The$20Mid-Century Time Capsule Apartment of a 20-Year-Old
This is a project of mine that I started about nine months ago when I turned 20 and moved to North Phoenix in the Medlock District. I set off to garage sales and thrift stores with only a base of twenty dollars in my pocket. I began buying and selling until I had accumulated an entire home’s worth of mid-century furniture and decor. That budget included paint, wood-panel walls, and other repairs.
It was a ridiculous amount of hard work, but boy did it pay off.
Before you accuse me of having too much free time on my hands, keep in mind that I am also a full-time student and working as an in-house designer at a print shop. I’m just violently persistent in my hobbies.
Want to live here? As it happens, I’m actually looking for a roommate. I pay a monthly accumulative of about $1,500. (That’s not very easy when you’re a solo 20-year-old college student) But I’m only charging a flat rate of $400 monthly. And if you don’t think that’s the best deal in America, then get out.
Cullen Meyer is only 27 and has been collecting/hoarding the wildest 1950s “The Dead 50s” kitsch since he was 15. He lives in a (limited sq. footage) New York apartment and wishes he had a 1950s house. The stuff you see here is not all of it. Cullen’s got at least 50 more moss lamps (lighting is his favorite) and tons of other period pieces in storage! Part of his job is going to every major flea market and antique show in the country and eventually wants to get into set design for movies. (Photos: Paul Quitoriano)