I like that! Anyone got other ideas on furnishing, say, a bachelor pad with
minimal or 'repurposed' or recycled or 'outdoor' or [ ] pieces? I'm planning
a room-divider of print roll tubes - what ya think?!
IMO, it's only limited by one's imagination.
The thing with interiors is that it's not at all relevant whether anyone
else would want to live in your place. It's *your* place. Just like it's
*your* life. What other people might or might not think (assuming they
think at all that is =:-o ) is meaningless.
The other thing is that, when you use recycled materials, the cost is
usually minimal - and often, nothing more than a matter of your time in
making it. The main enjoyment is in the doing. So, if you decide you
don't like it, or get tired of it, it's no huge loss to remove it. The
thing is that you retain knowledge of *how* you did it - so that knowledge
can be extrapolated to other materials/designs/etc. So if you decide you'd
prefer bamboo, or for that matter, copper/steel/etc. tubing, you already
know where and how to start.
Dangerious question to ask someone like me =:-o
Actually, a statement might be a summary of other opinions one reads. Or
it might be a statement of what a general percentage of personally-observed
people usually do. Or it could be a summary of such observations made by
others, such as, research papers. It might be a summation of *everything*
one had read and observed, and remembers, about the topic at hand.
Or, it might just be a personal opinion, based upon one's own philosophy,
aesthetics, understanding, education, and other such matters of personal
expereince and outlook.
Good move to use teh bubble bookshelf, my skull has been know to crack
Ouch...? I don't get it. If you can have beaded room dividers, why not
use metal "beads" in the form of bits of piping or so on...? Less "Ouch"
to that than running into solid walls <LOL!>
That's all very true - if you don't like doing that sort of thing. But if
you decide you'd really enjoy just doing it, for soem reason or another or
just "because", then it's still worthwhile to make it.
The other thing is, if you can't find anything to buy that you like and
that fits your budget, you can do without, you can buy something you don't
like but that does the job, or you can do without it.
What if the pure enjoyment of figuring out how to make something, then
making is, *is* your favorite goal ;) ?
Frankly, I'd rather pay someone a couple hundred to clean my dang house,
than pay 1/4 as much for something I hated as opposed to taking the time to
make it. Of course, I really do love making stuff, whereas, I *loathe*
repetetive tasks (such as cleaning, which is never "finished" because it
has to be done again, and again, and again, and again, and....)
Heaven to me would be having the time, the health, the space, and the
resources to make stuff all the time :) Well, with *some* left over for
eating, swimming and walking, playing ith the parrot, and so on.
I think it's merely a matter of knowing what you enjoy and what your goals
*are*, than it is of being a "dinosaur".
Heck, if I lived near my Aunt and cousins, I'd prob be over there diggin in
their yards as well as my own, because then I'd also have *their* $$ to
spend on creating gardens and making garden stuff. I'm not a "people
person" - mostly, I find people to be aggravtions, PITAs, and rocks that
need to be picked out of the yard, but I like to be outside fooling with
plants for hours on end, or reading about botany and local climate and
landscaping - or designing on papaer and/or 3D - and so on.
It's all a matter of what you enjoy and what your goals are.
My goal is to have time (etc.) to make stuff <LOL!>
Well how many bloody parties and guests do you have or need?
If you want to run a freaking motel, then no, bubble furniture is
probably not the way to go.
<Bops Kris with a bubble couch>
Anything's possible in design.
If you have an idea, and want to try it, then do so.
I'm going out for a tea in the sun now, but might get back to this.
Not me, the OP.
I'm antisocial and very private in real life. If people don't call first
(assuing I feel like answering the phone), I don't feel obligated to open
the door if they "just come over". I almost never invite people over, for
Hmmmm, there's a lot of Kris Bopping going on today... =:-o
Kris' silver Exacto knife =8-O
(not the same ring as Maxwell's silver hammer, but Oh Well...)
That's cool, I've heard of that and wanted to do it too. Of course you
can also put a bed on top and a desk, couch, etc., below.
Here in Vancouver, incidentally, they're big with filming, and passing
by one set, I noticed another kind of scaffolding that used different,
and apparently more flexible bar-attachments. With a little online
research, you could probably find out what they are and where to get them.
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