The charmingly sloppy confection is the opposite of Kauffman's clean, green architecture; it looks like a modernist—and delicious—parking garage. As usual, one can't tell if Kauffman is being serious when she declares of the two-story tower of sugary goodness with Hershey-bar solar panels, "aside from being a fun and delicious holiday activity, this project is an excellent way to teach kids about the ideas of sustainability and green living." And good dental hygiene.
Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.