General Discussion: interior design


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sydneyking
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5092 posts since 26/9/09

2 Nov 2021 12:39
Dee if you decide to move any of your vitsoe cabinets on give me a shout Eye-wink
discobobulated
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1087 posts since 21/4/10

2 Nov 2021 20:25
Rirawin wrote: Anyone seen any nice digital DAB radio alarm clocks around? Think my Sony "Dream machine" that's nearly two decades old is on its last legs.

There's an Eames one on Ebay that is going for a good price just now.
Rirawin
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9572 posts since 17/7/05

3 Nov 2021 19:08
Ta, quite used to waking up to the radio so may have to write the eames one off (presuming we're looking at the same one!)

Like the looks of this: https://www.ruarkaudio.com/products/r1-deluxe-bluetooth-radio
discobobulated
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1087 posts since 21/4/10

3 Nov 2021 19:56
https://www.endclothing.com/gb/vitra-eames-radio-20165101.html

Was this one and it does have an alarm. One on eBay sold though.
illwill
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4143 posts since 17/5/04

3 Nov 2021 20:38
Rirawin wrote: Ta, quite used to waking up to the radio so may have to write the eames one off (presuming we're looking at the same one!)

Like the looks of this: https://www.ruarkaudio.com/products/r1-deluxe-bluetooth-radio

I have one of these

https://www.revoaudio.co.uk/supersignal/

Highly decent piece of kit
MrW
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3063 posts since 1/8/11

3 Nov 2021 20:50
If you’ve already got any Sonos (Sonii?), a Sonos 1 or Ikea Symfonisk lamp and use the alarm clock function.
fouineoursb
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1610 posts since 12/11/06

4 Nov 2021 11:29
How easy is it to remove glossy coating on a solid oak parquet floor, and reapply a matte finish?
sydneyking
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5092 posts since 26/9/09

4 Nov 2021 11:40
illwill wrote:
Rirawin wrote: Ta, quite used to waking up to the radio so may have to write the eames one off (presuming we're looking at the same one!)

Like the looks of this: https://www.ruarkaudio.com/products/r1-deluxe-bluetooth-radio

I have one of these

https://www.revoaudio.co.uk/supersignal/

Highly decent piece of kit

Co-sign on the quality of ruark, I have a few bits
seenmy
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6662 posts since 17/6/06

5 Nov 2021 14:22
fouineoursb wrote: How easy is it to remove glossy coating on a solid oak parquet floor, and reapply a matte finish?
If by glossy coat you mean varnish, then it just needs to be sanded back, you would need to hire a sander to do it assuming it’s a large floor, personally I’d suggest to get someone in to do it as they will have better equipment and it’s not super high rate work
fouineoursb
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1610 posts since 12/11/06

5 Nov 2021 16:20
Thanks Seenmy.
pops
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4276 posts since 2/9/09

posted 6 Nov 2021 10:42, edited 6 Nov 2021 10:42
An absolute beaut. Not touched in 50 years. All OG features.

https://newboulds.web.lifesycle.co.uk/properties/84768

This is the house next door

http://midcenturymagazine.com/interiors/manygate-lane-scandinavian-modernism/
shego
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1597 posts since 11/12/07

6 Nov 2021 10:56
Anyone bought a snug sofa? My new flat has a tiny entrance and my current sofa won't fit..
R
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13309 posts since 17/5/03

6 Nov 2021 13:41
modular?
Birdman
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1568 posts since 10/3/10

posted 6 Nov 2021 15:28, edited 6 Nov 2021 15:28
pops wrote: An absolute beaut. Not touched in 50 years. All OG features.

https://newboulds.web.lifesycle.co.uk/properties/84768

This is the house next door

http://midcenturymagazine.com/interiors/manygate-lane-scandinavian-modernism/



Cool looks like a relative bargain based on proximity to London? Is Shepperton a shithole or something? Serious question, never heard of it.
Crackajack
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8013 posts since 21/4/05

7 Nov 2021 12:53
I have used easyframe.co.uk for relatively cheap frames but they don't have a good minimal brushed aluminium / steel options. Anyone seen a custom place that does them?
Crackajack
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8013 posts since 21/4/05

7 Nov 2021 17:06
I have taken a punt on eframe.co.uk - couldnt get a preview image uploaded so a bit of a gamble.
Dee
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12058 posts since 22/11/07

8 Nov 2021 12:49
Sparky DIY Qs…

I'm changing a rocker for ceiling light to a dimmer.

There is another double rocker elsewhere where one of the switches is for the same lights. The other rocker on that switch is for a hallway light.

A possible dimmer (Jung) requires a retractive push to make switch at the other end.

1. To make that work, is it a double 2-way switch that I require or a 3-way?

2. If I make the hallway a sensor active light and make the rocker redundant would I still require a 2-way switch, albeit a single retractive switch?
eazypz
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3427 posts since 16/4/10

8 Nov 2021 16:19
You’ll need a 2 gang 2-way switch.
If you bin off the switch for the hallway, then a 1 gang 2-way.
Dee
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12058 posts since 22/11/07

8 Nov 2021 18:33
Ta
swede
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10000 posts since 21/3/09

8 Nov 2021 19:07
Birdman wrote:
pops wrote: An absolute beaut. Not touched in 50 years. All OG features.

https://newboulds.web.lifesycle.co.uk/properties/84768

This is the house next door

http://midcenturymagazine.com/interiors/manygate-lane-scandinavian-modernism/



Cool looks like a relative bargain based on proximity to London? Is Shepperton a shithole or something? Serious question, never heard of it.

Shepperton is alright - quite residential/suburban. Not a huge amount going on but also nothing wrong with it as a place. Easy to get into London and close to Weybridge, Hampton etc. I’d be surprised if that only went for £330k tbh but guess it does need some love and also does need the “right buyer” to appreciate it