Tag Archives: Banksy

Park (ing)

Across from Ace Hotel DTLA

In tribute to the Ace Hotel, an image of the Banksy mural across from their downtown LA location. Ace sent out a request yesterday to donate to their staff, who are unable to work during the quarantine.

I’ve loved Ace Hotels since my first stay at Ace Portland years ago. They provide a home-away-from-home that’s genuinely welcoming and just the right degree of idiosyncratic. I can’t imagine a world without Ace Hotels.

Shout it out loud

The will to self-expression is strong in us.

In a state park restroom, people leverage the only space where they can easily leave a permanent mark.

And what is the story here? Is this a personal message? Or perhaps a self-reflexive apology to Banksy for ripping off Banksy’s style in order to apologize to Banksy for ripping off his style?

Down the street, my neighbors have been “flocked.” This is an elaborate way to raise money for their daughter’s church youth group. One of their friends has donated money to the group and thus caused the deployment of this flock of plastic flamingoes. Beats a tote bag–take note, NPR.

The Best Thing

This was absolutely the best thing that happened this weekend.

Angry Birdsky: Angry Birds + Banksy by @bortwein [ via laughingsquid.com & @chris23 ]