Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.
Can you go post some more gaudy shit in one of the numerous threads you post gaudy shit?
Post something you have done stephen. The more you post rambling critiques, the more you strike me as being a witness to architecture, rather than a participant.
Unlike everything you poop out in this thread and the others relative to this, this is not a nasty attack. I actually think your insight is worthwhile but the shroud of nastiness you hide behind is getting tired.
I spent eighty-five grand on accent furniture at B&B Italia yesterday. My cred is beyond reproach.
Exactly what I expected. The day you stop taking time to sling shit on someone else's work is the day I think i'll fall over and die.
I got enough Design Within Reach tear sheets to burn down Chicago again.
Yeah Stephen, you probably have never even designed a building from top to bottom and carried it through all construction phases. Fucking poser.
Yeah. Never done that, but I did learn to speak Italian just so I could order Alessi napkin holders over the phone.
Here you go with a picture with numbers, arrows, and circles:
2 (but also applies to 1 and occurs all over the place):
5 (1st thing I noticed: it gives the impression of a generic office building trying to dress up to look fancy):
I liked the phrase "digital liquidity"...
This is why I hate all of Karim Rashid's work.
I wouldn't say that's the only reason, all pink everything doesn't help either.
I enjoyed dining at Morimoto Philadelphia in spite of the gimmicky interior design. It was comfortable and I liked the layout, just could pass on the colorful lighting.
He comes from the fashion world, so it is not unexpected. If the interiors of any top fashion brand's flagship stays the same for over 10 years I would be shocked.
For some reason I was just thinking about a department store we had around here years ago that I used to go to growing up that had a pretty interesting façade. I remember it being really weird as a kid but in hindsight I think it was pretty clever/witty. I also thought I remembered it being part of a chain that had odd architectural elements in all their buildings. A little google searching later and I found a few photos, as well as someone's blog post about it:
And the blog post, with photos of some of their other buildings.
The blog post is pretty negative and sneering, but I have to say I rather liked it. Considering that what stands in its place now is a megacomplex of about 10 big-box-style warehouses (Marshall's, Michael's, Toys R Us, Sports Authority, DSW, Target, Wally World, Bed Bath and Beyond, plus a few others, plus a Jared on a pad site) it's hard to argue it was razed in the service of progress.
Anyways, perhaps a bit gimmicky considering it was all the same trick, but I admire the balls of the exercise.
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