Friday, March 20, 2009

IT'S NOT JUST FOR MOLLUSKS ANYMORE.....


Photo courtesy of pointclickhome

Now available: shell habitats for humans. You don't have to be a slimy little creature who carries your home on your back to inhabit a shell. This errr....custom beauty is an actual home located in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. What do you think? Nice little place to "conch" out at the end of the day or a serious aesthetic infraction? You've got to admit, it's NOT generic. I guess it's a sort of modern-day Mexican take on the idea of the architectural "folly" popular in Europe a couple of centuries ago.

I hope you all have a fantastic and restful weekend!

P.S. The pun police will be issuing a warrant for my arrest, I know.

35 comments:

Porchlight Interiors said...

Looks like a redesign of the Flintstones house. Very cute. Hayley

Porchlight Interiors said...

Not usually into novelty houses but this has a certain charm and would probably make a great holiday house! Have a great weekend! Tracey xx

vicki archer said...

I am not sure about forever living with my home on my back but for a weekend in Mexico, I am in. Have fun this weekend Anne, xv.

Debra said...

I bet whoever lives there is 'happy as a clam'... o.k., sorry! Have a great weekend Anne.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hmmmmm....I'm not sure what to say...it reminds me of something I'd see on SpongeBob SquarePants...not that I watch it, but my son used to.

Happy spring!
;-D

Style Redux 2 said...

Oh Anne, it is so Tony Duquette. I adore it. I think shells are stunning and I have quite a collection. I think the sea urchin is so gorgeous and my favorite food in the world. I would incorporate a sea urchin in this design. I must save this picture. Thanks-you have a great weekend too!

AEO said...

Looks very Guadi-esqe. Not my first choice, but interesting I suppose! It would be no fun if we were all the same type.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

hmmmmmmm.......I simply can't decide but you make it sound like fun to "conch" out here. Too funny and it is warm and tropical there, so what's not to like.
Have a great weekend.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Makes me smile! To each their own, right? Happy weekend Anne! xo

hmstrjam said...

i love that white and blue plus the pigeons could sit on all those little shell ledges!

a. said...

Cute - I love it!

M said...

Well it looks fun and the owner must be creative.

Jill said...

Wasn't it the movie Dr. Doolittle that had a huge shell home on the back of a snail? I was in love with it the first time I saw it as a child. Great post. I would love a home like that...now if it could be wired to have soothing wave sounds piped thruout, that would be perfection! I guess an ocean break outside would do!!

Pascale said...

Quelle superbe maison! j'adore, elle est si originale.

Pascale

Heather said...

I'm not sure it would be my first choice to own, but it would make for great vacation photos!

Marie Antionette said...

Well I think its just to kool.I like it.And I'm not slimmy at all.XXOO Marie Antionette

Renee Finberg said...

HOW FUN !!!!!

dreamy.
i think it fab.

Femin Susan said...

that's a great house.

Purple Flowers said...

What a fun house that would be to live in for a week or two? I love the creativity!

Joyce said...

Do you think they had too many margaritas when they designed this house? Or maybe I did, cuz I kind of like it for a second home. Thanks Anne for sharing! Have a golden weekend!

tinkalicious said...

Quite the spectacle! but still in good taste!

Karena said...

How cute!! I think it is fun for a vacation home!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey...ya gotta give 'em gold stars for uniquness...no??

Conched out...love it!

pve design said...

Ok, now how much does one have to "shell out" to "conch" there, lots of "jumbo shrimp" - for a pearl of a shell. I sort of like it. It would be easy to give directions for guests to "coral" too.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* OMG... I, um, well... I mean... um, it's F-U-N, I guess! Come to think of it, one might pay to stay there for a light-hearted, silly n' fun weekend, but to BUY as a vacation house? Um... wellllllll..... ANYhoo, THANKS for sharing this, kiddo!!! Smiles, Linda ***

LexyB said...

Hmm, not too sure on the idea of living in a theme park. I like the curves, but it all feels a little overdone.

Helen said...

I would love to live in that house...well, for awhile - how fun. But I would be happy in just about little vacation spot in Mexico. Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Laure said...

I love how crazy it is... And that blue sky!

Muffy said...

I can't lie. I kind of LOOOOOVE it!!!!

Nicole said...

Ahhhhh ... that is a TRIP! How funny. Some sort of amusement park attraction of a house. I don't think I could live there.

MissBliss said...

I love it! The white house and blue sky are so Greece, and it reminds me of a sea shell sculpture in front of a Key West high school. Very good call! I 'd love to live there and swim in the pool!

adozeneggs said...

I think it's adorable.
What a fun little vacation spot!

THE BEACH POST said...

Fresh idea for Wasaga Beach! (I think)

theduchessofH said...

As a vacation home, I would love to own this house.
I have never seen anything like it, just fabulous!

BlondieLox said...

yay! my husband and i saw this house on a moped ride through the island! it was 140 degrees & i was 6 months pregnant and holding on for dear life!

 
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