Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Buying Spree

Though we are absolutely out of money, we have begun shopping in earnest for furniture. There are some pieces that we have always wanted to have - modern classics, you might say - and now we feel justified in actually buying them. And I've been wondering - is it worth it to us to have originals of design classics (like the Noguchi table and the Eames LCW)? How do you decide? There's the quality question. There's the vanity element of owning the real thing; there's the financial element (though they'll hold their value, maybe?); there's the integrity element (are you really getting the same design?). There's the legal question, which interests me more in the very esoteric sense of who owns good ideas. And there's the whole democratization of design thing. So what to do?






Like I said, we're out of money, so I think I know what we're going to do...

6 comments:

Mama Hoggett said...

...you're going to make everything by hand? :) or move all of the furniture from your current house over to the new one? :)

wish we could go shopping with you...that would be fun.

-mine

Chris said...

All of our furniture from our current house would make a bad fit in the new one - there aren't too many things without magic marker or play-do somewhere on them. Joshua drew all over the wall above his bed the other day. I think we'll have a ban on markers in WV. It'll start soon in your house...

Sarah and I had an agreement that she was in charge of everything on the inside of the house. I keep butting in. If she could have you around to pick furniture with instead of me I'm sure she would be MUCH happier.

PatinWV said...

Can you say Tarjay!

Anonymous said...

Might want to try Design Within Reach web site - www.designwithinreach.com - not Ikea pricing but...

Kenneth said...

Hello,

I'd appreciate if you can give me some feedback on our site: www.regencyshop.com

I realize that you are home decor-modern design connoisseur :) I'd like to hear your opinion/feedback on our products. Also, it'd be swell if you can place our noguchi table on your blog.

Thank you,

Nancy

Kenneth said...

Hello,

I'd appreciate if you can give me some feedback on our site: www.regencyshop.com

I realize that you are home decor-modern design connoisseur :) I'd like to hear your opinion/feedback on our products. Also, it'd be swell if you can place our noguchi table on your blog.

Thank you,

Nancy