Posts Tagged ‘painted’

Painted surfaces in India

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

This is a hodgepodge of painted walls in India, where I have been travelling for the past five weeks. All of these are in South India (Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa). The buildings are generally made of laterite stone sealed with cement (see previous post). While all of these colours might not work in North America, we could use colour far better at home.

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Painted houses

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Modernist Vancouver house of the painter BC Binning, who painted his own interior and exterior murals. Photo by Arne Haraldsson. See here for more information on this heritage-protected house.

In my neighbourhood there’s a heritage program called True Colours wherein you can receive a pat on the back from heritage types and sometimes free paint if you agree to paint your house in the original house colours circa 1901.

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Swedish geometry

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I found this photo via two of my favourite tumblr blogs, breeapperley and self-romance. Mabel from self-romance tells me this is from the Swedish architecture firm Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter, who are at the moment probably most well-known for their mirrored treehouse.

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