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Messy power cables transformed into pieces of art

first_imgThere are tons of products out there that will house your power cables in a neat, modern-design package. We’re constantly trying to tuck away that unavoidable Medusa of cords we collect around our home office or entertainment center, but sometimes, you really have no way to hide them.Website Unplggd is suggesting we embrace our cables instead of hiding them away. For example, Cable Drawings by Maisie Maud Broadhead, shown above, takes a lamp with a long cord, and puts that excess cord to use. By attaching the cord to the wall with wire flex and cable fixings, you can actually create a rather eye-catching design.Another option for adorning your walls is to use the cables of your gaming console, like the PS3 for example, to make an interesting design. PS3 owner Palle Olsen created the above design by mounting the console’s cords to the wall by super-gluing them onto tape which then sticks on the wall.To add a dash of elegance to your power strip, you may want to consider Joris Laarman’s WirePod. This flexible gray power pod has four curled arms, each which house a three-pronged socket that attach to a three-prong plug. The arms and body can roll and unfurl to fit your needs. If you like what Laarman has done, Artecnica says it’s just the first in a series of electrical products that go against the conventions by transforming power cords and wires from concealed, passive objects into visible, active objects that aesthetically and functionally energize living and working spaces.If  you really must have an extension cord showing, you might want to liven things up with a tie-dyed power cord. Froggerts Crafts explains how to do it, but it’ll cost you a bit over $150 for all the materials. If you’d rather, you can just pay $15 and buy your own on Etsy. True, it’ll cost you more than your average 6-foot-long household extension cord, but it looks totally far out. You can also get a blue cord with white stars for $20 and show your American pride.If all else fails, you can always conceal that surge protector and adjoining cords with something like the Powerblock. Really, all it is is an metal Agr0-crag-looking block that sits against your wall with all your plugs. But, it will do a good job of keeping things neat and tidy.Do you know of any other creative ways to embrace your electrical cords?last_img read more