Friday, December 17, 2004

Gag me!

Check out the link Erik posted about the proposed CADA building richy lofts:

I quote:

For loft-owners, home is a creative urban sanctuary—a personal realm of peace with easy access to the urban energy just outside their door. It's a space that offers the ultimate in design freedom while still providing all the comforts of home. Lofts are exciting and inviting, and are as individualistic as the people who own them.

Barf!! These same statements would not be true if we were talking about apartments. Only "lofts". I haven't noticed a lot of "urban energy" in my neighborhood, unless by that you mean "old people obsessively raking and re-raking leaves". I often wonder where they are getting the energy to creat these giant leaf piles that completely block all parking spaces in the street. I guess they must be tapping into the urban loft energy of the R street corridor! These people are giving lofting a bad name!


DB said...

Becky, I forgot to tell you what I saw the other day right after it had rained. I was driving home from work, it was dark, the streets were wet, and the wind was blowing like crazy. But on 14th and U, there was a man in the middle of the street sweeping the leaves that were blowing all around him. I'm genuinely fascinated by this.

beckler said...

Now you have your answer: urban energy. Recently I had to honk to get the ladies downstairs to move out of my way because they were energetically raking leaves out of our driveway when I was trying to park there and they were so absorbed in the task that they failed to notice my car idling there.

Anonymous said...

Becky or anyone who knows-What is the line up for the tonevendor show? I am having dinner with my folks but I don't want to miss knock knock and bright ideas.


Anonymous said...


I don't know who is first or second, but the show is early -- starts at 7.


Anonymous said...

bright ideas aren't playing; munia & knock knock are.


Anonymous said...

I'm equally skeptical about the promotional hubris. At the same time, though, I would much rather see lofts and than a continued unused building. Lofts are pretty trendy, I know, but I wouldn't necessarily group all loft owners into some wealthy wanna-be rich kid category either. It's possible that they're leaning toward live/work type situations for occupants... and sometimes there are financial incentives for artisans/self-employed design professional types to live in these units.