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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.
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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.

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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
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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
 
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