New Workshops Hope to Assist Homebuyers Looking to Rehab in Over-the-Rhine: register here; offered by the OTR Foundation.

Insight OTR: “aims to highlight the people, stories, and community in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, through audio and written recordings.”

Exploring Austin’s Street Art, Murals & Mosaics: tons of free eye candy; makes me really want to visit Austin again.

The Little Garden Studio: Children’s Community Garden and Art Center: a really cool effort to revitalize a vacant bus depot in Vancouver, WA.

League of Creative Interventionists: turning the city into an adult playground?

Are Malls Over?: to quote from Portlandia, “It’s so over.”

Tom Waits Map: “a map of places from Tom Waits songs;” OMFG, amazing.


Map Prints by Marisa Seguin

Map Print by Maria Seguin

Marisa Seguin was born in Vancouver, BC and now lives in Milwaukee, where she’s studying illustration. Her series of illustrated city maps is very sweet and includes Milwaukee, Vancouver, Paris, Venice, and San Francisco [I love that Milwaukee is part of a series that includes a couple of grand European cities].
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Drew’s Fantastic Factory Conversion: in Norwood, a rehabbed brake repair facility becomes a family home; more here.

Artist Cedric Michael Cox Shapes It Up: an insightful interview with our talented friend and Over-the-Rhine neighbor.

Hip Northside Makes Cincinnati Perk: Columbus loves Northside!

Living with Charley Harper Artwork: home decor porn.

Nadie Se Conoce: photos of NYC peeps.

Shifting Attitudes with Illusions: anamorphosis of a little girl playing ball in the street, designed to increase safety on Vancouver roads.

Eau de Gentrification: as always, news of the grotesque from Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York.

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.
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