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Let's do this: I'll post a pretty stool, and you guys shut up.

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this threak needs more StephenHero posts.
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Good use of Poul Kjaerholm.

Agreed, more of that and less stupid debate.
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Any leads on cool, affordable floor lamps? (namely, the kind of floor lamps meant to light a room with no overhead lighting, not the kind to sit next to a chair and provide reading light)
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You can get a decent looking Arco knockoff for anywhere over $200 depending on how nice a knockoff you want.
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You can get a decent looking Arco knockoff for anywhere over $200 depending on how nice a knockoff you want.

Looking for something more upward facing/omnidirectional.
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I think organic modernism (mcm) can be looked at as a fusion between the international style and the driving factor behind arts and crafts. A distilled version of that has been happening since the mid century, but on a small scale with individual artists like Nakashima, Maloof and others. Exposed Hand joinery along with solid wood surfaces and structures, but done in a simplified fashion. Nakashima even called his style Japanese shaker.

Much of what became arts and crafts was influenced by not just English arts and crafts but also Japanese architecture, so in my opinion you have a different interpretation of organic simplified form through these craftsman born of very similar ideals and influences.
yes, i have to say that two of the highlights of my furniture viewing experience were retrospectives of nakashima and of maloof (he's a local boy, actually). absolutely swoonworthy.
and a dear friend, with her first freelancing payment, bought one like this:

of course, that was back when the benches were a lot cheaper and freelance payments were a LOT higher.
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That's a very nice bench to have. Visiting his compound was sort of a pilgrimage for me. As I was growing up I sourced a lot of the exotic wood lumber I was using projects from the same shop that his's grandson's studio is located at.

His grandson is an incredible craftsman, great person and always willing to offer guidance to a student of woodworking. It was very interesting to me to find out as I was growing up, that something that seemed tangible to me was recognized on a global scale.

His stuff is the only shaker furniture I've ever found to be comfortable to sit in.
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Any leads on cool, affordable floor lamps? (namely, the kind of floor lamps meant to light a room with no overhead lighting, not the kind to sit next to a chair and provide reading light)

I only know the Louis Poulsen Weebee.
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Any leads on cool, affordable floor lamps? (namely, the kind of floor lamps meant to light a room with no overhead lighting, not the kind to sit next to a chair and provide reading light)

Whats affordable?

Here's what I lean on most often:

luceplan.com
louispoulsen.com
usa.flos.com
http://www.artemide.us
www.carlhansen.com/frontpage/
http://www.originalbtc.com
http://www.gubi.dk

And of course there are vintage Arredoluce but they can hardly be considered 'affordable', you may get lucky and find an early French modernist lamp at auction or online for a steal and that would be awesome.
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Flos, Artemide, etc., are very pricey.
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You've taken a moment from micro managing your interior to now micro manage my posting?

Thanks foo, so kind of you.

I avoiding adding technolumen to the list for price reasons, but everything else sells the full spectrum.
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Affordable probably tops out around $200 for the GF (though used is ok with her).

I would think that would take you well out of ikea territory (not the $9.99 special, but beyond the 40-60 range of their less-flimsy lamps Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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But...it doesn't seem like there is much out there until you hit 5-600+ (with emphasis on the +). There are places that will sell you a faux-gilded, rubbed bronze, version of an Ikea lamp for $150, but not a lot else.

From the pictures I have seen of her future apartment, one of the Poul Henningsen glass floor lamps seems like it would fit in really well, but those are many times more expensive (especially if you go with the larger PH4.5/3.5).
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