: checking out the local culinary scene in an issue of Regional Report: Cincinnati Good Food Magazine from 1986.
: I’m really glad that squash was explained in this article, because I totally thought that it involves ponies. OTR Building to House Entrepeneurs, Squash Courts
: a shout-out to our Home Gift Guide Edible Garden Seed Bomb Kit from Modestics, a blog about US-based design and manufacturing.
: some gift guide love for our Gift-Giving Ideas: Consumables Are More Than Chocolates and Wine regional wildflower seed bombs.
: I only spent a few hours in The Fight to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Phoenix Legacy Phoenix; it’s apparently a crazy place when it comes to [not] preserving its history.
: on the iconic Los Angeles boardwalk, a new tactic to preserve neighborhood quirkiness. Is It Art? On Venice Beach, Police Can Make the Call
: not that Concrete Oases Cornell University in scenic Ithaca, NY really needs more nature, but students have gotten pocket park-like grass, comfy chairs and potted plants in lounge areas.
, the annual holiday exhibit at the Trestles, Trains & Traditions Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, is on display now through 6 Jan 2013. Hundreds of poinsettias, cyclamen and evergreens form a backdrop for miniature trains and trolleys that travel past Cincinnati landmarks.
December 4, 2012
architecture, art, cincinnati, close look, inspiration |
alexandria, architecture, cincinnati, covington, ithaca, over-the-rhine, urban life |
: hmm, this list includes Cincinnati and Ithaca, which I wouldn’t consider to be part of the Rust Belt, but kudos are always welcome. 15 Scenic Cities of the Rust Belt
: examining Cleveland. Waiting on a Paycheck
: Jose Gaytan: Love Letter to Brooklyn Nathan Kensinger on the amazing photography of Jose Gaytan.
: very cool news for Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. Detroit’s Garden Theater to Be Redeveloped with $750K State Incentive
: an awesome step-by-step DIY; I totally want this for myself. Turn a Plain Play Set into a Fire Station!
: bicycle-based GPS drawing. Biked Any Good Maps Lately?
: in related news, drivers suck. Common Driver Behaviors
Philadelphia-born, Chicago-based designer
Mike McQuade initiated the ongoing Area Code Project — a series of posters celebrating various area codes. Thanks to Ludacris for introducing this topic in a most appropriately cheesy way!
: the The City Flea Over-the-Rhine blog interviews one of the founders of The City Flea, which is coming to Cincinnati this summer.
: more seed bomb love! What I Want Wednesday
: wow, and a term that’s new to me — “quality of place.” Michigan CEO: Soul-Crushing Sprawl Killing Business
: eye-opening exposé of Mike Tyson’s suburban bliss. The Suburbanization of Mike Tyson
: gentrification in San Francisco. Gangs and Cupcakes: Violence and Sugar Go Together
: as Frank Sinatra once sang of NYC, “If you can fake it here…” Gemma’s Fake History
: this latest Ithaca City Guide Design*Sponge guide makes me miss the crazy hippie collegetown [check out also the Cincinnati guide, written by yours truly!].
: from gangsters to comedians, and practically everyone in between, there’s tons of fun to be had this weekend in Cincinnati. Enjoy Your Weekend
: “Home should be a place to build a household and a life, a respite from the heartless world, not a pot of gold.” The New American Dream: Renting
: the concept of home in art examined by the excellent Home Is a Four Letter Word SFMOMA blog.
: the What Should Brooklyn’s Currency Look Like? Ithaca Hours currency model is gaining traction in Brooklyn!
: “they are neo-cartographers, jumbo-size doodlers and bipedal pencils, mapping their track lines across cities, roads and farms, and sharing them online.” The Big Draw of a GPS Run
: check out the results that rethink McMansions, big box stores, strip malls, parking lots and more. ReBurbia: A Suburban Design Competition
: pot, meet kettle. This Is One Wall Shepard Fairey Wants to Keep Free of Self-Expression
August 21, 2009
cartography, cincinnati, interior, ithaca, new york city, newport, public art, san francisco, small town life, suburban life, urban life |
: starting this morning, downtown and way beyond, have a great weekend! Enjoy Your Weekend
: turning one McMansion into two homes, applying best practice environmentally sustainable design principles. Reincarnated McMansion Project
: “Love your neighborhood corner store? Yeah, so do we. Show it off in all its splendor — including its fresh produce — by throwing a Bodega Tasting Party.” Bodega Party in a Box
: Johnny’s Big Red Grill closes, and Cornellians all over mourn the demise of its amazing neon sign. Sign of the Times
: “In The NYC Reality Freak Show NYC Prep, as in The Real Housewives of New York City, Manhattan is a kind of moral hell, corrupted by money and power and baubles and drinks.”
: heh, the flip side of the above link. The Gutter Punks Have Arrived!
: picking up on both of those themes, Jersey teens sneak into a shuttered CB’s in upcoming film. “Bandslam” Shows Us the Effects of Gentrification on the Youth
July 17, 2009
architecture, cincinnati, downtown, ghost sign, ithaca, new york city, sign, small town life, typography, urban life |
: tonight’s a big night in Over-the-Rhine, but there’s tons going on all weekend. Enjoy Your Weekend
: kudos to Jessie Cundiff for everything she’s been doing over on Main St. Staking a Claim in OTR
: in Seattle and beyond, city life is becoming “shrunken, less personal and meaner on one level, more neighborly on another.” The Self-Service City
: interesting summer course at Cornell, co-taught by Lebbeus Woods; via Common Ground: The Seminar Mockitecture. Go Big Red!
: according to the New York Times, there is trouble in Trustafariastan, a.k.a. Williamsburg. Parental Lifelines, Frayed to Breaking
: New York Magazine’s weak rebuttal. Beyond Hipsters: Williamsburg’s Tough Economic Realities
: fascinating map and info — only one sitcom has ever been set in Staten Island, and two in the Bronx. Where Did Your Favorite Sitcoms Take Place?
: klezmer, acrobats, rock’n'roll fashion, and hella pansies! Enjoy Your Weekend
: Union Terminal kicked the Roebling Bridge’s butt in the final showdown! 2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness Winner
: hee, not a headline from Village Mob Thwarts Google Street View Car . The Onion
: Detroit is but the latest community to hop on the Detroit Cash Keeps Hometown Humming Ithaca Hours bandwagon.
: “saving the brick & mortars our nation is built on” [great idea, though it should really be "saving the brick & mortars on which our nation is built"]. The 3/50 Project
: now that it’s The United Countries of Baseball baseball season again, here’s what the US really looks like.
: “saying you’re interested in sending your kids to public schools used to be a taboo among a certain group of people… Now it’s actually kind of cool and in vogue.” The Sudden Charm of Public School
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