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Friday, November 5, 2010

Ridiculousness of the day

The master bedroom sink of a house built into a rock outcropping. Located on a rugged site in the San Juan Islands off Washington State, the structure is meant to recall "Native American cliff dwellings or Greek and Italian hill towns." Or, you know, a really uncomfortable house.

I bet the housekeeper spits in the orange juice.

[The New York Times T Magazine]

17 comments:

Robin said...

I nearly spit my soup when I read the OJ comment, especially as my first thought upon seeing that sink was "what a pain in the a** to clean!"

Why do they never show these houses on House Hunters or Property Virgins? I would love to hear Bobby Joe and Tiffani from Dallas bitching about price concessions due to the perceived need to completely remodel a house like this.

Sol Kawage said...

no surprise they keep a portrait of their janitor in the studio.

my favorite and my best said...

it is so cold and windy and rainy and unpleasant here right now that this picture makes me want to punch babies...

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

You're killing me here.
Some people really are on crack. Either than or they're incredibly confused. Brrrr, I feel cold just looking at that sink. Surely nature never ended such blasphemy.
Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

sherri said...

mfamb's comment made me snort. where do you find such craziness?

AB HOME Interiors said...

Oh my! Really? Who thinks of this stuff? It's a shame because the exterior design really has potential!

Raina Cox said...

Sherri - It's a gift.

Appletree said...

I'd like to see a meet-up with the house keeper and the dumbass architect who dreamt that up.

m e g a n a l i n a said...

I love it!! And after following the link to NYTimes I realized it was designed by one of my favorite architecture firms, Olson Kundig Architects!! Last time I checked to keep a glass shower door scum free you'd have to be cleaning that thing daily. I'd just grab a garden hose to clean the rock :)

GAH! I love the whole place!!

2 Hounds Design said...

You nailed it with the OJ comment! - Dane

dave said...

I'm suffering through yet another Autumn killer heatwave in LA that would have been unusual for an unseasonably hot summer. That house looks like paradise to me. I already love the San Juans, so I would live in frigid, drenched concrete by the freezing cold ocean there in a heartbeat.

Raina Cox said...

Dave - Just keep an eye on the orange juice. ;)

nkp said...

Who'da thunk that brushing your teeth could be hazardous to your health. I'm with the housekeeper on this one.

Kate said...

Like I said just a few of your posts ago: put a drain in the middle of the floor and we're good to go. I stand by that. And love your o.j. comment.
kate
www.painteveryday.blogspot.com

erin@designcrisis said...

This reminds me way too much of the Sleeping With the Enemy house, like a very cold and immaculately kept prison.

Modern Country Lady said...

It's like Frank Lloyd Wright on an LSD trip gone bad.....but that is no reason to do this kinda crrazyness

ktgirl said...

Raina, a natural queen of the one liners! housekeeper spits in the orange juice....I fell so hard off the chair from that one, I'm headed to the ER for an ass cast.