Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    In that case I'll leave the rail. The painting she's thinking of is pretty big, I think it's roughly 4' by 6'. One of my good friends had a mid-modern couch made up by a local guy in Brooklyn for about $3500 and I found it to be awesome.

    One of the issues with the aforementioned couch is that it takes up so much space which is already at a premium. Since I think that good planning allows for you to walk about without feeling confined it's important to find something that takes up less space.

    I spent a great deal of time placing everything in a way that allowed multiple people to arrange themselves comfortably without feeling like anything was in the way, a smaller couch would go a long way toward further improving that.

    The Bantam Gold in 73" would be perfect. A knoll is nice as well, but IMO, extremely overpriced.
     


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    crap, I just re-read my post, that was after a little bit of wine and cocktail carnage last night. My bad. More eloquence will be used next time.

    switch to white or just off white for the walls, the orange/yellow is tacky. If you're going to have a big painting, the colors of the wall + white trim could make it seem a little crowded and I gather that is not the intention.

    Smaller couch is good, I think ours is only 70-something inches with a mÃ[​IMG]ridienne in the opposite corner.
     


  3. Fred49

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    Try Vioski for chairs and sofas
     


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    Another good source for mid century is Soho Concepts. They are in NJ. They sell knockoffs but they are pretty well made.
     


  5. SkinnyGoomba

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    crap, I just re-read my post, that was after a little bit of wine and cocktail carnage last night. My bad. More eloquence will be used next time. switch to white or just off white for the walls, the orange/yellow is tacky. If you're going to have a big painting, the colors of the wall + white trim could make it seem a little crowded and I gather that is not the intention. Smaller couch is good, I think ours is only 70-something inches with a mÃ[​IMG]ridienne in the opposite corner.
    No worries, no offense taken. It is partially the photography (thank you Iphone) but the 'orange' is actually light brown. It looks ok, but would work better with a light cream instead of the yellow. Exactly, trying to make it look welcoming not crowded, typically one or two people would sit upright on that couch, so no reason to have something that is bigger than 73". Fred, I take it that you do this stuff for a living?
     


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    I don't get pot fillers. You still have to carry the pot over to the sink to dump the water out. I guess it saves you one trip, but I never really thought to add one.

    I like a nice aerated flow with good pressure from my kitchen faucet...it really cuts down on splashback and cleans food off stuff well, but the flow is pretty low and it can take a while to fill a big pot. If I unscrew the aerator, I get a ton more flow (although it spashes a lot more and makes a mess when cleaning large cutting boards and stuff that doesn't fit deep into the sink).

    Pot fillers tend to have a lot of flow so you can fill those big stock pots nice and fast (and add water at will)
     


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    Work in progress. [​IMG] .
    Sweet digs. Burn the rug, window awning, and couch pillows and you'd be set. A coat of paint wouldn't kill either.
    I would like to get some ops on this kitchen. I think it is very cool but want feedback. Feel free to be picky. I wont give you a price as shown so dont ask. I am looking for feedback on just the LOOK alone. [​IMG]
    Good lord Fred. You'd need to buy GE stock to get enough Reveal bulbs to be able to light all that white. This looks like a Martha Stewart set piece. Except for the medieval chest to the right. That's just fucking odd looking.
    It gives me a little bit of a Restoration Hardware vibe with the faux Chinese antique and repro holophane lamps. The extra long hood there is a bit odd - not bad per se. The main sink next to the range looks tiny though.
    I agree. The lamps aren't that bad, per se, but they don't really go with the vibe. You need some halogen spotlights to really make it pop!
    I really like this combo of the black laquer and the teak [​IMG]
    Holy shit that's terrible. This looks like something the guy from American Psycho would have in his house. And what's with the wire chairs? That sure would be comfortable to sit at in your robe.
    How about this with a little stainless, red paint, marble and wenge? [​IMG]
    Ok, I take that back. THIS is fucking terrible. Nothing like sitting on an ice cold metal Z when you're having your morning Joe. Seriously, has anybody besides Mario Batali ever specced an orange kitchen?
     


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    And what's with the wire chairs? That sure would be comfortable to sit at in your robe.

    Look like Bertoia inspired wire chairs with Eames Eiffel legs.
     


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    Look like Bertoia inspired wire chairs with Eames Eiffel legs.

    they're by Eames.
     


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    Patrick Bateman would not live there, it's too 'Bo Concepts'.
     


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    Sweet digs. Burn the rug, window awning, and couch pillows and you'd be set. A coat of paint wouldn't kill either.



    Good lord Fred. You'd need to buy GE stock to get enough Reveal bulbs to be able to light all that white. This looks like a Martha Stewart set piece. Except for the medieval chest to the right. That's just fucking odd looking.



    I agree. The lamps aren't that bad, per se, but they don't really go with the vibe. You need some halogen spotlights to really make it pop!



    Holy shit that's terrible. This looks like something the guy from American Psycho would have in his house. And what's with the wire chairs? That sure would be comfortable to sit at in your robe.



    Ok, I take that back. THIS is fucking terrible. Nothing like sitting on an ice cold metal Z when you're having your morning Joe. Seriously, has anybody besides Mario Batali ever specced an orange kitchen?


    LOL ok show me your dream kitchen.
     


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    It has to be a real kitchen[​IMG] no restaurants or pictures of them.
     


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    LOL ok show me your dream kitchen.
    That's a bit outside of my expertise. I don't really have a thought out plan. I usually just use whatever one is inside my apartment and they involve basic stoves and cabinets. Seriously though, the 2nd and 3rd look really uncomfortable. The first one, outside of the whitewash and medieval furniture, looks pretty decent.
     


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    That's a bit outside of my expertise. I don't really have a thought out plan. I usually just use whatever one is inside my apartment and they involve basic stoves and cabinets. Seriously though, the 2nd and 3rd look really uncomfortable. The first one, outside of the whitewash and medieval furniture, looks pretty decent.
    They are studio kitchens..not ment to be taken as residential use kitchens. They show product uses and design possibilities. I was hoping that you could show me a photo of a kitchen you thought looked great ....not your own kitchen.[​IMG] You didn't like what you saw and I wanted to see what you think is wonderful.
     


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    No one who is as judgmental as rambo is going to put himself out there, now is he? [​IMG]
     


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