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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Parisian potholes

Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera walks around Paris and patches up cracks in the street with braids of colorful yarn. Aren't they lovely? See more here.

P.S. Remember these pothole gardens?

(Via Honestly...WTF)

63 comments:

jolie jamie said...

That really is beautiful!

Sarah Morgan said...

This is so wonderful! What a great way to turn a flaw into something beautiful.

Diana Mieczan said...

How special and brilliant! They would make me smile every time I pass them by:)

gemma said...

pretty!

Luxury Monograms.com said...

This is so fun! Only in Paris!xx

Melanie
www.LuxuryMonograms.com

Hilary Nicole said...

This is such a great idea of making something broken and making it beautiful! I might have to start this in our pot hole haven in Iowa.

XO Hilary Nicole
http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

theolivetree said...

What a sweet idea!

the lil bee said...

What a sweet idea! I wonder if Juliana is available to come patch up our street. It is like the Grand Canyon of potholes. Drives me bananas!

julie @ hazel and hunter said...

that's beautiful! someone should do the same for the rough roads here in montréal

Nomadic D. said...

I saw this over on honestly wtf too, and I just love it! The colors are so happy-making! What a wonderful way to randomly bring beauty into every day life.

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An Invitation said...

I love these! Me and my mom are going to participate in covering parts of Salt Lake city in yarn for the Art's festival this summer.

My mom says she can now add graffiti artist to her resume at 50 :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'm sure this kind of originality is evident all over the world but part of me still wants to say "only in paris!"

Dancing Branflake said...

Beautiful! I am sure all the many cyclists in the city love her.

Mandy said...

How creative!

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Forever Lovely said...

What a neat idea! Those would be so lovely to admire while on a walk. Thanks for sharing!

-Forever Lovely
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New York Don't Leave Me said...

This is so great, I'd love to see someone do this in NY. xo

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JWK said...

LOVE THIS!! I wish she would come to Houston, we have plenty of potholes to cover :)

Theresa said...

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

what a neat idea, hes making the streets so colorful!

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Heather said...

This is so very beautifully Parisian! Love!

Francesca from Façonner said...

What a way to create a spring in ones' step!! I wonder about the permission for this; people can be funny about things like that...I hope that they remain as they are as it's a really sweet (original) idea!

Francesca

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Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

wah! LOVE IT! & the pothole gardens! brilliant!

Elisa said...

we need to start something similar here in Iowa!!

maggie said...

love the pothole gardens too!

Shellsea said...

This look so pretty.

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Cassandra Marie said...

I love street art like this! So pretty :D

Sarah @ Knit York City said...

I can't begin to explain how much I love this!

Elissa said...

That's awesome! I wonder though, how long does it last? I mean does anyone take the yarn home off the street? Or are they better behaved in France than the U.S.?

Amber said...

How beautiful is that! People are amazing.

helen s. said...

what an amazing way of turning something ugly to something beautiful. LERF.

helen :}
the daily nook!

Sierra said...

Love it...the French version of Knitta Please!

Sunshine said...

Those are awesome!

Christina Dietz said...

Hahaha I don't really like it, I'm not gonna lie.

Why can't she fill it with something cuter and more weather resilient!?

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Emily said...

Hm, I think it's kind of pointless really... the aim seems to be to get a nice photo so we can all say 'aww, how clever!' It'll be filthy in about 5 minutes, between cyclists and pedestrians and/or their dogs...

Nancy said...

How gorgeous! I'd love to walk down that street!

Annie said...

awww very cool! I love the pot holes filled with flowers! (forget if I saw that story on your blog or where?)

jessica quadra said...

we just got back from paris last night and went on a search for cool street art. bummed we didn't run into any of these - they're beautiful!

Ray said...

What a lovely way to turn destruction into something beautiful! He would have a field day here in Chicago! Thanks for sharing!

http://rayinthewindycity.blogspot.com

Cath said...

Oh! It makes my heart leap... and totally reminds me of something that the artist from the ColorMeKatie blog would do (and I think she's a part of Improv Everywhere, too). Neat-O!

Ivana said...

Cute idea! How come I´ve never seen them yet? Gotta look better where I put my feet :)

xx Ivana

http://styleinthecityen.blogspot.com

JENNY said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!
Los Angeles needs lots of those!!! Then I'll be a fan of potholes!

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BeLighter said...

Unusual for sure! Love the colour composition! And they really pop out from the dark pavement!!!

lizzie said...

i LOVE projects like this...while you're creating art...why don't you brighten up your city a bit. a girl on our college campus last winter knit a bunch of sweaters and hats for all of the creepy iron statues around campus (humans and animals) so there were squirrels in winter caps and sweaters and goats and all of that...made everyone brighten up for finals week.

Una said...

This reminds me of the work German artist Jan Vormann who repairs cracks in walls with LEGO!

Urban art rocks, it's clever and best of all accessible.

http://www.janvormann.com/dispatchwork.php

Wendy said...

So cute! Very fun.

chloe said...

haha! that is so random but I LOVE it!

tc said...

i love this! thanks for posting.

oh, lovely day! said...

this is just delightful!

Shannon Marie said...

how fun :)

thehaflife said...

Chicago could use some of these.

Noemi said...

That is awesome I wonder how long that will last though...
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Studying with Stilettos said...

wow that is such an interesting concept! xo
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Dimitri Zafiriou said...

a piece of art....so colorful and great...

La Franglaise said...

Clever! There remember reading a post about someone who did the same but with lego!

Jesse said...

what a cool idea!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Cute idea!

http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

www.StarHughes.com said...

What a cool idea! I wonder how she does that - is it adhered to the ground or actually knitted/sewn to the cement?

Brodsky Organization said...

This is such a fun idea. We wouldn't be upset if someone wondered around Manhattan patching up pot holes with colorful designs. In fact, we wouldn't mind if someone went around NYC patching up potholes period.

Julie said...

That is AWESOME!!

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Ashleigh said...

I wish someone would come to Chicago and do this... I don't think there's enough yarn in the world ;) What a sweet little happy surprise!

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