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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    I really like the chesterfield style, but I think that the back is too low on that model. I don't like sofas with high backs, but I'd feel as though I was going to topple over the back of that one. It's nice to have a bit of support.
     
  2. StephenHero

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    I imagine those cushions sink quite a bit when sat in.
     
  3. lefty

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    Looking for some pendant lights for my new place. They will go over the kitchen island which is open to the DR/LR. Probably need three.

    Have seen these at niche modern:

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    What are my other options?

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  4. UnnamedPlayer

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    they all look like shit.
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    They're much better in person, I would do the 'pod' for a grouping of three.
     
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  6. nootje

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    These look nice, but from a practicality standpoint if you hang them above the kitchen island, they will be close to the stove. Therefore, I would opt for those where the inside is either easily accessible for cleaning, or a closed one where you only have to do the outside.

    My inlaws have a crystal chandelier in the kitchen, the thing is a nightmare in terms of accumulating fat and dust. Even though she cleans it every month (take it apart and clean the individual pieces).
     
  7. Find Finn

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    I was looking at these a while back, but they don't make them in 220V, so I needed to fit an adaptor. :plain: I know it's not the same style, but I really like the look of. Artecnica Tangle Globe [​IMG] Tom Dixon Copper shade. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Kaplan

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    How about the Caravaggio? Comes in different sizes and colours.

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  9. lefty

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    Thanks.

    The island holds a sink and since it's an NYC apt there's no real cooking.

    Like the Dixon, but need clear or smoked as I want to see through them.

    Not feeling a chandelier in the space.

    lefty
     
  10. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    How about a Verner Panton globe then?
     
  11. lefty

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    Cool, but too visually busy. The space calls for a subtle light to fit into the room.

    Thanks for the help.

    lefty
     
  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Here are a couple I would consider for a grouping of three above an island:

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    Only one of these, but they accomplish the same task:

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  13. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    Middle pic actually looks like the place - colour and feature-wise. Will consider.

    We're changing a lot of our furniture and heading more into the below direction. I'm painting the foyer charcoal grey and probably using the DR chair colour for the bedroom walls. Fireplace has a cesar stone surround that I will paint high-gloss black.

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    lefty
     
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  14. Find Finn

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    Okay, the Artecnica comes without the tangle, that's fairly subtle.


    There's also my favorite lamp Bocci 28.

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  15. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    When did target start carrying a line of Blu Dot pieces?

    Quality is many steps down from their real stuff but I have always liked their designs. The tv stand/media cabinet was actually pretty attractive to me (except for the door with the holes in it...could be better)--There are a ton of similar cabinets out there, but this one looked like it was actually deep enough to fit my receiver and HTPC. It is hard to find stuff that will fit that gear since they are all designed for flat screen TVs and consumer blu-ray players which are only 10" deep.

    http://www.target.com/c/too-by-blu-dot-brand-shop/-/N-56ce9

    edit: I didn't see the yellow colored door in the store. Still not crazy about the holes, but if they used the same yellow that they use on their real pieces, it might work well for me. I have a dining table and a lamp from them in that yellow and since my dining and livingroom spaces are one big room, it might be nice to have a color that flows between them.

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    If you like Adelman I think you'll like roll and hill also. [​IMG]

    I'm not really into the industrial look, but i appreciate it. If I lived in an old industrial building i might have a different opinion.

    This light from Adelman really would be awesome in old metalworking shop turned loft:

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  19. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help, but I'm rethinking this. Never had an island before and didn't realize that pendants over a kitchen island is a bit of a cliché and a pedestrian one at that.

    Now think I might pull what is there, sell it on craigslist and just set in some recessed lighting over the space.

    lefty
     
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