Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Living with the trade deficit. Scratch that -- living IN the trade deficit....

john really needs to start a blog. or at least get broadband. I received this email from him today and its just too smart not to share:

Ok, occasionally I come accross something that is just way-too perfect as a metaphor for the moment, and I think this "infinetly bloggable" item is one of them:

Some bright bulb in the Architecture world has come up with the idea of turning all of the empty shipping containers that come in from China (that can't go back, 'cuz we don't export jack shit) into pre-fab housing. That's right! You have the opportunity to live in an economic metaphor! Build your home INSIDE the cavernous, vaccuous trade deficit! Hell, there's tons of space, on the cheap. It's what all the fashionable hipsters are doing. Can't afford a home that's quadrupled in value after a swift interior decorating job with plastic crap from China? Then live in the empty containers that brought the crapola over in the first place! You may not be rich, but your life can be rich in irony -- only moments before the housing bubble implodes, of course.

Link below.

http://www.architectureandhygiene.com/quikHouse/quikHouse_whatQH.html

1 Comments:

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Charlie said...

Brilliant!

 

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