All the Crayons in the Box. Week 1.

After watching a very simple yet inspiring TED talk about how the mayor of Tirana, Albania used colour to reform a city, I decided to look for colour in my own environment. Vancouver isn’t known for its use of colour. In fact it’s most likely recognized for its lack of colour. Once a week I’ll be posting an example of colour appearing in our city, how it’s used and the neighbourhoods that embrace it, or choose not to, the most. What are your favorite uses of colour in Vancouver? Which buildings do you think need a paint job or should have been left alone?

This weeks feature is Double Happiness Foods LTD at 429 Powell St.

Double Happiness Foods, Vancouver BC

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  • Gabriela De Lucca February 27, 2013, 9:31 am

    It’s true! Watching that TED Talk and then looking around Vancouver, our city looks quite bland with so much glass and concrete. I think Mount Pleasant and Strathcona are on the right track with colourful homes.
    Looking forward to your glimpses into brightness here!

  • Jenni February 27, 2013, 8:18 pm

    I agree – there are too many boring, grey buildings. Even the common house colours are so bland. Along with Strathcona, and Mount Pleasant, I’d include a lot of houses near The Drive. There’s even a white house with big red polka dots at 3rd and Lakewood!


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