99% Invisible | A Tiny Radio Show About Design with Roman Mars Roman Mars curates snappy design/architecture segments that are far from the mainstream. He’s not after the big names, but instead he covers people, places and phenomena that make a subtle but important impact on the design zeitgeist. From the disappearing art of sign painting to public stairways in Los Angeles, each show is short but rewarding.
First learned of the Camden Bench on the podcast 99% Invisible. It is considered as one of the foremost designed pieces of equipment for busy commercial areas and only encourages sitting and discourages anti-social behaviors. http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/unpleasant-design-hostile-urban-architecture/
Walking through the historic district, it’s just like any other quaint European city. There are tourist shops, horse-drawn carriage rides, church spires. But here’s the thing: Warsaw’s historic Old Town is not a replica of the original. It’s a re-imagining. An historic city that never really was. Click to read more and hear this great radio podcast: http://99percentinvisible.org/post/42381553110/episode-72-new-old-town