Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GM Wednesday! - Temporarily out of things to say.


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In the meantime (totally not game related)...

I've been preoccupied with my girlfriend and household improvements. We've got most of the rooms painted but we a craft room that needs kitting out and then there's the loft. The loft that I get to choose how to decorate.

Originally I thought it would be a great man-cave, but unfortunately it doesn't fit the bill. A man-cave is aptly named - it needs to be a windowless environment with a door to seal away the outside world. Our loft has four windows and three walls (so no door to shut). Hasta la vista man-cave.

It will primarily be used for video games and I want a sci-fi theme. Do you have any idea how hard it is to decorate a sci-fi theme with store bought furniture. It's next to impossible. Ooohhh there's a lot of designers who post designs that would be perfect, but those designs have either no identifiable way to purchase them or cost $5000 for an end table.

The style I want is "retro-modern" or "retro-futuristic". Think 1960's-1970's idea of what sci-fi furniture would look like. All of the good images off of Google are copyrighted so I can't re-post them here. I want to avoid "square" furniture as much as possible and if it's made of plastics then that's a bonus.

We were considering decking it all out like a starship interior, but the windows to the outside world would destroy that illusion and my gf didn't want the windows covered up. So now I'm shooting for a sci-fi lounge.

Unfortunately it looks like we'll have to build some of the furniture ourselves and save our pennies for the stuff we can't build. Ikea isn't going to cut it for this job.


  1. On the topic of the sci-fi man cave, have you checked out your local flea markets? If you're close to a major metropolitan area, they might be a goldmine. I remember when I was living in L.A., the Pasadena City College flea market always had tons of vintage googie and populuxe furnishings for sale at reasonable prices. It's been a few years now, though--could be that market is tapped out at this point.

    1. That's a good idea, but I don't live in the Pasadena area anymore. I'm not sure there are many flea markets here in Washington since the rain tends ruin outdoor functions that aren't water-resistant.


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