The Typography of Travel 18
Beautiful typography spotted on some of my travels:
Ecole Saint Joseph (school) - Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Mariapaviljoen (restaurant) - 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Grocery store Tetrel - Paris, France
Het Rooie Leeuwke - Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Picasso (restaurant) - 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Café Bar - San Francisco, Galicia, Spain
► To see all previous editions of The Typography of Travel, click here. Also, if you'd like to contribute beautiful type from your travels to this series, drop me a line!
The name of the paint that I won on Iris' blog C-more makes me want to sing: ♪ Yellow Submarine! It's such a bold and vibrant color: perfect for a little spring project since the weather is so cold and grey. The door of our apartment had this weird lilac blueish color. I don't even remember where the paint came from:
By experience (our home has more than 30 doors) I know that painting a door takes more time than you'd think. Especially when you have paint that deserves to be applied perfectly well: like this beautiful satin finish Colora paint. So I started by sanding and priming like a PRO:
1 sanding /// 2 blue dust /// 3 priming /// 4 more priming
And then it was time to open the can:
Look at that color!
After 3 layers of yellow submarine paint, voilà: the final result! Merci Colora and Iris!
Now all I want to do is paint the other doors of our home in funky colors too! What about rainbow doors? Or ombre doors?
Finally I moved my beloved plant collection from their winter storage to the greenhouse! It's my private jungle with palm trees, cactus plants, succulents and agaves. Most of them were cuttings or seeds that I brought home from travels to Portugal, Corsica, Spain and the South of France. Nothing serious but I just really love taking care of it all.
It's still a mystery whether my favorite cactus plant did survive the winter. It's one of the only plants planted in the soil of the greenhouse and has an adventurous lifestyle of growing fast, tall and with his "arms" open wide:
The other cactus plants are obviously very happy this year:
And I'm growing a few veggies here as well, that will go outside soon:
The only thing missing is some more sun! Have a great weekend!
Brabant Service Station
Not far from where I grew up and the nearest bigger city you can find one of the oldest petrol stations of the Netherlands: Brabant Service Station. When the entire area was restructured, the classic building from 1933 faced demolition. But somehow the city council "splurged" 800K€ on moving the gas station 55 meters from its original spot and the building was saved.
I only knew this architectural gem as a gloomy hangout covered in graffiti, but I'm pleasantly surprised to see that it looks so good today!
You can even have a look inside, as Maxx Floors set up their new showroom here. Apparently the interior features some beautiful art-deco details...
I prefer my water with bubbles!