11.21.2011

stripes beat not stripes everyday of the week

what is it that i like so much about a space that doesn't scream its function?

take this bathroom.  it is used by polo players in martin orozco's argentinian horse breeding ranch.  but does this room look explicitly like a bathroom?  nope. 

 
world of interiors, november 2011
is that a sink over there in the corner?  yes.  
are the pipes completely exposed?  yes.  
are those towel rings made of painted coiled wire? yes.  
are the grey stripes the simple width of a paint roller?  yes.  
are the concrete walls rumply?  yes. 

i realize we don't all have easy access to our ancestral family ranches abroad but wouldn't it be uncommonly refreshing would it be to stripe your own walls in grey?  stripe the vanity cabinet while you're at it-- it's just some piece of junk from home depot anyway -- it needs some life!  red suites me anytime anywhere and the oversize hoops of wire are hand-drying sculptures.  there's probably all kinds of bugs in this old room- after all it is a converted stable.  there's probably dirt galore and germs, egads.  but you know what?  i'll take this unpretentious and unregulated horse stall over a pristine marble master suite mausoleum any day. 

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