It’s time for the annual VL Gift Guide and, as always, the focus is on the talented independent designers whose work we admire. If you’re looking for gifts this holiday season, here are some unique ideas.
December 2, 2013
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This Friday and Saturday, we’re happy to join some of our fellow
SpringBoard alumni for the Main Street Merry Market at 1329 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. There will be a variety of locally made wares for sale, from chocolates to jewelry and tons in between.
: you’re invited to share your Cincinnati story [in words or pictures] by 6 Dec 2013. Call for Submissions: Rust Belt Chic Press: The Cincinnati Anthology
: the latest development in the drama surrounding Lawsuit Filed to Scrub Blogger Off Voter Rolls Urban Cincy‘s founder.
: photos of 1920s Cincinnati and current Google street views [tons of eye candy: Local Architecture: Cincinnati – Then and Now Part 1 and Part 2].
: “maybe Cincinnati’s culture is just blissfully average — corporate researchers often use Ohio as a test market because middle American tastes mirror, in the words of Ohio State marketing professor Neeli Bandapudi, ‘the broader trends of the nation.’” Where Do Twitter Trends Start? Try Cincinnati.
: world-famous street artist Banksy continues his visual provocations in NYC, this time inspiring some thoughtful and eloquent critique from area residents. Banksy’s ‘Ghetto 4 Life’ Work Upsets Bronx Residents
: the planned end of a community hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Deciding Whether It’s Lights Out
: “turning a city into a playground for the wealthiest inhabitants, even as it forgets about the poorest.” How to Manhattanize a City
I’m not a fan of scary things and strongly dislike Halloween, but I couldn’t pass up a chance to tour the old John Shillito & Co. department store in downtown Cincinnati. This is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a haunted house!
October 31, 2013
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: Lawsuit: University of Cincinnati Blocking Emery Theater Revival allegedly blocking, but still… Let’s bring back this gem of a performance space.
: The 5k House 5chw4r7z recently toured the Cincinnati home that was purchased for $5,000 and is now lovingly being rehabbed.
: left, right, left… Humiliating Detroit
: “Considering Mr. Zombie has made a living from selling albums and movie tickets to teens and young adults, I would think that he, more than anyone, would be sympathetic to their need for activities.” Hater. Connecticut Shock Rocker Rob Zombie Hates Skaters and Loud Children
: an awesome-seeming interactive installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as part of NYC’s A Rare Chance to Stroll a Park Avenue Tunnel, in the Name of Art Summer Streets program.
: sad. Saying Farewell to Long Island City Graffiti Mecca 5 Pointz
: what! Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage
Héctor Serrano is an industrial designer with offices in London, UK and Valencia, Spain. His recent project Desktructure for the company Seletti is a collection of modular desk accessories.
Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota features a colorful landscape of eroded buttes, spires and pinnacles [the term " badlands" broadly refers to this type of terrain], as well as the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the US.
: the lovely blog Packaging: VisuaLingual From Rain to Shine has some kind words about our seed bomb packaging. Thanks so much!
: I don’t mean to dis Cincinnati, but I was a bit surprised to see it come in at #9. America’s Smartest Cities
: lovely photos by The Glory of 1980s Staten Island Christine Osinski.
: “‘We’re Getting the Hell Out of This Sewer,’ Entire Populace Reports” [relax, it's from 8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City a Horrible Place to Live The Onion].
: fascinating tales of dealing with flooding and too-narrow doorways while living in these historic structures. The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Frank Lloyd Wright Homes
: while I aspire to Orla Kiely’s studio, I think I’m actually closer to Alexander Calder. 40 Inspiring Workspaces of the Famously Creative
: Brooklyn comes in at #8 in Utah, which is a bit of trivia that’s practically making my head explode. Would Smell As Sweet: Geo-popularity of Given Names
This video for
Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is sort of “hipsters run amok,” but the song is ridiculously catchy and sweet. That whistle gets stuck in my head every time I hear it.
: an awesome video about an awesome ArtWorks — Transforming Cincinnati organization.
: at long last, Not My Favorite Auto Show Chris Glass has updated his photo blog, including a lovely shot of your favorite texting zombie.
: A Little Friday Link Love Gypsy Forest likes our 10 Seed Bombs with Slinger!
: a long-awaited must-read from Millennium: The Central Park 5 and the Gilded City LastoftheMohikanz.
: #14 is 40 Signs You Grew Up in Brooklyn L’Amour, the rock capital of Brooklyn, natch.
: Dan Flavin above a toilet! Jean-Michel Basquiat in a fast-food restaurant! Cindy Sherman in a laundromat! WTF? Great Art in Ugly Rooms
: “The Smiths’ discography, based on the Manchester tram map.” Love, love, love… The Smiths — A Tribute