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post #1396 of 2411
wihch reminds me, remember in Wall Street where Gekko goes to put something down on Bud's table and it falls to the floor because the table is like 2/3s blank inside the frame? You could totally have passed off the first table as high-level design. even bragged about it.
post #1397 of 2411
Foo, between obsessing over 'authenticity' and your plant balls from Flora Grubb it has become clear that you are indeed a Hipster.

Please tell me that you have no plans to grow ironic facial hair!
post #1398 of 2411
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Serious question, SH: Assuming Foo is to have some furniture in his home, how exactly should he procure this furniture?

In a way that enriches his life and makes him happier, which I would have to assume is the way that he or any other introspective person would be doing it. The other way to go about it is to decorate his apartment to gain other people's satisfaction with an expression of his wealth through recognizably expensive things, which seems narcissistic, misguided and preposterously insecure to me. But assuming page 216 of the Cappellini catalog is the life he aspires to, I'm just wishing him a premature congratulations as he awaits the fourth attempt of the delivery service to finally satisfy his needs with an adequate resting spot for his decorative books. This is a big moment for him, hence the documentation process.
post #1399 of 2411
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Meanwhile, our Flos Piani lamp was delivered with a dent in it. They are sending us a replacement ASAP.

This is riidiculous.

Have you ever had anything delivered that didn't have some sort of problem? IIRC, even your Knoll, the sofa that started it all, was a trainwreck.
post #1400 of 2411
In my experience, unwieldy, heavy stuff is susceptible to damage. e.g., it took three tries and two vendors to get us our refrigerator, and even then I accepted a small ding in one of the doors because I figured it wasn't big enough to warrant staying home for another delivery. Fortunately, I'm unable to tell you where the dent is without going to have a look at it, so the tradeoff was worth it for me.
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Have you ever had anything delivered that didn't have some sort of problem? IIRC, even your Knoll, the sofa that started it all, was a trainwreck.

We have very bad luck.
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Although I think Stephen is being an arsehole, I do think that the plant & vase things that Foo has bought are very tacky, because I think ornaments like that should have some sort of sentimental value, rather than being showy "cool shit" that you pick up in a shopping spree.
post #1403 of 2411
I believe I have a solution.

http://www.chairigami.com/our-stuff1.html
post #1404 of 2411
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Although I think Stephen is being an arsehole, I do think that the plant & vase things that Foo has bought are very tacky, because I think ornaments like that should have some sort of sentimental value, rather than being showy "cool shit" that you pick up in a shopping spree.

You don't think it is perfectly tasteful to buy things that you find aesthetically pleasing? In time, they will have sentimental value.
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In a way that enriches his life and makes him happier, which I would have to assume is the way that he or any other introspective person would be doing it. The other way to go about it is to decorate his apartment to gain other people's satisfaction with an expression of his wealth through recognizably expensive things, which seems narcissistic, misguided and preposterously insecure to me. But assuming page 216 of the Cappellini catalog is the life he aspires to, I'm just wishing him a premature congratulations as he awaits the fourth attempt of the delivery service to finally satisfy his needs with an adequate resting spot for his decorative books. This is a big moment for him, hence the documentation process.

Please tell me I am not the only one who detects the pretentiouus nonsense here.
post #1406 of 2411
Pretentious nonsense is sitting on a park bench waiting for John Singer Sargent to paint you.

post #1407 of 2411
Thread Starter 
That was posing for a photograph, not a painting.

I suppose if I were living honestly, I would live as if cameras don't exist and thus only be photographed by surprise.
post #1408 of 2411
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You don't think it is perfectly tasteful to buy things that you find aesthetically pleasing? In time, they will have sentimental value.

Not sure I follow Loathing's critique about sentimental value, but IMO, those balls are tacky. Very Design Sponge/ 2010 interior design trend. They're what people put up next to their chalkboard painted walls, apothecary chic doo dads, and those fake train signs that were sold everywhere. There's a reason why Urban Outfitters sells them - it's cause they're kitschy.

I like the marble table though, assuming you can get it in good condition.
post #1409 of 2411
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Urban Outfitters sells all sorts of random shit. I don't see why the mere fact they sell something makes it bad.

I like the balls because they are apartment-friendly plant solutions. We don't get a ton of light and don't have a lot of extra space, so putting plants on the wall seems pretty smart to me. Also, I think they are aesthetically pleasing. What's not to like? The form could not be more simple. It's a glass ball with plants inside. How that is "kitschy" is beyond me.
post #1410 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

Although I think Stephen is being an arsehole, I do think that the plant & vase things that Foo has bought are very tacky, because I think ornaments like that should have some sort of sentimental value, rather than being showy "cool shit" that you pick up in a shopping spree.

You don't think it is perfectly tasteful to buy things that you find aesthetically pleasing? In time, they will have sentimental value.

I guess the only solution is to have parents who had parents who had parents who were willing to be very tacky so that their great-grandchildren might inherit ornaments of sentimental value.
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