Guerrilla Gardening: the inspiring blog Design Work Life likes our seed bombs!
Little Wisconsin: Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York attempts to answer the question, “What will the city look like as Little Italy and Chinatown give way to Little Michigan and Ohiotown?”
Man Builds Cat-Sized Village for Homeless Cats: no, really — this village has a City Hall, streets, porches, and even its own WalMart.
8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live: “‘You know what the greatest city in the world is?’ Bloomberg asked reporters. ‘Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s clean, it’s not too big, it’s got a couple streets with shops and restaurants, and the people there aren’t fucking insane.'”
Email Error Ends Up on Road Sign : tension in Wales over a hilariously inept Welsh translation of an English traffic sign.
Miniaturowe Trójmiasto: tilt-shift? Check. Time-lapse? Check. Eurotrash soundtrack? Check! It’s an awesome video of my pre-NYC hometown, found on a blog that’s sort of like this one, full of ghost signs, old buildings, and odd observations, but in Polish.
“Stop, Renovate, and Listen”: Vanilla Ice Hosts Home Show: heh!
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Thanks, Gerard! Thus…
Poland’s 1970 shipyard protests occurred on 17 Dec. Janek Wiśniewski, the subject of the song above, was actually named Zbigniew Godlewski. He was 18 years old, lived in Elbląg, and worked at the Paris Commune Shipyard [now Gdynia Shipyard].
On 13 Dec 81, Prime Minister General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared Martial Law in Poland, closing the borders, instituting military patrols, imposing a strict curfew, and censoring all media. Food and other necessities were scarce and rationed, and any travel without a permit was prohibited.
SI-Bashing Pol a Real Beach Bum: OMFG, the Jersey shore has words with Staten Island!
Shipyards to Sheratons in Gdansk: is it a coincidence that I designed the Sheraton hotel chain’s first web site at my first real job? I no longer think so.
“Poster Boy”: Artist, Vandal, Maker of Funny Things: is this the next Banksy?
Fading Fast: Painted Wall Signs Are Disappearing, But Is Restoration the Answer?: on preserving [or not] ghost signs in the Bay Area.
Great Lakes Urban Exchange: GLUE is an information clearinghouse “founded to promote the power, aid in the positive transformation, and address the shared challenges of similarly-storied older industrial cities situated in the Great Lakes watershed.”
A Locally Grown Diet With Fuss but No Muss: chronicling the emerging “lazy locavore” movement.
Missed Connections: maps of Craigslist’s Missed Connections; lots of Missed Connections in stores across the country; what does that say about people’s social outlets?