Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it's not about the size of the kitchen or having a stove with 12 burners [​IMG]
     


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    Everyone needs a good butcher's block. [​IMG]
     


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    I love schiffini Londons showroom, I haven't seen Valcucines Milan flagship store, I have only seen the factory showroom and the London showroom and compared to most Danish brands they are both far
    Superior.

    When were you at the Milan showroom, during Salone last year?


    Yep on the Milan question. I just can't get behind the glass kitchen idea. That is what Valcucine is to me. Non owner friendly stuff. Try to take care of a class kitchen. [​IMG]
     


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    Yep on the Milan question. I just can get behind the glass kitchen idea. That is what Valcucine is to me. Non owner friendly stuff. Try to take care of a class kitchen. [​IMG]
    Hey! What did you think of my kitchen selections? Don't leave me hanging here.
     


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    I like chalkboard paint for kids areas. We don't really have enough wall area to make it work ourselves but I think it's a cool concept - overused or not.

    It may be overused on trendy design blogs, but how often do you walk into someone's apartment and see a chalkboard on the wall?

    When done right, it is really cool and your house will probably still be pretty unique compared to things that are not featured on wannabedwell.com
     


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    It may be overused on trendy design blogs, but how often do you walk into someone's apartment and see a chalkboard on the wall?
    I don't think it's over-used and also (as stated above in the discussion about subzeros, toasters and toilet bowls), I really don't care about something becoming a staple in every house. I'm not a believer in setting my home apart by using only unique and rare furniture and appliances. I'm actually a believer in pretty simple, "overused" materials and colors: white paint, lots of wood, steel, concrete, marble and tiles in kitchens and baths. As long as it's aesthatically pleasing, balanced and user-friendly.

    That sais, to answer your question, when I was house hunting in NYC three years ago, and in the particular segment I was looking at, I saw chalkboard walls very frequently. Pretty much in half of the apartments where families had children.
     


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    Or do the entire kitchen in blackboard like this place at 211 Elizabeth St.: [​IMG] Back to my stupid womb chair. Fabric at Knoll - $93/m X 10m + $900 to do the work. $1830 to recover a chair I really don't like that much. And she still won't tell me what she paid for the chair. lefty
     


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    Sounds like you've got what is called in the jargon a money pit

    Is 211 the new brick building at the corner of Prince? I like it - it fits within the site in a very inconspicuous manner, unlike most new developments. It looks like it's been there decades.

    I like what they did with the black steel everywhere but the all-black kitchen is a little too much for me. It's a nice, compact kitchen though.
     


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    i love butcher block counter tops. we have them in our downstairs unit, now occupied by our tenant who doesn't even cook [​IMG]

    i can't believe you are paying that for a womb chair. jesus. for that price you could probably find one that didn't need to be reupholstered.
     


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    I like what they did with the black steel everywhere but the all-black kitchen is a little too much for me. It's a nice, compact kitchen though.

    +1.

    not that I'd call it compact [​IMG]
     


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    +1.

    not that I'd call it compact [​IMG]


    Really? Looks pretty small and all packed in a square around an area where two people could stand. Fascinating floorplan btw...

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    Sounds like you've got what is called in the jargon a money pit Is 211 the new brick building at the corner of Prince? I like it - it fits within the site in a very inconspicuous manner, unlike most new developments. It looks like it's been there decades. I like what they did with the black steel everywhere but the all-black kitchen is a little too much for me. It's a nice, compact kitchen though.
    Yes. Designed by Roman and Williams the people who did the Ace. But then it got ugly. I'd still live there though. http://ny.curbed.com/tags/211-elizabeth-street The money pit of chairs. Good one.
    i can't believe you are paying that for a womb chair. jesus. for that price you could probably find one that didn't need to be reupholstered.
    Well I think a new one with ottoman is just under 5K and this is an original from the first or second year of production, but I hear you. lefty
     


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    Really? Looks pretty small and all packed in a square around an area where two people could stand. Fascinating floorplan btw...

    I'm assuming that the kitchen is an area used to cook, and not to entertain. Notice the lack of seating, plus there is likely little need to have more than two people in there at once with the rather large dining room/living room.

    I like the the different floorplan. Not that I have done my research, but I like how it's a little different compared to the recent NY buildings by Nouvel and H&dM that are full of exterior drama, but relatively standard within.
     


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    Well I think a new one with ottoman is just under 5K and this is an original from the first or second year of production, but I hear you.

    lefty


    is there any difference between the old and new ones? when we got our bertoia side chairs we went with the earliest model because i think the later ones don't have removable bases, but i hadn't heard of anything similar with the saarinen designs.
     


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