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Let’s face it: today’s for shopping, not reading random urbanism articles on the Internet. If you’re going to participate in Black Friday, support the small businesses in your neighborhood!

If you need some suggestions, check out the list of stores that stock our work, in Cincinnati and beyond.

Tomorrow, we’ll have a booth at Crafty Supermarket in the ballroom at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati.

Also tomorrow, our work will be featured in a trunk show hosted by Two Little Buds Florist in Hamilton, OH.

If you prefer to shop online, check out these fun and thoughtful gift guides put together by Five Dot Design, which include our 10 Seed Bombs with Slinger.

On Monday, we’ll publish our annual gift guide, which always includes a bunch of friends, neighbors and talented peeps whose work we admire. In the mean time, check out the 2013 gift guide.

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Cincinnati Design Disaster Awards: in case you missed this last week.

14 Amazing Images of Cincinnati’s Inner City Neighborhoods: just that.

Back to Vlasic: on normcore and uncool cities chasing trends.

Don’t Call It Gentrification: what’s been going on in San Francisco.

Gentrification Is a Natural Evolution: and how to anticipate what’s happening in London.

How Hungary’s Painted Homes Rebelled Against the Socialist System: amazing public art.

Norway’s New Passport — Already a Design Classic?: a gorgeous passport design manages to capture a sense of place.

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Then & Now: An Interactive Look at Downtown Cincinnati’s Past: coolness.

RR Interviews: Zan McQuade of the Cincinnati AnthologyPt. 1 and Pt. 2: an informative, two-part interview about this book, which includes a contribution by yours truly.

Rare Neon Signs on Display at the History Museum at the Castle: an awesome exhibit opened this week in Appleton, WI.

Malls Fill Vacant Stores with Server Rooms: creative reuse in places like Fort Wayne, IN and Jackson, MS.

Taylor Swift Explaining New York Vocabulary Is Beyond Cringeworthy: T-Swift was recently named the NYC Ambassador, and this is her latest foray into “realness.”

Rome’s Rebel Lake Is a Parable of the Contemporary Commons: a long read, but a great story of grassroots urbanism.

Shopfront Elegy: photos of ghost signs and storefronts, in London and beyond.

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Greater Cincinnati’s 10 Most Anticipated Development Projects: just getting caught up on all the news, since I was out of town last week.

90-year-old Florida Man Faces 60 Days in Jail for Feeding the Homeless: WTF, Fort Lauderdale?

The Beauty of Fire Escapes and the Vanishing of Edward Hopper’s New York: “The place has been airbrushed for good, a playground for Indian and Chinese billionaires, Russian molls, Arab crooks, as well as American and European money managers, corporate lawyers and international jet setters.”

Slow Cab Coming: a new speed limit for NYC.

The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World: interesting new book about social engagement and architecture.

You Can Buy This Abandoned CT Town For Less Than A Brooklyn Apartment: the quaint town of Johnsonville has a starting bid of $800,000.

Maps Of Street Layouts Colored By Orientation: ooh, all those pretty colors…

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Save the Davis: this Monday, an attempt to prevent the demolition of the David Furniture Building in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati.

NKY Scholar House to Offer Housing, Programming for Low-Income Student-Parents: very cool.

All the Places the New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn: two surprises — New Orleans and the Hamptons, plus a bunch of the usual suspects.

Bollards, Bricks and Black Cabs: Why the Best Urban Objects Are Mundane: the Museum of the Mundane celebrates just that in London.

Tennessee Wonderland: Exploring an Abandoned Neighborhood and Hotel in the Tennessee Mountains: a haunting, in-depth look at the abandoned town we stumbled onto in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park earlier this year.

Half of the United States Lives in These Counties: weird/interesting map/stat stuff.

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time: a fascinating endeavor.

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Craft Supply Swap!: tomorrow at Rock Paper Scissors in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, a craft supply swap and the opening of an exhibit featuring select Crafty Supermarket vendors, including yours truly.

A Little Good News for Endangered Murals: an update on the Cincinnati Union Terminal murals that now live at the airport.

Go to Cincinnati for FotoFocus, Stay for the Street Art: just that.

In Praise of Boring Cities: from Arlington to Zurich, maybe boring’s not so bad.

These 7 Cities Expose Exactly What Gentrification Is Doing to America: NYC comes in only at #3.

$90 Million Restoration Nears Completion on the Largest Theater in Brooklyn: the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn is almost back to its original grandeur.

See This Little Island Off Of New York? You’ll Never Guess What’s On It… OMG.: spoiler alert — it’s an abandoned hospital.

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Does Cincinnati Have a Self-Esteem Issue?: hmm, let’s see…

Check Out Cincinnati’s New Cool: #hottestcityinamerica.

How Segregated Is New York City?: you can probably guess the answer to this question.

Escape from New York: Why Some Have Put the City Behind Them: interesting expat stories.

The Accidental Revelations of Sanborn Maps: and they’re pretty, too.

AHHA Artist Creating Panorama of Mother Road: artist Jessica Harvey is documenting Route 66.

Here’s Why No One Shoots Engagement Photos in the Suburbs: hilarious!