292 thoughts on “Male Living Space

  1. Anonymous says:

    kitchenmaxx, then cookmaxx.
    save the eating out for fancy dates, bring every girl home and cook something for her.

    • Anonymous says:

      follow up
      Best [kitchen appliance, organization gadgets etc] 20XX listicles are your friend.
      use them to max your kitchen, stock your pantries and closets, whatever.
      once you have a place for everything, fill it with the best version of it you can find, shop local if possible.

      • Anonymous says:

        that really will depend on your kitchen and what you choose to cook on.

        my kitchen is tiny (no oven or range), so I make due with an induction burner, air fryer, a 6qt instant pot and a microwave.
        I cook on cast iron.

        instant pot, air fryer, and cast iron recipes are extremely plentiful, but for date night it’s steak, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

      • Anonymous says:

        same as the other suggestions, look it up and pick what you like. or copy things you like when you go out to eat. you should build around a healthy diet, variety (have options, you’ll want them), and your personal tastes.
        you -will- have to trial and error as far as recipes go. once you find one, save it and note any alterations you do to it.

        also get a bag of rice (big like costco size) and dry beans and learn to soak them. they keep forever and homemade black beans or red beans for red beans and rice will blow people away compared to canned.

      • Anonymous says:

        buy kosher coarse salt, whole pepper and grinder, garlic and onion powders, cumin and paprika.
        then branch out as needed, eastern and western cooking require different sets of spices.

      • Anonymous says:

        Get practicing. Don’t be scared to fail. Eat your failures. Think a lot about what you like and don’t like.
        Instagram is unironically good inspo for fine dining methods, plating, experimenting.

        Good, simple pasta is top notch for impressing girls and isn’t too heavy to heck her afterwards (if you control portions properly)

      • Anonymous says:

        You should know how to make marinara, tomato cream, carbonara, parmasean/alfredo sauce for pastas. Start with learning to make pizza with scratch dough. Then try a tomato cream sauce with some lobster ravioli from costco or trader joes. Or you can do a tomato cream with cream cheese instead of heavy cream and make that into a cajun spiced shrimp pasta. Women, in my experience, don’t even like steak so I wouldn’t do that like the other guy said. You should probably know how to make schnitzel/milanese. Women love salmon so I would learn to cook some blackened salmon with some risotto. If she likes it, curry is really easy. You just grind and add some whole spices into a bunch of ghee or coxonut oil. Then you saute some onions in that and add peppers and then pour in a bunch of whole coconut milk and a little greek yogurt. Buy a cheap rice cooker. Don’t get the multifunction ones, they’re stupid. Get the kind that says cook/warm. If you do want an easy beef dish that won’t smoke up the house like searing steak does on cast iron buy "hayashi rice" and get yourself some short rib. Cut the short rib into small slices and save the bones for stock. Saute some onions and then remove them, sear up the beef just enough to get some fond, add back in the onions, deglaze with water, add the hayashi boulion and then serve with rice and some green onions on top. Takes like 20 minutes and the msg makes it taste amazing.

        • Anonymous says:

          >rice cooker
          unless he’s asian, he wasn’t raised on enough rice to be picky about it, so no rice cooker, get an instant pot instead.
          It’s both cheaper and more functional for a bachelor’s kitchen, and the rice it makes is great, if not rice cooker perfect.
          >buy cheap
          beware men telling you to buy cheap things, there’s no benefit to living that way, unless you save literally every penny not spent on necessities, which isn’t how most bachelors live.
          if the cheap one is 30 and the good one is 130, unless the hundo is earmarked, buy the good one.
          hell, it would be better to give up a vice for a month in order to afford better shit than to just buy mediocre shit that might not work well enough for you to be comfortable using, or be beautiful enough to wanna show off.

          • Anonymous says:

            The way the cheap rice cookers work is via magnetism. The magnet keeps the button depressed and is set to the boiling point of water. Magnets lose magnetism when they heat up. Once the rice is done cooking it begins heating past 100C and the magnet loses magnetism and the button is released and the cooker is set to warm. It’s all mechanical baby. Works better than the shitty embedded electronic ones and will never die.

          • Anonymous says:

            Also I had an instapot and it hecking sucked. The stainless steel causes the rice to stick and burn on. The pressure cooking function dissolves vegetables so if you are braising a chuck roast all your celery and carrots and onions dissolve into nothing. You have to add them at the end after depressurizing and get the timing right. Pressurizingand depressurizing is a huge pain in the ass in general. You are better off getting a 7 quart cast iron dutch oven. You will always get better fond, you control the deglazing, you control the timings for adding vegetables without waiting on hecking depressurizing. Always go low tech. Plus if you buy a charcoal or wood smoker or have a grill you can stick the dutch oven in it. I smoke my chili. You can cook your sides on the grill while grilling your meat with cast iron without buying a cuck propane grill.

          • Anonymous says:

            you’re nit actually trying to be helpful.
            most apartments do not allow charcoal and woodsmoking, why are you even bringing it up?
            and low tech needs to be properly learned as well, you don’t just start charcoal grilling, and cast iron is as picky as stainless steel.

          • Anonymous says:

            It really isn’t. You literally clean it by pouring water into it while its still hot, dump that out, wipe it dry, wipe oil on it. That’s all. And you cannot heck it up. I once set mine on a rug made of plastic and burned plastic on mine. So I fired up my grill with extra charcoal, blasted it with a leaf blower, and heated the dutch oven up like a forge until it glowed red and all the plastic burned off. Then I just reseasoned it in the oven. You can always just stick them in the oven on a self clean cycle if you heck up catastrophically and it will be good as new. You will never need another one for the rest of your life.

          • Anonymous says:

            are you talking about stainless or cast iron?
            because I treat them the same, but my advice is for OP, who clearly has no experience in this, and probably has only used nonstick cookware, and is moving into an apartment.
            your smoking and grilling advice has no bearing.
            have you considered whether OP even has an oven or a range?

            Anon you add the rice to the soup and cook it in the soup, part of it is so the rice starch thickens it. I just absolutely despised my instapot and gave it away. I just use a 12" cast iron skillet and a 7 quart dutch oven for nearly everything. But I don’t make bolonaise. I make 20-40 minute sauces. It’s $30 for a large mechanical rice cooker and $20 for a small one. Also the cheap ones are easier to clean because they don’t have the stupid o ring, water catch, or pressure valve on the tops. God I hated my instapot so much. I like my bread maker better in terms of small appliances. Even though the bread isn’t as good. Just because making bread by hand is such a hecking mess.

            I’m not trying to have a culture war here, sorry your experience was opposite to mine, and again I too use cast iron.

            but it’s not like he couldn’t get a bad rice cooker, so it’s really a question of did the device function as it was intended or not.

            I learned how to cook on stainless, so I never had a problem with the instant pots cookware.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m an american we all have ovens and ranges and our apartments usually have grills you can use. Even my worst cheapest apartment did.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m an American as well and my basement apartment doesn’t have a range, I had to buy a burner.
            this is the age of family homes converted into 4 family apartments, not everything has everything.

          • Anonymous says:

            I have friends there with shit jobs in both portland and in seattle with normal apartments

          • Anonymous says:

            Also most houses there can’t have basements because it’s too wet and your sump pump would have to run hecking constantly.

          • Anonymous says:

            ive lived in three different house sin portland, none very nice and all had basements. currently in a 1910s built, 1980s remodelled house with a basement

          • Anonymous says:

            Tell me about the sump pump or how they dealt with the moisture. Google says almost no new builds have basements because of that issue. Do you have to run a dehumidifier constantly? Most old buildings have moisture problems in general throughout the country, let alone in a semi-rainforest below BC.

          • Anonymous says:

            not sure why you’re so hung up on this, given that you don’t live in the area.
            we have basements, they’re dry, heck off.

          • Anonymous says:

            I have a basement in a non wet area and the sump pump is always a concern if there is a storm. I have a camera to monitor mine just in case I am away and need a neighbor to go check it. The neighbors had their basement flood and it was a disaster. I get you guys are just renting but it’s a big deal

          • Anonymous says:

            so is there just a weird hole in an unused corner?
            does it occupy a room?
            it could very well be that we should have one and the owners cheaped out.
            or it could be behind a wall, furnished basements are weird.

          • Anonymous says:

            There is an unfinished large storage room in which the water heater and all of the waterline valves are. The sump pump is in there near the waterline valves and water heater and furnice/ac. The AC condensate also drains through the sump drain.

          • Anonymous says:

            they definitely pay more than 700/mo for the privilege of being able to bake a family sized pizza.

            >shop local if possible.
            Who the heck talks like that? For the record: I enjoy a nice hard cock in my mouth every once in a while and I swallow, too, but I still think you’re a massive insufferable gay.

            >t. dark empty home

          • Anonymous says:

            How often does the sump pump run? I thought they pretty much never put in basements there.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m not handy, so I don’t actually know what a sump pump would look like, I’ve certainly never heard it run.
            I don’t have a weird hole anywhere.
            and in Portland there are plenty of houses with basements mainly the multistory homes.
            ranch and row styles tend to not have basements, but they may have crawlspaces

          • Anonymous says:

            I wonder how they’re dealing with the moisture then…. you think there is a crawlspace you don’t know about under or near the edge of the basement? Well if it’s furnished you wouldn’t know but I wonder if its cinder block or concrete

          • Anonymous says:

            Iiterally just discovered a crawlspace back by where we keep our dumpsters, filled with what looks like darkroom equipment.
            havent followed up on it yet, but I’m kinda nervous, there were photo albums…

          • Anonymous says:

            I noticed a lot of people in the PNW aren’t pale brunettes with Tumblr aesthetics. They’re people who smoke in their cars with the windows rolled up and live in third world conditions.

          • Anonymous says:

            >Pressurizingand depressurizing is a huge pain in the ass in general.
            Very true, which is why Mars colonization will never happen.

          • Anonymous says:

            My rice cooker always left a layer of hard rice on the bottom, and some people say that’s the best part (cope from life of eating rice, I guess) but it was gross. In a normal pot I can stop it when I see that the water is gone and before it gets that hard layer on bottom. Set it and forget it is nice, though.

          • Anonymous says:

            but unless you eat rice on its own, you don’t need a device that only makes perfect rice.
            for the same counter space, a pressure cooker will make better than good rice, and since it’ll be dumped into a soup or a jambalaya or reheated at work, you don’t need perfection.
            ideally there’s room for both, but if not, a bread/pasta eater can do more with a pressure cooker.

          • Anonymous says:

            Anon you add the rice to the soup and cook it in the soup, part of it is so the rice starch thickens it. I just absolutely despised my instapot and gave it away. I just use a 12" cast iron skillet and a 7 quart dutch oven for nearly everything. But I don’t make bolonaise. I make 20-40 minute sauces. It’s $30 for a large mechanical rice cooker and $20 for a small one. Also the cheap ones are easier to clean because they don’t have the stupid o ring, water catch, or pressure valve on the tops. God I hated my instapot so much. I like my bread maker better in terms of small appliances. Even though the bread isn’t as good. Just because making bread by hand is such a hecking mess.

      • AnavarGuy says:

        Stewed stuff is my goto, Oxtail for showing off, Adobo or Kakuni for a rice dish, any Indian curry for a weekday in, Menudo or Sinigang for a really unique experience for a girl who hasn’t tried Filipino food, sometimes easy stuff like Chicken Tsukune for when I want a snack.

    • Anonymous says:

      Where should I start with building some go-to recipes?

      You’ll be living in an apartment and being a rentcuck the rest of your hecking life if you waste time cooking. hecking is also a cope too. You work 40 hours a week just to afford enough to eat and then you waste the little free time you have clanging some pots and pans and chopping onions and carrots and making whatever shitty concoction you have in mind then waste a large chunk of time cleaning up. Time is more valuable than money and squandering it in making meals is why you’re stupid. There is a reason food banks exist and why EBT can only be used for ingredients but not hot fresh food. This keeps poor people poor. Smart people trade money for time. Dumb people trade time for money.

      • Anonymous says:

        Having to drive over to Costco everyday to buy three rotisserie chickens will result in more time being spent than buying your own ingredients to cook with every two weeks, especially because all that extra driving means you have to spend more time at a gas station to refuel your tank. Also eating three salt coated rotisserie chickens everyday will 100% take years off you life (years = time btw).

          • Anonymous says:

            No they don’t. What are you talking about. By the pound cooked it is cheaper than all of that. It also depends on how near your costco is. Mine is across the street from the ymca I work out at. Salt is not a problem if you sweat. Literally run and sauna. Dumb gay

          • Anonymous says:

            Never said anything about salt you hecking stupid and my Costco is pozzed and uses plastic bags as the chicken container

          • Anonymous says:

            i have to resist rinsing my chicken when I see all the chemical sludge and grime on my chicken.

          • Anonymous says:

            The brine causes osmosis of the salt and any liquids in the chicken. If you’re afraid of blood you may want to be a vegetarian. If by green you mean yellow, that is fat.

          • Anonymous says:

            thanks, ive never ever considered rinsing or washing my chicken before I started getting strange looking product. I understand for some its cultural.

          • Anonymous says:

            I always brine my chicken and turkey before cooking anyway. It makes it juicier and more tender. With beef and pork I salt maybe an hour ahead of time so it has some time to dry brine it.

      • Anonymous says:

        People like this dude literally make a living off of making statements that are controversial or counterintuitive to get you to click on them. You are a heckin dumbass if you take their life advice seriously. Same level as grannies falling for nigerian princes, its just a different kind of con for a different kind of sucker.

        • Anonymous says:

          You know not. If you own no hard assets you will be absolutely assraped by inflation. If you have assets, the more money is printed then the higher the price of your assets rise. The easiest way to have a hard asset that will appreciate with inflation and because the interest rates are set artifically low by the federal reserve is home ownership. In a real capitalist or free market economy you would be right because a house would depreciate like a car. But we live in a centrally planned economy where they make home prices increase year over year because our money has been completely soft and fake since 1970. Once we went off the gold standard as you can see, the best thing you can do in the middle class is own property.

          I think we should have renting reform in which your rent buys some equity in the property you are renting from. If somebody buys a house at say 4%apr in 2009 and their mortgage is $800/mo they charge the renters $2000/mo today and they gain equity in the property plus profit on top of it on the back of the renter. Contracts should be better so that the renter gains some equity in the property that the owner has to buy out when they leave. However, you as a renter would be more responsible for maintinence and home improvement. I believe it could be done organically in the free market and not top down because such a contract would be attractive. Precidents to this are in rent-a-center and lease to own generally.

      • Anonymous says:

        its healthier. I ate some restaurant food yesterday & feel sick. it was an upscale downtown spot; total trash.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, time is more valuable than money, which is why it should be spent on enjoyable nourishing activities like cooking, not working to make your boss richer.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m an excellent cook but never know what to make for a date
      Pasta is always my go-to because most like it and the sauce I make is excellent, but it seems lazy to me. Any other suggestions for quick meals I can largely have prepped and frozen ahead?

      • Anonymous says:

        stir-fried veggies & rice
        steak & marble potatoes in bravas sauce
        fajitas (chop the veggies but don’t freeze)
        shish kebabs (again, don’t freeze the veggies)
        ceasar salad w/ a good amount of chicken

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow an actual good advice in /fashion/
      Cooking for a girl makes you look like an able provider and she will like you more

    • Anonymous says:

      follow up
      Best [kitchen appliance, organization gadgets etc] 20XX listicles are your friend.
      use them to max your kitchen, stock your pantries and closets, whatever.
      once you have a place for everything, fill it with the best version of it you can find, shop local if possible.

      Where should I start with building some go-to recipes?

      wow actual good advice on /fashion/
      amazing thanks man

      I’m an excellent cook but never know what to make for a date
      Pasta is always my go-to because most like it and the sauce I make is excellent, but it seems lazy to me. Any other suggestions for quick meals I can largely have prepped and frozen ahead?

      Wow an actual good advice in /fashion/
      Cooking for a girl makes you look like an able provider and she will like you more

      >cooking for her
      >not cooking something with her
      you hecking gays

    • Anonymous says:

      absolutely based
      I’m not sure if we can carry or even keep guns in my country, so I’m working it out, but there’s a glock in the store nearby, looks cool as heck

  2. Anonymous says:

    >hifi with bowers and wilkins speakers
    >55inch+ oled gayming tv
    >gayming desktop with vr for party games, wii and switch
    >eames chair and uk style sofa.
    >based books
    >monopoly + chess
    >high end drinks fridge
    >champagne bucket
    >plates, cookware, glasses made in france.
    >cutlery made in england.
    >scotch whisky, european beer, gin, vodka, rum

      • Anonymous says:

        For me its
        >no bed, hammock hanging from studs on the walls, more room for activities
        >cheap am4 gayming pc with cheap 43" tv and 10tb refurbished hdd of pirated films and television shows sitting on a folding card table
        >chair is a luxury camp chair with built in side table
        >switch controller plugged in for switch, gamecube, ps2, ps3, snes emulation
        >beat to shit guitars on walls
        >cheap kayak hanging from ceiling on bungie cords
        >used upright yamaha piano
        >xero trail sandals and hemp vibram toe shoes on a shoe rack made from amazon boxes taped together
        >straw cowboy hat hanging on wall
        >homemade work bench with vise and pegboard dominating one side of the room
        >books on shelf made of used shipping boxes taped together, used
        >no alcohol or drugs in the apartment
        >mismatched plates and cutlery and reused glass jars to drink out of
        >homemade infrared sauna in corner made from ir bulbs and chicken brooding lamps
        >security cameras attached to orangepis
        >edible plants growing in every window
        >growlamps with microgreens and sprouts
        >ar-15 with one single .223 round sitting on homemade pallet coffee table

        • Anonymous says:

          The work bench is the only thing i like. Everything else seems very grim mid to late 20 something who can’t decide what to do with his life and is afraid he missed the boat.

          • Anonymous says:

            Owning furniture just makes moving a hastle. You should be able to move with everything you have in a small uhaul trailer and a hatchback.the workbench can just be given away and the tools kept. Anything you can’t singlehandedly move has to be gotten rid of.

          • Anonymous says:

            incorrect advice by someone who lives shittily.
            if you have a workbench and tools, how are you not making enough money to live better?

          • Anonymous says:

            I just hate moving shit. I build workbenches when I need them out of stud wood and one multiple ply top surface. Then I drill my vise into one side and drill down my little anvil if I want to. After moving 4 times I got tired of furniture. Also I hammock camp and realized beds are pointless from doing so.

          • Anonymous says:

            Also used pianos can be bought and sold in whatever city you’re in for $2-4k. You can just buy them when you arrive and sell them when you leave. They retain the same value.

          • Anonymous says:

            okay well you hire movers (I know) so living day to day like shit just to avoid what amounts to generally a week of shit literally does not make sense.

            when I moved 6 times in a year, I through out my books, which sucked, but I bought a Kindle, so I didn’t actually lose anything, actually gained an appreciation for books as physical objects of art that I never had. now I have a small collection of beautiful books.

            grumble and b***h when you have to move, but live well in between.

          • Anonymous says:

            It doesnt matter if you agree or not. You’re just judging his shit for no reason when hes happy with it. I agree with his outlook. Moving is too much of a pain in the ass. Better to just own very little

          • Anonymous says:

            shut the heck up, I offered my honest opinion in a thread built for that purpose.
            I outlined my reasons, and they were not hostile.
            you’re literally a butthurt gay bystander.

          • Anonymous says:

            I wasn’t being hostile either. Not sure why you had this outburst. I merely said you judged him, which you literally did.

          • Anonymous says:

            >YOU’RE JUDGING HIS SHIT FOR NO REASON WAAAA AND IT’S HURTING MY FEELINGS
            is there no one else for you to talk to?
            if that guy has words to say about my advice, he’ll do so.

            you can heck off.

          • Anonymous says:

            lonely gay literally has to whiteknight some random dude in order to have a conversation.
            it’s sad.

          • Anonymous says:

            No thanks. Also harbor freight $5 5-gallon buckets make for good planters if you just drill a hole in the bottom. And you can suspend them from the ceiling thanks to the handles. If you want to you can spraypaint the exteriors.

            I buy paperbacks and I read in the sauna which destroys the books with heat and sweat. I have about 10 large stackable totes that have made moving much easier than boxes and they’re reusable and water resistant. Costco sells big totes for about $8.50 each.

      • Anonymous says:

        >The heck does UK style sofa even mean?
        I bet it’s a a Chesterfield

        have you tried googling "uk style sofa"

        >have you tried googling "uk style sofa"
        I did in describing order of probability. He meant a Chesterfield, a skirted Victorian button back or a traditional English roll arm.
        You should really be a bit more knowledgeable if you want to give advice.

    • Anonymous says:

      just check out local thrift stores once you move in. some stock furniture, you can get hard goods and kitchenwares there

      good b8

      https://i.imgur.com/n8bqKzP.jpg

      Rate my books

      very meh

      https://i.imgur.com/veqHe3u.jpg

      i’m about to move into a smaller flat to be closer to the city center, pic related are what i have planned (i’m bringing eames, ltr, ph5, braun audio 310 and the monitor with me, the 606 i’ll have to plan and order once i’ve moved in). anyone have recs for a fitting carpet/rug and office chair?

      whatever dwr has. probably grey, to match lol

      based. Not enough threads like this on this garbage board. Maybe there is hope yet

      there used to be tons of these, along with architecture, interior design, and other similar topics.

      no hope dead board

  3. Anonymous says:

    i’m about to move into a smaller flat to be closer to the city center, pic related are what i have planned (i’m bringing eames, ltr, ph5, braun audio 310 and the monitor with me, the 606 i’ll have to plan and order once i’ve moved in). anyone have recs for a fitting carpet/rug and office chair?

          • Anonymous says:

            Not him, but it feels sterile and overly-curated. It’s missing a kind of vitality that usually is evidenced with small signs of entropy and human activity.

          • Anonymous says:

            just check out local thrift stores once you move in. some stock furniture, you can get hard goods and kitchenwares there

            good b8
            […]
            very meh
            […]
            whatever dwr has. probably grey, to match lol
            […]
            […]
            no hope dead board

            i mean it’s a very basic mockup of how i’m planning my shelving system not a photo, i didn’t take the time to photoshop in the books, plants, music, lamps and other personal items that would make the place look alive and give it character. the jump to the beautiful ones just seems wild to me

    • Anonymous says:

      Moroccan rug white and black. Cow hide rug might actually work better. Way too monochromatic for my taste, but I respect the concept here, (and the dough for these if its not reps).

  4. Anonymous says:

    a cushion and an ereader in the living room. sitting on the floor, clean spaces and reading is good for you
    a bed in the bedroom
    basic cooking set in the kitchen. you can eat standing or sit in the living room cushion or floor

      • Anonymous says:

        >not pirating 9000+ books and shoving them on his ereader that is lightweight and occupies no space while not hecking your eyes and has no glare
        look at this dood

        • Anonymous says:

          I just buy my books new and then I thrash them and read them in the sauna and sweat all over them and write on them to where nobody else would ever want or use them.

    • Anonymous says:

      >not pirating 9000+ books and shoving them on his ereader that is lightweight and occupies no space while not hecking your eyes and has no glare
      look at this dood

      what ereader do you use?

      • Anonymous says:

        Kobo Clara HD. Pretty sure it’s still the best cheapest 300ppi one you can get.

        >I have no idea why
        I read on this shithole some years ago it’s because of boomer soldiers who were so brainwashed that they had to keep their lawn in perfect shape all the time at all cost
        […]
        kobo libra 2
        physical buttons are comfy af

        why did you pretend to be me?

        • Anonymous says:

          >why did you pretend to be me?
          stop shilling your shitty ereader by pretending to be someone else
          it’s just pathetic

          • Anonymous says:

            but you did. and it’s not even shit, it’s just a smaller alternative without the buttons. do you also walk up to people having a conversation irl and continue the conversation like a squizo? stop it, get some help

        • Anonymous says:

          >why did you pretend to be me?
          sorry Anon, we’re all Anon here
          I didn’t even think about it, just replied with my reader

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn’t think too much about it. Your apartment is one of the things that reflects you personally the most, so let it be as such.

    • Anonymous says:

      that doesn’t even make sense.
      if something reflects you, explain the benefits of -not- putting thought into it?

      how do you let something be, that requires you to make choices and live with them?

      • Anonymous says:

        Doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t put thought into it, but it means that it is a place of comfort and comfort doesn’t always look "perfect". My living room is scattered with guitars because that is an interest of mine, but it looks bad with 12 guitars scattered around your living room yeah?

        • Anonymous says:

          no one is talking about cleanliness, that’s probably why your post didn’t make much sense.
          half of being comfortable in your home is having a place for everything, even if it never actually sits there.

  6. Anonymous says:

    put some 12 inch vinyl records on your wall as a conversation starter to guests. mf doom is a dead cert for a fab convo if you know cocksuckers.

  7. Anonymous says:

    why do flyover "people" think apartment = rental and SFH = owner-occupied, there’s a ton of SFH rental property out there and I live in an an apartment that I own

    • Anonymous says:

      We don’t really think about people living in old downtown areas at all. Personally, I am aware people "own" apartments in buildings with different financial constructs guaranteeing this in one way or another provided you pay all the fees.

        • Anonymous says:

          You don’t have to live in a suburb. I would say one acre is pretty much a minimum if you want a greenhouse and garden. Maybe a chicken coop.

        • Anonymous says:

          It was pretty surprising reading that bit of the article because it sounded like the HOA literally hired a police officer to gun the guy down, but then I read the original article by Fieldstadt and it’s literally just the police knocking on the door of a hermit to say that they were going to mow his lawn for him, and when he refused to answer the door, they just put a note down informing him about their intentions, and ordered a bunch of city workers to begin mowing the lawn. Pretty regular stuff if you live in a poorer neighborhood, but then the hermit begins opening fire on the city workers which results in the police stepping in to arrest him, which results in the standoff, which results in his death. The most unjustified part is if the police set the fire to lure him out, but that dude was clearly in the wrong, and it’s a far cry from what the article tries to spin it as.
          >but they shouldn’t have mowed his lawn in the first place
          He 100% didn’t give a shit about taking care of his lawn and didn’t have any real attachment to it, added onto that he refused to object. People like Albert Dryden spend months pouring blood, sweat, and tears into building their own separate house far away from anyone’s sight, and then when told to take it down, they spend months trying to get the city to change their minds. This dude just didn’t give a shit about anything outside his house which resulted in the lawn looking like shit, and then when the city decided to his job for him, he just shot at the workers as soon as the police left the immediate area.

          • Anonymous says:

            >He 100% didn’t give a shit about taking care of his lawn and didn’t have any real attachment to it, added onto that he refused to object. People like Albert Dryden spend months pouring blood, sweat, and tears into building their own separate house far away from anyone’s sight, and then when told to take it down, they spend months trying to get the city
            Personally I think lawns are absolutely hecking stupid and a complete waste of water, money, effort. I have no idea why the lawn meme is so popular yet almost nobody has a garden with food producing plants.

          • Anonymous says:

            >I have no idea why
            I read on this shithole some years ago it’s because of boomer soldiers who were so brainwashed that they had to keep their lawn in perfect shape all the time at all cost

            […]
            what ereader do you use?

            kobo libra 2
            physical buttons are comfy af

          • Anonymous says:

            Kobo Clara HD. Pretty sure it’s still the best cheapest 300ppi one you can get.
            […]
            why did you pretend to be me?

            I only use libgen for books I don’t want or like

    • Anonymous says:

      because it’s geographical, moron.
      depending on where you live, there might not be such a thing as a leased apartment at all.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a very loose question that no one can answer unless you specify some ideas or what you’re going for. It’s like making a thread saying "what do I wear?" and posting a stock image of a guy wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. No one can work with it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Throw everything away and have almost nothing in a room with white walls and light wood flooring. That’s what /fashion/ always wants

  8. Anonymous says:

    >Male Living Space
    Sounds like music in my ears, i like it clean, simple, modern, sterile(i like the smell of Neroli, which is used in hand sanitizers).

      • Anonymous says:

        Dunno, i like it clean and sterile, being in my mid 30s i want to live minimalistic, but futuristic.
        I like to listen to Kraftwerk too.

        • Anonymous says:

          1. white walls in the male living space
          2. male living space can have no carpeting, preferably light wood flooring or stained concrete
          3. male living space must treat belongings as props, throw everything away, you will own nothing and be happy, you do not need your grandfathers paintings or bronzes or statues
          4. only have a macbook and an ereader, we don’t want sources of pointless entertainment in the male living space
          5. do not cook in the male living space, this causes odors and messes, only order take out with disposable containers
          6. no pets in the male living space, if you must you may have a fishtank or terrarium
          7. only wear black and white so your closet only has black and white and the colors don’t clash with the male living spaces theme

          Remember, we want it to look like a robot living in an autopsy room

          • Anonymous says:

            I am this anon

            I bought a westwing couch and I don’t know if it was a good decision or not. Buying furniture is annoying as hell. With every other shit you have billions of influencers telling you pro and cons, with furniture you have slimey gay ass salespersons who just want to sell and greedy ass furniture corpos who are trying everything in the best way to squeeze any cent out of your pocket.

            and I am going to move out in a few months with 30. My goal will be some sort of japandi shit and just stuff I like. Wanted to buy off-white couch, but I do know I will stain that shit in a few weeks. I will go with light wooden colors and off white decor.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I bought a westwing couch and I don’t know if it was a good decision or not. Buying furniture is annoying as hell. With every other shit you have billions of influencers telling you pro and cons, with furniture you have slimey gay ass salespersons who just want to sell and greedy ass furniture corpos who are trying everything in the best way to squeeze any cent out of your pocket.

    • Anonymous says:

      if it’s comfortable and sturdy, remember that you can always cover it in quality blankets/furs, changing up its affect on the whole room.

        • Anonymous says:

          You spent €3,500 on a low backed modular couch that looks like ikea? Ist das in Deutschland normal? Here that would be like $1000-1200. Do the sections even clip together so they don’t slide apart?

          • Anonymous says:

            >You spent €3,500 on a low backed modular couch that looks like ikea?
            no like only 2.3k. Also there is none like that in ikea and I tried all of them available to me. I will see if it is good or not.

            >Ist das in Deutschland normal?
            not at all, you can get couches for 1-2k. But I didn’t like most of them, I didn’t found them fitting with the colors and big furniture piece of shit places e.g. buy from various manufacturers, but name them differently and grouping bunch of them together. So you will never know which one is actually good.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know how anybody lives in an apartment with floor to ceiling windows without constantly worrying about falling through them. There’s no way that glass is as strong as bricks or concrete.

      • Anonymous says:

        A couch big enough and comfortable enough to sleep on (3 seater). A reclining armchair or an armchair plus matching storage footstool (which can double as a extra seat if you have a few guests) . The couch, armchair and footstool should all be the same colour from the same range. Leather is a must. Buy an additional armchair if you have the space. If you want to be anal and your apartment walls are neutral colour then your couch/chairs should be the same colour as the colour you see most of outside your window(s). This ties the room into the outside making it look bigger.

        I say most people are fools! Seriously though, trips and falls happen.

  11. Anonymous says:

    if you are a man, you should have little more than a bed, a couple of side tables, maybe a bj chair in your bedroom and just a comfy couch and tv in your living room. Anything more and you are probably gay, plus its my job to add a womans touch and make your place a home

    • Anonymous says:

      This is what I’m talking about, everything white, light wood floors! Throw everything you own away. Have exclusively furniture that can be made with a cnc router.

  12. Anonymous says:

    r8 my brokie zoomer student closet aesthetics. Everything is second-hand. Which way should I go aesthetically in the future in your opinion, I know nothing about furniture or decorating, I just rock with stuff that pleases my eye

    • Anonymous says:

      going off this you seem to like midcentury modern so i would research that more. look in to old scandinavian design houses/brands/designers as well.

    • Anonymous says:

      you’ve got decent taste in woodwork, you just need to counter all that brown with a better rug.
      seems like a nice room to relax. and study in.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well for that you have a pretty unified aesthetic.

      I hecking rate the shit out of your Lebbeus Woods print.

      There’s nothing particularly zoomer-y about it, it’s pretty gen y to be honest. Smart selection of secondhand. I would wall mount a better TV when you have the opportunity

  13. Anonymous says:

    >white bed linen (it can be bleached)
    >quality bath towels
    >house plants
    >Air quality sensor (stale air is bad)
    >humidity sensor (good for skin, stops mould)
    >scented candles (I like caramel).
    >lamps / indirect lighting.
    >rug for living room.
    >a big mirror.
    >quality kitchen knifes.
    >steel cookware.
    >collection of teas.
    >heavy cutlery / niche tableware.
    >shoe rack by door (no shoes inside rule)
    >a stool to sit on into your shower

  14. Anonymous says:

    if you’re an excellent cook, then you can do no wrong with pasta.
    just keep making it interesting, and don’t cheap out on ingredients on date night.
    a truffle, lobster, or duck breast based dish will impress most people you bring home.

    hell, roll your own noodles.

    • Anonymous says:

      for

      I’m an excellent cook but never know what to make for a date
      Pasta is always my go-to because most like it and the sauce I make is excellent, but it seems lazy to me. Any other suggestions for quick meals I can largely have prepped and frozen ahead?

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m always hesitant doing much besides beef or chicken is a no for so many people, and I don’t like freezing quality cuts/pieces. I occasionally will roll my own pasta if it’s planned ahead, but if it’s kinda unplanned, it’s the homemade sauce, some dried spaghetti (or other noodle, doesn’t really matter), and maybe meatballs or some kinda beef depending on what it is I’m going for. I also try to do a wine pairing where possible, I keep a variety of inexpensive but quality ones on hand (I’m lucky to be near enough the finger lakes that it’s cheap even for nice wines), and that itself is so far beyond what most men know that it tends to impress. If it’s the morning after and they want, I’ll usually throw together something like crepes or eggs Benedict, nothing too heavy ofc

      • Anonymous says:

        how are you with bolognese?
        b***hes love bolognese.
        https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015181-marcella-hazans-bolognese-sauce

  15. Anonymous says:

    I’m 31 and this thread makes me depressed af. I have my own job don’t get my wrong but my apartment looks from the 50’s. What do

  16. Anonymous says:

    Is this shelving system /fashion/? Im looking at it realizing the structure is just 80/20 aluminum bars which I can order from a supply site pre cut for 10% of the cost of the finished product. My realization that I can build it myself is clouding my judgement on aesthetics.

      • Anonymous says:

        Because those who react with seething envy when they see that others have nice things are weak and can never accomplish anything meaningful. Don’t worry though, maybe some day you will get to cheer along as somebody who isn’t a coward "takes everything" from the rich, only for him to become the new rich while you remain as lowly as ever.

  17. Anonymous says:

    for the past 2 years half of my home has been occupied by motorcycle parts and a turbojet engine Im trying to restore

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