By Cory Doctorow at 12:17 pm Tue, Aug 21, 2012
LA Observed republished this photo of a garage-door painted to look like a magnificent outdoor book-case, apparently ganked from author Robert Crais's Facebook (I don't have a FB account, so I can't verify this).
LA garage door painted to look like bookshelves
(via Super Punch)
This garage door speaks volumes
Absolute load of rubbish as you might expect from what seems to have been a Daily Mail story originally.
“I don’t have facebook” is the new “I don’t own a TV”
IK, R??? Cory doesn’t have a freakin FB account? WHAT???? NOT EVEN A FAKE ONE? You are MISSING OUT on all of George Takei’s hilarious shit, and you are missing out on all of MY hilarious shit jacked from George Takei!!!
And all of my hilarious shit jacked from awjt! ;P
Freely, I give! You do not need to ask, nor is it considered stolen!!!
I don’t have facebook or a TV. Clearly I win.
You are the biggest hipster here by far…win!
I don’t have a FB account OR a cell phone.
Ok, I have no FuckBook account, no TV AND no cell phone.
I have no FB, no TV, no cell phone AND no highly complicated 3D-printed robotic machine for shooting bananas at ukuleles.
Cory, you don’t need a Facebook account to access his page http://www.facebook.com/TheRealRobertCrais
/Huffs fingernails, polishes them on lapel
Facebook is in my ‘hosts’ file.
The (to me) hilarious thing is, that my immediate thought process upon seeing the picture in my feedreader was: “Oh, nifty, a bookshelf garage door, must be a post by Cory.”
And sure enough, it is. :)
disappointed these are painted. real decorating professionals insist on maximum faux bookshelf authenticity.
Has that story actually been on BoingBoing?
Sheesh! A lot of commenters to that article are just outraged! Looked like a pretty nifty idea to me so I left some comments of my own.
From Germany, these aren’t cheap but are sweet. My favorites are Robot and Jet. https://www.style-your-garage.com/us/Garage-mural/ I swear, just as soon as I win the lottery.
Thanks for the link. Amazing. I’ve always like trompe l’oeil
It’s only a matter of time until something THIS awesome is found to be in violation of zoning laws, and ordered destroyed.
Frankly I’m surprised there’s a neighborhood in Southern California that doesn’t have a homeowners association which strictly outlaws this sort of thing.
In the part of Orange County I lived in, the HOA Cops would be all over this within the week.
“I don’t have a Facebook account…” I copy-pasted that just so I could read it again, and laugh my ass off.
I do have a Facebook account, and it is from Robert Crais’ page. According to him: “The door was commissioned by Lee Dembart, a former writer and book reviewer for the L.A. Times, who explained, ‘I love books. They’re my passion.’ (Don’t you just love the man?) The mural was painted by artist, Don Gray. You can see more of Mr. Gray’s amazing work on his website, here: http://www.dailyartwest.com/ “
Does a fake book have to be tugged on to open the door? Because that would be rad, despite the fact they are two dimensional.
Seriously? I get to be the first to make the obligatory Anne Frank joke? (I’m Dutch, so I’m allowed to.)
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