VisuaLingual Seed Bombs for Burt’s Bees

VisuaLingual Seed Bombs for Burt's Bees

A few weeks ago, we relocated our home and business from Cincinnati to Indianapolis. In the middle of our move, we got an amazing custom order from Burt’s Bees for custom seed bombs to be given away at this Saturday’s Cultivate Festival in Phoenix. Producing this order was a bit of a rollercoaster, but we’re so pleased with the result and only wish we could attend the event ourselves!

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Regional Report: Cincinnati: checking out the local culinary scene in an issue of Good Food Magazine from 1986.

OTR Building to House Entrepeneurs, Squash Courts: I’m really glad that squash was explained in this article, because I totally thought that it involves ponies.

Home Gift Guide: a shout-out to our Edible Garden Seed Bomb Kit from Modestics, a blog about US-based design and manufacturing.

Gift-Giving Ideas: Consumables Are More Than Chocolates and Wine: some gift guide love for our regional wildflower seed bombs.

The Fight to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Phoenix Legacy: I only spent a few hours in Phoenix; it’s apparently a crazy place when it comes to [not] preserving its history.

Is It Art? On Venice Beach, Police Can Make the Call: on the iconic Los Angeles boardwalk, a new tactic to preserve neighborhood quirkiness.

Concrete Oases: not that 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.

An Open Letter to the Western Half of the United States

An Open Letter to the Western Half of the United States

This is specifically to the fine states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, California, Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma — thank you all so much for your hospitality over the past couple of weeks. We had a fine time on your roads, from interstates to dirt roads to a bit of Route 66. Your natural wonders are amazing, and your cities are as varied as your terrain. We’ll definitely be back, though we probably won’t visit all of you again.
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Illustrations by Andrea Cobb

Andrea Cobb for Portal Publishing

Andrea Cobb for Portal Publishing

I’m still reeling from last Sunday’s obscene spectacle, and the work of Andrea Cobb is the perfect antidote — so fresh and so clean. A North Carolina native, Andrea trained at Parsons in NYC and, after a decade in the big city, she is now again based in NC. Her clients have included Target, American Express, United Airlines, Chronicle Books, and, oh, Cincinnati Magazine.
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