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Postby starfox64 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:23 am

is that actually his house? it looks like it's an ad. there was a post once about designers who fully embrace their aesthetic and only wear their own stuff. i'm trying to remember who people were naming, but definitely thom, rick, hiroki, and yohji were mentioned.

these pictures make me think that thom browne's entire life is dedicated to the idea of being thom browne.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby germinal » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:29 am

Apparently it is. But i can't believe he actually sleeps in that bed

Architectural Digest wrote:THOM BROWNE'S CRISPLY TAILORED MANHATTAN APARTMENT
The fashion designer's aerie in Greenwich Village is filled with pristine midcentury pieces that match the meticulous style of his clothing collections


Nothing is worse than a home that is too perfect and done. You have to live in it,” fashion designer Thom Browne deadpans, even though his New York City apartment, in a lovingly preserved 1930s building, is the very model of perfect and done.

Then again Browne, who today is clad in his standard summer attire—a gray cashmere cardigan, whimsical Bermuda-length trousers, and a serious pair of brogues—does seem supremely comfortable here: getting a drink from the ’30s-style faucet he has installed in the kitchen, leaning against the living room’s fireplace (its slate-color marble surround matches his outfit), or catching his reflection in one of the glass-knobbed doors he has surfaced with antiqued mirror.
Set on a tree-lined block in Greenwich Village, his apartment building is prime Manhattan real estate. But when Browne decided to move out of his old place, on Central Park West, he wasn’t focused on any particular location—it was a glorious terrace he was after. “I looked for more than a year,” he says. “It could have been uptown, I didn’t care. New York has so many interesting neighborhoods.” Perseverance paid off. The one-bedroom flat, a compact 800 square feet or so, is surrounded by some 300 square feet of outdoor space with sweeping views, enabling Browne to gaze out from beneath a striped awning at the Chrysler Building or the new World Trade Center tower.
A friend once commented that Browne’s apartment is so spare you could hose it down. But it’s simply the home of a guy who says, “I like it as clean and as uncluttered as possible” and who has no trouble getting rid of things. (Besides, if you hosed it down, you would destroy the artfully displayed collections of vintage clocks and Champagne coupes; on the other hand, the midcentury crystal ashtrays—Browne doesn’t smoke, but he loves the old-fashioned romance of tobacco—would probably survive.)
Browne grew up in an archetypal Colonial house in Allentown, Pennsylvania, smack in the middle of seven brothers and sisters, all of whom were athletic. (His own sport was swimming.) He is the only artist in the bunch; the rest are doctors and lawyers. At first he wanted to be an actor, so he moved to Los Angeles. “I was horrible,” he says, laughing. He came to New York in 1997, got a job working in sales for Giorgio Armani, and was eventually tapped by Ralph Lauren to design clothes for Club Monaco, which Lauren’s company had recently purchased. But Browne soon started getting noticed for his own very particular style: a vision of abbreviated tailoring and twisted classic haberdashery so youthful and dependent on a trim, fit form that one suspects it has its roots in Thom Browne’s school days..

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loads of designers only wear their stuff
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby starfox64 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:50 am

that bed looks like the bed that i used when i was a kid, with ralph lauren linens.

the difference is that with raf and jun they at least make some normal looking clothes so it's not immediately obvious what they are wearing. though i guess if you were rick owens and you made the clothes he makes you'd have to wear them because who would you be designing for otherwise?

not that this is the same at all but i don't think drew wears any of his stuff, which i find kind of interesting.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:58 am

drew toj? I thought he has that electric blue leather?
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby starfox64 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:16 am

no i think that's someone else's. he frequently takes fits of stuff in his size that's going out afaik.

maybe he kept the blue goat one, dunno. but for a long time his only leather jacket was the mmm 5 zip.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby lanky » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:13 am

not a home, but still a very cool space

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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby adhi » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:20 pm

DO I POST THIS IN CAR OR TAGS OH SHIT OMG

lol relevant: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/cele ... nt-article
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Postby odradek » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:38 pm

miharayasuhiro has the best house. would hotlink but the pictures are huge.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby lanky » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:23 am

A lot of people have probably already seen this, but here are some mockups of kanye's soho apartment:

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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Syeknom » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:59 pm

Went to IKEA today and bought a new rug. Wasn't sure about it but I reckon it's pretty fun.

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IKEA furniture is so terrible and depressing, anything nicer is a magnitude more expensive. Really puts buying clothes into perspective.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby starfox64 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:08 pm

i like the rug.

ikea is the h&m of furniture, right? looks nice, feels like crap. those crafty swedes.

but yeah i feel you. at least clothes can be transported across countries and continents.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Syeknom » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:11 pm

Yeah it's exactly the H&M of furniture. The swedes are fucking genius.

Buying furniture at this stage always feels futile since at some point we'll move and nothing will work/fit/whatever.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby hunnish » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:57 pm

I want a house where cleaning it doesn't make much of a difference and I have a place to nap in every room.

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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:07 pm

At this point in my life I'm more interested in cleaning my room than I am in improving it.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby thomaspaine » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:43 am

Architect student converts a bus into a home

http://www.hankboughtabus.com/a-tour-of-the-bus/

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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby starfox64 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:42 pm

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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby thomaspaine » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:01 pm

I want to redecorate my apartment right now because all my ikea furniture is falling apart, but I don't know if it's worth getting nice (non-Ikea) furniture since I'm a renter. If we ever move most of it would have to be disassembled in order to move or sell it. I know Ikea furniture tends to disintegrate anytime you move or disassemble it, but I don't know if nicer furniture is much better.

On the other hand our apartment is rent controlled and the way rents and property values are in SF are right now we could never afford to move anyways.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:35 am

If you get nice furniture second hand does it hold it's value? Seems like the kind of thing that does.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby thomaspaine » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:02 am

Hong Kong high rises

I get vertigo just looking at these

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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby smiles » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:59 am

these are probably in the new territories or ap lei chau. Those places are depressing as fuck.

the sad thing is that some people wait their whole life just to be able to get one. Really serious housing problem in hong kong


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Postby bels » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:45 am

I'd love to visit Hong Kong.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:13 am

Not so expensive to fly to if you book early
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:00 am

what's a good time to go?
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby smiles » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:38 am

october or april. Cold and blowy in the winter and super humid in the summer
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Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:50 am

Weather-wise between October and December apparently. Least rain, humidity and chance of typhoons. I'm going in early November.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby smiles » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:16 am

whats the occasion, monkeys?
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:24 am

Just a city trip, mooch around for a week eating good food, hiking/sight-seeing, shopping, relaxing and whatnot. We wanted to go back to Asia but just do an easy, low-pace trip after the planning and relative adventure of Iceland.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby smiles » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:15 am

Ah I see. Hong Kong is a good city for that. There's not a whole lot of 'destination' based stuff to do so its best to hang around. I would recommend checking out some outlying islands. They have a much different jizz.
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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby germinal » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:12 pm

damn syek is that four countries in as many months?

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Paper Partition System:

"The evacuees of the great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami are currently taking shelter in evacuation facilities such as gymnasiums. They are forced to live in this situation for a few months, before temporary housings are deployed. They suffer from the lack of privacy and high density, which could cause damage both mentally and physically. We are currently making simple partitions made of paper tubes and canvas curtains to divide each families.
This disaster relief endeavor will be financed with donations from around the world.”

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Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Syeknom » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:22 pm

germinal wrote:damn syek is that four countries in as many months?


Not quite! Iceland was July, London September, Hong Kong November and Cornwall in December. Still have have some holiday days left over though, but not much money sadly.

Spent the day planning the shops I wanna hit in london, good fun.

Those paper partitions look really cosy actually but it feels wrong to think evacuee shelter stuff is cool looking. Re-purposed those would be nice though.
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