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Apartment foo-nishing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    The first person to show me a coffee table self-acquired from an isolated jungle tribe, elusive Japanese hermit-artisan, or nomadic hill folk, wins 10,000 foo points.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    When I was a kid I had an empty cable spool as a coffee table that I liberated from an Ontario Hydro sight. Does that get me any Foo points?
     
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  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    No.

    The story behind the table has to suggest you are an "interesting" person to hipsters and/or liberals.
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I would think calling electricity "hydro" would provide interesting colloquial colour and the fact my coffee table was not only "repurposed" but liberated from a government utility would be very appealing to both hipsters and/or liberals.
     
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  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Hydropower and big government are two darlings of the liberal cause. You have managed to rob both in one fell swoop.
     
  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Nakashima is very famous around the world now, but many of his tables were purchase by people genuinely interested in his woodworking many years ago. Much of it was purchased for very reasonable prices considering the handwork and wood involved. It's not ridiculous to consider a craftsman's work, in fact there are many people in my area who refuse to offer up their pieces to the auction for genuine enjoyment of them.

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    They are very nice to look at, regardless of the price that they bring at auction.
     
  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Sam Maloof rocker. This man was not formally trained in woodworking;

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  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    SG, I never said it was wrong to care about how a thing is crafted, nor did I claim handcrafted things are all ugly. My point was simply that handcrafted things are not necessarily beautiful, which is what I am looking for first and foremost in my living space.
     
  9. Numbernine

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    The term "hydro"is neither colloquial nor colorful but simply descriptive of the method of turning the turbines - 5000 foo points
     
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  10. Piobaire

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    It took place in Canada, i.e. liberal Heaven.

    I want some Foo points for this.
     
  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    It's all moot without pictures.
     
  12. mafoofan

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    This is a perfect example of a finely crafted, very ugly chair.
     
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    You are mistaken. Hydro is no longer in favor among Big Liberal because of the damage it does to the ecosystems submerged behind the dams. In fact, there is a movement here in San Francisco to drain Hetch Hetchy.
     
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    When I was in grad school we had a big cheap coffee table. We would carve designs into the top with steak knives. Eventually it became "interesting."
     
  15. Manton

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    Which is truly fucking hysterical.

    I've been there many times and I don't doubt that it was once, and could be again, the near equal of Yosemite Valley. But if you morons get rid of it you should depopulate Teh City first because you will never be able to replace that supply. Ever.
     
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    I will take this rare opportunity to agree with you, Manton. The whole concept is batty.
     
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    Upside: broadway mansions with northern exposures going for pennies on the dollar
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

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    Hah! I certainly disagree.

    I understand your point, handmade does not distinctly qualify something for consideration. Well made and well designed are my primary qualifications for considering a product, regardless of the origin.
     
  19. Numbernine

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    I present for your inspection a Heywood Wakefield coffee table,purchased by my parents in the mid 50s as part of a set , the bottom of which bears the etchings of three generations of englade321 toddlers
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    Gotta be a couple foo points
     
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    I acquired this transit case from a cargo cult based in the Solomon Islands. Now give me the money. Thanks.
     

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