Thursday, May 20, 2010

Flyer Boxes

The proliferation of ""flyer boxes" on Richmond's city streets has always been a curious phenomenon, especially since they are considered a form of protected free speech and thus are not regulated like other streetscape elements. Apparently, anyone can place a box in any out-of-the way spot on a public sidewalk.
As boxes are abandoned, some take on new roles as vignettes of impromptu art. The blog Inhabitat reports that at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City-based The Street Is In The House has developed a line of repurposed flyer boxes, formalizing these vignettes for your home.