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2014-07-10 08:50:37 PM  
"It's amazing the things people would rather have than money." - GarfieldRAND PAUL
 
2014-07-10 09:25:25 PM  
The granite top table in a smaller size would actually make an interesting accent piece.

The rest of it looks like it came straight from some abstract modern art museum. And needs to go back in storage there too...
 
2014-07-10 09:40:04 PM  
i.kinja-img.com

images.nymag.com
 
2014-07-10 11:46:46 PM  
If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.
 
2014-07-11 12:16:22 AM  
It's as if Brutalism buttfarked a colorful night terror.
 
2014-07-11 12:17:17 AM  
scrapetv.com
/The griffins living room is nicer.
 
2014-07-11 12:17:39 AM  
c1.staticflickr.com
 
2014-07-11 12:18:36 AM  

real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.


fark. Yes. One of the few eras of design where I love ERRYTHANG.

The 70s - early 90s were awful examples of design. Probably could include some of the 60s there but at least some of that has a certain nostalgia and clean lines - 'Mad Men' fashion isn't popular for no reason. I fear a return to the designs of my youth, however. Burn it all.
 
2014-07-11 12:19:44 AM  
subby, the correct term is OH HELL NO!
 
2014-07-11 12:19:48 AM  
You people care about the weirdest shiat.
 
2014-07-11 12:20:31 AM  
What were those stupid toys that looked like this stuff? Kind of like tinker toys but useless since nothing had a regular pattern of holes or shapes?
 
2014-07-11 12:20:38 AM  
Headline is spot-on,  subby.
 
2014-07-11 12:21:03 AM  
fark no, fark fark fark no
 
2014-07-11 12:21:22 AM  
On the plus side, I'm sure most of that tacky plastic shiat is so criminally overpriced that nobody I know could afford to own any of it.

Thank farking god.
 
2014-07-11 12:21:49 AM  
Most of that wouldn't look bad as an accent piece, I wouldn't want an entire room done in it though.
 
2014-07-11 12:23:03 AM  

Hankie Fest: You people care about the weirdest shiat.


You cared enough to respond. Derp-a-derp-a-doo!
/am I don't it right?
 
2014-07-11 12:23:42 AM  
Not only 'no', not only 'Oh hell no', but 'WTF were you thinking NO!'
 
2014-07-11 12:24:30 AM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: It's as if Brutalism buttfarked a colorful night terror.


Don't sully the good name of Brutalism with this junk.
 
2014-07-11 12:25:58 AM  
ninjamonkey.us
 
2014-07-11 12:26:00 AM  
You know what? Why not? The '80s were about having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. Things weren't built to last or to be meaningful. They were made to be enjoyed in the moment. The movies were goofy, but fun. There's no way anyone could take the hair or clothes seriously. The cars were cheap and crappy, but for a little money you could have something easy to modify and fun to be seen in. The music smiled! It was a time when people were upbeat and happy and having a good time showing it. I think we could use a little of that right now.
 
2014-07-11 12:26:04 AM  
1940s or 50s I could live with. 20s art deco? Please do.

This? no. Just...no.
 
2014-07-11 12:26:31 AM  
So 2015 is going to look like Back to the Future: Part II after all?

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-11 12:26:42 AM  
I've heard the old saying, "form follows function," and I honestly don't see how those forms would function very well.
 
2014-07-11 12:27:10 AM  
No sharp corners for subby to bump his head on.
 
2014-07-11 12:29:43 AM  
This was Art:
shard3.1stdibs.us.com
And it also was a radio.
 
2014-07-11 12:29:50 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Most of that wouldn't look bad as an accent piece, I wouldn't want an entire room done in it though.


How shiatty does the rest of your furniture have to be for any of that to work as an accent piece?

Are you sitting around on milk crates, or something?
 
2014-07-11 12:30:28 AM  

real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.


Yes.
 
2014-07-11 12:30:30 AM  
$1400? Watch this, he'll pay it, too. Nasty ass vacuum farkers.
 
2014-07-11 12:33:16 AM  
This is office furniture.
www.timelessinteriordesigner.com.au
 
2014-07-11 12:33:45 AM  
Useless for the task at hand, just as it was in the 80s. Next they'll turn to software design - this stuff showed up in UI design in the 90s, and was useless there, too. PLEASE NO all around.
 
2014-07-11 12:34:08 AM  
Pee Wee's playhouse was creepy. Everything was alive and spying on you. I don't blame him for having to go somewhere else to masturbate.
 
2014-07-11 12:34:55 AM  
img.fark.net2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-11 12:36:31 AM  
"undoubtably"? Really?
 
2014-07-11 12:36:53 AM  
Eye candy:
img.fark.net

Gumdrops.
 
2014-07-11 12:38:50 AM  

WelldeadLink: Eye candy:
[img.fark.net image 636x424]

Gumdrops.


Meh, tooth rot.  THIS is a living room!
cdn.decoist.com
 
2014-07-11 12:39:29 AM  
I can handle a little 80's postmodernism in fashion (and in Tim Burton's older movies). But most postmodern furniture and architecture is horrible.
 
2014-07-11 12:42:38 AM  
This. Bring back this.

upload.wikimedia.org

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.
 
2014-07-11 12:44:14 AM  

real_headhoncho: WelldeadLink: Eye candy:
[img.fark.net image 636x424]

Gumdrops.

Meh, tooth rot.  THIS is a living room!
[cdn.decoist.com image 600x422]


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-11 12:46:14 AM  
Still better-looking than pukeavocado green stuff. </troll>
 
2014-07-11 12:47:54 AM  
Is wearing pastel Capezios with no socks coming back, too?
 
2014-07-11 12:48:45 AM  
Meh, the furniture is overdone but I like the geometric lines and primary colors.

Those two American apparel dresses though make the models look bad, and I don't think there's a body type they'd look good on. WTF?
 
2014-07-11 12:49:19 AM  
I thought this would be about the neon colored art deco with fluorescent lights that was impressed on my then toddler brain as being offensive even to a child.  The link is close, but not quite it.  As long as we never go back to that, I'm fine with anything.

mirror80.com

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-07-11 12:52:07 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-11 12:53:13 AM  

real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.


Oh hell yes.
 
2014-07-11 12:53:46 AM  

Bumblefark: This. Bring back this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.


it's a bit frou-frou for my tastes, but to each their own.

This is the kind of interior design I can get behind.

Fark drywall, it's the devil.  I want exposed materials, concrete, stone, brick, wood, and furniture made of weed, metal, and leather that looks like it could support a rough Samoan sex orgy.
 
2014-07-11 12:54:30 AM  
damn it, I want more orange and green!
 
2014-07-11 12:57:06 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Bumblefark: This. Bring back this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.

it's a bit frou-frou for my tastes, but to each their own.

This is the kind of interior design I can get behind.

Fark drywall, it's the devil.  I want exposed materials, concrete, stone, brick, wood, and furniture made of weed, wood, metal, and leather that looks like it could support a rough Samoan sex orgy.


FTFM

/though now that I think about it...
 
2014-07-11 12:57:34 AM  

wingedkat: Meh, the furniture is overdone but I like the geometric lines and primary colors.


And I like it when people jingle their keys at me.

/I keed
 
2014-07-11 12:57:41 AM  
ladyfortuna:
[img.fark.net image 400x400]

Have a seat.
www.bathroomsandmorestore.co.uk
 
2014-07-11 12:59:41 AM  
I'm 26, and I love the decor of the Sean Connery Bond films.

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-07-11 01:00:12 AM  
Hell, it even works with our modern stuff.
www.cmstatic1.com
 
2014-07-11 01:00:46 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Bumblefark: This. Bring back this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.

it's a bit frou-frou for my tastes, but to each their own.

This is the kind of interior design I can get behind.

Fark drywall, it's the devil.  I want exposed materials, concrete, stone, brick, wood, and furniture made of weed, metal, and leather that looks like it could support a rough Samoan sex orgy.


Whatever other differences of opinion we might have...yup.

Yup.
 
2014-07-11 01:03:14 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: So 2015 is going to look like Back to the Future: Part II after all?

[img2.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]


That's a PRS Guitar on the wall, Amiright?
 
2014-07-11 01:03:25 AM  
This is what happens when straight people try to decorate.
 
2014-07-11 01:04:25 AM  
Now THIS is a liqueur cabinet!
www.artdecocollection.com
 
2014-07-11 01:05:22 AM  
No
No No
No no nononononononononononononono!

That stuff was ugly back then, and still is now.  Ick
 
2014-07-11 01:05:54 AM  
GODDAMNIT RETRO! SOME THINGS WERE MEANT TO STAY DEAD.
 
2014-07-11 01:06:48 AM  

real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.


Good call.
 
2014-07-11 01:06:49 AM  

real_headhoncho: Hell, it even works with our modern stuff.
[www.cmstatic1.com image 574x501]


Having not played it myself, I still think that looks like something someone needs to play Bioshock on.
 
2014-07-11 01:09:22 AM  
Thanks IKEA.
 
2014-07-11 01:12:50 AM  
A couch with built-end end tables.
shard1.1stdibs.us.com
Might be a biatch to move, but daaaaaaaaaaamn!
 
2014-07-11 01:15:48 AM  
Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.
 
2014-07-11 01:16:42 AM  
This pleases me. My wallet, not so much.
 
2014-07-11 01:17:32 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: So 2015 is going to look like Back to the Future: Part II after all?

[img2.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]


Welcome to the Cafe '80s, where it's always morning in America, even in the aftern-n-noon!
 
2014-07-11 01:18:24 AM  

Max Awesome: Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.


Chrysler did it for their car interiors in the early '00s.
 
2014-07-11 01:19:46 AM  
And if I ever go to New York, found the hotel to stay at.  The Chatwal Hotel.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-11 01:21:23 AM  
I have to admit, the 1991 Jeopardy set was my favorite set in the history of the show.

img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-11 01:22:25 AM  
some one get me a flamethrower, Imma going in to save the eye balls of America!
 
2014-07-11 01:24:14 AM  

Max Awesome: Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.


Because it's hard to make it look right with particleboard.
 
2014-07-11 01:25:12 AM  

Max Awesome: Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.


Just spitballing here, but I'd probably guess that the manufacturing costs run higher to produce deco furniture than today's boxed plank standard.
 
2014-07-11 01:25:42 AM  

Bumblefark: This. Bring back this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.


Ummm.. I'm more concerned about the placement of the stool there. Is it a chaise lounge pushed up against a chair or just a particularly damin footstool design?
 
2014-07-11 01:27:09 AM  

Max Awesome: Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.


Art Deco is Art, and it is a bit pricy.  The furniture was made with rare hardwoods and built by craftsmen with a quality that you don't see with modern furniture, which is mass-produced and cheap.  It was like you had a room to furnish, and you built the furniture to fit the room.  Sadly, plastic replaced wood.
 
2014-07-11 01:28:47 AM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: It's as if Brutalism buttfarked a colorful night terror.


Awesome.

Also, apology accepted. (Your bio, #2.)
 
2014-07-11 01:31:54 AM  

Hankie Fest: You people care about the weirdest shiat.


I think it's important we not live in a world that looks like this.

/remember 60s school architecture? Metal frames with hideous blue panels? And there's still so damned much of it around.
 
2014-07-11 01:35:36 AM  
Wouldn't have it in my house but I'm glad it exists SOMEWHERE.
 
2014-07-11 01:37:52 AM  
God why did we ever stop art deco?
 
2014-07-11 01:41:15 AM  

thehobbes: Bumblefark: This. Bring back this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.

Ummm.. I'm more concerned about the placement of the stool there. Is it a chaise lounge pushed up against a chair or just a particularly damin footstool design?


Nah. Folks back then just needed extra room for their dignity.

cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-07-11 01:42:43 AM  

Notabunny: You know what? Why not? The '80s were about having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. Things weren't built to last or to be meaningful. They were made to be enjoyed in the moment. The movies were goofy, but fun. There's no way anyone could take the hair or clothes seriously. The cars were cheap and crappy, but for a little money you could have something easy to modify and fun to be seen in. The music smiled! It was a time when people were upbeat and happy and having a good time showing it. I think we could use a little of that right now.


Was it really "upbeat and happy?" Or were we enjoying, with a pitiable undercurrent of desperation, the last moments before an inevitable nuclear annihilation? Drowning out the fear with garish colors and music and no consideration for a future that wasn't going to exist anyway?

Eh, you're probably right. I'm so glad have been an 80s teen.

/70s and 90s sucked hard
//60s free love would have been cool
 
2014-07-11 01:47:22 AM  

Alunan: God why did we ever stop art deco?


Streamline Moderne
 
2014-07-11 01:55:07 AM  

real_headhoncho: Max Awesome: Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.

Art Deco is Art, and it is a bit pricy.  The furniture was made with rare hardwoods and built by craftsmen with a quality that you don't see with modern furniture, which is mass-produced and cheap.  It was like you had a room to furnish, and you built the furniture to fit the room.  Sadly, plastic replaced wood.


I'd gladly pay for plastic fake-wood art deco furniture instead of furniture that looks like day-glow plastic.
 
2014-07-11 01:55:36 AM  
theintel.barrysbootcamp.com
Only thing worth bringing back... the sexy leotards.
 
2014-07-11 01:55:39 AM  

real_headhoncho: Max Awesome: Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.

Art Deco is Art, and it is a bit pricy.  The furniture was made with rare hardwoods and built by craftsmen with a quality that you don't see with modern furniture, which is mass-produced and cheap.  It was like you had a room to furnish, and you built the furniture to fit the room.  Sadly, plastic replaced wood.


True, but work and home were fixed places back then and the furniture reflected permanence. Today's society is mobile (largely against our wishes), where people are constantly moving to follow the job market. Heavy furniture made of precious hardwoods are expensive and impractical. A society in transit needs cheap and collapsible.

It sucks, but that's where it's at.
 
2014-07-11 02:02:23 AM  
This is more my speed, 'ey wot.

www.guatacrazynight.com
 
2014-07-11 02:02:52 AM  

brimed03: Hankie Fest: You people care about the weirdest shiat.

I think it's important we not live in a world that looks like this.

/remember 60s school architecture? Metal frames with hideous blue panels? And there's still so damned much of it around.


I think that my old high school might have started that in 1956... sorry. The school won numerous design awards so it stands to reason that it would be copied. The inner courtyards were almost all glass but the exterior was a lot of those panels that you're talking about. Green, blue and yellow.
 
2014-07-11 02:06:02 AM  
the 80s were my formative years, and yet I never knew anyone who actually owned any furniture even remotely resembling what is shown in TFA. I know it existed, but it sh*t like that wasn't remotely as ubiquitous as they would have us believe.
 
2014-07-11 02:07:56 AM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: the 80s were my formative years, and yet I never knew anyone who actually owned any furniture even remotely resembling what is shown in TFA. I know it existed, but it sh*t like that wasn't remotely as ubiquitous as they would have us believe.


i said 'remotely' too many times.

But I'm not even remotely sorry.

/remotely
 
2014-07-11 02:10:56 AM  

real_headhoncho: Alunan: God why did we ever stop art deco?

Streamline Moderne


Actually the two emerged and disappeared about the same time. I think Art Deco went away because of WWII because it's very labor and material intensive and the war was eating up the labor plus getting the material was also labor intensive and the places where the more exotic wood came from were either in Japanese hands or the normal way to move them from places like South America were ships, which were either being used for the war effort or were in danger of being sunk. After the war people in general just wanted to forget the prewar era because of the bad memories.
 
2014-07-11 02:11:21 AM  
Well, now I want to watch Ruthless People.
 
2014-07-11 02:20:05 AM  
This thread is so gay that I went out and sucked a cock when I was done reading it.
 
2014-07-11 02:29:54 AM  
My gawdy addition to our living room. It aint pretty but it's a Lazy Boy rocker/recliner and comfy. Also it doesn't take up an acre of floor space. Very blue.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-11 02:32:22 AM  

People_are_Idiots: [theintel.barrysbootcamp.com image 631x400]
Only thing worth bringing back... the sexy leotards.


This is for you.

Eric Prydz - Call On Me

Or is that image from that video? I can't tell.
 
2014-07-11 02:40:39 AM  

SpdrJay: This thread is so gay that I went out and sucked a cock when I was done reading it.


Well, thank you for sharing that,

Radioactive Ass: real_headhoncho: Alunan: God why did we ever stop art deco?

Streamline Moderne

Actually the two emerged and disappeared about the same time. I think Art Deco went away because of WWII because it's very labor and material intensive and the war was eating up the labor plus getting the material was also labor intensive and the places where the more exotic wood came from were either in Japanese hands or the normal way to move them from places like South America were ships, which were either being used for the war effort or were in danger of being sunk. After the war people in general just wanted to forget the prewar era because of the bad memories.


It was hard to tell when one began and the other ended. The main difference between them was Art Deco usually involved wood with angular box shapes, while Streamline was metal and aerodynamic.  Then after the war it switched to Googie and everything had a Jetsons look to it.
public.media.smithsonianmag.com
 
2014-07-11 02:49:51 AM  

fusillade762: People_are_Idiots: [theintel.barrysbootcamp.com image 631x400]
Only thing worth bringing back... the sexy leotards.

This is for you.

Eric Prydz - Call On Me

Or is that image from that video? I can't tell.


Actually that image is from a shop, but the outfits are from the video.
 
2014-07-11 02:51:38 AM  
bring this back
kunochan.com
 
2014-07-11 03:04:00 AM  

real_headhoncho: It was hard to tell when one began and the other ended. The main difference between them was Art Deco usually involved wood with angular box shapes, while Streamline was metal and aerodynamic. Then after the war it switched to Googie and everything had a Jetsons look to it.


Art Deco was involved in many major and minor structures and buildings of the era. The Golden Gate Bridge, The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are the most prominent examples that come to mind but I'm sure that there are plenty of others.

The atomic bomb probably had a not so minor effect as to why the style preferences changed. Into a new future so to speak. Out with the old and in with the new. Someone could probably write an entire architectural degree dissertation on why the styles changed so abruptly (and someone probably has). I doubt that it could be put into a nutshell, but the style preference change was split between before WWII and after WWII. Of that I'm sure.
 
2014-07-11 03:15:39 AM  

Radioactive Ass: I think Art Deco went away because of WWII because it's very labor and material intensive and the war was eating up the labor plus getting the material was also labor intensive


Yeah. It also went away because when the troops came home, we needed affordable housing. Many of the mid-century architects were already working on finding less expensive materials and doing community planning (for example, Richard Neutra and a lot of the guys that came out of his firm). There are still some mid-century modern designed tract neighborhoods out there, and they are highly prized even though they're tract houses. The mid-century guys weren't farking around with trying to make your house look like part of a fake village in Italy.

I'm a big fan of everything from Arts and Crafts through Art Deco, Streamline, and Mid-Century. After the mid-60s things kind of went to shiat with brutalism and postmodernism, although I dig a lot of the modern work that's been done over the past decade. Streamline was like a more restrained version of Art Deco - and they pretty much HAD to put a round port window somewhere, and tubed railing was popular. Here's a really cool streamline house that was recently available to rent here in LA:

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-11 03:23:36 AM  
www.lileks.com
 
2014-07-11 03:23:36 AM  
www.blackframefame.com
 
2014-07-11 03:26:07 AM  
crowddistrict.com
 
2014-07-11 03:35:32 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Yeah. It also went away because when the troops came home, we needed affordable housing. Many of the mid-century architects were already working on finding less expensive materials and doing community planning (for example, Richard Neutra and a lot of the guys that came out of his firm). There are still some mid-century modern designed tract neighborhoods out there, and they are highly prized even though they're tract houses. The mid-century guys weren't farking around with trying to make your house look like part of a fake village in Italy.


You also had a change in the materials.  Brick and moter became wood frame and plywood.  Aluminum siding.  Asphalt roofing tiles.  America was mass-producing war material during WW2, so it had to switch to something and that something was construction materials and consumer goods.  Whatever that could be made cheap and fast.  Nowadays the trend in building materials is what can be recycled when they are torn down.

Just think: we build stuff nowadays that is specifically designed to be temporary and with materials that will be easily recycled.  We're going back to the nomadic lifestyle it seems
 
2014-07-11 03:45:30 AM  

real_headhoncho: Brick and moter became wood frame and plywood


That depends on where you lived. I grew up in San Francisco and just about every house built after 1906 was wood framed with wood sheathing (although the sheathing wasn't plywood but planking and building paper) skimmed with stucco (I assume for the fire resistance properties). It was gussied up with "Gingerbread" (basically concrete decorations stuck onto the stucco) but most of that was pulled off in the 60's for fear that in an earthquake it would peel off and hit someone. Very few houses still have it.
 
2014-07-11 03:58:50 AM  

real_headhoncho: It was hard to tell when one began and the other ended. The main difference between them was Art Deco usually involved wood with angular box shapes, while Streamline was metal and aerodynamic.  Then after the war it switched to Googie and everything had a Jetsons look to it.



Gooogie, I think, was where it all began to go wrong. Don't get me wrong, I quite like Googie and would love to see it come back, but that's when the colours and patterns started to become a bit painful to look at in three dimensions. I adore the exterior designs, but the interiors can hurt. Once the tiki element came in it turned particularly sour to me.
www.iamnotastalker.com

As graphic design goes, however, it's fantastic. I feel the same way about the vivid colours, patterns and geometry used in Memphis. Great in two dimensions, easily becomes eye-searing in three.
hub.tv-ark.org.uk

That, by the way, is part of the opening titles to the sketch comedy show Naked Video, which I must mention because that name made my GIS quite difficult with safesearch off.
 
2014-07-11 04:12:02 AM  
I don't like it, no, but I think "hated" is a bit of a stretch.  Most people will see a couch and then farking sit on it, maybe one person in ten will actually even bother pondering the aesthetics involved.
 
2014-07-11 04:21:58 AM  
Right, because the company that lost 106 million dollars last year and sold stocks at 47 cents a share this year, and an art gallery in Tennessee, are definitely on the forefront of fashion trends.
 
2014-07-11 06:40:24 AM  
Looks like I'm one of the weirdos who loves that style of furniture. Time to embarrass my family.
 
2014-07-11 07:10:14 AM  
Sam Stone, the spandex miniskirt king, hates it too.

www.thetimes.co.uk
 
2014-07-11 07:11:22 AM  
I had an 80's once and this was definitely not it.
 
2014-07-11 07:30:17 AM  
www.behindthehype.com
 
2014-07-11 07:40:57 AM  

Archie Goodwin: subby, the correct term is OH HELL NO!


OH HELLO, NO?
 
2014-07-11 08:07:04 AM  

Max Awesome: Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.


Well put.
 
2014-07-11 08:09:21 AM  

real_headhoncho: And if I ever go to New York, found the hotel to stay at.  The Chatwal Hotel.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 642x482]


And when you're in Vancouver...
media-cdn.tripadvisor.com
 
2014-07-11 08:15:50 AM  
The clothes & overall chaotic design ethic sucks, to be sure, but I do like the furniture.
 
2014-07-11 08:57:41 AM  

All Latest: Archie Goodwin: subby, the correct term is OH HELL NO!

OH HELLO, NO?


No.

Nyet. Nein. Jamás, Nunca.

I have lived through this abomination to eyeballs once already, and that is one too many.

/Art Deco any day.
 
2014-07-11 09:15:15 AM  
It all looks like early 3-d graphic rendering...
like think Max Headroom, the "Money for nothing" video...
Blocky shapes, more lightly attached to each other rather than one form...
color and texture changing as the surface planes change.

That is what it looks like to me anyway...
It is pretty horrendous, just tacky looking, but that I what I can see as the inspiration...

Not smooth, flow form like post modern, but more pop art cartoon.
 
2014-07-11 09:18:56 AM  
Hideous, pretentious garbage!
 
2014-07-11 09:30:42 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: I'm 26, and I love the decor of the Sean Connery Bond films.

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 736x315]


Now yer talkin'!
 
2014-07-11 09:38:09 AM  
here's my contribution to this thread... enjoy.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-11 09:43:42 AM  

Abox: [img.fark.net image 636x424][2.bp.blogspot.com image 638x443]


1.bp.blogspot.com

Thank you, Abox, for reminding me of one of my favorite Suess books.
 
2014-07-11 09:57:34 AM  
Reminds me of Beetlejuice.... Beetlejuice...
 
2014-07-11 10:00:45 AM  

farkingismybusiness: No sharp corners for subby to bump his head on.


flip mode.

flip mode is the greatest.
 
2014-07-11 10:05:48 AM  

People_are_Idiots: [theintel.barrysbootcamp.com image 631x400]
Only thing worth bringing back... the sexy leotards.


I always wondered how much of a PITA it was to work out wearing panty hose.
 
2014-07-11 10:09:19 AM  

1nsanilicious: Reminds me of Beetlejuice.... Beetlejuice...


Betelgeuse? Alpha Orionis? TELL US!!!

And let Beetlejuice haunt your own house. Little head and all.

\aww crap. I said the third Beetlejuice didn't I?
 
2014-07-11 10:13:14 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfzoy27Qoy8
 
2014-07-11 10:28:44 AM  
I wonder where this set dressing is at now?  Individually some cool pieces.  Together, kind of migraine-inducing.
 
2014-07-11 10:35:54 AM  
i.kinja-img.com


i675.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-11 10:45:15 AM  
Is this one of those things you have to be homo to care about?  Style and fashion and all that stuff?  What this place needs is a woman's touch!
 
2014-07-11 10:56:47 AM  

real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.


Deco is nice, I'll absolutely be the first to admit that.  But it's time for a serious revival.  I mean, that stuff has REAL style.
 
2014-07-11 11:00:06 AM  

MrJesus: farkingismybusiness: No sharp corners for subby to bump his head on.

flip mode.

flip mode is the greatest.


Knowing as a shorty, I was always told

That if I ain't gonna be part of the greatest
 
2014-07-11 11:01:12 AM  

DetrimentalScience: MrJesus: farkingismybusiness: No sharp corners for subby to bump his head on.

flip mode.

flip mode is the greatest.

Knowing as a shorty, I was always told

That if I ain't gonna be part of the greatest


I gotta be the greatest myself


FTFM (dunno where that line went)
 
2014-07-11 11:27:25 AM  
Bring back Art Nouveau, not this shiat.
 
2014-07-11 11:28:27 AM  

DarkVader: real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.

Deco is nice, I'll absolutely be the first to admit that.  But it's time for a serious revival.  I mean, that stuff has REAL style.


Are you having a laugh, m8?

Rococo and Late Baroque are hideous.
 
2014-07-11 11:50:16 AM  

real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.


So. Much. Brown. Feminine lines and masculine colors... blech...

More pleasant than the eye rape that is the 80's style, but really? Why not this?
At least it still allows for color and keeps the simple line styles. Masculine lines and feminine colors... better.
 
2014-07-11 11:52:52 AM  

Notabunny: You know what? Why not? The '80s were about having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. Things weren't built to last or to be meaningful. They were made to be enjoyed in the moment. The movies were goofy, but fun. There's no way anyone could take the hair or clothes seriously. The cars were cheap and crappy, but for a little money you could have something easy to modify and fun to be seen in. The music smiled! It was a time when people were upbeat and happy and having a good time showing it. I think we could use a little of that right now.


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-11 11:58:01 AM  

real_headhoncho: And if I ever go to New York, found the hotel to stay at.  The Chatwal Hotel.


soooo... shiiiinyyyy...


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-11 11:59:33 AM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: DarkVader: real_headhoncho: If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.

Deco is nice, I'll absolutely be the first to admit that.  But it's time for a serious revival.  I mean, that stuff has REAL style.

Are you having a laugh, m8?

Rococo and Late Baroque are hideous.


ACK! Rose and chintz!?!?? Give me eye bleach, stat!

Oh Ho!
 
2014-07-11 12:00:52 PM  
 
2014-07-11 12:08:54 PM  

Duane Dibbley: real_headhoncho: It was hard to tell when one began and the other ended. The main difference between them was Art Deco usually involved wood with angular box shapes, while Streamline was metal and aerodynamic.  Then after the war it switched to Googie and everything had a Jetsons look to it.


Gooogie, I think, was where it all began to go wrong. Don't get me wrong, I quite like Googie and would love to see it come back, but that's when the colours and patterns started to become a bit painful to look at in three dimensions. I adore the exterior designs, but the interiors can hurt. Once the tiki element came in it turned particularly sour to me.
[www.iamnotastalker.com image 850x640]

As graphic design goes, however, it's fantastic. I feel the same way about the vivid colours, patterns and geometry used in Memphis. Great in two dimensions, easily becomes eye-searing in three.
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That, by the way, is part of the opening titles to the sketch comedy show Naked Video, which I must mention because that name made my GIS quite difficult with safesearch off.


It's a real shame we've lost so much Googie architecture.  It's just so...  fun.  But you're completely right about the Tiki, it was a horrible mistake.  I've actually heard the theory that the abominable Frank Lloyd Wright was partially responsible for that.

But no architectural style in history is worse than Brutalism.

Oh, and this Memphis stuff?  It's not really my style for the most part, but I don't hate it.  My general theory of interior design for my house is more of a mixed-period eclectic, a room done where all pieces match a single style or even period of history seems too sterile for me.  So while I'd never do a whole room with Memphis, I could see tossing in a few pieces.  There's just something that works about a Mid-Century modern table beside a Victorian sofa.  And a Deco chest of drawers really can look good beside an Arts and Crafts mantle.  I wouldn't try it in a rancher, but in my odd transitional house (it's post-Victorian, but the architect mixed elements of Victorian and Arts and Crafts) it works.
 
2014-07-11 12:21:39 PM  
Duane Dibbley: Gooogie, I think, was where it all began to go wrong. Don't get me wrong, I quite like Googie and would love to see it come back, but that's when the colours and patterns started to become a bit painful to look at in three dimensions. I adore the exterior designs, but the interiors can hurt. Once the tiki element came in it turned particularly sour to me.
[www.iamnotastalker.com image 850x640]


Don't worry, a Russian nuclear bomb took out that place easily, too bad Anthony Edwards wanted to save a girl he barely knew instead of running to the airport like the others in that diner did once he told them about that phone call from the missile silo.
 
2014-07-11 12:21:48 PM  

dentalhilljack: People_are_Idiots: [theintel.barrysbootcamp.com image 631x400]
Only thing worth bringing back... the sexy leotards.

I always wondered how much of a PITA it was to work out wearing panty hose.


The PITA now is worrying that people see your badonkadonk in yoga pants. Ladies, you wear the skimpiest things to a beach or water park, and you worry about people seeing your keister in friggin pants...
 
2014-07-11 12:30:33 PM  
This is why Hipsters must be stopped.
 
2014-07-11 12:40:35 PM  

DarkVader: But no architectural style in history is worse than Brutalism.


Prince Charles on Brutalism: "You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe. When it knocked down our buildings, it didn't replace them with anything more offensive than rubble."

I'm a big fan of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne, I even enjoy some Googie. I'm setting up the "Library" in my postwar home as Mid-Century Modern for the fun of it, since it's right by the front door.

But the 80's? Boy was that a sour sad sack of design. The only thing I can say abut it is that it's not as depressing as Brutalism. Probably because of all the coke.
 
2014-07-11 01:01:56 PM  
I wish Post Modernism would finally die the death it deserves. Build me a straight-up building, not one with added froo-froo like pointless buttresses and exposed ducts or giant facades of glass and steel. That shiat looks lazy, boring, and cliche.
 
2014-07-11 02:02:20 PM  

DarkVader: But no architectural style in history is worse than Brutalism.



a1.s6img.com

I do like some of it. If nothing else, it's certainly dramatic. Nice places for film and photography locations. While the ones that are little more than a single giant concrete box are dull, more complex uses of the form can be quite appealing to me.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-11 02:33:07 PM  

Duane Dibbley: DarkVader: But no architectural style in history is worse than Brutalism.


[a1.s6img.com image 405x600]

I do like some of it. If nothing else, it's certainly dramatic. Nice places for film and photography locations. While the ones that are little more than a single giant concrete box are dull, more complex uses of the form can be quite appealing to me.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 636x474]


Real klassy

i141.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-11 03:11:13 PM  

Bumblefark: This. Bring back this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.


I've fancied art nouveau for quite some time now. So, yes, bring it back.
 
2014-07-11 03:24:13 PM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2014-07-11 03:31:53 PM  
Mind you, all this 'PoMo' (what a term) was used to great affect in Babylon 5. I could live there.

/ Art Deco, my dreams made manifest
 
2014-07-11 03:44:17 PM  

Duane Dibbley: I do like some of it. If nothing else, it's certainly dramatic. Nice places for film and photography locations. While the ones that are little more than a single giant concrete box are dull, more complex uses of the form can be quite appealing to me.


I now see where Amon Tobin got his influence for the ISAM tour.

Not in action.
blog.dmx.com

In action:
electronicmidwest.com

quietus_production.s3.amazonaws.com

To really get an idea of it though you have to see it in motion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0tvBh84Lg
 
2014-07-11 04:09:48 PM  

jigger: Bumblefark: This. Bring back this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x600]

/Note, the lack of visible hex key bolts. I know that might startle and confuse the young folk. But, see, furniture didn't used to come in a box.

I've fancied art nouveau for quite some time now. So, yes, bring it back.


...along with Beaux-Arts architecture. Hand-in-glove.

www.designevolutions.com

/long as we're pipe-dreaming...
 
2014-07-11 04:31:01 PM  
That sh*t looks like a unicorn backed into a room and farted.
 
2014-07-11 11:58:01 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: the 80s were my formative years, and yet I never knew anyone who actually owned any furniture even remotely resembling what is shown in TFA. I know it existed, but it sh*t like that wasn't remotely as ubiquitous as they would have us believe.


So much this.

But I imagine Afros and hippie beads were not *quite* so prevalent in the 60s as is portrayed today. And not *everyone* was doing roller disco in bell bottoms or hot pants in the 70s, from what I can (barely) remember.

As usual, this stuff was the leading trend, design extremes owned by comparatively few. Mainstream America bought things that were influenced by these designs, but much toned down.

If the 80s all looked like this... the past would have been so bright we'd all have needed shades.
 
2014-07-12 12:07:04 AM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x424]

[images.nymag.com image 560x375]


forget the colors and such.  it just looks uncomfortable to sit on.
 
2014-07-12 12:07:22 AM  

Jim_Callahan: I don't like it, no, but I think "hated" is a bit of a stretch.  Most people will see a couch and then farking sit on it, maybe one person in ten will actually even bother pondering the aesthetics involved.


You're right. But 10 out of 10 will be affected by the aesthetics involved, even if 9 of them aren't conscious of it. Just as we shape our environment, so we're also shaped by it, to a remarkable and often unconscious extent. Might be most obvious in studying urban planning and design.
 
2014-07-12 02:32:34 AM  

brimed03: If the 80s all looked like this... the past would have been so bright we'd all have needed shades.


We did need shades. We even wore them at night.
 
2014-07-12 03:13:32 AM  

brimed03: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: the 80s were my formative years, and yet I never knew anyone who actually owned any furniture even remotely resembling what is shown in TFA. I know it existed, but it sh*t like that wasn't remotely as ubiquitous as they would have us believe.

So much this.

But I imagine Afros and hippie beads were not *quite* so prevalent in the 60s as is portrayed today. And not *everyone* was doing roller disco in bell bottoms or hot pants in the 70s, from what I can (barely) remember.

As usual, this stuff was the leading trend, design extremes owned by comparatively few. Mainstream America bought things that were influenced by these designs, but much toned down.

If the 80s all looked like this... the past would have been so bright we'd all have needed shades.


Maybe not in rural America but in San Francisco, where I grew up, afros (white people and black people), hippie beads, garish roller skaters and so on were fairly common when they were the fad.

\also Puka shells, flowered shirts, disco balls etc.
 
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