I recently had a long weekend trip to Southern California. My first leg of the trip was in Huntington Beach - Surf City USA. The first morning started off with an overcast sky also dubbed as the "marine layer" that burns off by the afternoon. Once the layer dissipates you're
Since 2012, the BridgePark has been an idea that hasn't fully left the drawing board. That's unfortunate because an idea like this makes a tremendous amount of sense. The bridge would sit roughly between the new Tyler Potterfield Bridge and Manchester Bridge and span across the river from Kanawha Plaza to the
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Anyone want to paint a storm drain?
If so, the City of Richmond's RVA H2O program is sponsoring an initiative to allow you to submit your original ideas, and if selected, you will be able to paint your art on a storm drain.
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS: MONDAY, MAY 30, AT
RVA Street Art Fest 2016 at the Manchester Silos is a weekend worth remembering. Saturday's festivities started with drizzling rain but ended with a sunny, breezy, bright blue sky. There was so much to do, and so much to see. The creativity was captivating as artists painted their murals, local vendors sold their wares,
Unless you drive a hovercraft to work, you know Richmond has a major pothole problem. And if you live or work in Manchester, you experience firsthand some of the worst road maintenance the City has to offer. I know personally I've driven into a hole that felt like I was making my
Many of you may have heard or seen this already via other news outlets and blogs but I’m feeling so excited about this project that I want to shout it from the roof tops! Manchester is hosting the 3rd Edition of the RVA Street Art Fest 2016 at the Manchester Silos on
A Gateway is a means of access or entry to a place...And Manchester is deserving of a Gateway into this unique RVA neighborhood.
Gateways could be located at key locations up and down the Hull Street corridor as mentioned in an earlier article, Revival of Manchester Waterfront. The entry over The Mayo Bridge into Manchester
The opening image depicts a beautiful tree displayed quite prominently on the side of an old brick building in Manchester at the corner of Hull and Cowardin. In stark contrast to this image is the reality of the Hull Street corridor without the beauty of trees lining its main thoroughfare.
In recent years I’ve taken up biking as a means to keep in shape and de-stress over the weekends. My bike isn’t anything flashy, but more than anything else it harkens back to the days as a young tween pedaling through my suburban Tuscawilla neighborhood in Florida. I had a
The flood wall along the James River provides flood protection for downtown Richmond and Manchester. This is a good thing for all of us, but along Manchester’s waterfront it’s a bit of an eyesore. A raised walkway along the flood wall is nice but it doesn’t put you close to the
Old houses that need work challenge the new owner(s) with what path to take - pay homage to the past or go modern to keep current with the times? I'm going to highlight one particular house as an example. This isn't the end all to be all, but it will show
Who doesn't like Polka dots?
Whimsical Simplicity. Symmetrical Patterns. Vibrant Colors. Calming Repetition. What's not to like?
What started as a demonstration project in Silver Lake, Los Angeles looks to become a permanent polka dot fixture. The pilot project was organized through Streets for People (People Street) and Frank Clementi of Rios
The Dogtown Dish is proud to announce a new column we are calling: Dish by Design. The column will focus on design and artistic subjects as it pertains to Manchester. Our hope is it will be a place where we can conceptually think about the community in a cohesive way through design. Our desire is