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post #511 of 3467
My mother picked up a pair of these for our place in Switzerland, they're very cool. Willy Guhl concrete planters from the 50s/60s.
post #512 of 3467
Any ideas for a plug in pendant lamp for under $100? It's going over a drafting table/computer area in a studio.

So far I've found this and ikea junk:

http://www.lovemaegan.com/2010/05/ph...-assembly.html

It's at moma for $80:
http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma...463_null_shop_
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I know this thread is about objects but this house was featured in NY Mag this week and I'm just glad that architects are still building great stuff like that, instead of trying to be either to bland or too original.

These are the same architects as the house I spent a week at last summer (pictured up in this thread)





post #514 of 3467
in general, I like that house. Part of it strikes me as a little too Dwell pre-fab looking (see picture below for an example of a Dwell/Lindal prefab home), but I appreciate the use of mixed materials inside and out.

I guess the important thing is that house looks like it would be a joy to live in, and not much else really matters in the end.

post #515 of 3467
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Well, I believe it is a prefab house indeed. That said, what is great here is the mesh between in and out. The indoors space flow really well with the outdoor. Compare it to the Lindal one below and you will see that despite the basic similarities, it is much more thoughtfully designed. Not to mention the interiors which I find both subtle and attractive.
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Compare it to the Lindal one below and you will see that despite the basic similarities, it is much more thoughtfully designed.

agreed, and this is the single aspect that so many people forget with pre-fab homes or, at worst, McMansions. It's all about the site!!! The best examples take this into full consideration, even teh GF's firm will be gone all weekend just to explore the site of a soon to be build. My parents are building on waterfront property and initially they blindly found a plan of a house they liked ... but the great room was at the opposite end of the water, we were like what are you doing? Would have been a complete waste of space and time and money and most importantly a waste of a beautiful view.
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agreed, and this is the single aspect that so many people forget with pre-fab homes or, at worst, McMansions. It's all about the site!!! The best examples take this into full consideration, even teh GF's firm will be gone all weekend just to explore the site of a soon to be build.

Tell me about it. My ex-gf (also an architect) took me to Sarajevo in 1999 to check out the site for an upcoming competition - not even something she was actually building.
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Any ideas for a plug in pendant lamp for under $100? It's going over a drafting table/computer area in a studio.

+1 although I want to put it over a small dining table
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^ I have posted tons of rare design objects -- the problem is many examples cost more than a luxury car. The Market for 'Design Art' has taken a hit from the global downturn -- but prices for contemporary works by Marc Newson, Studio Job, Zaha Hadid, Ron Arad, Joris Laarman, as well as the rarest of mid-century furniture remain extremely high.
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I love these
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I have always thought Bob Barker's microphones were very elegant. Look at how he holds it with his fingers, and not the palm of his hand. American television lost a titan when Bob Barker retired.
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Very elegant, as far as gameshow hosts go. Though edged out by John Charles Daly and the painfully cool era he occupied.

In terms of hosting, have to give props to Gene Rayburn as well.
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I like old computer and office equipment too.


These By Ettore Sottsass





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I have always thought Bob Barker's microphones were very elegant.





Look at how he holds it with his fingers, and not the palm of his hand.



American television lost a titan when Bob Barker retired.

I always thought so as well.
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