Where the Cats Crawl and Come to Die

HUH! There’s a pink plastic flamingo just outside my window! I suppose there might as well be one there since it’s a place where cats crawl and come to die! Not literally, though there are scores of cats prowling the premises, including a three-legged “attack cat” – as the sign warns. That big, fat, furry gray fuzzball is the cutest thing!!!

But that was a term that was frequently heard in design review sessions to refer to corner spaces that were poorly UNdesigned. Once upon a time, I was in landscape architecture school… Thankfully that term was never used for any of my designs, but it probably could have been!  We did not look favorably at poorly (un)designed spaces – OR pink plastic flamingos!

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