This Sunday, 29 Nov, we’re thrilled to participate in Crafty Supermarket in the ballroom of magnificent Music Hall in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The event takes place 11am-6pm and includes 90 craft and design vendors, plus food, drinks, and a DJ.
Cincinnati Design Disaster Awards: in case you missed this last week.
Back to Vlasic: on normcore and uncool cities chasing trends.
Don’t Call It Gentrification: what’s been going on in San Francisco.
Gentrification Is a Natural Evolution: and how to anticipate what’s happening in London.
How Hungary’s Painted Homes Rebelled Against the Socialist System: amazing public art.
Norway’s New Passport — Already a Design Classic?: a gorgeous passport design manages to capture a sense of place.
The ghost sign for Saul’s Men & Boys Store features bold colors and jaunty lettering. It’s not old or faded like ghost signs typically are, but the business is gone, so I’m including this here.
Over the past couple of years, the VisuaLingual product line-up has been expanding into the outdoor goods category, and our new Camp Cloth is made of lightweight Belgian linen, which is highly absorbent and water-shedding. It’s a great multi-purpose cloth for campers and backpackers.
RR Interviews: Zan McQuade of the Cincinnati AnthologyPt. 1 and Pt. 2: an informative, two-part interview about this book, which includes a contribution by yours truly.
Rare Neon Signs on Display at the History Museum at the Castle: an awesome exhibit opened this week in Appleton, WI.
Malls Fill Vacant Stores with Server Rooms: creative reuse in places like Fort Wayne, IN and Jackson, MS.
Taylor Swift Explaining New York Vocabulary Is Beyond Cringeworthy: T-Swift was recently named the NYC Ambassador, and this is her latest foray into “realness.”
Rome’s Rebel Lake Is a Parable of the Contemporary Commons: a long read, but a great story of grassroots urbanism.
Shopfront Elegy: photos of ghost signs and storefronts, in London and beyond.