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Friday, August 17th, 2012 Posts that made me gasp with horror, confusion and delight

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From the “Say Whaaaaaaaat?” files:

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While a picture is worth a thousand words, I still have questions. Do people live here? Does the mailman drive from house to house? Would kids trick or treat from house to house to house to house? Do the houses have private elevators down into the mall below? I don’t know, because the only information on the blog was the title, “Houses on top of mall in Zhuzhou.”

From the “huuuuhhhhhh?!?” files:

All I can say is, she did have a rockin’ townhouse back in the early ’80s, but still … at least they got the glasses right. Join the discussion over at ArchDaily.

From the “What does it mean?!?!?!” files:

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I mean, technically it’s a double double rainbow if you count the reflection on the water, right? I’m thinking this awesome bridge located in Penghu, Taiwan, should be the ultimate destination for all future Pride Parades.

From the “tee-hee” files:

Yeah, I’m thinking it’s the donut shop drive-thru convenience for me and my wood-paneled family truckster than the quality, but this building is a beaut. This post is over a year old, but the collection of “Crazy California” architecture at build a fort is getting a permanent bookmark in my browser. It’s impossible to choose a favorite, mine change daily. Today it’s the Herb Tarlick-style white lace-up atop the shoe repair shop but tomorrow it could very well be the sombrero roof.

What kind of wacky design stuff have you spied on the web this week? I think the wackiest was in real estate news – did you hear that Taylor Swift bought a $4.9 million house that’s Kennedy compound-adjacent down at the Port?

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  1. DM says:

    August 17th, 2012 at 2:57 pm (#)

    That first picture/concept looks awesome! I always get really tired after shopping, so just walking upstairs to go home seems great.

  2. Hillary says:

    August 20th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (#)

    So glad you linked to the donut building source… That pig building may have made my week :)

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