City Dwellers (for Costas and Maro) by Mark Hadjipateras is a series of glass mosaics located in the 28th St. subway station in NYC. The cartoonish images reference the nearby Flatiron Building and Toy Center, as well as the flower, fur, and garment districts.
This terrazzo entryway proclaiming Cy Clyde is filthy and gross, but the jaunty type is really fun! I spotted this ghost sign in Miami Beach, in an entryway to a boutique.
Lightborne is a design studio, production company and editorial house right in our neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati that just released the storybook iPad app MudBuddy, and we produced a line of seed bombs to accompany the launch.
Cincinnati Expands, Streamlines Mobile Food Vending Zone Program: more inexpensive food options are coming to the basin.
How to Resurrect an Urban School District: for all your breeders out there, an article about Cincinnati Public Schools.
Stories from the Pendleton Art Center: the fascinating history of the “World’s Largest Collection of Artists Under One Roof” that’s found right in Over-the-Rhine.
Brooklyn, the Remix: A Hip-Hop Tour: yes.
The Fight against Small Apartments: in Seattle, the micro apartment is considered the new SRO by NIMBYs.
Top Urbanists Agree: Casinos Ruin Cities: excellent analysis by The Urbanophile on a recent kind of urban blight.
Artists Announce They’ve Found All the Beauty They Can in Urban Decay: LOL, speaking of urban blight…
The Beesley Furniture Company was located on the corner of 3rd Ave. North and Broadway in Nashville, TN, on the edge of what is now the tourist district.
The Cincinnati and Suburban Telephone Company Building, located on the corner of West 7th and Elm Sts. in downtown Cincinnati, was designed by Harry Hake and opened its doors in 1931.
Cheshire, OH by Micah Ganske
The painter and sculptor Micah Ganske was born in Honolulu and now lives in NYC, where he has been working on Tomorrow Land, a series of dystopian acrylic paintings of the shadows of “aspirational technology” on depressed or abandoned industrial locations.