VisuaLingual at the Crafty Supermarket

Cincinnati Tea Towels by VisuaLingual

This Sunday, 29 Nov, we’re thrilled to participate in Crafty Supermarket in the ballroom of magnificent Music Hall in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The event takes place 11am-6pm and includes 90 craft and design vendors, plus food, drinks, and a DJ.
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Elsewhere

Then & Now: An Interactive Look at Downtown Cincinnati’s Past: coolness.

RR Interviews: Zan McQuade of the Cincinnati AnthologyPt. 1 and Pt. 2: an informative, two-part interview about this book, which includes a contribution by yours truly.

Rare Neon Signs on Display at the History Museum at the Castle: an awesome exhibit opened this week in Appleton, WI.

Malls Fill Vacant Stores with Server Rooms: creative reuse in places like Fort Wayne, IN and Jackson, MS.

Taylor Swift Explaining New York Vocabulary Is Beyond Cringeworthy: T-Swift was recently named the NYC Ambassador, and this is her latest foray into “realness.”

Rome’s Rebel Lake Is a Parable of the Contemporary Commons: a long read, but a great story of grassroots urbanism.

Shopfront Elegy: photos of ghost signs and storefronts, in London and beyond.

Elsewhere

Save the Davis: this Monday, an attempt to prevent the demolition of the David Furniture Building in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati.

NKY Scholar House to Offer Housing, Programming for Low-Income Student-Parents: very cool.

All the Places the New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn: two surprises — New Orleans and the Hamptons, plus a bunch of the usual suspects.

Bollards, Bricks and Black Cabs: Why the Best Urban Objects Are Mundane: the Museum of the Mundane celebrates just that in London.

Tennessee Wonderland: Exploring an Abandoned Neighborhood and Hotel in the Tennessee Mountains: a haunting, in-depth look at the abandoned town we stumbled onto in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park earlier this year.

Half of the United States Lives in These Counties: weird/interesting map/stat stuff.

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time: a fascinating endeavor.

Elsewhere

Craft Supply Swap!: tomorrow at Rock Paper Scissors in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, a craft supply swap and the opening of an exhibit featuring select Crafty Supermarket vendors, including yours truly.

A Little Good News for Endangered Murals: an update on the Cincinnati Union Terminal murals that now live at the airport.

Go to Cincinnati for FotoFocus, Stay for the Street Art: just that.

In Praise of Boring Cities: from Arlington to Zurich, maybe boring’s not so bad.

These 7 Cities Expose Exactly What Gentrification Is Doing to America: NYC comes in only at #3.

$90 Million Restoration Nears Completion on the Largest Theater in Brooklyn: the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn is almost back to its original grandeur.

See This Little Island Off Of New York? You’ll Never Guess What’s On It… OMG.: spoiler alert — it’s an abandoned hospital.