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Are there non-modernist architects in London?

Going through architecture sites, it looks as if all residential projects in London are of the mostly-glass, super clean type, like this one or the output of these fine people. Are there residential architects who like to do thing in a more, hm, bohemian, messy way, or is that totally out of fashion?
posted by Spanner Nic on Sep 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Who is this Seattle eccentric?

Help me identify an eccentric artist that gave tours of his house in Seattle around the year 2000. He was obsessed with a number (four or five, maybe) and had many conditions for his tours that hinged upon that number (i.e. needing four people to tour the property, and tours being available in four minute or four hour duration). He might have gone by "[first name] Art".
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Apr 11, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me to quirkify my life

I need some recommendations for TV shows set in small towns with quirky inhabitants. The more eccentric and lovable they are the better. [more inside]
posted by jihaan on Jun 27, 2011 - 51 answers

Cat adopts stuffed animal. Weird?

My cat has grown attached to a stuffed animal. Specifically, a raccoon. What instincts are at work here? [more inside]
posted by inkytea on Jan 19, 2010 - 55 answers

Wierd secret messages on the radio.

When I was a child there used to be cryptic messages on BBC Radio Four between the news and weather etc. that were weird and cryptic (as in they shouldn't have been on mainstream radio), but dull - stuff like "Mrs. Smith from Doncaster needs to contact her family in Hull". I have been told they were used for spies to communicate - does anyone know any more about this? I think it's something like those code words on the Tube that get announced if there's something going on. And numbers stations of course!
posted by debord on Jun 4, 2009 - 7 answers

I need to be less odd. How?

I want to stop being seen as odd or eccentric. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2009 - 46 answers

Magic, incarcerated

Help me find real-world magic items. [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Jun 17, 2008 - 47 answers

I'm weird.

I have the opposite of this problem. I'm quite eccentric, and I would like your help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2006 - 25 answers

Suggest eccentricities for me to adopt

In my quest to become more distinctive, I'm looking for suggestions of harmless eccentricities to adopt. Who better than the MeFi hive mind to provide them? Anecdotes of eccentric folk you've known in the past welcome.
posted by primer_dimer on Jul 13, 2006 - 83 answers

Yes, I do know that I'm crazy

How to run a tournament? [more inside]
posted by ancamp on Feb 12, 2006 - 5 answers

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