Anything wrong with stuff?

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Anything wrong with stuff?
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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 11:06am

Often MSAH state that the reason mother work is for "stuff"

If there anything wrong with that?

I don't think so, as long as someone is not doing anything illegal or immoral to acquire that stuff I don't see a problem.

The first half of our marriage we had to count every penny. The last few years there are very few limitations on getting what we want. (it has much more to do with my DH's changing job status than my SAH/WOH status). I like it a lot better now.

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 7:18pm

But nowhere does it say that having money, or the things money can

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 6:18am

Well, yes and no, lol. I am trying to think back and in my grandparents house there were several sofas, of which one, small sofa was quite comfortable. That is where my grandmother would read in the evenings. All the rest were quite formal.

In my parents house we had several formal and not terribly comfortable sofas, but at one point, after what seemed like years of discussion and research, they bought an actual couch, a large sectional that was BOTH designer of some kind AND comfortable. It was quite revolutionary. The rest of the architects in the family did not have any comfortable sofas that I can remember.

Since I usually sit on the floor or in my bed anyway, I don't really care either way.

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 3:29pm
Okay, I can understand that (furniture as art) as long as the "real" furniture is comfortable.














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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 2:05pm


I like interesting tables, functional or not, but for a chair I try to strike a balance between comfort and function.

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 12:38pm
the furniture in your links look similiar to what i've seen in the show, house hunters international.

 

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 9:15am

To me it is mostly decoration. Or rather, it has to work on an esthetic level and if it is comfortable too, then that is a plus. Like the first chair in the first link that I gave you - if I saw that when I walked in the door, it would make me happy. Since I rarely sit in chairs anyway, I don't really care about the comfort part, but I would try to have one small sofa or an arm chair of some kind that was comfortable, for guests.

Anyway, it is all theoretical, since it is highly unlikely that I will ever own any real furniture anyway, lol.

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 8:07am

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Would the furniture be primarily for decoration or for use? If it meant mostly as decoration, then I would understand, but if it's meant to be used often then I wouldn't understand choosing pieces like that. Buying a chair that is uncomfortable to sit in just because it looks good makes about as much sense to me as buying food that you think tastes disgusting just because you like the packaging.















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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 6:16am

the furniture we have in our gameroom is ROWE.

 

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 3:02am

It looks good. I don't mean fashionable, more classic and timeless, but not necessarily great to sit in. There are also some designer furniture that is comfortable, like the Eames chair, for example, and some of Jacobsen's chairs. But there are also several famous designer chairs, owned or coveted by virtually all architects, that are not very comfortable at all.

Here are a couple of my favorite designers. You can click on the thumbnails at the bottom to see the furniture:

http://www.danish-furniture.com/designers/kaare-klint/

http://www.danish-furniture.com/designers/hans-wegner/

And a classic danish chair that you may actually have sat on once:

http://tiny.cc/mr75p

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Edited 4/22/2010 4:23 am ET by rollmops2009




Edited 4/22/2010 4:47 am ET by rollmops2009
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Wed, 04-21-2010 - 11:40pm

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Ack! Really? I thought the whole POINT of furniture was functionality. If it happens to be fashionable too, that's just a bonus. What's the point of a couch if it's uncomfortable to sit on it?















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