Aye, there’s the rub: “unique solutions for the modern gentleman’s dwelling”. If only MY APT new all my interiors-related problems!
I also love their Blake Wingback Chair. You know, the problem with getting one piece of furniture from one place you love is likewise yearning for their other pieces. Like Calvin’s Chest of Drawers, also in tanguile, shown beside the chair above. But I doubt it would hold all my shirts that don’t need to be hung. Not to mention my socks, handkerchiefs, and drawers (ie underwear).
Of course, who doesn’t need more shelves, especially if they’re on wheels! (Easier for redecorating.) As for the topic of turntables, I won’t deny the idea of getting one hasn’t crossed my mind either. I remember as a child, my grandfather would play standards every Sunday on his very old set, which was as big as a medium refrigerator (on its side). Also, my grandmother and mom’s family have kept all sorts of titles in their provincial home that I am interested to check. Again, buying one would trigger the beginning of the end, or more positively, the start of accumulation for my very own collection (and a small section of my future “man cave” – as distasteful as that may sound). MY APT set, a Crosley Spinnerette USB Turntable looks spiffy.
I think it is better that this haphazardly taken picture looks blurry – clarity to follow in the near future! But aside from vinyl records sold in from of the counter, there is also coffee (another project I have yet to devote more time to, after taking classes at Yardstick) and interesting-looking cataloguish posters. The one on the right also about coffee, entitled “The Compendious Coffee Chart”. (I’d also want to get a poster labelled “Exceptional Expressions of Espresso”. And maybe frame them and hang them somewhere above my future coffee table.
I love the tan leather on this Polaroid contraption, though I’d prioritize taking pictures on film and studying how to develop them. (My dad used to have his own dark room.)
If I’m not mistaken, the chair on the left is the Blake Desk Chair, also in tanguile and comes with fully-upholstered seat and backrest.
As I was saying, frames! Besides framing what I myself have made or taken, am not sure if I’ll hang anything else in my future man cave. I say hang because I’m not entirely convinced that putting them on the floor is advisable for someone as clumsy as me.
Here comes the magazines! Got one issue of Cereal (the second row behind) and plan to buy the rest of the back issues when I can. The selection is drool-worthy, with my favorite Fantastic Man and other notable titles such as Frankie and Apartamento (not shown).
More posters: on guitars ("A Visual Compendium of Guitars")and sneakers. I love the Atari prints on one of the throw pillows.
For Wes Anderson fans. Flipped through the Mr Porter handbooks and was disappointed. Might as well been title Menswear for Clueless Dummies. (Though I suppose many straight men in Manila have lots of catching up to do.)
Plants! I plan on getting one or two succulents to clean the air in my room, though I don’t greenery to overcome it. (Everybody else says my room is stuffy except me!)
Yes, more coffee please! As I need to rush to work in a little bit, And to more work as I return home tonight. Though I’d get this neon sign if it were on sale. Very me and unpretentious.
See you again very very soon, MY APT! Hopefully I’ll be carrying a wad of bills in my distressed denim pocket.