Though I cannot tell you who decided to christen this series “View with a Room” oh those many years ago, and why they decided upon such a title, I can tell you that the view of Jason Tangson ’16’s room is a beautiful one—and it’s one that you can get a glimpse of outside the confines of this post.
“It’s like a fucking greenhouse in there,” says one freshman, who mentions seeing it on her way to Olin.
The abundance of flora in his room, which include species like Wandering Jews, along with Iresines, Aloes, Chinese Ferns, and a banana tree, will probably incline you to agree, though the artificial tiger, and the aquarium containing three Minnows, two frogs, and two Bettas (this kind, not that kind), tempt me to describe it as more jungle-esque.
The drawings on the wall, all done by Tangson, only add to the mystical-paradise aura of his room. My personal favorite is the large green face on black—done as an 11th grade project, and previously unnamed. Tangson now declares, “Let’s call it Peter Helman.”
Wesleying’s View with a Room series kicks off this semester with Eric Lonergan ’15, who’s managed to craft what is probably the most psychedelic Butts single ever—at least since Nat Leich ’12 tin-foiled the walls of his Butt C single to make it look more like a spaceship. Lonergan’s room might be even better. Complete with a mind-expanding ensemble of psychedelic imagery, some sort of lava lamp, the unmissable Houses of the Holy album cover, and a Dark Side of the Moon-emblazoned instrument case, it mostly makes me want to don my dad’s leather vest and go to an Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert. Here’s Lonergan’s explanation:
I like to keep my environment as psychedelic as possible. All the colors and patterns merging into each other help me maintain my awareness of how everything is and always will be interconnected. I live in Butt A 243.
Aaaaand we’re back, winding into routine after a strenuous few weeks of instant Netflix and unwritten cover letters. Last semester, Wesleying’s WESCR1B$ feature brought us deep into the state-of-the-art home-entertainment coliseum of the Command Center, the soft-light hominess of Ethan Young ’13’s Lo Rise A5, and the Ikea-style furnishing ingenuity of Elle Markell ’14’s Hewitt room—all without leaving the comfort of this here WordPress dashboard.
This round, things are getting a little more sinist—well, I’ll let 200 Church’s Sophia Massey ’15 speak for hirself. (Also, submit your room!)