A red and white striped house in Kensington, London, which was apparently painted by the owner in protest at a planning application being turned down. 
"Making places distinctive may seem “horrendous” at the time. But give it a few years and it can transform the fortunes of a place, because people want to live and invest in “real” places. They don’t want places where, as Gertrude Stein famously said of Los Angeles, “there is no there there”."
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