• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 8: Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 8th auction is for a Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Mafoofan's Official Statement on Foyers

TheFoo

THE FOO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Feb 11, 2007
Messages
22,512
Reaction score
3,505
On October 18, 2008, I commented:

Originally Posted by mafoofan
Oy. Again with the camera angle! You have to remember, we live in a 900 sq. feet apartment, which means our living room is the size of most people's foyers. Even worse, half the room is filled with yet-to-be-unpacked junk. There's no room for a better shot. I'm sure people can mentally accomodate for the angle of the photograph with modest effort.

Apparently, some have read this statement to be elitist in the attitude it expresses toward foyers.

To clarify, officially, I do not particularly like or dislike foyers, big or small. I do not myself have a foyer. I do not like or dislike people that have or do not have foyers themselves. I simply have no opinion regarding foyers and the people who have them.

Would I mind having a foyer one day? Most certainly not, although I am not particularly motivated to obtain one. But if I were to have a foyer, I would aspire to a studied and elegant austerity. I imagine a small Yanagi butterfly stool might look nice in the corner. I think I would pick the rosewood version; the large maple one would be nice in scale, but I think maple furniture can be difficult to match with most wood flooring. Anyway, the general problem is using too much mid-century design in a single home, defeating any modernist pretentions one might have, which is why it might be nice to have a larger apartment or house. That way, our mid-century items would be more sparsely distributed and less obvious. Of course, I don't need or want a larger home. It would just be nice to have more space. So, I can understand why one might want a larger foyer if one were to have a foyer at all. It creates more space. Also you can make a better impression on important colleagues and social guests. That way, as one moves up in life, people will also see that he has done so. This is not to say, however, that I anticipate or desire to 'move up in life', as I do not associate social status with self-value. But even so, a larger foyer would allow for more light and space, the two things consistently emphasized in good architecture. Thus, perhaps as an objective matter, a large foyer may be better than a small one. Then, by that measure, it might make sense to say that someone with a large foyer is at least a little better off than someone with a small one. So, while I concede that it might be nice to have a large, elegant foyer, I don't judge anyone for not having one as large as mine--except to say that, in some small way, I am better off in life than he. Is this so wrong?
 

dopey

Stylish Dinosaur
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 12, 2006
Messages
15,118
Reaction score
2,409
Originally Posted by mafoofan
On October 18, 2008, I commented:



Apparently, some have read this statement to be elitist in the attitude it expresses toward foyers.

To clarify, officially, I do not particularly like or dislike foyers, big or small. I do not myself have a foyer. I do not like or dislike people that have or do not have foyers themselves. I simply have no opinion regarding foyers and the people who have them.

Would I mind having a foyer one day? Most certainly not, although I am not particularly motivated to obtain one. But if I were to have a foyer, I would aspire to a studied and elegant austerity. I imagine a small Yanagi butterfly stool might look nice in the corner. I think I would pick the rosewood version; the large maple one would be nice in scale, but I think maple furniture can be difficult to match with most wood flooring. Anyway, the general problem is using too much mid-century design in a single home, defeating any modernist pretentions one might have, which is why it might be nice to have a larger apartment or house. That way, our mid-century items would be more sparsely distributed and less obvious. Of course, I don't need or want a larger home. It would just be nice to have more space. So, I can understand why one might want a larger foyer if one were to have a foyer at all. It creates more space. Also you can make a better impression on important colleagues and social guests. That way, as one moves up in life, people will also see that he has done so. This is not to say, however, that I anticipate or desire to 'move up in life', as I do not associate social status with self-value. But even so, a larger foyer would allow for more light and space, the two things consistently emphasized in good architecture. Thus, perhaps as an objective matter, a large foyer may be better than a small one. Then, by that measure, it might make sense to say that someone with a large foyer is at least a little better off than someone with a small one. So, while I concede that it might be nice to have a large, elegant foyer, I don't judge anyone for not having one as large as mine--except to say that, in some small way, I am better off in life than he. Is this so wrong?


Not at all. I was going to say the same thing.
 

mishon

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2007
Messages
1,121
Reaction score
25
I stopped reading after the third sentence. You are taking this all too seriously, methinks.
 

dkzzzz

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
5,360
Reaction score
4
Are you having one of those painfully-forced Seinfield moments?
 

ZengaGent

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
140
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by mafoofan
On October 18, 2008, I commented:



Apparently, some have read this statement to be elitist in the attitude it expresses toward foyers.

To clarify, officially, I do not particularly like or dislike foyers, big or small. I do not myself have a foyer. I do not like or dislike people that have or do not have foyers themselves. I simply have no opinion regarding foyers and the people who have them.

Would I mind having a foyer one day? Most certainly not, although I am not particularly motivated to obtain one. But if I were to have a foyer, I would aspire to a studied and elegant austerity. I imagine a small Yanagi butterfly stool might look nice in the corner. I think I would pick the rosewood version; the large maple one would be nice in scale, but I think maple furniture can be difficult to match with most wood flooring. Anyway, the general problem is using too much mid-century design in a single home, defeating any modernist pretentions one might have, which is why it might be nice to have a larger apartment or house. That way, our mid-century items would be more sparsely distributed and less obvious. Of course, I don't need or want a larger home. It would just be nice to have more space. So, I can understand why one might want a larger foyer if one were to have a foyer at all. It creates more space. Also you can make a better impression on important colleagues and social guests. That way, as one moves up in life, people will also see that he has done so. This is not to say, however, that I anticipate or desire to 'move up in life', as I do not associate social status with self-value. But even so, a larger foyer would allow for more light and space, the two things consistently emphasized in good architecture. Thus, perhaps as an objective matter, a large foyer may be better than a small one. Then, by that measure, it might make sense to say that someone with a large foyer is at least a little better off than someone with a small one. So, while I concede that it might be nice to have a large, elegant foyer, I don't judge anyone for not having one as large as mine--except to say that, in some small way, I am better off in life than he. Is this so wrong?


Ignore them, Mafoo; these people need to get a life.

My advice - never bite. Not ever.

That's how you deal with trolls.

Regards,
Z
 

EL72

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 11, 2006
Messages
6,860
Reaction score
4
Does a large foyer have an impact on scoring with girls?
 

speedster.8

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2007
Messages
1,698
Reaction score
4
Originally Posted by mafoofan
On October 18, 2008, I commented: Apparently, some have read this statement to be elitist in the attitude it expresses toward foyers. To clarify, officially, I do not particularly like or dislike foyers, big or small. I do not myself have a foyer. I do not like or dislike people that have or do not have foyers themselves. I simply have no opinion regarding foyers and the people who have them. Would I mind having a foyer one day? Most certainly not, although I am not particularly motivated to obtain one. But if I were to have a foyer, I would aspire to a studied and elegant austerity. I imagine a small Yanagi butterfly stool might look nice in the corner. I think I would pick the rosewood version; the large maple one would be nice in scale, but I think maple furniture can be difficult to match with most wood flooring. Anyway, the general problem is using too much mid-century design in a single home, defeating any modernist pretentions one might have, which is why it might be nice to have a larger apartment or house. That way, our mid-century items would be more sparsely distributed and less obvious. Of course, I don't need or want a larger home. It would just be nice to have more space. So, I can understand why one might want a larger foyer if one were to have a foyer at all. It creates more space. Also you can make a better impression on important colleagues and social guests. That way, as one moves up in life, people will also see that he has done so. This is not to say, however, that I anticipate or desire to 'move up in life', as I do not associate social status with self-value. But even so, a larger foyer would allow for more light and space, the two things consistently emphasized in good architecture. Thus, perhaps as an objective matter, a large foyer may be better than a small one. Then, by that measure, it might make sense to say that someone with a large foyer is at least a little better off than someone with a small one. So, while I concede that it might be nice to have a large, elegant foyer, I don't judge anyone for not having one as large as mine--except to say that, in some small way, I am better off in life than he. Is this so wrong?
Thanks, don't know where that came from but Thanks. ROFL Foyer, Hallway with en suite wardrobes for outer wear and dens... Some have, some "need". But Isn't that great, that we all can enjoy the difference.
 

TheFoo

THE FOO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Feb 11, 2007
Messages
22,512
Reaction score
3,505
Originally Posted by chorse123
I think this s#$t belongs in dumb threads, because it certainly is.

It's an official statement on a pressing matter.
 

greekonomist

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2008
Messages
1,500
Reaction score
3
I take it they're easing you into the new job?

Originally Posted by mafoofan
Apparently, some have read this statement to be elitist in the attitude it expresses toward foyers

Nah, it's only elitist if you pronounce it foi-YAY instead of foi-YER.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 30 3.7%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 141 17.3%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 265 32.5%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 129 15.8%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 52 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,030
Messages
9,227,245
Members
193,719
Latest member
lhaneymaria
Top