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Stylish Non-Clothing Things

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorite non clothing style possessions is my set of original Gense Focus flatware designed by Folke Arstrom. It was a wedding gift that my parents received in the early 60s. The pattern went out of production for a very long time, and individual pieces were trading in the $150+ range by the 80s/90s.. Gense have started making it again.

    I think it is the most beautiful modern stainless flatware out there. Moreover, it almost always elicits a question of first time users: Do these forks work?

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    I have a full set for 8, plus all the extras either for 8 or as single pieces where appropriate (ladle, etc.). This is a stock image from Gense.

    Love it!
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Postwar British Counterweight Lamps by Hadrill & Horstman.

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  3. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Nice, PSG. Never seen anything like that. Does the counterweight principle (still) work for the lamps?
     
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  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This Toio lamp is one of my favorites. I love its pure form and function. An auto headlight illuminates the ceiling brightening up a room on the darkest day. Perfect for a studio.

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  5. james_timothy

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    I like the more classical Navajo rug styles, but the one Navajo Germantown eyedazzler that has caught my eye is more modern- that's it above. It is surprising because it combines surrealism with digital, all in Navajo weaving. Cool.

    A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire; yeah, that is on my list. Cochineal red. Another book along that lines is Jenny Balfour-Paul's Indigo, which seems to be the best work in the field. (!)

    Likewise surprising to me is that the rise of German chemical industry in the late 1800's and early 1900s was largely the story of the replacement of natural dyes with synthetic dyes. On the good side of that is the rainbow of dyed colors we take for granted, like in the rug above.

    QFT.

    Sort of backwards, I stumbled on Visvim's Hiroki Nakamura because I was obsessing Japanese Boro textiles and Navajo silversmithing and he came up in the google searches.
     
  6. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Luma Loop

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  7. --Jonas--

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    ^I would be afraid...

    Anyway, here is our "Grundofen", don't know how to translate the word correctly. It's a kind of oven (fueled by wood) for heating the room and house it's in. The great thing about it is, that there are several channels going through it so the hot air doesn't just go out the chimney. Thus the seat is always comfortably warm. You only burn one load of wood, then seal it until the next day. It's pretty amazing (though the one in our old house was even better) and, of course, very elegant and pleasing to the eye.

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    Is this made of steel?
     
  9. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Yes.


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    Another lamp:


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  10. NORE

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  11. wmb

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    another lamp -- simple yet gives off beautiful light. solidly built and tough too, having withstood some serious jolts from my kids
     
  12. Rompson

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    I forgot the commentary so here goes:

    I think what makes this particular bike stylish is the old-school elegance of the vintage attributes such as the Campagnolo high-flange track hubs, the Selle leather saddle and the elkhide bar wrap and toe clip protectors. Nowadays you'll find frames made of aluminum or carbon fiber which can be as strong as they are light but they lack that bespoke feel of a handcrafted steel frame. You would order your frame in your choice of steel, select a lugset (the parts that connect all of the tubing, in this case Cinelli), dropouts (the parts where the wheels bolt on, in this case Campagnolo) angles, etc. Your frame would be hand brazed, painted and then you'd build it with the desired group set. On this particular bike the wheelset consists of bladed spokes which have been tied and soldered (something you absolutely will not see today on a new bike) connecting the hubs to the Mavic Mach2 CD tubular rims. Tires are Continental Gyro training tires. As pictured the bike weighs ~15lbs and measures 58cm ctc.

    The molteni orange pearl paint was inspired by this guy since he was behind the development of Reynolds 653 tubing:

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    His ride:

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    http://flickeflu.com/set/72157612473932639
     
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  16. rohde88

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    in for more pics
     
  17. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I have a reissue Casino in natural, sort of Lennon-esque, and then a 1968 Mustang that an SF member sent me - I'm looking for a worthy shop here in Japan to get it refinished in the original Daphne blue, and get it refretted, playing again. I'll post pics once that's done and I set up my little display downstairs.
     
  18. IndianBoyz

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    Looks nice but I find these totally uncomfortable. I'm gonna get me one of these ladybikes, so if I'd make a fall with my legs betweenthe frame, my nuts wont break..

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  19. F. Corbera

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  20. Digmenow

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    Nothing wrong with the 107. Pagodas? If you look carefully enough, they're where you find them!

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