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_Home Comforts_: Illustrated housekeeping pr0n
Merlin Mann | Sep 15 2004
I've been reading this book, Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House. It's like really beautifully illustrated "Housekeeping Porn." Or maybe what the man page for an immaculate apartment might look like. Anyhow, it's a freaking tome (>800pp.), and it's brimming with stuff that totally turns my crank.
There's something deeply gratifying about detailed line drawings on how to fold your underpants, cheerful advice on choosing the right light bulb, and an entire chapter devoted to effectively ventilating your house. But, some deranged fold of my lizard brain gets most turned on by nine detailed pages on how to wash your dishes.
I think my wonderfully tidy (and endlessly patient) girlfriend has probably resigned herself to the fact that I only get really interested in something when it involves some kind of fancy system with charts and documentation. So, as far as I'm concerned, this is definitely win-win.
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