Monday, October 19, 2009


Friend Sam next to the traditional Chinatown pay phones

This one is mostly interesting because we were in Boston, and people here don't seem to like New Yorkers very much (it must be a Red Sox/Yankee thing)

Lately, I've been noticing some very stylish phone booths. My weekend in Boston contributed two specifically interesting ones to my phone booth repertoire, which made me want to write about pay phones in general. I mean, why would you need to look good for the person who you are calling, when you can look fabulous right there in the booth? With the advent of the cell phone, phone booths and pay phones are no longer being used, but at least we still have their aesthetic and some great artists taking advantage of that recycled tabula rasa. Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino created the Aquarium Phone Booth as part of the Lyon Light Festival in France, which is imperative since fish need to call their peeps too, right? How else do you think they found Nemo?

Lyon Light Festival

An interesting solution to the aggravating cell phone afficionado

The traditional English phone booth - typical yet traditionally amazing

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