Who’d have thought that an internationally acclaimed architect like Frank Gehry would design a dwelling specifically for a cat? But when the cat is a True Diva like our Jerome, all bets are off.
Gehry’s whimsical buildings have been described as “juxtaposed collages of spaces and materials that make users appreciative of both the theatre and the back-stage, simultaneously revealed.” The style is perfect for a cat who draws all eyes, whether he’s performing or simply relaxing in his dressing room. For comparison, let’s look at some of Gehry’s other striking achievements:
The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles:
The Lou Ruvo Cleveland Clinic Brain Health Center in Las Vegas:
The Peter B. Lewis Building in Cleveland, Ohio:
I for one am glad that Gehry has extended his creative endeavors to delight a feline audience. I’m looking forward to several of his upcoming projects: the “Winnie and Aubrey Center for Catnip Studies,” the “Agnes Dormitory” in St. Hilda’s, Oxford, and the “Vivian Museum of Mouse Taxidermy.”
*giggles* I nearly fell for that.
GREAT post! I see big money on eBay 😛
“Give me a cardboard, and I will move the world!”
Give me the address of the center for Catnip studies, my older cat is a master of siesta 😀
They are geniuses at the appreciation of life on a small budget 🙂
John Sapiro said:
This is really funny and clever! Can’t wait for the dog version of this post based on Gropius: “Bow-Wow House”! Thanks for this great post – really cheered me up!
Bow-wow House, that’s hilarious!
That fine piece of architecture becomes Jerome. If he would talk he may say something like ‘this unconventional structure sits adjacently and horizontally to my post modernist view on contemporary design. Gehry is a genius, miaow.’
Yes, J-Ro expresses his approval of the unconventional design materials by taking possession of any cardboard box in the vicinity. I expect the next project will involve laundry baskets and freshly dried garments…
cute. something about boxes. and baskets. and my hockey-equipment bag …
Yes, all the little nooks and crannies 🙂
ah this scrunched up, thrown together, classic relaxed look, so befitting a Lord like himself :-)))))
Little Lord Fauntleroy 🙂
Linneeeeeet.. as a dutiful fan you surely know this already but dooo you known who is playing Claudius in Batchy’s Hamlet? ????? Soo exciting! ! Looking forward to seeing him on stage ohhh wish i had a better seat!
Yes, I just found out this morning. I knew you had tickets to this and I’m soooo envious. Mr. H.’s fans have found out too late to buy tickets. We will have to make do with trying to see the cinema screenings. BUT I am expecting a detailed report 🙂 🙂 🙂
It’s a perfect, perfect role for H. And Jim Norton as Polonius is a huge plus!
I didn’t make it in the announcement past his name i thought of you immediately 🙂 sigh only have 1 ticket and not a good one. Don’t have a Barbican membership so by the time public booking came round there was nothing in stalls grrr But there will be some 10 pound tickets yet to be announced. You have no trips this way during run do you? There are always returns which i now plan on chasing with determination There would always be some way of getting ticks. I already have my cinema tick booked as i wanted a good seat in nearest cinema so i booked the day they came on sale. Should be available world wide i think. I am glad all cast is good as it balances things out and will be better for everyone
Well, I wouldn’t rule out a trip, but I’ve nothing planned at the moment. I am interested to know the “eligibility” for the 10 pound seats and how soon before the performances they will be released.
OK, that’s adorable, And very funny.
Many thanks! I had a chuckle when I was writing it 🙂
You’ll recall the Simpson’s episode where Frank Gehry scrunches up an architectural design for a prison, only to be inspired by the look of the scrunched up paper.
I’ve not seen that one! But I’m not surprised. I wonder if they got him to voice himself?
I checked – it was originally a designed as a concert hall for Springfield, but was subsequently repurposed as a prison. Here’s the clip. http://www.downvids.net/frank-gehry-as-featured-in-the-simpsons-298248.html
LOL–I love the bit where he comes after the skateboarding kids with a broom!
Sadly, the prison part is all too close to reality. Pretty soon there will be nobody left to lock up. We’ll all be either inmates or prison guards.
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