Prescott Perez-Fox


Phoenix, AZ, USA

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  • "I was just looking up options the other day to update my attic hatch with a pull-down ladder, but quickly discovered that in addition to being an overlooked arena of home design, these things are really expensive! Expect to pay $500 for even the low-end versions ... if you can find them in stock. For that price, you can almost track how much of  a "toll" you pay each time you go up and down — you can imagine someone only climbing these 10x in the entire period they own the home."
    on: No One has Nailed the Design of Attic Steps Yet
  • "The phrase "toxic workplace" comes to mind :)"
    on: Dipping Car Bodies in Gigantic Baths to Remove All Paint and Rust Looks Wildly Satisfying
  • "I can imagine one of these would be excellent if you're building a home and want to live on-site or if you want to add an ADU as an in-law suite or second income property. Could also be used to quickly reshape a piece of land in a city — imagine an demolished factory or parking lot becoming and instant neighbourhood!"
    on: A Tour of the Unfolding, Flatpack 400-Square-Foot House Elon Musk Now Lives In
  • "I'm excited for projects like this, not because I'm a home mechanic who can do this work himself — ha! — but because someone other than me acknowledges that a two-seater pickup with a long bed is still a viable vehicle format. Once you counteract the argument of "that's a big vehicle just to drive yourself to work" it becomes an amazing option for a specific type of person (small family, but likes doing projects and hauling materials.)Frankly, this is what I was hoping the Maverick would be. Forget the four-seat mini-bed option."
    on: Ford's Latest Electric Truck is…a 1978 F-100?
  • "First time I ever rode in a Tesla — only a few months ago — I accidentally opened the door while traveling 30+ MPH. Silly me for thinking it was the window control — nope, the driver informed us that "everyone does that.""
    on: Pro Car Detailer Demonstrates the Horrible Fit-and-Finish of a Tesla
  • "I lived in the UK, admittedly for *only* a year, but I did my share of plugging and unplugging. Never had this issue, even once. True, maybe there's an aspect of living in an older home where you're reaching behind couches and whatnot, but I just don't get it. The small finger dents on either side of the plug head are plenty to get a hold of it and pull off."
    on: A Simple Object That Makes Plugs Easier to Remove from Sockets
  • "We have dog poo bags dispensers in Brooklyn. I've seen them along Eastern Parkway, as well as in front of my sister's old building in Kensington. Can't say I've seen them in Manhattan, there's not a lot of space for _anything_ new on those sidewalks, but now that I work in a pet store part time, I see the world a little differently, and notice pet-related objects in the wild more regularly."
    on: Urban Design Observations, Los Angeles Edition
  • "Both the hand-lettered wordmark and a proposed "flat" version need some updating for modern times. Typographic logos have only improved in the last 50+ years, even with the new challenges of digital screens. A company like Ford can handle it, but only if they give it a real college try. No nibbling around the edges."
    on: Ford Almost Had Their "Flat" Logo Redesign--in 1966, by Paul Rand
  • "Wouldn't be surprised if there was also a workaround to some obscure law. Perhaps it was worded vaguely, saying "saloons shall be hidden from view of the public street" but at the same, they want to let the music and banter flow out to entice customers. Not to mention allow natural light and fresh air in."
    on: What Was the Purpose of Saloon Doors?
  • "It's like that scene in Willy Wonk and the Chocolate Factory where the girls are thumbing through Wonka bars trying to find the Golden Ticket."
    on: Think Amazon Warehouses are Bad? Check Out This Package Center in Shenzhen During a Shopping Holiday
  • "100% agree! This makes more sense as a two-seater. With a bed that small, why not enclose the whole thing and have an SUV? At least then the seats could fold down and you could actually move some lumber or furniture."
    on: The New Ford Maverick: A $20,000 Compact Hybrid Pickup Truck That Gets 40 MPG
  • "If they can be broken into something resembling gravel, you've got a use for hardscaping and other outdoor decorations. I, for one, would love an unexpected splash of colour — and some upcycling cred to boot — around my patio.They could also be caged and used as barricades, similar to how natural stone is used. Maybe somewhat less dense, but still would require heavy machinery to move.The same cages could be tossed off-shore to use as reef starters. Not sure if barnacles will stick to the surfaces per se, but something tells me nature will find a way. (Assuming they're inert and non-toxic to begin with)"
    on: Ideas Needed: What to Do With Old Bowling Balls (They're Unrecyclable)
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