Weekend 376.0






(1) Edward Johnston, designer of the iconic Underground typeface and ‘bullseye’ symbol, died on this day in 1944

Weekend 368.1






Rush hour in sepia #shareGCT by @anjanihr pic.twitter.com/TnEesprGZx — GrandCentralTerminal (@GrandCentralNYC) July 5, 2016 (1) New Yorkers can start using a secret subway tunnel under Central Park this December (Quartz) (2) Am I Wrong by Love Split Love

Weekend 347.1






(1) NOVA: First Air War (2) All change: at the rebuilt Tottenham Court Road Tube station in London, Daniel Buren’s geometric installations are set to make a connection (Wallpaper*) – Page 1, Page 2 (3) 8 Photos That Make Us Fall In Love With World of Motion All Over Again (4) A related flea market […]

Weekend 343.1






(1) On September 13, You Can Ride the 7 Train to Hudson Yards (2) ÖBB Headquarters / INNOCAD Architecture (ArchDaily) (3) More quotes from The Heart of our Cities by Victor Gruen: “There is a saying that the best things in life are free. Those best things are hard to come by in the sprawling […]

Weekend 332.0






(1) Eminent domain on steroids? New bill threatens cities, towns (Fairfield Citizen) (2) How Bad Religion Has Bequeathed Us ‘An Anxious Age’ (The Federalist)

Weekend 310.0






Pegoretti was one of the six craftsmen featured in Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle at the Museum of Arts & Design in 2010. (1) Robin Williams and Dario Pegoretti: The Comedian and the Bike Builder (WSJ) (1a) A.N.T. Part 1 (2) McDowell + Benedetti’s Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni (ArchDaily) (3) ‘Like a Singing […]

Weekend 300.0 (Rare 3 Day Weekend)






…and great timing because my Space Mountain Graphic Novel just arrived! Weekend 279.0 (Post Con/Abridged) (1) A quote from Hayao Miyazaki in The Art of the Wind Rises: “I don’t want to obscure architecture by using sepia tones; thus we will be bold with East Asian colors of modernism. Roads are bumpy and uneven. Shop […]

Weekend 277.0 (Autumn Biking Adventures)






(1) This App Will Help You Find A Quiet Space In The Loud, Bustling City (1a) Metro-North Commuters Slog to Work: After Power Outage, It Could Be Days Before Normalcy Returns to New Haven Line (WSJ) On the plus side, diesel locos from Stamford! (2) A quote from The Blue Riband (The Piccadilly Line) by […]

Medieval Modernists






(1) Public Transportation Affects Home Values (Fox Business) (2) What Makes Iconic Design: Lessons from the Visual History of the London Underground Logo

Weekend 273.0 (Train-spotters)






(1) A quote from What We Talk About When We Talk About The Tube (The District Line) by John Lanechester “When you start researching the Underground, you soon realize there’s a reason why trainspotters are generally regarded as setting the gold standard for nerdy knowledgeability about a subject. In America, train-spotters are known as ‘foamers’, […]

Weekend 267.0 (Unfinished Symphonies)






How does a bicycling monk spend his weekend? Started Saturday by biking to mass (need to do this more often) and then to a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new bike/walk route: (1) Like bikes? Fairfield offers new path to enjoyment: Bicyclists take an inaugural ride on the the new Mill Plain Road bike/walk route […]

Weekend 236.0






(1) Klaus Biesenbach: The Museum of Modern Art curator, who’s cultivated his own celebrity status, on why art should be disruptive and deeply inspiring, and need not hang preciously on the walls. (WSJ Magazine) “Museums used to be places where you couldn’t buy anything, so it’s important now that museums be participatory without being stores. […]

Brazing






Older articles but something I wanted to keep… (1) Royal Mail scrap bicycles for safety reasons (2) Brompton Launches London Bike Share Program (2a) South West Trains Launches UK’s First ‘Self Service’ Brompton Bicycle Rental Scheme (2b) The Brompton Dock (2c) Brompton Dock set to go nationwide

Thanksgiving 2011






(1) Playmofan (2) The Original Disneyland Hotel (2a) Disneyland Hotel interior lobby area (3) Christmas and winter photoshop styles (4) “We are writing a primer on planning for the same people which probably is an indication that the American industrialists are replacing the intellectual liberal in whatever his role is as defender of the intangible […]

Weekend 202.0






(1) Great quote from a commenter on NRO: My point is that here’s a guy who might be amenable to a pro-business conversion, if someone would explain it to him, instead of just commiserating with him (as the article does) or ridiculing him (as some posters here have done). I bet most of these OWS […]