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Amazing article (scroll horizontally) and art.

http://www.meathaus.com/townhouse/

As a bonus, look at the add for a suit made of 1/3 dacron, 1/3 worsted, 1/3 mohair

Notwithstanding, the prices in constant dollars remain very high and sometime even higher than the current prices for the same items.

Nice E-type too.

!luc
post #2 of 36
This is very stylish even today. I love that jagged pool. That was when Playboy was really more about a "lifestyle" than bodily orifices.
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Very interesting--thanks for posting. Seems to me that once you have a dining area overlooking the pool, full wall windows in the living area, and a fireplace in the bedroom, the Knoll chairs really are optional.
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Cool place! I love the stone and expanses of dark wood walls. Here's two paintings of many I'd buy for that place if I had the cash for this stuff..
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I love it. It looks like home to me. A modern day version of the bed which is readily available:
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The fireplace is big enough for a pig on a spit.

I'd forgotten about the Spanish crendenza. That was a popular item then.

A de Kooning on the wall as well.
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If Playboy did the same piece now, I wonder how much of the modern art would be replaced with plasma screen televisions. . .
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Originally Posted by caelte
The fireplace is big enough for a pig on a spit.

I'd forgotten about the Spanish crendenza. That was a popular item then.

A de Kooning on the wall as well.
Chinese lacquered credenzas were also rather popular.
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Nothing says Swingin' Man About Town more than a leather wrapped circular bed. I wonder if it rotates a la Austin Powers...

A.
post #10 of 36
There are probably Norman Mailer books on the shelf and Charles Mingus on the record player. Erno Laszlo black soap was another requisite for the vintage playboy.
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Originally Posted by Mentos
If Playboy did the same piece now, I wonder how much of the modern art would be replaced with plasma screen televisions. . .

Good question....fraught with implications, I wonder if we are living at the tail end of an "interest in art" period, doesn't Bill Gates have screens on the walls showing a variety of changing art works?
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Originally Posted by Aaron
Nothing says Swingin' Man About Town more than a leather wrapped circular bed. I wonder if it rotates a la Austin Powers...

A.
The one that I posted definitely rotates, but it is not electronic. We actually almost bought this one for our house, but it was going to be too big to get in through the old building. Our bedroom is half round, so it would have looked really cool.
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Originally Posted by caelte
Good question....fraught with implications, I wonder if we are living at the tail end of an "interest in art" period, doesn't Bill Gates have screens on the walls showing a variety of changing art works?
Indeed; isn't that very gauche?

I feel so.
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Indeed; isn't that very gauche?

I feel so.

He has a role as an arbiter of taste.
It's only gauche to those interested in the authentic.
We may be dragons watching the creation of a new world that doesn't believe in dragons.

By the way, Matt,
that bed would have taken your place to a higher plateau.
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Originally Posted by caelte
He has a role as an arbiter of taste.
It's only gauche to those interested in the authentic.
We may be dragons watching the creation of a new world that doesn't believe in dragons.

By the way, Matt,
that bed would have taken your place to a higher plateau.
I would have had scenes from Fellini's Satyricon playing on huge LCD screens.
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