Fighting Fire, Fashionably

18 Jul

This past week our condo has been having issues with the building-wide fire alarm: it’s mistakenly been triggered three times due to a low water pressure issue, all while our small human has been sleeping.  If you’re the single-family-home-type you may not be aware what a building-wide fire alarm sounds like, so let me try to explain.  It basically sounds like an ambulance has parked itself inside your ear and is blaring the siren.  Each time this has happened it takes between 30 minutes and two hours for the security company to come shut it off, so it’s a little bit of an inconvenience.  That said, it’s an inconvenience that involves spontaneous 10pm trips to get ice cream, 5:45am peaceful walks around the block, detailed fire truck inspections performed by our son, and chatting with friendly neighbors in the yard…all while toting around a 30 pound cat carrier, cat included.

These events have inspired me to showcase fire-inspired accessories, so enjoy the mix below.

Are these Sigg bottles? Nope. They're fire extinguishers by the French company FireDesign

Matt Jobson's Signal Smoke Detector opens up when the batteries are low to reveal a brightly colored interior, and prompts you to do something about it.

Firehouse Red recycled glass countertop material, Vetrazzo

Ways to incorporate fire engine red lacquer in your home - L: cubes by Jonathan Adler, M: Shop Chest from CB2, R: Marquee Lights from Urban Outfitters

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.


2 Responses to “Fighting Fire, Fashionably”

  1. Erin Miles August 27, 2010 at 8:50 PM #

    I love this! I will have to show this to my husband.

  2. jgbinteriors August 28, 2010 at 12:55 AM #

    That’s cool – spread some style to the KY firefighters!

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