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March 1, 2013

Ideabook #465

Velliquette’s Ideabook entry was a collaboration led by Monica Tournoux and one of the more visually compelling books, a nod to the hope for Columbus to become a holistic...

Sketches of the Future

Let’s block off all the rivers in Central Ohio to create a lake. So we can surf on it. Or maybe we should focus on establishing city-wide recycling instead. No…let’s...

Ideabook #49

Blumenshield used the downtown riverfront as his focus, investigating the potential of commerce and social interaction to bridge the gap between downtown and Franklinton…and...

Ideabook #96

Mathews used NYC’s Times Square as inspiration for improving areas of Columbus. “Times Square was an intimidating swarm of taxi cabs, buses, and private automobiles; it was...

Ideabook #212

Leasure and Alecusan focused on a more fully fleshed out Columbus – a city filled with vibrant public spaces, modern urban transportation systems, and healthy natural...

Ideabook #259

Yanitza Brongers is an associate architect at the local architecture firm Moody Nolan, Inc., where she leads the Housing Studio. She has designed and contributed to numerous...

Ideabook #270

Foley’s idea was to ask what Columbus could be like if the same kind of enthusiasm that we have towards sports went into enthusiasm for art. In a call back to the bad old days...

Ideabook #340

Suriano used his IdeaBook as a treatise on “starchitects,” a term that typically refers to an architect who has achieved rock star status in the design community and beyond....2

Ideabook #381

Beaumont’s submission included light-rail routes for the Columbus metro area, designed by Thomas Winningham. “Columbus is the largest urban area in the country not served...1

Ideabook #421

Read – a graphic designer and typographer, who studied printmaking and bookmaking in college, saw this project was right up his alley. The result was a functional, foldable...

The Columbusonian

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Ideabook #106

Ibel’s ideas centralized on making downtown Columbus more accessible, open and fun for visitors and residents. “We did not want show some whacky self-serving ideas that...

Ideabook #452

Bass and Keener borrowed heavily from the existing Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, as a way to capitalize on the capital city’s two rivers in a more functional...

Ideabook #25

Overly and Blostein first concepted their Ideabook design back in 2008, as a proposal for the next phase of the former City Center mall site. In it, they hardly shy away from...

Ideabook #378

Little’s sparse sketch of a single wind turbine combined idealism, science and invention to recognize the potential held in Columbus’s surrounding interstate...

Ideabook #293

Forester and her colleagues were one of many to imagine Columbus as an exciting rapid transit hub. “Ohio is a neither-here-nor-there place; it is not a densely populated...

Ideabook #247

Clark’s pen-inked pages illustrate the notion that it’s people who change a city, not the other way around. “You don’t have to be in a big city to create something...2

Ideabook #244

Goodman’s idea for Columbus is more specific than some of the other ideas submitted, but one of the most entertaining ones. He’s simply tired of his neighborhood being the...

Ideabook #180

Thompson’s vision for the city is to go vertical when possible, making use of Columbus’ “leftover” spaces, like his idea for “piggyback” houses. “Rather than...

Ideabook #306

Transit, arts, jobs, and housing are all key tenants to a complete metropolitan dynamic, but Pongonis argues with his IdeaBook, that a diverse and thorough educational system is...

Another Good Idea

“And big, big news from Iowa today. Whoever thought that gay couples would be able to get married in Sioux City before they could in New York?” Rachel Maddow publicly...

The Fourth Utility

On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis suddenly collapsed, and the occupants of more than 100 cars rode the plummeting eight-lane...

Fiber Boost

Download a full-length HD movie in less than a minute. Reroute power outages to make blackouts last moments, not days. Diagnose patients in realtime, thousands of miles away....

Rail Against The Machine

According to the Brookings Institution, Columbus ranks 45th out of the top 100 US metro areas when it comes to public transportation. With gas prices poised to set up a base...

February 1, 2013

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In Season

January Celebrate the breaking of New Year’s resolutions with a tour of Columbus’ oldest joints to have a tipple. The Columbus Landmarks Original Historic Tavern Tour once...

The Heroic Journey

Tapping into the memory app that is our multi-circuited brain, there’s a link to high school English, and, buried further down in that cerebral rabbit hole, is the trope of...

Bistro-nomical

A great hotel provides an oasis in the vast desert of life, whether indulging in a weekend staycation or pampering the palate at the on-site restaurant. From the doorman to the...

Food Ink

Getting a tattoo is a rite of passage for many, including those in the gastronomic world. In kitchens across the country, getting inked has become a way to swear allegiance to...1

At-Home Chef: Explorers Club

The smell hits you before you even finish parking the car. Faintly spicy, deeply woody, and pushing all sorts of caveman instinctual hunger buttons, the just-out-the-back-door...

Table Talk

Dustin Meadows The Funny Bone’s 2012 Funniest Person in Columbus Cheap: The best bang for your buck is Mikey’s Late Night Slice. Anytime I’m at the Woodlands Tavern...

Tastemaker: George Tanchevski

Background: Family restaurants, Hyatt Hotels Corporation Education: The Ohio State University, Hotel and Restaurant Management Hometown: Mansfield Quote: “You’re only as...

At-Home Chef: 101 Beer Kitchen

“There are two reasons I’ve chosen this dish,” explains chef Thad Kittrell as he meticulously seals his freshly made dumplings with a fork. “One, I felt with this...

Just Desserts

L’appat Patisserie Café 1159 Oak St. (614) 252-682 “L’appat’s concept is simple,” Didier Alapini, owner of L’appat Patisserie Café in Olde Towne East, tells me...

Off The Eaten Path

Short of free, everyone knows the most satisfying meal is one that a diner feels they’ve discovered in the most unlikely of spots. Some of our favorite dishes started with a...

La Vida Local

Tucked away in a Grandview Heights shopping plaza, the windows of Local Cantina boast bad service … and mustaches. On patrons, on staff faces, as well as on stickers and...

A Feast for the Eyes

Close your eyes and imagine a restaurant where a freshly sliced Brandywine tomato arrives on your plate just hours after being picked from the vine, and while enjoying the meal,...

The Meat Science

Ron Cramer threatens to duct tape Cierra Jordan to a chair to keep her quiet. Across the room, a bloody, watery mixture drips from a formerly bleached white plastic tabletop...

At-Home Chef: T Murrays

To hell with the coconut; let’s put a little lime in our chop. Chef Christine Remley of T. Murray’s Bar and Kitchen takes the common chop and sparks it up for summer with...

At-Home Chef: M at Miranova

By Kimberly Stolz Life is busy, indeed. Between working and hitting the town to sample the wonders of Columbus, we don’t always have the time nor the energy to spend hours...

Breakfast with Nick

Food City contributor Nicholas Dekker is a man with a lot on his plate; he holds a legitimate job teaching theatre at Ohio State, he’s a husband and a father, he smokes a...

Tastemaker: Angela Theado

Background: Everything from Bob Evans server to grill chef at Alana’s Education: Columbus State Culinary Program Hometown: Columbus Favorite Bob Evans order: The Rise and...

Tastemaker: Erik Till

Background: Kitchens coast to coast; chef/operating partner, The Chesler Group Education: Kent State University, Applied Chemistry Hometown: Avon Lake, by way of Cranford,...

Tastemaker: Dan Riesenberger

Background: Trader Joe’s, Northstar, Brioso Education: Self-taught Hometown: Bexley Favorite: We just started doing Danish dough and bear claws and that’s my new obsession...1

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