Elsewhere

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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25 Things

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Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you and post it. At the end, choose 5 people to be tagged. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

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Elsewhere

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?