Cheshire, OH by Micah Ganske
The painter and sculptor
Micah Ganske was born in Honolulu and now lives in NYC, where he has been working on Tomorrow Land, a series of dystopian acrylic paintings of the shadows of “aspirational technology” on depressed or abandoned industrial locations.
Roy’s Motel and Café was once a motel, café, gas station, and auto repair shop. Nowadays, it’s a gas station, popular tourist spot and filming location in the ghost town of Amboy in California’s Mojave Desert, located along Route 66.
: small but much needed improvements to alley outlets; now, if we can just take off the gates so that we could all actually use them… “Alley Walks” on the Rise in OTR, Downtown–At Last
: taking the DIY ethos to a whole new level. In Oakland, Citizens Learn to Treat Gunshot Wounds
: in China, the time between an initial design and its knockoff is collapsing, and it now involves buildings, not just fashion. Zaha Hadid Races to Finish a Building Before Copycats Get There First
: fascinating! Why Are There So Many Bosnians in St. Louis?
: an upcoming documentary on Finding Vivian Maier – Official Movie Trailer Vivian Maier, the devoted nanny and reclusive street photographer.
: on engineering nostalgia. Disneyland and the Uses of Architecture
: just that. The Real Problem with Gentrification: A Phenomenon That Revived Cities Can Also Make Them Monotonous
Alcatraz? No, Alcazar. The Alcazar Hotel, designed by
Carrère and Hastings, opened on Christmas day, 1888 and closed in 1931. Today it houses the St. Augustine City Hall and the Lightner Museum.
Located in Fort Myers, FL, the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates includes the homes and gardens of the two inventors, a museum, and the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory.
Located on the grounds of the St. Bernard Abbey in the small town of Cullman, AL, the
Ave Maria Grotto is an installation of over 125 miniature buildings, mostly Catholic cathedrals and monasteries, with a few secular structures [like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Alamo].
January 23, 2013
architecture, close look |
architecture, cullman, częstochowa, jerusalem, landshut, lourdes, oaxaca, rome, san juan capistrano, small town life |
I think there might be a mall on Sanibel Island in Florida, but it’s hard to know for certain.
: 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 |
Great American Road Trip, we drove down a stretch of old Route 66, but this video shows much, much more than we got to see, from Illinois all the way to California.
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.