Sponsored guest post by Yuki Hayashi
Design inspiration surrounds us. You can find it in everyday places like a cool café (love those reclaimed timber tables!), your fave decor shop (naturally), even an unexpected trigger like an accessory, appliance or gadget.
After all, some living room redesigns start with an upholstery sample. Diehard foodies have been known to remodel their kitchen around a top-of-the-line range and pro-style refrigerator. Others may take big-picture inspiration from the form-and-function ethos of an amazing tech gadget. For example, your sleek, brushed metal laptop may sell you on the utilitarian value of a modern and minimalist home office space, even if you used to be a diehard magpie.
On that note, I recently found new design and home-improvement inspiration in a surprising source: First Alert’s Atom smoke and fire alarm. With its sleek-and-petite design, it packs maximum protection into a micro package. And it’s designed for real life, with a long-life battery, extra-loud siren, and easy-to-install clip system. Bonus: its photoelectric sensors are more sensitive than ionization-based alarms for improved detection of slow-burning, smoldering fires. It also promises fewer false alarms.
The Atom got me thinking about some of my own real-life home and design concerns:
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