Whilst street-gawking at R.M. Schindler's Buck House last week, we admired the abstractified house numbers he (presumably) made for the garage apartment:
Note how he "found" the circle motif in each of the numbers (5 9 5 8) and kept the circle the same for each number. Cool! That led to the realization: We can do something similar for our house!
We've decided on getting our house numbers from Modern House Numbers
in the SoCal (surprise, surprise...) style:
Note that we (6909) have a built-in circle motif, except that the standard zero is pretty big. What if we could do this:
That is, change the big zero to a zero the size of the circle on the 6 and 9? Pretty cool! As an accidental bonus, there's a slight rhythm with the down-up, down-up order of the circles. Sweet!
Modern House Numbers is a mom-and-pop shop that does some custom work, so perhaps we could get them to work up a zero the size of the circles on the 6s and 9s. If not, perhaps we can buy a 6 (or a 9) and hack off the offending protrusion. Where there's an unhealthy fixation, there's a way...