29-Jun-12
The last thing that made you say WTF? Part III
"eames thone castello hibryd chair recuperation design"
posted by woodywood (USA)
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29-Jun-12
no means no...
no means no...
posted by Effinmike
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29-Jun-12
Hmmmm...
5 minutes ago this was a WTF. It's actually grown on me (but only slightly) in the last few minutes.
posted by andrewj
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29-Jun-12
.
just like a skin lesion
posted by Heath (AUS)
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29-Jun-12
Hmmm
I wonder if it's sturdier than the traditional dowel base. Certainly looks like it should be....
posted by woodywood (USA)
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29-Jun-12
Well I hate to mention it, but..
It looks like a cheap-ass base that some horny old dude put together in his garage.
posted by Mark
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29-Jun-12
"cheap-ass base"! Ha ha...
"cheap-ass base"!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
posted by Krenit
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30-Jun-12
posted by Pegboard Modern (USA)
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01-Jul-12
Is it
attached with suction cups?!
posted by *spanky*
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01-Jul-12
My god spanky!!
That was the first complete sentence that I uttered as a small child!


oh the memories.
posted by Mark
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08-Jul-12
posted by woodywood (USA)
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09-Jul-12
Lovely, woody.
but I would like this treasure much better if there were some large (fake,natch) human fingers, toe's or teeth in with the tender floral arrangement...or perhaps some buzzing, swarming fly's?


just a thought.
posted by Mark
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09-Jul-12
ps.
or maybe a mysterious (yet tasteful) dangling drop cord coming out of the side??





best,
posted by Mark
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09-Jul-12
amazing
I VIVIDLY remember looking a a house in Pa. that I was considering buying (amazing house, completely messed up) and THAT STOOL WAS THERE. I didn't buy the house because the taxes were 5 digits yearly, and that was just property.
posted by waffle
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24-Jul-12
Jeff Koons for Target?
Saw this when I went to get new tube for my bike tire.

It also comes in purple.



http://www.target.com/p/dog-balloon-lamp-silver-includes-cf0...
posted by Pegboard Modern (USA)
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24-Jul-12
posted by woodywood (USA)
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25-Jul-12
ZOMG Pegboard
Did you really see that at Target? I don't know why, but I really...really want one.
posted by LuciferSum (USA)
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25-Jul-12
I kind of doubt there is...
I kind of doubt there is much chance that Koons will sue for infringement.


http://www.owe.com/legalities/legalities30.htm
posted by tchp
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09-Aug-12
posted by Mark
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09-Aug-12
Botchit & Scarper
did this abomination...I even think who ever did this once creosoted my garden fence...It makes me cry...well almost..
it makes Cees Braakman turn in his grave
cheers
jim

posted by Tom Ado (NL)
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10-Aug-12
Which came first...
...the jacket or the chair?




posted by *spanky*
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10-Aug-12
.
Its a handsome looking thing but the float glass rings false...actually the whole thing, wtf indeed!
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/30/world/europe/johans-ark-nr...
posted by Heath (AUS)
edited on 10-Aug-12 02:05 AM  [edit]
 
14-Aug-12
WTF!!!!
I purchased a John & Sylvia Reid dining room table with 6 chairs!! for 50 buy it now last night on ebay only for a bitter twisted dry old husk of a dealer to kindly email the seller after auction end and tell them its real worth needless to say they are now not mine.
This made me say WTF as well as a few other hastly choosen words. I think I need a stiff drink..... Mark!
posted by Arthur Sixpence
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15-Aug-12
Haha
Funny
posted by dichai1983
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15-Aug-12
!
Why Arthur, I'd buy you a drink anytime. So sorry about the messy deal. Leave crappy feedback.





Cheerio!
posted by Mark
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28-Aug-12
"WTF!" $13,000 "retail"...
"WTF!" $13,000 "retail" price? Gray wool with brown leather accents?!?

http://fab.com/sale/9839/product/203086/
posted by Krenit
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07-Sep-12
posted by woodywood (USA)
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07-Sep-12
The best part of that...
The best part of that picture is the imprint of an old Band-Aid on the leg. Pretty much sums it up.
posted by tchp
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13-Sep-12
posted by Krenit
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13-Sep-12
oops.
oops.
posted by peteremsley
edited on 13-Sep-12 11:01 PM  [edit]
 
13-Sep-12
I hate that. Hate.
I hate that. Hate.
posted by objectworship
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14-Sep-12
Even worse
On a fake.
posted by woodywood (USA)
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15-Sep-12
....
...
posted by woodywood (USA)
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15-Sep-12
So....
...he's a catcher? And?
posted by loft24
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15-Sep-12
lance armstrong fan???
lance armstrong fan???
posted by peteremsley
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15-Sep-12
Pink Polo hat wearer.
Pink Polo hat wearer.
posted by Krenit
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15-Sep-12

.
posted by Mark
edited on 06-Jun-13 10:19 PM  [edit]
 
15-Sep-12
Explanation on WTF (WTF#15738)
I want to know where to get the ,,curatorial,, sense, to understand what to post, and what not on the WTF thread.

Sorry, but I really don,t understand.

I have to confess, that 50% of items are posted, I find them form moderated nice to some that are very interesting.

Is that because I,m more a designer/producer?
Or Because I like everything?
Is because I am on a different continent? (Don't tell me I,m in a diiferent planet!)

Which is the use?
Hahhaha?
Don't we have pics from ourself?

There was one similar thread some years ago, but just for classics!, was so popular,100 posts in a month, that Koen asked to stop it.

I don,t understand:
Most of the classics that people collect today, regular people from that moment would put it in the WTF: People laughing on barcelonas, I have to look for the pics if you want.

Some threads send the level up. I don't think is the case with this kind of threads.

I really I don't understand:
Last thread I open on the concept Right/left side of the mind, somebody put it in the WTF thread.
I thought was interesting, but I could be wrong.
It dosen,t matter, but I just want to understand the parameters, so to put them directly there ;-)

And with the last pic, -from an old DAmember, on a classic- I understand less. Nobody will be safe ;-)

I suggest to put all the threads on the WTF, or rename the forum WTFforum, or that automatically change the thread number for the WTF number. This is then the number WTF#15738.

I just don,t understand.

ps: Edited from thread to post.
posted by gustavo (ARG)
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15-Sep-12
Valid observations, Gustavo.
Though you might have just said that the WTF? threads make you say WTF?
posted by tktoo
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15-Sep-12
Oh goodness, gastavo... I hope that you're not upset with me..
for commenting on the dude's tired feet...but he needs an emergency pedicure.



Oh........




Best,
posted by Mark
edited on 15-Sep-12 06:14 PM  [edit]
 
17-Sep-12
Why?
.
posted by danielmpoole
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17-Sep-12
.
those table legs need an emergency pedicure, too!



oh.......
posted by Mark
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27-Sep-12
posted by peteremsley
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27-Sep-12
Haha
Those are washers from a later upholstered shell, not shock mounts.
posted by woodywood (USA)
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27-Sep-12
really?
did they cut them to shape with a butchers cleaver?
posted by peteremsley
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18-Oct-12
Caution
Slippery when wet

posted by jdip
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18-Oct-12
SEXY!
SEXY!
posted by Krenit
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18-Oct-12
.
I'll bet that it smells like a new barbie doll.
posted by Mark
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28-Oct-12
.
hhhmmmm
posted by Ball (AUS)
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09-Nov-12
Artist/explorer of the...
Artist/explorer of the domestic form Meredyth Sparks has donated her 2011 sculpture, Feather-Covered Eames Rocker with La Petite Ferme Cushion, to the benefit auction for The Kitchen. The legendary arts/performance space was heavily damaged last week by Sandy.

Monday, Nov. 26: Feather-Covered Eames Rocker with La Petite Ferme Cushion, Meredyth Sparks, value $12,000; opening bid: $7,000 [thekitchen.org]
posted by jesgord (USA)
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09-Nov-12
Hmmm
I wonder if it's a knock-off?
posted by woodywood (USA)
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10-Nov-12
Has to be --
doesn't it -- the metal and wood look brand new ?

posted by SDR (USA)
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10-Nov-12
SDR
Could be Vitra.
posted by woodywood (USA)
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15-Nov-12
posted by woodywood (USA)
edited on 15-Nov-12 03:16 AM  [edit]
 
19-Nov-12
Really?
Really?
posted by jesgord (USA)
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19-Nov-12

.



posted by Mark
edited on 07-Jun-13 12:22 AM  [edit]
 
19-Nov-12
floss?
floss?
posted by shipwright (UK)
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20-Nov-12
posted by jdip
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24-Nov-12
posted by tynellbuyer
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26-Nov-12
I think that our turkey was a female this year.
but I'm just not sure.

(edited to remove the inappropriate snappy...sorry if I offended anyone).
posted by Mark
edited on 26-Nov-12 08:25 PM  [edit]
 
26-Nov-12
I am at a loss for words, Mark
Not sure if that's put me off Turkey, pussy, or both
posted by danielmpoole
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26-Nov-12
Thanks Daniel.
The strangest thing was that the turkey tasted like chicken.


As always,
Mark
posted by Mark
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28-Nov-12
All of those bad paintings....
All of those bad paintings of great Eames chairs on ETSY.
posted by EamesHead
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11-Dec-12
posted by woodywood (USA)
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08-Mar-13
posted by jesgord (USA)
edited on 08-Mar-13 01:18 AM  [edit]
 
08-Mar-13
Am I to assume that's a vinta...
Am I to assume that's a vintage prostate stimulator?
posted by bgillettephoto
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08-Mar-13
mid...17th century?
this design has barely changed through the centuries
posted by shipwright (UK)
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08-Mar-13
haha
Actually i could use another gaff.
posted by rockland
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08-Mar-13
"Gaff"?
I'm no sailor, but it looks like a boat hook to me.

Or is "gaff" used interchangeably to mean both a fishing hook and a boat hook?
posted by fastfwd (USA)
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08-Mar-13
Whatever it is,
I'd likely be unrecognizable separated from my pole, too.
posted by tktoo
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09-Mar-13
I'm trying to sniff out the perfect vintage ("70's) Roller...but oh lord.
Somehow, i think that I like it. I need shock therapy.


ps Alex.. if this ebay add is against the rules ...delete toot sweet.


As
always,


Pork Chop Mark.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PAINT-ROLLS-ROYCE-ONE-WORLD-2...
posted by Mark
edited on 09-Mar-13 12:25 AM  [edit]
 
09-Mar-13
Get it, Mark.
It's just down the road from you, right?
posted by fastfwd (USA)
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09-Mar-13
Gaff, you are correct
Term is interchangeable 'in' the boat. Always a gaff when needed, as the need is obvious. (which gaff to use)
Out of the boat or just referring to, it is a boat hook.
In this case, it is a sculptural boat hook displayed. haha

posted by rockland
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09-Mar-13
posted by fastfwd (USA)
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17-Apr-13
elephants
(zebras too)
posted by peteremsley
edited on 17-Apr-13 01:38 AM  [edit]
 
17-Apr-13
Wow, I've always wanted to fi...
Wow, I've always wanted to find a safari chair.
posted by tchp
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17-Apr-13
.
my favorite post of 2013 so far...

"All the Way Over Here...
Little did I know what I was getting into when I asked Google about the infamous Mahogany Association yesterday. I discovered the bunch of you lunatics entertaining a small segment of the universe, keeping people entertained and out of war situations, etc., and I simply could not resist joining in. Little did I dream what worlds would open to me upon the acquisition of too well-used (#155) end tables! Yes, even way over here, on the Big Island of Hawaii, I managed to find... drumroll... The Mahogany Association. After years of mulling over what serene Japanese character I would most like tattooed on my wrist, it is obvious I will have to go with a reproduction of the sticker that rocked the world. Can you imagine what incredible joy it would bring to another person on this blog to come across me and my tattoo one day as they happily vacationed in Hawaii???? Just the chance of seeing Brent's face in our little shop in our little town as his eyes settled on my wrist is worth any expense, any shame or any blood infection I might have to endure. I'm saving my allowance for it, starting RIGHT NOW!
Thanks Everyone, and aloha!

posted by Hawaiian Fan "
posted by rockland
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19-Apr-13
Come on
So ugly !!!
posted by Neso
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01-May-13

get your hair done the eames way
posted by peteremsley
edited on 01-May-13 02:00 AM  [edit]
 
01-May-13
OMG there are TWO of them!
I'm what-the-effing about the upholstery as much as the salon chair get-up. Whew.
posted by *spanky*
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01-May-13
KEM Weber/Mueller Knockdown...
KEM Weber/Mueller Knockdown chair I found on CL. Luckily the paint came off easily lol.




posted by MCManiac
edited on 01-May-13 03:21 PM  [edit]
 
02-May-13
posted by Krenit
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04-May-13
Epinephrine, STAT!
Severe bee sting allergy!!!


posted by *spanky*
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19-May-13
Eames Bling?
Did Vitra really make this, or do they mean Vitra made it originally before it received "the Treatment"?

posted by Pegboard Modern (USA)
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19-May-13
Ha! spanky,
your post reminded me of a recent trip to Barcelona.

We stayed in a nice hotel but there were at least a dozen of these lumbering about in the lobby.


posted by Solange
edited on 19-May-13 06:11 AM  [edit]
 
19-May-13
OW!
Neck crick imminent!!
posted by *spanky*
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22-May-13
Looks like a really bad...
Looks like a really bad Vittorio Varo replica.
posted by vintagestique
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22-May-13
.
But what you didn't see as the liposuction clinic in the basement...
posted by Heath (AUS)
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23-May-13
vintagestique,
you may be right, but the Vittorio Varo chair isn't exactly a looker either...


photo evidence:
posted by Solange
edited on 23-May-13 05:48 AM  [edit]
 
23-May-13
The gold and vermillion
Eames rocker looks like something Wright might have customized for Liberace -- or something . . .

Man, that thing is SHINY !
posted by SDR (USA)
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23-May-13
Maybe it was from a contest
that Herman Miller had, one where five gold RARs were sent out randomly with orders and the five lucky people to get them were invited to be the first people ever to tour the super secret Herman Miller factory?
posted by *spanky*
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24-May-13
.
Damn, now I have to go clean all the vomit off my monitor.


posted by Heath (AUS)
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24-May-13
Um
Is that a dollhouse?
posted by woodywood (USA)
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24-May-13
Between funky
miniaturists, obsessive Photoshoppers, and clever computer modelers, how are we to know what's "real" and what's Memorex ?

All bets are off -- sez I.
posted by SDR (USA)
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26-Jul-13
a craigslist ad
Mid-Century Modern Noguchi glass coffee table - Solid cherry wood - $225

This "design within reach" table was custom made to emulate Noguchi's coffee table by Herman Miller. It seemed easy enough to make so I got a solid piece of beautiful cherry from a saw mill and cut it to the correct shape. I then found a 3/8" thick piece of plate glass and had it cut to the proper shape and bevelled. I oiled the cherry wood with tung oil and it has aged to a deep vibrant red. The two legs of the table are joined by an aluminum rod.

>>>>A very successful replica of the famous table by designer Isamu Noguchi which goes for $1500.<<<<<

Selling for $225
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------


I'll save some pics and attach them so that future generations can enjoy this post for years to come.




posted by *spanky*
edited on 26-Jul-13 04:36 AM  [edit]
 
26-Jul-13
Well -- it could
be worse. Wood too thick (and not correctly, but decently, shaped), glass too thin. The knot really makes it, though ?

He/she got the long edges correctly concave. Whew !


posted by SDR (USA)
edited on 26-Jul-13 05:30 AM  [edit]
 
26-Jul-13
I went to a party recently..
And the owner (300 or more pounds and probably 6' 10" tall) get up on top of his (authentic) Noguchi table and danced like mad. I am still amazed that it didn't snap!


Just sharing an experience, carry on.

Aunt Mark
posted by Mark
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04-Aug-13
Eames of the Future?
We certainly hope not.
posted by woodywood (USA)
edited on 04-Aug-13 06:48 PM  [edit]
 
07-Aug-13
This bay seller who seems to...
This ebay seller who seems to think that having this frightful woman pose in their photos will help them sell.


http://www.ebay.com/sch/fineartandantiquities/m.html?item=12...
posted by Krenit
edited on 07-Aug-13 04:20 AM  [edit]
 
07-Aug-13
posted by woodywood (USA)
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07-Aug-13
My dear Krenit
That's not a women...but an over -used "hard-core" cross dressing middle aged male in need of a slight tummy tuck, adorned in all the wrong frock. Not pretty, but why not?

Best,

Aunt Mark.

ps Mother has an older man in her bridge club that dresses/ looks quite similar. The gals in the bridge club adore him. I think that he's rather tawdry. I shall forward this snappy to Mother. Many thanks.
posted by Mark
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23-Sep-13
posted by Lunchbox (USA)
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23-Sep-13
1 bid!
This could be a new business opportunity.
posted by woodywood (USA)
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25-Sep-13
posted by peteremsley
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26-Sep-13
peter
Well spotted. I thought it looked familiar. Just another example of how West Elm has gone to shite.
posted by woodywood (USA)
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26-Sep-13
peter
Well spotted. I thought it looked familiar. Just another example of how West Elm has gone to shite.
posted by woodywood (USA)
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17-Oct-13
posted by peteremsley
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17-Oct-13
Impressive.
"Eames era" (and "Danish Modern" omg) to describe an actual Eames chair, spraypaint, drilled AND upside-down back, crooked front legs, wrong screws... Is there anything NOT wrong with that chair?
posted by fastfwd (USA)
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17-Oct-13
The view of the underside is...
The view of the underside is pretty neat. I think you would have to try quite hard to get the legs that crooked.
posted by peteremsley
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18-Jan-14
posted by Solange
edited on 18-Jan-14 04:23 AM  [edit]
 
18-Jan-14
Wow
More expensive than an original!
posted by woodywood (USA)
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23-Jan-14
Drinks are on me.
For those of you who need to do some off-road tea serving.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MCM-tea-serving-cart-steampunk-Indu7...
posted by ChairLove
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11-Feb-14
Wheely Wassily
Looks like fun.
posted by ChairLove
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12-Feb-14
That bike looks really cool!...
That bike looks really cool! I like it.
posted by peteremsley
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20-Feb-14
.
Is there a part 4?

I just die a little bit inside every day, why are there so many people involved in design and manufacturing who really should be licking stamps or sweeping chimneys for a living?


posted by Heath (AUS)
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20-Feb-14

I don't know what to say. Where do you start with this?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-Hans-Wegner-Wishbone-Din7...
posted by H.moon (UK)
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