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2014-07-10 11:46:46 PM  
9 votes:
If you are going to bring back a style, bring back this stuff.
2014-07-11 12:26:31 AM  
7 votes:
So 2015 is going to look like Back to the Future: Part II after all?

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
2014-07-11 01:04:25 AM  
6 votes:
Now THIS is a liqueur cabinet!
www.artdecocollection.com
2014-07-11 12:29:43 AM  
6 votes:
This was Art:
shard3.1stdibs.us.com
And it also was a radio.
2014-07-11 12:33:16 AM  
5 votes:
This is office furniture.
www.timelessinteriordesigner.com.au
2014-07-11 12:26:00 AM  
5 votes:
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 01:12:50 AM  
4 votes:
A couch with built-end end tables.
shard1.1stdibs.us.com
Might be a biatch to move, but daaaaaaaaaaamn!
2014-07-11 01:00:12 AM  
4 votes:
Hell, it even works with our modern stuff.
www.cmstatic1.com
2014-07-11 12:42:38 AM  
4 votes:
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 12:18:36 AM  
4 votes:

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 01:15:48 AM  
3 votes:
Why hasn't Art Deco ever made a major comeback? Its far more aesthetically-pleasing than this dumb Barbie playhouse stuff.
2014-07-11 12:59:41 AM  
3 votes:
I'm 26, and I love the decor of the Sean Connery Bond films.

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2014-07-11 12:38:50 AM  
3 votes:

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

Gumdrops.


Meh, tooth rot.  THIS is a living room!
cdn.decoist.com
2014-07-11 12:34:55 AM  
3 votes:
img.fark.net2.bp.blogspot.com
2014-07-10 08:50:37 PM  
3 votes:
"It's amazing the things people would rather have than money." - GarfieldRAND PAUL
2014-07-11 03:11:13 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:08:54 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:57:41 AM  
2 votes:

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 03:58:50 AM  
2 votes:

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 03:35:32 AM  
2 votes:

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 03:15:39 AM  
2 votes:

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 03:04:00 AM  
2 votes:

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 02:40:39 AM  
2 votes:

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 01:55:07 AM  
2 votes:

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 01:47:22 AM  
2 votes:

Alunan: God why did we ever stop art deco?


Streamline Moderne
2014-07-11 01:24:14 AM  
2 votes:

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 01:19:46 AM  
2 votes:
And if I ever go to New York, found the hotel to stay at.  The Chatwal Hotel.
1.bp.blogspot.com
2014-07-11 01:05:54 AM  
2 votes:
GODDAMNIT RETRO! SOME THINGS WERE MEANT TO STAY DEAD.
2014-07-11 12:33:45 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:26:04 AM  
2 votes:
1940s or 50s I could live with. 20s art deco? Please do.

This? no. Just...no.
2014-07-11 12:25:58 AM  
2 votes:
ninjamonkey.us
2014-07-11 12:21:22 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-07-10 09:40:04 PM  
2 votes:
i.kinja-img.com

images.nymag.com
2014-07-10 09:25:25 PM  
2 votes:
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...
2014-07-11 03:24:13 PM  
1 votes:
latimesblogs.latimes.com
2014-07-11 02:02:20 PM  
1 votes:

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



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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 01:01:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:40:35 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:52:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:50:16 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:27:25 AM  
1 votes:
Bring back Art Nouveau, not this shiat.
2014-07-11 10:35:54 AM  
1 votes:
i.kinja-img.com


i675.photobucket.com
2014-07-11 10:00:45 AM  
1 votes:

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


flip mode.

flip mode is the greatest.
2014-07-11 09:57:34 AM  
1 votes:
Reminds me of Beetlejuice.... Beetlejuice...
2014-07-11 09:15:15 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:29:54 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:10:56 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:02:23 AM  
1 votes:
This is more my speed, 'ey wot.

www.guatacrazynight.com
2014-07-11 01:55:36 AM  
1 votes:
theintel.barrysbootcamp.com
Only thing worth bringing back... the sexy leotards.
2014-07-11 01:42:43 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:37:52 AM  
1 votes:
God why did we ever stop art deco?
2014-07-11 01:27:09 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:22:25 AM  
1 votes:
some one get me a flamethrower, Imma going in to save the eye balls of America!
2014-07-11 01:21:23 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:57:41 AM  
1 votes:
ladyfortuna:
[img.fark.net image 400x400]

Have a seat.
www.bathroomsandmorestore.co.uk
2014-07-11 12:57:06 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:53:46 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:53:13 AM  
1 votes:

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


Oh hell yes.
2014-07-11 12:52:07 AM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-07-11 12:48:45 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:44:14 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:39:29 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:34:08 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:26:42 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:24:30 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:17:39 AM  
1 votes:
c1.staticflickr.com
2014-07-11 12:16:22 AM  
1 votes:
It's as if Brutalism buttfarked a colorful night terror.
 
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