City. Life. Change.

   A blog about city planning, urban design, history, sociology and cooking. As a passionate chef, photos of completed dishes will be included. Photography and articles can be discovered here as well. She lives in Oakland, CA.

writersnoonereads:

No one reads Good Things about the U.S. Today (sorry, couldn’t resist; via jellobiafrasays)

writersnoonereads:

No one reads Good Things about the U.S. Today (sorry, couldn’t resist; via jellobiafrasays)

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#graphic us 

micdotcom:

23 women show us their favorite positions

When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Although we take great pride in the work that we do, most of us could relate to being undermined and belittled publicly at work. When Conrad cleverly retorted “CEO,” it was hard not to aggressively high-five our laptop and mobile devices. The words “hell” and “yeah” could be heard all across the nation.

1 in 3 women has experienced some form of sex discrimination at work | Follow micdotcom 

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fer1972:

Upcycled Star Wars Junk Tech Busts by Gabriel Dishaw 

Using found objects from typewriters, adding machines and old computers, I take the items people no longer have use for and I carefully disassembling these items and then reassemble these together using metal wire creating my Junk Art.

(via unconsumption)

— 1 day ago with 667 notes
#upcycle art  #star wars 
micdotcom:

The 5 happiest cities in America are all in 1 state 

Using data from a CDC survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, among other sources, and adjusted for age, sex, race, income and other factors, New Yorkers are the among the unhappiest people in the country. The five happiest, based off demographics and income, are Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge and Alexandria, all in the great state of Louisiana.
But there may be a catch | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

The 5 happiest cities in America are all in 1 state 

Using data from a CDC survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, among other sources, and adjusted for age, sex, race, income and other factors, New Yorkers are the among the unhappiest people in the country. The five happiest, based off demographics and income, are Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge and Alexandria, all in the great state of Louisiana.

But there may be a catch | Follow micdotcom

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#Louisana the happy state  #happy states 

designcloud:

The Abyss Table by Duffy London

This mesmerising table was first conceived by Christopher Duffy — and ultimately refined by the team at Duffy London — to represent a 3D geological map of an ocean floor. The Abyss Table makes use of contour lines, which are often used to denote topography in terrain maps, to render an island chain and ocean abyss.

Contour lines can be thought of as workaround for the 2D limitations of paper maps, but Duffy instead relished these simplifications which have become iconic imagery for the field of cartography. He incorporates layers of wood to represent the land, and panes of glass for the water, in order to produce a 3 dimensional geographical model.

(via Homeli)

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moma:

Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described Calder’s mobiles as “lyrical invention.” 
[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.]

moma:

Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described Calder’s mobiles as “lyrical invention.” 

[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.]

(via pbsarts)

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#calder  #balance  #art 
Homelessness is now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

newshour:

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Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public, and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

Learn more.

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#wtf 
thisbigcity:

Which city quotes inspire you? Share them with us and we might include them in this series!

thisbigcity:

Which city quotes inspire you? Share them with us and we might include them in this series!

— 1 day ago with 54 notes
#unknowable cities