Weird World

Weird World

Because the world of real estate can be a funny old place.

From Frasier to Friends: Top 5 fictional floorplans

Ever wondered how Carrie Bradshaw could afford her apartment? Or how big The Simpsons' home really was? Artist Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde did, spending years sketching out over 100 living spaces of some of America's most famous fictional residents, offering a colourful insight into the world of real estate on screen. Here are's favourites...

80,000 bricks to rule them all? Teens build The Hobbit’s Erebor in LEGO

A pair of teenagers have built one home to rule them all: a home made from 80,000 LEGO bricks, to be exact.

Photo of the week: Abandoned Hudson Valley buildings

Vacant buildings are the best and worst of the global property world. For Spanish estate agents, they represent the glut of unwanted property following the country's construction boom and housing crash. For investors, they can be an ideal opportunity to renovate a property and rent it out. For artists and photographs, though, they can mean a chance to capture a stillness or other-worldly atmosphere that only an old, unused property can offer.

Munich hotel transformed into mind-bending shapes

It looks like something out of Christopher Nolan's Inception, but the buildings are very much real. In fact, it is a hotel in Munich, which has been given a mind-bending transformation treatment by artist Victor Enrich.

China’s housing boom sparks crazy construction

China’s housing boom just keeps on going. As experts increasingly worry about the prospect of a property bubble, construction across the market is giving rise to bigger, bolder buildings - some of which have caused a ripple of attention around the world.

Now available in real life: Barbie’s DreamHouse

20 pounds of glitter. 100 gallons of pink paint. It must be Barbie’s DreamHouse.

Top 6 unfortunate buildings on Google Earth

Merseyside homeowners are feeling shafted by Google Earth after discovering that their homes resemble male genitalia from above. Locals living in Hoylake on the Wirral are now concerned their house prices may fall as a result. Inspired by the unfortunate architecture, we round up the most unusual buildings seen from Google Earth...

90pc of French people believe Speedos are acceptable beachwear

90 per cent of French beachgoers believe that the Speedo is an acceptable form of beachwear, according to a survey by Expedia. That kind of attitude epitomises the country’s embrace of beach holidays, a tourist trend that, as in many countries, helps to drive its housing market.

No Photoshop required: Artist creates surreal rooms from scratch

If you need inspiration for your bedroom, look no further than Jee Young Lee. The Korean artist has created a series of surreal, stunning pieces of interior decor, weaving materials – and herself – into dreamlike worlds...

Top 5 bunkers to protect you from man flu

September has arrived with a vengeance, wiping out work forces with cold and flu viruses - and, worst of all, the dreaded man flu. As’s office is overrun with germs, we solve the outbreak the only way we know how: with property. Here are the top five bunkers to keep the illness out.
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2022/10/06 11:52:52am