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A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs

To see more of Andrew’s creative Neighborhood Watch modifications, follow @dcmism on Instagram.

Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.

"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.

What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”

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truebluemeandyou:

DIY Inspiration: DIY or Buy Matchbox Garden. These MatchCardens are each $6.78 from Another City here, but they are a UK store (you can still order but will have to pay shipping). TIP: DIY with mini fake flower buds (you can find them in the bridal section at the Dollar Store or any craft store). About the MatchGardens:

The box contains everything you need to cultivate your own green cress lawn: simply attach your house to the garden, sow the seeds and add a little water. The quick grow cress seeds will make your own mini garden in a matter of days.
Contents:   Instructions, cut-out features, cress seeds, waterproof tray

For more unique matchbox DIYs (magic opening boxes, mini travel stickers for matchbox suitcases, drawers etc…) go here:truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/matchbox 
For Free Matchbox Office Supply Book Covers from the Dollar Store go here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Inspiration: DIY or Buy Matchbox Garden. These MatchCardens are each $6.78 from Another City here, but they are a UK store (you can still order but will have to pay shipping). TIP: DIY with mini fake flower buds (you can find them in the bridal section at the Dollar Store or any craft store). About the MatchGardens:

The box contains everything you need to cultivate your own green cress lawn: simply attach your house to the garden, sow the seeds and add a little water. The quick grow cress seeds will make your own mini garden in a matter of days.

Contents:   Instructions, cut-out features, cress seeds, waterproof tray

For more unique matchbox DIYs (magic opening boxes, mini travel stickers for matchbox suitcases, drawers etc…) go here:truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/matchbox 

For Free Matchbox Office Supply Book Covers from the Dollar Store go here.

— 3 weeks ago with 269 notes
natgeofound:

A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative

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bofransson:

Jan De Vliegher (Belgian, b. 1964), Blossoms 10, 2011

bofransson:

Jan De Vliegher (Belgian, b. 1964), Blossoms 10, 2011

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salahmah: Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos. 

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nymphtrash:

i have a strong appreciation for the sea tbh

(Source: nymphtrash, via pukakke)

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