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post #1936 of 2411
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Why is there a hole in the wall above the dining table?

So you can mean it when you jump from exposure to awful architecture.
post #1937 of 2411
I want this thread in book form, I will probably buy the leather bound hardcover.
It would be awesome to put on my coffee table.
post #1938 of 2411
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

Picture of the architecture I'd like to buy into if I'm going to go the newer construction route - this is also in TX although in the greater DFW area not Houston:



I think that some of the complaints Foo had regarding the TC home are absent in this layout.

What is Texas, if not purgatory's on-deck circle?
post #1939 of 2411
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

Picture of the architecture I'd like to buy into if I'm going to go the newer construction route - this is also in TX although in the greater DFW area not Houston:



I think that some of the complaints Foo had regarding the TC home are absent in this layout.

It's traditional yet contemporary.
post #1940 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

It's traditional yet contemporary.

tradcon jokes aside, I'm really not seeing a trad aspect of the architecture - some of the furniture is trad for sure...and maybe the mantle.. perhaps you're referring to the flooring? I'd prefer a darker sleeker wood pattern, but that's an option I can tinker with I believe.
post #1941 of 2411
I would keep looking, the MCM you posted in the other thread was better than this. I have not been to Houston or DFW, but when in Austin, TX there was a lot of interesting buildings and houses.
post #1942 of 2411
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

tradcon jokes aside, I'm really not seeing a trad aspect of the architecture - some of the furniture is trad for sure...and maybe the mantle.. perhaps you're referring to the flooring? I'd prefer a darker sleeker wood pattern, but that's an option I can tinker with I believe.

If you got rid of the furniture, curtains and fireplace then - I agree - it would cease to be ConTrad.

You'd be left with a set of tall white walls one of which includes a very nice circular window for all your high-up circular window needs. And it was kind of them to get rid of one of those pesky lower windows to allow for a big honkin' TV mounted on the wall.

The floor looks fine to me. But my flat could fit inside the obligatory walk-in closet in that McMasterpiece so I have very little flooring to look at on a daily basis.
Edited by Cantabrigian - 9/6/13 at 10:02am
post #1943 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

If you got rid of the furniture, curtains and fireplace then - I agree - it would cease to be ConTrad.

You'd be left with a set of tall white walls one of which includes a very nice cicrular window for all your high up circular window needs. And it was kind of them to get rid of one of those pesky windows to allow for a big honkin' TV mounted on the wall.

The floor looks fine to me. But my flat could fit inside the obligatory walk-in closet in that McMasterpiece so I have very little flooring to look at on a daily basis.

The biggest problem is all those windows.

They give you a view of, well, Texas.
post #1944 of 2411
What if your neighbor has a slightly larger McMansion?

You will need to put a 77" TV in front of every window to hide your shame and distract youself from wallowing in your mediocrity.
post #1945 of 2411
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I would keep looking, the MCM you posted in the other thread was better than this. I have not been to Houston or DFW, but when in Austin, TX there was a lot of interesting buildings and houses.

Totally agree on which is more interesting and desirable - the MCM in Dallas I posted in the other thread had tons more character.
post #1946 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Jerome View Post

Meaning that just as some ppl will think that some tentacle and sex anime and vending machines selling used underwear are representative of Japanese culture, they will also elevate certain fringe-words into a status that they don't presently possess.

Even better, or maybe worse, as I understand the concept, eating rice out of bamboo trunks in Prague isn't wabi sabi at all.
post #1947 of 2411
It wasn't in Prague. Not to understand me wrong, it is a normal word and an aesthetic concept only I hadn't heard it in daily conversation, then. Sabi-shii means lonely sometimes with the hidden connotation of showing rust age patina since it has a homonym written with a different character, and wabi is harder to translate but something similar like feeling lonely, deserted with a grain of longing and romance in it, I have no time to go back through the posts but I think you (?) explained it well above, anyway, something like natural simplicity but behind it a very high form of cultural development that has been 'mastered' and thereby overcome. The expression was very much influenced by Zen and also tea-masters like Sen no Rikkyu. Wabi-sabi in this form isn't or 'wasn't' -cause I'm not up to date anymore-, as such in the bigger dictionaries like the Kenkyuusha. But as an aesthetic concept every Japanese knows it, he just doesn't throw it around every day. My hometown is Vienna, btw. smile.gif
post #1948 of 2411

Wabisabi is best understood as the aesthetic equivalent of genteel poverty.

post #1949 of 2411

Thread needs more wabi, less sabi.

 

lefty

post #1950 of 2411
And a three-drink minimum.
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