Thom Browne's Midcentury Pad In Greenwich Village

Thom Browne’s Midcentury Pad In Greenwich Village

Architectural Digest has a new profile on Thom Browne’s modest (as in relatable by you and me) bachelor pad in the West Village. So modest, in fact, that there’s just a twin bed, a sure-fire way to keep you feeling…

Man Caves Are Where Patriarchy Goes To Die

Man Caves Are Where Patriarchy Goes To Die

Here at Masculine Interiors we find “man caves” offensive. There are the wall-mounted electric guitars, the foosball table, the hero-worship of sports teams, and then there’s the offensive odor of cold pizza and cheap beer. But others find them offensive…

Inherently Logical And Spatial Thinkers

Inherently Logical And Spatial Thinkers

The website Freshome, one of the most popular design resources on the web, according to the site’s about page, boasts an impressive 10 million pageviews per month. It also boasts the interesting fact of being founded in Romania. That may…

Bausvault's 63 Man Caves

Bausvault’s 63 Man Caves

“Man cave” is a dirty word around here, for reasons you can probably guess and upon which I may opine some day. So when the online retailer Bausvault reached out to me yesterday sharing a recent post called “63 Man…

From Bauhaus To Tom's House

From Bauhaus To Tom’s House

Earlier this month Tom Wolfe celebrated his 84th birthday. Esquire ran a slideshow of his style through the years (news flash: it hasn’t changed much). But what about the Upper East Side townhouse where the author lives? Is it as…

The Gentleman Scholar On The Bachelor Pad

The Gentleman Scholar On The Bachelor Pad

Last month Troy Patterson, author of the Slate column The Gentleman Scholar, wrote an article on the history of the bachelor pad. It includes the following observation, certainly known to all of us here, but a worthwhile clarification for anyone…

Tommy At The Plaza

Tommy At The Plaza

Tommy Hilfiger has a penthouse at The Plaza Hotel, which he has apparently been trying to get rid of for years. It certainly had a nice office, not to mention bedroom:   And then there’s the view: Tommy has been…

Shagadelic! The Midcentury Fantasies Of Josh Agle

Shagadelic! The Midcentury Fantasies Of Josh Agle

The artist Josh Agle — better known as Shag, for the four letters connecting his first and last name — first gained a following in the ’90s when a lot of other retro things were being rediscovered, such as lounge…

Apartment No. One

Apartment No. One

Last year I had the pleasure of doing a piece for Ralph Lauren Magazine on Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon’s digs at Kensington Palace, which were known as Apartment No. One. The story was done in support of the RL…

The Rise And Fall Of The Space-Age Bachelor

The Rise And Fall Of The Space-Age Bachelor

Some 15 years ago I became fascinated by the midcentury phenomenon of the so-called “space-age bachelor,” whose native environment was his space-age bachelor pad. I watched every movie I could find, and when those dried up, resorted to reading academic…

Walk Right In, Dress Right Up

Walk Right In, Dress Right Up

Know that old song that goes “walk right in, set right down,” as in the 1962 version by the appropriately architecturally named Rooftop Singers? Well with a walk-in closet, you can walk in and dress right up. The magazine Freshome…

Bertie Wooster's Floor Plan

Bertie Wooster’s Floor Plan

Bertie’s apartment in the celebrated BBC series “Jeeves & Wooster” blends the old and modern in a largely monochrome scheme of beige and honey tones. You may not have a gentleman’s gentleman to save you from any faux pas, but…