Bits and Pieces of My Life

Jul 24
ilovecharts:

The World Cup
via Kurt White

ilovecharts:

The World Cup

via Kurt White

Jul 24
funnyforsmile:

My brothers attempt at “fixing” a broken window at our house.

funnyforsmile:

My brothers attempt at “fixing” a broken window at our house.

Jul 24

Project for bike lanes on Peachtree Rd. stalled by opposition in Buckhead →

atlurbanist:

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The push back

Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood has decided to back a group of bike-lane-phobic residents who oppose adding a new bike lane on Peachtree Road in north Atlanta’s Buckhead area. Buckhead View has the story (great coverage, btw).

In a nutshell, a project to improve…

Jul 23
thisiscitylab:

A brief history of houses built out of spite.
[Image: John Stephen Dwyer]
Jul 23

penis-hilton:

contestant pikachu for RuPaul’s drag race season 7

Jul 23
pleatedjeans:

via
Jul 23
atlurbanist:

The Atlanta Transit Agency’s Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing
The following is a re-post from thisiscitylab - Darin 
Like many U.S. transit agencies, MARTA has long struggled to secure reliable funding. The agency doesn’t receive money from the state, instead relying on sales tax income from participating counties, making it vulnerable to big economic swings. After the Great Recession, MARTA reduced staff and service while increasing fares, and when an effort to expand the revenue base failed in a 2012 referendum, the agency found itself facing a $33 million deficit.
So MARTA got creative. Keith Parker, who took over the agency in late 2012, implemented a transformation initiative that involved, among other things, a new planning strategy emphasizing TOD. In spring of 2013, Parker announced that MARTA would have five station-area projects underway within two years; to date the agency has identified developers for three projects, targeted several stations for the final two projects, and expects groundbreaking on some of the buildings as early as next year.
Enabling the projects is MARTA’s recognition that certain stations have devoted too much space to parking—an insight that several transit agencies around the world now share. At King Memorial Station, an urban station that Rhein says doesn’t make sense to reach by car, the agency owned four acres of parking lots adjacent to the station that it didn’t even use. Instead, the space had been subleased to a nearby hospital.
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[Image: Tim Adams/Flickr]

atlurbanist:

The Atlanta Transit Agency’s Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

The following is a re-post from thisiscitylab - Darin

Like many U.S. transit agencies, MARTA has long struggled to secure reliable funding. The agency doesn’t receive money from the state, instead relying on sales tax income from participating counties, making it vulnerable to big economic swings. After the Great Recession, MARTA reduced staff and service while increasing fares, and when an effort to expand the revenue base failed in a 2012 referendum, the agency found itself facing a $33 million deficit.

So MARTA got creative. Keith Parker, who took over the agency in late 2012, implemented a transformation initiative that involved, among other things, a new planning strategy emphasizing TOD. In spring of 2013, Parker announced that MARTA would have five station-area projects underway within two years; to date the agency has identified developers for three projects, targeted several stations for the final two projects, and expects groundbreaking on some of the buildings as early as next year.

Enabling the projects is MARTA’s recognition that certain stations have devoted too much space to parking—an insight that several transit agencies around the world now share. At King Memorial Station, an urban station that Rhein says doesn’t make sense to reach by car, the agency owned four acres of parking lots adjacent to the station that it didn’t even use. Instead, the space had been subleased to a nearby hospital.

READ MORE…

[Image: Tim Adams/Flickr]

Jul 23

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

It’s officially gone too far now.

Jul 23

loltias:

Seeing people the same age as you doing awesome things with their lifeimage

Jul 22
atlurbanist:

"4 Requirements for a Bikeable Community"  — cool graphic on from good.

atlurbanist:

"4 Requirements for a Bikeable Community"  — cool graphic on from good.

Jul 22

ditchschooleatpizza:

snorlaxatives:

all i want in life is to try one of those candies from jimmy neutron

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anD THE BOOK GUMimage

Jul 22
Jul 21

thenewurbanist:

Residences on The Avenue, Washington D.C., 2011- Cesar Pelli

The Avenue is a gateway to George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus and an urban town center for the surrounding neighborhoods. This mixed-​used development includes a ten-​story LEEDGold-​rated office building and a 12-​story apartment building joined by a landscaped courtyard. Shops, restaurants, and a grocery store create a vibrant shopping street near the Metro station.

At the center of the site is a courtyard that links 23rd Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. This inviting public space includes flowering trees, seating, and a water feature that helps collect rainwater for irrigation. The courtyard also includes an inner garden for residents and conceals parking and a full-​sized loading dock below grade.

Fronting Pennsylvania Avenue, the office building is expressed as two towers joined by an atrium lobby. Along Washington Circle, the building is radial in form and its mass steps down to meet the scale of surrounding buildings. The building is primarily clad in transparent glass, with limestone spandrels in some areas to acknowledge adjacent masonry buildings. The three-​story glass-​walled atrium provides a grand, light-​filled entrance to the offices and a through-​building walkway. Inside, curving travertine walls and cherry wood paneling complete the main lobby and the entrances to the two elevator halls. To balance the daylight in the lobby, the elevator halls have an illuminated ceiling and rear wall.

The 335-​unit residential building comprises two wings joined by a granite-​clad lobby. By placing the main entrance in a separate volume set back from the street, the design frees the street-​facing ground floor for retail and creates direct access to the private inner courtyard. The two wings are also set back from the street, creating a lively pedestrian plaza adjacent to sidewalk dining, shops, and the Metro station. To harmonize with the neighborhood, the apartment building’s exterior is primarily brick with granite cladding along the street level. Glass bays that correspond with main living spaces of the apartments add to the building’s contemporary character.

Jul 21

curvier:

my life:

  • in the morning, i can’t wake up
  • in the night, i can’t sleep
Jul 21

stylesmademecum:

americansavior:

itsjustsatanthings:

cumber-bitches:

caswantsdeansassbutt:

cumber-bitches:

cumber-bitches:

I have fruit polos and lollypops be jealous.

omg do many people not know what fruit polos are? they are heaven

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In America, we call them lifesavers. They can be chewy or hard candy. 

polos aren’t chewy and they also come in mint.

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