Friday, February 6, 2009

Opinions wanted! What do you think about these?

I don't have a flat screen TV. But concealing them and/or stylishly displaying them certainly seems to be a hot topic in the interior design world. Well, here's one option I haven't seen before, and being that most computers come standard with these, I'm surprised. The idea is to turn your flat screen into a piece of art with the designs of Detour Design. They call it detour moves, and it's pretty much a download or dvd that you pop in and play while you aren't watching TV. Below are a few stills of my favorites. What do you think about this idea?








This last shot is from the Fornasetti moves collection, animations based on the work of Piero Fornasetti, which I think are really stunning.

13 comments:

Diana said...

Meh. Televisions have been in American homes for over 60 years now. What is the obsession with concealing them or pretending they're other than they are? I happen to think our tv looks nice sitting in our large, ornate bookcase surrounded by, yes, books.ps

Jolie Morgan Musick said...

I like the second one best (the one with the dandelion.) It's one I would be happy to see everyday.

Hazel Spupspe said...

I think these DVDs are a great idea and would be great if you play music through your TV/entertainment system, such as internet TV or from an iPod, where you need the TV on in order to display the menu. Otherwise, I think if the TV isn't in use, it should be off, to save energy.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

hmmm. Only prob is you would have to keep your tv on ALL the time. That might make me buggy.

Jennifer said...

I agree with the comments about wasting energy on it, but if it were to be in use during a party, or something, I absolutely love it! I think its a great idea, as long as it's affordable.

Wendi said...

Televisions are part of every American home....embrace it!

I don't want more clutter to cover up clutter in my house.

Buzz Kaplan said...

I think they're all great! They'd look fabulous mixed with some antique pieces ;)

B.

Serialstyler said...

can't say I'm a fan of anything that encourages you to leave electrical items on. Our dvd player has a animated screen saver type thing in it incase you press pause or something longer than anticipated, saves 'burn in' that happens with plasmas so for that, animated ones are great.

renate said...

fun new variation on the 'fireplace' and 'aquarium' dvd's that have been around for ... well - they first came out on VHS, let's put it that way.
While I like the designs, I would never use them. Waste of electricity! If you're not watching, turn off the tv.

Down Comforter said...

I like the idea, but what about the power used? It seems like it would waste a lot of energy.

emjohnston said...

cute enough and yet I'm with all the "waste of energy" peeps. I like to keep mine off. For my b-day party this past weekend, I hooked up my Mac to the receiver and piped music through the speakers that way. The TV was actually hiding in the Guest Room (children in a non-child-proof home). iTouch as an iTunes remote absolutely rocks!

Ava Lee said...

I think it is a little like when I have a really obvious zit and masking it just seems to bring more attention to it. I say, conserve energy and stop being self concious about the TV.

Jennie said...

Meh, also. Why not turn off and unplug the telly to save power? Being eco-friendly is always in style...

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