T.G.I.F. ‘Thank Goodness It’s So Fabulous!’

THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY I HAVE FOUND…

“It’s So Fabulous!” WACKY HOMES of the Week: In honor of April Fools Day, take a look at a few of these crazy architectural designs that I found on Quazen.com….

Ship house

Ship house located in Dalmatia, Croatia.

Formerly known as Hang Nga Villa, this home is located in Vietnam.

Formerly known as Hang Nga Villa, this home is located in Vietnam.

Made completely of steel, this house is located in Galveston, Texas.

Made completely of steel, this house is located in Galveston, Texas.

This design is actually the corporate headquarters for the Longaberger basket company in Newark, Ohio.

The Chemosphere, built in 1960, is hailed as one of the great architectural landmarks in Los Angeles.


“It’s So Fabulous!” MEDIA EVENT of the Week: Thank you so much to 843 Home & Lifestyle publication for writing this ARTICLE (click the link to read it!) about a “green” project designed by us, at Knotting Hill Interiors! This home was featured as their March/April cover story with some brand new photos, so be sure to take a peek!

green design

“It’s So Fabulous!” favorite APRIL FOOLS HOAX: I always love to hear about all of the April Fools Day hoaxes that are pulled on friends and family. I found an article on the Museum of Hoaxes website that really tickled me. (To read the entire article, click the link.) I thought you might enjoy reading an excerpt (and watching the actual video!) about this very entertaining foolery…..

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

spaghetti hoaxOn April 1, 1957 the British news show Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. The success of the crop was attributed both to an unusually mild winter and to the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil.” The audience heard Richard Dimbleby, the show’s highly respected anchor, discussing the details of the spaghetti crop as they watched video footage of a Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets. The segment concluded with the assurance that, “For those who love this dish, there’s nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.”

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax generated an enormous response. Hundreds of people phoned the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this query the BBC diplomatically replied, “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”

To this day the Panorama broadcast remains one of the most famous and popular April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time. It is also believed to be the first time the medium of television was used to stage an April Fool’s Day hoax.

“It’s So Fabulous!” (APRIL FOOLS) QUOTE of the Week:

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ~Douglas Adams

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP WITH MAKING YOUR HOME EVEN MORE FABULOUS, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AN IN-HOME OR ONLINE CONSULTATION  AT KIMBERLY@KNOTTINGHILLINTERIORS.COM

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and has two locations at 7753 North Kings Hwy and 7751 North Kings Hwy.