Thursday, 13 August 2015

"His husband". Why gay men make interesting homes

At first, it was quitely spoken. Softly. 
As in "his life-long partner", when speaking of Christian Dior and Marc Bohan. 
Then came Tom Ford. He is married to a journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Hommes and they have a son. 
As time passes, same-sex men-couples are openly dispalying their relationships. What is more, they are redefining the meaning of household. And they are good at it. 
It is not an exageration to say that the most homey looking homes I find in interior design magazines are made by men-couples. 
They are elegant. But that's to be expected. Alot of gay men are of an exquisite and accute taste. 
What is more, however, is that they create homey homes. 
Is it that women grew too indefferent, too busy, too tired of home life or work/home (im)balance?
Is it because men really know what they expect from a home?
Is it that making a home comes from the deepest depths of the soul, and same-sex male-couples have done their soul work alot in order to get to where they are?

Featured in the September issue of Architectural Digest, there are three same-sex men-couples and their respective homes. Every one of them a delight in its own style and right. 

Quite interestingly, there are two man-woman couples' homes featured, too. 
Watch the body language of those couples. 
Then compare with the men-couples above.

"Scary like a man eating crow". How to describe what this image of a  relationship communicates?

Cramed as they are in this narrow corridor, they couldn't be further apart...

 In a way, that comparisson may answer my rhetoric questions I asked above. 
"Traditional", -read conventional-, doesn't rhyme with "Happy" anymore. 
I am falling for these homes and wish their owners happiness every step of the way. 
Happiness comes in all shapes and forms. 
If it glorifies Love and Creation, then let it be blessed for all.


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