General Discussion: interior design


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TheTiger
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4157 posts since 23/2/03

17 May 2013 07:44
Not sure if this has been posted before but a lot of awesome stuff at http://japanesetrash.com
Dee
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12183 posts since 22/11/07

25 May 2013 12:00
Currently repainting everything (got a one armed painter on the case Smiling ), new wood floors in bedrooms and a nursery to create. Trying to find a good chair for the nursery, hopefully an original Yngve Ekstrom Arka chair, the lamino would be great but they are 2K with the stool.

Struggling to find an interesting or extremely large circular mirror, a decent bike stand and a fixed wall storage solution for the hallway. I'm not completely sold on how a vitsoe system would look. Also after a cheap kitchen solution, prefer to just replace doors etc with a handle free plain white/grey. Light fixtures are dying on me, need to replace them all as well as the spot system throughout.

picked up these bits recently

on it's way '53 Gouda Den Boer bookcase - going in the hallway


'60 slave flip clock arrived yesterday - it's huge


'50's Pilastro coat rack


also picked up a couple of elephant stools for the nursery.
Dee
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12183 posts since 22/11/07

25 May 2013 12:16
This is what I am toying with, to give us extra storage, a run of cabinets at head height, suppose they would run in line with the top of the coat rack in previous pic. Like below but cabinet only, approx 3 or 4, up and in doors. Maybe come down with shelving but I've never seen it configured that way.


just a bit concerned how it would look as the other end will stand the small book case and the bike needs to be store in there too - could become a bit too cluttered

other option is to put in a very simple and clean looking shelving - wilhelm wirz?


or string shelving?

TheTiger
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4157 posts since 23/2/03

25 May 2013 12:20
Love the clock and the coat rack Cool

Where did you get the clock from and how much were the elephant stools?

Have been totally lazy in setting up the kids' room as we are moving in 4 months, but the stool would be a nice useable addition.
cutandpaste
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608 posts since 11/6/10

25 May 2013 12:29
Can anyone recommend decent books of interior design/furniture, in a similar vain to what is post on here?
Dee
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12183 posts since 22/11/07

25 May 2013 12:36
cheers

flip clock came from ebay.de - complete impulsive punt and I need to get a master clock attached to the back and see if i can get it working - it's a thing of beauty but absolutely massive. i was thinking it may look pretty good as a stand alone piece in the hallway on something like a wirz shelf. I'm not sure to it's origin, maybe an airport or something?

just so you can tell the size.



ww shelving


elephant stools were an ebay find, £30 ea. Unfortunately not the original fibre glass ones, seen some at 1K+ per stool Jawdropping! - these were the vitra design re-release from 2004 in red

TonyL4
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1173 posts since 28/12/10

25 May 2013 12:57
Very Cool Dee
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

25 May 2013 13:14
nice work dee, some great purchases
pops
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4316 posts since 2/9/09

25 May 2013 13:34
cutandpaste wrote: Can anyone recommend decent books of interior design/furniture, in a similar vain to what is post on here?

Mid Century Modern by Bradley Quinn
Modern Retro by Neil Bingham
Scandanavian Modern by Magnus Englund
living retro by andrew weaving

all decent entry level mcm books with lots of cool interiors
seenmy
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6670 posts since 17/6/06

25 May 2013 16:23
coat racks really nice dee
figurine
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6136 posts since 14/5/07

29 May 2013 09:55
Any suggestions for a cheapish small dining table, don't want to spend much over 200.
nick
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19734 posts since 2/5/03

29 May 2013 13:26
Look in second hand (now called "antique") shops, most tables you buy new for under 200 will be pretty crappy quality.
pops
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4316 posts since 2/9/09

29 May 2013 13:38
Herman miller are reintroducing the eames side/arm chairs in fibreglass . No idea whether vitra are planning to do so in Europe so could be unavailable this side of the Atlantic

http://www.hermanmiller.com/content/hermanmiller/english/about-us/press/press-releases/all/eames-molded-plastic-chairs-return-in-a-new-more-sustainable-fiberglass.html

I've 3 white fiberglass shells gathering dust in storage that I won't get round to restoring if anyone's interested in buying them off me. Possibly In need of new shocks which is. Straightforward job & a bloody good clean ….
nick
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19734 posts since 2/5/03

29 May 2013 13:45
How long does fiberglass last, does it degrade over time and drop to bits ?
gawkrodger
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7691 posts since 4/11/08

29 May 2013 16:06
dread to think how much the postage on that clock was! Laughing out loud
Massiv
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885 posts since 27/7/10

3 Jun 2013 21:21
Need inspiration for my new kitchen floor. Open to most things - been thinking of getting a rubber floor, but havent seen the right one yet…
Dee
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12183 posts since 22/11/07

3 Jun 2013 21:30
polished concrete

Superprecise
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2214 posts since 16/7/11

3 Jun 2013 22:01
lino
TheTiger
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4157 posts since 23/2/03

3 Jun 2013 23:47
Most likely going to help you with your floor problem, guessing wood/carpet aren't the most practical Smiling but like this look for a small kitchen.

rural
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17880 posts since 26/9/06

6 Jun 2013 20:16
Anyone know if i can get this style of table but in a smaller diameter size? Thanks

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40063632/