Archive for August 18th, 2009

18
Aug
09

Issaquah v Italia

Photo courtesy of BUILD Blog

Photo courtesy of BUILD Blog

Everyone loves Italian hill towns (unless you are a HATER), but there’s much less love in the world for those insta-developments you see gracing slopes in the Cascade foothills. They may seem like two entirely different beasts, but BUILD Blog, the blog of the eponymously-named architecture firm BUILD, saw more than a passing resemblance.

The folks over at BUILD have put together an analysis that is as much about the psychology and perception of civicness and urbanity as it is about physical space and bank loans. It’s an interesting read, especially if you look at it through the lense of what it means to create a space. Take that look, and it peels back some of the assumptions and bravado of the urban/rural divide in Washington.

18
Aug
09

On the teevee

Fame!

Fame!

We’re still glowing with pride over our very own Wendy’s appointment to the City’s Pedestrian Advisory Board. And now the Seattle Channel has the live footage up on these webs. Check it out. Wendy enters the public arena swinging at 4:00, and Sally Clark suggests we will lose our friends at 21:00. Really Sally? Oh man.

So it goes. Check out Wendy, and taste the future.

18
Aug
09

Clean is the thing

Bus superduperstar Mori Rothman is a mover and a shaker. He’s also a cleaner. In fact, he’s SO clean that every year he organizes a clean-up at Aki Kurose Middle School. And guess what? It’s going down this Saturday, from 9am to 1pm. And you should come through.

A good school, a great cause, and this man:

MoriClean

Just do it.

18
Aug
09

8/18 R-71 Update!

It's like scaling Everest...

It's like scaling Everest...

Update! Update! Update!

OK folks, as we all know, the process of counting signatures for R-71, and hence whether it will be on the November ballot, is well underway. It’s been back and forth, but it looks like its making its way to qualification. Boo. As of Monday, August 17th, 65,6531 signatures have been confirmed. Supporters need 120,577 signatures to get it on the ballot; this means that it’s already halfway there. And with a substantially low signature error rate of 11.03%, don’t be surprised if it does make it’s debut on the November ballot. Keep at it checkers…

18
Aug
09

shadow art

shadowartblog

One man’s trash is another man’s….art? It’s amazing what you can do with a little light and some scrap picked off the streets. Check out these creative silhouettes.




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