Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hiding Out

It's pouring rain outside and all I want to do is snuggle up in one of these forts. The Fort photographic series, by Amir H. Fallah, consist of collaborative forts created with male friends in their home. Each fort was built in under two hours. All materials for the forts were found on location and no aspect of the fort was preplanned.

Building a fort sounds way cooler than being at work.

46 comments:

Jude said...

I'd much rather be hanging out in one of these than working, too! Alas, we must forge ahead . . .

please sir said...

I know, I know....blahh to work!

Camille said...

Childhood memories come to life when looking at these! I remember making "forts" and sitting in them reading or playing board games. Hi-tech kids of today do not know what they are missing.

Always In Style said...

Oh my that first one looks perfect, I'd love to hide out with a good book there!

jae said...

Oh wow! Who doesn't love a great fort!

Songy said...

LOL way more cool, yes, indeed. :P

Jan said...

Corners of my home have looked like this many many times. I miss those fort days. Thanks for the reminder of such fond memories.

It is impressive how they used what they had.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Amen to that! Those are really rad.

Leah said...

i loved making forts. and yes. beds, pillows, chairs...beware...you are the next wall or hallway or holder of sheets or blankets.

Krissy said...

haha! Adam and I make forts :) They are so much fun!! What a great series..

That Girl Designs said...

Ha! You find the most fun things. My brothers use to make forts around their bunk beds. Then their GI Joes would hold my Barbie dolls hostage.

Project Ecoart said...

Crazy!

Songy said...

the reason for my living comments? I think you post some of the most amazing things! I cannot get enough of the stuff!

Yes, Perth is an 'interesting' place. It's a small city but there are more millionaires per capita than any other cities in the world I heard. I am not one of them certainly. Still I would love to live in the States one day.. I am a big fan of online shopping and we don't get that here in Australia. :P

Songy said...

ooops.. I thought I should be able to follow you in twitter as I saw a link in your blog but realised that it wasn't linked to your twitter page as such... i might have sent you an invitation by mistake.. you could ignore that or you could let me 'follow you' if you like. :)

Robin said...

And they're off....!

My kids are busy building their fort! They build them outdoors all the time but usually reserve indoor forts for the winter. Saw your post, turned to each other with wide-eyed wonder, and said, "We could build an inside fort...RIGHT NOW!"

SimplyGrove said...

Genius! Dont show my kids:)

Fifi Flowers said...

Reminds me of my kids and my M-I-L... when they were younger they would go to visit her and she would let them take all the cushions off her couch and give them blankets and towels, etc to build big forts in her livingroom. I would have to remind them that THIS TENT BUILDING is ONLY HERE! I guess I'm a mean mom... NO TENTS in my house! LOL

Alyssa said...

This is brilliant:) Takes me back about 20 years - ahhhhhh.....

FancyPants-design said...

Reminds me when I was a kid!! :)

amy said...

somehow, my forts as a child never looked this stylish!

vana chupp said...

whatzaa! That's pretty much what my 3 year old does every day....and in less than 2 hrs. Take that Amir H. Fallah...Nonetheless, they are so cozy looking.

aimee said...

i LOVE THESE! my girls are just starting to build forts; i can't wait to show these pictures to them!

erin@designcrisis said...

What a cool collection of photos!

These are somehow much more interesting than the forts I made as a child... I think I will blame that on my parents' lack of interesting textiles to choose from.

quaint handmade said...

i want to make a fort when i go back to work tomorrow! they'll love it ;).

please sir said...

Haha - looks like we are all ready for some fort building now!

Simple Answer said...

Spectacular!!

Victoria said...

These are so much fun! I love to build forts, but alas haven't done so since the kids were little. I think the next rainy day that comes along, I will build one for me and the dog! Also, I want that yellow/orange chair in the top picture!)

Urban S..... said...

ahhh...fort building!! used to love building these as a kid! we once converted my friend's entire basement into a fort - of course that took some pre-planning as she didn't have enough sheets and blankets in her house to do the job!!

BrookeAhanaDaily said...

Boy does this bring back memories of making homes within the house in my childhood. The perfect rainy day activity. I only wish I had some photos of those creations!

mary said...

Perfection. On so many levels! I just posted on Kirtsy...

woodley park-zoo said...

WHY did I never think of stacking chairs in my forts? Lovely!

Prêt à Voyager said...

Oh, to be a kid again! Awesome!

Anne

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

These are awesome!!! Sorry I've been MIA -- writing the paper from hell. xoxo Abbey

M.Kate said...

I looked at the first pic and had a shock..thought you sneaked into my bedroom and took a photo...NO, just kidding, cool pic anyway :D

Annalisa Backlund said...

wow - what a cool project!

Kirsty said...

This is brilliant! I love the unplanned bit.

Teal Chic said...

I don't know if you've seen The Holiday, but these totally remind me of the fort Jude Law's daughters in the movie created. Love them!!!!

fly tie said...

ooooh...i remember the fort building days. maybe i'll revisit that. so much fun. :-) but mine weren't nearly as stylish as these. i'm talkin' cushions from the couch strategically placed or a few kitchen chairs with a sheet draped over, ha ha!

Lissy said...

I keep telling my bf that we should build a fort, but we never get around to it. I feel inspired :P

g-bug said...

these are fun. takes me back to being a kid. all my twin sister and i ever did growing up was build cool forts in our bedroom or the living room. maybe that is where our passion for interior design all began. :)

littlebyRD said...

LOVE! This reminds me so much of being a kid! We had a big sectional couch and would make the most fun forts with it.

Elizabeth said...

This is absolutely the coolest.

gracia said...

Thanks for sharing this... those forts manmade look wonderful.

zamzam design said...

This is soooo cool! OMG, I feel like making one in my offcie right now! :)

shi(f)t said...

how fun is that!

JLC Studio said...

Sooo much fun!! I could totally curl up in one of these right now :)

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