Posts tagged urban intervention

murketing:


Yesterday I tagged along with Lorna, from Knits For Life (my sister!) while she installed this super awesome iphone yarn bomb on this sad looking pay phone. As you can see in the before above, the receiver is gone so this is a definite upgrade. I wanted to ask her a few questions about the idea and her process

Read it here: The Dapper Toad: iPayPhone Yarn Bomb)
I really like this, and have just lately been thinking about abandoned pay phones and booths. Who owns them, exactly?
Anyway this is a cool project. Via No Expectations.

Today, in urban intervention love.

murketing:

Yesterday I tagged along with Lorna, from Knits For Life (my sister!) while she installed this super awesome iphone yarn bomb on this sad looking pay phone. As you can see in the before above, the receiver is gone so this is a definite upgrade. I wanted to ask her a few questions about the idea and her process

Read it here: The Dapper Toad: iPayPhone Yarn Bomb)

I really like this, and have just lately been thinking about abandoned pay phones and booths. Who owns them, exactly?

Anyway this is a cool project. Via No Expectations.

Today, in urban intervention love.

theatlantic:

What’s the Difference Between a Parking Lot and a Playground?

‘Urban hactivist’ Florian Rivière and his DIY guerrilla tactics have transformed even the most ponderous of urban spaces and artifacts into gags, visual puns, and humorous critique. Rivière’s latest project “Don’t Pay, Play” divines sports complexes out of the checkered parking spaces of car parks, rendering what is generally perceived as one of the city’s greatest, yet unavoidable ills into potential public spaces.

See more at The Atlantic Cities. [Images: Julie Roth]

architizer:

Street Furniture: weather-resistant drainage pipes wrapped around Hamburg’s existing infrastructure to provide public seating.

Now this is an innovative way to soften hardscapes. Interesting, from both repurposing and urban intervention standpoints. 

unconsumption:


utnereader:


Phone booths re-purposed as micro-libraries in New York City. (via Designboom)


I love urban interventions, especially when books are involved. (Check out this newspaper stand converted into a community lending library, if you haven’t already seen it.)
Anyway, this NYC phone-booth-turned-book-swap is a great addition to the group of repurposed phone booths featured previously on Unconsumption (here), which includes other micro-libraries in various cities.
Are there other repurposed phone booths that we — your friendly Unconsumption hosts — haven’t yet come across? 

unconsumption:

utnereader:

Phone booths re-purposed as micro-libraries in New York City. (via Designboom)

I love urban interventions, especially when books are involved. (Check out this newspaper stand converted into a community lending library, if you haven’t already seen it.)

Anyway, this NYC phone-booth-turned-book-swap is a great addition to the group of repurposed phone booths featured previously on Unconsumption (here), which includes other micro-libraries in various cities.

Are there other repurposed phone booths that we — your friendly Unconsumption hosts — haven’t yet come across? 

Juliana Santacruz Herrera uses yarn to fill in potholes and cracks in Paris’s roads and walkways. Check out her work here on Flickr.
(via Apartment Therapy Re-Nest)
See also earlier Everything Matters post here about pothole-inspired art, and Gardens in Unexpected Places post here about pothole gardening.

Juliana Santacruz Herrera uses yarn to fill in potholes and cracks in Paris’s roads and walkways. Check out her work here on Flickr.

(via Apartment Therapy Re-Nest)

See also earlier Everything Matters post here about pothole-inspired art, and Gardens in Unexpected Places post here about pothole gardening.