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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    I really like Restoration Hardware. I know that's basic as fuck and I can probably do my own reclaimed industrial stuff vibe but goddamn do I like it.
     
  2. Ken P

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    Found a couch from DWR on Craigslist for $100 dollars. Could stand to be reupholstered but I still consider it a good deal compared to retail.

    Craigslist is great for furniture if you check regularly and put in the time to sift through the crap.
     
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  3. momentoftruth

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    +1 on Room and Board. My gf and I bought a bed from them last year ($1,500 I think?) and it definitely feels miles ahead of any purchase I've made at Ikea. And I've made many, many of those over the years.
    For the mattress we went with Tuft & Needle which is an online-only company with a good return policy if you're not happy
     
  4. Bam!ChairDance

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    Yesss, the rise of online DTC mattress companies has been a pretty sweet trend. Casper is another one to check out
     
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  5. Dbear

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    Bought the "heavenly bed" from Nordstroms awhile back. I think it's just a renamed sealy or simmons. It still might be the best thing I've ever bought of all time. Best thing is that I can go and return it for a full refund no questions asked in about 15 years when it craps out lol.
     
  6. cocostella

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    ^^^^Wrong. I had firm, but (sorry if TMI) if you end up with her on top at some point, maintaining the "proper angle" is impossible. Sold our Thermarest at a substantial loss almost immediately.
     
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  7. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    Come be a bureaucrat in the Midwest. For that kind of money I can get you a mansion on the shores of Lake Erie.



    Current mattress is pillow top. Makes for a good night's sleep, other activities have been somewhat compromised.
     
  8. basil rathbone

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    Dudes furnishing a house should think of talking to an interior designer. They can hook you up with a designer discount (20%ish usually) and have access to sources that the public might not know about - vintage, custom, etc.
     
  9. Find Finn

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    The designer then charges you what you saved in commission.
     
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  10. dieworkwear

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    I really want to buy a house, but I feel like everyone in our generation moves every ten years or so. Whether for job or family or whatever. Not just my academic friends either.

    Feel like a sucker renting, but the idea of settling down some place and saying "OK, I'm definitely going to be here for twenty or thirty years" sounds daunting.
     
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  11. Coldsnap

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    Beds. I sleep on this $80 all cotton futon mattress, been doing so for like 4 years. I like mattresses straight on the floor, no need for a bed frame. Much cozier down there. I get up, fold my blankets then roll it up.

    [​IMG]


    I'm in the same boat. Have enough saved up to put a down payment on the house but I don't want to be stuck somewhere for a good 5 years. I think I've decided to buy a nice apartment for lower price than a house. That way it can be a feasible 3 year flip, I can commit to three years at one place.
     
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  12. Dbear

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    You know when you move you can...sell the house.
     
  13. dieworkwear

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    It's not always that easy. You can easily get stuck in a situation where you have two mortgage payments. A friend of mine is in that situation right now.
     
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    you're adorable
     
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  15. OccultaVexillum

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    I used to think that way, but am less worried about it now. We bought our first house 2 years ago, we will be selling it in another 1-2 years and moving south where we will buy again. We aren't going to lose any money (should make money) so I don't really see any issue with it. I never felt "locked down".

    I'd prefer to live in something that is mine, without sharing a wall with some noisy dirtbag in an apartment. The only thing I miss is having a good landlord who takes care of everything for you.
     
  16. Dbear

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    Well, my premise is that you're living in an area where real estate appreciates over time, without fail...like California. It probably is a harder decision in other places.
     
  17. Coldsnap

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    yea thats why you gotta be smart and have a plan you stick to when shopping.
     
  18. basil rathbone

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    Well, they charge for the service they provide, yeah. I think it's worth it if you have the budget (disclaimer, my wife is a designer, so I am naturally biased).

    If you're friends with a designer, they could possibly hook you up with a discount sans commission though.
     
  19. cyc wid it

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    Houses in the right areas here don't make it past 1 weekend of open houses.
     
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    There was quite a significant fail about 7 years ago.
     
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