Tuesday, July 13, 2010

O Morro

Jeroen Koolhaas & Dre Urhahn

Rio de Janeiro

This summer, the art duo Jeroen Koolhaas & Dre Urhahn has painted a striking rainbow out of 33 buildings in the deepest slum of Rio de Janeiro (O Morro means "The Hill", synonymous with "Slum" according to N.Y. Times).
A wonderful grassroots movement about remaking an unknown place into a monumental space, helped out by the youngsters that live there and by grants and donations.
The Dutch duo Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas

These sort of communal projects, might be of the most uplifting and positive aspects of what we can create out of our surroundings and for the people that needs it the most.

Please, if you know of similar projects that I might not have heard of, hit the send key:)

Love Kristin


  1. WOW!!!! This is totally FABULOUS!! And I'm struck with the sense that THIS is what art should be. My God Kristin! You are phenomenal to bring these things to our attention. Thank you!

  2. Yea, a wonderful idea!

  3. I love this, it's a great project! So eye-catching and uplifting. x

  4. that is beyond cool! i love to hear about things like this - helps me love humans more :)

  5. Love this project!
    How fabulous!


  6. what a beautiful color!
    the project is amazing,
    thanks for this post

  7. That is so wonderful....In London there is a whole street of colourful buildings....The people who live there wanted to make the place more happy and special...so they painted each house on different bright colour:)
    Kisses sweetie:)
    Have a sunny day

  8. Thanks for wonderful comments:) Love it!

  9. I love when I see photos of the colorful buildings like that! so cool!

    Enter my giveaway for a chance to win a necklace from Jack & Ginger!

    Miss Neira

  10. what a beautiful idea! color always makes such a difference.