The Brooklyn-based designer Aymie Spitzer has created Neighborwoods, a series of maps that are drawn by hand and then laser-engraved into unfinished aromatic cedar. Here are Brooklyn, Philadelphia, London, Barcelona, and Paris.
Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab is a collaboration between a book editor and a graphic designer whose goal is “to render all of human experience in chart form.” No big, right? Shown here, The Magnificent Map of Rap Names features 636 rap names screenprinted with gold ink on 39″x27″ black paper. It’s not a map in the cartographic sense, but it’s close enough for me.
The exhibition I organized at Visionaries & Voices, Autocomplete: A Collaborative Coloring Book Exhibit is on view in the V&V Gallery through the end of June, and the catalog is now available for purchase online.
Mercer Commons Design Gets Thumbs Down: the struggle to add appropriate infill to the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati.
What’s Your State Good at?: Ohio “currently ranks first in the production of Swiss cheese.” Who knew?
It’s a Google Streetmap of History: How Our Famous Landmarks Looked Up to 170 Years Ago: British streetscapes, now and then.
A Hope VI Gallery: examples from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Portland, San Francisco, and St. Louis.
Swedish Treehouse Hotel Imitates Shapes Both Real and Imagined: bizarre but respectful architecture suspended among trees in the Swedish village of Hrads.
Emergency Architecture: Occupy Caracas: life in a high-rise squat.
Flowers of War: Seed Bombing Gets Political: urban gardening in Brighton & Hove.
High Line Inspires Philly: Philadelphia jumps on the elevated park bandwagon.
Evicted Coney Island Businesses Get New Lease: for the moment, some good news for Coney Island.
Looking Back at How It Used to Be: 70′s New York: a collection of fascinating old videos.
The Hartman Rock Garden in Springfield, OH was a completely accidental find for us on a recent outing, and I’m so glad we came across this labor of love. The project dates back to 1932, when H. G. “Ben” Hartman was laid off from his job and started filling his garden with structures and figurines made of broken stone, pottery and mirror bits.
Touring Cincinnati: your guide to Cincinnati walking tours.
Welsh ‘Hitler House’ Causes Internet Stir: in Swansea, a humble house may or may not look like Hitler.
City of Ruins: looking at Camden, NJ.
Why Are You on My Train?: just that, in video form.
Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia: just that.