Seen this issue? No? Maybe it's because it's nine years old. It's my all time favorite Martha Special Issue. I remember when I got it that I was obsessed with all the cool ways to organize the ugliness that is technology at home and I also devoured the fun tech crafts and admired the spaces. Can you tell that our home office and craft area is inspired by this? As I dug the mag out to illustrate this post I found myself re-reading it again and loving it as much as the first time around.
The printer/scanner/copier which was chosen 50% based on looks and 50% on performance communicates via blue-tooth. Yay, one less cable! The electric cable runs behind the file boxes, into the corner and down the shelf below and to the power outlet. All neatly clipped in place. Ok, I lied. I only went for the looks (perfect white glossy match to my Sony Vaio) but it also happens to do a decent job. A bonus.
Here's where my Wacom Bamboo resides. We're not friends yet but I hope to become better acquainted on Monday. I'm taking a Photoshop class and we'll get some coaching on how to use the board next lesson. Can. Not. Wait! I love the way it just found itself a spot like that on top of the organizer. Perfection if you ask me.
This on the other hand is a new buddy of mine. Meet Mr Seagate. Isn't he the cutest! And I love his little perfect length cable. Can you tell I'm into the matchy matchy thing here? He's got a little white stripe down his waist, don't know if you can tell. Very becoming and goes so well with Ms Vaio. To the point here. What is he? He's my external hard drive and I'm feeding him all sorts of goodies like old photos and negatives. His faves are the old slide scans.
Mr Seagate currently resides with the rest of the techy gang in the basket just above the work top. They're a motley crew of headphones, camera cables etc and I particularly dislike Mr.H above. He's like the black sheep but I need him to run my bank errands on-line. Wish he wouldn't dress so sloppily though. Get a nicer cable dude!
Speaking of cables. I've showed you this little trick before but a post on these vile things wouldn't be complete without this little desktop hole. It's where Ms Vaio drops her thingy which then goes into…
… here. Can you tell I hate looking at cables? Can you also tell I am hardly ever at this below-desktop-level so I didn't notice those old screw holes from a roller blind thing I had going on some years ago. I could have photoshopped them out but I wanted to treat you to my imperfections. Happy?
I've mentioned it before but a huge thank you for both the Bamboo and Mr Seagate goes to my friend Carol. I got them both with a way too generous Amazon gift card on Christmas Eve after helping her with her daughter's bathroom back in October.
Oh, one last thing! Almost forgot. The winner of the Polli give away is Jen who wrote "Even
after looking at the website, I like the bicycle built for two best. I love
cycling (as transportation and as sport), and I noticed the bread and wine in
the basket. That sounds like a good time to me!" Couldn't agree more!
Remember the 10% Polli discount is still valid until the end of March. Just mention Pollifan0310 at checkout.