Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    It's also more sanitary to air dry vs towel dry, unless you use a clean towel every time.

    Instead of getting a drying rack, you could get a silicone mat from Oxo or the like and pair it with one of those fancy folding dish racks for plates. Then you could store them when not in use. (West Elm makes a low profile folding copper rack that's not too offensive.) I love the silicone mats. I use them for drying delicates (wine glasses and knives), as trivets, and as bar mats.

    There are also roll up wire racks you can put over the sink, but I've never tried that. (I'm assuming you have a single bowl sink. If you have a double bowl, you could buy a rack to fit in one half.)
     


  2. lefty

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    Just saw this. It was in a cabin and the rack was suspended over the sink. It was used as dish storage as well.

    Cool cabin. Had a hidden 1/2 bath behind a wall of books. Pull on the shelf and the perfectly balanced wall would pivot and reveal the small room.

    lefty
     


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  4. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I have those.

    Nice yard.

    lefty
     


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    Wow. That's some cabin.

    I have to admit, I've always pictured your cabin as more of an ice fishing hut rather than Blofeld's Alpine lair.
     


  6. lefty

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    New cabin is all rustic and stuff, but kind of cool. All the windows are reclaimed including the 8' x 8' picture window that came from a gas station. The exposed wood rafters and deck in the ceiling has a shou sugi ban treatment.

    Old cabin was cleverly designed by a woman who wanted to live there to the end of her days. It was great, but being in Canada, too far for us.

    lefty
     


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    Available at every IKea in EU.

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    Sadly we are renting so the those nifty cabinets wouldn't work for us. I heard about these in a recent 99% invisible podcast. Thanks for sharing!
     


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    I wanted a metal-framed Danish modern chair as a contrast to all of our wooden-framed ones. I found this Hans Olsen 'Balloon' Chair (on Etsy!) for a quarter of the cheapest price I've seen on places like Ist Dibs. Now dressed in a shaggy sheepskin from a local farm...

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  10. brokencycle

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    Firstdibs seems super inflated.
     


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    That's been discussed on here before. My theory is that it's designed to help interior decorators inflate the prices they in turn charge.
     


  12. brokencycle

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    A furniture restoration place here told me they think it is the crazy high commission those sites have. I mean, even liveauctioneers can have a buyer premium of 30% depending on the auction house. On places like 1stdibs, it is a seller premium.
     


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    auction houses take both buyer and seller premiums. 1st dibs comps are a fata morgana, i'm convinced the platform is an elaborate sock to drive shoppers to eBay.
     


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    If I'm being honest, I can see the appeal, but it reminds me of the uncomfortable chairs and desks from school too much.
     


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