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When we were small, we used to scribble on construction paper turkeys a few of our favorite things: family, friends, pets. Macaroni and cheese. The color blue. As adults, our gratitude is ever-growing. Even in a world of chaos and instant gratification, there are things we can never replace: big things, small things. Anything. Everything.
Thanksgiving hasn’t passed yet, so on principle, we can’t mention the holiday season that comes after it. Let’s just say, we’ll be ringing bells and hanging lights a week from now. But since some of our favorite businesses are getting a head start on the-holiday-which-must-not-be-named, we wanted to give them a shout-out and remind you to shop local this year.
It’s easy to fall in love with the Miller House. The nearly 7,000 square feet of travertine floors. The colorful textiles. The mod fireplace. If you haven’t seen the Columbus, Ind., home, you should. It’s a design, architecture, and modern living utopia.
Remember Magic 8 Balls? Born in the 1950s, they were still popular in the ‘90s heyday of Hit Clips, slap bracelets, and getting dysentery on the Oregon Trail. (What can I say? My generation has good taste.) But cool as they are, Magic 8 Balls have never offered much useful information. And if you're not doing your focus groups right, the same might be true of them.
For 69 years, costumed families have paraded through Irvington’s tree-lined streets. Pumpkins with goofy, toothy grins have rested on doorsteps, and storefront windows have been painted with eerie imagery. But for locals, the annual Halloween Festival is more than just the macabre—it’s a celebration of community.
If you’ve always been sighted, the idea of sudden blindness probably sounds like the end of a normal life. But when gunshot wounds took Ray Montgomery’s sight, he refused to let blindness limit him. Our Emmy-winning spots for Bosma Enterprises tell his story and more.
Urban renewal is more than just the construction of buildings; it’s the construction of community. On Indy’s Near Eastside, nonprofit community development organization Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) creates great places, cultivates relationships, and promotes the belief that “front porches make good neighbors.”
Polina Osherov believes in the power of Indianapolis. And with good reason. She has seen how the city empowers creative minds to realize their potential. Now she’s collaborating with Pivot’s team on an upcoming project, and she took a rare break from work this week to talk with us about her belief in Indianapolis.
The Internet exploded yesterday over Peeple, an app The Washington Post described as “Yelp for people.” This isn’t the first time a brand has provoked the fury of the Internet, so do yourself a favor and follow these common sense guidelines to avoid becoming the Internet's next brand non grata.
Fountain Square. It’s vibrant and funky. It’s full of character and characters, and if you walk through the alley that connects Woodland and Shelby, you find that “the Square” is, in fact, gritty in all the right places. It is here, in the unassuming corridors, where you find color.