As this blog embarks on its seventh year, a lot has changed, from my own interests to yours in seeking out information here. Each year, I’ve documented the ten most popular posts of the year, and the 2014 batch contains its share of surprises.
January 5, 2015
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: just getting caught up on all the news, since I was out of town last week. Greater Cincinnati’s 10 Most Anticipated Development Projects
: WTF, Fort Lauderdale? 90-year-old Florida Man Faces 60 Days in Jail for Feeding the Homeless
: “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.” The Beauty of Fire Escapes and the Vanishing of Edward Hopper’s New York
: a new speed limit for NYC. Slow Cab Coming
: interesting new book about social engagement and architecture. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World
: the quaint town of Johnsonville has a starting bid of $800,000. You Can Buy This Abandoned CT Town For Less Than A Brooklyn Apartment
: ooh, all those pretty colors… Maps Of Street Layouts Colored By Orientation
October 31, 2014
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Greg Klassen is a furniture designer whose work is inspired by the Nooksack River, which runs past his Pacific Northwest studio. River-like glass is embedded in between salvaged wood edges that are aligned to mimic topographic forms.
: tonight at the Art After Dark: Drive-In Movie Cincinnati Art Museum, a free screening of Hilltop Stories, an excellent series of shorts about current and past Walnut Hills residents.
: just some questions about Cincinnati’s new bike rental program. Who Needs Red Bike?
: “Places just need to do a little anthropological work to unearth their distinctiveness, distill it down and then imbue that “mojo” into everything they do.” If Cities Want to Succeed, They Need to Focus on What Makes Them Distinct
: if you’re a fan of contemporary art, please check this out. Jen and Paul’s One Stop Shopping Souvenir City and Chelsea Bus Tours
: a system of freestanding signs showcasing maps and local information. WalkNYC
: only 146 counties, in fact. Half of the United States Lives in These Counties
: design your own maps. Mapbox Studio
: a fundraising campaign for an interesting Over-the-Rhine initiative. Simple Space – On-Demand Space for Pop-Up Events
: tons of creepy photos of a site in Mansfield where A Visit to Ohio State Reformatory Shawshank Redemption was filmed.
: please and thank you. Stop Using ‘Brooklyn’ to Mean Hipster Neighborhoods
: and what an efficiently Modern world it was. Peering into the Secret, Spooky World of the Stasi
: “Why certain Chicago buildings relabel the 13th floor.” Buildings without 13th Floor
: from Orson Welles to Iggy Pop. Yes, You Can Vacation in These Celebrity Homes
: just that. Map Shows What Each Country’s Military Camouflage Pattern Looks Like
: our friend Mapping Things Out Chris has just updated the handy map of Northside, the Cincinnati neighborhood in which he lives.
: a cause for celebration, for some. Cincinnati Gentrified at One of Nation’s Fastest Rates Immediately Following Housing Boom
: I’ve mentioned before that a trip to Columbis, IN is well worth your while; here’s a close look at one of its iconic buildings. AD Classics: North Christian Church / Eero Saarinen
: an update on gentrification For Punk Music, Gentrification Is the New Ronald Reagan and the punk scene in DC.
: just that. A Tale of Two Brooklyns: There’s More to My Borough Than Hipsters and Coffee
: the town in question is Coober Pedy, deep in the South Australian desert, and it really did go underground. The Town That Went Underground
: weirdness! ‘Poison Garden’ Showcases the Darker Side of Botany
Kyle Durrie of
Power and Light Press was one of the exhibitors we met at Signature Mix, the NYC trade show we did earlier this year. This letterpress studio is based in Silver City, NM and, among other things, offers really nicely done US state map prints.