Apple Aficionados hand-picked from Unsplash

Apple Aficionados hand-picked from Unsplash AoiroStudioDec 14, 2018 Apple! Products that we love and sometimes love to hate. Personally, I am a huge Apple fanboy, I have used their products for such a long time. I always admired their care for design and how we can become easily obsessed by them. Following this argumentation, our friends from Unsplash launched today their new logo. We are happy for them and it's crazy how their product/platform just keep grow...
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Currently Crowdfunding: A Portable Canoe, Sleek Wireless Power Bank and More 

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here.Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup...
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'The saddest image': courtroom sketch captures Michael Cohen's bad day

Artist known for images of Tom Brady and Harvey Weinstein portrays moment of former Trump fixer’s downfall Michael Cohen did not have a good day yesterday. But no headline captured the discontent of Trump’s former personal lawyer, sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes and lying to Congress, quite as well as this courtroom sketch.His despairing eyes and deep frown lines caught the attention of Stephen Colbert, who called it the “saddest” of all the images we’ve seen of Cohen’s “...
Tags: Art, Congress, Stephen Colbert, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Drawing, Harvey Weinstein, Tom Brady, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Law (US

Call for Entries: Landscape Artist of the Year 2019

If you are not afraid of painting in front of cameras AND lots of people (millions?) watching you paint a landscape for a television programme, you should consider applying to be in one of the pods... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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End Of An Era: Denver Public Library Will Stop Charging Fines On Overdue Books

Starting Jan.1, Denver Public Library will be eliminating fees for overdue materials to help reduce barriers for low-income patrons. Library administrators are even letting most customers’ existing overdue fines slide to get them back in the door, according to a Wednesday news release from the library. That’s $474,000 owed right now by 85,000 people. – Denver Post
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Kevin Beasley Profiled in NYT

Kevin Beasley gets a profile in the NYT this week, as he prepares to open a show at the Whitney Museum. “There’s a story here that I think talks about migration, geography and ancestry,” he says. “But it’s really a Conceptual work.” Read more at NYT  
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Peace Necklace

Made from eco-friendly recycled brass, Inspired Pins’ jewelry collection centers around safety pin charms with a word crafted into one prong. Available in necklace or standalone pin form, they’re an intricate way to display positivity. Our pick is the “Peace” necklace version. It’s a hopeful expression printed in weighty, polished brass. And, $1 from every order goes to Equality Now and their efforts to help …
Tags: Jewelry, Design, Pins, Necklace, Brass, Equality Now, Gifts That Give Back, Inspired Pins

Green-roofed eco resort on Easter Island designed to blend into the landscape

Easter Island is world-renowned for its monolithic Moai statues and incredible natural beauty. Now, visitors to the unique Polynesian island can enjoy a responsible stay in one-of-a-kind beautiful eco-resort, the Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa. Located in the village of Hangaroa, the sustainable solar-powered retreat was designed to provide a luxurious stay for guests without harming the surrounding natural landscape. Circular buildings covered with lush green roofs and natural wood throughout the...
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Uh Oh: Now We Have To Worry About Provenance Of AI Art?

In the fallout of the Christie’s sale it emerged that the AI was actually the work of another artist, Robbie Barrat. He had programmed it, trained it on works from Wikiart and used it to generate very similar portraits, before he posted the code online with an open-source licence, so others could use it freely. So not only is the Obvious portrait not attributable to the AI – it’s not even really attributable to Obvious. – BBC
Tags: Art, Visual, Christie, WikiArt, Robbie Barrat, 12.12.18

A perfect slice of minimalism!

Made from a single piece of flat stainless steel, the One-Piece Knife is exactly that. Minimalism at its best, the knife is strong and features a flat blade that curls into a pipe to form a handle that’s good to hold onto. The full-tang design (where the blade extends all the way from the tip to the end of the handle) gives the knife great maneuverability too, making it aesthetic but incredibly useful too. The knife comes made entirely out of a 1.5mm thin sheet of stainless steel, with not one s...
Tags: Kitchen, Design, Knife, Product Design, Minimalist, Tableware, Minimalism, One Piece, Johanna Gauder

This Year’s Additions To The Rock Hall Of Fame

Since 1986, the Hall has added 323 inductees to its rolls; they include 220 performers, 33 “early influencers” (a category largely composed of rock and roll’s African-American founding mothers and fathers, such as Lead Belly, Robert Johnson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe) and 34 non-performers (generally music-industry executives, but also songwriters, producers and instrument makers). – NPR
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Major utility company Xcel Energy commits to go carbon-free by 2050

A major utility company is making history. Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility company, has pledged to go completely carbon-free by 2050. The company serves eight states, and its ambitious new carbon reduction goal far exceeds its current target of a 60 percent reduction in Colorado by 2026. “Our biggest energy source in a few short years is going to be renewable energy. We’re going to absolutely integrate as much of that as we can into the grid,” said Xcel CEO Ben Fowke. The company said t...
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Women Are Leading The Arab Gulf’s Surging Art Scene

To the women themselves, gender is almost a non-issue. The Art Newspaper spoke to three female directors who are shaping the future of museums in the Gulf about their efforts to build creative communities, embrace inclusivity in the workplace and reveal the relevance—beyond the beauty—of Islamic art. – The Art Newspaper
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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Vertigo,’ Through Two Artists’ Eyes

Jean Curran’s dye-transfer prints from film frames, and a stop-time movie by Catherine Opie, continue the 60-year love affair with Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.”
Tags: Art, Photography, Movies, News, Gallery, Catherine, James, Alfred, Catherine Opie, Curran, Hitchcock, Opie, Eggleston, Danziger, William (1939-, Jean (Artist

Olafur Eliasson Brings 30 Icebergs to London

Visionary Icelandic-Danish artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, with the help of geologist Minik Rosing, set 30 iceberg, drawn from the waters inside Greenland’s Nuup Kangerlua fjord, along the banks of London’s Thames. It’s the next installment of his “Ice Watch” series, which appeared at Place du Panthéon in Paris back in 2015. Visitors to the installation can climb on, taste, smell and listen to the pieces …
Tags: Design, London, Climate Change, Culture, Paris, Greenland, Linkaboutit, Olafur Eliasson, Thames River, Outdoor Art, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Ice Watch, Minik Rosing, Place du Panthéon

Why Beauty Pageants Still Have A Hold On The Popular Imagination

Pageants still tend to fascinate. The very word suggests why: The ceremony and accoutrements of beauty contests play a powerful role in the national imagination, with their sashes and their tiaras and their inevitable rows of machine-stitched sequins. The ratings for Miss America have fallen consistently since its heyday, but 4.3 million viewers still tuned in to ABC to watch Nia Franklin triumph at this year’s ceremony in September. The pageant, despite everything, still catches the eye, a shi...
Tags: Art, Abc, America, Issues, Nia Franklin, 12.11.18

How Rich People Board Their Private Jets: Via Elevator

A company called Greenpoint Technologies designs luxury aircraft interiors for VIPs. Their portfolio is pretty jaw-dropping and I'm still going through it, but first I wanted to bring you news of this Aerolift they designed. In short, the Aerolift is an elevator that deploys from the belly of a 747. It allows you to transport four thin, rich people from the tarmac to the interior of the airplane. The benefits of the Aerolift are numerous. On the way up to the cabin, you pass through t...
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Reality as a Metaphysical Construct

It is a rare thing when a book comes along that looks as magnificent as Jürgen Ploog’s Flesh Film and reads like an hallucination. — Jan Herman
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This Rescue Drone turns into a human safety net

I’ve always maintained that a robot should be built to do things humans can’t. Drones also fall in the same category. We can teach drones to perform high-risk activities and pull off rescue attempts that a human couldn’t do, either because of physical limitations, or because of health risks. This is the Net Guard Drone. It falls perfectly into the category I just described… well, ‘falls’ may not be the most appropriate word.The Net Drone is a single unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made together ...
Tags: Design, Safety, Drone, Product Design, Liu Xiang, Robots/Drones, Safety net, Diao Hao-Ming, Golden Pin Design Award, Hu Zhen-Yuan, Li Guo-Yu, Li Hao-Hu, Net Guard, Zhu Nan-Tong

Recent Listening In Brief: Christmas Music

Laura Dickinson 17: Auld Lang Syne (Music & Mirror Records)David Ian: Vintage Christmas (Prescott Records)Jake Ehrenreich, with the Roger Kellaway Trio,      A Treausury of Jewish Christmas Songs (Ehrenreich)               — Doug Ramsey
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Delorean Hovercraft

Handmade air-cushioned vehicle designed to look exactly like Delorean time machine from Back to the Future movies. Delorean Hovercraft capable of travelling over land, water, ice, snow and sand was recently sold on eBay for $45,000.00. Also check out: DeLorean Limousine
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In China, a billion cockroaches are leading the fight against food waste

Warning: This story could make your skin crawl. As China’s cities continue to grow at a rapid pace, problems are arising with the country’s food waste. The Chinese population is producing so much food waste that the landfills can’t keep up, and this has led to some out-of-the-box thinking — using a billion cockroaches to take care of the problem. According to a new Reuters report, a plant outside of the city of Jinan — the capital of the eastern Shandong province — is disposing of the 50 tons o...
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Study: How To Build Trust In The Media

It finds that news consumers are more trusting of the media—and more secure about their own ability to discern the truth—when they are exposed to a combination of fact-checking articles and opinion pieces arguing for the importance of journalism. “When one side attacks over and over again, and the other doesn’t respond, at some point people assume that journalists have conceded the point that they’re biased.” – Pacific Standard
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Seoul’s Punto Blu Launches Y∞n1verse Art Residency + Exhibition

Seongsu-dong's newest social hub reveals its artistic vision From Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art to the D Museum, Seoul’s art destinations nourish international travelers and inspire Koreans. Punto Blu, however, wants to do both. The brand new venue wants to provide a platform for emerging artists and garner attention from the global art community. Located in Seoul’s Seongsu-dong neighborhood, the open-concept concrete space features a bar, a …
Tags: Art, South Korea, Design, Culture, Artists, Seoul, Galleries, Seongsu-dong, Y∞n1verse, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Koreans Punto Blu

El Espace: Valentina of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Is Back, Mi Amor!

This week in El Espace: a Latino who’s planning a presidential run, Alfonso Cuarón on his new film and more.
Tags: Art, News, Alfonso Cuarón, Valentina, Women and Girls, Mexican-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, El Espace

Three-Piece Cast Iron Set

Nothing beats cooking with cast iron. Replacing every piece of cookware in your kitchen with ironware makes for a worthy goal. It’s easy to use, retains (and distributes) heat well and can go from the stovetop to the oven without a pan switch. Plus, you can make pretty much anything in there: cookies, steaks and even bread. This three-piece set from Smithey Ironware—with eight, 10 …
Tags: Cooking, Design, Food And Drink, Cast Iron, Last Minute, Kitchen Tools, Made In Usa, Skillets, Smithey Ironware

Bill Baird: Mosquito

With “Mosquito,” Bill Baird lays his latest rhythmic track atop mesmerizing, repetitious visuals in a music video of his own production and direction. The song is pulled from Owl, Baird’s most recent release with the Los Angeles art collective Arthur King Presents. The reflective nature of the song—underscored by the symbolism in the video—goes deeper than the insect and into more psychological territory.
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Exceptional Book Art at Longwood Gardens Holiday Display

If you have a penchant for altered book art and happen to be in the vicinity of Longwood Gardens in southeastern Pennsylvania this holiday season, I highly recommend a visit. Here are several photos... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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