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Radiator of Aran
Radiator that looks like an Aran Sweater [no "radiator" sub-heading :-( ]
There are numerous opportunities to
convert the humble radiator into an
of desire. The Radiator of Aran is
designed to appeal to those who like all
things twee, warm and Irish. Like the
resembles, it comes in any size, pattern
variation and colour.
manufacture is complex,
with the strands of wool being replaced
hundreds of yards of micro-bore tubing,
but happily there is also a cheaper
This takes the form of a cast iron,
finish cover, that bolts unto the front of a
matrix of pipes. (in the winter, steam
may be seen rising from the neck area,
under which the control valves are
see link for illustration
(?) Radiator of Aran
Shown here in: off-white, matt enamel, "bolt-on-cover" version. [xenzag, Apr 26 2007]
Radiators of Iran
[feeble attempt at humour] [zen_tom, Apr 26 2007]
(?) The Aran Islands
bleak and wonderful [xenzag, Apr 26 2007]
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||From the title, I was thinking of a knitted Radiator Cozy - perhaps in Tartan - it would stop you burning yourself when leaning against a hot radiator - and look quite nice too.
||I do like the link between the piping on an Aran sweater and the ridges and flanges found on a typical home radiator.
||xenxag, can you make something like the depicted sweater, but with tubes and hinges so that the arms move? People could get a nice warm hug from their radiator when they come in out of the freezing cold.
||(not my drawing) but anyway the
general answer is "Yes" to the
suggestion for moveable, hugging arms
[Jutta]. Naturally this increases the
complexity, but that pleases me even
||I'm sure that sound of gulls wheeling
overhead can also be incorporated into
the general heating up sounds. (the
Arans have a lot of gulls)