No One Saved Filmstruck, So Stop Celebrating

Indeed, this was all a master class in PR spin. “It’s difficult to not see the WarnerMedia item as anything other than a previously determined property-maximization plan, reframed as a response to bad press.”
Tags: Art, Issues, 11.29.18

Spotted Bunny III and Richeson75 icky brew

Spotted Bunny III  Oil on panel, 8" x 6," $255. I feel like some of these little hopping creatures are like aliens from outer space, especially this one. :)  An update: "Napping Kittens" did not win any awards in the Richeson75 competition. I know I should rejoice in the fact that my painting was a finalist and I do... Also, I thought the judging was fair. Before I saw my competitors paintings, I thought I might win something.  After I saw them (here) I suspected I had about a snowball'...
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner

Win an original painting!

As promised, here are details of how to win an original painting.   This giveaway is for Canadians only.  (USA residents can participate in a draw for a new OttLite lamp in separate giveaway here.) This painting is titled "Three on Lace" and measures 9" x 12" in oils.  I work exclusively in palette knives so there's lots of texture and vibrant colour to fit any setting.   I'm happy to send it to its new owner and this is how to get your name into the giveaway.Head over to my Facebook page and l...
Tags: Art, Usa, Jeanette Jobson

Get the Most Awesome Looking Christmas Presents this Year at Bikini Berlin

[Sponsored]  I am a huge fan of creatively wrapped Christmas presents as I have previously proven with our Christmas wrapping guide. Of course, I was super excited to hear about the new Christmas special by Bikini Berlin that is all about artfully decorated presents. Following their tradition of previous seasons, they have once again installed a beautiful big wrapping station in the middle of the concept shopping mall where you can have your presents wrapped or get crafty and wrap them yoursel...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Collage, Christmas, Shops, Wrapping Paper, Deutsch, Sebastian, Charlottenburg, Bikini Berlin, Sebastian Haslauer, New York Buenos Aires Barcelona

San Diego’s Outdoor Symphony At The Marina Is Getting Closer

The California Coastal Commission has approved a permanent structure. “The new, permanent outdoor concert space would feature a 57-foot acoustic shell housing a stage, turf lawn with temporary seating, a box office and two food pavilions.”
Tags: Art, Music, San Diego, California Coastal Commission, 12.01.18

Wallpaper of the Week - Infrared Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Wallpaper of the Week - Infrared Arashiyama Bamboo Grove AoiroStudio Dec 02, 2018 Our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula, each week we’ll try our best to publish one of our own pictures as a challenge. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adj...
Tags: Japan, Design, François Hoang, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Arashiyama Kyoto Japan

These Villainous Character Art Mashups Will Bring Terror to Every Fictional Universe

What’s better than a good bad guy? Two good bad guys rolled into one. Two great tastes that taste evil together. Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Science, Game Of Thrones, Darth Vader, Batman, Mr Freeze, Night King, Maleficient

Accused By Multiple Women, Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Now Being Investigated By Fox And Cosmos

Three women have accused the scientist and host of the TV show Cosmos of misconduct ranging from groping to rape.
Tags: Art, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Issues, 11.30.18, Fox And Cosmos

New York City Reviews Its Statues, And Fills A Big Gap With One Of Shirley Chisholm In Prospect Park

The statue will be installed in 2020, and it’s the first in a planned series that came about after “the city’s reviews of its statues — an effort to toss out ‘symbols of hate’ — and the creation of She Built NYC, an initiative to create more statues of women.”
Tags: Art, New York City, Prospect Park, Visual, 11.30.18

TDC seeks to hire a Senior Project Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join TDC as a Senior Project Manager. Based in Boston, TDC is a leading management consulting and research firm that works across the nonprofit sector. For 50 years, TDC has worked exclusively with nonprofit, governmental, educational, and philanthropic organizations, providing them with the business and management tools critical to carrying out their missions effectively. TDC is seeking an entrepreneurial Senior Project Manager to join our team.This role offer...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Boston, TDC, Boston TDC

Can Anyone, Or Anything, Revive The British High Street?

Decimated by online shopping and giant box stores, the British high street needs help. “The identity and self-esteem of entire towns and city districts is wrapped up with retail – what, for example, is a ‘market town’ if it doesn’t have a market? As it has become ingrained that one of the main forms of shared public life is shopping, its loss becomes an existential threat to society.”
Tags: Art, Ideas, 12.01.18

Waterproof Headphones Packaging

Sony waterproof sports headphones packaged in water bottles and placed into vending machines brilliantly demonstrates the product. Waterproof Sony Walkman sports headphones with integrated MP3 player. Also check out: Creative and Innovative Packaging
Tags: Design, Tech, Sony

Changing The Way Children Are Depicted In Anime Isn’t Easy, But It Is Necessary

Sometimes it takes real-life models to get more realistic animation, and this animator just happened to have two of his own on hand.
Tags: Art, Media, 11.30.18

RIP – Robert Morris, Pioneer of American Avant-Garde, Has Passed Away at 87

Robert Morris, via NYT Artist Robert Morris, a defining voice of American conceptualism, and a contributing force in the development of an American post-war avant-garde, has passed away at the age of 87. The artist, who embraced a complex and ever-shifting series of investigations into the production, elaboration and understanding of both the art object and […]
Tags: Art, Obituary, Art News, Featured Post, Robert Morris, Robert Morris Pioneer

Is The Iconic West Coast ‘Sunset Magazine’ About To Sunset?

This is bad (and, of course, it’s because the magazine was bought by a private equity firm): “Five top editors, including the editor in chief, have quit in recent weeks. Some freelance writers haven’t been paid for months. Sunset’s holiday issue, which typically lands in mailboxes in late November, has been delayed until nearly Christmas, in part because of a lack of advertising.”
Tags: Art, Words, 11.30.18

WWI, As Seen From The Home Front

You can thank the Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery for some of the most indelible images of the home front: “Rilla of Ingleside does an extraordinary job of conveying the anguish and worry of having sons far away in the trenches, fighting endless bloody battles to take and retake small pieces of ground, while at home you have to go on living and working and, all the time, tracking the faraway battles, waiting for the casualty lists, asking again and again, as Rilla writes in her diary, ‘Over...
Tags: Art, France, Words, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ingleside, Rilla, 12.01.18

Harry Leslie Smith, Who Survived The Great Depression And WWII And Became A Social Media Star, Has Died At 95

Smith’s following on Twitter and Facebook, in podcasts and in his column for The Guardian, reached well into the hundreds of thousands. “‘Enjoy yourself,’ he often said. ‘It’s later than you think.'”
Tags: Art, Facebook, People, Smith, Harry Leslie Smith, 11.30.18

Transforming The Image Of Blackness

Afro-surrealist artist – and Ferguson documentarian – Damon Davis says, “We need to be able to imagine the world as we want to see it. … It can’t solely be based on anger because you’ll burn out.”
Tags: Art, Ferguson, Visual, Damon Davis, 11.29.18

So You Want To Take Spotty To The Movies

This canine-welcoming cinema and coffeeshop (with dog-friendly treats) in Wales is for you.
Tags: Art, Media, Wales, 11.30.18

The Film Star Who Says She’s Not An Actor

The star of Alfonso Cuarón’s new and widely praised Roma had no idea who he was or how the film industry worked when she auditioned in order to please her sister.
Tags: Art, People, Alfonso Cuarón, Roma, 11.30.18

This Video Explores Why the Star Trek Movie's Enterprise Design is So Clever

I usually don’t give a lot of thought to ship designs in science fiction movies. My general assumption is that they exist to look cool, with function considered as a secondary problem if at all. Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Enterprise, Star Trek

The City Where China’s Epic Battles Of The Past (And The Mind’s Invention) Are Staged And Restaged

Hengdian claims to be the world’s largest outdoor set – but there are 13 sets, and a creation of the Forbidden City that is only a bit smaller than the real thing in Beijing.
Tags: Art, Media, China, Forbidden City, 12.02.18, Hengdian

Restaurants Are Public Spaces, And They – Like A Lot Of Public Spaces – Are Dying

And for this, you can blame Uber.
Tags: Art, Ideas, 12.02.18


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Tags: Design, Kjell Varvin

The Russian Art Market Is Having A Bit Of An Awkward Moment

Or rather the art market in London that depends on Russian money: “New realities have restrained oligarchical excess. Over the past five years, the West has imposed a barrage of sanctions on Russia, including asset freezes and travel bans, tied to its incursions into Ukraine, interference in elections, and the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, London, Russia, Ukraine, West, Britain, Visual, 11.30.18

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Doesn’t Hit It Rich In China

Released months after it came out in the US, the movie was barely a blip on the Chinese moviegoing radar. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, China, US, 12.01.18

Painting at Greenwich - Wapping Style c 1956

I thought people might like to see a video I came across this week while looking to see what was available in terms of painting and Greenwich. (On Tuesday, the Final of Landscape Artist of the Year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Greenwich, Making A Mark, Greenwich Wapping Style

Using Spy Cameras To Film A Documentary About Refugees

The need for spy cameras probably isn’t what you think. Eldorado director Markus Imhoof: “These people are ashamed that they are living there. … They are all hoping that they will succeed and if they would show where they live, it’s a big shame for them.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Eldorado, Markus Imhoof, 11.30.18

Listen Up

Synth-pop, folk nostalgia, an unexpected mash-up and more in our musical round-up The Natvral: Home The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s Kip Berman—working under the solo moniker The Natvral—dropped a debut solo EP earlier this year. From it, the heartfelt track “Home” now gets a music video, directed by Remy Holwick. From upturned roses and an all-around pink palate, there’s over-the-top folk nostalgia here—and it works …
Tags: Design, Daughter, Folk Music, Kate Bush, Cover, Folk, Listenup, Trance, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Kip Berman, Bbc Radio 1, Synth, Synth pop, Christine And The Queens, Listen Up, The Natvral

As ‘The Nutcracker’ Plays Everywhere, One Dancer Says It’s Time To Eliminate Bias, And Yellowface, In The Ballet World

Dancers who are Asian and Asian American have had it with stereotypes in ballet, including (perhaps especially in) The Nutcracker. But they’re doing more than bringing their concerns to companies – they’re creating resources: “Final Bow For Yellowface is an online platform dedicated to educating companies and schools on how to veer away from offensive Asian stereotypes (yellowface).” – Pointe Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, 11.30.18, Ballet World

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