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jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

31 Oct 2015 10:28
classikon wrote:
Burt wrote: Cowhide Rugs. Yay or Nay?

Bonus points for putting a knock-off Eames lounge on it.

NAY

fck me - didn't know you'd been round my old gaff….
illwill
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3589 posts since 17/5/04

31 Oct 2015 10:41
Worth heading to the Barbican today? Is it massively busy?
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

4 Nov 2015 08:56
We don't have an architecture thread do we? For the brutalist fans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34667034
pops
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4026 posts since 2/9/09

posted 4 Nov 2015 20:39, edited 4 Nov 2015 20:39
Hiroki Nakamura's Japanese home Smiling









classikon
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167 posts since 2/2/14

4 Nov 2015 21:36
Nice mix of the japanese aesthetic and americana. Unsurpisingly!

Not too sure about the Clint poster.

Or the displayed racing bike Puzzled
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

4 Nov 2015 21:42
…or the grubby aesthetic. Needs a pair of marigolds and some Mister fockin' Sheen.

Grand Designs dong the same ol' same old with dodgy bins aplenty.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

5 Nov 2015 08:03
I can imagine it's one of those old walled-off traditional Japanese houses with big gardens around Meguro. I like how it's not too try-hard and he knows he's Japanese. I can imagine lots of tea drinking and teeth sucking at the standard Japanese meeting setup with the four lounge chairs facing each other with the coffee table.

Clint poster fits, the man with no name's costumes (poncho etc) were really stand out from the era..

His massive Navajo (?) rug has me pretty jealous right now, it's my next big thing over the next few years, that and proper storage shelving..
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

5 Nov 2015 08:38
The jbl paragon speaker is the oneCool real lunatic level set up
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

5 Nov 2015 11:29
Is the whole unit the speaker? Was trying to make out the silver boxes at either end - twin amps?
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

5 Nov 2015 11:53
yeah its one speaker its a real audiophile piece of kit,creates a listening sweet spot, and also obviously is a pretty awesome object, I would assume on top is twin amps yes.
http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/paragon.htm
NickMSM
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369 posts since 21/8/13

5 Nov 2015 16:52
Thinking of selling my black leather Vitra Eames EA 108 soon as I never use it. If anyone around Brighton area is interested let me know. Will be sensible money if it's going.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

6 Nov 2015 09:15
seenmy wrote: yeah its one speaker its a real audiophile piece of kit,creates a listening sweet spot, and also obviously is a pretty awesome object, I would assume on top is twin amps yes.
http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/paragon.htm
Cool, JBL, another American brand that puts out mostly shit now.

How does the German Sprockets stuff you have actually sound anyway? I know it looks the way you want it to but is it actually good at reproducing music? It doesn't look like it would be to be honest. But it's mostly subjective too.
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

6 Nov 2015 15:03
Anyone use a NEST thermostat? Was discussed here but can't recall if anyone took the plunge.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

6 Nov 2015 15:43
Burt wrote: Cowhide Rugs. Yay or Nay?

Got one in my front room and love it Cool
Seventyfour
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8742 posts since 6/10/05

6 Nov 2015 15:50
Burt wrote: Anyone use a NEST thermostat? Was discussed here but can't recall if anyone took the plunge.

Yeah I've got one
carl lewis
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23632 posts since 14/10/04

6 Nov 2015 16:01
Best place for mid size cheap decent black rug
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

6 Nov 2015 18:20
Forper wrote:
seenmy wrote: yeah its one speaker its a real audiophile piece of kit,creates a listening sweet spot, and also obviously is a pretty awesome object, I would assume on top is twin amps yes.
http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/paragon.htm
Cool, JBL, another American brand that puts out mostly shit now.

How does the German Sprockets stuff you have actually sound anyway? I know it looks the way you want it to but is it actually good at reproducing music? It doesn't look like it would be to be honest. But it's mostly subjective too.

the electrostatic speakers are quad so they are the best you can buy as they have always been the top electrostatic producer, I could get a higher end amp if I was really going to be pure sound orientated as while the braun is by no means low end it is not the very best from a purist audio perspective. But I brought this system and assorted it this way as this was the system from braun and its all original. In terms of sound for acoustic electrostatic is the best so its very good,for base heavy stuff you could get better but its still a high quality sound.
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

posted 6 Nov 2015 20:19, edited 6 Nov 2015 20:19
Thanks for the replies Cool
eent wrote:
Burt wrote: Cowhide Rugs. Yay or Nay?

Got one in my front room and love it Cool

Fancy putting some pics up, eent? I've been looking at 'em online and am very tempted for my new place as I've got a conservatory that one would look ideal in I reckon? Does yours have any kinda backing or have you used a non-slip rug backing?
Seventyfour wrote:
Burt wrote: Anyone use a NEST thermostat? Was discussed here but can't recall if anyone took the plunge.

Yeah I've got one
How is it Seventyfour? Too much hype or worth the 180 quid?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

7 Nov 2015 02:36
seenmy wrote:
Forper wrote:
seenmy wrote: yeah its one speaker its a real audiophile piece of kit,creates a listening sweet spot, and also obviously is a pretty awesome object, I would assume on top is twin amps yes.
http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/paragon.htm
Cool, JBL, another American brand that puts out mostly shit now.

How does the German Sprockets stuff you have actually sound anyway? I know it looks the way you want it to but is it actually good at reproducing music? It doesn't look like it would be to be honest. But it's mostly subjective too.

the electrostatic speakers are quad so they are the best you can buy as they have always been the top electrostatic producer, I could get a higher end amp if I was really going to be pure sound orientated as while the braun is by no means low end it is not the very best from a purist audio perspective. But I brought this system and assorted it this way as this was the system from braun and its all original. In terms of sound for acoustic electrostatic is the best so its very good,for base heavy stuff you could get better but its still a high quality sound.

Okay, never heard of electrostatic. Interesting. What kind of sources do you feed your system?
pops
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4026 posts since 2/9/09

posted 7 Nov 2015 19:51, edited 7 Nov 2015 19:51
Fantastic project. Jasper morrison , Naoto Fukasawa & konstantin grcic designed huts for muji. ¥3m - ¥5m (£16k-£27k)


http://thespaces.com/2015/11/04/muji-unveils-prefab-huts-designed-by-morrison-grcic-and-fukasawa/