Archive for May, 2012

Toilets & the stories they tell

Friday, May 4th, 2012

I saw this ad on my walk this morning. It was interesting. I like it. What I like is how it forced me to make a story out of it. I just had to imagine the different elements and explain it. The woman, the man, the beautiful landscape, and the toilet.

This is a good example of what Michael Leis calls juxtaposition.


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Bank to Art Installation

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

In this space used to be a bank. That was just 2 months ago. Now it has an art installation. I like the fast reuse. I wonder how they “show” the space to prospective renters? Is it more, less, or equal in appeal to prospective renters with the space used in this manner?


Trash Can Fail

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Look at the bag of trash right in front of this trash can. What went wrong? Why isn’t it IN the trash can? This trash can failed. It’s interesting that the bag is on the ground in front of the open small hole recycling slots rather than in front of the large slot. Someone might have tried to put it into the small slot of the recycle side and gave up after it didn’t fit and never “saw” the large slot for regular trash.


There are signage issues that might confuse. See how the regular trash signage shows someone easily dumping trash while in reality someone must pull open and down the drawer. Many people carry a bag with one hand and have the trash item in the other hand making it difficult to use this trash can.


Here you can see how much better the recycle openings and instructions are.