A sidewalk transformation from New Zealand.

Utility boxes are usually pretty boring. But in the right hands, they can become canvases for sidewalk masterpieces.

With permission from New Zealand telecom company Chorus, Auckland artist Paul Walsh spent the last couple of months transforming five utility boxes into striking works of art. He plans to complete five to 10 more in January and February.

In recent years, spruced-up utility boxes have shown up all over the world - including in San Francisco, Taipei, and Vancouver. It sure seems like an easy-enough way to inject some personality into the neighborhood.

All images via Paul Walsh's Facebook page

(h/t My Modern Met

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Jenny Xie
Jenny Xie

Jenny Xie is a fellow at CityLab. 

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