This is a photo of the famed Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna. When I was looking at it yesterday Jessie came by and said "OOOH a Princess lives there!" and I think she got it about right. Hundertwasser's fanciful designs look very royal although he made his buildings for everyone to enjoy.
The Interiors of his buildings fascinate me most. They are filled with columns that look like they may topple over at any minute and even the floors are uneven. This from the Wiki on Hundertwasser: The Hundertwasserhaus block in Vienna features undulating floors ("an uneven floor is a melody to the feet"), a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. He took no payment for the design of Hundertwasserhaus, declaring that it was worth it, to "prevent something ugly from going up in its place".
When I was in Austria as an exchange student, my friend Hans introduced me to Hundertwasser and gave me a nice collection of post cards depicting his work. I would spend days pouring over the little pieces of art and arranging them in different ways on the wall of my room. Unfortunately they are in storage at the moment so I can't share the impressive bunch with you, however this magnet grouping shown below gives you an idea of what my displays looked like. Several of the pieces in this grouping are VERY familiar to me and I remember staring at them for hours. [The images shared today come from Google Images with specific credit going to: artchive.com for the Hundertwasserhaus Photo; summerland.school.nz for the interior shot; and Redtree Times for the magnet composite.]
Today's whimsical "flash inspiration" searches led me to:
Whimsical Furniture by Judson Beaumont found first in the site If it is Hip it is Here which has a ton of interesting design stuff as well as other touches of whimsy.
Whimsical Bird Houses found at Wild Bird Garden
and Gold Country Woodworks
But I want to make some cookies with Jessie so I'm going with these:
Land O Lakes Butter recipe site. They are super easy to make and well within my limited baking capabilities! And I think Jessie will have fun decorating... I think we'll go with 8 legs of licorice instead of 4!
Next Post: Jessie's Nests
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