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- 29 Feb 2008 -
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What about a bunch of us like minded folks start a branch from this forum that's just for chatting, having a joke etc. The fact we all love design gives us a common point to start from, but sometimes it would be nice to just talk and be a LOT less serious (especially when it comes to certain images).
And, when we feel like asking about the foam in Eames chairs and the shell bases on Saarinnen chairs and whether the Barcelon chair should be chrome or stainless steel, and whatever else it is we go on and on and on about, we can simply switch to this main forum.
Any takers?

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- 29 Feb 2008

I'm in!
i'm in! but only if we can use swear words and stuff........ok?

- 29 Feb 2008

yes stephen you supply...
yes stephen you supply the single malt and the smokes,
but if you want to joke around simply go to some other
forum to shoot the shit,
we here at design addict
like our subjects, we have all become like a family in the last year , and all like to add comments about our foam in chairs, screws on herman miller chairs, and Nelson clocks,
not that we don't like to joke around, we just really don't want to waste each others time thinking about ms whitespike,
Whitespike from Austin has made many valuable contributions to this forum, but just like any one else, I think ones personal life should be personal, and if he wants to share his love or gal pal that is his business,
not trying to be a hard ass or Mr. Poo Face just like things the way they are,

- 29 Feb 2008

fair enough...
The new social forum can be a Ms whitespike free zone. no mention of her, no pix, nothing. and I'm happy to supply the single malt (although I prefer a gin and tonic myself). We can shoot the breeze about wine, women (and men) and song. About our jobs, the latest joke we've heard and why we think Charles Eames probably could've done better when it comes to chicks.
We could even include a design addict centrefold each month, in which i nominate Olive to put her hand up for the inaugural issue!
This sounds more like it doesn't it? Refined people letting their hair down and enjoying each others company.

- 29 Feb 2008

My EX
Lets talk about my Ex-girlfriend, anyone need a date?! Boy, I'm glad I found my Wife. This is my only picture, anyone feel free to save and print.

- 29 Feb 2008

oh Jesus
Maybe we better include images of Ms Whitespike...if only to get this image of the anti-christ out of my head!

- 29 Feb 2008

looks very anti-design to me..
looks very anti-design to me..

- 29 Feb 2008

a real hotti, one ugly c...
a real hotti, one ugly chick, bless her heart needs
a face transplant, or a good bath,

- 29 Feb 2008

Oh, yeah
we so needed THAT. . .

If this is the way it's going to go -- count me absent. I gave up bars when I gave up smoking. . .cigarettes.

But you kids carry on if you like -- just don't trash the place, or run up a minibar tab you can't pay. . .!

- 01 Mar 2008

Centerfold? eeep!
Stephen you are mos' def a classic example of a hunter/gatherer visually stimulated male. What's with all the lady pix...creepy!

James your taste in women is odd....her taste in clothes is odder...underwear on the outside??

As for a drink and a smoke...I like cigars with a darker tobacco such as Brazilian and softer whiskies like Dalwhinnie. Or since I really shouldn't indulge in the cigars anymore....I could also handle a dry vodka martini, preferably Reyka vodka and Vya vermouth. A nice Pastis on the rocks would be refreshing too! Sorry, I'm kinda high maintenance and top shelf when it comes to my vices....otherwise why bother.

Next give me a comfy chair and a little classic jazz like wayne shorter, john coltrane and I'm happy to talk to any of you guys about anything you'd like...anyone for Poker?

- 01 Mar 2008

I'm happy to talk to any of y...
I'm happy to talk to any of you guys about anything you'd like...anyone for Poker
sorry, sounds very un olive to me ... but you go girl.
you got my vote,

Stephen still sounds kinda creepy to me,

- 01 Mar 2008

LRF...I am a well rounded individual!
Poker to Polo...I've given it all a go one time or another...what's life without experience? I also skydived once, solo. But I drew the line at rock climbing and bungee jumping.

- 01 Mar 2008

....like i said before ...
....like i said before you go girl you rock.

- 01 Mar 2008

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Patrick and Alix strike me as quite generous and probably champions of free expression, however I think its rude to begin a thread like this (with the endless vulgar possibilties it has) withhout at least asking their consent, they do afterall provide all of this for us.

I think its quite concieted, but thats all I'll say, I won't participate.

- 01 Mar 2008

good point
I am so sorry, but I think Heath makes a good point.

If you want to change the rules of the site, run it by Patrick and Alix first. After that, it is up to them to freely decide whether they want the site to head in that direction or not. It is not that nice to use the site for all the wealth of information and networking it has to offer, only then to disrespect and jump over the heads of those who provide it for you. Please do not hijack someone elses site (P & A did built this site, and do maintain it, improve it, not to mention finance it) to enforce your own rules. Please remember that essentially, we are all only (well pampered) house guests of P & A here, not the site owners. You are always free to built your own site, with your own rules, of course.

The quite liberal DA forum rules are stated on the forum home page, btw:

Basic rules: We hope all discussions on this forum will be courteous. The moderator reserves the right to delete unsuitable messages as well as off-topic messages (sorry no fashion, graphic or web design). Thank you for your understanding.

- 01 Mar 2008

ctu.
Basically, this is the third thread according to the same recipe: post a picture of a young women and either salivate over/ thrash the girl.

What the hell does this have to do with design ? This violates two of the basic DA rules as judging the appearances of photos of women is NOT design related, and it is most certainly NOT courteous. Neither is posting pictures on the web of people without their permission (or even without their knowing ?)

I thought it was a one off at first, but this is the third post in a row. Is this the new DA style from know on ? If I want to read sites like this, there are plenty of stupid hate sites on the internet out there. Perhaps this makes me somewhat of a nitwit, but I did love the friendly and cooperative atmosphere on DA before.

Btw I would not be surprised or care very much if this whole silly thread will be removed by P & A when they come across it. As I dont necessarily think James publicly slashing his exes should be archived for posterity Remove away would be my vote anyhow.

- 01 Mar 2008

Whoah!
Relax people! So far no one has said a single filthy thing! I don't think anyone really plans to either. I'll readily agree that posting girlie pix is not wanted and a bit weird, but for heaven's sake we're just chatting here. No intention of altering the intent of Design Addict in any subversive way. And a chatty thread would be so much more interesting than endless threads about eames chair replacement parts and who has the the more original original.

However, since the reaction is so strongly negative by folks I respect here on DA maybe the idea must be tabled. I thought it was fine to just yak about stuff, knowing we'd end up adding in design chatter that might be more freeflowing than a thread reduced to one subject.

- 01 Mar 2008

As years go by, a community...
As years go by, a community of people who appreciate themselves has been created on the forum, it is thus normal to feel the need to discuss other things than design. While insisting on our wish that the discussion are always courteous and that one avoids personal attacks, we are not opposed to more varied subjects of discussions. But we do hope that these subjects are a little more elegant than this one. However, to avoid disappointing our readers who come on DA mainly for design, it would be wise to announce in the title of the thread that it is off topic.

- 01 Mar 2008

As always
an informed, intelligent and reasoned response from our gracious hosts. Is there any wonder why P&A have such fierce loyalty from all of us who haunt this delectable forum. Three cheers for P&A

- 01 Mar 2008

While this
thread perhaps got off to a raunchy start, I wouldn't shout it down. Like any random conversation (or set of conversations) at a party where most of the people are acquainted with each other, I would expect to jump in when I have something relevant (?) to contribute. I would hope that was the intent here, and if so I say "partay". . .

- 01 Mar 2008

Picture and ite
I removed the picture of the girl and will say this as loud as I can.....THIS WAS NOT MY REAL EX, I FOUND HER ON FLICKR WHILE SEARCHING FOR LOFT PICTURES AND USED HER TO STEER THE THREAD IN ANOTHER DIRECTION. :-)

- 01 Mar 2008

P.S.
P.S. The only way I would date her is if she has really good furniture.

- 01 Mar 2008

Audrey was easy on the eyes
But I've always been irritated by her highly-affected elocution.

- 02 Mar 2008

audrey was a mid century ...
audrey was a mid century gal!! but the mid century guy was Sinatra, you look at his homes his dress, the best years of his life, he truly to me was the mid century guy,

Get Julus Shulmans new books, you might get a hernia lifting them up!!! so heavy , and the bookstore that sent them to me on Amazon lost on that one , those books must have cost at least 20 bucks and they could only charge 3.99.
but any way they are so great cause they have the full documentation of mid century modern life . The best!!!!!!. 5 stars thumbs up!

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