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musique d’ameublement [Furnishings! Interior and Exterior Design!]

pookapooka regularRegistered User regular
edited February 2013 in Singularity Engine++
If you're uninterested in discussing furniture or architecture, but you do enjoy percussion, watch this while I get this party started:


For a long time, I considered becoming an interior designer or decorator, but figured that was too much math or schmoozing that I wasn't willing to do at the time. English majors. Still, I retain a fondness for architectural drawings and mood boards and ogling buildings and interiors and DIY in general; let's not discuss my stack of old Architectural Digests, Woodworking and various design and decorating books scattered around. Alternately, let's!

Let me tell you about my collection of rug books...

I have yet to settle on a preference for one period or style, though Arts and Crafts is beyond charming; I look for older houses and apartments – lots of wood floors, Art Deco detailing and the like – though you wouldn't guess it by our furnishings. Our decorating scheme is “Early College.”

Budget be damned, I find myself lusting after Mid-Century Modern (/ filtered Bauhaus) designs. To wit:

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the Diamond lounge chair, originally designed by Harry Bertoia

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the Barcelona chair, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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50 bucks, via Craigslist, kindofwant

Rather behind on my links, but sites I've enjoyed:
So, what kind of furniture do you like? Which designs do you wish had knock-offs, what niche do you plan to fill with DIY? What amazing thrifts have you scored, or kick yourself for passing on?

Do you love Brutalist buildings and the Chicago school? (Me, too!) Are you building a log cabin, or drawing your dream castle with secret passageways?

Here's my shitty pinterest [url=http://pinterest.com/birdtongue/designs-on-design/”]board of furniture[/url] (very limited.) Please share your own, so I can steal your inspiration like a meme-vampire!

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  • pookapooka regular Registered User regular
    @t4ct

    what was that thing you were mentioning in the beauty thread?

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  • UrielUriel regular Registered User regular
    We just got some new furniture second hand, it clashes horribly with the rest of the room but eh, it was free.

    Other than that I need a chair for my computer that doesn't collapse under me :(

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    100% YES

    ANOTHER FANTASTIC THREAD

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    ahhhhh now when I buy my new stuff I know where I can put it yes

    unfortunately it will be IKEA furniture because I a) enjoy IKEA and b) am a poor college student

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    i like furniture

    i also like my desk setup here, with it right next to my bed and everything

    shit is nice and tight and i love it

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  • UrielUriel regular Registered User regular
    I like modern and functional furniture designs but am not so into it that I wanna drop mad bills.

    So I will sit on my comfortable yet garish floral print chair.

  • TefTef regular Registered User regular
    Goona buy

    so

    much

    new furniture once I move into my new place. I'm not gonna move much of my current furniture into the place I just have to decide on what i want it to look like...

  • pookapooka regular Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    Craigslist ("for sale" --> "free" or "furniture" listings)
    Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    thrift / junk / jumble shops -- local or chains like Goodwill, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, DAV, Savers/Value Village; yelp will have some good listings for what's in your area.
    furniture liquidators -- we have a local one that gets tons of hotel furniture and sells it pretty cheap.
    also, with college still ramping up, and summer ending, there will probably be lots of yard and garage and estate sales, so look for listings or just drive around a bit.

    basically all of my furniture has been given to me, or i literally dumpstered it. free is hard to trump!

    pooka on
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    T4CT
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    oh yes i like this thread!

    T4CT
  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    http://www.thefancy.com/home

    A lot of this stuff is wildly impractical but it's still fun!

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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    I want to build an entire house out of Vitsoe shelving

  • TefTef regular Registered User regular
    good god I want everything on that website, Clint

    Gimme all your decor ideas guys

  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Just today I was thinking how Frank Lloyd Wright's houses were just impeccably stunning to be in.

    I hate to say that being from somewhere in particular has influenced my architecture/design preferences but it's probably safe to say that I am a fan of the Chicago school and Prairie style.

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
  • KadithKadith regular Registered User regular
    I built 75% of the furniture in my room.

    It is the only way to go.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    Most of my bedroom set is West Elm

    I lean towards an Asian aesthetic but with some modern and probably other styles mixed in that I don't have names for

    Tef
  • TefTef regular Registered User regular
    Up until this new place I've been living with whatever the hell I've pieced together over the years. I'm excited to actually have a theme for once

  • lostwordslostwords regular Registered User regular
    Love this thread! Most of my furniture is ikea. I like it, but I want more unique junk for my place

    I've been eying this store for a few pieces: http://www.jellio.com/index.html

    especially the cupcake coffee table and the ice cream sandwich bench. i basically wanna live in candyland

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  • Raw ConcreteRaw Concrete regular Registered User regular
    Oh man, good stuff. I'm a sucker for all kinds of furniture & design stuff, but especially modern. The Barcelona chair is one of my favorites, it's up there with designs I admire from Eames and Le Corbusier. And it's actually comfortable to sit in, never a guarantee with modern furniture.

    Since we're on shelving, here are a few I find cool.

    USM Haller. Great materials and industrial style.
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    Horm Sinapsi. An organic look. I like a lot of stuff from Horm, the Karim Rashid 'Tide' sideboard and Toyo Ito's collection particularly.
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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    I really like a lot of Apartment Therapy's style choices, I tend towards casual modern but comfortable stuff--and a lot of IKEA because it's cheap and easy and I'm a sucker for bright colors

    Trying to curtail the urge to decorate, I need to keep unfucking our space first (too much junk & we're both bad about putting stuff away)

  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    All of my furniture: Gifts from parents, Craigslist, or Wal-Mart

  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    I used to love getting furniture for cheap on CL or free from the dumpster.

    Until I discovered that all the nearby apartment complexes have had confirmed bedbug reports.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger regular PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    pooka wrote: »
    Craigslist ("for sale" --> "free" or "furniture" listings)
    Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    thrift / junk / jumble shops -- local or chains like Goodwill, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, DAV, Savers/Value Village; yelp will have some good listings for what's in your area.
    furniture liquidators -- we have a local one that gets tons of hotel furniture and sells it pretty cheap.
    also, with college still ramping up, and summer ending, there will probably be lots of yard and garage and estate sales, so look for listings or just drive around a bit.

    basically all of my furniture has been given to me, or i literally dumpstered it. free is hard to trump!

    this sounds like a good idea, but much of the east coast has bed bugs
    so i am scared to death of getting furniture from someone else

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    when i get my own place - and i mean my own own place, not an apartment i have to share with roommates - i want to strip it down to the fucking bone

    give me matte-finished hardwood and pristinely white walls or give me death

  • TefTef regular Registered User regular
    pooka wrote: »
    Craigslist ("for sale" --> "free" or "furniture" listings)
    Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    thrift / junk / jumble shops -- local or chains like Goodwill, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, DAV, Savers/Value Village; yelp will have some good listings for what's in your area.
    furniture liquidators -- we have a local one that gets tons of hotel furniture and sells it pretty cheap.
    also, with college still ramping up, and summer ending, there will probably be lots of yard and garage and estate sales, so look for listings or just drive around a bit.

    basically all of my furniture has been given to me, or i literally dumpstered it. free is hard to trump!

    this sounds like a good idea, but much of the east coast has bed bugs
    so i am scared to death of getting furniture from someone else

    That's a lie propogated by furniture retailers to scare people into buying new

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger regular PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    there's probably a bit of lie there, but there was a near-panic the week i was on vacation or something, thank the stars, at the hospital i work at at because of BED BUGS

    our furniture is a hodge podge mish mash
    most of the large items were gifts from family, some of it was theirs, a lot of it was found at yard sales

    our kitchen table and chairs sort of match

    and our dining room set, which we bought off the people we bought the house from, after much confusion, matches itself

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • TefTef regular Registered User regular
    oh hey I was just kidding

    I was gonna come in here and post the moon landing was faked and 9/11 was an inside job but I had to go and do something

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
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    I would like an Eames Chair very much please.

  • pookapooka regular Registered User regular
    also, yeah, i don't think i have the lifestyle to justify that FancyBox or anything on the sites Raw Concrete linked, but there are a lot of cool things on there.
    lostwords wrote: »
    Love this thread! Most of my furniture is ikea. I like it, but I want more unique junk for my place

    I've been eying this store for a few pieces: http://www.jellio.com/index.html

    especially the cupcake coffee table and the ice cream sandwich bench. i basically wanna live in candyland

    this does not surprise me.
    !!! those gummi bear lights! i don't even like gummy bears that much, but i kind of want one to use as a night-light.
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    the GummiKing i find kind of terrifying. that thing is 4 feet tall.

    ugh, man, i forgot about bedbugs. you poor things. i guess my next advice is to get non-upholstered furniture, and avoid termites. a couple months ago, someone found a bedbug at the library where i volunteer, and it was shut down for the next couple of days while the building got sprayed. i'm really glad it was caught early.

    speaking of early (actually, not early, it is past my bedtime), i will post some pictures of my lamps and chairs once i clean up a bit more, ie tomorrow, maybe; it will still be cluttery, but i can at least make the gesture.

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  • KochikensKochikens regular Registered User regular
    i have a new apartment to make pretty

    I am so excited
    fuckin favin this thread



    speaking of lighting i want these

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  • pookapooka regular Registered User regular
    pipe, i have seen multiple Eames chairs around town -- it drives me crazy. and, one of 'em is in the window of the really nice vintage place, so odds are on it being authentic and mega-costly. i'm not even a fan of the design, i think it's just being that near to a Design Classic makes me covet it a little. but i'm also a bit obsessed with chairs.

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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    eames chairs are also hells of comfortable

  • KochikensKochikens regular Registered User regular
    damnit pooks


    looking at this ikea hack stuff makes me wish i was handy

    SporkAndrew
  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Kochikens wrote: »
    damnit pooks

    looking at this ikea hack stuff makes me wish i was handy

    I always start out with the best intentions, then just make a mess of it or give up before I even start. I've got a bedside table that fit my HTPC perfectly underneath the TV, and I was all set to add doors and make it look nice.

    For 3 years now it's sat, still clearly a bedside table.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • FlayFlay regular Registered User regular
    The first place I interned at, everybody had Aeron chairs

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    I miss mine so much.

  • ArangArang regular Registered User regular
    someone once told me my room looked like I had "bought all the cheapest stuff at IKEA"

    it may even have been you, @pooka

    but I like it anyway

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  • StareosarusStareosarus Mrs. Lady Smart Hero FloridaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2012
    Oh man I love good home design!

    There's been a couple of great online shelter magazines in the spirit of Domino that have been out for a few years. The top two are lonny and Rue. I also love Matchbook, but it's not strictly a shelter magazine.

    And design*sponge has already been linked, some other great ones are Oh Joy!, and Wit & Whistle. Both are a mix of personal style and interior decorating.

    Stareosarus on
  • Raw ConcreteRaw Concrete regular Registered User regular
    Eames stuff is so great, Charles and Ray are fun to read about too. I love the lounge chair above, but I also like stuff from the ridiculously mid-century (and ridiculously expensive) La Chaise
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    To their molded plastic armchairs; I actually own a couple of these I bought on sale.
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    And then you get design riffs like this chair from LaPalma
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    re: the Herman Miller Aeron chair above. I like their Embody even more, the spinal detail is sorta goofy but it somehow works for me. Plus if you sit in one you can one up people who've only sat in an Aeron :) They're all kinds of adjustable.
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    A few links. DWR is pure midcentury furniture porn. Just don't look at the prices.
    I also love browsing around architonic.com

    Because everything that's under my skin, where I end and begin, still belongs to me.
  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    Anyone feel like doing a shelving scavenger hunt? I'm looking for something long and low to stick under a window

    Has to be under 20" high, any length is fine

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