Sunday, August 16, 2009

Xanadu: Home of the Future

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:

NOT this house made of foam...

Here's a brochure card for the long gone Xanadu Home of the Future. I'm shocked to learn that this attraction (located very near Walt Disney World) supposedly at it's peak attracted 1000 visitors a day. Wow, that's very impressive for such a ugly looking house.

I love retro stuff just as much as any other retro loving retro nerd, but the late 1970's aesthetics and electronics combined with amateur architectural design added up to make one embarrassing eyesore. Although if you're the type who enjoys monuments to poor taste than you hit the mother load with Xanadu.

Here's a short documentary with Xanadu designer Roy Mason...

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