Smart House, Sharp Writing

I have been obsessed with this graph since I read the “How Smart Could I Make My Dumb Manhattan Apartment?” article in the NYTimes Home section last Thursday.  Go to the full article to see a larger image of the graph.  Not only is the visual aesthetic pleasing, but the captions with each icon are humorous and memorable.  Joyce Wadler makes a somewhat dry topic of making your apartment “smart” (television screens in bathroom mirrors, creating a “romantic mood” with lights and music from your iPhone) entertaining and funny.

The idea of incorporating “smart” technology into your home is one’s tech dream, but the above graph not only gave an idea of a “day in the life” in a smart apartment, but gave a glimpse of what the future may hold in terms of outfitting your house to match your every day needs.