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      Virtual Dar-es-Balat

      Postby Kwisatz » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:10 pm

      Enjoy virtual trip around my special Dune no-room ;)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iby5Z9OsuFU
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      Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

      Postby lotek » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:35 pm

      Wow !
      This is a sight to see !

      I always admire a collector, and a collector of books even more so.

      I like the way you blocked that window with more books ^^

      I shall watch this video in slo mo I think :)


      And thanks for posting it !
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      Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

      Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:03 pm

      Nice.

      Hey, Kwisatz! Do you know wat appended to the baliset prop from the movie or the miniseries?
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      Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

      Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:11 pm





      ...so, now you are transparent. I see many magazines & posters ^^ .... YOU MUST share with us :lol:



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          Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

          Postby Kwisatz » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:35 pm

          I'm in the middle of compiling a list of my stuff. Right now I have around 1000 items on the list, but it's far from over ;)
          I don't know who has baliset, I have only Ukulele from CoD.
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          Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

          Postby Kwisatz » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:37 am

          3 months later I have around 1500 items on my list - a lot of work ;) But it's not over yet.

          BTW I'm looking for collectors from Spain, Greece, Israel, Netherlands and China who can confirm my lists of book (and magazine) editions from those countries if they are complete.

          New video of my room with even more stuff probably in May ;)
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          Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

          Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:51 am

          Kwisatz wrote:3 months later I have around 1500 items on my list - a lot of work ;) But it's not over yet.

          BTW I'm looking for collectors from Spain, Greece, Israel, Netherlands and China who can confirm my lists of book (and magazine) editions from those countries if they are complete.

          New video of my room with even more stuff probably in May ;)


          Great news ! I can't wait to see this :dance:


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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Wed May 09, 2012 1:19 pm

              Updates photos from Dune no-room, living room with Siudmak's canvas (3 out of 7), kitchen (still in progress) and the attic.

              https://picasaweb.google.com/PadishahSh ... -aHc3Ozpbw
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Freakzilla » Wed May 09, 2012 2:01 pm

              The throw pillows are over the top, man!

              (The red glass (DM) is a nice touch, too.)
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Wed May 09, 2012 2:27 pm

              Hmm, what red glass?
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Freakzilla » Wed May 09, 2012 4:37 pm

              https://picasaweb.google.com/PadishahSh ... 0555257954

              His words oddly in rhythm to the melody of his son's baliset, Farok said: "I
              owned a crysknife, water rings to ten liters, my own lance which had been my
              father's, a coffee service, a bottle made of red glass older than any memory in
              my sietch. I had my own share of our spice, but no money. I was rich and did not
              know it. Two wives I had: one plain and dear to me, the other stupid and
              obstinate, but with form and face of an angel. I was a Fremen Naib, a rider of
              worms, master of the leviathan and of the sand."

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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Wed May 09, 2012 5:39 pm

              Thanks for the reminder. It was rather unconsciously.
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby ULFsurfer » Wed May 09, 2012 6:15 pm

              I love those pillows too. And the illuminated pictures above the living room couch look awesome, great taste!
              Also I couldn't help but notice the Giger picture above the door. It's a little hard to see.. is it the one with the monster that kind of looks like train? I keep wondering what he's smoking whenever he makes up his art.
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Wed May 09, 2012 10:34 pm

              It was Baron's train IIRC, titled Dune VI.
              Atreides Hawk on pillows was hand made by my talented friend as a birthday gift.
              She will also make an Atreides lamp from Arrakeen palace in future ;)
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby lotek » Thu May 10, 2012 4:04 am

              awesome stuff, but someone must have played a joke on you, since this is obviously a Frank Herbert chinese counterfeit copy, they even got the name wrong.
              https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i_ZC ... resize.JPG
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Thu May 10, 2012 4:13 am

              If you are talking about my teddy bear's birth certificate - there is no spelling errors there and I personally purchase it for my future wife ;)
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby lotek » Thu May 10, 2012 4:16 am

              nah I wouldn't dare criticize a teddy bear, Teddy (that's how mine was called ^^) would never forgive me !

              EDIT TO ADD
              let me say again that your dedication puts most Dune fans to shame :) I wish my wife would let me turn the flat into a Dune shrine but it is not going to happen any time soon, at least not until we have enough space for me to ruin some :D
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:25 pm

              I was so lucky that my future wife found me while looking for guys for discussing Dune (seriously!).

              As I promised earlier in this thread - here is new video - Dar-es-Balat 2.0:
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E83-zL_vbjE

              Keep in mind that 140 books and stuff are outside that room - now on exhibition.
              There are around 4 shelves of my wife's collection also incorporated.

              Dar-es-Balat 3.0 in future ;)
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby D Pope » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:31 pm

              I doubt that i've shared this before;
              For Lynches movie, the Atredes used Fairbairn Sykes fighting knives designed for allied spies in WWII.

              http://www.fightingknives.info/Collecti ... fault.aspx
              (A friends collection.)
              When a brand knew urinal puck showed up in the bathroom of my studio, I knew what I had to do.
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:22 am

              Dar-es-Balat 3.0 is finally here. All books are on their 81 shelves now. Almost every shelf is here in detail. Enjoy!
              https://picasaweb.google.com/PadishahSh ... 8b3Bn8ivIg

              Also a bonus from one of my customers – video of all drawings in original Polish Dune saga:
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-ATZ9QWpdk
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby ULFsurfer » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:19 am

              Shelf by shelf.. You've done a good job organizing your complex collection. I still get dizzy seeing all this stuff again. :shifty:

              Where did the bed sheet go? You actually tuck yourself into it every night?
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby Kwisatz » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:24 am

              Bed sheet is safe from dust in the locker ;)
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              Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

              Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:02 pm

              Wow ! A dream unfolds ! I love reading and I love being surrounded by books.

              K. your book collection is unique and priceless ! Thanks for sharing. Thank you for these pics & the time you have so kindly given us over the past year and we look forward. We are so fortunate to have you as part of our board and our community. ;)

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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby Kwisatz » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:27 pm

                  Cookie for me? Thanks! ;)
                  I'm trying to do my best to help other collectors see what's possible to obtain ;)
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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby SandRider » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:32 am

                  that is one big-ass cookie .... & well deserved ....
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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby lotek » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00 am

                  It is one big-ass collection indeed.
                  In short, the Jihad is over. It ended just as SandRider predicted it would, not with a bang or even a whimper, by simple attrition.
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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby Kwisatz » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:03 pm

                  My cataloging quest is finally over!
                  I've counted all of them without duplicates and in most cases without books in trilogy boxes and compilations, so there will be more. Also most cards are treaten as sets.

                  Overall: 1966 items + 114 on Chani's list.

                  48 FH signatures
                  66 BH
                  69 KJA
                  213 others
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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby Eyes High » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:40 am

                  :happy-wavemulticolor: :text-bravo:
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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby Kwisatz » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:14 pm

                  I reorganized one column - figurines instead of books and glass instead of wood ;)

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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby Kwisatz » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:20 pm

                  Updated list of signatures after over a year:

                  FH: 53
                  BH: 79
                  KJA: 209 (109 obtained in person)
                  Others: 252

                  1005 books only within over 2000 items. So in overall quarter of items have signatures.
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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby Omphalos » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:40 pm

                  I myself am not much of a toy collector, but I really like that mouse figurine. I'd buy one of those.
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                  Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                  Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:36 am

                  Ali Baba's Cave :bow-yellow:


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                      Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                      Postby Kwisatz » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:23 am

                      Little update after Worldcon in London...

                      I've had a plan to sign most of my anthologies with FH's short stories by other authors. This was accomplished in 90% ;)
                      I've managed to obtain 70 autographs in 57 items (mostly books) from 19 authors/reviewers/artists in 5 days. I've missed only 6 autographs from my list due to limitations or changes in Loncon program. I've also attended around 60 panels/events, had a longer 1 on 1 chats with Chris Foss (Jodorowsky's Dune), Bruce Pennington (FH's UK covers), Gregory Manchess (DoD cover), Ian Watson (FH's book reviews), Brian W. Aldiss (who celebrated his 89 birthday during Worldcon).
                      I've bought also around 20 new books (partly visible on the right side of Elemental anthology). So my suitcase+backpack's overall weight was over 35 kg ;)

                      List of authors:
                      Robert Silverberg
                      Ben Bova
                      Brian W. Aldiss
                      George R.R. Martin
                      Fred Gambino
                      Bruce Pennington
                      Chris Foss
                      Joe Haldeman
                      David Langford
                      Grania Davis
                      Kim Stanley Robinson
                      Ian Watson
                      Gregory Benford
                      Gregory Manchess
                      Jim Burns
                      Jeffrey Carver
                      John Kessel
                      Peter Nicholls
                      Adam Roberts

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                      Chirashi is also signed by Jodorowsky and Frank Pavich (director of Jodorowsky's Dune documentary) also in London but 1 month earlier. It's the only chirashi triple signed like this in existence ;)

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                      Bruce Pennington signing my 15 books

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                      Chris Foss drawing space ship
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                      Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                      Postby Omphalos » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:36 pm

                      Nice!
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                      Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                      Postby Kwisatz » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:10 am

                      All paintings are finally in our living room. 3 of them from Polish Dune editions, 1 from French Soul Catcher. (They are cropped a bit on the right side cause of some kind of limit on this page).


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                      The last one is from the stairs - non Dune related.

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                      Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

                      Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:25 pm

                      Thats Awesome! Your museum is taking shape nicely!
                      Something is about to happen, Hal. Something wonderful!

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