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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #180 on: April 13, 2018, 10:22:44 PM »
Love the puzzle boxes.

Sorry about the boat :(

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #181 on: April 14, 2018, 08:36:06 AM »

I used to collect that, "stuff" with a magnet, when I was little. Cool stuff to play with.

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #182 on: April 16, 2018, 02:52:03 PM »

I used to collect that, "stuff" with a magnet, when I was little. Cool stuff to play with.
Yeah, that stuff is fun. I also want some of this hydrophobic sand:

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #183 on: April 16, 2018, 04:37:51 PM »
Yeah, that stuff is fun. I also want some of this hydrophobic sand:


This guy shoes how to make it.

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #184 on: April 16, 2018, 10:09:52 PM »
Yeah, that stuff is fun. I also want some of this hydrophobic sand:


This guy shoes how to make it.
Cool.  8)
 

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #185 on: April 17, 2018, 05:12:25 AM »
Today, a cornucopia of dragonflies by René Lalique. They are very desirable examples of Art Nouveau design.






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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #186 on: April 17, 2018, 10:56:36 AM »
Here's a boat for Rift Zone, it's a skeg boat though and I do like a rudder.
There's a certain Spartan cred though for those that eschew the rudder.
It's a good deal 2nd hand, so you can't loose much.

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #187 on: April 17, 2018, 01:04:55 PM »
Today, a cornucopia of dragonflies by René Lalique. They are very desirable examples of Art Nouveau design.


^That one is pretty cool, i'd sport it.

Here's a boat for Rift Zone, it's a skeg boat though and I do like a rudder.
There's a certain Spartan cred though for those that eschew the rudder.
It's a good deal 2nd hand, so you can't loose much.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/eleebana/kayaks-paddle/valley-aquanaut-rm-lv-sea-kayak-in-very-good-condition/1181373305

I already have a "rubber ducky"!   -My term of endearment for kayaks that can get you on the water, but don't exactly qualify as true gear.   Rudder elitists can tell me all about their superior nature as they eat my wake when the wind picks up.  ;)
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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #188 on: April 17, 2018, 01:35:55 PM »
Are the wings on those dragonflies stained glass?
 

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #189 on: April 17, 2018, 01:41:39 PM »
^That one is pretty cool, i'd sport it.

Lalique also made some belt buckles for men. These were popular gifts from guys to their boyfriends in the 1920s.




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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #190 on: April 17, 2018, 02:16:50 PM »
^That one is pretty cool, i'd sport it.

Lalique also made some belt buckles for men. These were popular gifts from guys to their boyfriends in the 1920s.




Those are cool too!    Nice.
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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #191 on: April 17, 2018, 02:32:18 PM »
Are the wings on those dragonflies stained glass?

I'm pretty sure they are. Lalique was a master of glass techniques. He started off as a jeweller. When he needed some cameo style heads, he made them from glass using the cire perdue technique. He was then commissioned to make perfume bottles, and that gave him the idea to start making vases. So today when people hear the name Lalique, they usually think of his vases and plates.

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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #192 on: April 18, 2018, 01:49:07 PM »
Quote from: hermes2015 link=topic=15726.msg373531#msg373531
Lalique also made some belt buckles for men. These were popular gifts from guys to their boyfriends in the 1920s.





Those look medieval and maybe a little scary. Like maybe they have a nefarious dual purpose... :o
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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #193 on: April 18, 2018, 02:11:03 PM »
Quote from: hermes2015 link=topic=15726.msg373531#msg373531
Lalique also made some belt buckles for men. These were popular gifts from guys to their boyfriends in the 1920s.





Those look medieval and maybe a little scary. Like maybe they have a nefarious dual purpose... :o

did you mean purposes?
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Re: Objects of Desire
« Reply #194 on: April 18, 2018, 02:26:06 PM »
Are the wings on those dragonflies stained glass?

I'm pretty sure they are. Lalique was a master of glass techniques. He started off as a jeweller. When he needed some cameo style heads, he made them from glass using the cire perdue technique. He was then commissioned to make perfume bottles, and that gave him the idea to start making vases. So today when people hear the name Lalique, they usually think of his vases and plates.

It seems I was wrong. The wings are actually plique-a-jour enamel, which does resemble stained glass.