Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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  1. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    I think the same could be said about blue Holland tiles as well as any marble or granite. White subway tiles will not look out of place even in 19 century Chateau.
     


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    I have brown marble windowsills and those look dated.

    Marble and granit really needs to be done in a certain way to look timeless.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    People going for "timeless" generally engage in the worst possible design crimes. Just get what you like.
     


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    Define dated then....
     


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    They are very much of their time, I don't know anyone who would get them nowadays.
     


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    Takes a while for good shit to look terribly dated. I'm sure walnut will go out of favor and people will wonder why I have so much goddamn walnut in my house, they will think that I should have done the whole place in red oak.

    My guess is that everyone looks back on the need to cover everything in granite as being '2000's'. Victorian, shaker, ect style cabinets fitted into a builder house will also seem very curious (hopefully). Those goofy 'wooden' tiles....hopefully also do not survive the test of time.
     


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    It's not as much the material as it is the way its used, carved wood paneling isn't in favor now, but wood paneling is.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    If one wants to be safe, sticking to the Danish Modern Life rulebook is always smart.
     


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    I can definately see this happening.

    I grew up in an apartment where all windowsills were marble (not granite but close enough) I loved them in the summer as they were wide enough to lounge on and read or smoke when parnets were out. I am thinking of installing them in my new apartment as window seats.
     
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    We have a few friends that love the horrible style that is "Shabby Chic". Seems a lot of people are taking good looking bare wood pieces and slapping bright colors on them.
     


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    I googled that and this popped up:
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    Also comes in white and is usually placed in a room where everything else is white and ugly.
     


  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    Shabby chic makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

    Matt, don't you own an egg chair?

    I don't have much Danish modern (by comparison to Corbu, Bauhaus and my own stuff) but, god willing I will own more of it, presumably to Matt's chagrin. It's fucking impossible to find great lamps outside of a handful of categories (which includes Danish, IMO) I gave up the hunt for another table lamp recently and bought a ph 3/2.

    I considered the glo-ball and as well made as it is (and I know it's very well made) it's always looked like a plastic tootsie pop to me, even though it is actually glass.
     
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    My kind of shabby chick. I love painted furniture and wall panels.

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    Two. They are for sale. Mint. Make an offer.
     


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