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Monday, December 17, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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Living in the City always means coming face-to-face with NEW!

Not too long ago, lovely bus shelters like this started popping up in select areas of Chicago (erm, NOT my neighborhood, where sometimes someone throws a bench with a real estate ad on the back…).

The lovely post-modern metal frame is surrounded by glass panels; there is a light at night in the inner ceiling and a small (really small) 3-person bench.

Some of the shelters have sprouted billboard-like advertising on the end panels and while we wait patiently for the ever-more late arrivals of our magic coaches, we can read about all sorts of products and entertainments; some of them scroll electronically. I’ve even seen some with small digital monitors inside but they gave that one up because they were too hard to read during the day and nobody wants to take public transportaton Downtown after dark…

I really love this new use, though:

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Within the end-confines of the shelter is a Garment!

Even though the ad is for Sweaters, I can clearly see this is a PONCHO! (Actually a rather delightful woven poncho, by DKNY, wow!)

But the best part is the ad exhorts us to finish that Holiday Knitting: “Another sweater and my plan is nearly complete.

But I’d just as soon look a this suspended in mid-air…

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7 Responses to “Monday, December 17, 2007”

  1. Laura K. says:

    I also like the comparison popcorn one…

  2. meg says:

    Pretty! Wild that it’s an actual garment . . .

  3. Kim says:

    Finally – Macy’s does something smart in Chicago. I’ll be looking for this when I’m downtown next week.

  4. Vera says:

    Nice. I’m debating my Field’s/Macys loyalty because I want to see that poncho (why does it say “sweater” in the display?).

    I have one of those shelters down at my bus stop. They’re designed by a French firm so those tiny three-part benches are for French butts, not American ones.

  5. AmyP says:

    Great shelter! It would probably last all of 5 minutes around here before some little oik smashed it in with a rock and stole the contents. Great advert for the north-west of England, right?!

  6. elizabeth m says:

    Cool shelter. I wonder how long until the vandals strike?

  7. gina says:

    That way-cool 3D ad makes me pine for State Street – and Nordstrom Rack.

 
 
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