Philadelphia is one of the most European US cities. Its rich history and attention to city details built up a live museum of wonderful type specimens, textures, and materials to peruse for a visual connoisseur.
The diversity of marble, ceramic and calligraphic house numbers would more likely fit in Rome or Amsterdam.
Marble and granite are commonly used for stairs.
United by Blue is a quaint place to grab an espresso and stock on some outdoor goods.
A common bench in central Philadelphia has a confident posture.
The benches in the suburbs have confidence issues.
Many street signs in the city go beyond the flat standards to create something more inventive.
Bike parking and a Philadelphian hydrant.
Philadelphia Independents curates a handsome selection of local design goods.
If there’s anything Philadelphia would need to get an award for, it would be for its impeccably charming doors.
A garage of curiosities.
The map of the Rail Transit.
My favorite shop is Philadelphia bears a humble name of “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” — a wonderful boutique & gallery selling specialized & handcrafted goods like organic spirits & designer apparel.
Jules Goldman Antiques may suck you in for hours.