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eBook Punk Shui: Home Design for Anarchists ePub

by Josh Amatore Hughes

  • ISBN: 0307237621
  • Category: Home Improvement and Design
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Josh Amatore Hughes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (April 25, 2006)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1966 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1946 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 110

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Anti-traditional design guru Josh Amatore Hughes is a set designer, furniture sculptor, and painter.

Anti-traditional design guru Josh Amatore Hughes is a set designer, furniture sculptor, and painter. Basically, I help a lot of my clients to embrace chaos, to break the rules, and to let some original ideas out of the box. Through the concept of punk shui, I work to further the general belief that individual freedom should prevail, and the design equivalent of Ashley Simpson should not.

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If you squirm at the sight of clean lines and coordinated colors and take comfort in chaos, Josh Amatore Hughes can help you feel at home. To really break out of our rut, and to really rock, we need to introduce some chaos into our homes. So grab a chainsaw, turn up your stereo, and reinvent your idea of how to live

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Saw your sofa in half. Blow up your TV. Celebrate your creativity, because the old rules no longer apply. These are the driving concepts behind the intriguing new movement called punk shui. Here, anti-traditional designer Josh Amatore Hughes explains how our boring lives—especially the dull and obvious ways we arrange our living spaces—stifle creativity. To really break out of our rut, and to really rock, we need to introduce some chaos into our homes. So grab a chainsaw, turn up your stereo, and reinvent your idea of how to live.Punk shui has no confines—it allows you to go in any direction that strikes a chord. Here are a few suggestions: • Block your windows. As a wise man once said, “You can only see light from darkness.”• Find things that don’t belong on a wall, and hang them. Whether it’s a broken guitar or a three-legged chair, hanging it up makes it art. • Take down the shower curtain. There’s something freeing about being out in the open, naked, splashing water on the floor.• Don’t spend a dime. Slash the chains of consumerism!Whether you look at punk shui as a design concept, a way of life, or just a temporary jolt to your creativity, it’s sure to evict you from your comfort zone—and that’s not a bad thing. Change your design, change your life.

Comments

Briciraz Briciraz
It was alright, but a bit repetitive. I got some nice ideas from the book (like shooting your friends with paintballs while they're against your wall so you have their outline forever), but it really was repetitive, and some of it was a bit overboard. I love creativity and expressing your individuality, but the idea of putting something in a doorway to make you "aware of your surroundings" just seemed silly. I had better expectations for the book, to be honest. There's lots of good ideas in here, but also some weird ones that make no sense. The whole "Do what you want! Don't listen to society!" theme in here clashed with the constant "In true punk shui, you MUST..." it was as if, instead of conforming to society's normal standards, you had to conform with this book now.
Qumen Qumen
Very interesting book. Although silly and shouldn't be taken 100% seriously, it gives a very different perspective on how we should treat places we live and work in. Highly recommend it. If not for guidelines on how to redecorate your place, then just to have a good laugh.
Dranar Dranar
This book first caught my eye in a novelty store and it was one of those books you pick up and think "this is ridiculous", and then you realize you can't stop laughing and go "oh, wait, this is genius." It is the perfect gift for someone with a sense of humor and appreciation for punk. And a great coffee table book with the appropriate company. Like people who can't deal with Ikea and Martha Stewart. (Except that if you follow the book's precepts, your coffee table is probably upside down or nailed to the ceiling, so in that case the book should probably be displayed on an old music stand splattered with red paint.)

"...punk shui is the art of creating a chaos in the home so deafening that it creates a contrast in life powerful enough to enable you to cope with the inevitable [expletive] sandwich that is the outside world."

Punk is about addressing inner pain and turmoil, and Mr. Hughes seeks to make that turmoil manifest not just in his personal style, but his personal environment. I found it very entertaining in it's originality, irreverence, and in particular, its "logic" and imagery. It is a bit repetitive and he's still developing his writing style, but it's it's all in keeping with the punk aesthetic. Anyway, it's super short with big printing and little pages, plus photos so you know he's not kidding.

Part of me likes to think that the reviewers who apparently took this seriously and thought it would help them decorate are just being ironic, but in that case they should change their star ratings. I mean, there is a chainsawed couch on the cover. It says "Chainsaw not included". What did you expect? I can tell you one thing, if these people truly were duped, the author LOVES the fact he shattered their expectations and could care less about his ratings.
Arith Arith
Ok, I am now half way through the book and I stopped there. I borrowed this book from a library just for the hell of it, along with other books of house improvements and decoration ideas. I wanted to make my home very down to earth and comfortable and I like a bit of punk-ish to it.

My big mistake. This book is way far from what I thought it would be. I should not have just grabbed it from the shelf and checked it out without take a peek in it. This book is a dumpster-crackhouse-punk hardcore guide.

Here are few excerpts from the book:

1) Put your toothbrush and toothpaste in separate places, far away from your bathroom mirror. Possibly in another room.

2) You don't have to keep condiments in the kitchen, or spices on the damn spice rack. Put them in the living room.

3) For one of my clients, Jose, I found an old ceiling fan that wobbles when it turns. It's a beautiful piece that complements his whole living room. The wobble on this fan is six inches to a foot. It's perfectly safe, I think, but it really freaks people out with its crazy-sounding creaking noise. The noise constantly implies the piece will be airborne at anytime.

4) I had a client, Ralph, who wanted to really shake up the living room arrangement, and I put his bookshelf against the door so that the thing could only open a quarter of the way. We also arranged his couch so that it faced the wall, attached his coffee table to the wall, and put the recliner on its side so that you couldn't really sit on it (the cushions went on the floor instead).

The author of this book needs a help. A truly help.
MOQ MOQ
I found this an entertaining read.My brother-in-law bought us "Interior Decorating for Dummies" a few years back, perhaps because we have no discernable style to our home decor and wanted to help. Now, we know what our esthetic is: Punk shui!

My former art teacher used to teach us alot of concepts that Josh does in this book, such as finding stuff in the street to decorate your home, breaking things and rebuilding them into your own artsy sculptures, etc.The basic message of this book is to find your own unique sense of style, don't buy stuff at Ikea, Pottery Barn or whatever. Be creative and enjoy personalizing your own space, as the punk ethic says: DIY!
Natety Natety
Saw your sofa in half and - well, you have stuffing coming out of each side every time someone sits on it. Throw out your shower curtain - and you have water on the floor that will destroy the tiles, grow mildew, etc. (The shower curtain is not only there for looks - it has a function - to prevent a mess). Turn your kitchen table on its side and hang your pots and pans on it - now your kitchen has an obstacle course and no room to sit in. Take a nice home and make it look like crack addicts have been trashing it for three months. None of these ideas really work. If you want your home to look like this, you obviously don't need an orderly, neat, tranquil space to rest in after a day at work. Yes, many homes tend to look alike and there is far too much buying at "rooms to go." But just because we could use a bit more creativity doesn't mean the only option is to turn our homes into unliveable dumpsters. This isn't daring; it's stupid.