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« on: January 16, 2006 01:26:58 PM »

I want to deck pout my new artist studio in a wild space age look, something fox hotel esque. Does anyone have any photos of some space age.mod rooms that I can use for inspiration? Your help is appriciated!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006 05:06:27 AM »

[[edited to say OOOPS didn't realize something about your post  : apparently you just want to *paint* SpaceAge-y/ faux hotelesque-y... ??  if so then sheesh I *really* have no idea what that means, lol ... so sorry!!  But I'll leave my post here anyway, just in case it helps you or anyone else a bit]]

Hii shoegazer -- after a while here at Craftster I've learned that my idea of what folks call something (such as Space Age decor, in this case) and *their* idea is often a 180-degree difference, totally something else, you know? Might be an age thing, lol -- I dunno. 

But anyway -- between your phrase 'faux hotel-esque'  & my idea of 'Space Age' --  & with the help of a coupla googles -- thinnnnk I might possibly have one thought for you... Clean, nonfluffy, solid flooring...

If you don't care for the idea of something like Pergo (which admittedly I've never seen in any Space-Age hotel-esque-y finishes), or maybe stick-on vinyl tiles (a few of which might be interesting/useable or miiight possibly be paintable) --
you might consider using some sort of flat carpeting -- such as some kind of indoor-outdoor carpet, or even those huge stick-on flat carpet squares generally intended for concrete basement floors (DIY home improvement stores usually have those things). 

If your flooring is already nonfluffy/solid type, & depending on how 'industrial' a look you want or need to work into the decor  --
you might also consider those very-heavy-thick pierced rubber mats that are intended for work situations involving continual standing. Ours are a sort of brickish red -- I believe they come in black too -- and they have a great geometric design, open circles in squares. Not exactly cheap but fabulously comfy if your studio time does actually require a lot of standing.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2006 05:13:54 AM by Ayn » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006 08:30:19 AM »

For inspiration, look at some of the rooms done by Verner Panton.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006 11:30:20 AM »

Hi scrills -- oh yeah 'The Mushroom Man' --  what 'he' apparently (?) called 'flowerpot' lamps & hanging lights, we used to call 'mushrooms' ... lol.

I still can't quite figure out what shoegazer meant by "Space Age painting"  --
but maybe in particular the Panton textiles links below will provide some inspiration?
[I sure enjoyed the trip down Memory Lane anyway -- thanks, scrills]  :

(click on thumbnails, a little easier to make out the design in the larger pix)



« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006 11:30:54 AM »

No, the Fox hotel in copenhagen.
Yeah, Panton is what Im looking for, but his fabrics are so complex it would be hard to trace them onto a wall for a mural.
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006 09:39:35 AM »

ohhh dear... honestly I thought you meant "fox" as in something else we used to say back in the day: oooops I kinda made a big "fox pass" there didn't I... 
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006 10:35:25 AM »

That is spelled Faux, and pronounced fox. Its ok.
Check out the Fox Hotel's website its a neat looking place. It will be featured in upcoming volkswagen commercials to promote the release on the new VW Fox.
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006 10:45:28 AM »

siiigh... I know, sweetie, I know (after 4 yrs of hs/college French I oughta -- even if that 'was' 40+ yrs ago!) .  It was just a lil joke.  And , of course, as a hotel name (proper noun) 'fox' should've been capitalized... right? lol. Thanks for mentioning the hotel website; it sounds interesting.

In case someone else wants to take a look & discuss this further, try the links below:

(My Flash & fool ISP refresh aren't working very well with these sites, but each below shows numerous rooms. Love the creamy-yellow-looking one with the primary splashes -- reminds me a little of the design on an Italian Spoleto Festival poster we have): 


3 more pix here, although they're pretty small:
« Last Edit: January 19, 2006 11:21:01 AM by Ayn » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2006 05:06:18 AM »

You dont have to be an ass. Thank you for posting the links, but your reply was a bit rude.
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