Saturday, 13 March 2010

changing spaces

I love the wonder on the faces of the train passengers as they get off the train at Carlisle station after one of Homebase's guerilla makeovers. How fun would it be to randomly do one of these makeovers in your neighbourhood? Maybe I will take on a park bench or bus shelter of my own when warmer weather finally arrives.

16 comments:

charl said...

i love this ad.. i was just wondering if they kept it like that after or if it went back to normal..i loved the grass in the station waiting room !!!!

Rebecca said...

I wish I'd actually gone to the station when this was there, everyone told me about it but I never got round to going there :( apparently it looked amazing in real life!

Helena said...

That's such a great idea! Wasn't there a band of guerrila knitters who went around knitting woolly hats for London phone boxes at some point?

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Brilliant idea!

I love the Knit the city girls, tea cosy for a London Phonebox!

Sarah x

Liz said...

I might be tempted to travel by train more if my local station looked like that.

hannahk said...

talking of neighbourhood makeovers ~ have you spotted guerrilla knitting?
park trees http://www.psfk.com/2010/03/pics-cape-mays-mysterious-guerrilla-knitting.html
urban http://www.psfk.com/2009/09/pics-knit-graffiti-crew-knitta-please-bombs-the-standard-nyc.html

Polly R said...

I love this! I would be soooo confused by it but it would be such a nice suprise!
xx

Pamela said...

That is really cool!

Phoebe said...

That looks so amazing! I watched the bus stop video, too. It literally brightens your day. I just hope no one messed with it while it was there. That would be so sad.

sanne said...

hi there! just found your website... wow you just blew me away with your amazing pictures and wonderful atmosphere... amazing ad!

Rebecca said...

charl, they didnt keep it like this, worse luck!its all back to normal now :(

Herself said...

Fantastic! Do it! Then takes gobs of pics for us to live vicariously through the whole whole thing!

soulier dans la neige said...

Hi Jes, what a wonderful surprise today while checking a great blog called salad and sequins, to learn 2 things, that Tam is your sister isn't it funny, I didn't knew that) and that you have a beautiful, wonderful interview on Company magazine. Congratulations :)
By the way Jes, it's Sofia, I've anouther blog (in french and english this time, more devoted to fashion too) here http://soulierdanslaneige.blogspot.com

Once again, you and your house are amazing in that magazine.

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

Ahhh!! Haa what a great idea! I love all the happy people lounging with coffee and making phone calls..

xoxo
-julie

tiel said...

great marketing! the sad thing is that it wouldn't last in that condition. shame.

Catherine said...

I love this ad and it actually ends up looking good.