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    Cool objects, designs, and other desiderata

    I thought this would be an interesting thread to just share and talk about cool objects and things you own or otherwise like.

    I'll start with these four that I own (not my own pics) and two that I would like to own:

    RenderMan walking teapot from a SIGGRAPH conference long, long time ago:



    An authentic Ushabti Egyptian funeral figurine from ~300 B.C.:



    Exact and near-perfect reproduction of Rodin's The Thinker (based on the one currently at the Rodin Museum at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center):



    Bathsheba Grossman's metal rendering of the Schwarz D-surface:



    And now for the two that I would like to own:

    Neil Gaiman's Sandman bookends:



    Lego table:

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    I'll add two more to the list of things to buy, as a man who loves both of these games.

    Roman-themed pewter and marble chess set:



    A genuine teak Go table -- I used to own one (not this good; mine was probably made of rosewood) and gifted it to a friend over a decade ago because it required you to sit on the floor when playing it. I'd like to have a genuine wooden Go table made that you can sit on a chair and play on.

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    And oh, there's this that I recently acquired:

    Tintin N1 L'Hydravion figurine with the book:


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    Cool thread. I think you can learn a lot about someone through the objects with which they choose to surround themselves. I'll have to take some pictures tomorrow.

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    I couldn't agree more. I look forward to the pictures!

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    And two more before I call it a night (want, not have):

    Steampunk themed Crookes' radiometer lamp:



    Vintage brass dive helmet (preferably authentic, with verifiable history):


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    I was at one point about 2 years ago less than an inch away from buying an authentic diving helmet with a real history. It had a very pronounced patina: the one in you picture looks like it was made yesterday, someone shined that up real nice like. The one I was going to buy also had a noticeable gouge in it where the wearer was one accidentally hit from a band-fired spear gun, which I thought was also very cool.

    But, not only was it very expensive, I would also have to ship it home and worry about it getting there, which was a heavy expense all on its own. So I begrudgingly left it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Montaigne View Post
    I'll add two more to the list of things to buy, as a man who loves both of these games.

    Roman-themed pewter and marble chess set:



    A genuine teak Go table -- I used to own one (not this good; mine was probably made of rosewood) and gifted it to a friend over a decade ago because it required you to sit on the floor when playing it. I'd like to have a genuine wooden Go table made that you can sit on a chair and play on.

    I love to play Chess, but I have never heard of a go table. I'll have to google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Montaigne View Post
    And oh, there's this that I recently acquired:

    Tintin N1 L'Hydravion figurine with the book:

    Nice - I love tintin - have all the books.
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