Popular with faux-granola Palisades housewives, trendy WeHo gays, and OC Asian wannabes, feng shui is the home design scheme du jour, and it is intended to bring health and happiness to those who can afford it. You know it’s lost that bourgeois feel when animals are getting into the act. Because plain old rainforest replicas just won’t do, the golden monkeys arriving soon at the L.A. Zoo will have good chi in their new home.
Believed to be the first zoo in the nation to tap [feng shui], Los Angeles paid $4,500 to a feng shui consultant to ensure that the three endangered monkeys will have health, happiness, fertility and, of course, a strong life-force energy, in their new digs.Whether this will make the monkeys have good energy in their new habitat is difficult to know, as one brilliant feng shui “expert” put it:We don't have any books on feng shui for monkeys. We just have to assume that Darwin is correct and that there is a connection and what is good for humans is good for monkeys.And if that doesn’t give you the confidence to use feng shui principles in your home, we don’t know what will.
· Monkeying with Feng Shui [Daily News]