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pops
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4258 posts since 2/9/09

posted 15 Jul 2014 07:52, edited 15 Jul 2014 07:52
Don't be daft.

http://www.maruni.com/en/about_us/movie/

Oh and the chairs are beautiful, referencing Wegners 'The Chair'
NickMSM
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417 posts since 21/8/13

15 Jul 2014 11:48
£1,500 is a fair price for the table, but shipping isn't going to be cheap. Talking of Wegner, some black Wishbones would look excellent with that table you posted.
pops
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4258 posts since 2/9/09

posted 20 Jul 2014 08:10, edited 20 Jul 2014 08:10
Cheers Nick. Table dates from '68 and in reasonable condition. Figured shipping would be a few hundred quid so decided against.

This should see a lot of interest http://m.londondesignfestival.com/events/home-days


I'd love this mosaic if it's going to be included

exactlythat
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2345 posts since 27/10/07

21 Jul 2014 00:04
has anyone here sanded wooden floors and left them unfinished?

i've got wooden floor coated with a yellow-ish lacquer. the colour is real saturated and i'd like to make them as neutral as possible. changing the floor isnt an option, and all the finishes ive seen are too loud. anyone know what i'd need for the least obvious coat after sanding?
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

21 Jul 2014 14:31
You might be interested in Scandinavian whitewash? Couple bits here:

http://www.remodelista.com/posts/scandi-whitewashed-floors-before-and-after
http://www.remodelista.com/posts/walls-windows-floors-dinesen-wooden-floors
http://www.remodelista.com/posts/how-to-create-a-scandi-whitewashed-floor
http://www.remodelista.com/posts/remodeling-101-easy-whitewashed-scandi-floors-with-john-baker-of-mjolk
m15try
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1255 posts since 18/8/09

21 Jul 2014 15:12
Bleaching them can look cool but if you want something more neutral there's stuff like Osmo Polyx Oil Raw, which will probably leave them the most natural looking.

If you leave them unfinished, you're more susceptible to water stains, irregular wear spots etc. If the boards are pine, they'll probably yellow a bit over time. Oak boards on the other hand will tend to go a nice silvery colour.

Suck your Mum is probably the man to speak to on this
RickRude
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3891 posts since 13/1/12

22 Jul 2014 14:25
Anyone recommend a nice mirror sub £300
OnlyOneStop
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2936 posts since 3/8/08

22 Jul 2014 14:32
Anyone recommend a good tile shop/showroom? Don't wanna go budget like Topps…want something colourful and out of the ordinary
suck your mum
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2393 posts since 7/4/04

22 Jul 2014 15:28
exactlythat wrote: has anyone here sanded wooden floors and left them unfinished?

What are your boards made of?

I wouldn't advise that you leave ANY timber floor unfinished. Whatever top coat of sealant you use (be it a clear laquer or vanish, a danish oil or a beeswax) will help to protect the floor from stains as well as damage/wear and tear. When I finish my boards I mix up my own varnish to tint the boards to the exact colour I want them to be (I use a combination of tea leaves, coffee, soot and dirt - this gives an aged effect).

There are very thin finishing varnishes that you can use that will only change the colour of wood very slightly but again this won't really afford the floor themselves any protection.

If you want a very blonde (i.e. white) looking floor you'll really need to blonde woods. What finish are you looking for?
looseone
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367 posts since 8/1/09

22 Jul 2014 20:49
need some new bed inspiration… thinking of having one made in oak but no idea on the design; what do people have?
sofashionmuchamaze
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851 posts since 12/12/13

22 Jul 2014 20:58
Not entirely ontopic maybe, but I'm looking for an office chair. I'm tired of my fake leather chair leaving tiny parts everywhere. Problem is I can't seem find a middle ground between design and budget. Everything is either ugly (the common office chair) or costs €500+. Looking at rip off Eames or Herman Miller Aerons from a foreclosure auction site now. Any other ideas?
NickMSM
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417 posts since 21/8/13

24 Jul 2014 21:47
Eames doesn't have to be expensive, where are you based? I could suggest loads of options, what desk are you using?


http://blog.needsupply.com/2014/07/24/han-kjobenhavn-x-fritz-hansen-at-need-supply-co/

On a different subject…Not keen on these Grand Prix chairs at all, ruined one of my favs there Sad
selkiefolk
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425 posts since 27/3/13

25 Jul 2014 11:35
Can't find what I'm looking for online: anyone know a good resource where I can find inspiration for building a good value modern family house, particularly in urban locations. Considering doing this in north London. Not looking for £1m+ builds - looking for ones that might be small - e.g. built on land previously used for garages/gardens, but use space really well.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

25 Jul 2014 12:21
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: Not entirely ontopic maybe, but I'm looking for an office chair. I'm tired of my fake leather chair leaving tiny parts everywhere. Problem is I can't seem find a middle ground between design and budget. Everything is either ugly (the common office chair) or costs €500+. Looking at rip off Eames or Herman Miller Aerons from a foreclosure auction site now. Any other ideas?

2nd hand real aerons can be had for like 300 squids in your part of the world. I bought my Aeron used 8 years ago, shipped it over from Japan, survived a few interstate moves since then too and it's still the same as when I got it, hasn't even needed to be adjusted. Built like tanks. I like my old model because the arms look better than the current imo and the chicken nugget lumbar support is an expensive extra over the standard wishbone in stores here. Now I want to get fuzzy covers for the arms like Hiroshi had.

DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

25 Jul 2014 15:28
OnlyOneStop wrote: Anyone recommend a good tile shop/showroom? Don't wanna go budget like Topps…want something colourful and out of the ordinary

Fired earth, did my bathrooms out in the sale there
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

25 Jul 2014 15:30
Nick I'm in the market for a desk chair too, want it not to be huge and am UK based, interested in your recs
sofashionmuchamaze
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851 posts since 12/12/13

25 Jul 2014 16:14
footmobile2000 wrote:
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: Not entirely ontopic maybe, but I'm looking for an office chair. I'm tired of my fake leather chair leaving tiny parts everywhere. Problem is I can't seem find a middle ground between design and budget. Everything is either ugly (the common office chair) or costs €500+. Looking at rip off Eames or Herman Miller Aerons from a foreclosure auction site now. Any other ideas?

2nd hand real aerons can be had for like 300 squids in your part of the world. I bought my Aeron used 8 years ago, shipped it over from Japan, survived a few interstate moves since then too and it's still the same as when I got it, hasn't even needed to be adjusted. Built like tanks. I like my old model because the arms look better than the current imo and the chicken nugget lumbar support is an expensive extra over the standard wishbone in stores here. Now I want to get fuzzy covers for the arms like Hiroshi had.

Yes, I think I'm going for an aeron. Saw some auctions going for about that amount, one starting in two weeks that has biddings starting at zero instead of 200 quid.
NickMSM
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417 posts since 21/8/13

25 Jul 2014 17:12
You could try looking at Arne Jacobsen chairs. The Oxford is a nice comfortable chair, they shouldn't be that pricey on the used market (some sellers are, but they're slow sellers normally) so you might be able to pick one up for a good price. Another option if it's not being used for hours a day could be something like the 3217 series 7 on castors. Again, should be a lot cheaper than the silly new prices. There are literally loads of cool office chairs about though, one of my favourites is the Fabricius & Kastholm tulip.

FrIEND
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13670 posts since 27/11/03

25 Jul 2014 17:17
this has been asked loads but does anyone know where I could get large sized high definition pictures to frame. Ideally after some americana style, Seen some in a carhartt store recently that looked good and went to union recently and saw these. must be somewhere I can get something similar?

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e261/FrIENDSILVER/IMG_3695.jpg
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

25 Jul 2014 21:19
RickRude wrote: Anyone recommend a nice mirror sub £300

Hay Shapes Mirror


Hay Strap Mirror


I have these Zero Mirrors