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Anarchy Feng Shui

The art of rearranging furniture to cause MAXIMUM CONFUSION
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Obstruct walkways. Put your bed at a funny angle. Half-obscure windows with wardrobes. Have something living in your toilet etc.
stupop, Oct 10 2001

Punk Landscaping: the outdoor version http://www.halfbake.../Punk_20Landscaping
[beauxeault, Oct 10 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Institute of cheers http://www.lileks.c...nstitute/index.html
Dedication to keep the awful design of the fifties & seventies documented [spekkie, Oct 10 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I didn't realise you'd visited my sister.
angel, Oct 10 2001
  

       The difference between this and a teenagers bedroom is that the latter is messy through laziness, whereas this idea is about the meticulous placing of each item of furniture in the most awkward place possible to keep you on your toes and to increase your threshold for coping against the odds.
stupop, Oct 10 2001
  

       Is this the oriental equivalent of accidentally barricading yourself into your flat, a state easily achieved while moving house, and causing the invention of the back door?
st3f, Oct 10 2001
  

       I suspect that this could be an extremely difficult art to master. The temptation to move the sofa into a position where you can see the TV would be almost irresistable. This idea definitely gets pastrified (as soon as I can find my way to the oven).
DrBob, Oct 10 2001
  

       My house is bad enough already... but if you could hire people to do it to your enemies, well....
RobertKidney, Oct 10 2001
  

       that guy on the reebok'escape the sofa 'advert should've forgotten the gym and fought the sofa
technobadger, Oct 10 2001
  

       'Creepy Crawlers' was a feng shui anarchy subdivision of the Manson Family. They rearranged furniture while unsuspecting residents slept.
thumbwax, Oct 10 2001
  

       I once saw a sketch on a comedy program similar to this:   

       <Man walks into a room. A ceiling fan is upside-down on the floor. A coffee table is on the ceiling. His wife is sitting in a chair halfway up a wall.   

       "Has that Feng Shui idiot been here again?">
mrkillboy, Oct 11 2001
  

       Can you imagine a tv programme about this? Oh it would be too much fun. Getting a 'professional' in to re-arrange your furniture badly. Could also decorate with extreme bad taste. What's even funnier is that people would buy the book that comes with the tv series so that they could do it themselves. I'd be helpless with mirth at the idea of some amateur DIY-er re-arranging their furniture badly and someone telling them that it wasn't quite right.
Miss Weston Smith, Oct 11 2001
  

       Whoa! So that's the effect I'm discovering with this particular arrangement of my room?
jabbers, Oct 11 2001
  

       To cause discord at global summits - perch a four-seasons lion precariously on the edge of an un-level shelf, in the north-east corner of the room.   

       To weaken capitalism - place a large freezer chest in the centre of the living room at an angle of 36 degrees to the wall
stupop, Oct 11 2001
  

       So I should move the freezer back against the wall to prevent terrorism? (It can't have been my fault, can it?)
jabbers, Oct 11 2001
  

       Brings to mind an old joke: "How do you piss Helen Keller off? Rearrange the furniture..."
kimsgems, Oct 11 2001
  

       Didn't Frank Lloyd Wright say that, just as he could design a very livable house, he could design a house that would cause its occupants to kill themselves?   

       (hmmm, now I'm imagining an evil-FLW supervillain designing public buildings for maximum havoc...)
wiml, Oct 14 2001
  

       nothing explains manchester. although I think the IRA tried to bake this idea in Manchester city centre.
etherman, May 24 2004
  
      
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