2011: The Year In Strange Design Ideas

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What a weird year in design. Green building is under attack in Congress, nobody is building much, and conspicuous consumption is so out of fashion that tote bags are the new Louis Vuitton. But our best designers are still on the boards or at their computers.

From new towers that look like the Twin Towers...on fire...to tiny printers, the world's largest home, and more, here are the strangest and silliest designs of 2011.