Unsettling Pics Of Animals In Weirdly Artificial Zoo Habitats [Dangerous Minds] Hmm, what do these depressed, unnaturally confined animals remind me of?
Tysons Corner To Officially Drop “Corner” From Its Name [WTOP] This is going to be just like when your friend Laura got divorced, went to India on a “spirit quest,” came back with a cursive script tattoo, and changed her name to Oceanblue Chakra. Cool story, but we’re still going to call you “Laura.”
These Renovated Condos Might Be The Most Expensive In DC [DCist] The building is going to have a “24 hour concierge to cater to residents’ every whim.” How much would you have to be paid to cater to the every whim of a building full of wealthy people? I literally would not do it for less than $10 million a year. After like four years I’d just buy the entire building and then burn it to the ground.
These Cathedral Birds Have Been Hoarding Documents For Centuries [Hyperallergic] My new obsession is trying to figure out where in DC you could find a comparable cache of bird-hoarded papers. Where have they been nesting the longest without being disturbed? The Capitol dome, maybe? I’m sure no one would mind if I just climbed up there.
How To Build A House In 80 Days [Arch Daily] Tiny house design and manufacture is getting really good. That’s good, because I can’t afford a normal-sized house.
The 15 Brutalist Buildings Every DC Resident Should Know [Curbed DC] Blocky, cold, unappealing, eyesores – when something becomes so universally reviled and aesthetically passe, I think we all know what happens next: it becomes edgy and hip. Without fail, that’s how the cultural dialectic works. In five years, everyone’s going to be outbidding each other to live in a new neo-Brutalist condo building.