Oddities' Ryan Cohn's apartment

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14 Responses to “Oddities' Ryan Cohn's apartment”

  1. Lobster says:

    Nice skulls.

  2. Huwman says:

    Live it! For my money, this beats the heck out of post-modern, minimalist, industrial, whatever-the-heck, that we see so much of these days – except possibly when it comes to dusting, I suppose. Still, well worth it, imho.

    • David Pescovitz says:

      I can attest that is a major issue. I’ve considered creating a taxonomy of dust bunnies.

      • Huwman says:

        Heh. Yep. I have a studio full of old books, antique weapons, skulls, and various vintage pop culture knock-knacks so I figured from experience that might be the case. I only do a complete dusting/cleaning every Easter, whether it needs it or not (it does). We’re talking dust sheep by the time I get to it!

  3. jetfx says:

    It’s a tad ironic to refer to the 50s as ‘repressed’ and then contrast them with the ‘more wild[ly repressed]‘ Victorian Era.

  4. Warren_Terra says:

    The sneering at IKEA is a bit obnoxious given that I’m pretty sure any one of the cabinets in that room would pay for all six of my bookcases and indeed all the rest of the furniture in my apartment if bought brand-new from IKEA or equivalent. I don’t begrudge him his wealth, and I’ll thank him not to be so obtuse about my frugality.

    • Avram Grumer says:

      Warren, I don’t think he’s sneering at the low cost of Ikea furniture, but rather at the Danish Modern aesthetic. Presumably he’d sneer at expensive modernist furniture as well, but doesn’t have a handy word for it in his vocabulary. 

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    He needs to read the user manual for his hand of glory; the candle goes on the palm.

  6. agstfl says:

    Cluttered full of interesting things is still cluttered. I would be constantly uncomfortable sitting in that room.

  7. John Klein says:

    To set his pad up like that he must be pretty ….. handy.

  8. BBNinja says:

    If those are actually real human skulls I think I’d rather not dine with the remains of the deceased.

    I mean one skull is Shakespearean…a table full of skulls is just a little disturbing.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      Look at it this way: there are (or have been) somewhere on the order of one hundred billion human skulls on the Earth.

      Must they all either reside underground, in ash-filled crockery, or atop living necks?  Can’t some of them adorn a few thrones or oaken sideboards without raising too many eyebrows?

      It’s not like they’re endangered or anything…

  9. Philboyd Studge says:

    I didn’t know Ed Gein had a place in the city.

  10. 666beast1 says:

    It’s funny but I find his aesthetic much more conformist than fifties interiors.  It’s whole Addams Family style seems very cliched and predictable, trendy even. It needs a little Bloomsbury touch of color to amp it up.

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