A marmalade light spreads across the white of my bedroom walls. It's 6am and my eyes are blinking open. The bed feels empty, unusually big. Dunes of pillow and twisted duvet reveal that I am alone and a sudden fear wakens me. Then I remember, he's under the bed, sleeping quietly in his cage...
This past winter, Corey of Metalbound
, constructed a bondage bed and cage of my design. From quick glance, it does not look like a piece of dungeon equipment. The lines of the four poster, canopy style bed are clean, minimalist, sans obvious D rings or hooks. The headboard is made of three rectangles overlapping, like a part of the Chinese Eternity Knot.
The foot board is lined with slim bars, all below the mattress line. It seems like a furniture piece that could be bought from any modern interior design gallery, but the construction is steady enough to hold full suspension (rope, chains, fuck slings, etc) and the tie down points, though subtle to the eye, are multiple enough to provide endless variations of bondage fun.
Meat's favorite component, of course, is the under-cage. The heavy, metal cage slides on recessed wheels from under the bed. Slim bars on all sides provide plenty of space for my hands to invade. The top consists of two doors that open coffin-style so that he climbs in from above. There is a padded leather board for comfort at the bottom, though it can be removed to provide a harder surface for those days when being in the cage shouldn't be so cushy. The heavy, padded board can also be positioned on top of the cage so that the structure easily transforms into a bondage table.
I looove my bed. But I also want to share another company that I found online, Boltz
, that makes reliably well-made steel furniture--bondage ready and modern chic. I've ordered other steel furniture from them and the quality is very good.
Springtime in NYC
* I am taking advantage of the cool sunshine to walk around the neighborhood for lunchtime specials. I'm always craving fresh, authentic Asian food and really good Chinese is hard to find-- much of it is heavy on the sauces and oils, so I've been veering into Japanese joints. My latest favorites:Restaurant Seo
, Kyo ya
, and Takesushi
* I've attended a few great operas this past season (Thanks, T.T.!) but after (patiently) enjoying Renee Flemming's excellent performance in the four hour long Armida, I am taking a break from heady arias and settling into a transfixed obsession with the Joan character of Mad Men. (I'm still watching Season 2).
* I may not mention my beloved bitch for a while, my bicycle, that is, but there is a great bike show opening at the Museum of Arts and Design
soon. As you know, custom, steel frames make me swoon.