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Personally, I don't like knickknacks and something that pretended to by a vase but could not be used as a vase would get on my nerves as I would find it slightly pretentious.

Assume you found an object and had no sense of what purpose its maker intended. Your first impression is that it's a nice-looking ball. Then, you meet the maker. He tells you: "That's not a ball. It's a sports car. It just doesn't have an engine, any moving parts or any space for a driver or passengers. It's rather ball-like, I suppose." Does the object then become ugly to you? Maybe it is ugly as a sports car--but as a ball, nothing has changed since your initial reaction.

Sometimes it is important to make distinctions, such as between a ball and a sports car when you need a way of getting somewhere quickly. The practical consequence is significant. Other distinctions in other contexts are not so important, such as whether the object on your shelf is a vase or a vessel-like decoration. In those situations, why choose to see the object in a way that makes it ugly when you could choose otherwise?
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Foo, has your flos IC lamp arrived yet?
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Foo, has your flos IC lamp arrived yet?

Yessir.

Pretty awesome complement for the lounge chair. Went with the smaller one though.
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Pics?

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Pics?

Not sure I'm in the mood for the drama and bad vibes.
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Not sure I'm in the mood for the drama and bad vibes.


Based on the cr@p that is dealt to you in this thread, I sympathise.  But a shame.

 

Did you have a view on the grasshopper and the AJ?  I too am in the market for a floor lamp.

 

 

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Based on the cr@p that is dealt to you in this thread, I sympathise.  But a shame.

Did you have a view on the grasshopper and the AJ?  I too am in the market for a floor lamp.




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I very much like the Grasshopper. Less so the AJ.

Problem with both in my case is that that I needed something less expected and also which doesn't cast strictly directional light.

If I were to return the IC and switch to another to something classic, it would most likely be the Hase from Kalmar:

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Not sure I'm in the mood for the drama and bad vibes.

I call "bullshyte" on this statement!
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


I very much like the Grasshopper. Less so the AJ.

Problem with both in my case is that that I needed something less expected and also which doesn't cast strictly directional light.

If I were to return the IC and switch to another to something classic, it would most likely be the Hase from Kalmar:
 

That's splendid.

 

Does the IC look a little too 'industrial'?  There's a warmth in the Hase you posted that is rather appealing?

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That's splendid.

Does the IC look a little too 'industrial'?  There's a warmth in the Hase you posted that is rather appealing?

I don't think it comes across as industrial at all. The design and finishing are too sleek and refined for that.

In fact, any hesitation I have over the IC is that it may be too stylized and not serious enough as a lamp. The minimalist aesthetic complements our space and other things, though.
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What's the quality of the light with the IC? 

 

'Harsh white' or 'warmer'?  

 

(I like the design.  Just wondering whether in real life it is as 'stark' as it appears in the pictures.)

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I call "bullshyte" on this statement!


IE he doesn't want people to nitpick and criticize his decisions the way he does other people's.

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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post

What's the quality of the light with the IC? 

'Harsh white' or 'warmer'?  

(I like the design.  Just wondering whether in real life it is as 'stark' as it appears in the pictures.)

It's a moderately warm light. Not harsh at all.
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IE he doesn't want people to nitpick and criticize his decisions the way he does other people's.

Thoughtful nitpicking and criticizing would be great.

That's not what happens.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Thoughtful nitpicking and criticizing would be great.

That's not what happens.

Don't I know it.
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