Industrial pipe shelving has become an attractive decorative element and these sets of pipe furniture can help you understand why. Versatile, useful and contemporary, the pipe shelving from San-Francisco-based Dirty Bills can be used to decorate any part of your home that needs retouching. These three types of shelving units can be successfully used to flawlessly extend the influence of industrial design into your own home: Sconce Bookshelves with or without glass oil candles, Pipe Corner Shelf or the Industrial Pipe Bookshelf with antique knob. Each of them is suited for small spaces – you can keep your books on display without unnecessary waste of space. The shelves found on Cool Material come fully assembled, with screws for mounting them on your wall and with instructions – all you need to install them is a screw driver or power drill and level. Where would you find place for them in your home?
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Ah, the all too familiar WiFi troubleshooting dance: the network goes down, you dig through the closet for an Ethernet cable, saunter over to the router, jack yourself in, type in the IP address, and start poking around at your settings. Cisco’s REN301 Residential Gateway (a fancy way of saying “router”), which just passed through the FCC, could make things at least a little bit easier thanks to its built-in LCD screen and capacitive touch controls. Wave your hand over the display to bring it to life and you can check the status of your connections, modify some basic settings, and peruse a log of calls that have come in over the SIP VoIP phone jacks. The REN301, which has a single band 802.11b/g/n radio, can also turn USB drives and SD cards into NAS storage — the company even throws in a 32GB card to get you started. We don’t have a price or release date, but since it’s been splayed open for federal regulators we probably won’t have to wait long. There’s a couple of pics of the router’s UI after the break.
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