Casual placement of our devices places stress on cables, connectors, and ports. Take time to place them in such a way so a greater portion of the cable itself is supported. This demonstrates care for our cables and devices.
Category: Domestic Engineering
Taking care of my primary wooden cutting board.
Here you can see the effect when applying mineral oil.
I’ve had this since 2005 and move from San Francisco to Berlin with it. I oil it once every other month with a basic mineral oil, to restore the health and lustre of the board. Such a pleasure doing so. Take care of your wood cutting boards: scrub them occasionally and dry them with a towel to ensure they will have a chance to dry thoroughly.
Illumination of my Bird’s Nest Fern.
New Art Standing By
New art standing by and the tools to take care of it.
Measuring to ensure a few new short ethernet cables will still be long enough.
An Exhibition with Your Houseplants
A successful, cozy gathering of friends and many houseplants, all to “meet” each other.
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Podcast Interview: Auspicious Plastic
I’m very happy to have been interviewed by Megan Spencer for her podcast Auspicious Plastic! I shared my thoughts on certain objects in my life.
My Talk on Tools, at Creative Mornings, Berlin
My talk at Creative Mornings, Berlin (3 February 2017) at the Microsoft Digital Eatery.
I spoke on my love and experience with Tools in my life.
An exhibition of leaves in my flat in Berlin.
First, a variety of autumn leaves collected from Plänterwald. Preserved in layers of heavy canvas to help keep shape, but without crushing them.
Second, fronds from my balcony fern. I managed to save just a few before turning completely brown.
Custom trash bin, bathroom
I get enormous satisfaction in the way I setup our trash container on the bathroom. I designed it with a few things in mind:
Trash containers in the home or office perform best without a lid. Nothing should interfere with your ability to throw something away. Operating a lid with your hand or foot is often clumsy, loud, and sometimes take a remarkable amount of effort. If smell from the trash becomes a problem, then take it out frequently or change your purchasing and eating habits.
All trash containers should have a bag or liner. It’s easy to remove all contents at once. And anything that is wet is then trapped and easily removed. Here I’m using the most basic type of plastic bag from the grocery store. People often have a collection of these bags. Reusing them for this purpose is great.
I constructed this container out of something so simple: a paper bag, cut to size for that size of plastic bag, and with the base reinforced with the bit that I cut off. And naturally it matches other aspects of our bathroom (like the foot lifter device for our slightly-too-high toilet).