Made Us Look: The Crossword Puzzle Building
Every so often we come across something that stops us right in our Internet trolling tracks. Sometimes these things make it onto the BritList, sometimes they need their very own home on our website. Presenting this week’s find, the Crossword Puzzle Building!
The fact that it’s a language institute makes the facade even more meaningful – covered with letters from the Latin alphabet on all sides, as well as on the front gates. After reading a few articles on this gorgeous building, it seems that the letters don’t actually spell anything. Maybe we need to sic some competitive Boggle players on it? ;)
At night, it is truly a spectacle to behold. The twinkle of letters and open squares throughout the design spark the imagination.
All in all, we’re totally digging this blend of architecture and typography and would love to see more applications of it here in the states.
What do you think of this building? Have you seen any other beautiful buildings that made you look? Or maybe made you take a photo and post it on Instagram? Tell us about them in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!