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Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:10 pm
by Kwisatz
Enjoy virtual trip around my special Dune no-room ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iby5Z9OsuFU

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:35 pm
by lotek
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 !

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:03 pm
by Omphalos
Nice.

Hey, Kwisatz! Do you know wat appended to the baliset prop from the movie or the miniseries?

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:11 pm
by ᴶᵛᵀᴬ




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


Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:35 pm
by Kwisatz
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.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:37 am
by Kwisatz
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 ;)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:51 am
by ᴶᵛᵀᴬ
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:

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:19 pm
by Kwisatz
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

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:01 pm
by Freakzilla
The throw pillows are over the top, man!

(The red glass (DM) is a nice touch, too.)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:27 pm
by Kwisatz
Hmm, what red glass?

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:37 pm
by Freakzilla
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."

~DM

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:39 pm
by Kwisatz
Thanks for the reminder. It was rather unconsciously.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:15 pm
by ULFsurfer
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.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:34 pm
by Kwisatz
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 ;)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:04 am
by lotek
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

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:13 am
by Kwisatz
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 ;)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:16 am
by lotek
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

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:25 pm
by Kwisatz
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 ;)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:31 pm
by D Pope
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.)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:22 am
by Kwisatz
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

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:19 am
by ULFsurfer
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?

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:24 am
by Kwisatz
Bed sheet is safe from dust in the locker ;)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:02 pm
by ᴶᵛᵀᴬ
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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"Books add to our joy in prosperity, they provide refuge and comfort in adversity; they give pleasure at home and advancement abroad; they pass the night hours with us, accompany us on the road, share on holidays in the country." - Cicero

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:27 pm
by Kwisatz
Cookie for me? Thanks! ;)
I'm trying to do my best to help other collectors see what's possible to obtain ;)

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:32 am
by SandRider
that is one big-ass cookie .... & well deserved ....

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00 am
by lotek
It is one big-ass collection indeed.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:03 pm
by Kwisatz
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

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:40 am
by Eyes High
:happy-wavemulticolor: :text-bravo:

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:32 pm
by ULFsurfer

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:14 pm
by Kwisatz
I reorganized one column - figurines instead of books and glass instead of wood ;)

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Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:20 pm
by Kwisatz
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.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:40 pm
by Omphalos
I myself am not much of a toy collector, but I really like that mouse figurine. I'd buy one of those.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:36 am
by ᴶᵛᵀᴬ
Ali Baba's Cave :bow-yellow:

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:23 am
by Kwisatz
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

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:36 pm
by Omphalos
Nice!

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:10 am
by Kwisatz
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

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:25 pm
by Omphalos
Thats Awesome! Your museum is taking shape nicely!

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:17 pm
by Kwisatz
It's 20th year of my collecting so I've had a goal to have books from 40 countries.
Now you can see one from each country on that photo.

1st row:
USA
UK
Russia
Georgia
Estonia
Ukraine
Greece
Serbia
Mexico

2nd row:
Slovakia
Czech
Czechoslovakia
Hungary
Israel
Turkey
Spain
Portugal
Catalonia
Yugoslavia
Latvia

3rd row:
Poland
Netherlands
France
Australia
Iran
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Belgium
Braille (UK)

4th row:
Finland
Taiwan
Thailand
Brazil
Romania
Switzerland
Germany
China
Japan
Italy

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:48 pm
by Kwisatz
Today I've counted items in my collection.

There are 1277 books, 1703 other items and 1140 different cards.
So over 4000 items in overall.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:55 am
by Kwisatz
Time for some videos of current state of my collection.

Shorter one: https://youtu.be/JBog8S9xWCM
Longer (shelf by shelf) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi4rlFV ... e=youtu.be

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:18 am
by Kwisatz

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:10 pm
by Omphalos
Impressive!

Some of those pencil drawings I ahd seen before, but wasn't aware that they were related to Dune.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:57 am
by Kwisatz
Are you refering to those on the walls by Siudmak?

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:30 am
by Omphalos
Yep. In particular the one of the male's head with the skin from the neck and chest kind of stretched out like a tent. I have seen that one before, but was not aware that it was related to Dune.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:36 am
by Kwisatz
Haha, you could see it many times on Jacurutu, cause it's my avatar and it's my portrait by Siudmak ;) I've been told that I was portrayed as Farad'n ;)
Drawing was originally published in Polish Children of Dune in 2008. My wife is on that drawing too.

Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:20 am
by Kwisatz
Last minute addition - the best looking Dune in my collection arrived today.

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Re: Virtual Dar-es-Balat

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 am
by Kwisatz
Today I've completed another country - Ukraine.
First two books were printed in only 20 copies each.
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