Ross Racine creates aerial views of faux-sprawl. His works highlight the incredible beauty, mundanity, order (of a sort) and absurdity of American suburbs. Someone should really start marketing cloud-shaped developments. I can think of a few gated communities from my hometown alone, that would have the gall to construct that kind of awkward utopia. [via […]Read more "Fictional Suburbia: Ross Racine"
* Odessa to the Future on community and crowdsourcing abundance *Altruistic ants: Infected Temnothorax unifasciatus ants abandon their community, imposing self-exile in order to protect their colony *Urban Omnibus explores methods for reforesting cities (pictured above) *Quick rant: The US Mint is updating the penny. Why?! The miniature Lincoln in his miniature memorial was the […]Read more "Spicy Linkfest: Miniature Presidents Edition"
This surprise recently landed in my inbox care of street artist, NosE. “Snow Graffiti” is beautifully minimal and cleanly executed. Specifically, the final wide angle shot — that type and the stacked edges of the balconies — it kills me every time. [previously on Spicy: Snow Graffiti: Protest with Kool-Aid]Read more "Ephemeral Graffiti: NosE x Snow"
All I have to say is: Yes. [via this isn’t happiness]Read more "Crayola Into the Void"
Add this to the list of why I find Detroit (and more importantly Detroiters) so inspiring: “Ice House Detroit is an architectural installation and social change project currently taking place in Detroit. Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune will use one of 20,000 abandoned houses and freeze it in solid ice, referencing the contemporary […]Read more "Urban Drips: Ice House Detroit"