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pops
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4327 posts since 2/9/09

12 Feb 2017 09:24
Without. Was unsure how comfortable they'd be but sat on one in the showroom (twentytwentyone) & they're fine & look so much nicer.
Seventyfour
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9613 posts since 6/10/05

posted 12 Feb 2017 17:11, edited 12 Feb 2017 17:11
Any recommendations for room fragrance that looks decent as well as smells. I really like the Tom Dixon Earth defuser with the charcoal stick but fuck paying £85! As anyone tried these John Lewis scents?


https://m.johnlewis.com/design-project-by-john-lewis-no-078-cool-marble-diffuser/p/2916004

PS that Anolon pan set I posted is great for the money, my only quibble would be the biggest flying pan only has a 20cm base
Beau Brummel
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567 posts since 16/1/11

12 Feb 2017 20:30
pops wrote: 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

We have them at work… … much more comfortable to sit on than they look.
suki2shoes
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893 posts since 6/10/04

12 Feb 2017 20:55
Looking for new wood flooring / parquet for my flat. Any recommendations for stores in London with a decent quality range? Preferably city / north.
seenmy
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6670 posts since 17/6/06

14 Feb 2017 10:05
https://www.dezeen.com/2017/02/13/movie-collage-house-jonathan-tuckey-home-19th-century-workshop-tapio-snellman-london-uk/
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

14 Feb 2017 12:54
I've got the kettle and the toaster. Toaster is a toaster. Kettle has a really small capacity. It's fine for me because I'm billy no mates but if you ever want to boil more than two mugs of water at a time it's probably a pain.

It also has a pointless switch on the top that stops the water pouring out. Why would you need that on a kettle? The switch is positioned next to a little vent, so if you boil water then realise that the switch is closed you'll burn yourself trying to open it because of the boiling hot steam escaping from the vent.

So whilst Naoto Fukasawa may well be one of the most influential designers in the world right now, he's pretty useless when it comes to kettles.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

posted 14 Feb 2017 13:12, edited 14 Feb 2017 13:12
Seventyfour wrote: 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.

£84.99 plus (well, minus) 8% cash back via Topcashback / 6.6% via Quidco:

https://www.iwantoneofthose.com/cookware/anolon-professional-5-piece-pan-set/11389109.html

I've ended up lusting after SKK Titanium 2000 pots and pans (which are oven safe with their lids up to Gas Mark 9) but they're considerably more expensive and I don't know yet if I can justify it when compared to that Analon set.
OnlyOneStop
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2973 posts since 3/8/08

14 Feb 2017 13:52
brahms wrote: I've got the kettle and the toaster. Toaster is a toaster. Kettle has a really small capacity. It's fine for me because I'm billy no mates but if you ever want to boil more than two mugs of water at a time it's probably a pain.

It also has a pointless switch on the top that stops the water pouring out. Why would you need that on a kettle? The switch is positioned next to a little vent, so if you boil water then realise that the switch is closed you'll burn yourself trying to open it because of the boiling hot steam escaping from the vent.

So whilst Naoto Fukasawa may well be one of the most influential designers in the world right now, he's pretty useless when it comes to kettles.

Laughing out loud a kettle that only boils one mug of water at a time! design classic
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

15 Feb 2017 07:25
brahms wrote: I've got the kettle and the toaster. Toaster is a toaster. Kettle has a really small capacity. It's fine for me because I'm billy no mates but if you ever want to boil more than two mugs of water at a time it's probably a pain.

It also has a pointless switch on the top that stops the water pouring out. Why would you need that on a kettle? The switch is positioned next to a little vent, so if you boil water then realise that the switch is closed you'll burn yourself trying to open it because of the boiling hot steam escaping from the vent.

So whilst Naoto Fukasawa may well be one of the most influential designers in the world right now, he's pretty useless when it comes to kettles.

Hahahaa
manula
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1648 posts since 11/9/11

15 Feb 2017 08:00
MLI wrote:
brahms wrote: I've got the kettle and the toaster. Toaster is a toaster. Kettle has a really small capacity. It's fine for me because I'm billy no mates but if you ever want to boil more than two mugs of water at a time it's probably a pain.

It also has a pointless switch on the top that stops the water pouring out. Why would you need that on a kettle? The switch is positioned next to a little vent, so if you boil water then realise that the switch is closed you'll burn yourself trying to open it because of the boiling hot steam escaping from the vent.

So whilst Naoto Fukasawa may well be one of the most influential designers in the world right now, he's pretty useless when it comes to kettles.

Hahahaa

It's just alternative factsPuzzled
shego
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1601 posts since 11/12/07

20 Feb 2017 12:14
Need a fitted wardrobe - anyone with recommendations?
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

20 Feb 2017 17:20
need some basics small drawers and clothes rack for a room I am going to rent out - anything better than IKEA - Muji ok?
shame
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1733 posts since 17/7/12

20 Feb 2017 18:01
can highly recommend the anker rack by menu, but it's around 200…not sure if that's too much?
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

20 Feb 2017 23:14
jeg wrote: need some basics small drawers and clothes rack for a room I am going to rent out - anything better than IKEA - Muji ok?
Mujis furniture is decent (have a desk by them) is all solid wood (I think) no laminates etc. And definitely a step up from Ikea
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

21 Feb 2017 05:19
southpaw.6 wrote:
jeg wrote: need some basics small drawers and clothes rack for a room I am going to rent out - anything better than IKEA - Muji ok?
Mujis furniture is decent (have a desk by them) is all solid wood (I think) no laminates etc. And definitely a step up from Ikea

Muji have tons of stuff that's laminate on chipboard. Thing is Ikea will often just have basically a layer of wood look contact paper over the chipboard. It peals easily and looks like total shit in no time. Also Muji proportions seem to better, more stuff seems to fit. I had a decent bed and desk by them in Japan and I have a bunch of their pulpboard shelving for my media. Pulpboard is light and cheap but wouldn't want to get it anywhere near moisture. Would dent easy too.

Muji have their "real furniture" line too which is solid oak.
seenmy
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6670 posts since 17/6/06

26 Feb 2017 15:40
I could in theory use these light switches in uk right? a switch is just a switch?
http://www.replicata.de/produkte/schaltersysteme-aus-porzellan-und-bakelit-zur-unterputzmontage/43109250BW/
bill
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4931 posts since 5/8/09

26 Feb 2017 16:30
yes, you'll need a suitable back box though
eazypz
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3681 posts since 16/4/10

posted 26 Feb 2017 19:16, edited 26 Feb 2017 19:16
Don't understand much German but says it's 10A and 250V rated, which is fine.
As above, get a suitable back box. Circular dry lining boxes might work, depends on the measurements.
subfunktion
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2506 posts since 13/5/06

27 Feb 2017 09:52
eazypz wrote: Don't understand much German

Click the flag in top corner for English…
shego
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1601 posts since 11/12/07

1 Mar 2017 12:05
Fitted wardrobes, any companies or people in N/NE London?