On The Grid, a place for designers’ places

These guys (On The Grid) are creating a visually striking guide for spectacular places from all over the world, using the knowledge of local designers

The people at “On The Grid” (when I say people, I mean hundreds of designers from all over the world) are dedicated to curate lists of –in their own words– exceptional places from their neighborhoods in cities all over the world.

There are designated ambassadors in cities, then, those ambassadors’ job, is to appoint other designers (curators) who want to create curated lists of the best places of their neighborhoods.

Striking a healthy balance between grit and renewal, Downtown Miami still maintains its character despite being in the midst of a construction boom boasting several mega projects.

– A fragment of Lemon Yellow’s review


Lemon Yellow is a branding agency based in Miami. They are also Miami’s Ambassadors, and curators for the Downtown Miami area. This means they are the ones in charge of appointing curators for other neighborhoods in this city.

On The Grid, a project by Hyperact, a design agency in Brooklyn, NY.


What kind of places are featured on the site? Well, any really, the categories are: Bars, Sweets, Foods, Creative & Tech, Shops, Arts & Culture, Coffee & Tea, Fitness & Health, Parks, Cemeteries and Lodging.

The only condition, is that it has to be an “spectacular” place… and who is better equipped than us designers to choose these places? There lie the relevance of On The Grid.

I also wanted to get to talk a bit about the website. The execution is rather exceptional. It was –of course– featured in Awwwards as site of the day. They created a page for each major city, and each has a very sharp representative illustration of it. Look at Melbourne’s…


On The Grid - Melbourne


Aren’t you at least a bit curious about the places they chose on your city? If not, at least take a look at their site, it really is worth it.

As always, thanks for reading.



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