Sunday, December 27, 2009

Retro Garage

I wonder if there's an early 70s muscle car in there?

13 comments:

Vanda said...

That's sort of cool, but at first I thought it was a sideways door.

Yakpate said...

At first glance I thought this was a fabulous work of modern art. I especially love the chartreuse angle of sunlight.

Thanks for your eye, LA!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Now this is one cool garage. At first I thought it was accordion type door... do you ever see it open?

Judy Williams said...

I thought the same about the accordion style doors. Remember when appliances were that same avocado color? Also, harvest gold and coppertone?

Virginia said...

Judy,
Yes I remember Harvest Gold and Avacado. Had more than my share of both I'm sad to say.

THese doors have an oriental feel as well. Great art installation, but as garage doors? I'm no sure.
V

Petrea said...

My bell bottoms and platform sandals are in there.

dbdubya said...

I first saw a TV remote control. Must be the time of season.

Mister Earl said...

Our house, built in 1955, was cocoa, with dark turquoise shutters, and redwood garage door. The kitchen was cocoa.

TheChieftess said...

Don't feel bad Virginia!!! I remember those avocado appliances...Had avocado when my first hubby and I were first married...with avocado green shag carpeting too!!!

alex said...

reminds me of that commonly exploited theme on theme park rides where you're on a buggy leading up to four doors. Out of nowhere comes a voice that says, "which door will open to your destiny?" (they do something like that on the Indiana Jones ride in Disneyland AND the Mummy ride at Universal:)

Natalie said...

This garage makes me feel like I'm on an old game show. What's behind door number three?

Judy Williams said...

Behind door number three is Carol Merrill stroking a new stereo console/8 track player encased in a giant wooden Danish modern credenza.

Laurie said...

You guys are so cool. I post a picture of a garage door and you just run with it! We're all from the same tribe, that's for sure!

I just LOVE this weird door. Brenda and Vanda, I've never seen it open so I'm not sure how it actually moves.

I was struck by that harvest gold-ish stucco with avocado accent on the doors. Has this been this way since the 70s, or is it some kind of homage? I forget which decorating mag had an article recently about those colors making a comeback, along with turquoise and brown. I remember friends' houses when I was growing up in the 70s -- lots of avocado green tile in kitchens, lots of gold fridges and dishwashers. Chieftess, Virg and Mister E, you guys were hip back in the day!

Petrea, you made me laugh.

Natalie and Judy, we think alike!

Alex, what a cool interpretation!

Yak, I thought you might dig this one...

DB, cool! I guess this ended up being a rorschach or sorts, huh?

Thanks for the great comments, everyone. Catch up with you tomorrow...