While other cities around the world celebrate the stories told, the lives lived and the moments shared on benches, we hope to increase the number of benches in our city, so that someday, we too can tell the stories that have unfolded upon them.

Sometimes you don’t need a restaurant or coffee shop, you just need a bench.

And so we invite you, the community, to contribute and join in the conversation by sharing bench related photos, images stories and thoughts that inspire you!

Xische Bench in the making

Maria Bench in the making

Chatham, St. Mary’s Island – Selina Mitri

My sister came to visit me in Chatham and we spent the entire day walking around St. Mary’s Island. The weather was perfect. We had so much fun. We came across these stone benches by the water, and tried to take photos of the old couple without looking like stalkers.

Submitted by Selina Mitri

Submitted by Selina Mitri

Then we took silly pictures on another bench. (This is the least silly one)

Submitted by Selina Mitri

Then we strolled around and found more interesting benches.  If you are ever in St. Mary’s island, make sure you have the fish and chips at Ship & Trade. THE BEST!

Submitted by Selina Mitri

Switzerland – Tatiana Antonelli Abella

Adorable ben-ch

Submitted by Tatiana Antonelli Abella


NYC – Metrocard Bench

Not the prettiest bench in the world, but at least it’s different!

Submitted by: @designforransom

Submitted by: @designforransom

Submitted by: @designforransom

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/take-a-seat-on-a-bench-made-from-5000-metrocards.php

Griffin Town, Montreal – Mohamed Hamad

Taking a break…

Submitted by Mohamed Hamad

http://mohamed-hamad.com/taking-a-break/

Paris – Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Kuwait- Noura

This is my design of a bench, made specialy for the kuwait center of autism to celebrate the international day of autism :)

Submitted by Noura Al Noury


Anonymous – Tree Bench

Sequoia is mind-blowing. Just when you think you’ve seen the biggest tree, another shows up that is bigger.

It is difficult to capture the true scale of these trees. Without a reference point, they just look like trees.

Here is my favorite photo from the trip through Sequoia. This woman just seemed awed by General Sherman (the tree/biggest living thing on Earth.) – Dave Simon

This photo belongs to Dave Simon

Contemplation

Hachem Ghandour – Crans Montana

Zayan and banati at a bench in Crans Montana village.

Submitted by Hachem Ghandour




About the s*uce benches project

Every year s*uce launches an initiative that gets people thinking about the kind of love that transcends flowers, diamonds, chocolates and candy. (Though those are by all means very lovely and extremely important things).

A few years ago we thought about how Trees Need Love Too, and launched a green campaign (unleashing the tree huggers within), and last year we suggested 10 ways to Unlock Your heart.

This year, we urge you to Find a bench. Fall in love.

While other cities around the world celebrate the stories told, the lives lived and the moments shared on benches, we hope to eventually increase the number of benches in our city so that someday we too can tell the stories that have unfolded upon them.

Sometimes you don’t need a restaurant or coffee shop, you just need a bench.

And so we invite you, the community, to contribute and join in the conversation by sharing the photos, images stories and thoughts that inspire you!

Please email all your bench moments, thoughts, photos, designs and/or stories to benches@sauceloves.com and we will upload them.

We want to hear all your thoughts.  This initiative is as big as you make it!

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