Not Sure That Trash Can is Big Enough!
I have been very lucky to receive at least a half dozen pictures from friends – and even someone I don’t know – of some very interesting mailboxes. This one actually belongs to the person who sent it to me, a friend and fellow citizen of the fair city of Simi Valley; truly a little slice of heaven here in Southern California.
This little baby was designed and constructed by the homeowners who sent it to me. I love the use of logs and stone for the basic construction and that’s a cool piece of driftwood. Check out the wall intersections and, especially the detail in the door. I think it would have been cool to plant real grass on the roof, but that probably would have involved too much maintenance, so I’ll give ’em a pass.
I especially like the addition of the trash can. One of the reasons I think snailmail is going the way of the Dodo is represented by the uselessness of junk mail. I’m of the opinion it’s a nuisance and an incredible waste of resources, analogous to the Yellow Pages, for which I recently saw an infographic that pointed out some 70% of the people who receive the book don’t use it and only 23% bother to recycle it. I recycle ours and virtually all of the junk mail we receive never gets read and ends up in the gray recycle can.
I asked my friend if they’ve ever been able to convince their mail carrier to actually put junk mail in the can, but was informed the can is actually sealed. I have a feeling it would be a federal offense for anyone other than the recipients to do that, but I thought it worth asking.
If you see an interesting mailbox (suburban – actually, rural would be cool too – curbside), and you have or can take a picture of it, please let me know. I’d love to add it to this collection . . . which is no longer mine. I’m just the curator now.