Sunday, July 1, 2007

I've moved... ALREADY!

Sorry! Please come visit the blog at it's new home :)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Road Trip

I'm heading up to Ichetucknee Springs for a camping trip this weekend. I'll be bringing my camera along. Rural areas always seem to have real gems, so hopefully I'll find a giant home-made alligator mailbox and more for next week.

This morning I stopped by DD, grabbed an iced coffee to sip on while I prowled the streets in search of my latest victims. Here they are in the order they were captured:

It's original (I haven't seen it before anyway), fairly vandal proof, I'd bet. They painted it the same color as the house, which is an "A" frame home. Hey... I get it.

I'll just keep this one short. I'm sure the mail carrier isn't really happy about this. He'll be forwarding you his chiropractic bill.

What is this? Looks like it belongs on a wall rather than a post. They have to have a key to unlock that box every day when they get their mail. I know I'd lose the key. And don't tell me I could put the key on my keyring. I lose them all the time too. So I wouldn't be able to drive my car or get my mail.

What's the opposite of "keeping up with the Joneses"?

Because I stopped to take this picture and then barely got going again before I had to take the next one, three doors down. It's another Creative Solution!

Needs more duct tape!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Here Be Dragons

If you'd like one of these for your very own, you can get instructions here.

I'm not being mean! He says himself that he searched "high and low for one of those goofy rural mailboxes".

Personally, I love dragons, but I'd likely saw a finger off trying to make this.

If you make one, be sure to take a picture of it for us :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Insert Mail Here <-------

I wish I had more sleep last night so I could come up with something delightful to write about this.

A picture is worth a thousand words right?

Submitted by Cynric :) Thanks.

Monday, June 25, 2007

For the Record...

This is my mailbox. I figured I should post it before my friends and family decided to out me as a hypocrit.

What's my mailbox say about me? It says I'm cheap, lazy and spend too much time in front of the computer and not enough time outside working on my landscape. Case in point, instead of getting out there and trying to scrub the mildew off it, I'm in here blogging about it.

So Artbot asked me what I thought was "successful mailbox design"? I wish I had some well thought out response to that. I actually thought about putting some time into answering it and then I realized that like Tim Morris wrote in his article Mailboxes,
"Hideous boxes fight the battle of decoration against function. When you come right down to it, a mailbox is as close to pure function as it gets. You want it to be a box, and you want to get mail in it. It doesn't strictly require anything more than that. A plain container will do. But there is something in the suburban mind that militates against unadorned function. We have too much of that anyway."

I've had the link to that story up on this blog since day one. I came across it when I was doing a little research for this. It's really a great read. Long, but insightful and echos my sentiments. A mailbox is a necessary evil and the best thing you can hope for is inconspicuousness.

In my opinion, if I drive by a mailbox and don't stop to take a picture of it, it's successful design. That's my thinking anyway but I'm just a cheap, lazy, gamer. My mailbox says so.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Delivery

A mailbox shouldn't hold fish, but a pelican.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

What the Shell?

This morning's pun brought to you again by Cynric. They say a pun is the lowest form of wit. I suppose that says something about me. ;)

Anyway, if you're like me and you wondered where people get these mailboxes. I did a quick search and here you go. I think someone posted the link in a comment here already, but I figured since so many of these were getting submitted I'd give the company props.

If you live in a coastal area and want to showcase your love for marine life, or have a dairy farm, chicken ranch, own a zoo, really really love penguins, this would be one place to go to let the neighbors know.

If you live in my neighborhood and you buy that really large rooster, more power to ya. Just letting you know I'll probably come by, take a picture of it, post it and make snarky comments about it. I'll be really smug when I do it too.