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post #1666 of 2411
No.
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No.

I like your chops, kid.
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How idiosyncratic can his apartment be if he has to reach consensus with his spouse? I'm assuming Mrs. Foo has her own aesthetic proclivities which must be satisfied.

That's really up to Mr. and Mrs. Foo to decide, isn't it? I think that Foo is capable of expressing idiosyncracy in the most subtle of ways, if you didn't get that already from my comments.

You made your point quite well, I thought, but there's a substantial difference between his clothing and his shared apartment. I didn't intend to suggest that his furnishings couldn't reflect his approach and aesthetic, more to qualify some of what you were saying with the consideration of his wife's influence on what gets put into the space. I mostly agree with you.

GreenFrog, I think your print is "honest living" but that doesn't make it attractive. That E30 M3 is a fun car, though.
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Foo,

What makes your living room less bullshit than this annoying bitch's wardrobe?










Anna dello Russo is like a stupid gay's Diana Vreeland.
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Since this is such a lively thread, can anyone ascertain what kind of wood my apartment's walls are made out of?

They are large panels about 10 feet high that go from floor to ceiling and the wood is I what I believe is called "book-matched".

http://cdn.styleforum.net/5/5c/5c960ded_6a00d8341c76e453ef0154329329c3970c-350wi.jpeg
post #1671 of 2411
Looks like Elm burl, or whatever may be the Chinese equivalent.
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Looks like burled walnut to my untrained eye, but elm probably makes more sense. Looks great.
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Looks like Elm burl, or whatever may be the Chinese equivalent.

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Looks like burled walnut to my untrained eye, but elm probably makes more sense. Looks great.

The apartment was built in the early '90s for a Japanese businessman with imported Japanese materials so it may be some sort of Japanese wood.

It's a rather irregularly sized studio penthouse with a Japanese style bedroom so the whole place is sort of open-planned.

Might also be bird's eye maple. I'm sure those walls cost a lot.
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LK, dare I ask what you're actually holding in that photo??
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LK, dare I ask what you're actually holding in that photo??

It's an oosik.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum#Oosik
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LK, dare I ask what you're actually holding in that photo??

It's an oosik.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum#Oosik
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It's an oosik.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum#Oosik

I suspected that it might be a penis bone, but I wasn't sure.

I've seen a few whale baculum in Japan.
post #1678 of 2411
My guess on the wood is burled Japanese maple. The smaller knots in close proximity suggests a smaller variety than North American maples, and the relative lack of rings suggests it's less likely to be walnut. Elm would be my second guess, but elm also has more distinct rings than this wall. But yeah, those walls must have cost a fortune.
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Even a veneer would cost a lot?

I think there are about 15 panels in total plus smaller ones that are actually invisible hinged cabinets.
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Well, if it's Japanese maple, the trunks are typically so asymmetrical that it makes the process of shaving a veneer off so difficult, because there just isn't enough wood in a straight vertical section to get much sq. footage. You need a really aged tree ($$$$) to get a large piece. These panels might even be bigger than the size of what a normal Japanese maple can give you, so they may have had to laminate multiple sections on top of each other to create a panel. The profiling of the walls is a bit hard to decipher from the photos, but if a straight and large section of another tree specimen were used, it would be more likely to see much more repetition in the burl because they could shave larger sections off the trunk off in one piece. If it is Japanese maple, that would cost a whole lot. There's also a bunch of waste in the process usually, because there's little room for error in application and you may have to start all over if you screw up on one panel so that you're not using contrasting specimens.
Edited by StephenHero - 9/1/13 at 8:54pm
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