Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let's Colour!

Thanks to Steph for this awesome link in her comment to my last post. It was inspired by a combination of Morocco color + me having mentioned that I was revising to the music of Jonsi -- check out THIS:
Oh wow. This is SO my cup of tea! It is GLORIOUS. This project--the Let's Colour Project--paints neighborhoods around the world in vibrant color.


After having seen the island of Burano, the lace-making island in the Venetian lagoon, and how it was COLOR that really made that place come alive (that, you know, plus being in the Venetian lagoon!). But check it out. The architecture itself is very plain. Imagine if these buildings were white or tan or grey, like so many houses in the US:

See what I mean?

So I've always thought it would be a great idea to pep up neighborhoods with rainbows of paint, and lo and behold, some mad geniuses have actually started to DO it. You can even get involved, which I assume would mean helping paint. And HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE???

Anyway, thank you Steph for the link!

And thank you Jonsi for the music :-)


Stephanie Perkins said...

I have always wanted to say, "I live on such-and-such street, in the pink house." :)

Let's go paint the world!!! I'll bring the iPod filled with beautiful music, you'll bring the hormone-free sunblock, and we'll meet where the mangoes grow.

ann foxlee said...

Oooh, I LOVE it! My house has been battleship grey on the outside for years (we fixed the inside before we moved in), and now we're finally talking about making it bright and colorful! Wheeee!

Funny how color gives us such a high!

Amber said...

How funny, I remember you saying something about how you couldn't figure out why people didn't all paint their houses in color and not all the beige. Yay for yellow houses! Or my favorite, barn red! Someday I will have a barn red house. I will. It comes to my mind with all our bland houses here, although I love our neighborhood.


Gina said...

Oh! I NEED to paint something now! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Laini, what's your favorite Jonsi song? Mine is Tornado. Such delicious emotion in that one.