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Wednesday
Oct302013

A dude lives here

It really could not be more obvious that a guy's guy lives here. I may be stereotyping but I'd wager a cat. It has everything a masculine pad could ever dream of - brick walls everywhere, steel beams, loftiness, reclaimed wood, a decent media centre, a just-big-enough kitchen to eat take out in....and it's even got pets made out of conduit! Via The Village

Reader Comments (14)

I love it! So quirky and eclectic and humorous.
Those little alien guys...

30 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Client (concluding initial meeting with Dimitri the Decorator): "Cost is no object bro! As long as it shows off my toys, I leave everything up to you. But it won't look gay will it?"

Dimitri: "Nyet!"

Behold Dimitri's revenge...

30 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJared Hayden

WOW, what a fabulous space! I love every single detail, which I have never experienced before. Thank you for sharing

30 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristie

Interesting that the women who have commented love it, but as another Dude I have to agree with Jared. This place was designed and put together in an afternoon on a dare...and no woman is going to stay for long. Even the three alien guys and evil rocking horse are embarrassed by the pallet bed.

30 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTCD

Any guy that puts this much thought into having a great apartment is going to have women over and trust me, they WILL want to stay long. As long as the bed doesn't crumble or creak or shake, I don't give a damn.

30 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Well, I'm a woman and I don't like it, to many things going on, it makes me feel a little claustrophobic. It's a pity because this place has potential, I love the brick walls and those huge windows, but the decorator made it look smaller than it is.

30 Oct 2013 | Unregistered Commenterromy

I don't believe spaces or objects have genders. For example, the idea of masculine colours or feminine fabrics makes my skin crawl as I instantly want to break those outdated and very harmful stereotypes. It REALLY puts me off. Also, there are high heels and handbags in some shots. I think you might have just lost your cat. :P
Putting that aside, brick behind a toilet? Gross. It's a hard-edge space that I find interesting in an experimental way. Everything about it makes me want to wrap myself up in softness just to protect myself, though.

31 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTyson

I love and want the storage, I like that the space was defined, rather than going with the ubiquitous 'LOOK how much space there is!' Oh dear lord, I even lust for the power outlets. Yes, the bathroom needed surfaces that could be scrubbed and disinfected -- that's a basic, designer dudes! It's no good trying to be PC about it, though -- there are masculine and feminine spaces, materials, fabrics, seating arrangements, etc. However, that doesn't limit in any way who can use and enjoy such things, and there are shades along the entire spectrum to play with. For instance, you could have a soft leather messenger bag that looks very much like a purse... :) I just can't imagine that a woman would want suicide stairs.

31 Oct 2013 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Too bad for the gay slur by the client to Dimitri the Decorator. Makes me dislike EVERYTHING!

31 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea M

I like the brick-y kitchen. Pretty sure I'd fall down the stairs, though...and lie there, helpless, on the floor until all the artwork came alive and swarmed me in the night. Nooooooo - mauled by pipe-pets and dancing chicken bodies! Hee hee.

31 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJess

It's not being PC, it's being honest. Colours and fabrics and all that crap don't have intrinsic genders. They have cultural associations that fluctuate and trying to pin them to genders can cause harm and is stupid and limiting. As a designer, I'd rather not make a female client feel like she's 'wrong' for wanting the above. For eg. I create soft spaces or hard spaces, comforting spaces or austere spaces, not feminine spaces or masculine spaces. Anyway, if you think females are soft, go watch a birth; I feel you're missing out on the roundness of human character.

31 Oct 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTyson

Potato, potatoe. A rose by any other name. :)

1 Nov 2013 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

that staircase terrifies me

3 Nov 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCate

Stunning eye candy!

4 Nov 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMidmodtom

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