Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Def. has an Asian vibe. Great, you leaving it unfinished, just oiled?
     
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    I used an oil finish, then followed it up with a coat of beeswax finish.
     
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    Does anyone have any opinions/experience with the different grades of leather Herman Miller uses? Is there a significant difference between, the standard leather, the open line, MCL or edelman? Are any of these options worth the additional cost over the standard leather? The Herman Miller sale is going and thinking of making a purchase.
     
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    I am not familiar with HM leather grades, but generally there are 3. 1. Split leather (not really leather outside of US), 2. Protected or plastic covered leather (to protect from aging and patina), 3. Unprotected leather (natural vegetable tanned). The difference is easy to see in person or by wet finger test. Wet finger will leave temporary dark spot on unprotected leather, the other grades will act like plastic.
     
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    That is the worst so called 5 star hotel I've stayed in my whole life. Even worse than some in London. The room was creepy at best (of course it wasn't this one) and the view was lovely (railroads)
     
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    I presume you are referring to all grain by Edelman and if so that is going to be the most sturdy of the group, it does not take on a patina very quickly and will hold up well against constant use.
    MCL is more delicate and has a softer hand, it will patina easily.
    Open line is not something I'm familiar.

    MCL and Edelman All grain are both full grain leathers with a semi aniline finish.

    I went with Edelman for my ELO and also for an LC2 sofa since my wife and I both have our occasional moments. I literally fell asleep while drinking an espresso in my ELO and dumped half the cup on my lap and the other half on my chair, it's white. Cleaned up fine.
     
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    I must not have posted my finished stands, sorry about that fellas;

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    Sorry for the ugly wall color and cheesy lithograph. I like the lithograph so that will stay, but the walls will be white soon enough (and the chair rail removed).

    I will be covering a bar in my house in walnut fairly soon. Bought new stools and they were out of place with drywall. Also have been framing some tapestry and soon will be reframing some stuff my wife picked up at auction a couple years back.
     
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    How do you have so much time on your hands for these projects?

    I haven't had enough free time to shine my shoes in like 9 months, it sucks.
     
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    Nights/weekends and I only work 50-55 hour weeks so I have spare time. My wife appreciates my craft, so she doesn't really give me a hard time about spending countless hours in the workshop unless it becomes excessive.
     
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    The area sucks big time, they have been talking about covering the hole and building on top of it.
     
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    That is impressive. I can't do white. Raw denim and fountains would quickly ruin it.

    So is it safe to say the that Edelman All-grain will be more robust then Edelman Dream Cow (the are the same price on HiveModern)?
     
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    Raw denim hasn't bothered it, if it gets dingy I just wipe down with a damp cloth.

    They are about the same, the all grain has more texture.
     
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    How is this not a fatal blow to wearing raw denim? Why would you wear clothing that leaks. Weird.
     
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    Does anyone have any favourite blogs on interior design or furniture? Preferably a nice balance of what's going on at the more tasteful end of the field mixed in with historical topics. I've struggled to find anything worth reading.
     

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