One of my enduring home design issues/annoyances has been “What to do with the TV?”. My TV is in the living room, it is big(ish). There is a long standing tradition, somewhat on the wane right now, of Sunday dinner at my place followed by whichever HBO show is in season. Alas, my crew can’t get with Carnivale and ABC’s Desperate Housewives has quite taken us in the way shows of HBO past have.
So, the TV is an important component to the living room, but when it’s not on, it’s ugly and obstrusive. I’ve always likened it to a big blank face, not participating in the conversation. I don’t live in a McMansion (thankfully), which makes a wall unit with pocket doors out of the question. I have had many hare-brained schemes. One, when I was much younger and way more in tune with the vintage chic, urban outitters, indian bedspead aesthetic, involved a mosquito netting canopy layered with some kind of fabric hung from my ceiling. Fortunately, that’s an avenue I never pursued. (Oh, how my friends laughed at me when I suggested it.)
Now I will get to the point and present to you, pictured here, the Groovetube sent to me via one of those anonymous tips I am so very fond of. From the Groovetube site:
The Groovetube is simply a translucent plastic box that suction cups to the screen of your television. It has a grid of dividers inside that diffuse the colors from your TV producing an amazing colorful abstraction of anything you watch.