And who wouldn’t be jealous of a house like this?  The entire first floor is a massive entertaining space that the listing says is “perfect for hosting fundraisers!”  (The first fundraiser I’d host here would be themed, “I just bought a $4 million house in Blagden Alley, for god’s sake help me pay my mortgage.”)

And who wouldn’t be jealous of a house like this?  The entire first floor is a massive entertaining space that the listing says is “perfect for hosting fundraisers!”  (The first fundraiser I’d host here would be themed, “I just bought a $4 million house in Blagden Alley, for god’s sake help me pay my mortgage.”)

AMAZON WILL DELIVER A HOUSE DIRECTLY TO YOU (AND YES, SHIPPING IS FREE)

I had an unusual experience the other day – I went to a clothes store to buy a pair of jeans, and when the first pair I tried on didn’t quite fit, I tried on several other pairs until I found the right ones.  It was a such a weird contrast to my usual method of shopping, which is to buy a pair online, cross my fingers until they get to my house, and then immediately send them back when they don’t fit or even remotely resemble what I thought I was buying.  And you know what?  I’m probably going to keep buying stuff online even though it’s not ideal, because it’s 2018, and I’m sure you’ll agree that leaving the house and interacting with other people is something we should avoid like the massage booth at a Renaissance Faire.  (Long story.) AMAZON WILL DELIVER A HOUSE DIRECTLY TO YOU (AND YES, SHIPPING IS FREE)

ONE OF THESE ABANDONED PRISONS COULD BE THE COUNTRY HOME OF YOUR DREAMS (OR NIGHTMARES)

Looking for a vacation home?  This property in upstate New York, near the Adirondack mountains, boasts 99 acres, incredible views, 98,000 square feet of living space, and sleeps 250.  The only catch – it’s a prison.

Well, former prison.  After a series of legal reforms, New York reduced its inmate population so much that it’s had to close over a dozen prisons, and they’re now on the auction block.  Only one has been successfully repurposed so far;  the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility is now the Warwick Valley Office Park.  (The hyper-irony of having a miserable, fluorescent-lit cubicle job in what used to be a literal prison is peak America.)  ONE OF THESE ABANDONED PRISONS COULD BE THE COUNTRY HOME OF YOUR DREAMS (OR NIGHTMARES)

5 DECOR PIECES FROM TARGET TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE

Oh, Target –– or as some so fondly say with their noses turned upward, oh, Targét. In reality, Target is kind of like a mecca for all of humankind. A safe place. It’s what I imagine Judy Garland was thinking of when she longed for “somewhere over the rainbow.” An answer to John Lennon’s “Imagine,” where people of all styles, budgets, and backgrounds are living life in peace…. 5 DECOR PIECES FROM TARGET TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE

DC ARCHITECTURE SPOTLIGHT: KUBE

Artists are spunky. No two are the same, and that’s the way it should be. Due to distinct personalities and interpretations of the world around them, artists often take on seemingly similar projects and come up with ending results that are, far and wide, on opposite ends of the spectrum. As a mode of art, architecture is the same way. Each architecture firm has their own style, their own portfolio – their own spin on the way four walls come together and put a roof over our heads. DC’s architects are no different, and that’s why this series is so fun. Today’s post will feature KUBE Architecture, a modern architecture studio based in the District. DC ARCHITECTURE SPOTLIGHT: KUBE

ARCHITECTURE TREND ON THE (HIGH) RISE: TIMBER TOWERS

Say this three times fast:

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck was collecting wood for a skyscraper?

Then go ahead and say this:

What?!

When thinking of a typical skyscraper, most think of steel beams, concrete, and reflective metals soaring closer to the sun and holding the dreams of many as they hustle through their 9-5. One architect, however, is challenging the status-quo (as artists do), and urging the business world to think outside of their well-known, ironclad box. ARCHITECTURE TREND ON THE (HIGH) RISE: TIMBER TOWERS