Mailbox aging together with the homeowners
In front of this newly built home, where you might expect to find a shiny brand new mailbox, instead you’ll find a rusty red one. However, there’s meaning behind this seemingly mismatched combination.
The mailbox uses a special material that starts off as a metallic black but begins to turn rusty red relatively quickly in just the span of a few months and eventually reaches a deep burgundy.
This process is meant to mimic the homeowners adjusting and getting used to their new home. The sudden change from black to red resembles the sudden change in lifestyle at the beginning when they first move into this unique new home. As the homeowners get used to their new environment, this transformation is reflected in the change in the mailbox as it settles into its eventual burgundy color.
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