April 30, 2006

 island for sale


my favorite things about this piece of traffic circle art are:

1) the astroturf mats
2) the huge stalks of flowering bamboo that have been attached to the traffic signs
3) the sprinkler!
4) the fact that this is apparently one hot property.

Posted by xta at April 30, 2006 05:41 PM | TrackBack

why is it that it is never decorated when I come by!?

I think that is the most adorable thing :-)

Posted by: pinky at April 30, 2006 06:14 PM

the bamboo held me transfixed the other night when i drove by. it is quite beautiful.

they're putting in an island in OND, at the glendale/trinity intersection. i wonder if it will be as cool?

Posted by: lisa at April 30, 2006 10:28 PM

Mr. Pants was over there on his bike yesterday and got a shot, too:

My favorite part is the sprinkler. I think an inflatable palm tree would be the piece de resistance.

Posted by: L at May 1, 2006 06:39 AM

I LOVE IT! I only wish I could be there to watch the traffic circle hater take it in.

It needs some of those plastic pink flamingos.

I want to live in a cool neighborhood :(

Posted by: Matt at May 1, 2006 07:22 AM

This is completely inspired! It moves beyond decorative eye candy and straight into conceptual humor. I love it!

Posted by: erthsister at May 1, 2006 11:34 AM

It reminds me of this: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_1049.php


Posted by: John Boy at May 1, 2006 11:40 AM

You know, we could all go in on it together...

Posted by: blackbird at May 1, 2006 02:50 PM

Has it ever been decorated as a merry-go-round? I think that would be cool. You could put a horse on each of the sign posts.

Or maybe even a pool of water filled with pink flamingos...

Posted by: Matt at May 2, 2006 09:15 AM

Following up from Matt...
An eye or the world...a basketball or baseball...or a pizza!

Posted by: John Boy at May 2, 2006 09:18 AM

Yum! Pizza! Or.... A giant Apple Pie and you could do a sign that said something about the neighborhood being a perfect slice!

Or how about a helicopter landing pad? (or a flying saucer landing pad)

Posted by: Matt at May 2, 2006 01:36 PM

a beanie hat with a propeller...or a faux pond...

we have lots of round abouts in jerusalem. they usually have boring old flowers in the middle.

Posted by: John Boy at May 2, 2006 02:57 PM

damn, those are some fine ideas!
i wish i had some carousel horses just lying around -- i'd implement that display right away. ;-)

Posted by: christa at May 2, 2006 05:21 PM

What about a beaver pond to honor our famous rsidents?

Posted by: Phyllis at May 3, 2006 04:52 PM

Matt, you can live in a cool neighborhood too. You have a good guide here on how to start. :) Or you can move; I bet rolling your own is easier than moving. ;)

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas at May 6, 2006 09:58 AM
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