In front of the Left Bank Coffeehouse in Covington, Kentucky, a giant wooden igloo-like structure sits flush against the sidewalk. It takes up an entire parking space. From its beams, passerby hang their personal, handwritten wishes out to flutter in the breeze.
The Wish-Igloo is one of five parklets to pop up in Covington this past spring. Installed on May 6, they’ll be around through the end of October. Through a program called Curb’d, local businesses and design teams paired up to pitch ideas for the installations last fall. Out of a pool of 11 finalists, five were chosen, says Sam O’Connor, the founder and program manager of Curb’d.