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Apartment foo-nishing

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    So you are proposing this space was to solve the problem of where to have one's personal worship? And if this is your proposition you believe this was a good solution?
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm proposing that it is pointless to make up reasons in your head for why interior design is good or bad on grounds of utility. Unless you know what the intended goal was, it can be near impossible. I'm more interested in how one can define and create different spaces--either by structural manipulation or the placement and installation of objects.
     
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    I don't mind the room in question. It's beautiful, obviously, and has a certain sort of calm I appreciate.
     
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    Do you have a bed in your bedroom?
     
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    Two.
     
  7. Piobaire

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    I did not make up reasons; you did. I merely pointed out all I can see that room being good for is sitting by one's self and staring at the wall. You created the narrative of how this action of sitting by one's self and staring at the wall might have a reason behind it. I have no idea what the intended "goal" was, but based upon observing the room, a person sitting in that chair would be a) alone and b) staring at a wall.
     
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    damn piob! didn't know there was that kind of money in healthcare.
     
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  9. mafoofan

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    It is successful to me precisely because the defined spaces, no matter how unconventioanl in arrangement, make me want to use them and spend time in them.
     
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    Perfect.



    I like the black thing on the wall in Foo's pics and the red chair. The frames on the floor are the architectural equivalent of wearing double monks with one of the straps undone.
     
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    Ed,

    To answer your question from earlier, I wear just the slippers. People who come over, usually come over for dinner or a party, not to watch TV.
     
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    If you weren't praising his choice, Foo would point out that these are all impermissible, subjective evaluations.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    Hah!

    We watched all three seasons recently. What a paradigm shift. It never failed to make me laugh when someone be admonished for wearing one of those less formal and new fangled tuxedos to dinner.
     
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    This is the McDonalds hamburger photo effect, where they put their best foot forward for a picture and arrange everything so that you can see all the parts they want to show you.
     
  15. mafoofan

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    I was coming up with a hypothetical use for the space in light of claims that it has no use. I am not saying in certainty that its use is one thing or another--just that you get nowhere by judging the usefulness of a living space without knowing its intendeed use.
     
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    Our solarium is similarly furnished, in a lot of ways.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    I would guess its intended use is to sit by one's self and stare at the wall. I came to this conclusion based on the single chair facing a wall.


    Tales of your house continue to mystify me. I am not sure if it is a slice of heaven or a slice of Dr. Kaligari's.
     
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  18. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You wound me.

    Surely, it makes sense to you why it is okay to use intangibles to keep a thing under consideration when there is no clear reason to toss it out, and not okay to use intangibles alone to discount such a thing completely.
     
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    solarium ... san francisco. I get it!
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    Eye of the beholder. I am sure manton would say the latter. I'd say it is a very personal place.
     
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