The USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship that served in WWII, measures 680 feet from stem to stern, half as long as the Empire State Building is tall, and 108 feet at the widest point. She was decommissioned in 1947, fully retired in 1962 and, in 1965, became a museum ship.
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.
Pale as a Ghost Sign: I get to keep awesome company, getting quoted in this article alongside Tod from the American Sign Museum and Bill from The Writing on the Walls.
After Failed Court Battle, Crew Demolish Former Gamble House: like the worst April Fools’ joke ever, but this really happened on Monday.
The “Ghost Ship”: a crazy find, not far from downtown Cincinnati.
20 Unique and Fun Destination Wedding Favors: Surf & Sunshine likes our personalized seed bomb wedding favors!
Windows of New York: Jose Guizar illustrates NYC windows and the peeks into strangers’ lives that they contain.
A Newbie’s Travel Guide to Detroit: exactly what you think it is.
Inadequate Housing: photos of tiny Hong Kong apartments.
Launched on 12 May 1941, the USS Drum (SS-228) was the first of the Gato-class submarines to be commissioned and enter WWII. It’s now located in Battleship Memorial Park alongside the USS Alabama and a collection of notable aircraft.
Salcombe by Mike Bernard
Born in Kent, Mike Bernard is now based in Devon, UK, where he creates landscapes that incorporate acrylic paint and mixed media collage elements. The resulting works focus primarily on landscapes of European cities and coastal villages, with “happy accidents” during the creative process providing surprising details and color combinations.
Born in Houston, TX, the artist Charles Mary Kubricht now divides her time between Texas and New York. Her recent installation, Alive-nesses: Proposal for Adaptation, is on long-term view on the High Line right at West 30th St.
Fishing Trawler by Ron van der Ende
Sculptor Ron van der Ende was born in Delft and now lives in Rotterdam, creating these incredible bas-relief artworks out of found and salvaged wood. Unsurprisingly, my favorites are the ships and buildings.
Drew’s Vintage Bohemian View: a tour of Kitsch Cafe HQ in Clifton Gaslight.
‘Harry’s Law’ Gets Cinci-fied: “9 p.m. Wednesday is a much tougher neighborhood than Over-the-Rhine. I don’t think anybody expects we’ll win the time period.”
‘Harry’s Law’ Version of Arnold’s: bizarre, well-detailed recreation of the beloved downtown Cincinnati institution. But where’s the patio?
A New Rental Community Model in OTR: interesting news about Friar’s Court in Cincinnati.
New York Bodegas Are on the Brink After the ‘Worst Summer Ever’: sad news for corner stores in NYC and elsewhere.
The Densest (Urban) Environment in the World: “1187 feet long, and having capacity for nearly 9,000 passengers and crew members, the population density [...] can effectively exceed 1.2 million per square mile.” Can you guess what it is?
Sanborn San Francisco Map Lettering: vintage type love from Burrito Justice.
I don’t know how I initially came across Matt W. Moore, a.k.a. MWM Graphics, but I’ve been following his work for a while. Recently, Matt visited Cincinnati from his home in Portland, ME — he created a new series of paintings which are on display at YES Gallery in Over-the-Rhine, and he also painted this mural on the façade of a small building on Clay St. at Melindy.
London-based design firm PostlerFerguson has created a set of wooden container ship toys, featuring the Emma Maersk, Arctic Princess and TI Asia, three of the largest cargo ships in the world. The aim is to introduce “gigantic complexity and abstraction of the global logistic system to the format of the classic wooden toy.” Such a beautiful color palette, too!