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Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:36 am quote
Have you guys seen these awful looking vespa segways?

https://www.belybel.com/
Hooked
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:05 am quote
Looks like the answer to a question nobody asked...
Molto Verboso
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:04 pm quote
Perfect example of isolating elements of an overall great design out of the whole does not translate to great design itself. Just browse all of their products to see how to butcher various manufacturer's classic designs into various smaller slices that can't hold up on their own. Everything looks like mr potato Head parts put together mis-matched to me.
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:08 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Perfect example of isolating elements of an overall great design out of the whole does not translate to great design itself. Just browse all of their products to see how to butcher various manufacturer's classic designs into various smaller slices that can't hold up on their own. Everything looks like mr potato Head parts put together mis-matched to me.
Yeah except Mr Potato Head is cool.
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:12 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Perfect example of isolating elements of an overall great design out of the whole does not translate to great design itself. Just browse all of their products to see how to butcher various manufacturer's classic designs into various smaller slices that can't hold up on their own. Everything looks like mr potato Head parts put together mis-matched to me.
Yeah except Mr Potato Head is cool.
Yeah. That's part of the fun with Mr. Potato Head. With chairs/desks/etc, it just doesn't work.

I understand the attraction to classic mid-century modernist style, but if I want furniture in that style, I'd go directly to the source instead of mashing together a vespa into a chair. You can find better designed mid-century modern furniture for the same price.


https://joybird.com/chairs/soto-chair/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=soto-chair&utm_campaign=google_shopping_feed&utm_campaign=nb_shopping_general&utm_term=chairs&gclid=CjwKCAiA58fvBRAzEiwAQW-hzSR_BOhnd_UgVi0ZwMApAM7H4-dwwUs5yEe9LgRlG-pXKiamLMvWaxoCLcYQAvD_BwE



I've been wanting to try to build this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFy9Qze8nY4


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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:14 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Perfect example of isolating elements of an overall great design out of the whole does not translate to great design itself. Just browse all of their products to see how to butcher various manufacturer's classic designs into various smaller slices that can't hold up on their own. Everything looks like mr potato Head parts put together mis-matched to me.
Yeah except Mr Potato Head is cool.
Yeah. That's part of the fun with Mr. Potato Head. With chairs/desks/etc, it just doesn't work.
Agreed, not so much. TBH I'm really a Transformers fan as well. Thought that may be partially because the movies are so bad .
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:18 pm quote
I did see one element that might stand alone and maybe should, check out the fan cover w/ built in air scoop!

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Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:22 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Perfect example of isolating elements of an overall great design out of the whole does not translate to great design itself. Just browse all of their products to see how to butcher various manufacturer's classic designs into various smaller slices that can't hold up on their own. Everything looks like mr potato Head parts put together mis-matched to me.
Yeah except Mr Potato Head is cool.
Yeah. That's part of the fun with Mr. Potato Head. With chairs/desks/etc, it just doesn't work.
Agreed, not so much. TBH I'm really a Transformers fan as well. Thought that may be partially because the movies are so bad .
Lol, I've tried to watch the transformers movies many times and just can't. You have to admit though... Bumblebee was a great movie!
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Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:03 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Perfect example of isolating elements of an overall great design out of the whole does not translate to great design itself. Just browse all of their products to see how to butcher various manufacturer's classic designs into various smaller slices that can't hold up on their own. Everything looks like mr potato Head parts put together mis-matched to me.
Yeah except Mr Potato Head is cool.
Yeah. That's part of the fun with Mr. Potato Head. With chairs/desks/etc, it just doesn't work.
Agreed, not so much. TBH I'm really a Transformers fan as well. Thought that may be partially because the movies are so bad .
Lol, I've tried to watch the transformers movies many times and just can't. You have to admit though... Bumblebee was a great movie!
True, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.
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Molto Verboso
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:03 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
Perfect example of isolating elements of an overall great design out of the whole does not translate to great design itself. Just browse all of their products to see how to butcher various manufacturer's classic designs into various smaller slices that can't hold up on their own. Everything looks like mr potato Head parts put together mis-matched to me.
Yeah except Mr Potato Head is cool.
Yeah. That's part of the fun with Mr. Potato Head. With chairs/desks/etc, it just doesn't work.
Agreed, not so much. TBH I'm really a Transformers fan as well. Thought that may be partially because the movies are so bad .
Lol, I've tried to watch the transformers movies many times and just can't. You have to admit though... Bumblebee was a great movie!
Uhm...like, dudes, come on. These movies are made for like...twelve year olds? You're like not the target audience, fer sure. Dude, there's like a reason you can't get it.🤗
Molto Verboso
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:17 am quote
I don't even know why I'm defending these crappy movies, but for whatever it's worth, every transformers movie is rated PG-13. They are targeted for nostalgia addicted adults more so than 12 year olds. Do you think every marvel movie is targeted for kids only? I would say that in today's film industry, even animated films clearly children's movies are very intentionally targeted at adults almost equally as much.

It just so happens the transformers series was garbage and the marvel films weren't.

But now we are really off topic and I know people don't appreciate that so much so I'll stop now.
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:43 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
I did see one element that might stand alone and maybe should, check out the fan cover w/ built in air scoop!
Ha, I thought you were about to mention the bar stool. It's probably the least eyesore of the bunch but still looks like it was more forced together just for the sake of instead of creating the best of both.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:20 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
I don't even know why I'm defending these crappy movies, but for whatever it's worth, every transformers movie is rated PG-13. They are targeted for nostalgia addicted adults more so than 12 year olds. Do you think every marvel movie is targeted for kids only? I would say that in today's film industry, even animated films clearly children's movies are very intentionally targeted at adults almost equally as much.

It just so happens the transformers series was garbage and the marvel films weren't.

But now we are really off topic and I know people don't appreciate that so much so I'll stop now.
Fair enough. I guess that reflects on the infantile mindset of adults that has evolved, so Hollywood just gives what is demanded. Better yet is the sexual innuendo sprinkled throughout Disney animation, yah hoo! Yes, off-topic.

Back on topic: I think these idiots are missing the Vespa toilet configuration.
Molto Verboso
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:51 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
I did see one element that might stand alone and maybe should, check out the fan cover w/ built in air scoop!
You got my vote. They need to scrap the furniture nonsense and build actual bikes. That's a great looking machine. It surprisingly doesn't even look bodgy.
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