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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    The problem with this thread is that no one is willing to state a strong opinion. What's with all this wishy-washy stuff?
     
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  2. Piobaire

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    Hive mind question: is beveled glass inherently stodgy and unacceptable in cabinetry use? Follow up: is just using glass inherently stodgy and unacceptable?
     
  3. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    glass is awesome. our bookcakes are steel and glass, and they're great.



    sand-blasted glass and other dumb stuff is dumb. at the end, most glass things are dumb.
     
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  4. brp2

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    I like the look of the glass hanging pendants. I'm a bit burnt out on the bulbs, however.
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    This will be a custom wood installation, wood slightly to the darker side. The installation itself will be SF unapproved as it's for an SF unapproved feature in my house: a built in bar. It will be unobtrusive and just fill the back wall of my bar space that is currently just a blank wall.
     
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    Since when are bars of any kind SF unapproved?
     
  7. Piobaire

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    If it looks like one of the stand alone bars from an office in SCDP it's fine. An actual bar in your home is not SF approved. I'm fine with that, hell I love my bar, but don't want it looking stodgy.
     
  8. gomestar

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    i don't want a home bar unless i have staff.



    a giant slab of marble that serves as a place to hold various bottles of liquor and glasses is ok in my book.
     
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  9. Piobaire

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    Two problems with that:

    1) Dust. The need for staff to dust the bottles.
    2) Cats. 'Nuff said.

    I'm sort of in that situation right now as I have about 80-90 bottles on a credenza type table against that wall. Nothing ever knocked over yet but I don't trust that won't happen some day if they see a flying bug or something and are in hot pursuit.

    Mine sits in a corner and is rather indistinguishable as a distinct bar. That empty wall is just begging for a nice looking unit built into house my stem ware in cabinets and my liquor bottles in pull out drawers. The idea is to hide all the booze.
     
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  10. Desi

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    I do want to get my hand on a nice liquor cart.
     
  11. Fuuma

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    NO HOME BAR!!!!

    I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

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    Seriously? That's just silly. Piob, get your bar made and enjoy it.
     
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  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    I vote for a standup cabinet with doors. I have a cabinet, a tea cart and shelves and only the cabinet spares me of rewashing the glasses before use. (Unless they have been in there for a long while).
     
  14. gomestar

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    we like this sofa. might wait until we move into a bigger place.

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  15. gomestar

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  16. Kaplan

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    Or you could build your bar into your sofa table, like so:

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  17. Find Finn

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    Have SG build you something like this.

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    Seems like we're getting really close to globe-bar territory here.
     
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  19. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    The local vintage shop has a drinks globe in the window and I want it.
     
  20. brp2

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    I not-so-secretly covet my grandmother's (brought over from Italy in the '50s), but sadly I'm outranked in the line if succession.
     

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