Apartment foo-nishing

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Interesting that, of all things sexual, a giant hairy carpet makes you think of penises . . .


    We're in agreement, then. I didn't mean to imply at any point that it always succeeds in achieving the objective good. It's arguably impossible to know if such a goal is even achievable. Hence, the only workable definition of modernism hinges on its intent and theory, not the results.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    That's what the PICTURE was for.
     
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    vernonclark Well-Known Member

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    Mafoofan is either infinitely patient or does not mind jostling with imbeciles. I think the latter...StephenHero is clearly not an architect or an expert. He is not even particularly original, he is playing the Simon Cowell of the architecture forum.

    Anyways, now that his gimmick has been sufficiently prodded...The coffee table, the rectangular? thing that seems to have a design cut into it by lasers--why do you like it? Is it ponderous in person?
     
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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    You mean the FLOOR PLAN, which tells us nothing about the finish of the wood, the size or materials of the windows, the height of the ceiling, the orientation to light, the details of the baseboards, the wall treatment, the ceiling plan's lighting , the spaces beyond, etc. In other words, the components of aesthetic composition that allow us to judge it much more effectively.
     
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  5. vernonclark

    vernonclark Well-Known Member

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    Why not tell him what he should like StephenHero? Everyone can then assess your ideas and come to a conclusion on whether you are just being a nuisance or not. I like to think of you as the Donald Trump of architecture, am I wrong? Please, don't fire me if so.

    Also, be careful with those gas fireplaces--some look awfully like closets.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I believe it is laser-cut, yes.

    We currently use a Laccio table. It is too narrow. It always feels like things are at risk of falling off the edge. Also, it is dwarfed by our sofa.

    So, what we're looking for is a table with both proportions and geometry that complement our sofa, and which will be adaptable to future furniture choices. The Knoll sofa was a wedding gift, and hence permanent. It will always anchor our living space. As far as shape goes, I find that a rectangle, or at least something angular as opposed to rounded, suits the sofa better. Yet, we don't want a monolithic, visually heavy table in the center of the room. We also don't want to do wood, since we are likely to be living with wood floors now and in the future. That leaves metal, glass, plastic, etc.

    The Nebula is not the only option that could work, but it does fit the bill. I think the shape and size are highly suitable for both the sofa and our available space. While it takes up a healthy amount of visual space, the laser-cut design makes it look very light. Another obvious option is glass. We looked at FontanaArte, but frankly, an all-glass table worries me.

    Also, it's the table my wife likes the best.
     
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    Kwality.
     
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    I really hope this thread keeps going for a while:)
     
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    I think StephenHero has now been thoroughly outed as a bad impostor, but I hope that doesn't stop him from posting pretty images. He is good at finding images!

    Anyways, about the Nebula...I think the issue that your wife likes it is important and not to be overlooked, however, it might make your place feel smaller and the sharp edges do not mean smaller and more cozy.

    Wood on wood isn't a bad thing, especially with a rug to break them up. Maybe a steel, glass combo. A noguchi table would be an obvious choice if you like it, but it is a bit of a cliche and it is rounded. These things are highly dependent on personal taste, but I would question whether the rectangular blockish sofa is complemented by a rectangular blockish coffee table.
     
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    Foo, how's it feel to have a new friend?
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    vernon sounds like FNB. Just sayin.
     
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    shut up and let the man work.
     
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    i thought you blocked SH?
     
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    Hey, did you hear I went to Joel Robuchon in Vegas a few weeks ago?
     

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