Think only Barbie can have the dream house? This is the house of Ruth Handler, the founder of Barbie, in Santa Monica, California. It was her real life dream house until her death in The facade of the beach house is painted in bubble gum pink & purple.
House in Melbourne, Australia. these old gingerbread terrace houses are common in parts of australia but almost always have white wrought-iron lace on a dark brick facade. this one is nice as they have reversed the colours.
Poundbury_ALL0146 by JonathanLClarke, via Flickr Google maps: Challacombe Square / Challacombe Street, Poundbury, England, United Kingdom
"Singapore shophouse facades are known for their mix European Neo-Classical and traditional Chinese architectural details, their louvered wood shutters, and for their often lively paint schemes.
Some actually may enjoy living in this world, but for many, it is a world to be endured. Yes, it is engineered to be antiseptic, but in doing so, the lifeblood is also sucked out. Can we do better? Of course we can. We just have to do it.
These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers: Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains.