I haven’t posted this before, because my shot from the bus window was tres blurry. I have been meaning to go back to bolster the category “Shithouse doors.” But Martin makes such a strong case for its worstness, that I put it up anyway. Martin does have some TWOP credit anyhow, as he is the one who dubbed Lisa Scaffidi She-Ra.He’s got some artisitics to view here too. Condor is on Adelaide Terrace.
To make up for the blurry one, I have added another metal door I took a shot of. The Scotsman obviously there to deter anyone collecting money for charity. Unabridged, Martin says,
Have you seen the new door, the new FRONT door, of the Condor apartment development?
Probably not, because you have not turned inside out trying to solve the confronting, baffling puzzle that this door embodies. I am bleeding profusely whilst writing this message.
As the entry statement to a jillion dollars worth of glitzy new apartments, you would think that the developer would employ someone other than their year 8 metal-work class taking nephew to build the door.
I’m assuming that’s who made it, what since it looks like a poster for a high school biology project made by a kid who knew he would fail biology anyway, so he spent most of biology project time on his metalwork exam piece. Which he also failed.
Man, is this kid stupid.
The designer attempts to evoke the soaring spirit of the majestic Condor with the two-line-squiggle which is universal shorthand for ‘seagulls’. Brilliant! And the way the door handle evokes the qualities of a squirt of bird shit frozen in flight – inspired!
This door – and excuse me, I have lost of feelings about this door – breaks every design rule in existence. There is no symmetry, no margins, there is no contrast or even cohesion in the choice of materials. Brass and silver? Well, they’re both metals so WHY NOT.
Why not, indeed. This development has been going for ever, there are hundreds of people dying to move in but it doesn’t appear like it will ever get finished. So why the rush on this fucking awful door? (Another image by someone else here)
Yeah. So what you’re saying is that it’s a crap door right? And Martin, I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t call her She-Ra these days.