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U.S.C (Urban Swarm Contemplated), colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’, 2014 I’ve been neglectful of this space. I spent the last part of 2014 working on this commission.

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I’ve been making these small, colored pencil drawings based on night aerial views. Pretty fun to make something in a couple of hours.

climateadaptation: The entire city of Florence, Italy is the same size as this highway interchange in Atlanta, Georgia. Via

keepcalm-anddontpanic: thinksquad: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/controversial-anti-homeless-spikes-prevent-homeless-sleeping-doorways/624292/ http://www.travelandpositiveliving.com/2014/04/whats-purpose-of-concrete-spikes-under.html http://www.ministryoftofu.com/2012/07/photos-guangzhou-sets-concrete-spikes-under-bridges-to-drive-away-homeless-people/ http://stsnext20.org/vignettes/2014/03/26/when-parisian-benches-have-politics-street-furniture-and-the-strategies-of-spatial-exclusion/ http://rue89.nouvelobs.com/photo-rue/2009/11/26/empecher-les-sdf-de-sasseoir-la-ville-ne-manque-pas-didees http://www.morbleu.com/le-tiers-exclu-iv-des-dispositifs-architecturaux-anti-sdf/1547124430_1854ccee23_o/ http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu/wordpress/catalog/issue-43-walls/do-not-remain/ http://www.bogoboo.com/bizarre-park-bench-spikes/ This is absolutely disgusting! Instead of spending that money to help homeless people, you know some of the weakest members of our society who need the protection the most, they’re installing fucking spikes!? (That btw, you paid for.) And you have to pay to sit on a fucking bench? […]

Some interesting views I’ve seen lately. The top one is the International Space Station as it glides over Los Angeles. It goes all the way around the earth every 90 minutes! But you can’t see it during the day (too bright) or in the middle of the night (no reflection from the sun). The second […]

Took a trip up north this week and happened to drive by the grammar school me, my brother, sister, niece and nephew attended K-5th grade. My mom worked there as a kindergarten aide too. It recently closed for a year or two and is now re-opening as a school for  children with disabilities. The doors […]

the-gasoline-station: Square Favela Aerial view of Rio das Pedras shantytown (favela), next to Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 28, 2014 Picture: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images Source: The Atlantic In Focus

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Yesterday was my birthday and I had a great day filled with friends, good food and a lot of laughing. And also a little yard work and napping. One of my friends crafted this really clever happy birthday sign out of one of my drawings! Amazing!!!

mtopfstedt: Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial StadiumUniversity of Texas I did a brief stint taking calls from people purchasing football tickets at UT the year Ricky Williams won the Heisman. To say there weren’t that many tickets available that season was an understatement. The nosebleed seats were the only ones left and I had a lot […]

Saw this picture of a house for sale in my neighborhood. Looks like they put all the outlets on the outside of the house. Seems legit.

nprfreshair: By Robert Jahns 

ryanpanos: Fernando Alan Verticality.

Women boxing on a roof, circa 1930s

Before and After – Kiev’s Independence Square Source

architectureofdoom: A climbing plant peels off a brick building, in an effect reminiscent of a snake shedding a layer of skin