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Lo-Fi Vintage Boutique Exterior a Mural Lovers Delight!

Mural on lo-fi store
Posted: May 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

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Lo-Fi Vintage Boutique

The exterior of the lo-fi vintage boutique in Houston is an attention grabber for sure!  When driving past one day, we first noticed the cartoon characters on one side of the building. The address is 1629 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77006.

There was another person taking photos the same day that I was engaging in it.  We both had smiles on our faces.

Comics and Cartoons on Building

I loved reading the comics when I was a child and had a few favorites.  Over the years, I must admit that my comic reading days have been somewhat limited.

Many of the cartoon characters portrayed on this wall refer to animated television cartoon series.  Again my days of watching those have been curtailed.  I loved the futuristic television show called Jetsons, which aired from 1962 to 1963.  Does that date me?  Ha!

Upon looking further, I found both sides and even the back of this free-standing building covered with murals and graffiti art. Below are some closer detailed looks at the murals painted on this store building.

lo-fi store

lo-fi store

One side and back of decoration on lo-fi store

One side and back of decoration on lo-fi store

Closeup of the wall on lo-fi store

Closeup of the wall on lo-fi store

Brings Back Memories

Leaving one’s heart in San Francisco is easy!  My hubby and I have enjoyed several vacation days in that City by the Bay and would enjoy visiting there again someday.

I got a kick out of seeing the letter “e” floating along in a glazed doughnut as if it was an inner tube.  The happy looking long-nosed capital “E” character seemed to be having some fun on a skateboard.

Closeup of a mural on lo-fi store

Closeup of a mural on lo-fi store

Artistic License

Three rail lines are operating in our beautiful city, although no tunnels.  The majority of our public transport is by way of buses.

The graffiti artist who signed his name BETES is no longer alive from what I can gather.  His graffiti paint art is a memorial of sorts and is widespread here in Houston and elsewhere.  He was a member of the Nine Lives Krew of graffiti artists abbreviated as NLK.

Closeup of a wall on lo-fi store

Closeup of a wall on lo-fi store

The detail on the back of the building

The detail on the back of the building

Interior of Store

Naturally, after viewing the exterior of this store, I was curious as to what was inside the space.  This store is a retro-inspired boutique selling vintage and used clothing as well as posters, team flags, caps, t-shirts, comics, vinyl records, and more.

Interior of lo-fi store

Interior of lo-fi store

Interior of lo-fi store

Interior of lo-fi store

Lo-Fi Website and Store Hours

Lo-fi has an online website, and items are available to ship around the world.  Their store hours on Sunday are from 12 to 6 PM.  Every other day of the week, the hours are from Noon to 9 PM.  See what type of items are for sale in the video below.

Meaning of Lo-Fi

The term lo-fi has several implications.  About sound, it means a poor or rough sound quality.  Some old-time recordings have that.  I remember most of my parent’s collection of old 78 records when played had scratchy sounds emanating from them.

As an adjective it means retro or old-fashioned.  Considering the vintage objects for sale in this Houston boutique, lo-fi seems like a perfect name!

 

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  • April 25, 2019 at 9:29 pm Danita Tallent

    My name is Danita Tallent, I’m building a new sports bar, I’m looking for someone that could paint some murals on a few of our walls, (Football, Basketball etc..) my cell is7132054115
    Thank you

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    • April 25, 2019 at 9:38 pm Peggy

      Hello Danita Tallent,

      There are so many good muralists and graffiti artists in our fine city of Houston. Go to this link to see many more examples of work done in Houston. I have left contact information for many of the artists there. https://explorehoustonwithpeggy.com/category/art-culture/murals/

      Best wishes and good luck with your sports bar!

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