The (optical) illusion of time

Time is relative, and flexible. According to Albert Einstein, “the dividing line between past, present, and future is an illusion”. Furthering that idea is Alessio Romano’s Optical watch, with its two hypnotic hand-dials that come with a parallel line graphic that is capable of telling you the time but also mesmerizing you in the process!Romano was heavily influenced by the works of Op-Artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, and Richard Anuszkiewicz… his goal being to create an ever-chan...
Tags: Deals, Design, Watches, Albert Einstein, Popular, Optical, Project, Product Design, Romano, Alessio Romano, Project Watches, Victor Vasarely Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz

Manmower: The wacky, innovative stubble shaver inspired by the lawnmower!

The Manmower is one of those absolutely ludicrous products that’s also sheer genius. Conceptually, it’s a lawnmower for your jawline. An internal blade slices away at your facial hair, leaving just a casual, badass stubble behind, just like the lawnmower slices the grass in your lawn to a short, uniform length. The Manmower needs no electricity, no shaving cream, no water, and no prep. Just pull it out of your pocket and roll it across your jawline (you could practically do this in public too) a...
Tags: Deals, Design, Popular, Beard, Bathroom, Recreation, Product Design, Random, Edc, Shaver, Barbarian, Lawnmower, EveryDayCarry, Manmower, Timothy Mount, Timothy MountClick

Yes, We Need a Little Christmas!

Happy Holidays from the New Liners!First of all... As I wrote in my last post, when you're heading to Amazon to shop for gifts this holiday season (and all year 'round), just go to instead. You'll end up in the same place except when you go to Smile, it'll ask you to pick a charity (you'll choose New Line Theatre, of course), and then whenever you buy anything through Amazon Smile (bookmark it!), New Line gets a small donation. And it really adds up! Last season the total in Sm...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Etsy, Theatre, Holiday, Gift, Broadway, New Line, Brian, Theater, St Louis, Princeton, Present, Hamilton, Michael, Sondheim

The best green deals for Black Friday 2018

‘Tis the season for Black Friday shopping, but here at Inhabitat we are determined to turn this year’s shopping event green. While some people might grumble about Black Friday, we think it is the perfect opportunity to save money on sustainable items, especially appliances, for your home. It’s also a great time to stock up on eco-friendly gifts for everyone you love without blowing your holiday budget. We’ve searched through ads galore in order to share some great green deals for Black Friday 2...
Tags: Design, Ge, Ikea, Polaroid, Inhabitat, Jcpenney, Lowe, Pyrex, My Green Mattress, Jeremy Levine Siniz Kim Freestocks

The Art World Defined By Price? A Little Simplistic, Isn’t It?

Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary poses the question “What is the relationship of art to money?” to a handful of prominent figures in the contemporary art world, including richer-than-god Koons, Sotheby’s chairman Amy Cappellazzo, self-styled populist critic Jerry Saltz, and the painter Larry Poons. Their answers, while often brazen, land ambivalently, creating an incomplete portrait of an art world that seems completely resigned to the status quo.
Tags: Art, Visual, Amy Cappellazzo, Jerry Saltz, Nathaniel Kahn, 11.07.18, Koons Sotheby, Larry Poons

Tony Bechara Donates $1 Million to El Museo del Barrio

Tony Bechara, the chair emeritus of El Museo del Barrio’s board of trustees, has donated $1 million in support of the museum’s curatorial and education programs, and towards its endowment. “This is a significant moment for Latino artists and for El Museo,” he says. “We are entering into a transformative period of achievement after some years […]
Tags: Art, Art News, El Museo del Barrio, El Museo, Tony Bechara

How to Create an Impactful Story: Make it Personal

An impactful story is the most effective way for a presenter to draw an audience in and increase information retention. Not only does a compelling story elicit emotion from an audience, but it keeps them excited about what you are sharing. In fact, some studies show that a compelling story can increase memory retention by as much as 65%. As a presenter looking to hone your craft, learning how to tell a compelling story is key to your success. That’s why we have put together some keys to a compel...
Tags: Design, Story, Storytelling, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Hacks

Life in Shanghai is an Illustrated Tour of China's Biggest City

Sveta Dorosheva is an Ukrainian born artist now residing in Israel. Though she is well regarded in both Russia and Romania as a children’s illustrator, a quick glance at her work reveals the maturity that lay under the whimsical surface of it all. Skilled at drawing, Dorosheva uses traditional materials to produce images whose aesthetic is playful, fun and influenced by the world of fairytales and Through The Looking Glass, which makes them a pleasure to look and smile at. Look close enough thou...
Tags: Art, Russia, Israel, Shanghai, Romania, Sveta Dorosheva, Dorosheva

This Apple Watch Case is perfect for #throwbackthursday

Is that a new iPod?! Nope! It’s the new Apple Watch in its coolest, old-schoolest external case yet! Joyce Kang and C.O Design Lab’s Pod Case gives the Apple Watch a much-needed history lesson, introducing it to the ancestor that started the Apple craze. The watch’s screen roughly matches the screen size found in classic iPod Nanos, while its body is only a slight bit thicker. The Pod Case, made in silicone, slides right over the Apple Watch body, giving it a funky throwback, while also letting ...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Design, Wearable, Ipod, Watches, Apple Watch, Product Design, Random, Nanos, C.O. Design Lab, Joyce Kang, Pod case

Hopper Sells For Record $92 Million (It Had Been Promised To A Museum)

“Chop Suey” was among the marquee collection carefully curated by Seattle-area luxury-travel magnate Barney A. Ebsworth, who had promised in 2007 to give the painting, along with 64 other works, to SAM. But Ebsworth died in April, and about 100 pieces from his collection — including “Chop Suey” — went to Christie’s. On Tuesday, sales from that auction totaled $317.8 million, above Christie’s low estimate of $261 million. The auction continues Wednesday.
Tags: Art, Seattle, Visual, Christie, Barney A Ebsworth, Ebsworth, 11.14.18

Hyacinth + Bamboo Candle

With 60+ hours of burn time, this hyacinth and bamboo candle boasts fresh and clean floral notes. Made in Brooklyn, it’s crafted from natural soy wax, with a cotton wick and housed in a 100% recycled glass votive. Additionally, the Starling Project endeavors to help organizations like UNICEF offer solar power systems to communities in developing countries. They’ve raised over $250,000 so far.
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Candles, Unicef, Decor, Gifts That Give Back, Starling Project, Hyacinth Bamboo Candle

Gustav Klimt Work Sent to Wrong Family

The Austrian government is facing criticism after sending a Gustav Klimt due for repatriation to the wrong family, the Art Newspaper reports. The complicated case and the misplaced painting traces several generations of Austrian owners and families, and underscores the challenges faced by institutions over restitution cases.  Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Gustav Klimt, Gustav Klimt Work

Save money and energy this winter with these 7 sustainable home heating systems

When winter comes, utility expenses can destroy your budget, and most traditional heating methods are also bad for the environment. Fortunately, there are plenty of sustainable types of home heating systems that can also save you money in the long run. From solar power to hydronic systems, here are seven different types of sustainable heating available for your home. Geothermal Systems Geothermal heating is both eco-friendly and efficient. These systems work by using temperatures deep under...
Tags: Design, Features, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Green Building, Solar Power, Geothermal Heating, Solar Power Solar, Hydronic Heating, Sustainable Heating System, Sustainable Heat System, Wood Burner, Pellet Heating, Sustainable Heating, Energy Efficient Heater

Why Are Movie-Makers So In Love With Van Gogh?

He has been anointed—and travestied—as the ideal of the modern artist, even by those for whom art, modern or otherwise, is at best a diversion and at worst a scam. Everybody knows about the cutting of his ear, or cracks cruel jokes about it. His name is as famous as that of Picasso, but Picasso has been mythologized as a monster of control, whereas van Gogh, it is agreed, lay at the mercy of the uncontrollable.
Tags: Art, People, Van Gogh, Picasso, Gogh, 11.19.18

Bread faces

Carbo pareidolia. Artist: Sabine Timm, “artist, creator, beach-trash collector, flea-market lover and photographer.” She's on Instagram as @virgin_honey. View this post on Instagram topless version A post shared by Sabine Timm (@virgin_honey) on Apr 30, 2018 at 5:17am PDT View this post on Instagram ba...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Instagram, Cute, Funny, Bread, Aww, Pareidolia, Tiny Things, Sabine Timm, Sabine Timm @virgin_honey, Instagram Bobtail

Jill Lepore: How Intellectual Authority Has Been Undermined

That transformation, from facts to numbers to data, traces something else: the shifting prestige placed on different ways of knowing. Facts come from the realm of the humanities, numbers represent the social sciences, and data the natural sciences. When people talk about the decline of the humanities, they are actually talking about the rise and fall of the fact, as well as other factors. When people try to re-establish the prestige of the humanities with the digital humanities and large data se...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Jill Lepore, 11.14.18

Two moody, tranquil cabins perch above a Quebec forest

Montreal-based firm Nature Humaine has unveiled a beautiful pair of adjoining cabins tucked into a remote forest outside Quebec. The cube-like structures are clad in a burnt wood facade, giving the design a distinctively minimalist aesthetic. To make the most of the incredible setting, the timber cabins have two massive glass walls that provide breathtaking, panoramic views from the interior. Located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, the two tiny cabins hold court over a steep, rocky terrain. ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Wisconsin, Montreal, Quebec, Cabins, Minimalist Design, Timber Cabins, Naturehumaine, Adrien Williams, Burnt Wood, Tiny Cabins, Shou Sugi Ban, Minimalist Cabin, Black Cabins

Stan Lee’s Secret To Managing Creative People

Keep talent busy was just one of the lessons I took from Lee’s example. A second, but equally important lesson, was don’t censor talent. Lee preferred to let his talent sort out the creative details. He remembered working on a comic strip that used the word pogo stick in the punch line. The editor felt that pogo stickwouldn’t resonate with rural audiences, and he instructed Lee to change the gag so that the punch line had the word roller skates instead. It deflated the joke, but Lee changed it a...
Tags: Art, Stan Lee, Issues, Lee, 11.13.18

Remarkable Designer House Tour

Check out this cozy Remarkable Designer House Tour. Hundreds of more homes available to tour on the blog. The post Remarkable Designer House Tour appeared first on Its Overflowing.
Tags: Art, House Tour, Dreamy Dwellings, Home Tours

Beautiful mosaics around the world

Often found in churches and mosques, mosaics seem like a simple art in practice — after all, they’re produced by assembling small bits of tile, glass, ceramic, or stone into patterns and pictures — yet on a grand scale, the result is a stunning visual display. From Uzbekistan to Iran, check out some of the most beautiful mosaic works around the world to spice up your bucket list with a bit of artistic intrigue. 1. Hassan II Mosque — Casablanca, Morocco Photo: Vixit/Shutterstock The Hassa...
Tags: Travel, Design, France, Spain, Iran, Morocco, Italy, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Tehran, St Louis, Antoni Gaudí, Picasso, Isfahan, Bush, St Peter

Midair 3D Printing: Making Coil Springs Without Support

This article was originally published on Makefast Workshop's blog. Check out the original article here.  Note: If you just want to make some midair springs, skip ahead to the G-code generator. Most 3D printable parts are designed to limit overhangs to 45 degrees or less. That's because maker-style 3D printers (technically FDM) build each layer from the bottom up, fusing the current layer onto the previous, and if there's nothing below a layer, the plastic will sag (or worse yet, form a glob...
Tags: Design, 3d Printing

Dims Barbican Trolley - "Bar cart, serving...

Dims Barbican Trolley - "Bar cart, serving trolley, rolling table, kid’s room..." in white. black. and a dark lush wimbeldon green. (Interesting to see their transparency breakdown of actual costs.) (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Nike Sneaker Spree Infant Set - perfect for the...

Nike Sneaker Spree Infant Set - perfect for the baby of the sneakerhead in your life. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudio Nov 14, 2018 The unfamous Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. Where you'll find the most interesting designs/artworks/concepts curated by one of us to utterly inspire your day. Besides that, it's an opportunity to feature work from other designers, artists, and creators in general that we haven't had the chance to write or featured. For this Daily we are selecting in graphic design, bra...
Tags: Design

The HBO test

I have a suggestion for any opera company that commissions a new opera. And I don’t mean this as a joke. Once the work starts to take shape, show it to someone at HBO. And if they say it isn’t good enough for them, pull the plug.
Tags: Art, Hbo, Ajblogs, 11.14.18

$91.88 Million Hopper Sale Makes “Chop Suey” of Ebsworth’s Vow to Seattle Art Museum

One reporter’s account of the 2007 expansion of the Seattle Art Museum noted that the large trove of works then given and promised to SAM by multiple owners would bring an estimated $1 billion if they were to come to auction. Now some of them have.
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Seattle Art Museum, Ebsworth, 11.14.18

Re-Creating The Medieval Acoustics Of The Mosque-Cathedral Of Córdoba

Here’s how archaeo-acousticians went about modeling, and then reproducing, the sound in the prayer hall/nave at four different points in the building’s history: when it was new in the 780s (you could hear a prayer clearly throughout the room), after subsequent enlargements (more echoes and “acoustical shadows”), and a renovation and expansion in the 1000s (a prayer “echoes as though it was recited deep inside a cave”).
Tags: Art, Music, Cordoba, 11.07.18

“Music Keeps Me On Track” Print

Unique thanks to Stephen “ESPO” Powers’ hand-drawn embellishments (aka all those little notes and sketches covering the piece), this print will resonate with art and music enthusiasts alike. With pencil-drawn cassettes, microphones and ESPO’s familiar sweet and sometimes sarcastic lettering, this four-color screen-print measures 24 by 24 inches.
Tags: Art, Design, Prints, Brooklyn, Limited Edition, Posters, Espo, Steve ESPO Powers, Stephen ESPO Powers

Full Moon Sideboard

Unique sideboard features beautiful image of full moon that glows in the dark. Moon Sideboard painted with luminous paint by Sotirios Papadopoulos. Also check out: Creative Moon Photography
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Sotirios Papadopoulos

Baltimore Sun Longtime Classical Music Critic To Retire

Tim Smith, who has been at the paper for 18 years, is retiring. It’s unclear whether the paper will replace him. Smith says he’s leaving in part because the nature of the job has changed.
Tags: Art, Music, Smith, Baltimore, Tim Smith, 11.14.18

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