Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    As my wife explained it to me, "any monkey can walk into DWR and buy a new one. The old ones take some effort."

    This one has black wrought iron legs versus the chrome legs of today.

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  2. Fred49

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    Hey! What did you think of my kitchen selections? Don't leave me hanging here.

    Sorry.... I like the one with the wine storage the best. I hadn't thought about putting coolers all in a row. The rest are ALNO ads that I have seen. Most are nice. You did ok.[​IMG]
     


  3. Fred49

    Fred49 Senior member

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    I like good choice
     


  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Agreed, very nice.
     


  5. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    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.

    For us, it was alphabets and names in huge letters on the walls of the second or third bedroom. It was unreal how often we saw it.
     


  6. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Chalkboard walls are a blast, especially when you live with toddlers and small children.

    After a few years you paint over it.
     


  7. otc

    otc Senior member

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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.


    Well, at some point (depending on the price of the chair) this becomes a DIY upholstery project.
     


  8. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I suppose many of the apartments I've been in lately have been affected by the design blogs, regarding the chalkboard wall.

    I don't see myself using a chalkboard, whiteboard, etc regularly if at all. "To-Do" and grocery lists are done by smartphone and shared google docs so my gf and I know what's needed whenever we stop by a grocery store.

    I guess I find its "trendiness" and lack of utility a turn off for me and would rather just use a more traditional paint and/or backsplash.
     


  9. Kaplan

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  10. otc

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    I guess I find its "trendiness" and lack of utility a turn off for me and would rather just use a more traditional paint and/or backsplash.

    Is chalkboard paint super scrubbable? Might make it handy for a backsplash
     


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  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I like my kitchen.

    pics?

    I'm interested too. Not that I doubt that it's perfectly adequate.

    I think I posted ours before but this it right before we moved in. A lot of overused appliances for Fred and of course an overall cheap American look for Finn [​IMG]

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  13. Rambo

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    That looks really nice GD. I dig the vent hood built into the brick like that.
     


  14. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

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    I like white kitchens.
     


  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    I like design that allows you the kitchen to perform well. Storage that allows you to use your space effectively and design that promotes efficiency. It might be my past in performance cars, but I very much appreciate those that over-design to accomodate use beyond the average consumer but for the guy who nearly cooks professionally in his kitchen (like most of the guys who are hobbyist chefs on this site).

    I've been working on a closet design for my GF and its surprising how well you can use space if you put alot of thought into the design. Far beyond how it was originally setup.
     


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