Local Heart, Global Soul

May 23, 2018

“People Probably Won’t Even Notice”… But They Do!

Regular readers of this blog know that I am always on the lookout for quirky things. Detail stands out like neon for me, I see it everywhere. There are thousands of functional items on a single city street, somewhere, somehow , sometimes, someone had the opportunity to make part of these functional items decorative. I’m fairly positive someone also uttered the phrase “I wonder why we bother? people will probably not even notice this” (the decoration).

Well Mr or Ms Designer: I notice! Even whilst I’m waiting in the Te Papa, parking area for Himself to pack the wheelchair into the car, standing with the crutches so that he can put them in last, I notice that the top of the bollards around me are decorated with Kiwi’s! I haven’t had the chance to see if there are more of these around the city of Wellington, but hey, this is brilliant. Just sneak tiny little pieces of detail into some of the thousands of pieces of functional items on city streets, and make (at least some) people smile.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. great spotting

    Comment by Maureen Sudlow — May 23, 2018 @ 2:41 am | Reply

    • Maureen,
      I’m not certain if it’s my blessing or curse that I see the world I terms of detail, everyday things delight me too. I mean what adult in their right mind loves all the patterns and images on drain covers lol!? It’s harmless at least. At least my kids can NEVER complain that they don’t have enough holiday photographs from their childhood. I know that a lot of these posts will interest me and not them to much, but they look at the travel and event posts on occasion: even though as teenagers my blog is ” so cringy” 🙂

      Comment by kiwidutch — May 23, 2018 @ 5:20 am | Reply

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