Technology as Comfort

Technology as Comfort

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 31, 2010

Here's a great example of how technology can ultimately add to the comfort of a space rather than distract from it. We think Dick Page and James Gibbs' place in New York showcases the perfect merger of collectible media and technology, even if they've resorted to hiding their unsightly wires by simply placing it behind/under even more "stuff."

From left to right:

  1. Surround sound speakers and a printer that hardly gets used is pushed to the back of the walls and made into furniture to accompany the two's lifestyle while still available for use when needed.
  2. The bedroom's main window is accompanied by a long, low shelving unit that houses all of their belongings, including more speakers, a music server, and cameras.
  3. The living room's music is fed by a turntable that sits on a shelf, easily camouflaged by the number of books and LPs that take up most of the wall.
  4. Here we have even more speakers, hair and beard clippers, and a large steel contraption thing which we have no idea what it does.

You can check out the rest of the Selby tour over here.

[Images: The Selby]

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