The Beauty of Four Square

02/11/2011 at 10:27 am

Faggs "4 Square" store delivery van, Horopito - Ken Lankshear

Recently we talked about Kiwi nutrients, let’s highlight another facet of New Zealand’s shopping culture now. This limelight moment goes to food retailer Four Square and its (really) wonderful logo design… including the famous – and slightly creepy – “Cheeky Charlie”. Thanks for the great photo to Ken Lankshear!

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Photo © 2011 Ken Lankshear. Original here.

The Beauty of Kiwi Nutrients

25/10/2011 at 11:31 am

New Zealand Shops - Bjørn Larsen

Bjørn Larsen provided us with this snapshot of a typical Kiwi shopping centre. I like how the shop fronts reflect the proportions of essential Kiwi nutrients: 20% pork chops and ground hooves, 30% fruit (Pineapple Lumps), and 50% booze.

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Photo © 2011 Bjørn Larsen. Original here.

The Beauty of Frog Rock

13/10/2011 at 10:42 pm

Frog Rock - alstewartnz

Prog frog around the clock! Frog Rock, Weka Pass Railway. We are getting dangerously close to postcard beauty here. Must find uglier stuff, must find uglier stuff…

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Photo © 2011 Alastair Stewart. Original here.

The Beauty of Drive-In Dry Cleaning

02/09/2011 at 11:32 pm

Whangarei - Travelling Light

Sadly, most drive-ins turn out to be mere drive-bys. I am still waiting for a version where I don’t have to leave the car at all. Same applies to supermarkets and gyms, by the way.

Another masterpiece by Travelling Light, and it most definitely won’t be the last.

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Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Light Travelling

30/08/2011 at 12:03 am

Nelson 4 - Travelling Light

Today it is my deep pleasure to present you the first photo by “TravellingLight”, a team of incredibly talented “partners in crime” from New Zealand.

In their works, they document New Zealand with a wonderful sensibility, often precisely catching this bitter-sweet spot between beauty and blandness of the country.

Expect more from Travelling Light in the future!

Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Fence Messages

10/08/2011 at 9:32 pm

Fence art 1 - Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

“Somebody used a fence and some pieces of cloth to “write” the sentence “It will all be OK” on a fence in Wellington.”

Fence art 2 - Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

“Now it was changed to “You are doing OK”. What will come next?”

Another masterpiece from the sensational Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. This time starring the typeface “Fence Sans Serif“ and documenting a message from a higher entidy.

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2011 Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. Originals here and here.

The Beauty of The Beech

08/08/2011 at 8:15 am

Next Stop: Beach - Emily Walker

Life’s a beech. This photo, on the contrary, is greet!
Thanks to the breethtaking Emily Walker.

Miniature railway proudly powered by the The Hutt Valley Model Engineering Society, Marine Parade, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Every Sunday from 1—4 pm, weather permitting (uh-oh…).

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2011 Emily Walker. Original here.