Short film: The nightmare of living with a crappy roommate

Director Alexander Engel sent us his short This Is It—a 3-minute look into the daily life of roommates with a dialog entirely constructed with questions. It is funny because this is really it, this is exactly how it is. My advice: Don't live with a roommate. Try to avoid it at all costs because all roommates suck at… » 12/15/14 10:02pm 12/15/14 10:02pm

Dorm-Warming Gifts for Your College Roommate

You're young, you're probably broke and you might not even really like your roommate. But you know what? That college roommate of yours is on the short list of people—which includes your parents, your brothers and sisters and your husband/wife—that you're going to live with. You want to get them something. Here's what. » 11/20/12 11:00am 11/20/12 11:00am

Someone Please Be Roommates with This Kick Ass Guy from Craigslist

Moving to a brand new city where you don't know anyone? Fuh-fuh-frightening. Not for this guy who posted on Craigslist looking for a roommate. In his words, he's a master chef of yellow squash carpaccio, Vonnegut reader, James Fucking Taylor on the geetar and not a racist. » 8/18/11 4:00pm 8/18/11 4:00pm

Daywriter Nightwriter Shelves Help You Write Pretty Passive Aggressive…


Billing itself as interactive furniture, this Daywriter/Nightwriter functions both as a shelf and a dry-erase board. It also seems like a great way to make passive aggressive notes towards your roommates look vaguely artistic. » 1/20/09 1:30am 1/20/09 1:30am

Flatshare Fridge Separates Your Roommate's Rotten Food From Yours

If you've ever lived with a roommate who seems to enjoy experimenting with mold in your communal fridge, you can probably appreciate this invention from Austrian design student Stefan Buchberger. The Flatshare Fridge, one of nine finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition, consists of up to four… » 9/16/08 11:00pm 9/16/08 11:00pm