Well, the start of it at least. Over the next few weeks we’re going to share a series of gift guides for all variety of gift giving. Hopefully a few of the items on our lists are perfect for someone you’re shopping for, or maybe its just the perfect gift to give yourself. Some of these items are definitely on our wish list.
To start it off here are a few gifts for the beer drinker in your life or the host who you know appreciates a good brew.
Having our work included in a publication never gets old. It is especially great when that means learning about a publication that celebrates our own backyard. Driftless is a beautiful display of food, art and adventuring in the Midwest. The current issue is a continuation of excellent coverage of the assets of an often overlooked region. Featuring beautiful imagery and great writing Driftless reminds us of the value of holding a printed publication in our hands. Get cozy next to a fire this winter with a copy. Find one near you or order one online at readdriftless.com
I spotted this ghost sign for the Independence Community Bank across the street from the Newkirk Plaza subway station in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Apparently this was “the best banking value.” Fading Ad Blog has a better photo, taken 7 years ago when the sign was less deteriorated.
This abandoned hotel on Cass Ave. at Temple in Detroit boasts two ghost signs for its two incarnations: the larger, painted Hotel Fort Wayne and the more modest American Hotel. More information about this building can be found here.
Take a book. Return a book. What could be a lovelier, more neighborly gesture than a DIY library in your community? The Little Free Library is a network of small, weatherproof boxes, started in 2010 in the town of Hudson, WI and now spanning the globe, including a couple I’ve recently come across in Indianapolis. Continue reading →