The architecture firm of Carrère and Hastings designed the Beaux Arts main branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in 1911 at 42nd St. and 5th Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965. Continue reading →
Maps with hand-lettering? Yes, please! I love these cartographic illustrations by London-based Linzie Hunter. The letterforms are great, and the cheery color choices put a smile on my face. Continue reading →
Margaret Rankin is an artist and landscape architect living in Toronto, who sells her prints on Etsy under the name Magprint. These block prints are from a series based on photographs by Toronto-based photographer Graham Iddon. I love the rich colors and bold geometry of these overpasses — they may be ugly in real life, but they’re beautiful in print form. Continue reading →
How much would you have wanted this as a kid? When I was little, I built roads out of rows of colored pencils and, when our need for speed increased, my cousins and I pooled together our Lego to build hills for our Lego roads, so that we could race properly. This tape would have been perfect for us! It’s available at a cutesy little shop in Toronto named Up to You.
Housepaint: at the Institute for Contemporary Culture in Toronto, “Drawing attention to issues of poverty and homelessness, this ground-breaking exhibition is a collaboration between ten street artists in memory of the former residents of Tent City.”
Town of the Rings – New Self-Sustainable Town in Korea: “Surrounded by a picturesque lake and forested hills, Korea is set to create a sustainable township which will be a self sufficient city of 77,000 inhabitants, to be located about 22 miles (35 kilometers) south of Seoul, South Korea.”
Monopoly has a simple, effective formula that works with varied themes [apparently even the Junior Disney Princess Edition]. I’ve just learned that, earlier this year, people voted for cities to be included in the new Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition. 20 top cities were chosen out of the pool of 70, with 2 more earning spots on the board as a result of write-in votes. Continue reading →