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   CaliforniaMama  Wednesday Dec 14 08:50 AM

December 14, 2011 Tree House

This is what I call fitting into the surrounding elements . . .



While inside, one can also fit into the surrounding elements . . .



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monster  Wednesday Dec 14 09:07 AM

I would want a whole load more window than that. Seems more like a prison inside.



glatt  Wednesday Dec 14 09:09 AM

I like it. Wonder how often birds slam into it though.



Sundae  Wednesday Dec 14 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by monster View Post
I would want a whole load more window than that. Seems more like a prison inside.
I wonder if the photographer is standing with their back to one of the huge mirror walls? There seems to be another light source at least.

ETA - there are four windows of similar size as far as I can see. It does look very light in other pictures.

Also the glass is treated with an infrared film, invisible to humans, but visible to birds.


footfootfoot  Wednesday Dec 14 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by glatt View Post
I like it. Wonder how often birds slam into it though.
There's an old Seinfeld routine about the birds getting into his house when he was a kid and they'd fly around the room until they smashed into this mirrored wall. "I can understand that a bird wouldn't get the concept of a mirror, but don't you think he'd at least try to avoid the bird that was coming right at him?"


infinite monkey  Wednesday Dec 14 10:36 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry
I had a parakeet that used to fly around the house and crash into these huge mirrors my mother put in. Ever heard of this interior design principle, that a mirror makes it seem like you have an entire other room? What kind of jerk walks up to a mirror and goes, "Hey look, there's a whole other room in there. There's a guy that looks just like me in there."



footfootfoot  Wednesday Dec 14 11:32 AM

See? That's what I'm talking about.



Lamplighter  Wednesday Dec 14 12:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post

Originally Posted by Jerry
Quote:
I had a parakeet that used to fly around the house and crash into these huge mirrors my mother put in. Ever heard of this interior design principle, that a mirror makes it seem like you have an entire other room? What kind of jerk walks up to a mirror and goes, "Hey look, there's a whole other room in there. There's a guy that looks just like me in there."
It's the fifth dimension... there now, that's easy to understand.

It's the 6th -> 11th that's tough.


Clodfobble  Wednesday Dec 14 01:01 PM

There's a place like that near us, though not covered in mirrors. A treehouse hotel room you can rent for the night. It's not even that expensive, but the reservations are usually booked a year in advance.



Sundae  Wednesday Dec 14 02:43 PM

Quote:
What kind of jerk walks up to a mirror and goes, "Hey look, there's a whole other room in there. There's a guy that looks just like me in there."
Ummmm, me
I tried to sidestep myself in a shop mirror one. But the girl wearing the same coat as me kept stepping the same way. I was 17 and too embarrassed to look her in the eye. It felt like I was there for about 10 minutes but of course it was only seconds. Far too long for anyone with common sense though.


infinite monkey  Wednesday Dec 14 03:10 PM

How about last week? I was at a Chinese buffet with my mom and my 9 year old niece. I glanced over and thought there were 4 MORE really long buffet tables full of food, until I realized that there were people over there who looked exactly like us!

Bad idea, mirrors in an all you can eat buffet. When I catch sight of myself, I swear I'll never eat again. But it never works.



glatt  Wednesday Dec 14 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
Bad idea, mirrors in an all you can eat buffet.
Or a really good idea?


infinite monkey  Wednesday Dec 14 03:21 PM

Oh. Yeah, I guess you're right. From their perspective it is a good idea.

Then they won't have to say (as much) YOU BEEN HERE 4 HOUR YOU GO NOW.




Clodfobble  Wednesday Dec 14 03:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae
I tried to sidestep myself in a shop mirror one. But the girl wearing the same coat as me kept stepping the same way. I was 17 and too embarrassed to look her in the eye. It felt like I was there for about 10 minutes but of course it was only seconds. Far too long for anyone with common sense though.
Friend of mine has a twin, and he says that on more than one occasion he has wandered near a mirror while shopping with his family in a department store, and made several comments at it before realizing it was not his brother.


ogwen69  Thursday Dec 15 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
"I can understand that a bird wouldn't get the concept of a mirror, but don't you think he'd at least try to avoid the bird that was coming right at him?"
Because the bird coming right at him is doing the same thing and keeps changing direction the same way at the same time


CaliforniaMama  Thursday Dec 15 08:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post

Ummmm, me
I tried to sidestep myself in a shop mirror one. But the girl wearing the same coat as me kept stepping the same way. I was 17 and too embarrassed to look her in the eye. It felt like I was there for about 10 minutes but of course it was only seconds. Far too long for anyone with common sense though.
I worked in a glass shop for a time. There were tons of framed mirrors around. I remember one that was placed just past a door between showroom and shop.

I stepped aside for the person coming through I don't know how many times before I finally got it through my head that I was stepping aside for myself!

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
Bad idea, mirrors in an all you can eat buffet.
I've read it is good fung shui to have a mirror in your dining room multiplying the food you put upon your table. Something about feeling abundant and rich and healthy, if I remember correctly.


classicman  Thursday Dec 15 11:56 AM

Quote:
try to avoid the bird that was coming right at him
Ever heard of the game called Chicken?


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Dec 15 11:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
I like it. Wonder how often birds slam into it though.
They coat the mirrors with a UV coating we can't see, but birds can.


classicman  Friday Dec 16 12:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
Also the glass is treated with an infrared film, invisible to humans, but visible to birds.



ZenGum  Friday Dec 16 06:00 AM

They should mount tiny surface-to-air missiles on it and stop 'em as they come in.



SPUCK  Friday Dec 16 06:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ogwen69 View Post
Because the bird coming right at him is doing the same thing and keeps changing direction the same way at the same time

Didn't we all learn this from that Moonshine movie? The one where someone put a big mirror on some winding mountain road and a cop or shiner (don't recall which) came around the corner saw the on coming car - swerved - saw the other car swerve the same way, swerved harder, and went off the cliff.

(One of the last movies before the law about: all cars in movies must explode if their wheels leave the ground - went into effect.)


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