Monon Love Train by Peat Wollaeger

Monon Love Train by Peat Wollaeger

I’ve only lived in Indianapolis for a few months, so I still have tons of local public art to check out in person. I’m calling the 600-foot long spraypaint stencil mural Monon Love Train by Peat Wollaeger an early favorite, though. Why? Because trains.
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VisuaLingual Earth Day Seed Bomb Promotion

VisuaLingual Earth Day Seed Bomb Promotion

Earth Day is coming up on Wednesday! Here’s a project we designed and produced for the Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis to celebrate Earth Day and promote interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship.

Elsewhere

On the Riverfront: The Urbanophile takes a look at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and St. Louis.

Dead/Abandoned Malls – Cincinnati Mills: a video tour through an empty mall.

How I Learned to Love the Mall: Zan McQuade on her “strange and insatiable fetish for malls.”

Finding Frank Lloyd Wright in Alabama: touring an architectural gem in the town of Florence, AL.

Park Slope Family Circus: cracks me up every time I check it out.

10 Most Beautiful City Parks in the US: just that.

Paper Donut’s Optical Illusions: really cool painted installations, reminiscent of the work of Felice Varini.

Elsewhere

New Bookstore to Open in Downtown Cincinnati: exciting news.

Stepping Up to Restore Cincinnati’s Neglected Pedestrian Stairways: great write-up on Spring in Our Steps.

Best of Eco Chic Design: our Backyard Habitat Seed Bomb Kit gets some love from The Barn Light.

Synergicity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City: currently at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, an exhibit about transformation in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis, and Peoria.

A Miami Neighborhood Begins to Bristle at Its Own Success: frustration in Wynwood.

If Americans Don’t Like Walkable Cities, Why Aren’t They Cheaper?: just that.

Mapping Asmara: all about cartographic representations of Eritrea’s capital city.

Elsewhere

“Alley Walks” on the Rise in OTR, Downtown–At Last: small but much needed improvements to alley outlets; now, if we can just take off the gates so that we could all actually use them…

In Oakland, Citizens Learn to Treat Gunshot Wounds: taking the DIY ethos to a whole new level.

Zaha Hadid Races to Finish a Building Before Copycats Get There First: in China, the time between an initial design and its knockoff is collapsing, and it now involves buildings, not just fashion.

Why Are There So Many Bosnians in St. Louis?: fascinating!

Finding Vivian Maier – Official Movie Trailer: an upcoming documentary on Vivian Maier, the devoted nanny and reclusive street photographer.

Disneyland and the Uses of Architecture: on engineering nostalgia.

The Real Problem with Gentrification: A Phenomenon That Revived Cities Can Also Make Them Monotonous: just that.

Elsewhere

Urbanism, Sub-urbanism, and Why I’m Tiring of the Streetcar Debate: interesting thoughts from an Over-the-Rhine neighbor.

Stairways to Stories: Students Trace Steps of History: tracing the history and impact of the approximately 400 public staircases in Cincinnati.

Vent Haven Museum: checking out a little known gem in Fort Mitchell, KY.

Still Need to Decide on Your Wedding Favours?: Envy Events recommends our personalized seed bomb wedding favors.

Mini Chicago Architecture Tour: exploring downtown Chicago’s architecture and public art.

How Young St. Louis Activists Saved “The Flying Saucer”: an amazing preservation story that ends with Chipotle and Starbucks.

Not All Make the Cut in a City Filled With Landmarks: some of the unusual applications that get reviewed by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.