Away in a Granger (Grange Street), The Changing Rooms (Leith Street), Howe the Fuck (Howe Street).
I was in Dunedin for the weekend and came across a few new flats: Howe the Fuck (Howe St), The Tool Box (Howe St), The Changing Rooms (Leith St), The Art Gallery (Leith St), Puzzle5 (Castle St), and Away in a Granger (Grange St.
The Art Gallery and The Tool Box were the two of most interest. The Art Gallery provides a wonderfully painterly portrait of the University Clock tower with a disjointed harbour view floating above it. The painting covers the door and two lower glass side panels in the door frame.
The Tool Box has a comfortably designed feel about it, like a Macs beer label. The font and ornaments (hammer and wrench) was formed using masking tape and then sprayed over with black paint. I discovered this while standing on the footpath and having a yarn over the fence with one of the lads from the flat who was reclined on his couch, the bench behind him swathed in empties from the nigh before.
Maybe it’s the end of exams at Otago … whatever the reason there’s been a flurry of tagging of photos on the Dunedin named student flats group on Facebook: The Manor, Moe’s, Kelpfish, Beaver Lodge, Beehive, Chip off the Old Block, Fairlie Lodge, Wahaha, The Wandering Penis, Barcelona, The Moat, and the flat with the most beautiful sign, Howe Street Golf Club.