Sporting Up the 'Man Cave'

The sports world has come up with a new concept in game-day luxury: the Man Cave.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/06/AR2006010601877.html

The rise and fall of the man cave  - Vox

Then in 2006, Washington Post reporter Linda Hales credited the word and concept of the man cave to a different source: the NBA’s merchandising department, which had recently introduced a line of “upscale” club chairs, TVs, and vending machines in team colors. The “dad-dominated media room” already existed, she wrote, but the idea of tasteful sports decor and extreme spending in the space was new. Pamela Gray, senior director of retail licensing for the NBA at the time, was supposedly “the source of ‘Man Cave,’ her designation for the expanding share of the castle devoted to media, den, and office.”

Source: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/4/18246518/man-cave-boom-pre-recession-masculinity-male-friendship

Thanks a Lot, Man Caves, Now We Have 'She Sheds' - Curbed

"Man caves," probably the least endearing interior design trend of the last half century, have apparently given rise to a thing called "she sheds," which, like their male counterparts, seem...

Source: https://www.curbed.com/2015/4/15/9970234/thanks-a-lot-man-caves-now-we-have-she-sheds

On the Significance of Man Cave Signs – Inequality by (Interior) Design

The market for man cave paraphernalia is probably a small niche.  But, many people I’ve talked to spend an inordinate amount of money on an odd array of trinkets and tchotchkes that help them symbo…

Source: https://inequalitybyinteriordesign.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/on-the-significance-of-man-cave-signs/

Men are staking out personal space at home - Chicago Tribune

Poor men.

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2007-06-03-0705311645-story.html

The rise and fall of the man cave  - Vox

The trendiest home renovation project of the aughts is now a shrine to the fantasy of male friendship.

Source: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/4/18246518/man-cave-boom-pre-recession-masculinity-male-friendship