April 23, 2011

New York City always seems to have a fair bit of city-themed events and talks happening. But recently it’s kicked up a notch, with initiatives like the Institute for Urban Design’s By The City / For The City project, which asks New Yorkers to share (and geo-map) … Read More

March 24, 2011

A city needs to show as much respect for a person riding a $30 bicycle as it does for someone driving a $30,000 car. -Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá … Read More

March 9, 2011

The Design Film Trilogy: available only through our Kickstarter campaign

Over a thousand people have backed our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to help finish Urbanized. Thanks! We’ve got two weeks left, and we’re getting closer to our funding goal. But as with all Kickstarter projects, if we don’t meet that goal, we don’t get any of … Read More

February 22, 2011

Urbanized Kickstarter Campaign

Friends, we’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to help finish Urbanized. Kickstarter is a new crowd-funding platform that allows people to support creative projects by “backing” them with anything from $1 to $5,000, while getting great art and experiences in return. Some of the rewards … Read More

February 11, 2011

Sneak peek of the prints

Our friends at Generation Press in London, the folks who are screenprinting the limited-edition Urbanized prints, sent us a phone snap of the finished prints today! Nice…. They’ll ship next week, get your orders in. Read More

February 7, 2011

Sarah F. Cox: Imported to Detroit

This is the first in a series of guest posts on the Urbanized blog, where we invite people we like to share their views on the state of cites. During the Super bowl, Chrysler launched a new television ad with the motto “Imported from Detroit.” The two-minute pitch features scenes … Read More

February 1, 2011

Spiral Jetty

Cities are great… but sometimes we need a break from them! Last weekend I visited Robert Smithson‘s 1970 earthwork Spiral Jetty, on the foggy banks of Great Salt Lake, Utah. It’s about two and a half hours from Salt Lake City. Highly recommended if you find yourself anywhere … Read More

January 14, 2011

Powers of Ten Video Response Challenge

Core 77 and Eames Office’s Powers of Ten Video Response Challenge invites you to make a two-minute response video to the classic Eames film Powers of Ten. The challenge looks for works “celebrating this seminal work in any way your creativity leads—a reinterpretation, a mashup, a tribute, … Read More

January 13, 2011


Hello friends, and welcome to the Urbanized blog. Over the next several months, I’ll be posting more about the film’s progress here (like the Mumbai post below), along with special guest posts, stills from the film, and random musings about design, architecture, music, documentary filmmaking, and whatever else I’m currently … Read More

January 13, 2011

A walk in the Mumbai sky

I just returned yesterday from a week-long trip to Mumbai, India. I’d never been there before, and whatever I’d imagined this city would be like wasn’t even close to the reality. I never thought I’d describe New York City as quiet, but hell, NYC is like a mountain retreat compared … Read More