For All It Has to Offer, Cincinnati Deserves Another Look: comparing Over-the-Rhine’s Findlay Market to Boston’s Faneuil Hall is a bit LOLtastic, but the love from Lexington is much appreciated.

The Edible Hut: a new community gathering space with a living, edible roof and oculus to the sky in Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood [online fundraiser ends today].

Odessa: Vanished: I’m so glad that I ate one last dinner at this NYC institution before its recent closure.

New Photos of Renovations in the Abandoned Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn: on the other end of the urban spectrum, an old movie theater is being given a new lease on life as a performance venue.

China’s German Ghost City: all about Anting German Town, a development on the outskirts of Shanghai.

Case Study Houses: Then and Now: tons of eye candy for fans of Modern architecture.

Abandoned House in the Woods Taken over by Wild Animals: what!


World City Illustrations by Fernando Volken Togni

World City Illustration by Fernando Volken Togni

Fernando Volken Togni is an illustrator based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, who recently completed a series of awesome illustrations for Oryx, the in-flight magazine of Qatar Airlines. Each image represents 24 hours in a city, including New York City, Melbourne, Phuket, and others.
Continue reading


Enjoy Your Weekend: lots to do this holiday weekend.

Charley Harper Original Art Exhibit: next Saturday, a long-lost treasure trove of Harper’s paintings for Ford Times and Lincoln Mercury Times will be unveiled at Fabulous Frames & Art in Montgomery.

Punk Institution Receives City Money for New Building: a major victory for ABC No Rio and its “culture of opposition since 1980.”

No Longer Empty: a collective of curators and artists steps up to take advantage of shuttered storefronts in NYC.

Art Deco Buildings: a blog documenting Art Deco architectural porn around the world. Yummy!

Turf War at the Hot Dog Cart: like unruly children at the playground, NYC’s Old School and New School street vendors battle it out with intimidation and tattling on each other.

Nearly Completed High-Rise Collapses in Shanghai: OMFG!


Give with a Local Touch: much love from the Enquirer to some local folks who make Cincinnati-centered gifts, including yours truly.

Holiday Gift Guide: Co-Workers: CIN Weekly recommends the Ohio River coasters for your workplace secret Santa exchange.

Program Alert: “Building Holidays”: tomorrow, check out a special holiday-themed trolley tour by Architreks.

Annual Harper Show at Fab Frames: also tomorrow, a one-day show and sale celebrating the Harpers, Cincinnati’s most talented family — Charley, his wife Edie, and their son Brett.

Shanghai World Financial Center named ‘Best Tall Building Overall’ by CTBUH: no, dude, it’s a freaking bottle opener in the sky.

Old Europe and New Brooklyn in Williamsburg: oh, it turns out that the European hipsters “are more serious shoppers.” I see…

Recycled Subway Cars Turned into Studios in London: creative reuse that benefits creative people; I totally want one.

Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition

The World Edition

Monopoly has a simple, effective formula that works with varied themes [apparently even the Junior Disney Princess Edition]. I’ve just learned that, earlier this year, people voted for cities to be included in the new Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition. 20 top cities were chosen out of the pool of 70, with 2 more earning spots on the board as a result of write-in votes.
Continue reading