by NYC-based artistic duo Team Building (Align) Type A is one of the many outdoor sculptures at 100 Acres in Indianapolis. It consists of two large rings hung among trees, whose shadows align perfectly during the summer solstice.
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October 24, 2013 by Maya Drozdz
art, close look, indianapolis | Tags:
indianapolis, ithaca, landscape, lincoln, new york city, public art, small town life, urban life |
: checking out the local culinary scene in an issue of Regional Report: Cincinnati Good Food Magazine from 1986.
: I’m really glad that squash was explained in this article, because I totally thought that it involves ponies. OTR Building to House Entrepeneurs, Squash Courts
: a shout-out to our Home Gift Guide Edible Garden Seed Bomb Kit from Modestics, a blog about US-based design and manufacturing.
: some gift guide love for our Gift-Giving Ideas: Consumables Are More Than Chocolates and Wine regional wildflower seed bombs.
: I only spent a few hours in The Fight to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Phoenix Legacy Phoenix; it’s apparently a crazy place when it comes to [not] preserving its history.
: on the iconic Los Angeles boardwalk, a new tactic to preserve neighborhood quirkiness. Is It Art? On Venice Beach, Police Can Make the Call
: not that Concrete Oases Cornell University in scenic Ithaca, NY really needs more nature, but students have gotten pocket park-like grass, comfy chairs and potted plants in lounge areas.
, the annual holiday exhibit at the Trestles, Trains & Traditions Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, is on display now through 6 Jan 2013. Hundreds of poinsettias, cyclamen and evergreens form a backdrop for miniature trains and trolleys that travel past Cincinnati landmarks.
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December 4, 2012 by Maya Drozdz
architecture, art, cincinnati, close look, inspiration | Tags:
alexandria, architecture, cincinnati, covington, ithaca, over-the-rhine, urban life |
: hmm, this list includes Cincinnati and Ithaca, which I wouldn’t consider to be part of the Rust Belt, but kudos are always welcome. 15 Scenic Cities of the Rust Belt
: examining Cleveland. Waiting on a Paycheck
: Jose Gaytan: Love Letter to Brooklyn Nathan Kensinger on the amazing photography of Jose Gaytan.
: very cool news for Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. Detroit’s Garden Theater to Be Redeveloped with $750K State Incentive
: an awesome step-by-step DIY; I totally want this for myself. Turn a Plain Play Set into a Fire Station!
: bicycle-based GPS drawing. Biked Any Good Maps Lately?
: in related news, drivers suck. Common Driver Behaviors
Philadelphia-born, Chicago-based designer
Mike McQuade initiated the ongoing Area Code Project — a series of posters celebrating various area codes. Thanks to Ludacris for introducing this topic in a most appropriately cheesy way!
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: the The City Flea Over-the-Rhine blog interviews one of the founders of The City Flea, which is coming to Cincinnati this summer.
: more seed bomb love! What I Want Wednesday
: wow, and a term that’s new to me — “quality of place.” Michigan CEO: Soul-Crushing Sprawl Killing Business
: eye-opening exposé of Mike Tyson’s suburban bliss. The Suburbanization of Mike Tyson
: gentrification in San Francisco. Gangs and Cupcakes: Violence and Sugar Go Together
: as Frank Sinatra once sang of NYC, “If you can fake it here…” Gemma’s Fake History
: this latest Ithaca City Guide Design*Sponge guide makes me miss the crazy hippie collegetown [check out also the Cincinnati guide, written by yours truly!].
: from gangsters to comedians, and practically everyone in between, there’s tons of fun to be had this weekend in Cincinnati. Enjoy Your Weekend
: “Home should be a place to build a household and a life, a respite from the heartless world, not a pot of gold.” The New American Dream: Renting
: the concept of home in art examined by the excellent Home Is a Four Letter Word SFMOMA blog.
: the What Should Brooklyn’s Currency Look Like? Ithaca Hours currency model is gaining traction in Brooklyn!
: “they are neo-cartographers, jumbo-size doodlers and bipedal pencils, mapping their track lines across cities, roads and farms, and sharing them online.” The Big Draw of a GPS Run
: check out the results that rethink McMansions, big box stores, strip malls, parking lots and more. ReBurbia: A Suburban Design Competition
: pot, meet kettle. This Is One Wall Shepard Fairey Wants to Keep Free of Self-Expression
August 21, 2009 by Maya Drozdz
cincinnati | Tags:
cartography, cincinnati, interior, ithaca, new york city, newport, public art, san francisco, small town life, suburban life, urban life |
: starting this morning, downtown and way beyond, have a great weekend! Enjoy Your Weekend
: turning one McMansion into two homes, applying best practice environmentally sustainable design principles. Reincarnated McMansion Project
: “Love your neighborhood corner store? Yeah, so do we. Show it off in all its splendor — including its fresh produce — by throwing a Bodega Tasting Party.” Bodega Party in a Box
: Johnny’s Big Red Grill closes, and Cornellians all over mourn the demise of its amazing neon sign. Sign of the Times
: “In The NYC Reality Freak Show NYC Prep, as in The Real Housewives of New York City, Manhattan is a kind of moral hell, corrupted by money and power and baubles and drinks.”
: heh, the flip side of the above link. The Gutter Punks Have Arrived!
: picking up on both of those themes, Jersey teens sneak into a shuttered CB’s in upcoming film. “Bandslam” Shows Us the Effects of Gentrification on the Youth
July 17, 2009 by Maya Drozdz
elsewhere | Tags:
architecture, cincinnati, downtown, ghost sign, ithaca, new york city, sign, small town life, typography, urban life |
: tonight’s a big night in Over-the-Rhine, but there’s tons going on all weekend. Enjoy Your Weekend
: kudos to Jessie Cundiff for everything she’s been doing over on Main St. Staking a Claim in OTR
: in Seattle and beyond, city life is becoming “shrunken, less personal and meaner on one level, more neighborly on another.” The Self-Service City
: interesting summer course at Cornell, co-taught by Lebbeus Woods; via Common Ground: The Seminar Mockitecture. Go Big Red!
: according to the New York Times, there is trouble in Trustafariastan, a.k.a. Williamsburg. Parental Lifelines, Frayed to Breaking
: New York Magazine’s weak rebuttal. Beyond Hipsters: Williamsburg’s Tough Economic Realities
: fascinating map and info — only one sitcom has ever been set in Staten Island, and two in the Bronx. Where Did Your Favorite Sitcoms Take Place?