: this weekend in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. Lumenocity at Music Hall
: “angry” is a gross understatement; more like “letting the expletives fly like never before.” Crazy drama! Longshot Mayoral Candidates Angry over Debate Schedule
: I’m happier living in Cincinnati when leaving gets easier. Megabus Expands Cincinnati Service
: in Grand Rapids, as elsewhere. Art Displacing Art as Development Dislodges Division Avenue Arts Collective
: getting in shape is great, but “adult playground” is a ridiculous term. Adult Playground for Fitness Opens in Los Angeles Park
: not just any lamps, but ones designed by the likes of architect Le Corbusier! The Key to Kanye West’s Music: Lamps
: ending this week on a silly note… China Deploys Elite Gaggle of Geese Police
: awesome, awesome news for Northside’s CoSign Initiative Could Become a National Model after Landing New Grant CoSign [but next time, please ask for repro rights; WTF?].
: some of the glass mosaic murals from the Cincinnati’s Gorgeous Attempt to Woo Visitors, Circa 1933 Cincinnati Union Terminal currently live at CVG and will hopefully find a new home soon.
: just that, in words and pictures. Suburban Blight in Kansas City
: only one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen on the Internet. The New York City Filming Locations of The Warriors
: a City Walk: The Show Is Afoot! TV show about walking through cities like LA and NYC; sounds pretty cool.
: this video is a hypnotic bunch of hipster douchebaggery, set on the Coney Island boardwalk. Warby Parker Gets All Coney Island with New Collection of Specs
: bizarre but kind of awesome. Animal Commuters: Strangest Creatures Found on Public Transit around the World
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
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: 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.
: City View: Cincinnati Embraces Old and New VL represents Over-the-Rhine in this article about Cincinnati style.
: discovering a long-hidden piece of OTR’s history. Found: The Jackson Hill Steps
: some love for the Autocomplete Coloring Book catalog I designed for an exhibit at Visionaries & Voices earlier this year.
: speaking of coloring books… “The Cleveland Architecture Coloring Book” Lets You Track And Color The City’s Great Buildings
: a gorgeous photographic portfolio by Hiroshi Sugimoto, featuring images from NYC, LA, Canton, and Akron. Movie Theaters
: a rare glimpse into an ornate NYC building. Cunard Building
: just that. Spooky Background Paintings from ‘Scooby-Doo’
November 16, 2012
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The exhibition I organized at Visionaries & Voices,
is on view in the Autocomplete: A Collaborative Coloring Book Exhibit V&V Gallery through the end of June, and the catalog is now available for purchase online.
Gulf of Thailand 1 by James Reeve
James Reeve was born in London and now lives in Marseille. His series explores the landscape at night, focusing on graphic patterns of light in lieu of architecture and infrastructure, in cities including London, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Lightscapes Project
: What’s in a Name? GOOD looks at some interesting and bizarre neighborhood names across the US, including our very own Over-the-Rhine.
: urban progress in Los Angeles. Check Out Sunset Triangle Plaza, LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza
: an interesting storefront space in LA that hosts scientific talks, poetry readings, musical performances, cheese tastings, etc. Machine Project
: Bleecker Timeline Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York presents a comprehensive and depressing look at the changes on Bleecker St.
: just that, using a set of postcards folded into miniature buildings. Build Your Own New York
: interesting analysis of Of Wires and Weeds The Wire and Weeds [for the record, I love the former but haven't really been able to get into the latter].
: crazy. Photo of a beach in Mumbai
: Close to Columbus: Over-the-Rhine Columbus Underground checks out OTR!
: a response to my3CDC: Taking Back the Center City! 3CDC.
: transforming an old bus yard into the city’s largest urban wetland. A New Park in LA Takes the City Back to Its Natural Roots
: just that. It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest
: I’m excited to see what participants Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner do with this, but why exactly is Jay-Z involved? New York Water Tanks to Be Transformed into Works of Art
: the recently discovered work of street photographer Oscar Larson. An “Empathetic Observer” of 1950s New York
: crazy self-folding map! Map On, Map Off
In what seems to be turning into a tradition for us, we took a long-ass walk through Brooklyn on Christmas morning, exploring with relatively few other people around. Our destination was
Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers a.k.a. ESPO, which went up a few months ago on the Macy’s parking garage in downtown Brooklyn.