New Rue! I particularly liked seeing how interior (among other things) photo stylist Raina Kettelson and her architect hubs decorated their farmhouse for new tenants in just two weeks. I especially love it because it’s in my favorite color combo: Black, off-white, yellow and gray.
I can’t even begin to explain it, but this branding experiment I saw over on Fast Company is just cool and rather hypnotic to watch:
As an Atlanta resident who lives right near where most of these photographs were taken, I am particularly interested in the work seen on the Return to Atlanta blog. He took pictures all over Atlanta 23 years ago, and now he’s returned to shoot the same spots and compare the two sets. It’s a universal study in gentrification and really interesting to anyone who wants to follow the way cities change over time. While lots of good has come of some of the changes have occurred, the saddest change was the Urban Nirvana Studio. It’s a good case study in paving paradise to put up a parking lot. What was once this crazy exuberant garden full of sculptures and plants..
…is now this typical generic gated condo complex:
image from Return to Atlanta
Don’t read this one unless you are ready to fall into a bloghole, but the list of nominees for Apartment Therapy’s The Homies award will keep you clicking from now through next Tuesday. It’s kind of sad (on my part) that I haven’t even heard of the one that was on top of the list, Manhattan Nest; I’m going to go check it out now. See you Monday!