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post #181 of 2411
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Now, imagine you have just one room for both drinking coffee, watching TV, snacking, and drinking.
post #182 of 2411
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Now, imagine you have just one room for both drinking coffee, watching TV, snacking, and drinking.

I'm going to recommend that coffeetable book Ghetto again.
post #183 of 2411
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Now, imagine you have just one room for both drinking coffee, watching TV, snacking, anddo drinking.
do you ever get out of bed?
post #184 of 2411
Our art books go on the Sapien shelves in the living room and entry. The coffee table is where books we're half-reading usually end up until we finish , and also where the latest copies of magazines accumulate. I've noticed that the smuttier something is, the more likely it is to get perused. Us Weekly is a favorite, especially among the art crowd who I believe get off on the taboo.
post #185 of 2411
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SH is a dick. I'm not sure what more there is to say about things. I attempted, on multiple occasions, to engage his commentary--as pejorative and insensible as it has been. I let him insult me again and again. So, ultimately, I call it as I see it.

Well, in that case, you forget to mention that he has a small penis. In for a penny, in for a pound, they say.
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If you think that rubbish amounts to a "theory," then there is little hope of discussing this meaningfully with you. Aside from the specious reasoning, he makes startlingly biased assumptions to reach his conclusions.

Let me stop you right there. I see what he is getting at. You do not. It is as logically cohesive insofar as a theory about these sorts of things can be. For an attorney, you have a puzzling and oft-demonstrated inability to get inside the arguments of others. I hope you are sticking strictly to transactional work. If you are ever the lead in a contested matter, you are going to get your head handed to you and you will never know why.

I agree, however, that there is little hope of discussing this meaningfully with you. Nonetheless, hope springs eternal so I will have a go at translating Stephen's theory of interior design into SF-relevant terms. I am sure that Stephen will be happy to come along and tell me to fuck off if I am too far wrong or if the analogy is too forced.

Sprezzatura is considered a desirable quality on SF. But true sprezzatura is a function of actually living in your clothes. For example, I have some shirts with double-button cuffs. One of my watches is too big to wear with these shirts so I leave one of the buttons on the cuff unbuttoned. It has become something of a habit so I often leave that button undone without thinking about it even if I am not wearing that particular watch.

Forced sprezzatura is much worse than none e.g. wearing french cuffs without cufflinks. It reeks of try-too-hard and makes you look like a clueless poseur. This is the problem with the interior that Stephen analyzed. It is a series of arch, studied flourishes which are completely inauthentic.

He doesn't like your living room because it is, from his perspective, a random collection of studied flourishes, albeit not as twee as the one he dissected.

Now you can agree with his theory or not. There are certainly other ways to think about interior design. But to claim that his theory is disingenuous rubbish says a lot more about you than it does about him.

I will even go out on a limb and suggest something that I suspect Stephen would agree fits in with his theory. Suppose that you used your coffee table as a display for the One Shoe. Imagine five pairs of perfectly matched, beautiful One Shoes glistening gently in their own display case in the middle of your living room. In effect, your coffee table would become an art installation on multiple levels. God knows it would be authentic and would make for one hell of a conversation piece if nothing else.

I am sure this will draw the usual 2000 word point-by-point rebuttal explaining in detail why no one except Foo understands anything at all.
post #186 of 2411
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Now, imagine you have just one room for both drinking coffee, watching TV, snacking, and drinking.

Easy, I would determine it depending on how the room is laid out. My sitting room is conductive to a coffee table, I could do without that room if need be, eliminating the need for a coffee table.

Funny enough I think this thread has offered great insight to everyone except for foo. I really appreciate Fuuma's postings, and while SH has previously eluded to his ideas on interior design, it was better fleshed out here. Too easy to become too studied.
post #187 of 2411
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do you ever get out of bed?

When I do, it's a quick roll on the ground from the living room, through the kitchen, into our study, through our foyer, past our dining room, and into the living room, where I do all the things I mentioned. In fact, when rolling along, one often finds he is going through three or four of the above all at once.

How is that for honest living?
post #188 of 2411
i like a nice, eclectic mix of coffee table books.

post #189 of 2411
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I agree, however, that there is little hope of discussing this meaningfully with you. Nonetheless, hope springs eternal so I will have a go at translating Stephen's theory of interior design into SF-relevant terms. I am sure that Stephen will be happy to come along and tell me to fuck off if I am too far wrong or if the analogy is too forced.

Sprezzatura is considered a desirable quality on SF. But true sprezzatura is a function of actually living in your clothes. For example, I have some shirts with double-button cuffs. One of my watches is too big to wear with these shirts so I leave one of the buttons on the cuff unbuttoned. It has become something of a habit so I often leave that button undone without thinking about it even if I am not wearing that particular watch.

Forced sprezzatura is much worse than none e.g. wearing french cuffs without cufflinks. It reeks of try-too-hard and makes you look like a clueless poseur. This is the problem with the interior that Stephen analyzed. It is a series of arch, studied flourishes which are completely inauthentic.

He doesn't like your living room because it is, from his perspective, a random collection of studied flourishes, albeit not as twee as the one he dissected.

Now you can agree with his theory or not. There are certainly other ways to think about interior design. But to claim that his theory is disingenuous rubbish says a lot more about you than it does about him.

I will even go out on a limb and suggest something that I suspect Stephen would agree fits in with his theory. Suppose that you used your coffee table as a display for the One Shoe. Imagine five pairs of perfectly matched, beautiful One Shoes glistening gently in their own display case in the middle of your living room. In effect, your coffee table would become an art installation on multiple levels. God knows it would be authentic and would make for one hell of a conversation piece if nothing else.

I am sure this will draw the usual 2000 word point-by-point rebuttal explaining in detail why no one except Foo understands anything at all.

Why are you such a bitch? Actually, I stopped reading as soon as you mentioned sprezzatura and began discussing it seriously. Jeezus. Evidently, I am just too advanced for you.
post #190 of 2411
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i like a nice, eclectic mix of coffee table books.


Swinging too hard at the joke. Not honest living. When I get home I'll try to remember to take a photo of the latest New Criterion sitting next to a magazine with the headline "Michele Obama's Arms! Wow!"
post #191 of 2411
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Swinging too hard at the joke. When I get home I'll try to remember to take a photo of the latest New Criterion sitting next to a magazine with the headline "Michele Obama's Arms! Wow!"

i'm pretty sure my arms are a little bit nicer thanks to that Phaidon book. Our official "book" is New York Magazine on top of an HP laptop.

The Muji desk gets the Mac. No room for an HP.
post #192 of 2411
Your coffee table offers poo insight.

My relatives, who are staying with us this week, have taken up residence in everyone of the chairs I enjoy with exception to three. This is exasperating. I know this offers nothing to this thread, just needed to vent.
post #193 of 2411
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Why are you such a bitch? Actually, I stopped reading as soon as you mentioned sprezzatura and began discussing it seriously. Jeezus. Evidently, I am just too advanced for you.

This is the point in the thread in which we transition from what is inside Foo's shitty apartment to who the fuck would ever want to go inside Foo's shitty apartment.
post #194 of 2411
He's still on what shit to put in his shitty apartment aside from books on poo that he would like to borrow from gnome.
post #195 of 2411
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Why are you such a bitch?

Hormones. You know how it is.

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Actually, I stopped reading as soon as you mentioned sprezzatura and began discussing it seriously. Jeezus. Evidently, I am just too advanced for you.

Yes, Foo, that must be it.
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