adventures in dysthymia

Sunday, November 11, 2012


I happened to land on the ‘Vegas’ series while flipping through the channels last night. I didn’t watch the show (a rerun, apparently) but noticed something that I wasn’t sure was period-specific: wire shelving in the casino kitchen.

So I looked it up and it seems the now-ubiquitous chromed wire units were invented right around that time. They could have had them. Cutting edge equipment might fit right into a fancy Las Vegas kitchen.

I don’t remember ever seeing wire shelving back then. The first time I can recall it on television was on the ‘Highlander’ series. I thought that industrial shelving in McLeod’s loft was very cool at the time. Little did I know that everyone would be using it in a few years!

There’s a good bit of it in my home. It doesn’t make the best bookcases — though usable — but is great in the kitchen (which didn’t have much in the way of built-in cabinets), for linens, for art supplies, etc.

I may even buy a few more units...I still think it’s kind of cool.

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