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post #211 of 225
I like the brick wall. Those floors look awfully cold though. Enjoy your new place!
post #212 of 225
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It's just aluminum diamond plate...the same stuff they use in truck beds and tool cases. You can buy sheets and it and a carpenter can blue and screw it to the floor.
post #213 of 225
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Those floors look awfully cold though. Enjoy your new place!

As much as marble would be.
post #214 of 225
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It's just aluminum diamond plate...the same stuff they use in truck beds and tool cases. You can buy sheets and it and a carpenter can blue and screw it to the floor.

Yup, I know exactly what is and even installed some in a laundry room backsplash once.
post #215 of 225
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Was in response to dkzzzz.
post #216 of 225
Interesting. I'd forgotten what studio-living was like. I would have gone with wood floors myself, but you've got a pretty cool place there.
post #217 of 225
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It's just aluminum diamond plate...the same stuff they use in truck beds and tool cases. You can buy sheets and it and a carpenter can blue and screw it to the floor.

May I ask where one would source aluminum diamond plate sheets? They don't have them at HomeDepot I suppose

Are these aluminum sheets welded togeather, that is what you meant by "blue"?
post #218 of 225
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Sorry, glue.

Here you can even buy it online. http://www.metalsdepot.com/products/alum2.phtml?page=tread&LimAcc=$LimAcc Just google for a local store in your area. I'd actually be suprised if Home Depot did not have it. Or if you are using a contractor they can just source it for you.
post #219 of 225
Looks great. One more for the kitchen:


http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=1815
post #220 of 225
hey man, sweet place. love the xposed brick, its what i got in boston and it feels and looks amazing. any hint as to what the place costs ya? renting or owning, and total damage for the project?
post #221 of 225
You've got alot of good stuff but it seems a bit packed in. Have you ever seen the '80's book, High Tech? ($ .09 on Amazon.) http://www.amazon.com/High-Tech-Indu.../dp/051753262X Space is luxury. It is also like white space on a page.
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Have you ever seen the '80's book, High Tech?

Pretty much the early bible of the high-tech movement.
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Pretty much the early bible of the high-tech movement.
Yeh...amazing it sells for .09 cents.
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Don't you think that after "Black Square" by Malevich all minimalists just beating a dead horse?))

Just a quick note: Malevich was a 'suprematist' with some seriously deep thoughts on art; just an example: http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk/2...tags-and-more/

Minimalism was a 60s/70s sculpture/conceptual movement led by Donald Judd, Richard Smithson (sp?) et. al. They were actually very politically motivated artists, though taken out of context now, most people just think it's junk.

Sometimes, you need the text and all the written blabbing to understand what made work come about in its time. Though it may look ridiculous today, at one time, it made a statement that informed the culture of its day. That's often the worth of art--as artifact of cultural movements and ideas.

The odd thing is that much of the early abstract art has been coopted by and absorbed into the most mainstream advertising aesthetics, to where it strikes no one living today as being anything other than decorative. The 'look' or 'style' divorced from its historical context becomes nothing more than packaging, and thus becomes banal and mundane to us. So, for example, you pick up a Mead Trapper Keeper and it's covered with kitschy printed images of squares and triangles, and you have no concept that an image like that at one time looked unique. Same goes for Jackson Pollock, or Miro, Dali, etc.

I love art, even when I hate it. Better to have stuff you hate than none at all.

Socal, nice project you have going. And having many friends who are married, I don't think there's anything wrong with guest books.

Carry on .
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