Two letterboxes from RubyRuby and associate.  The locations of these holes not disclosed. The first one surely South Fremantle? Nice plaintive oyster shell on the pebble dash.

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23 Responses to Boxes

  1. RubyRuby says:

    Crazy paving was found in Scarborough.

    The pebbledash was a Myarup original.

    I note that you have chosen not to share any of my scathing rant regarding pebble dash.

    Instead, I put out a TWOP query – does anyone have anything at all to say in the defence of the existence of this form of rendering?


  2. mancey says:

    What are your views on vermiculite ceilings


    • RubyRuby says:

      Artex? *frothes at mouth* no particular views…

      Interesting how these hideous home improvement devices from the UK share the trait of being far too easy for the home handyperson to apply in a fit of wanting to reduce the value of their main asset, yet require professional intervention to remove. (the presence of asbestos in the earlier forms of artex is possibly a redeeming feature, considering all the amazingly creative swirling patterns created by wannabe Michelangelos).


  3. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    The mosaic looks like one Tonia Todman has knocked up after a long lunch with the girls.

    I don’t think you see that much pebble dash in Perth – it is hardly the greatest building crime in a city where BCG are the largest home builders. Following on from poorly applied and cheaply coloured render from last decade, poxy fake stone columns, walls and porticos seem to be the currently favoured building crimes as far as I am concerned.

    Mission brown for the FIFO generation.


    • janezee says:

      Yes, the shitty monolithic purply gray portico feature is fucking infuriating.
      As is stacked stone.


      • RubyRuby says:

        Had a house guest from Eastern States who kept raving over poorly chosen coloured faux-stone cladding everywhere. He was especially scathing over its use in older suburbs, where it showed the minerals from the bore water. Why clad if you’re not going to re-paint?

        Weekend rolled around, I realise he’s critical of the use of limestone. I tell him it’s not cladding, and not cement sheets. He was sceptical. I sent him on a day trip to Perth Hills. He still muttered about “limestone facing” or “stone veneer”, but at least he stopped asking me where anyone would ever find that much limestone…


        • Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

          Philistine – it’s the bore water stains that gives Perth its rich patina. I hope you gave him a bag of iron ore and told him to go back to where he came from.


    • RubyRuby says:

      Not needed in Perth at all, pebble dash has been defended by its advocates (in British pubs) as “looking nice in the rain” and “cheaper than repairing brickwork”.

      On the other hand, if you want to develop carpal tunnel issues in a single weekend, painting a pebble dashed surface is the way ahead – it requires jabs and dabs with a small brush rather than usually favoured large surface application, like, with a roller…


  4. orbea says:

    pebble dash v. To crop spray (qv) the toilet bowl with clarts (qv).


  5. skink says:

    since Tasmania has surprised us all by being the most progressive state in the Commonwealth, who do we get to look down upon now?

    does this mean that WA is now officially the most backward pissant redneck state in the country?


  6. The Legend 101 says:



  7. vegan says:

    just wondering what the houses would look like if these were iwanoff letterboxes.


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