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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Don't wory - you'll get there.

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Originally Posted by Ernie View Post

Fuck coffee table books, put Hemingway on your table and sit with people to read. Discuss the brilliance. Never understood the point of a book specifically purposed toward setting on a table. However if you buy a good book and prefer to keep it near where you sit to read, then I understand.

Think about what you just said.

Reading a serious novel is not a social or communal experience. It requires solitude and concentration. A coffee table book, in contrast, is made so that you can flip-through it casually. The large format pretty much requires it to be viewed on a table of some sort, and makes it eash to view with others.

You cannot invite people to your home, sit down to read For Whom the Bell Tolls]/i] for a few hours, make your guest watch you in silence, and then turn to him for serious discussion.

Jeezus.
post #1518 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I stand corrected.

All kidding aside, the Gravity's Rainbow one is really quite good, a genuine work of art in itself.
post #1519 of 2411
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Originally Posted by nootje View Post

An ashtray, a pipe, tobacco and the economist currently. I want to look like an intellectual.

On topic, I kinda like the living room as a whole. Never thought I would say that about foo's. I wouldn't bother about the chipping, with all the hassle you've had with tables, they are a story on their own..
pro tip: remove the economist
post #1520 of 2411
My coffee-table books are on a bookshelf. Our coffee table (well, actually this nifty upholstered circle thingy from DWR's short-lived kids line) usually has some combination of remotes, kids' books, recently folded laundry, and a blanket. Sometimes pizza.
post #1521 of 2411
My coffee table has coasters on it...and occasionally beverages.
post #1522 of 2411
Mine has artbooks and current readings + next reading
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

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.

If a wall is not load bearing, not holding your ceiling up, is it an honest wall?

Btw, I've read my coffee table book (a rather definitive book on southern Rhone wines with incredible photographs).
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

A good skim coating is beautiful. Savor it.

FWIW, all my walls are Level 5. I sort of like them.
post #1524 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

If a wall is not load bearing, not holding your ceiling up, is it an honest wall?

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Am I supposed to do something with this other than ignore it?
post #1525 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Let the butchery begin:

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Eventually, lounge chair will be swapped out for a different one.

What lounge chair? (0)

Other then the fact that it looks like the cock and ball vase will be in the way of using the end table, it looks good. Carpet is nice, I can barely tell that the table is damaged, and it all works reasonably well together.
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You could discuss th oft present need for partitioning a residence?
post #1527 of 2411
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Am I supposed to do something with this other than ignore it?

You ignore anything that pokes holes in your "honest" approach to architecture and good taste. While you often give great examples of these your attempt to define some sort of metaphysic is laughable.
post #1528 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Mine has artbooks and current readings + next reading

I was very much tempted by a big book on Klimt that cataloged many of his paintings. His work is so out there in my opinion that it is very interesting to look at.
post #1529 of 2411
Walls are many things, Pio. You want me to spell out every one each time I make a quick quip regarding the hanging of art? GTFO with that shit.

Visual Barriers
Sound Insulation
Thermal Insulation
Electrical Conduit Encasement
HVAC Conduit Encasement
Property Barriers (as seen in loft conversions)
post #1530 of 2411
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Visual Barriers
Sound insulation
Thermal Insulation
Electrical Conduit Encasement
HVAC Conduit Encasement
Property Barriers (as seen in loft conversions)

So walls can do more than hold up ceilings. Just trying to help set Foo straight here. Thanks for the help.
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