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post #2191 of 2411
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Ficus is nature. Nature is good. I would have added an exception for anything undergoing cellular respiration, but then I'd have to add another exception to exclude teenagers.

So you approve of foo's moss balls he has hanging on his walls?
post #2192 of 2411
The moss is fine. The retarded balls and their quasi-geometric configuration on the wall aren't fine, the latter of which is so much more egregiously ghey than the moss' moderate beauty is alluring that I'd gladly bleach and hammer them to a gruesome death in front of foo.
post #2193 of 2411
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I've had enough of this. If you don't call out SH on his advice to keep books on the floor as anything other than pure idiocy desperately attempting to appear enlightened and high-brow, you're with the terrorists.

Built-ins are not options for people who live in small spaces, are on a budget, or rent. Storing books in a closet presumes one isn't already storing other things in said closet and that one doesn't regularly read his books. Yet neither of those suggestions is remotely as stupid as suggesting that one simplty leave books on the floor--particularly versus the option of using a standalone bookshelf. If a bookshelf is an obstruction to whatever bullshit "honest' lifestyle SH is hawking, a giant pile of books is surely an even worse offender.
post #2194 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I've had enough of this. If you don't call out SH on his advice to keep books on the floor as anything other than pure idiocy desperately attempting to appear enlightened and high-brow, you're with the terrorists.


I read SH's initial comment and his subsequent posts and concluded that he was joking.

However, thinking about the sorts of generally very, very minimalist houses/designs that he posts in the Architecture thread, I've started to consider that perhaps he was actually serious...
post #2195 of 2411
I thought for sure that fuckyournoguchicoffeetable would have a suitable post for book stacks on the floor, but I am disappoint.
post #2196 of 2411
Storing books on the ground is a helluva lot more rational than paying hundreds of dollars on some piece of shit bookcase that stores them 18" higher.
post #2197 of 2411
What the fuck? Are you being serious?
post #2198 of 2411
I have no idea what stupid goals you guys have for your interior space, but in no way is my domestic life and its use of books compromised because I'm okay with leaving a stack of books on the ground. If somebody can convince me that grabbing the book off a shelf instead of the floor will suddenly cause Ahab to capture Moby Dick, I'll gladly reconsider. In the meantime, fuck your shitty bookshelves.


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post #2199 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I read SH's initial comment and his subsequent posts and concluded that he was joking.

However, thinking about the sorts of generally very, very minimalist houses/designs that he posts in the Architecture thread, I've started to consider that perhaps he was actually serious...

A lot of the interiors he posts are genuinely beautiful.

However, the viewpoints he espouses are hopelessly hypocritical and inconsistent. More than half of the interiors he's posted have coffee tables stacked with neatly arrayed coffee table books. I haven't paid as much attention, but I would bet that virtually none have books stacked on the floor, and many have standalone bookshelves. And all of them were clearly setup to be photographed by a professional.

Compare that with the ridiculous critiques he issues.
post #2200 of 2411
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The irony is that stacked books on the floor are more likely to be for display than for use, as difficult as it is to sort through them.
post #2201 of 2411
Thread Starter 
Also, stacking books is bad for the books. Squishes the spines.
post #2202 of 2411
Having books on a coffee table is an occurrence that is within the realm of possibility if I'm looking at an interior photo with no explanation and trying to decide whether a person is going about their domestic life honestly in pursuit of whatever enriches their lives, which might warrant their choice in interior decision making. Your problem is that you see all these interiors as ends that are to be emulated, thus your vain efforts to decorate with the input of others rather than live and arrive at such self-enriching ends spontaneously without the need to be validated, the former of which I find fucking stupid and dull and tasteless and boring and crass and materialistic and ugly and humorous.
post #2203 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Also, stacking books is bad for the books. Squishes the spines.

So is picking them up and reading them for a hundred hours, you dipshit.
post #2204 of 2411
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Having books on a coffee table is an occurrence that is within the realm of possibility if I'm looking at an interior photo with no explanation and trying to decide whether a person is going about their domestic life honestly in pursuit of whatever enriches their lives, which might warrant their choice in interior decision making. Your problem is that you see all these interiors as ends that are to be emulated, thus your vain efforts to decorate with the input of others rather than live and arrive at such self-enriching ends spontaneously without the need to be validated, the former of which I find fucking stupid and dull and tasteless and boring and crass and materialistic and ugly and humorous.

Your first sentence is barely coherent.

Your second sentence is factually wrong. You assume I am attempting to emulate "interiors as ends." The problem with your analysis of my interior choices, as well as your analysis of all others', is that you rest your conclusions on prejudicial assumptions about the people using the spaces in question. The truth is, you know little to nothing about my personal life, which is about the same as what you know about the personal lives of the people who own the interior spaces you praise. You believe whatever you want to believe in order to justify your senseless judgments.
post #2205 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

The truth is, you know little to nothing about my personal life.

Hence my baffled curiosity when you ran up from behind and tugged on my shirttail for help with it.

We'll try this again:

If I knew that the photos I posted contained elements of contrivance or vain decoration, I'd gladly ridicule them. Without knowing for sure, I take for granted that certain outcomes in arrangements of things are within the realm of possibility of a person going about their interior designing with no concerns aside from their personal interests and domestic habits.
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