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post #1516 of 4183
When did target start carrying a line of Blu Dot pieces?

Quality is many steps down from their real stuff but I have always liked their designs. The tv stand/media cabinet was actually pretty attractive to me (except for the door with the holes in it...could be better)--There are a ton of similar cabinets out there, but this one looked like it was actually deep enough to fit my receiver and HTPC. It is hard to find stuff that will fit that gear since they are all designed for flat screen TVs and consumer blu-ray players which are only 10" deep.

http://www.target.com/c/too-by-blu-dot-brand-shop/-/N-56ce9

edit: I didn't see the yellow colored door in the store. Still not crazy about the holes, but if they used the same yellow that they use on their real pieces, it might work well for me. I have a dining table and a lamp from them in that yellow and since my dining and livingroom spaces are one big room, it might be nice to have a color that flows between them.

post #1517 of 4183
Those Bocci lighting fixtures are gorgeous. Been a fan of the designs at http://lindseyadelman.com/index.php for a while now.
post #1518 of 4183
If you like Adelman I think you'll like roll and hill also.

I'm not really into the industrial look, but i appreciate it. If I lived in an old industrial building i might have a different opinion.

This light from Adelman really would be awesome in old metalworking shop turned loft:

post #1519 of 4183

Fuck those lights are hideous, this is a bit nicer:

http://www.louispoulsen.com/en-us/Product/Pendants/PH%205.aspx

post #1520 of 4183

Thanks for the help, but I'm rethinking this. Never had an island before and didn't realize that pendants over a kitchen island is a bit of a cliché and a pedestrian one at that.

 

Now think I might pull what is there, sell it on craigslist and just set in some recessed lighting over the space. 

 

lefty

post #1521 of 4183
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


There's also my favorite lamp Bocci 28.



Looks excellent - I wish I'd seen that before I had my ceiling re-plastered and re-painted!
post #1522 of 4183
I love them and I have decided, I need them in my next apartment, only issue is the price 28.15 is 13k$.

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Thanks for the help, but I'm rethinking this. Never had an island before and didn't realize that pendants over a kitchen island is a bit of a cliché
 and a pedestrian one at that.

Now think I might pull what is there, sell it on craigslist and just set in some recessed lighting over the space. 

lefty

Is it just a sink and work space or....
post #1523 of 4183
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I love them and I have decided, I need them in my next apartment, only issue is the price 28.15 is 13k$.

Just as well I didn't know about them before I renovated, in that case. My wife would have divorced me if she knew that I wanted a set of lights that cost $13 000!
post #1524 of 4183
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Just as well I didn't know about them before I renovated, in that case. My wife would have divorced me if she knew that I wanted a set of lights that cost $13 000!

I just checked the photo I have on my phone, it's a 28 or a 37 that cost 13k, which seems more reasonable.


The one with 3 lights is a bit less.
http://hauslondon.com/products/bocci-28-light-by-omer-arbel

http://www.ylighting.com/bocci-28-series-collection.html
post #1525 of 4183

^^ Sink and work area with bar seating on one side. Taking another look at it I feel the space is too small for anything substantial or distracting. Perhaps later I may look at a group of globes for a LR or BR seating area. Ceilings are 11' so I think a long cord will look good.

 

Bit of an awkward space as it over two floors so a lot of footage is eaten up by stairs.

 

lefty

post #1526 of 4183
have your staff work by candle light. I have recessed lights over my bar and I'm shocked that something I'm doing is considered stylish by SF.


I like the bocci lights, they're awesome in big groups.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 1/10/13 at 6:33pm
post #1527 of 4183
Lefty, how about something like this


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http://www.modularinternational.com/product.php?pid=390
post #1528 of 4183

Thanks, but I moved on and just put up some recessed lights.

 

lefty

post #1529 of 4183
We are considering scrapping our dining room furniture and going with something modern, in what is decidedly not a typically modern space. But I am considering that natural materials and the right proportions might make for an appealing contrast. We are pretty convinced to go with a marble top and wooden base. I'm not that familiar with modern furniture, but I did run across this "Mapp" table on DWR and found it rather appealing:

http://www.dwr.com/product/mapp-table-36-92.do?sortby=ourPicks#.UP2DUUoo7oo



Unfortunately, at over $5,000, it's really more than I was hoping to spend. Poking around some more, I did find a similar Parsons-inspired table on Room & Board, the "Linden:"

http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=24861&catalog=filter&menuCatalog=room&menuCategory=197&menuSubcategory=152



I think the proportions of the Mapp are better; I like the more substantial legs. An added plus for me is that the version I've pictured and would buy seats 10. The Linden is only made in a size to fit up to 8, though I believe what's pictured is actually the 6-seat version.

Linden's considerable advantage is that it costs less than half of the Mapp - at least in the 10-seat vs. 8-seat configs I've been pricing.

Can anyone comment on either of these tables and their quality? Do DWR or R&B ever do any sales? (I thought I remembered hearing about one on this board, but didn't turn up much useful on a search.) Or can anyone recommend similar alternatives?
post #1530 of 4183
How much does a marble slab cost? Looks like the sort of thing that might work well if you purchased a slab sized exactly for your space and hired a carpenter to build it.
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