The hoodie is 3,000 years old

In the video above, the always-fascinating Paola Antonelli, architecture and design curator at New York's Museum of Modern Art, takes us through the history of the hoodie, "a humble masterpiece," beginning in ancient Greece and Rome.
Tags: Fashion, Video, Design, News, Greece, Clothing, Hoodies, Paola Antonelli, New York s Museum of Modern Art, Sweatshirts

Beverly and Donald S. Freeman Give $4 Mllion to Dallas Museum of Art

Collectors Beverly and Donald S. Freeman have donated $4 million to the Dallas Museum of Art to fund the Freeman Family Exhibition Endowment, which will help fund one show a year. “This is an exciting moment in the museum’s history, and the Dallas Museum of Art deeply appreciates this generous gift from Don and Beverly […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Dallas Museum Of Art, Don, Beverly, Donald S Freeman

Enjoy the animated art of Chacalall Orozco

Chacalall Orozco is a graphic designer from Mexico. “All of my work comes from self-exploration, pure expression, and intuition.” Here's his Tumblr, and his Behance. [via]
Tags: Art, Post, News, Mexico, Creativity, Animation, Relaxation, Gifs, Time Out, Chacalall Orozco

Balanced Blues To Ease Your Mind

Johan Papin, an illustrator, animator, and director from France, has a sketchbook that set my mind at ease at first glance. I really love how he sticks to a single color and creates different opacities to make it work on multiple levels. According to color pyschology, light blue is commonly linked to creativity and inspires safety and serenity. To say the least, that's exactly the type of feeling that Johan's illustrations evoke with his smiling characters and balanced patterns. I can...
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David Kordansky to Represent Huma Bhabha

LA’s David Kordansky Gallery now represents Huma Bhabha, Art News reports. In a statement, Kordansky said he was “fascinated by her synthesis of artificial and organic materials, modernism and monsters, notions of the universal and the alien. Both topical and transcendent, her forms give unexpected—and unflinching—life to the figurative tradition.” Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, La, Art News, Minipost, David Kordansky, David Kordansky Gallery, Kordansky, Huma Bhabha, Huma Bhabha Art News

How Does the Shaper Origin Stack Up Against a CNC Gantry Router?

After much hype and a swarm of pre-orders following CNC router Shaper Origin's introduction to the market in 2016, Shaper's sales team brought their shopping cart to a halt, giving time for them to fulfill pre-orders and produce more units. The Shaper Origin has recently been made available for pre-order again (and will apparently begin shipping January 2019), but we were able to get our hands on one of them prior to the re-launch so we could see for ourselves: how does a Shaper Origin compare t...
Tags: Design, Diy, Digital Fabrication, CNC, Tyner, Hand Tools, Randall Tyner

Review: Episode 4 of Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 - Studley Royal Water Garden

Episode 4 of Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 was held at Studley Royal Water Garden - a Georgian landscaped water garden situated in the wild and wooded valley of the river Skell in Yorkshire. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Museum of Manhattan

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is embarking upon the most exciting journey in its 45-year history: a move to a Landmark Building overlooking Central Park. This transformative move will double the size of the Museum, enabling it to meet public demand for visitation and special programs that outstrip the current facility. With a projected move date in 2022, the Museum is looking for a seasoned professional to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and to be part of the senior management team. ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Manhattan, Coo, Board, Children 's Museum of Manhattan, CMOM

Watch: 'LIMBO,' ambient video loop by Bill Domonkos of 20 (real) death masks

GIF: John Keats, 1785-1921. Enjoy this beautiful, creepy, ethereal short ambient ambient video loop by Bill Domonkos, a filmmaker, GIF maker and stereoscopist. 'Limbo' brings to life 20 animated masks from the Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks. This video is silent. [Vimeo Link] From the artist: LIMBO is an ambient video of 20 animated death/life masks from the Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks. This video loop is designed for exhibition on a wall mo...
Tags: Art, Post, Death, England, News, Entertainment, Masks, Animation, Silent Film, John Keats, Abraham Lincoln, Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, John C Calhoun, Prussia, John James Audubon

This USB-C Projector pairs perfectly with the new iPad Pro

We’ve been nothing if not vocal about how powerful the new iPad Pro is. One of its absolute hallmark power-features is the presence of the USB-C port that turns the iPad from a tablet to a device that can connect to a host of other gadgets, from MIDI controllers, to DSLRs, to even external displays and projectors. A good external projector with the iPad Pro doesn’t just give the iPad Pro an edge in presentations and boardrooms, it also lets the tablet, a device you’re most likely to use for mu...
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It Just Doesn't Get Better Than This Isle of Dogs Poster

In the world of pop culture art, one artist gets fans salivating like none other. His name is Tyler Stout, and though Stout doesn’t release as many movie posters as he used to, he has a confirmed fondness for stop-motion, Wes Anderson, animal movies.Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Wes Anderson, Posters, Tyler Stout, Isle of Dogs, Spoke Art, Better Than This Isle of Dogs Poster

Study: Your Taste In Art Is A Predictor Of Whether You Voted For Brexit

“Preference for realistic art is a robust predictor of support for Brexit,” writes a research team led by Noah Carl of Nuffield College, Oxford. “The effect was comparable to the difference in support between those with a degree and those with no education.”
Tags: Art, Ideas, Brexit, 11.07.18, Noah Carl of Nuffield College Oxford

Study: Your Taste In Art Is A Predictor Of Whether You Voted For Brxit

“Preference for realistic art is a robust predictor of support for Brexit,” writes a research team led by Noah Carl of Nuffield College, Oxford. “The effect was comparable to the difference in support between those with a degree and those with no education.”
Tags: Art, Ideas, Brexit, 11.07.18, Noah Carl of Nuffield College Oxford

An ancient Jaipur palace property is transformed into a modern restaurant

New Delhi-based, multidisciplinary design practice Studio Lotus has transformed a portion of Jaipur’s lavish City Palace Museum into Baradari, a contemporary fine dining restaurant that pays homage to its rich architectural roots. Formerly used as a fairly nondescript palace cafe, the 14,000-square-foot property has been given a sumptuous revamp using traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. The adaptive reuse project is not only a hybrid of centuries-old elements and modern aestheti...
Tags: Design, India, Architecture, Restaurant, Gallery, Conservation, Preservation, LEDs, New Delhi, Craftsmanship, Historic Preservation, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Pavilion, Green Renovation, Lime

The votes are in for key environmental issues of the 2018 midterms

Most of the results are in from Tuesday’s election, and when it comes to environmental issues, the outcomes sent a lot of mixed messages. While renewable energy and the fight against climate change won in some states, fossil fuel companies are celebrating in other states. Read on for the results to important environmental issues of 2018 elections across the country. Changes in Washington On the national stage, the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives, putting up a roadblock...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Design, California, Washington, Senate, Alaska, House, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Mitt Romney, Nevada, Republican, Rhode Island

Poetry Society Of America Executive Director Steps Down

Since joining the organization in 2001, Alice Quinn has steered numerous programs that celebrate poetry through partnerships with prominent cultural organizations, including the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Los Angeles Public Library and the New York Botanical Garden.
Tags: Art, Words, Cooper Union, Alice Quinn, 11.06.18, Poetry Society Of America Executive

Lexon Terrace: A bluetooth speaker, but also so much more!

What do a Bluetooth speaker, a lamp, and a power bank have in common? They’re all items that you’d want to have around you any and everywhere. They’re also the three items that come together to form the Terrace, by Paris-based Lexon.More than just your average Bluetooth speaker, the Terrace is, in fact, something you’d carry around with you not just because it’s an absolute treat to look at, but also because it’s so useful. The size of an Amazon Echo, the Terrace comes with a Bluetooth speaker a...
Tags: Deals, Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Speakers, Lamp, Paris, Bluetooth Speaker, Popular, Lighting, Power Bank, Product Design, Portable Audio, Terrace, Lexon

How Political Should The Art World Be?

“There’s a tendency to see the art world as separate from broader cultural, social, or political worlds, which I think is not helpful or accurate. Particularly with protests against institutions we’ve seen that issues of class, race, gender, and access are vital. Protesters come to us because they see us as part of the world, and hold us to task accordingly. We have greater legitimacy and more importance than we sometimes think we do. We have a responsibility towards the public.”
Tags: Art, Issues, SJ, 11.06.18

Short Attention Span? There Are Some Upsides

An 1897 article in The American Electrician worried that a growing dependence on the telephone would turn us all into “transparent heaps of jelly.” But while the notion of addiction to our smartphones (the most usual suspects in the current attention crisis) is contested, numerous studies have found that compulsive phone use can lead to separation anxiety, chronic fear of missing out, and a painful thumb condition known as de Quervain’s tenosynovitis—signs worrying enough that we can’t rule out ...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 12.18

Works from Robert Indiana State to Go on Sale to Cover Legal Costs

Two major works from the estate of Robert Indiana will hit the auction block this month, sold to help pay for his estate’s mounting legal fees and repairs to his former mansion in Maine. “Litigation is expensive, especially in New York,” says Indiana’s executor James Brannan. “If any papers so much as cast a shadow […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Indiana, Maine, Art News, Minipost, Robert Indiana, James Brannan, Robert Indiana State

Building Credibility in Minutes

As a presenter, you will find yourself in front of audiences of all different ages and demographics. With each new audience will come the need to build credibility fast. With some audiences, you will be forced to prove you know what you’re talking about to a room of experts. Or, you’ll need to engage a room of millennials and show you are relevant to their lives. Still yet, you might have to stand before a boardroom of executives and confidently argue your position. With such a short window to b...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Credibility, Building Credibility, Presentation Advice

KREWE Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Help NOLA’s Youth

The eyewear brand will provide tests and frames to local high schoolers When we last spoke with Stirling Barrett, the founder of NOLA-based optics brand KREWE, he was celebrating the one-year anniversary of the brand’s flagship store, located on Royal Street within the city’s popular French Quarter district. Today, the brand’s success has reached even greater heights, including two additional brick-and-mortar spaces (one in NOLA’s …
Tags: Design, Style, Eyewear, New Orleans, Non-profit, NOLA, Krewe, Stirling Barrett, French Quarter, CFDA, Royal Street, Krewe Foundation, KREWE Launches Non Profit Foundation to Help NOLA

Are Our Theatres Too Intimidating To First-Timers?

What if you have never been to the theatre before? Could the entrance also be seen as a barrier that feels as if it is there to keep you out just as much to welcome you in? Once you get inside, how do you know what to do and where to go? It can make theatregoing feel as if it’s an exclusive club to which you don’t have the right membership, and one that is likely to fill you with rising panic, adding to the sense that you don’t belong there.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, 11.05.18

The Arc Vector comes with a heads-up display and a haptic-feedback suit

One’s reaction to the Arc Vector electric motorcycle comes in three very distinct waves. The first wave hits when you lay eyes upon the motorcycle for the first time and you’re captivated by its beauty. The second wave is a wave of slight confusion, as your eyes fall on the bike’s handlebars, only to realize that it’s missing a crucial element. A dashboard.The third wave is a wave of awe, when you see that the Vector’s riding experience isn’t limited to just the motorcycle. It pairs with a propr...
Tags: Design, Hud, Zenith

Tribal Disintegration

Sasha Waltz & Guests brings her Kreatur from Berlin to BAM.
Tags: Art, Berlin, Ajblogs, 11.07.18, Sasha Waltz Guests

Elena Ferrante Says Using Stereotypes In Fiction Is Fine

Within reason, that is. “It’s useless to point out to the storyteller that stereotypes are abundant in real life. The narrator says he’s sorry: look, the thief really was Neapolitan, and there really was laundry hanging in the alley. … In this case stereotypes become functional” — they become a shorthand for the reader, helping the narrative flow smoothly — “the writer obeys rules; the story is a journey with inevitable stopping points – very familiar, yet always enjoyable.”
Tags: Art, Words, Elena Ferrante, 11.03.18

Transparent Storage Chair

Storage chair made out of plexiglass encourages kids to clean their room. “Mom Chair” with transparent storage container for toys, LEGO, and small objects designed by Carlo Contin. Also check out: Hollow Chai
Tags: Design, Tech

Did That Russian Researcher In Antarctica Really Stab His Co-Worker Because He Gave Away Book Endings?

It has been widely reported that Savitsky “snapped” because Beloguzov repeatedly revealed the endings of the books that Savitsky was reading. However, it is unclear where this detail originated; an unnamed source told Russian news agency Interfax that tensions likely sparked from the men spending six months together in close quarters, but the source offered no further insights into what may have led Savitsky to pick up the knife and plunge it into Beloguzov’s chest.
Tags: Art, People, Antarctica, Interfax, Savitsky, Beloguzov, 11.95.18

Martha Rosler Profiled in NYT

Artist Martha Roster is profiled in the NYT this week, as she opens her retrospective at the Jewish Museum. “Pretty much everyone hated my work when I made it, except for feminists,” she says. “I’m used to a minimum 10-year lag before anyone has anything good at all to say about anything I’ve done.” Read more at NYT
Tags: Art, Nyt, Art News, Martha Rosler

RIP Sadaharu Horio, One of Last Remaining Members of Gutai Collective

Sadaharu Horio, one of the last living members of the Japanese avant-garde collective Gutai, has passed away at the age of 79. Horio worked experimentally for decades, using found materials like scrap metal, string, wood, roots, stones, and planks while he worked a day job in a factory.  Read more at Artforum  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Gutai, Sadaharu Horio, Horio

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