rio vista

Behold the Rio Vista. During the day, it appears to be a basic recently-remodeled ‘Victorian’ luxury bed and breakfast, but at night it illuminates the corner of 3rd and Laurel Street extension like a motherfucking yuppie thunderdome. Some designer was like “what if we blasted blue LEDs all over the fucking place?” To which some project manager was like “Holy shit, you read my mind.” They made it, now we have to look at it. This easily joins the Rittenhouse as one of the biggest design mistakes in Santa Cruz in the past decade or two. I see two options: nix the rave altogether, or double-down and make those motherfuckers strobe and change color.