Monday, September 21, 2009

#264












#264, Chelsea, NYC

Let me get this straight. You're given a doorway like this -- elegant and ornate, dripping with color and Baroque charm, a veritable jewel of a building on a quiet side street in Chelsea -- and you stick faux gold hardware store numbers over your door? I won't deny the utilitarianism of the Peel N' Stick numerals (ahem, see #263), but seriously. Enough is enough. Back of the class, 264. For shame.

6 comments:

Adam said...

Interesting - it looks very much like the bow of a ship. Just what style of numbering could go with that ensemble though?

designslinger.com said...

Probably the numbers that went with the original wood door frame which was replaced by the ugly dark brown vinyl, standard issue Home Depot frame.

Ray Gunn said...

@Adam: Black Swan.

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bomparte/black-swan/

Ken Mac said...

i know this joint!

Therese Cox said...

I see that the always-astute Ray Gunn has got my back on this one. I heartily approve of the Black Swan endorsement. In my perfect world, that shield above the door would be larger to accommodate the majesticly Goth-y new numbers, which would be carved right in with the rest of the decorative loop-de-loops.

If only we knew what this majestic old place used to look like . . . pre-vinyl.

Ken Mac, I thought you might know it. 'Tis Chelsea to me, but the boundaries between the big C and the West Village are fluid.

Julie said...

Skew-wiff vinyl numbers. But no better than painting the prow with that yucky faux-rust