Who says a guy's bathroom has to be a white tile box he's embarrassed to let a date see... let alone use?
If yours looks like it belongs attached to a gas station rather than your house, it's time for an upgrade. And if you want to create a look that says "I've arrived," instead of "I got the cheapest stuff at Home Depot," check out the high-style items below.
Tired of that drippy faucet that came with the house? With its clean lines, precise angles, and singular silhouette, the Stealth Collection owns its space without apology. Its unique forward angle shows a strength of character rarely seen in a bath faucet. Or even most sports cars.
Starts at $1,403
Thermostatic Ski Shower
The ultimate in shower experiences is Graff’s Thermostatic Ski Shower system. Including a full 8” square showerhead, with a 3/4" thermostatic valve, mounted on an eye-catching ski-shaped shower panel, and
HOME DECOR | STYLE
June 17, 2011
Looking for something unique and unusual to light up your dude den? Something that you wouldn't be caught dead with anywhere else in your home?
Then take a look at this chandelier made entirely of empty beer bottles.
crafts these 3-tier, 28" tall chandeliers that cast a boozy glow from light shining through the 41 beer bottles you had laying around from last weekend. (Barlite doesn't include them, but they will, if you pay extra shipping.)
And since the bottles slide right in and out, all you need to do to change the mood is go from Corona for full-light foosball or pool playing, to Miller Lite for some low-light romancing... should you actually get a chick to agree to stay after seeing this...
It's illuminated by four centrally located bulbs, and they can make it in your choice of dark brown patina or black patina. The 10-gauge steel construction means it should survive whatever your buddies throw at it. And depending on your personal consumption, you can give it a fresh new look at the beginning of every week.
January 25, 2010
We all know what it’s like to want a place to call our own. A retreat within our castle that is truly a place where a guy can be a guy and the rules of the outside world (or the significant other) seem like a distant memory.
This feeling was also echoed when the term “man cave” was added to the American male’s lexicon. Within the world of cigar smokers, there seems to be a large contingent that is relegated to enjoying their treasured tobacco treats in less than stellar locales. Picture being forced outside in January or shoved into the basement next to the hot water heater and utility tub. Not exactly a fitting place to pay homage to the master rollers of your favorite stogie.
Partagas®, manufacturers of one of the world’s finest lines of handcrafted Dominican cigars, wants you to know that your cries for help have not gone unheeded. They are teaming up with pro football legend and network TV analyst Tony Siragusa to search for the guy (or gal) that can prove their worthiness for a cigar lover’s paradise. They're giving away $10,000 to help you craft your very own luxury cigar suite right in
Another entry in the pissing contest that is My Dude Den is Better Than Your Dude Den...
Check out this Harley-themed basement home theater. Besides a wall-mounted 58" plasma, a 46" LCD that drops from the ceiling, a 32" tabletop LCD, a bar, poker area and plenty of luxe leather seating, this guy also added in space to store his collection of Harleys... complete with motorized lifts.
Bikes, beer, poker, and the ability to watch different games on each TV. And he only took Silver in the 2009 Home of the Year Awards. Unless the winner of the Gold had a set of fully functioning sex androids/liquor dispensers, I'm asking for a recount.
Check out the full story and more pics here
As if the Tetris tiles
were not enough, now a couple of artists have created furniture inspired by the familiar game bricks. (I had no idea there was such a big market for gamer chic decor.)
You can arrange them in an endless variety of configurations (and by "you" I mean anyone who would actually put this stuff in their pad), and use them to hold books, CDs, game systems, acne cream, pocket protectors, the list of women you hope to lose your virginity too... basically anything a hardcore Tetris fan would need to store.
April 16, 2009
I know a lot of the country is still suffering through winter temps, but summer is coming (that's the rumor), and as the weather gets warmer you can save some dough by cutting down on the A/C, and running a fan instead.
But the bulky box fans that put out the best breeze give your place the look of a high school janitor's office. So unless the girls you're bringing home have a fetish for guys in jumpsuits who push a broom down the hall, beat the heat and add some style to your place with the OTTO fan.
A new wood-framed, industrial-powered fan by Swizz Style
it's more furniture than appliance. The wood ring frame is made of quartered sapele, which has been oiled twice for a high quality, matte finish. And at only 13.5-inches, it'll look good in any window, or tabletop.
The flat-black blades spin at three speeds and the height-adjustable feet aim the breeze where you want it. Burning only 45 watts, as opposed to about 1,000 for your A/C, you can cut costs and still stay cool.
GEAR | HOME DECOR
April 06, 2009
I was never a fan of the term "man cave". It's like "metrosexual", one of those made up marketing terms forced on us, to get us to buy stuff. But it's been growing on me. Especially since Tony Siragusa stars on a DIY Network show called "Man Caves." If it's good enough for The Goose, I guess I can live with it.
And my friends over at MyBadPad.com
have put together a collection of 12 of the best man caves they could find. Some guys dropped a lot of coin building them, some did seriously cool stuff on a budget. But either way, they are rooms you could pop open a beer in, and escape the daily stress of work, bills and family.
Rooms that, besides the requisite flat screens, bar, beer fridge and recliner, add features like an indoor driving range, video arcade, rock climbing walls, and a 6 x 6 stage complete with stripper pole. (If you need me, I'll be at that guy's place this weekend.)
Some choice pics are below, but for the full story and photos, and for inspiration to build your own, head over to www.MyBadPad.com
. And check out the video of the guy who built a Bond-like entrance to his cave, complete with keypad entry and moving bookcase.
March 13, 2009
The Aquapeutics Luxury Steam Shower is a mutitasker's wet dream. Not only can you wash of the day's dirt, you can make important calls, check in on the latest scores, watch a movie, crank some tunes, take a steam and get an accupressure massage. All while standing bare assed in this high tech water pod.
A completely computer controlled ultra spa for your home, it comes equipped with a waterproof touch-screen LCD TV/control panel that handles turning on the power, lights, steam, ozone disinfection, fan, telephone, radio, and the emergency button - should you become overwhelmed by sheer shower ecstasy.
There's also an MP3 port for tunes, sliding and rotating shower heads, overhead and underwater lights, six accupressure massage jets, two handheld shower heads, a foot massager, six adjustable water jets, eight small jets in the integrated whirlpool tub, and its own heater pump to keep the hot water flowing. And at $4300 (shipping included), it's ridiculously spendy, but still a lot less than it would cost to build and install from scratch.
The only thing it doesn't come with is a blond to scrub your, uh, back. But with one of these bad boys in your crib, you won't have too much trouble finding a volunteer. Or two.
You can rock out in your living room with Fender Custom Furniture's Deluxe Stratocaster® Table, a fully-functioning coffee table shaped like the headstock of the classic rock guitar.
They're made to the exact specs from Fender's own custom shop, and are crafted of hand-selected solid maple, screened with the iconic Fender logo, then custom stained and varnished with a slightly tinted finish to resemble the tone and color of a vintage guitar.
And because you don't want to ruin the finish of your rocker table while drinks flow during the groupie party, you can use one of the six chrome-plated steel tuning peg caps that are flush mounted into the table as makeshift permanent coasters.
And if you're looking for a place to sit while you serenade your girl(s) with the rock ballad you wrote especially for her/them, park your spandex-covered butt on the Blackface Hotseat.
Each one is hand-built to look exactly like a Fender amp, and when you turn the volume knob, it releases the top cushion, so you can store your picks, strings, 80's hair-band wig, bandanas, etc. (Yeah, I'm talking to you Brett.)
$750.00 - Deluxe Stratocaster® Table
$180 - Blackface Hotseat
February 18, 2009
Playing pool on a sheet of glass might be a little like trying to putt on a sheet of ice, but over at Nottage Design
, they've figured out a way to do it.
Check out the video of their transparent-top pool table. The world's first. And quite possibly the world's coolest. A special resin-coated glass top replaces the traditional felt-covered slate top, and they claim the balls not only behave just like balls do on felt, but they have a "floating in air" effect. Which may take a little getting used to. Especially if you're having a few cocktails.
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February 03, 2009