Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Canal Apartment gets colorized (sort of)

Here at the Great Apartment we don't often mention the Canal Apartment, our other apartment, but here's a quickie for you.

Last summer, Dulux Valentine sponsored the painting of three walls in Lyon, Marseilles and Paris, filming the whole thing and making a young, trendy video out of the 'event'.

The Paris section took two days and was filmed from a multitude of angles. It just so happens that the wall chosen is 4 seconds from the front door of the Canal Apartment.

The video was supposed to be ready in July, got pushed back to September, and then of course I just forgot about it. But now I've remembered! I'll spare you the full film, but here's the half with our nearby wall in it (hint: it's the tall one. The short fat ones are in Lyon and Marseilles!).

If you want to see the whole thing, check out www.wallsaredancing.fr (what a ridiculous name...)



Strangely enough, the wall - once ripe for graffiti and bill sticking - has stayed more or less intact ever since. If you come stay with us at the Canal Apartment, there's no way you can miss it.

Monday, 21 February 2011

We have James Bond's iron

So James was like "Look, I want you to have my iron" and I was like "James, are you sure?" and he was like "After saving my ass back in Sudukostan? You deserve this iron", and I was like "OK bro, that's cool. Thanks. Love you man".

Actually, the story isn't quite as exotic as that. Our original iron was kinda basic, had an old school bakelite surround and - inevitably - got dropped and broken. So now we have this deadly black monster from Philips. It's the GC4491 bitch, and it's (wait for it)... for MEN!

Yep, secret service male guests of the Great Apartment, get your ironing arm pumped and ready; this baby is for YOU. So much so that one ridiculously virile specimen has even posted his own unboxing video on Youtube. Get ready to geek out.



The press release makes for amusing reading, comparing the iron to an Italian sports car and mentioning its metal plate made of Anodilium (which sounds kinda supahero, but turns out to be a registered Philips trademark meaning 'metal').

We actually chose the thing because you can put it directly back in its box after use without it melting anything. Perfect for us dumb men! Hurrah!