By Dan Gregory
Here's an enthusiastic football fan's lair. Note the barber chair -- for clipping penalties perhaps?! Photo courtesy The Loss Column -- Baltimore Sports.
Every home should have a place to relax on
your own or with family or friends. For some this retreat is claimed by
one gender and is often called a “man cave,” and is stocked with
potables, munchables, and viewables. A http://www.thelosscolumn.com/2011/man-caves-modern-life-and-room-design-sensibility/ television ad for IKEA
includes a minimalist modern example and the Sydney IKEA store even has
one on the premises, which is cleverly described in The Week as “Manland: Day Care for Husbands” (image courtesy of Core77). Amenities include magazines, free hot dogs,
a pinball machine, and a Fussball table in a bright minimalist design
A more typical non-IKEA example might be a room where sport
. Try googling “man cave” and you’ll find an
entire industry devoted to this subject, with retreats that include
everything from vintage jukeboxes and the odd firing range (“Don’t mind
those muffled explosions — that’s just Borromir downstairs in the
armory.”) to complete woodworking shops.
Ergo, the man cave is not just about a
basement, a keg of beer, and a behemoth flat screen anymore! Personally,
I’d go for a more multi-purpose room – and I’d like to stay married —
but I am intrigued by the range of invention displayed by these spaces.
Originally Published in Eye On Design
Thu Aug 08 00:00:00 PDT 2013