Bookworm Heaven: Bookcase Inspiration For Your Home [Architizer] True story: I have a lot of books, which I just stack against the wall, much of them next to my bed since I read until I drift off to sleep. One night my cat jumped onto one of the higher stacks by the bed and caused a domino-effect-type book avalanche, and I woke up screaming under a huge pile of books.
This Kalorama Mansion Was Built By The Masonic Temple Architect [Curbed DC] I’m not saying it has a hidden occult chamber for mock human sacrifices, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it had a hidden occult chamber for mock human sacrifices.
District Leaders Furious After Wal-Mart Cancels Two East Side Stores [Washington Post] Bowser would basically guarantee reelection if she called an emergency council meeting and got them to pass a new punitive “Wal-Mart Living Wage Bill” requiring them to pay all their DC employees, like, $20 an hour.
The World Now Has 100 Supertall Buildings [Arch Daily] Yet another reason DC needs to repeal the Height Act: so we can get on listicles like this.
‘Tree Mansion’ Has Archibald Walk Residents Up In Arms [Capitol Hill Corner] This reminds me of an angry conversation between my former neighbors in Shaw, one of whom wanted to have a block party in the shared alley, and one of whom opposed the idea. The party neighbor sarcastically asked, “what, do you hate fun or something?” And the anti-party neighbor immediately and unironically screamed “YES!” (I silently cheered, as I was against the party, but was unwilling to show my true anti-fun colors.)
Real Estate Dispute Ends Lifelong Friendship [New York Post] Moral of the story: if someone tells you they’re giving you “free rent for life,” get it in writing even if it’s your best friend.