By MH Staff - Posted on 2nd May 2012
A man’s home is his castle. So why do most of us still decorate it like a student digs? Grow up, get the right stuff and your lady friends will always want to spend the night. Seduce her with your space
1 Coffee Table
Liam Mooney's folded coffee table weighs in at 15kg and is crafted from FSC approved American Poplar with a clear satin duco finish. Mooney's studio focuses on the design and development of an inhouse range of furniture and depending on the brief, they'll do bespoke furniture commissions.
2 Coffee Table Book
Your coffee table should do more than just keep your collection of remotes off the floor. Weigh it down by curating a collection of coffee table books. Not only will these provide inspiration, they'll prevent you from switching on the idiot box, too.
Famous, or notorious, for their erotic tomes, which we're absolutely fine with, Taschen also publish books that aren't reserved for the top shelf. We suggest the Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery, which is not only one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published, but is filled with spectacular hand-colored, life-size lithographs remarkable for their clarity, color, and aesthetic appeal.
3 Satin Pillows
Dear Deer satin pillow slips maintain the natural moisture balance in your hair, minimizes facial wrinkles and puffiness and show best results if used for the recommended 8 hours.
4 Side table/Stool
Sean Smith upcycles old tyres without cutting or melting, and has developed a durable, aesthetically pleasing product that uses various materials from foam and leather to canvas and wood. Most importantly it saves smooth tyres from filling up landfills. Each piece of furniture can be made to your specifications and to fit the location in which you want to use them, in or outdoors.
Would you like to create your very own wallpaper theme? Robin Sprong will work with you in getting your images onto your walls. Able to create anything from custom graphic designs to photographic wallpaper, there's no excuse for wallflower walls anymore.
If we could have our rathers we'd go for Porky Heffer's beautiful bird nests. But besides the price-tag we don't even have the space. Fortunately his lights suit our needs a lot better. This cluster of lightbulbs has been turned from walnut and incorporate LED lighting.
They're definitely not the manliest furnishings out there, but cushions are essential to any home. Plus girls love them. Just take a look at her place if you don't believe us... Now, these are not only comfortable, but they look damn cool, too. The clever guys at Mingo Lamberti collaborated with Pearly Yon to come up with a range of antique tea cup inspired cushions.
8 Wall Art
Not convinced by those cushions? That's fine, you could always add a splash of colour to your walls with this collaboration between the aforementioned Mingo Lamberti and local surfboard shaper Dutchie .
9 Magazine Rack
This magazine rack by Kamui looks great, but then imagine how much more impressive it would be with the latest issue of Men's Health in it?
Set the mood - or just set light on a gloomy situation during a rolling blackout - with this Guadron : Vetiver candle.
What, another candle? Nope, this is a vase disguised as a candle. It's things like this that will set your place apart from the others. Just make sure you have freshly cut flowers inside of it.
12 Smart Storage Solutions
Yes, we are awed by your collection of caps. However she probably won't be. Chicks are weird like that. Instead, put all of your collections away. Once you know her a little better you can bring out your mint condition G.I. Joes... Old steel filing cabinets are nice. This locker by www.rawstudios.co.za - yet another collaboration with the guys at http://www.mingolamberti.com - is even better. Focusing on exploring the ultimate potential of sustainable engineered materials and CNC machining processes in their product ranges, there designs are fresh, utilitarian and will work with the rest of your decor.