Hide Awkward Electronics With Oversize Art

published Jan 6, 2012
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The cable for my building comes in a weird location half way up the wall in the kitchen. It’s awkward and problematic. If I would have seen this cool project a few years back I might have been inspired to do something about it before now. Don’t hate the problematic wires and modems, embrace them — oh yeah, and cover them up with giant artwork!

Back in 2009 (that’s like a decade in cat years!) over at Mamamekko, this great oversize artwork was featured. It caught my attention, well because let’s face it. I’m simple and it’s a giant number 5.

Behind the panel lies the router and modem along with an electrical bar for the space. They would have normally come in at the bottom by the floor (you can see the hidden cord running up the wall), but putting them in a box or basket would have made the footprint of the room seem smaller and weighed down.

Instead, things have been run up the wall and displayed proudly. Plus, when your internet goes down and you have to do the unplug-replug thing, it’s easy to see which little lights are on without swearing up a storm. Wait, only I do that? Well carry on then. There’s more at Mamamekko.

Image: Mamamekko