: I just finished the new site for my OTR-based friend and studio neighbor; if you spot any egregious errors, please direct them to my attention. Cedric Michael Cox | Visual Artist
: some love for our personalized Springtime Garden Wedding seed bomb favors.
: a plan to eliminate the barrier between the Southern and Northern portions of Over-the-Rhine. Liberty St. “Road Diet” Advances, to Be Bid by Nov. 2014
: the Cincinnati dialect is least like NYC, Newark, Jersey City, Boston, or Philly. Aggregate Dialect Difference
: the latest on Detroit’s The Heidelberg Project: A Resilient Community Rebuilds, Again Heidelberg Project after last month’s tragic fire.
: the end of an era for a neighborhood icon? Pretty soon I won’t even recognize my hometown. Is the End Nearing for Odessa Café and Bar on Avenue A?
: in Northern Ireland, The Society of the Simulacrum has popped up. Fake Shop Fronts Used to Make Towns Seem Neater for G8
June 7, 2013
boston, cincinnati, detroit, jersey city, new york city, newark, over-the-rhine, philadelphia, public art, urban life |
Shipwreck in a Storm by Willen van Diest
Off the Wall is a series of temporary installations in public spaces throughout Baltimore, initiated as an outreach effort by the Walters Art Museum. Reproductions of paintings from the museum’s permanent collection are on view through the end of 2013, including Shipwreck in a Storm by Willen van Diest at 200 East Pratt St.
: I get to keep awesome company, getting quoted in this article alongside Tod from the Pale as a Ghost Sign American Sign Museum and Bill from The Writing on the Walls.
: like the worst April Fools’ joke ever, but this really happened on Monday. After Failed Court Battle, Crew Demolish Former Gamble House
: a crazy find, not far from downtown Cincinnati. The “Ghost Ship”
: 20 Unique and Fun Destination Wedding Favors Surf & Sunshine likes our personalized seed bomb wedding favors!
: Jose Guizar illustrates NYC windows and the peeks into strangers’ lives that they contain. Windows of New York
: exactly what you think it is. A Newbie’s Travel Guide to Detroit
: photos of tiny Hong Kong apartments. Inadequate Housing
: I don’t agree with all the chosen foods, but I’ll let native Cincinnatians weigh in on the validity of this list. 11 Cincinnati Foods That Are Better Than Yours
: checking out Cincinnati’s amazing All Signs Point to Awesome: A Visit to the American Sign Museum American Sign Museum.
: in Ferndale, just outside of Detroit, a former big-box store got turned into a weekend artists’ market; now a The Rust Belt Shall Live Not by Weekends Alone Kickstarter campaign is underway to further transform the space.
: a glimpse inside a once-swanky club in the Chrysler Building, courtesy of When New York Power-Lunched at the Cloud Club Ephemeral New York.
: check out who’s searching for whom and where [in Ohio, that would be at Wal-Mart and, mysteriously, in Indiana, at home]. Final Analysis: Missed Connections
: photos of Villa Epecuen, a tourist town established in the 1920s on the banks of a salt lake, just outside of Buenos Aires. The Town that Spent 25 Years Underwater
: this will be amazing. Sign Painters [Official Trailer]
March 15, 2013
buenos aires, cartography, cincinnati, detroit, ferndale, ghost sign, new york city, sign, suburban life, typography, urban life, villa epecuen |
: 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
: Mayor Mark Mallory shows off the Queen City in the Exploring Cincinnati, Mayoral-Style . NY Post
: because Walgreens plans to build a store a block away from its current one. Nineteenth Century Covington Mansion Demolished
: Mondays this summer [the one day that Weekly Farmers Market Coming to Washington Park Findlay Market is closed].
: Seeds of Creativity: 10 Etsy Favorites Lark Crafts likes our 10 Seed Bombs with Slinger!
: the city of Chicago has turned to crowdfunding to expand its teen basketball program. Windy City Hoops
: astute writing from Why All Your Impressions of Detroit Are Wrong The Urbanophile.
: just that. 360 Panorama of London
March 1, 2013
architecture, chicago, cincinnati, covington, detroit, downtown, london, new york city, over-the-rhine, urban life |
Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami whose warehouses now contain a mixture of industry, wholesale distributors, galleries and artist studios. It’s also home to one of the largest collections of street art in the world. Above is part of a mural by the legendary
Ron English [confusingly, there's a Cincinnati-based artist also named Ron English, who sometimes sells his wares on the streets of Over-the-Rhine].
February 18, 2013
art, close look, inspiration |
athens, cincinnati, detroit, los angeles, miami, new york city, over-the-rhine, public art, sao paolo, urban life |
: in downtown Cincinnati, the old Race St. Has a View skywalk to nowhere is now gone.
: a gorgeous Cincinnati home once owned by the founder of Phonetic Shorthand in the US and the first official stenographer for the US government, who built intricate furniture in his spare time. The Benn Pitman House
: kind words about our promotional seed bombs for How to Grow Your Business through Holiday Gifts TalentGrow.
: Tyree Guyton’s Decorated Houses Help Save a Detroit Neighborhood Heidelberg Project gets some well-deserved love.
: this weekend in Miami Beach, “celebrating the Art Deco era in Florida’s quincentennial.” Art Deco Weekend
: “I still think there’s a better and more ethical way to get from a broken down, crime-ridden, drug-ridden neighborhood to a place that is safe and enjoyable for everyone while still maintaining a sense of community ownership.” A Look Below the Surface in Gentrifying Crown Heights
: just that. There Is Now a Literal Map of Brooklyn’s Gentrification
: SpringBoard Holiday Gift Guide SpringBoard likes our Ohio River coasters.
: gift guide love for our Gifts for the Gardener Exotic Herbs seed bombs.
: 2012 D*S Gift Guide: For Gardeners Design*Sponge likes our Southwest seed bombs.
: an update on the old Kaze Cincinnati Color Co. building in Over-the-Rhine.
: if you can stomach the term “ghettoflauge,” this is an interesting update on the Eastern Market neighborhood in Detroit. The Artists’ Touch: How Creatives’ Investments in Upper Floor Housing Built a Neighborhood
: I couldn’t handle XOXO to Gossip Girl and Your Fabulous Sets Gossip Girl beyond the first couple of seasons, but the sets remained one of the show’s highlights over the years.
: examining pedestrian traffic in NYC. Walk like a Fish