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post #256 of 2411
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to be honest, I hadn't even thought of that.

but going forward, I shall call large shag rugs "a collection of pennis"

Interesting that, of all things sexual, a giant hairy carpet makes you think of penises . . .
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There is a incongruity between what modernism has preached and what it is...I think the issue I had with your conception was that you seemed to take for granted that modernism has succeeded or, in one case, that a particular chair is the best because it was built on modernist principles. 

The general distinction you've made of course is correct, except, often, modernism eschews traditional forms and norms simply for the sake of eschewing rather than because they might get in the way.

We're in agreement, then. I didn't mean to imply at any point that it always succeeds in achieving the objective good. It's arguably impossible to know if such a goal is even achievable. Hence, the only workable definition of modernism hinges on its intent and theory, not the results.
post #257 of 2411
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If I had to guess, it would be the person asking for advice from people who have never seen his living room to give him advice about what to do with it.

That's what the PICTURE was for.
post #258 of 2411

Mafoofan is either infinitely patient or does not mind jostling with imbeciles. I think the latter...StephenHero is clearly not an architect or an expert. He is not even particularly original, he is playing the Simon Cowell of the architecture forum.

 

Anyways, now that his gimmick has been sufficiently prodded...The coffee table, the rectangular? thing that seems to have a design cut into it by lasers--why do you like it? Is it ponderous in person? 

post #259 of 2411
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That's what the PICTURE was for.

You mean the FLOOR PLAN, which tells us nothing about the finish of the wood, the size or materials of the windows, the height of the ceiling, the orientation to light, the details of the baseboards, the wall treatment, the ceiling plan's lighting , the spaces beyond, etc. In other words, the components of aesthetic composition that allow us to judge it much more effectively.
post #260 of 2411

Why not tell him what he should like StephenHero? Everyone can then assess your ideas and come to a conclusion on whether you are just being a nuisance or not. I like to think of you as the Donald Trump of architecture, am I wrong? Please, don't fire me if so.

 

Also, be careful with those gas fireplaces--some look awfully like closets.

post #261 of 2411
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I believe it is laser-cut, yes.

We currently use a Laccio table. It is too narrow. It always feels like things are at risk of falling off the edge. Also, it is dwarfed by our sofa.

So, what we're looking for is a table with both proportions and geometry that complement our sofa, and which will be adaptable to future furniture choices. The Knoll sofa was a wedding gift, and hence permanent. It will always anchor our living space. As far as shape goes, I find that a rectangle, or at least something angular as opposed to rounded, suits the sofa better. Yet, we don't want a monolithic, visually heavy table in the center of the room. We also don't want to do wood, since we are likely to be living with wood floors now and in the future. That leaves metal, glass, plastic, etc.

The Nebula is not the only option that could work, but it does fit the bill. I think the shape and size are highly suitable for both the sofa and our available space. While it takes up a healthy amount of visual space, the laser-cut design makes it look very light. Another obvious option is glass. We looked at FontanaArte, but frankly, an all-glass table worries me.

Also, it's the table my wife likes the best.
post #262 of 2411
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Why not tell him what he should like StephenHero? Everyone can then assess your ideas and come to a conclusion on whether you are just being a nuisance or not. I like to think of you as the Donald Trump of architecture, am I wrong? Please, don't fire me if so.

Also, be careful with those gas fireplaces--some look awfully like closets.

Kwality.
post #263 of 2411
I really hope this thread keeps going for a while:)
post #264 of 2411
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Interesting that, of all things sexual, a giant hairy carpet makes you think of penises . . .

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post #265 of 2411

I think StephenHero has now been thoroughly outed as a bad impostor, but I hope that doesn't stop him from posting pretty images. He is good at finding images!

 

Anyways, about the Nebula...I think the issue that your wife likes it is important and not to be overlooked, however, it might make your place feel smaller and the sharp edges do not mean smaller and more cozy.

 

Wood on wood isn't a bad thing, especially with a rug to break them up. Maybe a steel, glass combo. A noguchi table would be an obvious choice if you like it, but it is a bit of a cliche and it is rounded. These things are highly dependent on personal taste, but I would question whether the rectangular blockish sofa is complemented by a rectangular blockish coffee table.

post #266 of 2411
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Originally Posted by vernonclark View Post

I think StephenHero has now been thoroughly outed as an bad impostor, but I hope that doesn't stop him from posting pretty images. He is good at finding images!

Anyways, about the Nebula...I think the issue that your wife likes it is important and not to be overlooked, however, it might make your place feel smaller and the sharp edges do not mean smaller and more cozy.

Wood on wood isn't a bad thing, especially with a rug to break them up. Maybe a steel, glass combo. A noguchi table would be an obvious choice if you like it, but it is a bit of a cliche

Foo, how's it feel to have a new friend?
post #267 of 2411
vernon sounds like FNB. Just sayin.
post #268 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

vernon sounds like FNB. Just sayin.
shut up and let the man work.
post #269 of 2411
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shut up and let the man work.

i thought you blocked SH?
post #270 of 2411
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shut up and let the man work.

Hey, did you hear I went to Joel Robuchon in Vegas a few weeks ago?
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