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post #106186 of 109053
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

just finished making these. hopefully at an upcoming chair show we can find someone to manufacture smile.gif
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Snowchair™

Amazing job though, I really like it! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #106187 of 109053
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post

So where's good to shop in the US? I only know European stores :/

Given how broad your aim is, I'd recommend Barneys. They have everything from Rick Owens to Brioni suits with pretty much everything in between. They have locations in a number of major US cities so it wouldn't be too hard to plan a trip to a city that has a Barneys location.

Otherwise, as you plan your trips to various American cities just put a post in this thread a week or two ahead of time and we'll tell you were to go.

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Welcome to owning real shit.  Clothing is a pretty inexpensive hobby, all things considered. 

Of course, you can do the equivalent of shopping the sales, and do that, plus drive around to vintage stores and estate sales.  Like this hobby though, it takes a tremendous amount of time and effort.  Right now, you are trying to do it all retail.  That's like walking into a top tier boutique and getting an entire wardrobe from scratch.  Even if you go to Target or whatever, you are going to drop a few thousand.  You think that agonizing over a $800 jacket is a big deal.  Wait until you watch for that $5K bed to drop to 75% off.  And you'll have to live with that bed for years.

Unless you are really serious about it, go to Crate and Barrel, which is probably the Banana Republic/J Crew of Furniture, and Design within Reach for the "showcase" pieces - I think that DWR is like... Acne or Our Legacy - nice enough, designery, but fairly derivative and with a lot of collaborations - with a $5-10K budget at each place, a and be done with.  If you are judicious with your budget, you can do okay with $15K or so.  If you don't have the cash, which most people don't, be like the high school students that sometimes come here.  Fill up on Ikea (Uniqlo?  The Gap?), and gradually replace with nicer things.

Last winter my wife basically demanded that we buy a new mattress (I was happy with the old one). So we do our shopping, lay on a bunch of different mattresses, and settle on a very nice S&F memory foam. About a month after we get it delivered, my wife says that the mattress is giving her hip pains and that we have to change the mattress. Luckily the place was very nice to us and agreed to switch out the mattress (to a cheaper model) and gave us the difference in store credit. Everybody is happy now, so I'll chalk it up as a win.

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

what about those closeout showrooms? lots of where houses around, you can find them easily on craigslist bay area.

furniture consignment places have new stuff people don't want...

ikea is all garbage imo, everything i ever owned from them i ended up hating.

But ware are these places? rimshot.gif
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I've never bought a single fucking thing at Ikea… in fact I've only ever been inside once and that was on accident. I don't get it.. just a bunch of shit.

"Wait where am I? An Ikea?! How the hell did I get in this place? It's such a generic looking building! They should paint it some sort of distinctive color and maybe put sign on the outside."

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Anyone make their own, or thought about making their own furniture or even doing it to sell? Seems like a profitable business. biggrin.gif

My (recently retired) father just taken up making tables and chairs of out wine barrels. Solid oak and the wood comes "pre-finished". The stuff looks pretty awesome, but not sure he'd be able to knock enough of it out to sustain a living.
post #106188 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

This is sorta the hobbyist approach.  I can deal with it, but if you want a great looking place in a month or so, this is not an approach that will work well.  You'll have some mismatched pieces, have to wait and keep on looking around for that second chair, figure out how to repair that small rip in the leather, etc...

Thats not true. There are various warehouses that sell full sets, just don't buy the mismatched stuff. I have done this 2x and got a good deal
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I've never bought a single fucking thing at Ikea… in fact I've only ever been inside once and that was on accident. I don't get it.. just a bunch of shit.

i;ve bought stuff from there and hated it. hated assembling it, the annoying thing about the store is its a maze with one exit...
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But ware are these places? rimshot.gif

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post #106189 of 109053
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just finished making these. hopefully at an upcoming chair show we can find someone to manufacture smile.gif


also, i need to name it redface.gif

Snow Throne. Gimme 6.
post #106190 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Last winter my wife basically demanded that we buy a new mattress (I was happy with the old one). So we do our shopping, lay on a bunch of different mattresses, and settle on a very nice S&F memory foam. About a month after we get it delivered, my wife says that the mattress is giving her hip pains and that we have to change the mattress. Luckily the place was very nice to us and agreed to switch out the mattress (to a cheaper model) and gave us the difference in store credit. Everybody is happy now, so I'll chalk it up as a win.

i think sleep train does that...

I actually did mattress shopping this weekend as well and idk. Just doesn't feel right o pay over 1k on a mattress but then again i just never needed to shop for one.

I liked the spring mattresses more than memory foam...
post #106191 of 109053
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Anyone make their own, or thought about making their own furniture or even doing it to sell? Seems like a profitable business. biggrin.gif

just finished making these. hopefully at an upcoming chair show we can find someone to manufacture smile.gif
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also, i need to name it redface.gif

Lemme get the tutorial
post #106192 of 109053
Call it "better than BIG."
post #106193 of 109053
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

i think sleep train does that...

I actually did mattress shopping this weekend as well and idk. Just doesn't feel right o pay over 1k on a mattress but then again i just never needed to shop for one.

I liked the spring mattresses more than memory foam...

You'll probably spend a third of your life on a mattress. I've always found it well worth it to spring (no pun intended) for a high quality mattress.
post #106194 of 109053
I feel like I'm at peace with the fact that I don't really give a shit about furniture, at least at this point in my life. Stuff like IKEA with some more personality-filled pieces from wherever seems fine to me. It's probably because I'm perpetually disorganized and thus rarely get to experience it, but I think I enjoy neatness and openness in a living space more than anything else.
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Room&Board strikes a nice balance, imo, between DWR and Ikea. They carry some DWR level stuff from third parties (nothing too crazy) but their own label is considerably more reasonable and usually pretty well made.

 

It's bourgie/yuppie central but hey you gotta know who you are.

post #106196 of 109053

On that note fuck the DC real estate market. 3br/2ba houses where the owner stuck a toilet in the basement and called it a bathroom for $550k. And tiny closets. NOT GONNA HAPPEN, WHO DO YOU THINK I AM

post #106197 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

You'll probably spend a third of your life on a mattress. I've always found it well worth it to spring (no pun intended) for a high quality mattress.

yea thats my wife's argument.

sleep train allows you to buy the mattress, FREE DELIVERY* & 100 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, if you exchange they give you back the difference in cash... nutty policy
post #106198 of 109053
if you're shopping for a low-tier mattress always get what's on sale because they're fairly interchangeable.

you can always negotiate down the price a lot and get free shipping and stuff. drive a hard bargain.

memory foam is way worse to bang on.

this is all i know about mattresses.
post #106199 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

if you're shopping for a low-tier mattress always get what's on sale because they're fairly interchangeable.

you can always negotiate down the price a lot and get free shipping and stuff. drive a hard bargain.

memory foam is way worse to bang on.

this is all i know about mattresses.

was told this in the store as well but if you get the firmest one you be ok devil.gif
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R&B has solid stuff.  It's just overpriced.  I've bought 3-4 items from there and had them for about 4 years now and it's like they are still like new.  I'm moving soon, so they definitely fall within the "keeper" stuff.  I can see one of the dressers lasting like 50 years easily, no joke.  

 

BUUUUT... will I buy another R&B item?  Probably not.  I found that there is a middle tier that makes stuff just as nice for about 50-60% of the cost.  

 

Steer clear of C&B, stuff is just marketing and not really well made.  

 

Design Within Reach (DWR) is funny because the stuff is entirely not "within reach".  I mean, damn, with that name I was expecting something out of CB2, but then I'm like, "$14,000 for this tiny couch???"  Do you know how many shoes that is??? :lol:

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