Thursday, 7 April 2011

The things one finds on the sidewalk!

On my way home after work, I walked past one of my favourite galleries, Lafreniere & Pai. In particular, I love their sign, which sits in a welded metal cone-shaped sculpture on wheels on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. But today, there was something extra stuck into the sculpture/sign.  

It was a wooden chair-shaped thing-ie. At first, I thought that it wasn't supposed to be there, that someone had stuck it there as a joke. But when I looked in the window of the gallery, I saw hundreds of miniature versions of this chair form, about 6 inches high, all part of the current exhibition. So it was there on purpose.  

Down the street I found this wonderful display of mats, the kind you are supposed to put outside to wipe your shoes on. But they were so colourful and had such great designs. I couldn't imagine intentionally getting them dirty. And there they were, all lined up on the sidewalk in front of the store.

As I looked at them, I had this terrible urge to.....well, you know! To run down the length of them. They just looked so inviting, all laid out like that. But I took a deep breath and walked away. I wonder if other people have had the same feeling. I wonder if anyone has ever given in to the urge!


Ronna said...

Love those mats. Love that Domus. Great shop!

frannie said...

I wonder what the chairs were all about? An installation perhaps?

Unknown said...

Hello Evlyn;
Congratulations on your blog. It seems like a wonderful outlet for all your many talents and a great way for us to peek into your city/country life. Thank you!