Building Not To Impress

At least on the outside. Maggie’s Farm did this post about houses in Wilton, the town just North of me.

http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/28550-Bad-design.html

Comments about how ugly these houses are, which happens to be true.  There’s a bunch of reasons for that.  Perhaps it’s not so much that these houses are not ugly, but incoherent.  Rather than being a solid design throughout one would get the impression that these houses were put together from design elements from different ideas and times all put together mishmash with very little concern for the whole.  You would be exactly right in that summation of how those houses were put together.

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The Mess At NEST

A while back I posted about getting stuff made in the US and included some videos about Tony Faddell and the NEST thermostat.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/is-it-possible-to-get-stuff-made-in-the-us/

Apparently things aren’t going too well for NEST and they are dropping parts of the line and more importantly dropping the servers that the home devices depend on, leaving the homeowners high and dry.

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