Before I Die [Cincinnati Edition] by Candy Chang

Before I Die [Cincinnati Edition] by Candy Chang

The designer and public artist Candy Chang is absolutely one of my heroines, and her Before I Die project is a clever tool kit that has been deployed on walls in cities all over the world. Here it is in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati!
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Elsewhere

ArtWorks Lets the Secret Out: the coolest fundraiser in Cincinnati is tonight, and we donated one of the Golden Ticket prizes.

Plum Street Temple: Cincinnati Re-Adventure finds a gem of a building in downtown Cincinnati.

Win a Local Business Gift Basket This Saturday at Cincinnati Unchained: tomorrow is the annual Cincinnati Unchained, this time with a prize.

In This Music, It’s All About the Structure: Helsinki-based architect Tuomas Toivonen has just released his latest album, Urbanism in the House, a seven-song vinyl record with songs about architectural history and urban policy prescriptions.

Announcing the Subway Announcement Lady: she lives in Maine and doesn’t take the subway

Roosevelt Park Gets Some TLC: Michael’s in the Detroit paper in an article about the CreateHere intervention in Roosevelt Park.

A Sunday Morning: LOL.

100 Acres: Eden II by Tea Mäkipää

Eden II by Tea Mäkipää

Like Bench Around the Lake by Jeppe Hein, Eden II by Tea Mäkipää is a recently commissioned and installed work located in 100 Acres, the just-opened sculpture park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It’s a two-part installation: the ship in the water and the guard house nearby.
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Elsewhere

Enjoy Your Weekend: lots going on this weekend, including Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, but you already knew that, right?

Cincinnati Park[ing] Day 2009 Locations: check out all the shenanigans being organized by your neighbors today in parking spaces downtown and in Over-the-Rhine.

Raymond Thunder-Sky Legacy Mural: artist Cedric Michael Cox worked with Antonio Adams and a team of ArtWorks apprentices to create this mural on the side of the Visionaries & Voices building in Northside.

Overlooked Cincinnati: everyone, meet the latest member of the Cincinnati Minutia Militia [found via Stop Working, Start Living].

A Talking Head Dreams of a Perfect City: David Byrne [David Byrne!] discusses the elements needed for a livable city.

Winnipeg: Love and Hate: a bit like this blog, but with better photography.

Riihitie 20: The Aalto Family Home, Studio & Laboratory: wow!

Illustrations by Janine Rewell

Trip to Volga by Janine Rewell for Mondo Magazine

Trip to Volga by Janine Rewell for Mondo Magazine

Helsinki-based graphic designer/illustrator Janine Rewell studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and at RISD and now creates lovely [and silly!] illustrations for magazines, events, and packaging. Her work reminds me a bit of another Finnish illustrator — Sanna Annukka.
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