We’ve got it bad for Nest. When their smart thermostat came out almost two years ago, we virtually lined up to get our hands on our very own. I know, it sounds kind of strange to be waxing poetic about a thermostat, but the idea that essential gadgets and devices in your home can actually learn from you is pretty darn compelling.
And guess what? We’re giving FIVE Nest thermostats away! All you have to do is take a photo illustrating how you reinvent the mundane, enter it into our contest, and you’ll have a shot at winning your very own Nest. Scroll down for inspiration! :)
Here’s how to enter:
1. Take a photo of yourself or a friend “reinventing the mundane” – simply pose and get silly with just about any household item and send it our way!
2. Press the button below to upload your photo and enter our contest!
3. That’s it!
This contest is now closed.
Now, the quick and dirty about Nest. Created and designed by ex-iPod lead, Tony Fadell, is aiming to do for thermostats what the iPhone did for cell phones.
It’s pretty, it’s smart, and it’s eco-friendly (which in turn, makes it wallet-friendly). Once installed, the device learns your temperature preferences over the course of a week and then will auto-adjust given your habits. You can also control it through your smartphone so that you can do things like turn off the A/C while you’re on vacation. And, apparently it’s as easy to install as a light fixture. How awesome is that? Now, about that giveaway…
Just as Nest is reinventing something as mundane as a thermostat, we want to see you get silly, weird, and creative with seemingly mundane objects in your home. Snap a photo and enter it into our contest – the more wild and wacky, the better! Each of the five winners will win this clever thermostat by Nest, making each of their homes that much smarter.
Of course, we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t DIY our own series of photos reinventing the mundane. The idea behind this is taking the boring everyday items in your house and making totally silly photos with them. From cotton balls to galvanized buckets, here we go!
Jump Around: Exercise ball, meet Annie. Now, you jump!
Broom Hockey: Miss your high school field hockey days? The painter’s tape puck is clutch.
It’s Snowing Cotton Balls!: It’s snowing cotton balls is totally the new It’s Raining Men. By the way, did you know that song was written by Paul Schaeffer, the drummer dude on David Letterman? Weird.
American Gothic, Housewares Edition: Recreate an iconic American painting with buckets, a broom, and very serious attitudes.
This Headband is “Sew” Cool: Turn measuring tape from your sewing kit into a totally hipster headband.
DIY Rope Scarf: There are no words for the magic contained in this photo.
Take Your Iron for a Walk: Irons need their exercise too.
Mr. Clean’s Angels: And finally, a classic pose complete with weapons against a dirty house!
We can’t wait to see how you reinvent the mundane! This contest closes on Monday, November 25th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be chosen based on silliness and creativity.
If you have any questions about this contest or just want to say hello, give us a shout in the comments below.