Movies Shot in Cincinnati: from Eight Men Out to Seabiscuit.

The True Cost of Commuting: You Could Buy a House Priced $15,900 More for Each Mile You Move Closer to Work: just that, suburbanites.

Floyd Bennett Airfield: incredible photos from a strange place in Brooklyn.

Frankenstein’s Castle in Dayton: it may or may not be haunted.

LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition: a current exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: amazing cartography and typography, all rolled into one beautiful, informative package [this archive includes only cities in Utah].

Rainbow House: just that, plus an amazing spiral staircase.


Detroit People Mover: “D” for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff

"D" for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff

As promised, here is one of the awesome public art projects in the Detroit People Mover Financial District station. “D” for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff is a large-scale tile mural inspired by motifs in the Fisher Building, the Guardian Building and Diego Rivera Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Countdown to the Weston: Cincinnati painter Cedric Michael Cox is getting ready for his exhibit at the Weston.

Merchants on Main: some thoughts from Over-the-Rhine’s own Jessie of Mud on Main, J. Michael of RoHo Photo, and Mike of Another Part of the Forest.

Zoomable 1848 Panorama of Cincinnati: holy moly, 19th century daguerreotypes meet 21th century interactivity.

Union Square Newsstand: it’s the end of the funky independent newsstands in NYC.

Pearls Before Breakfast: “Can one of the nation’s great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let’s find out.” [This article is a few years old but still worth a read.]

Refrigerators on Michigan Avenue: Chicago’s Newest Display of Public Art: a funky new public art project on Magnificent Mile in Chicago repurposes old refrigerators into art.

Wringing Art Out of the Rubble in Detroit: more creative experimentation in Detroit.

VisuaLingual Seed Bombs All Over

seed bombs in Cincinnati

seed bombs in Cincinnati

This post could be called Our Friends in Far-Flung Places Have an Almost Infinite Capacity to Humor My Ridiculous Requests. When I asked people we know to stop by their local Anthropologie stores and take photos of the seed bomb displays, I got replies from all over the US! Above is what we saw at our local Anthropologie here in Cincinnati.
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VisuaLingual in House of Cars

Julian Stanczak installation

Today the exhibition House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage opens at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. It is the first-ever exhibit to focus on parking garages. Actually, what’s really momentous about it is that the above photo, taken by yours truly about a year and half ago, is part of the exhibit!
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