So much vacant freewayside selling space, there for the taking! At least temporarily. Alas, no pieces were sold in last weekend’s guerrilla furniture sale — an all-day event staged on the abandoned concrete campus of Landmark Chevrolet at 9111 North Freeway near West Gulf Bank. But wacdesignstudio‘s Scott Cartwright and Jenny Lynn Weitz-AmarÃ© Cartwright came prepared for their Sunday digs:
Because the space was not rented, Scott and Jenny brought an envelope full of cash to pay off potential security guards (there were none), as well as food for any wandering homeless people. The crowd was a mix of architecture students, writers, and curious locals from the adjacent Hidden Valley ranch-style development located behind the dealership.
Well, you know those kinda folks are just showing up for the ambience and cheese anyway. Did you really think they’d be buying up the prototypes in your new furniture line? But hey — marketing is marketing! And look at some of the pix you’ve got to show for it:
When’s the next event? Maybe after a prolonged recovery period. Weitz-AmarÃ© Cartwright tells OffCite’s Steven Thomson:
I came home with a high fever; my ears still hurt. Just from the noise â€” a ringing in my ears. It is very toxic. But itâ€™s Houston.
- Furniture buyers unite! You have nothing to lose but your La-Z-Boy. and Guerrilla Furniture Sale [OffCite]
- Furniture Sale on North Freeway [wacdesignstudio]
- Previously on Swamplot: Desolate Feeder Road Car Lot Landscapes and Bill Heard, Finally Due: Landmark Chevrolet Dealerships Shut Down