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10 Buildings Shaped Like What They Sell



Foolproof advertising is when your entire building brags about your product -and it's visible from far away. Still, it may tend to limit your customers when you sell the location. Mental_floss takes a look at ten such attention-grabbing buildings from this milk bottle ice cream stand to an 85-foot chest of drawers! Link

Hey Miss C.. Nice post again :-) What is your favourite building? I'd say the library's garage! Also because some of my favourite books are used...

Cheers, keep up the good work,
HappyJ
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That's a great idea! Of course i'm guessing you cannot do that with every types of products can you? Although i would love to see huge socks or teddy bears in the city center of my hometown !!!
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Neat photos and link.

I am from the UK and think we would struggle to get around our planning laws for think like that.

Where are you based? do you get any negative vibes from the local planning depts??

cheers

taylor
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Hey that's really cool!! :)
Although i guess you cannot really do that with every type of products can you? Anyway i would love to see a giant sock or teddy bear in the middle of the city center in my hometown!!!
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Very inovative marketing design.
Wouldn't it be great for new or existing brands to travel around some cities with these 'buildings'.
A good way to impulse people and leave a good memory!
Where is this one located?

Best regards,

Wendy
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Just great! At Madrid airport there is somenthing similar but in this case is a gigant Danone's yoghurt! I love it. And the frozen yoghurt they sell in is...mmm yummy! Congrats for your blog.
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This is fun! It is just so interes]ting to see where peoples' creativity goes. An idea for following blogs - places where they hace mascots who look like the product the sell. That might be fun as well! Keep doing great job :)
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I looooooove the Library's parking garage, it is BY FAR my favorite!

Which one do you like best??

Congrats on your blog, keep up the good work!
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They are very nice constructions, buildings...differents, but my question is...how far I turn myself in a bottle of milk when I get inside?

Mnancuspia :-)
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I love Life ! I'm A happy hunter guys !!!! Always remember to love yourself , believe yourself .. BE HAPPY !!!!!! - Desigual-

Netrina !!! <3 <3 <3
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I am pretty sure the world would be a much much happier place if everything were made to look like that! Can you imagine being somewhere you didn't know and looking for a pub to go to, all you would have to do is wander around until you saw a building that looked like a pint glass.
It would certainly make searching for a toilet a lot easier when you are desperate. What would you like your house to be shaped like?
Keep up the blogging and have a very HAPPY Wednesday! X
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Budget day here in Ireland, more doom and gloom forecast, if Ireland were a building it would be a big, empty bubble full of hot air, no change that 'cold' air, it's freezing here and I ain't just talking the economy. In desperate need of a new coat. Go on make my dreary, budget day a litle more happy and reply to me asap. 'Green is the colour'. Love and Peace. x Nuala
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Well done Miss C... fascinating post. I'd honestly never seen any such buildings.

Funny to notice that the majority of them are in the US! I wonder if there are any outside of Turkmenistan... hmmm...

Wonderful whimsical architecture!
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Thanks to Desigual I knew about your blog and it’s just GREAT !!!
I won’t have any possibility to get a present from Desigual…. UNLESS you sent me a tiny little message with my name… Would you do that??? What are you waiting for?
Your blog has now a nice place in my favourites…!!!
Don’t forget be HAPPY !!!! Cheers !!! ? Cristina ?
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This is a very innovative marketing. I thing that in a world filled with different advertising it is important to have a different idea. Surely everyone noticed those buildings that bring smile to every viewer. And that is what is important. To be HAPPY and different, innovative things bring smile...

McDonalnds Lamp Post is also a good example of innovative marketing.

Have a happy smiling day.
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Hey!

This is a bookmark. I will need your blog in the future, i think.
My life is full of thinking and being creative. I need more inspiration and your blog is giving me the inspiration! Thank you very much.

Can I do something for you?
Just ask....

Keep up the posting.

Sun on your path

Grtz,
Frisgenoeg
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Amazing designs, do you know of any architect specialized on this kind of building??

All buildings are great but the ones I like the most are Kansas City's library and the furneturesland's. Amazing!

Tonixte
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This is the great thing about architecture today, you can almost build whatever you want, I have seen the Munich one in person but now there are few that I really need to see in person, the basket and the chest of drawers... :) At the moment I am researching some other building like those to see if there is one close to where I am :). Once I saw a van shaped like a lemon...even vans that looks like what they sell might be an interesting topic :D if you are interested i can look for the picture and send it to you...Thank you for share those funny building!!
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WOW! where is it? it`s original and funny! Have you got more photos like this? thank you very much! you are an artist!! I wait for your happy answer!
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It´s funny and original at the same time. You can´t be wrong going that place. How about a muffin shape building? Doesn´t it taste delicious?
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haha, that's great. Absolutely foolproof when they are selling what they look like. Although I would be somewhat confused if I found that wonderfull book-shaped building to be a parking garage. Wouldn't you?

-Gitta
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lol!! I'm architect and I'm concerned about everything that happens in the city!
where is this building? it would be nice visit it!!
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Indeed a great form of advertising, it must be really successful :)

It would be nice to collect all pictures of such buildings in a collection to share. That'd be an amazing set, don't you think ? :)

It would also make for a very good excuse for a nice trip around the globe! :D

I hope, though, they'll never go out of business as selling that building would be very though!

Anidel
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It's great to find notebooks like yours.
HAPPY HAPPY HUNTERS. If you respond to this note I able to get a gift. Thanks for everything and happy day
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Hi HAPPY HUNTERS
It's great to find notebooks like yours.
HAPPY HAPPY HUNTERS. If you respond to this note I able to get a gift. Thanks for everything and happy day
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OK, I get it. A clothing store sent you here on a sort of scavenger hunt thing. If you are really interested in the buildings, click the word Link in the post.
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Amazing! Where was the pic taken? It`s so funny! I wish we could have buildings like this in The Netherlands. It would be so much funnier going shopping! I wonder if Jack Daniels has something like it, at least I think the pic is from the USA? Or is it the UK? Would like to hear from you about it!

Have a nice and happy Wednesday!

kind regards,

Sylvia
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haha, very clever indeed! Do you know where this shop is located?

I am very intrigued by your entire blog as well. Keep up the great work, there are so many things to discover here! Please answer me, and continue blogging!

Best wishes
Flyra
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Miss Cellania, great link, have you ever seen the building of Lucy the elephant in New Jersey or The donut hole in La Puente California? If anyone wants to find out more about the subject of Novelty Architecture check out, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novelty_architecture. Its a good first step. Thanks for the post.
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This blog is a ray of sunshine in an otherwise dismal news day.

My plan is to now find each of these buildings and take my own photos.

I salute you :)
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WOW, it looks impressive and everybody knows what he/she can buy there ;)
do you have more examples or is this huge milk bottle the only think you have found?
where did you get your inspiration from?
Have a nice day
Vanessa
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Hi miss Celliana
As you can realize I´ve just arrive here as many other people for the clothing competition.

I want to apologize for such a kind of interference asking silly things in your blog

Fortunately we´ll only ruin this entry

thanks for your understanding and have a great day
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Amazing buildings. People must use their imagination more frequently :D .
I would like to see how it would be a building for a chocolate seller. If exists and you have the pic I will love your blog eternally :D!

Pd: ye, I do really love chocolate :3
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Excellent Idea, I think it really attracts customers this way, and that is what marketing is all about. I am from Gibraltar, unfortunately we have little land, but we could make a little space for a building like these. Oh by the way do you deliver to Gibraltar?

Thanks
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WOW!! Nice buildings... ;)

Never thought that they could realy exist!! This looks like those kiosks we can by in the facebook games... :D

Where can I find this milk bottle ice cream stand? Is it in Europe? Thanks for sharing... ;)
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In Spain there is a proverb that sais:

You'll never go to bed without knowing 1, 2, or 3 new things.

Amazing pictures! xD I love the milk bottle building! XDD

Tx and c u soon!
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Hello, this is a cool post. Stumbled upon your blog... Or if I was more honest, my bro sent me a link cos he knows I love funky architecture and design.

England would be a happier place if we had more buildings like these!

Debsfz
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oi oi. This reminded me of those 20 things you should see or 15 places to go in the christmas you get on msn, only better. When i was in norfolk we went past a giant strawberry! and the darth vader thing is awesome. you have to be so clever to make them. I love all of your blog to be honest, i probably shouldnt go on and on about it or you may get bored. It seems extremely popular! how long have you been blogging? i recently started one myself but it failed magnificantly. >_<
yours however, is amazin!
Love hugs and happy vibes
Abbey Longlegs
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This certainly is a neat site - the only problem is you are offering too many excellent things I'd like to put in some Christmas stockings - can we buy the lip balms from you here in uk?
Thanks
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Ohhhhh!! It's very beautiful!! I want a house like that!

Sorry for my bad english..I'm spanish and now I'm going to English's class!! jijij!!

So I can practice my English!!! Sure I have many spelling mistakes..sorry..:(

Your work is fantastic!! very well!!

Congratulations!!
I hope you answer me because I love to have one of those winter coats!! Pleaseee!
jijji!!

Byeee!!
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Cool! very honest advertising from the products they sold.
It will bring the curiosity, esp from stanger like me who even don't know what brand is Hood! I hope they sell good...
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Hahaha i like it!!! I want to go there!! Where is?? I'm from Spain and here haven't buildings so funnies! Here we have buildings very cools, do you know who is Gaudí?? If you come to Spain, i think that it will like you x)(sorry for my poor english ^^U)

kisses from Spain!!
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Knowing I might possibly not get a reply, and your blog will be flooded with comments. Just would like to say keep up the good work and not making this a boring one... ;)
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That is amazing! I can't believe that buildings like this exist! If you could be there I reckon it would be like being in "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" hehe!
What kind of item would you supersize to make a building out of?
I would make a big shiny disco ball!
What do you think?
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Can you imagine a whole city full of this kind of buildings? I'm sure there's a tourist agency already thinking about it!

LBR
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Really amazing!!!! I was walging on your shop and it's really funny!!! I fell in love with some of the toys. Are the shipment so expensive to Spain????

HAve a good day!
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Wow. I loved the 10 buildings. Especially the basket! And I'm not going to look at the 10 terrifying clown, i'm already afraid of clowns, brrrr.
greetingz from Holland... :-) mibo
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I don't know if the mod of this website is very happy with the fload of happy poeple, just hunting for a free piece of clothing. But I can tell you at least it let me have a look around on your website en the 10 buildings. The picture of Kansas City Public Library’s parking garage is my favourite. A very nice way to dress up a parking garage. This is something that more architects of garages should do.
Happy Greetings from Holland
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If the shape of a monument would be in relationship of his function, the washinton monument would rather be a tribute to Bill Clinton.

And what would the place look like where you would live?

YVES
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Hola! en mi país no hay edificios de este estilo, la verdad que me ha resultado curioso! ¿de verdad existe? me ha resultado curioso! en España lo máximo que he visto son globos gigantes, pero un edificio es una pasada! Felíz día. Saludos E_mary25
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sorry: Hello! in my country there are no buildings of this style, I found it really funny! Does it really exist? I found it funny! in Spain as much as I've seen are giant balloons, but a building is so cool! Happy day. Greetings E_mary25
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This has brightened my day. So glad I came across it. However isn't there also a giant hamburger shaped cafe in LA? I'm not sure I have that right.

Love love love the page!
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Hahahahaha
I do love that kind of stuff! :D Where is this one?
I like your blog! I follow it in twitter from 5 minutes ago, so I dont miss anything anymore ;P

Big hug!
Dieguillo
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