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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    What is relaxing to you may not be to someone else.

    Also, not that this applies to you specifically, but a lot you guys seem to forget how many of SH's posted interiors have solitary pieces of furniture placed in wide open spaces, with no obvious, conventional function whatsoever.
     


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    For some reason i hear Losing My Religion in my head everytime I look at this picture
     
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  3. SkinnyGoomba

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    Do you still have the patterned rug under the dining table? My wife and I have been on the search for rugs and it has been fruitless, wondering what you have if you don't mind telling.
     


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    There should be a mirrored surface somewhere for champagne and other things.
     


  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Again, for remotes?

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    Open to suggestions: must conceal the remotes and be tabletop friendly.
     


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    I liked labelking's suggestion, but I think it works best for someone who collects antique luxury items.
     


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    Those look like baby wipe dispensers
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    this is a good idea
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    this one has a cover

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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    They are ceramic containers by the Bouroullec brothers for Alessi.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    is it you and the Bouroullecs like me and Morrison?
     


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    I don't care what they are and who made them. They look like baby wipe dispensers, or some kind of travel kit to put your toothbrush, diaphragm, and other toiletries in.
     


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    +1000. I have been on a jeremiad for the last couple of years about the sportsbarification of restaurants. Increasingly, even decent restaurants are plastering their walls with flat screen TVs. I find the idea that people might go out to eat together and then spend their time staring at some random sporting event on a giant screen both offensive and stupid.

    Having said that, a friend of mine came up with the most clever home solution I have run across. In essence, he turned his TV into a window. He even framed it. In addition to standard TV fare, it is set up to display the internet. This is both practical and aesthetically interesting. He might pull up the weather report or he might have it display a webcam feed or a particular work of art.

    The webcam thing is probably the most interesting. Having a window in your living room that looks out on Istanbul or Times Square or a mountain lake is deeply compelling, even fascinating. In a way it is the opposite of TV.



    Not really, some people keep them in fryer baskets instead.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    They are pretty awesome. I am not religious about it like you are, but I appreciate the very delicate touch they imbue everything with. I generally like things to appear as light and airy as possible. Also, there is very little if any irony in anything they do. I like earnest design.
     


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    we have this on our kitchen table. Might use it for remotes though.

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