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!


Growing Up in the City

There’s been a lot of chatter in the Cincinnati blogosphere lately about raising kids in the city. Good? Bad? What about playgrounds and green space? I know a few kids living in Over-the-Rhine, and they all seem to be having pretty happy childhoods. This got me thinking about my own urban childhood.
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Enjoy Your Weekend: tons of art, and the beginning of fish fry season.

Art: VisuaLingual’s HOME WORK at the Betts House: thanks, Matt Morris, for the CityBeat write-up of tomorrow’s opening.

An Alternative Ohio River Bridge Design: your Cincinnati LOL for the week.

Frank Lloyd Wright Scholars to Meet in Cincinnati: another LOL — the third-to-last paragraph promises a tour of a Philip Glass-designed local home!

Seen On The Streets Of Gdynia, Poland: bonus LOL, courtesy of my hometown.

The Cleveland Model: “a new model of large-scale worker- and community-benefiting enterprises is beginning to build serious momentum in one of the cities most dramatically impacted by the nation’s decaying economy.”

Bulgaria Black Sea Resorts Stamps 1972: once again, Graint Edit finds some gorgeous vintage ephemera.

Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition

The World Edition

Monopoly has a simple, effective formula that works with varied themes [apparently even the Junior Disney Princess Edition]. I’ve just learned that, earlier this year, people voted for cities to be included in the new Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition. 20 top cities were chosen out of the pool of 70, with 2 more earning spots on the board as a result of write-in votes.
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Gdynia to Piękne Miasto

Gdynia to Piękne Miasto

Recently, my godfather emailed me a Powerpoint presentation [with a soundtrack!] entitled Gdynia to Piękne Miasto [Gdynia Is a Beautiful City]. I’ve extracted some of the photos, so you can see my hometown. I wouldn’t say that Gdynia is especially beautiful, but these nighttime shots are very nice. Who doesn’t appreciate lights reflected in water?
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