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The Bachelor Pad: Myth and Reality

Cross-posted at Inequality by Interior Design. There is not actually a great deal of literature on “man caves,” “man dens,” and the like–save for some anthropological and archeological work using the term a bit differently.  There is, however, a substantial body of literature dealing with bachelor pads.  The “bachelor pad” is a term that emerged in the 1960s.  It was a style of masculinizing domestic spaces heavily influenced by “gentlemen’s” magazines like Esquire and Playboy.
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The Bachelor VS The Bachelorette Apartment [Infographic]

House & Home / Interior Design : freshome (2 years ago)

Presenting useful tips on how to decorate a bachelor pad or how to add style to a bachelorette pad, this fun and informative infographic guides both men and women through the maze of DiY interior decorating. Bachelor “must-haves” in... Read Post

Bachelor Pads of Apartment Therapy

House & Home / Interior Design : Apartment Therapy (3 years ago)

The bachelor pads featured here on Apartment Therapy are not your run of the mill man caves. This diverse group of men has a lot to offer in the realm of design. While each home is quite different from the next, they are all inspiri... Read Post

The Bachelor Pad: Myth and Reality

Academics / Sociology : Sociological Images (2 years ago)

For the last week of December, we’re re-posting some of our favorite posts from 2012. Originally cross-posted at Inequality by Interior Design. There is not actually a great deal of literature on “man caves,” “man dens,” and the lik... Read Post


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