Sure, a lot of dedicated parents are willing to sleep in the cold to get their children into a wildly popular CPS program. But plenty of equally dedicated parents can't. Is this any way to run a public school enrollment system?
In collaboration with the Community Learning Center Institute, Oyler aims to provide much more than math skills in the name of, well, better math skills: a health clinic, dental clinic, vision center, childcare, and three meals a day—all self-sustaining—as well as stable affordable housing in the near future. This fall, watch Oyler at the Cincinnati Film Festival, Sept 10–20.
When in doubt, go with a holiday card, especially one of these mini works of art. They’re fun to give and receive, whether they’re traveling across the country or just down the street. John Stoughton, Park + Vine, parkandvine.com
The 3 Sisters Design Co. uses reclaimed license plates for lamps, jewelry, and of course, wine bottle koozies. ($34.99, Joseph Williams Home, 1232 Vine St., Over- the-Rhine, 513-721-3600, josephwilliamshome.com)
At first glance, these Géraldine Gonzalez-designed votives appear to be painted. But the French artist has cut out bits of tissue and decoupaged them onto the gold-rimmed glass. ($34 each, HighStreet, 1401 Reading Rd., Over- the-Rhine, 513-723-1901, highstreetcincinnati.com)