: On the Riverfront The Urbanophile takes a look at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and St. Louis.
: a video tour through an empty mall. Dead/Abandoned Malls – Cincinnati Mills
: How I Learned to Love the Mall Zan McQuade on her “strange and insatiable fetish for malls.”
: touring an architectural gem in the town of Florence, AL. Finding Frank Lloyd Wright in Alabama
: cracks me up every time I check it out. Park Slope Family Circus
: just that. 10 Most Beautiful City Parks in the US
: really cool painted installations, reminiscent of the work of Paper Donut’s Optical Illusions Felice Varini.
: my friend Becky wrote this amazing article about Designs Worth Discovering: Rookwood Pottery Tile Rookwood Pottery, and I contributed photos of Carew Tower and Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Guardian Building in Detroit, and Grand Central Terminal in NYC.
: Cincinnati made the list. Six Small Cities with Big Food Scenes
: in Warren, OH, complete with the world’s largest drumstick. David Grohl Alley
: Cincinnati’s own Thomas R. Schiff tackles the iconic architecture of Columbus, IN in lovely photos. Panoramic Views of Columbus, Indiana’s Modernist Landmarks
: in the Motor City, work is starting to seriously add to its public transit system. M-1 Rail Groundbreaking Nears amid Hopes for a Broader Regional System
: 5 Pointz Supporters Drape Building In “Gentrification In Progress” Banner 5Pointz, the recently whitewashed graffiti mecca in Queens, was the subject of a pretty awesome bit of street art this week.
: tech in the The Innovation Ecosystem Built on Pittsburgh’s Steel Skeleton new Steel City.
March 14, 2014 by Maya Drozdz
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: this will be amazing, I’m sure. Local Artist Gives Smale Carousel Iconic Touch
: photos from 1933, when Cincinnati’s Art Deco gem of a train station was being built. Union Terminal: Construction
: some of these totally make sense to me; some, not so much. 24 Reasons You Should Stop Underestimating Ohio
: if you only read one of my suggested links this week, please make it this one. On Spike Lee & Hyper-Gentrification, the Monster That Ate New York
: the bizarre tale of a corporately-funded artists’ commune in Brooklyn, “dedicated to selling the borough’s image beyond its borders.” Brooklyn Is Now Officially Over: The Ascendance of Brooklyn, the Lifestyle, Above All Else
: this reminds me that I haven’t visited Pittsburgh in years; it’s long overdue. The Innovation Ecosystem Built on Pittsburgh’s Steel Skeleton
: just that. The Class Of 2014: The New Mayors Who Are Building the Future of America’s Cities
: a very cool tool. Ohio Fall Color Report
: as if Ohio’s numerous Superman License Plate Unveiled This Morning vanity license plates weren’t enough, now you can get one featuring Superman.
: written by Cincinnati’s own Long Weekend: Pittsburgh Grace Dobush.
: architectural grandeur and eye candy in Lexington. deTour to Manhattan Society Queen’s Court
: the first solo NYC exhibit by the artist behind Detroit’s famous Tyree Guyton: Faces of God on Fire Heidelberg Project opens on Thursday at the CUE Art Foundation.
: adding Atlanta to my bucket list. Atlanta for Design Lovers
: this Atlanta playground, designed by sculptor Playing with Art: The Isamu Noguchi Playscape Isamu Noguchi, is an Atlanta must-see.
by Kim Beck is a recent installation at NOTICE: A Flock of Signs 100 Acres, the awesome outdoor sculpture park in Indianapolis that opened a few years ago. You can stumble on clusters of these arrows in several spots as you wander through the park.
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October 9, 2013 by Maya Drozdz
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: I find this unbelievable, but there you have it. Cincinnati’s Airport: Best in the U.S.?
: this awesome local group is raising funds to expand their alley beautification efforts. Spring in Our Steps
: in Toronto, paper encyclopedias, in-person banking, 35mm rolls of film, and mullets. Guelph family lives like it’s 1986
: checking out the independent design scene in Detroit. Drive On
: STFU, world. Bookless Public Library Opens in Texas
: an interesting cultural development. Is NYC Getting an Outpost of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum?
: just that. Vintage Crime Scene Photos Superimposed on Modern NY Streets
: more public art for downtown and Over-the-Rhine! Metro and ArtWorks to Turn Bus Shelters into Art
: crazy drama; Detroit’s emergency manager attempted to seize the permanent collection at the One Small Step for Detroit, One Giant Leap for Museum Ethics (Maybe) Detroit Institute of Arts to pay off the city’s debt.
: “Around the globe, there’s a shared, growing worry about economic forces driving working-class people out of urban centers.” Embrace the Worldwide Movement Against Gentrification
: The Giant Rubber Ducky Is Migrating to Pittsburgh by Florentijn Hofman will make its US debut in September. Rubber Duck
: a super-cool and mysterious old sign in Manhattan. St. Regis Cab Call
: Jersey City can’t seem to leave an icon alone. Colgate Clock in Jersey City to Get Torn Down, Upgrades
: in Brooklyn, life imitates Hip Williamsburg Trendsetters Invent ‘Movie Theaters’ The Onion…
The designer and public artist
Candy Chang is absolutely one of my heroines, and her 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! Before I Die
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June 25, 2013 by Maya Drozdz
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: All in a Day Chris Glass explores Cincinnati and shares pretty photos.
: a retrospective of the work of Cincinnati’s own Minimal Realist, now on display at Charley Harper: A Birds Eye View DAAP.
: written from the fringes of contemporary architectural practice. Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Design
: The Commuters of 1982 Jeremiah Moss waxes nostalgic about the ghosts of Port Authority commuters past.
: a counterpoint to conventional wisdom as it’s applied to Detroit, Pittsburgh and the rest of the Rust Belt. Questioning the Rust-Belt-Cities-as-Laboratories Concept
: an antidote to Detroit ruin porn [if you don’t have time to check out the entire slideshow, just look at Detroit Re-Photography this].
: a harmless little subway prank. UR New York’s Own Art Cards
: our seed bombs in Holiday Gift Guide: Goody Two-Shoes . Foam Magazine
: courtesy of Vine Street Circa 1973 Fuck Yeah Cincinnati.
: the struggle to add appropriate infill to the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati. Mercer Commons Design Gets Thumbs Down
: Ohio “currently ranks first in the production of Swiss cheese.” Who knew? What’s Your State Good at?
: British streetscapes, now and then. It’s a Google Streetmap of History: How Our Famous Landmarks Looked Up to 170 Years Ago
: examples from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Portland, San Francisco, and St. Louis. A Hope VI Gallery
: bizarre but respectful architecture suspended among trees in the Swedish village of Hrads. Swedish Treehouse Hotel Imitates Shapes Both Real and Imagined
November 18, 2011 by Maya Drozdz
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