice and shiny it is, sitting there without power.
#8 - If this is your first night at Tech Club, you have to show us what you've got.
Got a great setup? Share it with your fellow readers at Unplggd! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d love to set up a tech tour to showcase your tech style.
(Image by Jason Yang and Ken Yang)