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post #1471 of 2411
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Only if he hangs it upside down.
he could hang it sideways and no one would know the difference
post #1472 of 2411
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If you want art in your house, buy what you really like and then put it somewhere where you can see it and spend time liking it. Under no circumstance is 20 sq. feet of empty wall space a good enough motivation to purchase art. I don't know why a wall can't just be bare. What's the obligation to just fill an apartment with shit you otherwise have no connection to?

You're an idiot.

Having a "connection" to something doesn't just mean inheriting it from a dead family member or stumbling upon it on your way up Mt. Kilimanjaro.

You are also connected to something when you simply like it. We like plants (most people do). We have very little space, limited light, and are unwilling to spend a lot of time taking care of anyything. These fit the bill. Hence they are "connected" to us.

Also, you continuously fail to understand that "connections" of a personal or sentimental sort can evolve over time. They do not need to pre-exist (and arguably simply cannot) before acquiring a thing.

All those interiors you post--where do you think the owners get their furniture, which is predominantly mid-century modern or designed by someone like Jasper Morrison? You are such a hopeless fool.
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post #1474 of 2411
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If you want art in your house, buy what you really like and then put it somewhere where you can see it and spend time liking it. Under no circumstance is 20 sq. feet of empty wall space a good enough motivation to purchase art and hang it. That's what stupid 25 year old women do with their Audrey Hepburn photo canvas transfers. I don't know why a wall can't just be bare. It's just a wall. Just let it hold your ceiling up. What's the obligation to just fill an apartment with shit you otherwise have no connection to? That goes for the entire room. There's two tables that have almost no genuine function, a bunch of ugly-as-shit terrariums, books nobody will read, and a stupid "look at me" lamp. I'd toss it all out.

I'm with you on the art: don't put stuff out there just because you need to fill space. This is also true for furniture, books etc. I also dislike the tall lamp, forgot to mention it specifically (it's another globe thing I guess).

On the other hand we're talking about consumer goods here, how much of a connection do you need to feel for your iphone before you acquire it? Furniture is the same, once again interior deco isn't this amazing thing, you,re just making the space you inhabit reflect your lifestyle/habits, hopefully using pieces you find pretty and/or interesting. Some will have some stories (I got some peasant hat from Kazakhstan that is one of those, it is also quite ugly) and others will be of the "hey I needed a coffee table and Roche Bobois was offering free delivery until sat, I like the colour" variety. I don't feel a deep connection to my coffee mugs either and have no great stories regarding them. They hold coffee and I like them. I do not plan to acquire sentimental connection to said coffee mugs in the future btw so Foo's idea is also sucky.

note: I have a few family antiques peppered around, in the end, they're just old things that have been around longer than newer things.
post #1475 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I'm mostly curious what you guys think of the layout and the aesthetics of the overall composition.]

WTF is this?
post #1476 of 2411
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I'm with you on the art: don't put stuff out there just because you need to fill space. This is also true for furniture, books etc. I also dislike the tall lamp, forgot to mention it specifically (it's another globe thing I guess).

On the other hand we're talking about consumer goods here, how much of a connection do you need to feel for your iphone before you acquire it? Furniture is the same, once again interior deco isn't this amazing thing, you,re just making the space you inhabit reflect your lifestyle/habits, hopefully using pieces you find pretty and/or interesting. Some will have some stories (I got some peasant hat from Kazakhstan that is one of those, it is also quite ugly) and others will be of the "hey I needed a coffee table and Roche Bobois was offering free delivery until sat, I like the colour" variety. I don't feel a deep connection to my coffee mugs either and have no great stories regarding them. They hold coffee and I like them. I do not plan to acquire sentimental connection to said coffee mugs in the future btw so Foo's idea is also sucky.

note: I have a few family antiques peppered around, in the end, they're just old things that have been around longer than newer things.

Stop taking SH seriously.
post #1477 of 2411
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But, is it honest living?

You are being sarcastic but I will give you an answers, several answers, actually. What does your room "say" to people who walk into it?

Sherlock Holmes Approach: Japanese/Chinese cultural connection, hates pizza, not too fond of guests, very relaxed, easy-going person willing to live with chipped-up coffee table made of inauthentic Chinese marble.

Better Homes and Gardens Approach: Very nice room but needs little tags floating in the air detailing price and where to buy.

Ordinary Person Approach: Nice cat!

One problem with your room is that it is either too white or not white enough. The way it is now, I can guarantee you that the first thing everyone will notice is your money cat, especially as you have effectively created a display space for it by putting it under that lamp. I am not suggesting you "spice up" your room by adding a twenty-square-foot splash of abstract color. However, a couple of small items with some color would really balance out the room. Even putting actual flowers -- and please don't pick lilies -- in the vases on the table would be a big help. Even better would be a couple of things, like the money cat, that have some personal connection to you.

The other alternative would be to banish the money cat. But that is the only thing in the room that makes it look like actual people live there. It would be a shame to lose it as it is the most charming thing in the room. Without it, the room looks like the waiting room of a plastic surgeon's office in Beverly Hills.
post #1478 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

If you stop taking SH seriously, the world will make much more sense to you.
i have only one person on ignore. SF is so much better since.
post #1479 of 2411
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Stop taking SH seriously.

Every joke you make is dead serious.
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i have only one person on ignore. SF is so much better since.

There's nothing like a good passive-aggressive vendetta.
post #1481 of 2411
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It's not my "plan" to develop sentimental connections. My point is that sentimental connections to material things usually don't pre-exist the acquisition of a thing. SH's idiotic view supposes that it is possible to furnish a home entirely with things one already has a sentimental connection to, before coming into posession of them. You'd have to inherit all your stuff from friends or family.

Even more stupid, he neglects the fact that regardless of whether you posess or own something, there is a time before having a sentimental connection to it when it is nothing but a completely new object to you. For no good reason, he hinges his entire viewpoint on whether you have made a commercial transaction to take ownership of that object. Read between those lines: what is SH really interested in? Defining and pursuing honest living? Or venting his bitterness toward other's wealth or good fortune?
post #1482 of 2411
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note: I have a few family antiques peppered around, in the end, they're just old things that have been around longer than newer things.

Your rootless postmodernism is an inspiration to us all.
post #1483 of 2411
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Your rootless postmodernism is an inspiration to us all.

I feel a deep connection to Pantone and express it through my coffee holding instruments. It says a lot about me as a person -I love that expression! "As a person" versus as a space alien?" and my interior deco really paints a picture of that in a dazzling way.



WARNING: BAD TASTE INCOMING (I really own a few of those)




post #1484 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

SH's idiotic view supposes that it is possible to furnish a home entirely with things one already has a sentimental connection to, before coming into posession of them.


I don't furnish my home with possessions for the sake of decoration. I buy things I feel a connection to, and they reside in my home with me. I have zero trinkets of the sort you'd put in your living room, because I don't give a shit about decor. I have a life to live inside my home. I never said things had to have sentimental value to be bought. You conflated that nonsense out of either ignorance or disingenuous validation of your own methods.

Regardless, if the things you were putting in your apartment were things you actually needed to own to feel more enriched, our imput would mean jack shit to you, but it's clear our input does mean something to you, or else you'd have never started this retarded thread in the first place to find validation in your stupid shit.

You'll notice there is no stupid thread of mine where I look for validation from other people to help me create my interior "composition" (wtf?). The reason is because I don't give a shit about impressing anyone with the things I put in my home. They're there for my own reasons.
post #1485 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

We don't want to build our room around a centerpiece.

I think that's why it works. There's no jarring focal point.

If you had some bright photo or painting on the wall, the whole room would just seem like an elaborate pictureframe

Really don't care for the rug, especially against the tabletop (as I believe Dopey mentioned) but I don't like rugs in general so am less entitled than usual to hold an opinion.


Maybe I'm just smalltime but who has shutters in the city? Were those there or did you put those in?



(edit - now I see AY made the same point more concisely)
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