A regular review of interesting cultural shifts & marketing developments as viewed through the collective lens of the Stancombe Research + Planning Team

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shed Envy - A Sign O' The Times?

Shed Time = Time Out?


A friend of a friend wanted a couple of tools

He came to my 'shed' and I fixed a couple of things for him and gave him a couple of tools to use

He sat on an old office chair and drank a beer

Another friend dropped by, he knew that this is where I would be on a particular night

We listened to some tunes played on a redundant hifi connected to a redundant computer

As he was leaving he said quietly "I Love this place, it's so comfortable, I must get one"

I asked him what he meant, he said that it was great to have a place that could be messy and also creative at the same time, making things. A place where you could play any music that you liked at any volume without annoying someone else

Men and their sheds is a well known phenomena

I just wonder if it is growing in popularity again now that we are not going out so much?

1 comment:

  1. I think it will...hackerspaces (community workshops where people come together to make 'stuff') appears to be gaining popularity overseas...it may be here already or on its way.

    I wonder if my generation is partied out (and out of money!) and looking to spend more of their leisure time hanging out at home or in community spaces creating, thinking, dreaming, etc.

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