General Discussion: interior design

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discobobulated avatar

1189 posts since 21/4/10

4 Feb 2017 18:20
shego wrote: Blind query - my new place has tall but narrow windows with a large recess. I was initially thinking venetian but want to maximise light into the room when blinds are up/open. The only option is rollers.. but they look shit and are a nightmare to clean? Any thoughts?

Get some electric privacy glass fitted.
shego avatar

1599 posts since 11/12/07

posted 4 Feb 2017 18:42, edited 4 Feb 2017 18:42
bill wrote: So what's the problem with venetian when they're up?

I presume with the amount of drop (even when 'up') it'll takeaway a lot of light from the room? I need to measure up properly..

Dee- didn't even realise they could be fitted the other way, you do mean so they stack at bottom right? edit; got it, bottom-up blinds.
Dee avatar

12184 posts since 22/11/07

posted 4 Feb 2017 19:07, edited 4 Feb 2017 19:07
They pull up and down, you can control the light depending on time of day, like half a shutter you can have privacy and retain natural light but also adapt them to where the sun is. Maybe an option for slim windows?

This kind of thing.

stoney avatar

17815 posts since 22/1/05

5 Feb 2017 07:06
Got a decent A3 photo printer, Are there any free websites that do good quality high res images to print and frame ?
Seventyfour avatar

9491 posts since 6/10/05

6 Feb 2017 13:21
I remember someone asking about pan set on here a while back and there being a lot of recommendations for Anolon, I was just looking myself and found this set, looks to be a bargain for £85,7% cashback for first timers on quidco too.;_mmc=google-_-PLA+-+Home+%26+Garden-_-Home+%26+Garden+-+Cookware+-+Pots+%26+Pans-_-na_85148762098&utm;_medium=cpc&k;_clickid=f8eba668-b235-4d53-932d-fa9d7fe6c940&utm;_source=google&utm;_campaign=Shopping_Home%20&%20Garden&utm;_term=na&utm;_content=85148762098&profileid;=402&keywordid;=na&productgroupid;=pg280153&device;=m&gclid;=CJ-nup3H-9ECFYeT7Qod9ysEdw
Dee avatar

12184 posts since 22/11/07

7 Feb 2017 10:39
good price.

Does anyone know if the LTR was available with a white base or likely a mod?

NickMSM avatar

420 posts since 21/8/13

7 Feb 2017 11:43
I believe Herman Miller offer a white base on new tables, but I can't say I've seen a vintage one before.
TheConductor avatar

4306 posts since 17/11/09

posted 7 Feb 2017 13:31, edited 7 Feb 2017 13:31
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Dee avatar

12184 posts since 22/11/07

7 Feb 2017 20:38
thanks - explains why I couldn't find a new one from uk suppliers.
shame avatar

1733 posts since 17/7/12

11 Feb 2017 10:09
I'm about to buy the toaster und the water boiler. Worth the money?

pops wrote: Some nice naoto fukasawa products being released by muji over here later this year. Miles better than most of the dross on the market

Shame the rice cooker isn't going to be available in UK

Crackajack avatar

8157 posts since 21/4/05

11 Feb 2017 10:14
It's a kettle m8
Byte avatar

3070 posts since 16/6/10

11 Feb 2017 10:22
Check out the Xiaomi kettle -
pops avatar

4316 posts since 2/9/09

11 Feb 2017 10:30
Shame, I can't comment on the build quality but they look great & Naoto Fukasawa is one of the most influential designers in the world right now.
pops avatar

4316 posts since 2/9/09

posted 11 Feb 2017 10:32, edited 11 Feb 2017 10:32
Coincidently I've just ordered a set of oak Hiroshima chairs designed by him. Eye wateringly expensive for dining chairs but future design classics imo. They also have a set of them in the Regent St Apple boardroom so if they're good enough for Jonny Ive to sit on Ubercool

Seventyfour avatar

9491 posts since 6/10/05

11 Feb 2017 11:55
Those chairs are lovely pops

I had a look at the toaster and kettle in Muji abit back, they look great in pics but I wasn't overly impressed in the flesh, they where pretty cheap though
classikon avatar

219 posts since 2/2/14

11 Feb 2017 13:12
Rice cooker is available here now too

£150 though Eek
fouineoursb avatar

1626 posts since 12/11/06

11 Feb 2017 14:30
I got the toaster, definitely worth the money.

Great chairs pops.Cool
shame avatar

1733 posts since 17/7/12

12 Feb 2017 08:36
cheers for the help, will check it out next week at the store.
the chairs are amazing Cool
MLI avatar

5173 posts since 6/10/09

12 Feb 2017 08:44
Chairs look a bit scando (shit)
Dee avatar

12184 posts since 22/11/07

12 Feb 2017 08:47
they look great - did you go for the upholstered or without?