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Book Review: 'Pad: The Guide to Ultra-living'

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Pad: The Guide to Ultra-living

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Matt Maranian
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B

In Pad: The Guide to Ultra-living, Matt Maranian’s design sentiment is clearly influenced by his performance-artist and drag-queen friends, whose glittery, leopard-spotted digs are proudly showcased here. His garish book includes how-tos on creating an opium-den flame pit, a Barbarella-inspired bedroom (”wall-to-wall, super-shaggy girl-pad spaceship”), even a marabou-trimmed toilet-paper cozy. And who would have thought hubcaps could be used to brighten up a space? If nothing else, this vamp approach to decorating might be a good nudging for those friends who still have plastic-framed Monet posters hanging dejectedly on their walls. B