Found Wood Bas-Reliefs by Ron van der Ende

Fishing Trawler by Ron van der Ende

Fishing Trawler by Ron van der Ende

Sculptor Ron van der Ende was born in Delft and now lives in Rotterdam, creating these incredible bas-relief artworks out of found and salvaged wood. Unsurprisingly, my favorites are the ships and buildings.
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Drew’s Vintage Bohemian View: a tour of Kitsch Cafe HQ in Clifton Gaslight.

‘Harry’s Law’ Gets Cinci-fied: “9 p.m. Wednesday is a much tougher neighborhood than Over-the-Rhine. I don’t think anybody expects we’ll win the time period.”

‘Harry’s Law’ Version of Arnold’s: bizarre, well-detailed recreation of the beloved downtown Cincinnati institution. But where’s the patio?

A New Rental Community Model in OTR: interesting news about Friar’s Court in Cincinnati.

New York Bodegas Are on the Brink After the ‘Worst Summer Ever’: sad news for corner stores in NYC and elsewhere.

The Densest (Urban) Environment in the World: “1187 feet long, and having capacity for nearly 9,000 passengers and crew members, the population density […] can effectively exceed 1.2 million per square mile.” Can you guess what it is?

Sanborn San Francisco Map Lettering: vintage type love from Burrito Justice.

XYZ Axis Mural by Matt W. Moore

XYZ Axis Mural by Matt W. Moore

I don’t know how I initially came across Matt W. Moore, a.k.a. MWM Graphics, but I’ve been following his work for a while. Recently, Matt visited Cincinnati from his home in Portland, ME — he created a new series of paintings which are on display at YES Gallery in Over-the-Rhine, and he also painted this mural on the façade of a small building on Clay St. at Melindy.
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Wooden Giants by PostlerFerguson

Wooden Giants by PostlerFerguson

London-based design firm PostlerFerguson has created a set of wooden container ship toys, featuring the Emma Maersk, Arctic Princess and TI Asia, three of the largest cargo ships in the world. The aim is to introduce “gigantic complexity and abstraction of the global logistic system to the format of the classic wooden toy.” Such a beautiful color palette, too!
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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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