: major plans for 15th St. from Race to Vine. 3CDC Shows Preliminary Plans for Next Big Over-the-Rhine Projects
: randomly, I just met Mr. Yellow Pants last weekend. Meet Cincinnati USA – We Do What We Love.
: “This is not about, is this good for my business? It’s about, is it good for the neighborhood? That’s more important to us than foot traffic, or even profitability.” What It Means to Keep Chain Stores out of San Francisco
: “neatly dressed, uncool, a little out of place, blinking in the light as they emerged from their pod” — tech workers emerging from a Google bus in San Francisco. Diary: Google Invades
: on the shame of having to leave Manhattan for Brooklyn and then for the scary world beyond [in this case, Portland]. Priced out of New York
: “If you ask most of my native New Yorker friends this question, they’re going to tell you that you should feel guilty about gentrifying your neighborhood, and the best thing that you could do is ship yourself back home to St. Paul or wherever ‘the fuck’ it is that you’re from.” Ask a Native New Yorker: How Guilty Should I Feel About Being a Horrible Gentrifier?
: a see-through home in Tokyo, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Transparent House in Japan
: how lovely to end the year with a time lapse showing downtown, Over-the-Rhine and much more. Cincinnati 2012
: on the perils of gardening in Over-the-Rhine. How to Have Your Heart Broken Every Year
: wow, we’re in a great company in this roundup of Cincinnati-centric goods, courtesy of Paige’s Favorite Things Cincy Whimsy.
: inspiring homes built in Charlottesville, Seattle and Portland. Habitat for Humanity Takes a Modern Tack
: a daguerreotype of the Upper West Side from 1848. The Oldest Photo Ever Taken of New York City
: “passionate about the future of America’s cities, towns and neighborhoods.” Strong Towns
: just that. Unmiserable Cleveland
December 28, 2012
architecture, charlotte, cincinnati, cleveland, DIY, downtown, new york city, over-the-rhine, portland, seattle, small town life, suburban life, urban life |
is a photo installation by Portland, ME-based Cincinnati Constellation Caleb Charland and a team of ArtWorks apprentices. Installed in October as part of FotoFocus, it is on view inside Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati through December 2012.
Manhattan by Matte Stephens
Matte Stephens is sort of the love child of Georges Damin and Mark Coomer, with a hint of Nicholas Takis and a touch of Jim Flora in the mix, sprinkled with a garnish of early Charley Harper. His gouache paintings are very much rooted in the forms and colors of the middle of the 20th century, and I especially like his scenes of different cities.
September 20, 2012
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: a short documentary on the Cincinnati community group Straight Off the Vine // Restoring Community Connections Spring in Our Steps.
: an update on the abandoned building in Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood. Renewed Pleas to Clean Up Crosley Building: Criminal Charges Filed
: from a transplant to Cincinnati, first came a 11 Things That DO Work in Ohio list of things that don’t work and now some things that do work well here.
: the Dogwood Wedding Inspiration Wedding Chicks like our seed bombs as wedding favors.
: a harsh critique of Richard Florida’s popular theory, with anecdotes from Portland, Madison and Minneapolis. The Fall of the Creative Class
: a profile of Lynette Jackson, who makes magic happen with her iPhone. An Artist Reinvents Architectural Photography via iPhone
: the designer The 2,800 Hour Studio Elliott Earls worked with Cranbrook Architecture students on the design and construction of his summer studio on the shore of Lake Leelanau.
January 27, 2012
architecture, chicago, cincinnati, downtown, madrid, marietta, new york city, portland, public art, urban life, wujiang |
: our seed bombs in Holiday Gift Guide: Goody Two-Shoes . Foam Magazine
: courtesy of Vine Street Circa 1973 Fuck Yeah Cincinnati.
: the struggle to add appropriate infill to the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati. Mercer Commons Design Gets Thumbs Down
: Ohio “currently ranks first in the production of Swiss cheese.” Who knew? What’s Your State Good at?
: British streetscapes, now and then. It’s a Google Streetmap of History: How Our Famous Landmarks Looked Up to 170 Years Ago
: examples from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Portland, San Francisco, and St. Louis. A Hope VI Gallery
: bizarre but respectful architecture suspended among trees in the Swedish village of Hrads. Swedish Treehouse Hotel Imitates Shapes Both Real and Imagined
November 18, 2011
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Portland, OR-based artist
Liv Rainey-Smith created this series, entitled The Four Portlanders of the Apocalypse, as part of her BFA thesis at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. An interpretation of The Revelation to John, it focuses on a unicyclist, Vespa rider, dreadlocked bicyclist, and a Segway rider with a goatee.
When you look up “badass” in the dictionary, this might just be the image that accompanies the definition. Seriously, how cool is this poster from the
Draplin Design Co.? It even includes one of Charley Harper‘s iconic cardinals!
Born and raised in rural Plymouth, WI and currently living in Portland, OR, artist and illustrator
Amy Ruppel has recently been working on a series of limited-edition prints representing US states, which are available in her Etsy shop.