Monday, April 07, 2008

The one in Rhode Island

I found this online today.

An artist, along with several other artists built a secret apartment in the parking garage of Providence Place Mall, in Providence, RI. They built the apartment in 2003 and were undiscovered for four years! News article

They have a website even: Trummerkind
It's a confusing web page, but there's a ton of stuff on there about the apartment, you just have to explore. Under "The Secret Apartment in the Mall" they have a description of what was behind this plan. And there's a blog with a few posts. Then under "The One" is a real estate ad for the apartment, complete with a list of the "amenities". :p

Maybe they read "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" when they were kids? :)

Obviously the apartment is illegal, but it sounds pretty awesome! They had a china cabinet in there even...

The art this guy and other artists do is interesting too: Tape Art

And does anyone know where my post title is from? Not you, Mom...I know you know it. :)

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

That is pretty cool. Even if it is illegal.

I read that book a long time ago and wanted to do something like that so bad! Did these guys get to go into the mall once it was closed?

Natalie said...

I'm not sure when they were actually in there...it wasn't real clear. They weren't even living in the apartment all the time. It sounds like fun though! :D