This vibrant sign comprised of magenta boards and yellow 3D letters is an homage to the residents’ favourite band, Sticky Fingers, and their album, Land of Pleasure. The sign itself references the colour palette and font used on the album cover, the lettering was created with ply and cut using a bandsaw.
The residents of the flat meet in Hayward Hall last year, all loved the band and were very excited to see them play at O’ Week 2015. This is their first year flatting and their mutual appreciation of the Sticky Fingers has meant they are now committed to living in the “land of pleasure” on Dundas Street!
“That is why we decided to capitulate just how much Sticky Fingers has meant to us and bring it with us as we moved into our first year flatting. Sticky Fingers are living gods and as “Land of Pleasure” is the most glorious album in existence that is what we titled our flat.” Sydney Coffee (17.2.16)
Listen to Land of Pleasure on Soundcloud.
Pic’s Flat on Dundas Street is a new addition to the named flat community this year and has received it’s name from the (in my opinion) best peanut butter company on the shelves, Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter.
The five flatmates arranged a 12 months sponsorship deal with Pic’s and now receive a 2.5kg bucket of the peanuty goodness weekly.
Find out more about the flatmates on the Pic’s webpage, and also their Facebook page.
40 Dundas Street hasn’t been graced by a flat name for more than ten years. It appears we now have a proud Samoan Embassy in Dunedin North!
The last recorded name for this flat was the infamous “Greasy Beaver Lodge”. The (unconfirmed) word on the street was the then landlord banned further naming.
The Greasy Beaver Lodge reappeared in April 2016 shortly after 40 Dundas Street was sold.