San Diego-Tijuana has become a finalist for the World Design Capital in 2024. The two cross-border cities together have made the first ever binational bid for this international honor, which is bestowed by the World Design Organization.
According to their website, the World Design Organization evaluates “use of design to drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental development.” When you include the terms social and cultural, doesn’t that cover just about everything?
As I walked down Broadway this morning, I saw the street banners in the next photograph…
…and an idea suddenly popped into my brain.
Over the years Cool San Diego Sights has documented all sorts of interesting, unusual and brilliant designs: in art, in fashion, in architecture, in furniture, in quilts . . . you name it!
Not all of the fantastic designs you’ll see in the upcoming links originated locally. But many did!
Click the following links for fascinating photos and descriptions: