snarly (obizuth) Fri 30 Apr 04 12:19
no. fabulous, but not ACCIDENTALLY hideous and ironic. what do you guys think about the trend i just read about in some design mag about NOT hiding tvs? used to be you NEVER saw them in decor mag layouts and you were supposed to either not have one or hide it in an armoire. do you approve of hanging a flat-screen tv on a wall, or just having a normal tv on a stand (funky stand? simple and minimalist) or hiding it in a piece of furniture?
Randall Koll (randallk) Fri 30 Apr 04 13:09
now that tvs are actually cool looking, I'm all for it. We're doing a lot of plasma screen tvs for clients right now, but we're framing them like you would an oil painting or mirror (we've also been using a special glass that let's you view the screen when the tv is on, but whewn it's off the glass is mirror like.) There is a kind of honesty about having your tv in full view (like the do in England.) It's all the cords, dvds and crap that goes along with it that bothers me.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Fri 30 Apr 04 13:35
We don't keep our tvs in full view in America? Oops.
Casey Ellis (caseyell) Fri 30 Apr 04 14:16
our tvs are all set into book cases--but no coy little doors to close them off. like randall, it's cords and attendant crap that bugs me, not the tv itself
Love child of Jackie Onassis & Diana Vreeland (titanic) Fri 30 Apr 04 20:41
I think that is fine in the den. We have a 42 inch HDTV that I absolutely HATE the looks of. Yeah, it's a breathtaking picture. I live with an absolute audio and videophile, and I for one cannot WAIT till we make the jump to flat screen, which will be hidden. The depth of this monster would make a bookcase look like a dumpster. I suggested building an outside addition to the house and having it behind doors, but that went over like a fart in church.
snarly (obizuth) Sat 1 May 04 13:06
o my brother in suffering! we have giant, giant, giant speakers. have i mentioned they are GIANT? they prevent us from having better storage solution for toys, because they take up most of the available floor space. so the toys end up in front of them, in the wicker baskets. i would prefer smaller speakers mounted on teh walls and then we could have shelves and bins against the walls for toys. but no, i scream into the void.
Love child of Jackie Onassis & Diana Vreeland (titanic) Sun 2 May 04 09:40
Marjorie, you don't have to have giant speakers anymore for giant sound. We have this bose system with tiny cubes on the ceiling and of course the obligatory surround system in the wall and one sub woofer on the floor. Perhaps you could entice into a smaller more effective system, however some audiophiles insist on room size speakers! I suffer with thee......
snarly (obizuth) Sun 2 May 04 20:27
he is one of Those Audiophiles.
Dan Flanery (sunspot) Sun 2 May 04 20:35
There are some audiophile in-wall speakers now.
Love child of Jackie Onassis & Diana Vreeland (titanic) Mon 3 May 04 12:37
poor you. I completely understand. I could arm/disarm the security system at gunpoint. Ask me to play a DVD, SACD, DVD Audio, you might as well shoot me. I have a Marantz in the den, which suits me fine.
John Ross (johnross) Mon 3 May 04 16:19
The sound system in my living room has 23 separate components, give or take a component or two. It IS the design element in that part of the room.
Randall Koll (randallk) Mon 3 May 04 16:31
I spotted a 16 foot tall chinese cabinet today that could house all of that!
think pink (artlife) Mon 3 May 04 21:21
i have giant jbl speakers that disturb me
Love child of Jackie Onassis & Diana Vreeland (titanic) Mon 3 May 04 22:02
<johnross> That is impressive. I bet that one could blow the pit out of the olive out of the martini out of the glass! wow!
John Ross (johnross) Wed 5 May 04 11:30
Not really. None of them are high-power, so there's not much that could blow anything out of anything (except fuses). Lots of program sources (tape machines, tuners, etc).
(rosebud) Sun 9 May 04 11:09
Yesterday morning I almost beat the sun up to do a bit of house cleaning and "organizing." I wanted all of my chores to be done, so I could go to the mountains and get some hiking in with my uncle and then in the afternoon drink some good wines with my favorite auntie. It feels good to be away for the day and come home to everything looking perfect. My copy of "The Organized Home" is sitting on an Italian marble top and mahogany coffee table in a very prominent place. Nothing but the best, you know. In fact, the book itself is covering copies of other home decor books, like from Alexandra Stoddard and Rachel Ashwell. Not sure how this happened but as I was dusting I noticed that a copy of "To Kill A Mockingbird" was laying on top of "The Organized Home!" I don't know how it got there. Honest! TKAM book has since been removed and "The Organized Home" is once again on top.
snarly (obizuth) Sun 9 May 04 11:53
heads up! fab, funny, honest article by casey about the fact that she of all people wrote a book about home organization. hyuk. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/09/CMG6C62B4D1.DTL made me realize i'd forgotten to ask: what piece of advice in teh book will be most roundly ignored? (she answers this in the piece!) as well as what is the traditional home-org advice that makes you batshit (she answers this too!)! fab.
a meat-vessel, with soul poured in (wellelp) Sun 9 May 04 13:19
What a wonderful piece, Casey! Bravo!
Jeff Loomis (jal) Sun 9 May 04 18:53
My attitude got adjusted about my home organization. I decided to stay here, sharing with a business partner to keep the expenses down. The business partner would also live in the house, and we would run our business from the house, at least initially. So that makes for some interesting problems, especially dealing with all that stuff and functional requirements at the same town, while not having a lot of clutter.
Bart, Lisa, and Maddy (tinymonster) Mon 10 May 04 09:37
Slipped.... Bravo and wildly enthusiastic applause, Casey! (Well, except for the part about what an extremely boring parent you'd make. A fecking SAVINGS BOND!!??) That idea of making Outlook Contacts for your household stuff is really original!
Randall Koll (randallk) Thu 24 Jun 04 21:00
the publisher just notified us that the book is in its second printing. three weeks late. they, are not so organized.
not heartb roken, (mim) Thu 24 Jun 04 22:41
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 25 Jun 04 10:00
That's great news, Randall. Congratulations!
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