: all about this year’s A Garden of Many Voices: The Civic Garden Center at the 2013 Home & Garden Show Civic Garden Center display [also, my friend worked on it and wrote this article, so I'm doubly proud].
: large-scale sculptures made of canned goods are currently on display in downtown Cincinnati; check out an online preview at Cincinnati Canstruction 2013 CincyWhimsy and vote for the People’s Choice Award this weekend. All food will go to the Freestore Foodbank.
: just some photos of a seemingly abandoned mall. Tower Place Mall – feb 25th, 2013
: unsurprising observations about the new casino in Cincinnati. Horseshoe Casino Fails to Deliver on Urban Design
: Succulents Don’t Suck Umba Box likes our 10 Seed Bombs with Slinger!
: I think we all saw this one coming. Michigan Will Take Over Detroit
: demolishing a chunk of the Berlin Wall to make room for luxury housing sounds like a less-than-stellar idea. Berlin Wall Protests Stall East Side Gallery Demolition Work
: in Over-the-Rhine, a sweet Something Lost Paramount Vodka ghost sign has been painted over. Thanks, guys…
: happy birthday to Grand Central, a Cathedral for Commuters, Celebrates 100 Grand Central Terminal!
: Koch was my first NYC mayor; a week after his death, this is a must-read. Ed Koch’s Legacy in Hip-Hop
: more people are digging up their lawns to plant fruits and vegetables and encountering city opposition in the process, with Orlando being the latest incident. Lawns into Gardens
: “creative class enclaves are increasingly being appropriated into the domesticated lifestyle embodied by traditional suburbia.” Gentrification as an End Game, and the Rise of “Sub-Urbanity”
: on gentrification in Berlin. Swabian Invasion? Scorn for Eastern Berlin’s Well-Heeled Newcomers
: fun with data. Infographic: NFL Fans According to Facebook
February 8, 2013
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is a new series of images by Berlin-based photographer Spektrum Eins Matthias Heiderich. Each photo is filled with color, its crop and composition turning the subject matter into pattern and shape.
so much map-based art out there these days that I might tire of it soon, but not just yet — the Brooklyn-based duo behind Lineposters makes beautiful, cleanly designed screenprints of subway systems in different cities.
Working with myriad designers and illustrators, London-based
Herb Lester Associates publishes useful, sometimes unusual maps and guides for the world’s great cities. Above is a collaboration with Oslo-based designer Peder Bernhardt on a fun “Swinging London” hankerchief for the store A Bathing Ape.
Hello, winter! This is the perfect day to share the series
by Berlin-based photographer Snow Blind Matthias Heiderich. I wish winter in Cincinnati were this dreamy and snowy.
Vesa Sammalisto is a Finnish-born, Berlin-based illustrator whose geometric, brightly colored, retro-inspired work focuses heavily on cities and maps. An illustrator after my own heart!
: Sunday Walk CityKin explores Cincinnati.
: tons of eye candy in an awesome treehouse in the woods of Pennsylvania. Charley Harper Artwork in Todd Oldham’s House
: a participatory installation in New Orleans by the always amazing Before I Die Candy Chang.
: “a film about the New York accent.” If These Knishes Could Talk
: bad-ass building blocks by Ladislav Sutnar. Build the Town
: yes. Berlin’s Guerrilla Gardeners Cultivate Rebellion
: just that. Exotic Bodega Cats Caught on Tape in Their Natural Habitat
: creation meets destruction as art-covered cars will be demolished tomorrow at the Monster Art Auto Parts Monster Jam at PBS in downtown Cincinnati.
: troubling facts include the following — “kids in Strongsville, Ohio, said a handful of teenagers, including two boys sporting skinny jeans and blue hoodies, stole at least $13.50 from their lemonade stand.” America’s Attack on Lemonade Stands
: what happens when foundations with a lot of power try to tackle urban problems in troubled Detroit. Motown Blues: Foundations and Government Struggle for Solutions and with Each Other
: an intersection in Berlin becomes the site of guerrilla art. Painting the Town
: sad, inevitable news about changes in Coney Island. At Summer’s End, 7 Shops Will Vanish From Coney Island’s Boardwalk
: an interesting program in the city of Murcia in Southern Spain. Spaniards Urged to Swap Cars for Lifetime Tram Pass
: just that. Using Twitter and Flickr Geotags to Map the World
July 22, 2011
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How cool is this? Designed by Berlin-based
Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Palomar, Crumpled City Maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. Unlike traditional paper maps which can be awkward to deal with, these maps can easily be crammed into your pocket or the special carrying pouch, without having to worry about refolding it along the original creases.