1. telephone pole as public message board.
2. railing as bike rack.
3. fence post as lost glove repository.
4. same idea, different fence.
5. coffee can as ash tray.
6. cardboard box as suspected playhouse.
for a class assignment, i had to photograph examples of what designer jane fulton suri calls ‘thoughtless acts.’ the idea behind the project is that daily people adapt the objects around them in an effort to better suit them to their needs. in her book, suri collects photographs of these adaptations as a way of promoting a common-sense approach to new design. these are my shots from around providence.
very cool idea. you found some good ones!
how very interesting. form follows function.
great finds – i'm intrigued by the glove one as i came across gloves lined up and abandoned on a brick wall.
Sounds like a fun assignment, I think you found outstanding ones most definitely.
neat project idea. I like your photos. Though, i'm not big on the name "thoughtless acts". It sounds like, to me personally, that the acts were mishievous.
ha! yeah, i was thinking that they're more thought*ful* than anything!
These are outstanding… love these shots.
i LOVE these! there's something so fascinating about looking at the way we live our lives unconsciously… beautiful 🙂
this is really cool!
these are so awesome!!! what a cool assignment and i love your take on it. xo
The playhouse is great. 🙂
very cool, erin. love the gloves.
So neat! The gloves remind me of the bronze lost gloves sculpture in the Porter Square T station in Cambridge.
w o w ! I love your blog! Totally inspirational! Thank you for sharing 🙂
I'll bet that was a fun walk-about.
Leave it to you to find the thoughtful ones! No surprise. Beautiful(ish) and useful, all the way. xo
That sounds like a pretty fun assignment. I should assign myself a project like that.
wow this is great!
what a fun assignment……love your shots!
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