If there's anything we've tried to promote on ManMade, it's that guys and girls alike should make things that make their lives better. And this is never more true than when in reference to designing the spaces you in which we live and work. Unfortunately, as Dave Odegard points out, "It's no secret that the apartment of a single guy isn't much to look at. Whether just out of college or several years into the real world, most guys don't even attempt to shake the dorm room look of plain white walls, movie posters, centerfold pullouts, and hand-me-down furniture."
Dave has done a great interview with design Kibwe Daisy of Design for Men, a website previously unbeknownst to ManMade, but one to which we've already happily subscribed in our feed readers.
Kibwe says, "[Men] don't understand the benefit of creating a space that reflects their personal style and an environment that is comfortable for them and their guests...Money plays a part, too. Many guys hold off on investing in furniture and making any adjustments to their apartments until they purchase a home.
"[But,] Men actually have an advantage because the key to creating a masculine space is to keep it simple and say something about you. Make sure that everything that you buy has a purpose and a place in your home. And make sure to express a bit of your personality and hobbies in your space."
Read Dave's interview with Kibwe at AOL's Rented Spaces, and then check out Kibwe's own website and blog, Design for Men.