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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    So say you had a wall similar to this but sans flatscreen (art instead or a blank wall):

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    If you wanted a reading area with two chairs with ottoman for reading, facing the fireplace, what would look good and be comfy for reading?
     
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  2. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    FCG,

    I enjoy most of the other stuff you mention, and also dislike the 'atomic' look, but I'm not willing to condemn Eames. Of their entire catalog of works I like the ELO and Eames aluminum group.

    For a period of time I was really turned off on a few things because they were made overly popular by AD and interior design magazines, but really, why should I discard what I enjoy because it's in the limelight for the moment?

    Also, I couldn't give a shit about being 'cool'.
     
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  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Pio;

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  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ojfc
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I had no idea being cool was such serious business.
     
  6. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    That is the most pretentious post I have ever read on this forum and there are a lot of them.
     
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  7. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    Being cool is effortless.

    Trying to be cool is serious business.
     
  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Also serious business is telling people what is and is not cool.
     
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  9. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    I assure you I was employing candor and humour...not pretence.
     
  10. freshcutgrass

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    Only if I care if you agree with me.
     
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    Now you are getting into a touchy area. The elitist in me wants to reject what is too mainstream popular. But I have learned that sometimes really good design can also be really popular. When this happens, I find the difference is all about execution. This is what stopped me from chucking my Barcelona chair. Or, it causes me to reflect on why I have it. This why I did chuck my Eames chair.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    I think this deserves an "OJFC" too. IMO anyone that owns a piece of furniture, or rejects a piece of furniture, outside of a cost, utility, and appeal to personal taste matrix shows one is inherently working at being cool and is not cool.
     
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  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I might sell some of my stuff because I'm afraid Matt might draw and quarter me. I don't think that's a quest for cool, just trying to stay alive.
     
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  14. lefty

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    Not too worry.

    You have earrings. In 2014. You're operating on a higher level than they rest of us.

    lefty
     
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  15. freshcutgrass

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    Hey...I know going after Eames is a bold move, but that's my perception. Funny, I got the same blowback when I told someone I thought Arcade Fire were boring too. ha ha

    "Personal Taste"....oh comm'on....are you trying to tell me that the mainstream's personal taste isn't largely influenced by who you are trying to impress? That's because most people haven't really cultivated a personal taste in many things and tend to be sheepish. And the younger you are , the more likely this is to be the case (peer driven).

    And my purchasing "matrix" also includes practical attributes like resale value. Go ahead and buy that knockoff Eames chair, but as an investment it will be worthless. The "authentic" version may be just as boring, but at least has some resale value.

    Keep in mind I am one of those slightly flakey "collector" types, so I may have over cultivated my personal taste.
     
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  16. ethanm

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    He does have a point this time. The Arcade Fire is insufferable.
     
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  17. Piobaire

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    Who cares about the personal taste of the mainstream? Who really cares about the personal tastes of anyone but their own?

    Not cool people, that's who.
     
  18. freshcutgrass

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    Being observant isn't the same as caring. And liking cool things doesn't make you cool. Cool is a very interesting ideological concept.

    Eames chairs are still boring though.
     
  19. freshcutgrass

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    Bobby Womack = cool

    Arcade Fire ?
     
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    I'll just leave this here for now. You can all appraise it when you've finished clucking.
     

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