Metropolis Wallpaper by Sandberg Tyg & Tapet

Metropolis Wallpaper by Sandberg Tyg & Tapet

Really, the only reason I would ever want to own my own house would be to be able to wallpaper the walls. Check out Metropolis by Sandberg Tyg & Tapet, a manufacturer based in Ulricehamn, Sweden that calls itself “the world’s slowest wallpaper factory.” This pattern couldn’t possibly be more me.
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Signage around Town: Over the Rhine Edition: a graphic designer ogles all the amazing signage and ghost signs in OTR.

Mushroom House in Hyde Park for Sale: only 349k for one of the most interesting homes in Cincinnati.

Three NKY Cities Awarded Best in Preservation: kudos to projects in Bellevue, Covington, and Newport.

Chelsea Resident Hangs Anti-Tourism Posters Pleading Visitors to Improve Their Manners: “Dear Chelsea, Nice problem to have. Wanna trade? Sincerely, Bedford-Stuyvesant.”

Underground New York Public Library: a visual library featuring the reading riders of the NYC subways.

Bikes, Transit and Traditional Urbanism: a fascinating, detailed look at walking, bike use and public transit in different cities, from Copenhagen to Bratislava.

A Parisian Sunday Walk: checking out street art in Paris.


Grocery Shopping Downtown: over on Cincy Voices, an investigation into downtown Cincinnati grocery options.

Da Bomb!: kind words about our seed bombs favors from Bliss Event Planning.

A Campground Grows in Brooklyn, Bringing a New York Edge to Roughing It: the old airstrip known as Floyd Bennett Field is “the only campground for the general public inside any American city’s limits that belongs to the National Park Service.”

NYC’s First 28 Subway Stations: detailed history, amazing photographs, and odd trivia.

Street Art and Politics in Copenhagen: Shepard Fairey describes getting beaten up and other reactions to his work in Copenhagen.

New Mural Goes Up in Golden Gate District: cool new public art in Oakland.

Hawaii Timelapse Sunset: beautiful.


Dream Wedding: Favors: Kate and Oli like our seed bombs as wedding favors!

The Venerable Zig Zag Records Has Closed Down!: a Brooklyn music icon is gone for good.

How Boomboxes Changed the Streets Forever: fascinating survey.

Making Cities for People: written by Greg Vendena, a former schoolmate of mine who recently moved from Detroit to Copenhagen.

Cornerstones of NY: exactly what it says — photos of cornerstones found on NYC buildings.

Unique Converted Homes: from a firehouse to a bunker, check out some crazy residential conversions.

100 Acres: Bench Around the Lake by Jeppe Hein

Bench Around the Lake by Jeppe Hein

The artist Jeppe Hein was born and educated in Copenhagen and is now based in Berlin, where he focuses on interactive projects that playfully challenge the separation between artwork and audience. His installation Bench Around the Lake is part of 100 Acres, the just-opened sculpture park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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Paintings by Þórarinn B. Þorláksson

Sunset by Tjörnin by Þórarinn B. Þorláksson

Sunset by Tjörnin by Þórarinn B. Þorláksson

As part of my ongoing fascination with Iceland, I’ve been looking at the work of some of its artists and designers. Long before Wallpaper* magazine became obsessed Reykavik’s nightlife, this isolated country was quietly nurturing its stable of artists, and Þórarinn B. Þorláksson was one of the first to receive Iceland’s official accolades and support.
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