Oh, Frank Lloyd Wright… I’m not sure how livable or practical his buildings are, but experiencing them in person has an almost spiritual effect on me, and the V.C. Morris Gift Shop in San Francisco is no exception.
Edward Leedskalnin was born in Riga, Latvia and, at 26, became engaged to 16-year old Agnes Scuffs. She ditched him the day before their wedding. He eventually landed in Homestead just outside of Miami, where he spent the rest of his life building Coral Castle as testimony of his love for his “sweet sixteen.”
Art: Autocomplete: A Collaborative Coloring Book Exhibit: thanks for the shout-out, CityBeat!
10 Reasons to Visit Cincinnati: nice roundup of local highlights.
Is Cincinnati the Greenest City in America?: not yet, but improvements are definitely being made.
Springfield High STEM Students Develop Art, Math Skills at Session: very cool — a curriculum centered around the Westcott House by Frank Lloyd Wright.
And Now, Let’s Start Digging into the NYC Municipal Archives Online Gallery: EV Grieve checks out historic photos of the Lower East Side.
The Smuttiest Cities in America: Orlando comes in at #1, Jackson, MS at #100, and Cincinnati is #81.
A World Map of Heavy Metal Density: “heavy metal” as in music, and “density” as in “per capita.”
Matt Groening Reveals the Location of the Real Springfield: big news for fans of The Simpsons.
Welcome to Ikea-land: Furniture Giant Begins Urban Planning Project: cray-cray in London.
Ghost Signs: NYC eye candy.