Originally Posted by mafoofan
I haven't spent much time in MC in years, so can't speak to what it's like anymore. But the design/furniture thread is fairly predictable, even though there are divergent points of view. Frankly, it's pretty sleepy over there.
What's wrong with criticism, though? Not much fun or use if every post were guaranteed praise/adulation.
Not true at all. Come on, man--you usually start the discussion with some idea that is not bad or offensive--such as, "I really like the Eames lounge chair." But then, as discussion develops, you introduce other ideas that are increasingly odd or off-putting--like, "We need to have two
Eames lounges chairs, side by side
--because married." People tell you those ideas are odd or off-putting, but things march on anyway. Then inevitably, the other shoe drops. You aren't going to get an Eames lounge chair. It's too expensive. You aren't sure you couldn't get something equally high-quality for less money. You're not sure the whole "design" thing matters to you. Who is this Eames guy anyway and what business does he have charging you $6,000 for a chair? Next thing you know, you are posting a picture of the Pio-chair in some depressingly anonymous buy-one-get-one-free, 50%-off-everything, everything-must-go furniture showroom/warehouse/deathchamber and everyone is like "WTF" and pissed that they wasted all their time.
A week later you ask "What about Arco lamps? I like those." Rinse and repeat.
Anyway, I may be paraphrasing, embellishing, whatever, but I think I've captured the spirit of how things unfurl into a "shit storm" for you.