Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Flower & Bench

I saw this interesting looking bench with flowers planted inside the side arms at Tribeca last week. Isn't this a clever idea? Although I think the bench needs a new piece of wood for the seat.

Also, notice the fire escape in the reflection on the windows? I think there is a restaurant on the first floor of the building across the street.

No questions today.

17 comments:

Thinking Fool said...

When I was in the single-digit years, a random man (not creepy) pulled a quarter out of my ear on a bench that looked very similar to the one in the picture! I now do that to my nephew!

USelaine said...

I love the look of unstained, unvarnished, unpainted wood that's smooth and worn. How nice that someone has planted and maintained flowers for whoever sits there.

Monika N. said...

Oh, I love that wathered bench!

Olivier said...

ce banc, si rustique, est vraiment superbe.

this bench, if rustic, is really beautiful.

Janice Dhing Woon said...

i simply love this shot. Nice layout.

Peter said...

A nice bench! Of course, I wonder where I should put my arms ... not on the flowers!?

No question!! So, I have a question: Why no question?

Chris said...

Interesting bench. I like the grain on the wood.

You can answer the question on my blog today: What is it Wednesday!!

teahouse said...

That is a really lovely bench. It's very rustic looking, right in the middle of New York City. Love the flowers.

D.C. Confidential said...

Why not?

(Sorry. I can be a smart*ss that way.)

Nice picture. Love the multi-purpose bench. Too bad they planted marigolds, though. Not my favorite.

There. That could have been your question today. What kind of flowers would you plant in a bench like this?

Answer: Pansies.

Dee Dee said...

Ming...kind of odd finding an old country style bench in New York City..I like it there and the little Merigolds look very pretty...

Nice photo..:)

Lori said...

I like the bench and the flowers are very cheerful. It looks like it belongs in some rustic seaside resort town. It's surprising to see it in New York!

citygirl15 said...

I would like a bench like that for my country house. Do you think it's custom made?

crittoria said...

A very nice looking bench - the flowers make it pretty. I love the rustic look, but I would worry about getting a splinter...

Hilda said...

I love the bench! In all its weathered glory, especially with the contrast of the flowers. I'd love to bring it home.

Jessica Rae said...

I love this picture. The idea for the bench is so sweet. Of course, it does take away armrest area! But, yes, I love it.

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sonia a.m. said...

Lovely bench, Ming!

Peter make me smile saying "I wonder where I should put my arms...not on the flowers?" LOL!

• Eliane • said...

Well, you did ask if we noticed the fire escape reflection... ;) I think you just can't resist. It is second nature.
Lovely bench - I like its distressed look which contrast with the crispy white façade à-la-Martha-Steward.