VisuaLingual Promotional Seed Bombs for Larkin Poe

VisuaLingual Promotional Seed Bombs for Larkin Poe

Have you heard of Larkin Poe? If you haven’t, you will soon, because this folk rock duo from Atlanta is poised to hit the big time! We were really honored to design and produce 300 custom seed bombs for their recent promotional event.
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Ohio Fall Color Report: a very cool tool.

Superman License Plate Unveiled This Morning: as if Ohio’s numerous vanity license plates weren’t enough, now you can get one featuring Superman.

Long Weekend: Pittsburgh: written by Cincinnati’s own Grace Dobush.

deTour to Manhattan Society Queen’s Court: architectural grandeur and eye candy in Lexington.

Tyree Guyton: Faces of God on Fire: the first solo NYC exhibit by the artist behind Detroit’s famous Heidelberg Project opens on Thursday at the CUE Art Foundation.

Atlanta for Design Lovers: adding Atlanta to my bucket list.

Playing with Art: The Isamu Noguchi Playscape: this Atlanta playground, designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi, is an Atlanta must-see.


A Rare Library on Plum: lots of love from one downtown Cincinnati library [Mercantile Library] to another [Lloyd Library and Museum].

1937 Flood Collection: the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County examines a “the impact of the flood through photographs, scrapbooks, diary entries, and other documents” [it’s a wiki, so you can add your own].

A Brief History of the Lunkenheimer Valve Company: Clark Street Blog looks into the interesting history of a Cincinnati company.

Lake City Lake: the simplest map ever depicts Madison, WI.

Return to Atlanta: Zeus is rephotographing the same ATL sights he originally captured two decades ago.

Sign Language: more ghost sign love.

Envisat’s Breathtaking Photos of Earth from Space: just that; wow.


Holiday Gift Guide: Goody Two-Shoes: our seed bombs in Foam Magazine.

Vine Street Circa 1973: courtesy of Fuck Yeah Cincinnati.

Mercer Commons Design Gets Thumbs Down: the struggle to add appropriate infill to the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati.

What’s Your State Good at?: Ohio “currently ranks first in the production of Swiss cheese.” Who knew?

It’s a Google Streetmap of History: How Our Famous Landmarks Looked Up to 170 Years Ago: British streetscapes, now and then.

A Hope VI Gallery: examples from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Portland, San Francisco, and St. Louis.

Swedish Treehouse Hotel Imitates Shapes Both Real and Imagined: bizarre but respectful architecture suspended among trees in the Swedish village of Hrads.

Satirical Accessories by Not Made in China

work by Not Made in China

Charlotte-based designer Nikki Mueller runs a one-woman show at Not Made in China, a studio that creates and produces buttons, mirrors, magnets, totes, t-shirts, and prints with a sense of humor. Originally from Oceanside, CA, Nikki both loves her current home in the South and lightheartedly makes fun of it. As an expat myself, I can definitely appreciate this!
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2011 Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites: the Gamble House and the Greenhills Historic District are on the list.

Mural to Add Color and History to Downtown: ArtWorks is working on a mural in Hamilton.

Bringing Past, Present and Future Into Focus: looking at cities through smartphone apps.

Quack Quack: A Great Way to Get Attention: a cute art prank courtesy of the Museum of Design Atlanta.

Stuy Heads, Part Deux: LastoftheMohikanz reminisces about high school in NYC circa 1990.

Prince William and Catherine Tour Skid Row, Arts Center in Downtown L.A.: just that.

The World Map of Useless Stereotypes: yup.

VisuaLingual Seed Bombs All Over

seed bombs in Cincinnati

seed bombs in Cincinnati

This post could be called Our Friends in Far-Flung Places Have an Almost Infinite Capacity to Humor My Ridiculous Requests. When I asked people we know to stop by their local Anthropologie stores and take photos of the seed bomb displays, I got replies from all over the US! Above is what we saw at our local Anthropologie here in Cincinnati.
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Enjoy Your Weekend: local shopping, a live Nativity scene, carriage rides, and Cajun music this weekend, but let’s not forget that Hanukkah starts at sunset tonight!

Cincinnati Inspired Design: VisuaLingual: aww, Becky in ATL has much love for VL!

Cedric Michael Cox: Structured Soul: arts writer Geoffrey Dobbins reviews Soul within Structure, an exhibit of new paintings by Cedric Michael Cox, currently on view at the Contemporary Arts Center.

The Evolution of the College Dorm: fascinating slideshow.

Green-Wood Discovery: the Brooklyn cemetery has a blog!

Domosfera: cool Polish decor rag.

Frank Gehry Designs Hat for Lady Gaga: yup.