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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Distinguished Member

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    We supplemented the Pillivuyt dinnerware with small plates, serving dishes and bowls, and other pieces by local potters. A lot of stuff from Sherry Olsen like below. I'm not sure she's still making functional ceramics, unfortunately.

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  2. Principle

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    Stuart Gair
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    Simon Levin
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    Akira Satake
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    Hiroe Hanazono (if slip cast is your jam)
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    I feel like dinner plates are a great opportunity to buy plates made by a person.

    I’m partial to some of the pieces above
     

  3. Omega Male

    Omega Male Senior Member

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    Like those!

    I bought a new desk from Mattaliano. It looks like it's about to scuttle out the office and down the hall at any moment. My top is in black walnut not the grey in the stock image.

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    Have a couple of their drink tables too. The metalwork is very pleasing.

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    I like the porcelain dishes from Muji because I think they are a little bit smaller than the typical American equivalent and works better for my life style.
     

  5. venessian

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    Wow, that Arabia is exactly what we (myself + 2 brothers) grew up with! I love it.

    My parents bought a full set when I was barely born, I inherited it, I'm near 60 now myself...and it is still going as strong as ever, with very few pieces replaced. It is really beautiful stuff.
     

  6. Bullitt

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    Thanks, the Elan sofa might work. The steel base makes it appear lighter than other modular sofas and the price is quite reasonable.
     
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  7. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    If anyone lives near Berkeley and is looking for unique and stylish ceramic dishes and serving pieces head to The Gardner on Fourth Street. They also have a small spot at the SF Ferry Building. A great source for unique wooden cutting boards as well. (great gift ideas).
     

  8. Van Veen

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    I don't live near Berkeley, but I am looking for unique and stylish serving dishes.
     

  9. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    Thank you!

    Wow, good to hear. They were my in-laws and I know they had them before my wife was born, but I don't know exactly when they got them. I'll be seeing them in a few months so I'll be sure to ask them about it. I do like them a lot.
     

  10. Parker

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    @steveoffice I've also been looking for new dinneware. Something natural stoneware/pottery but with clean lines. Heath is kind of a no brainer. I like that they are in my backyard. But some of it feels kinda heavy and big to me. I've been looking at Japanese stuff like Hasami and Kinto. Maybe someone has another reco' in that vein.

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    Dining room update: my quest for updating the dining chairs has snowballed into "maybe I should renovate the whole house". Oy! So, the chair quest is on hold for now until bigger plan is put in place. However, I'm still kinda leaning toward something in the Wegner Mobler realm. What can I say, I like the Beatles : D .

    Additional question for those who have cord chairs, are there any good people that can repair or re-cord on the west coast? I've got a couple old CH25s that have both come undone at the front edge.
     

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    David Johnson (Sidecar Furniture) is in LA, and he repairs and restores that kind of stuff. His work is really nice.

    It's also not so difficult to do it yourself with a couple youtube videos and the right supplies. The supplies are simple and inexpensive. I don't know where on the west coast you are, but Frank's Cane & Rush supply is in Huntington Beach, and The Caning Shop is in Berkeley.
     

  12. Parker

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    Thanks, Bromley! David looks like the man for the job. I'm in SF, maybe I can ship them to him? Or I'll have to road trip. If I had enough patience, I would try it myself, but I'm afraid I'd get frustrated halfway through and leave them in a bad state. Good to know about the supply shops though.
     

  13. imatlas

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    Looking for suggestions for a new chandelier for our entry stairway. This would suspend from the 13’ high ceiling at the top of our steps, where the combined hallway and stairs are about 9’ wide. We will also have recessed lighting so overall light thrown is a secondary priority.

    Our apartment is Victorian with some modern touches.

    Right now a version of this with 9 lamps from ET2 is a leading contender: 6FD6CD55-7052-4DFD-936B-BBF39D77D129.jpeg
     

  14. venessian

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    Your space is ~18' L x 9' H x 13' H (from the top landing), with no openings (other than a door)?

    A grouping of 9 seems like an awful lot of lamps for such a relatively confined space.

    The recessed lighting is in the ceiling also, correct? At the center, or at the edges?
    I'm curious: why have both recessed and pendant lighting over a stair?
     

  15. imatlas

    imatlas Stylish Dinosaur

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    The grouping of 6 seemed a bit small to me; it’s also on a linear
    rather than a circular base. The 9 hangs on a 24” circular base.

    The recessed lighting will provide additional illumination over the base of the steps and at the far end of the hall from the chandelier, as well as a couple of spotlights for art.
     

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