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There was that really cool “Mark Rothko-esque” graffiti cover-up on the side of this building in downtown Cincinnati. Someone wasn’t all that happy about their bomb being bombed, and I found it pretty funny…

I guess it’s important to maintain your sense of humor when someone ruins all of your hard work. And that’s a very important lesson to learn, especially in my industry. Taken with Instagram. 😀🎨🖌️❤️

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I guess when someone covers up your work it’s important to maintain your sense of humor even when your work is on the side of a building…

I’m still keeping an eye out for more examples of this. It’s kind of beautiful in its own unique way. Taken with Instagram. 🎨🖌️❤️

Seen and noted.

Downtown Cincinnati’s Wood Hardware is all in the Halloween spirit…

And we picked up a couple of pumpkins for our front porch. 😀🎃❤️

The Dennison Hotel Park.

Remember when I saw people putting the finishing touches on a cute little park on the site of the old Dennison Hotel? I walked by it again today. And it wasn’t so cute.
It was all artificial turf grass and the entrance was padlocked shut…

I don’t understand why they would even bother making it look presentable only to not allow anyone into this space. But then again, people suck especially the people who tore down the Dennison Hotel to create this illusion. 😐🌳❤️

Deskey details.

Recently, I was put in charge of Deskey’s Instagram. I’ve been trying to collect photos from around work to use in Instagram posts. I also started my own personal work-related Instagram, @Dsgn_Life to post the other things not relevant enough for the official Deskey Instagram or more personal to my everyday experiences at Deskey…

Recently, Deskey officially became part of downtown Cincinnati’s brand new Eighth Street Design District. And there’s a sign in front of the building to prove it…

The Deskey mantra is on the front windows of the building…

In the foyer is the ongoing Deskey Hand Culture Project. Everyone contributed their own personal tchotchke to be displayed…

This was my contribution. One of the magnets we made for our wedding

Our lobby…

Personal. Simple. True. They are the words we live by at Deskey…

PERSONAL defines everything we do. We’re humans relating to humans, so we seek the shared values that connect us. SIMPLE ideas are memorable, easily spread and can change the world. We distill ideas to the most instinctive form possible. TRUE is being authentic and transparent. Follow your beliefs, embrace your principles, and you’ll attract those who do the same.

And we celebrated a couple of big wins…

The second had really odd ingredients to celebrate a new client from up north…

I’m excited to get to share more about Deskey through Instagram. You can see all the photos I’ve uploaded from Deskey in my Deskey Flickr album. 😀📷❤️

It was a rainy Monday morning.

It was a rainy, grey first Monday morning of autumn in downtown Cincinnati. You could barely see the tiara atop Great American Tower. Taken with Instagram. 😀☁️🏙️🌧️❤️

Downtown details.

I ran some errands around downtown this afternoon…

They’re turning the site of the old Dennison Hotel into a super cute little park…

I’m going to have to go back to check it out when they are actually finished with it. But it was more than I expected from this space. I thought it was just going to be more surface parking lot. I was going to ride the streetcar Cincinnati Connector or one of those silly little scooters down to The Banks. But it was so nice outside and I can actually walk again without pain, so I just walked down to Great American Ball Park…

I was getting us some Reds tickets for the final week of their season…

From GABP, I walked down Freedom Way and noted Joella’s Hot Chicken. I’m going to have to come back down to The Banks to check that out for lunch one day…

I continued on to stop to admire the new 150-foot tall SkyStar observation wheel at The Banks. It’s only a temporary addition to downtown. It’s there to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Banks. We’ll have to make sure to ride it before December 2nd…

They were getting The Banks ready for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati…

And then I rode the streetcar back to work. Somebody’s gotta ride it now and then…

And then it was back to work…

It’s fun to take a little bit of time out of your day to run around downtown Cincinnati to see the sites especially the new additions. 😀🏙️❤️

Movie madness.

They were filming a movie in downtown Cincinnati by Arnolds this afternoon…

You’d be surprised how many movies and series they’ve been filming in Cincinnati lately. And there’s always something interesting going on in downtown Cincinnati. 😀🎬🎥❤️

Mural, mural on the wall.

How cool is the long mural on Gano Street downtown that’s on the side of the 21c Museum Hotel?

Usually whenever I walk by there is always a delivery van parked right in front of it. I think was the first time I walked by and could finally check it out unobstructed. Well done to the artists, @j_r_ustick and @kiikcreate

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Seen and noted.

I’ve posted a photo of this before but I love this Toynbee Tile on Seventh Street…

Unfortunately, it’s probably only a matter of time before it gets paved over. Taken with my Polaroid CUBE+. 😀🖌️❤️