I was over at a friend’s place the other day when he was having some people over. His house is in Surry Hills and it looks like something out of a home design magazine. The walls are constructed from large exposed cement bricks on both the interior and exterior of the house. Everything is either black or a shade of grey. A $25,000 Living Divani sofa is carefully positioned on the polished concrete floor of the living room whilst a $1,200 Flos 265 wall lamp graces the room with an elegantly dim-lit illumination.
Along the kitchen bench is a Breville Oracle coffee machine, accompanied by a range of Iittala cookware and Stelton water flasks. His choice of a Sony Bravia TV was not for the technology but for the aesthetically pleasing thin frame that makes it appear more like an artwork resting on the floor, than a standard idiot box. The front and back of the home have a 4 panel sliding door design that allows them to completely open up like an entrance to a garage door… and it was bloody freezing.
After 45 torturous minutes I asked him if we could close the doors and turn the heater on. He agreed to closing the doors but didn’t bring out the heater for another hour until all of the guests had left. I took one look at it and figured out why he hid the heater instead of using it to keep the guests warm. It was ugly.
Intrigued, I asked him what else he hid from people? He showed me the washing machine and the vacuum cleaner, and I could see why. They didn’t match everything else around his home. I wondered why his personal style stopped with home appliances.
So if you’re reading this (you know who you are), I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you to your face but this is what you need! It’s a Dyson Hot+Cool AM09 Fan/Heater. Firstly, it’s black so that’s not going to be a problem. Secondly, it looks great and blends in well with the rest of your designer furnishings. And finally, it will keep me warm next time I come over, so bloody get it.