Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Simply type in Eames or Danish. Apparently those are the words to describe everything and anything made in the Mid-Century.
     


  2. denning

    denning Senior member

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    Do non-eBay sources count for this thread?
    If so, I would add: http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com/
    It's a daily visit for me, if for no other reason than to get ideas and see things that are drastically out of my price range.

    I used to have thousnds of links to products and furniture of all kinds and price ranges, but my computer blew up a few weeks ago and I lost all of them. I have started collecting again, and pieces that I am currently smitten with that I have found on various sites include:
    Couch: http://www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com/p...productid=4017
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    Dining table: http://www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com/p...productid=3587
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    Cabinets: http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign...lthaup_b2.html
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    Coffee table: http://www.plushpod.com/products/Neb...e-1308-33.html
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    Rug: http://www.dwr.com/product/floor-cov...anuscrit%20rug
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  3. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Those of you who've bought furniture from ebay, what's the best way to have it shipped? What's this Greyhound business? I didn't even know Greyhound does shipping.

    If you want the furniture carefully shipped door to door, I would suggest Plycon Vanlines (you can also use Craters and Freighters, but they're generally more expensive). The seller does not have to do any packaging of the item -- it will typically be blanket-wrapped by the shipping company (actual crating is another option, though rather pricey).

    Both of the above places will give you free shipping quotes rather quickly.

    The Greyhound option is vastly cheaper, but (1) the seller has to do the packaging/wrapping (although the object does not have to be boxed), (2) the seller has to be willing to take the item to the Greyhound drop-off, and (3) you have to pick up the item at your nearest Greyhound terminal once it arrives. Note that not all of the terminals handle shipping services.
     


  4. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    If you like Pop design, you should jump on this Artemide set designed by Vico Magistretti:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Artemide-Selene-...1%7C240%3A1318

    The seller either has two complete sets or accidentally listed the auction twice. At any rate, the table alone (particularly in this color) is pretty rare, but it's even more unusual to find it with a matching set of chairs. There is no reserve on the auction, and so I bet it won't even go all that high.
     


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    Apparently he has the prototypes. [​IMG]
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    Envious
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    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    Why waste time wading through all the junk on ebay, when you can just browse 1stdibs? No bargains to be had...but it's wall-to-wall, non-stop eye candy.
     


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    If you like Pop design, you should jump on this Artemide set designed by Vico Magistretti:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Artemide-Selene-...1%7C240%3A1318

    The seller either has two complete sets or accidentally listed the auction twice. At any rate, the table alone (particularly in this color) is pretty rare, but it's even more unusual to find it with a matching set of chairs. There is no reserve on the auction, and so I bet it won't even go all that high.


    Sorry, but I find that to be something that would be more appropriate in kindergarten.
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    This would go well on my desk while mapping plans for world domination....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Art-Deco-Hollywo...3A1|240%3A1318
     


  8. DocHolliday

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    Simply type in Eames or Danish. Apparently those are the words to describe everything and anything made in the Mid-Century.

    And "art deco." Everything from the 20th century constitutes art deco. Everything.
     


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    Especially the stuff that doesn't.
     


  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Vintage Sofa-- Kinda strange but for some reason I like it. [​IMG]
    Maybe because its futuristic styling seems so familiar? [​IMG] One potential color scheme might be red and black. Maybe some recessed lighting. [​IMG]
     


  12. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    If it comes with Shatner, I do not want it anymore.
     


  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If it comes with Shatner, I do not want it anymore.
    You might consider the Picard, which comes in an exciting color spectrum ranging from beige to tan. If you want to go really crazy, you can special order it in "sand."
     


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  15. LabelKing

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    Perfect if you want to open your own airport.

    I do in fact. I aspire to my own airport with a huge portrait of myself in gold-braided military uniform.
     


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