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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.
[hub.tv-ark.org.uk image 600x450]

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.
 
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