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Old 11-26-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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Nov 26, 2009: Plaid House

Not technically a plaid house, because all the dictionaries say plaid is a fabric, but it's painted to look like plaid, and that's close enough. :p



The headline reads, "Chav-tastic coat of paint for wacky artist's house turned into Burberry shrine". As I understand it, "chav", to the Brits, means low rent, thuggish, anti-social, distasteful, etc...
I couldn't disagree more! I think it's really cool, very difficult to do, and probably expensive. The colors are quite conservative and tasteful. I like it a lot.

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Once a symbol for all things chav, Burberry had successfully re-branded itself as one of the UK's most sophisticated fashion labels. But a Norwegian artist looks set to undo all of their hard work after painting the exterior of his house - a former public toilet - in the brand's signature check. Jens Werner, 33, covered the entire building in the famous beige, black and red tartan design. The re-painting of the building in Larvik took several weeks at a cost of thousands of pounds.
How in hell is this house going to, "undo all of their hard work"? I don't understand what the Mail online is all in a lather about?
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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They spelled Moderncunts wrong.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:59 AM   #3
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It's a very plaid house.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:02 AM   #4
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That's what they do.

I think it looks great.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:27 AM   #5
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my first thought was "Chav". Totally not my cup of tea, spectacular achievement, but why pick a pattern so deeply associated with the dregs of English society?
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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Pretty nice building for a public toilet. Around here they are plastic one-holers.
It does have a pee symbol, though.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:54 PM   #7
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Sort of off kilter.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:20 PM   #8
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It's a little garish.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:32 PM   #9
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I like it at first- but like the neighbors experience....It is an eye-sore after that...
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:54 PM   #10
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Sort of off kilter.
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It's a little garish.
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I like it at first- but like the neighbors experience....It is an eye-sore after that...
Geez, what a bunch of conformist party poopers. :p
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:31 PM   #11
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I think it's u-g-l-y. And I agree about the poor neighbors.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:11 PM   #12
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:34 AM   #13
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Makes my eyes go out of focus.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:17 AM   #14
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Would this be considered a "tartan"?
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:31 AM   #15
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I'm painting my house with argyle sox.
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