Elsewhere

Cincinnati’s Airport: Best in the U.S.?: I find this unbelievable, but there you have it.

Spring in Our Steps: this awesome local group is raising funds to expand their alley beautification efforts.

Guelph family lives like it’s 1986: in Toronto, paper encyclopedias, in-person banking, 35mm rolls of film, and mullets.

Drive On: checking out the independent design scene in Detroit.

Bookless Public Library Opens in Texas: STFU, world.

Is NYC Getting an Outpost of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum?: an interesting cultural development.

Vintage Crime Scene Photos Superimposed on Modern NY Streets: just that.

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The New York Public Library by Carrère and Hastings

The New York Public Library by Carrère and Hastings

The architecture firm of Carrère and Hastings designed the Beaux Arts main branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in 1911 at 42nd St. and 5th Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
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Highway Block Prints by Margaret Rankin

Red Stripe Red Light by Margaret Rankin

Red Stripe Red Light by Margaret Rankin

Margaret Rankin is an artist and landscape architect living in Toronto, who sells her prints on Etsy under the name Magprint. These block prints are from a series based on photographs by Toronto-based photographer Graham Iddon. I love the rich colors and bold geometry of these overpasses — they may be ugly in real life, but they’re beautiful in print form.
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Elsewhere

Enjoy Your Weekend: St. Patty’s Day edition.

OTR, West End a Quagmire for Census: the US Census plots obtaining a semi-accurate picture of Tract 16 in Cincinnati, one of the most difficult tracts to count in the country.

Embshoff Woods – Off Trail: CityKin and son go on a hike through Embshoff Woods in Cincinnati.

Things That Go Bump On Harbord Street: in Toronto, street art warns bicyclists of precarious road conditions.

Racism Is Not Crafty: One Grand Home responds to Knitta, Please?, the phenomenon of “tagging” utility poles and other urban sites with knits.

56 Leonard St. Building Model (Herzog & de Meuron): buy your model of this never-built Herzog & de Meuron building on eBay; via Curbed.

The World as Their Canvas: Steven Heller gets down with some cartography books.

Autobahn Tape

Autobahn tape

How much would you have wanted this as a kid? When I was little, I built roads out of rows of colored pencils and, when our need for speed increased, my cousins and I pooled together our Lego to build hills for our Lego roads, so that we could race properly. This tape would have been perfect for us! It’s available at a cutesy little shop in Toronto named Up to You.