Yes it is November.
But still they play volleyball on the almost-green grass
Thank you, El Nino?
My skis are dusty.
I'm sorry, but "no". Why do we need to invent a machine to replace the human body?
What if San Francisco were a movement tree, an organism... ?
The red lines are transit connections, the black lines are people moving around on their feet.
You see the city as a plant, or a tree... movement as continual re-growth...
Check out this video of a highway falling apart.
The history of this hotel is fascinating.
Who knew we had a "flashlight museum" in the TC!
Clotheslines are the epitome of urban shared public/private space. They are a big energy saver, they connect people together (literally), they allow you to know perhaps a bit too much about your neighbors. Plust they are a victim of aesthethic warfare. On one hand, you have the imagery of laundry soap commercials, of a mother hanging clothes out to dry in the sunshine for the "spring fresh feeling". On the other hand, you have the fabric softener industry, the manufacturers of dryers, and the condo associations that keep clotheslines out of sightlines.
So much depends on these bits of rope and wood!
[Click on the photo for the NYT article on clotheslines.]
One of Jane Jacobs' most profound critiques of Modernism was simply that the scale was too large. And this is the one main lessons still hasn't been learned. Many many developments still are way too large.
Art of the everyday is my favorite kind of art.
This reminds me of Improv Everywhere, flashmobs, performance art, that awesome movie at the Walker a while back of a dude pushing a giant ice block around Mexico City...
Three photos for you:
1) Traffic calming in Japan.
2) Old photo of firefighting in Minneapolis. via SAM
3) Michigan central station in Detroit. via Ffffound