Island by Max Mörtl & Robert Löbel is an...

Island by Max Mörtl & Robert Löbel is an adorable stop motion & 2D animated short sharing how "On a small island a bunch of exotic creatures run across each other." (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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When The DNA Test Challenges Your Cultural Identity

Dani Shapiro is a writer who spent years exploring her life and identity. Then she took a home DNA test and discovered what she thought she knew about her heritage was wrong… – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Dani Shapiro, 01.08.19

This notebook was designed for crowded workspaces!

Are you even a designer if you don’t constantly fight the compulsive need to buy any pretty looking stationery you see, only to give in after a few moments? That got real, didn’t it? Well, I’m fighting the compulsive need to buy myself the Sidekick notebook, designed by the guys at Triangle Notebook.The Sidekick is quirky, but has logic to it. An A5 notebook looks small on your desk, but open it and it doubles in size, becoming an A4, and occupying precious real estate on your desk. The Sidekick...
Tags: Deals, Design, Office, Notebook, Quirky, Stationery, Product Design, Triangle, Sidekick, L-shaped, Triangle Notebook The Sidekick

Heritage Melbourne home is reborn as a modern dwelling filled with light and views

Fitzroy-based design studio Field Office Architecture has given a small 19th-century Victorian terrace a contemporary facelift with walls of double-glazed glass and crisp, clean lines throughout. Dubbed the Clifton Hill House after the suburb in which it resides, the compact home sits at the end of a row of similar heritage houses and had been given many ad-hoc renovations over the years. The architects stripped back all of the additions to bring in light and views, while improving the home’s e...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Melbourne, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Contemporary House, Courtyard, Heritage House, Open-plan, Cross-ventilation, Recycled Brick

This strange cedar egg wants to help you breathe deep and calm down

In moments of stress and anxiety, there are those of us who find it difficult to breathe — and paradoxically, many reach for a cigarette or vape as a way to manage that. But what if instead of nicotine or smoke, the device you grabbed put fresh air in your lungs and helped you calm down? That’s the idea behind the Kitoki. Looking a bit like an oversized bean with a sippy cup tip on the end, the Kitoki is a striking but not immediately attractive device. It’s not really clear what it’s supposed t...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Hardware, Tech, CES 2019, Kitoki

The Elextra is Switzerland’s answer to Tesla

4 seats. 4 doors. 4 wheel drive. That’s the first sentence that greets you when you visit Elextra’s website. The car models itself on a sporty yet spacious supercar that’s capable of seating 4 people… an unusual categorization, but remarkable nevertheless. Touted as Switzerland’s contribution to the electric automobile industry, and a rival to Tesla, the Elextra is a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with brutish Italian styling and a powertrain capable of going from 0-62 mp...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Germany, Tesla, Automotive, Switzerland, Electric, Supercar, Elextra

We tried the new Impossible Burger at CES heres what we thought

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 is in full swing in Las Vegas. While smart home technology, televisions and wearable tech takes center stage, many surprising innovations are grabbing media attention. Take, for instance, the latest iteration of an Inhabitat favorite — the Impossible Burger. We tried the newest recipe from Impossible at this year’s CES; keep reading for our thoughts. Delicious in tacos or served as a classic burger, the Impossible Burger has become a favorite for vegeta...
Tags: Meat, Design, Ces, Innovation, Las Vegas, Carbon Footprint, Vegan, Impossible Foods, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Meat Alternatives, Las Vegas While, Mike Minor, Impossible, Impossible-burger, CES 2019

Skull Candle Holder

Crafted by London-based ceramicist and illustrator Lucy Kirk, each of these skull candle holders is entirely handmade and unique. Much like her other ceramic work, there’s an intentional imperfection to the black and white painted lines, and it only adds charm. Price is in GBP.
Tags: Design, London, Candles, Handmade, Ceramics, Decor, Candle Holders, Lucy Kirk, Skull Candle Holder

What’s The Difference Between A Dialect And A Language?

Okay, so maybe you haven’t spent a lot of time pondering this. But Sam Dresser’s discussion here illuminates something in how we construct systems for communicating. Are the differences mainly in overlap of common words? – Aeon
Tags: Art, Words, 01.08.19, Sam Dresser

“Jazz Is Dying” As Metaphor For The Larger Culture

Matthew McKnight examines Jazz At Lincoln Center: “While the obituary writers may have been right—something’s dying—they have been preoccupied with the wrong thing. By looking for signs of vitality in measures of jazz’s popularity, it becomes easier to ignore what the music, according to Marsalis’s definition, is: a refinement of empathic listening, a model for improvisation, and an embodiment of meaningful time perception. If this is right, then the supposition that jazz is dead carries meaning...
Tags: Art, Music, Ideas, Lincoln Center, Marsalis, 01.04.19, Matthew McKnight

Communication Skills That Will Earn You the Title of Leader

Communication is a skill that everyone is born with but only some learn to master. In a world that is constantly distracted and on the go, it seems to be getting harder and harder to communicate clearly. However, studies show that the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, is in many cases the most important factor leaders look for when promoting employees. Whether you are just starting out at a company or have been in your role for a long time, learning to communicate in ...
Tags: Design, Leadership, Communication, Development, Deliver, Leader, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Presentation Development

Dance Place Seeks Development Director

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a Development Director. This is a 40 hour per week, salaried, year-round position with benefits. The Development Director will be responsible for oversight of all fundraising activity for the organization including grants, individual giving, special events and other special initiatives. This is a 40 hour per week, salaried, year-round position with benefits. The Development Director will report to the Execu...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Washington Dc, Individual Giving Associate, Dance Place

The Tricky Euphemisms We Use To Judge One Story Better Than Another

“There are objective criticisms you can make, you can point stuff out, but how you decide to rate or value the things done well, how much you penalise the things done less well—it’s a semi-random choice. It’s also hard to distinguish from the exercise of deep prejudice. You can use a softer word than prejudice, like bias, or even turn it into a term of praise—you can call it taste.” – Prospect
Tags: Art, Words, 12.07.18

Fractured Atlas Committed Itself To Racial Equity. Here’s How It’s Going

The arts service organization produced a thoughtful (and well-documented) declaration of its principles a few years ago. Now FA reports on what it’s done and how it’s going… – Fractured Atlas
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These baby concrete speakers aren’t as heavy as they look

To paraphrase P. T. Barnum, “there’s a Bluetooth speaker born every minute.” At no time of year is that more true than at CES in Las Vegas, where they are bountiful beyond belief. But very few — nay, only one that I found — are made of concrete. And it’s French! The speakers immediately attracted my attention because of their simplicity and of course material. I’m generally repelled, like water, from the plastic and silicone that most speakers are made out of these days. If it’s going to be visi...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Bluetooth Speaker, Las Vegas, Concrete, Barnum, Bertini, CES 2019, Joey Roth, Le Pavé Parisien, Aurelien Bertini

An Increasingly Algorithmic Culture Threatens Our Relationship With Creativity

We’ve gone from having individual experiences and relationships with the objects around us to slaves of algorithmic calculation and formulas in which the actual things themselves are only considered pieces of larger systems. This is a huge challenge to creativity. – The Point
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.04.19

Stockholm’s Artistically Accessible Photography Destination, Fotografiska

We speak with founder Jan Broman about the brand's DNA, an NYC expansion and more Rising from the northern edge of Södermalm Island in Stockholm harbor, an Art Nouveau building bustles with Swedish cognoscenti. It’s early evening and the former customhouse, built at the turn of the 20th century, crackles with the sort of anticipation a marquee exhibit opening promises. The nearby quay overflows with well-dressed …
Tags: Photography, Design, Sweden, Interviews, NYC, Culture, Museums, Photographers, Galleries, Stockholm, Kirsty Mitchell, Fotografiska, Jan Broman, Södermalm Island

Visual Design Concepts for Redesigned Patagonia Site and Mobile

Visual Design Concepts for Redesigned Patagonia Site and Mobile abduzeedoJan 08, 2019 Concept projects are always fun and give us the opportunity to work on different ideas or solutions for companies we love. I am a believer that any exercise is always worth doing. I would probably not use a concept project in my portfolio, unless it’s something that I believe highlights a particular set of skills, let’s say, motion design. With that in mind, I think everyone...
Tags: Design, Patagonia, MinJi Seo

Make Your Own Distraction-Free Twitter Interface

Twitter, a place to feel bad about the world and yourself, is still useful for a few things. You might only follow their actual friends on it, or use it as a news aggregator, or a place to follow accounts collecting art, or music, or funny videos. But Twitter will try very hard to make you follow more people,…Read more...
Tags: Annoyances, Twitter, Design, Chrome Downloads, Chrome Extensions, Lifehacks, Minimalism

Sinking House

Floating art installation features sinking replica of one corner of Villa Savoye. “Flooded Modernity” art project created by Asmund Havesteen-Mikkelsen for Vejle Floating Art Festival represents the ‘sinking’ of the public sphere through the use of new digital technologies and psycho-metric profiling. Also check out: Sinking Boat Sculpture
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Sinking House, Villa Savoye, Asmund Havesteen Mikkelsen

Tuck into these off-grid meditation cabins proposed for rural Latvia

Bee Breeders and Lauku Tea have recently announced winners of their Silent Meditation Forest Cabins competition, an open international contest seeking designs for off-the-grid meditation cabins in rural Latvia. Launched in search of eco-friendly and cost-effective proposals for compact and easily replicable cabins, the competition asked designers to propose a series of all-season cabins that could comfortably house a single person for nearly a week, have enough room for meditation activities an...
Tags: Design, Meditation, Architecture, Gallery, Latvia, Nest, Treehouse, Off-grid, Atrium, Off-grid Cabin, Spruce, Polycarbonate, Design Competition, Charred Timber, Polycarbonate Roof, Eco-friendly Design

British Museum Plans Ambitious Munch Prints Show

The British Museum is planning a major retrospective of the print works of Edvard Munch, Art Newspaper reports, making it the UK’s largest exhibition of Munch prints for nearly 50 years. The show will be held in collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, UK, News, British Museum, Munch, Art News, Minipost, Oslo Norway, Munch Museum, British Museum Plans Ambitious Munch Prints Show, Edvard Munch Art Newspaper

The Future Of Publishing? This Should Depress You

Mieke Chew recalls a conversation she had with a Croatian publisher about the decrease in book criticism in the four years she has been doing publicity. “He was like, ‘Yeah, that happened in Croatia ages ago,’ and I said, ‘Well, what happened to all the critics?’ and he said, ‘They have blogs now, which barely fucking anyone reads.’ ” That leaves listicles and best-of roundups in place of a robust conversation around books, Chew says, and, as a result, she’s watched many of her colleagues in the...
Tags: Art, Croatia, Words, Audience, 01.08.19, Mieke Chew

Da Vinci Paintings Blocked for Export by Italian Government

The Italian Government will block a loan of works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Louvre for an exhibition dedicated to the artist, underscoring the government’s populist turn. “Leonardo is Italian; he only died in France, says Lucia Borgonzoni, the undersecretary for the Italian ministry of culture. “Giving the Louvre all those paintings would mean putting Italy […]
Tags: Art, News, France, Italy, Louvre, Art News, Minipost, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Lucia Borgonzoni

US Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case Over Art Repatriation in Hungary

The US Supreme Court will not hear a case over the return of paintings from the Hungarian Government seized during World War II. The family of Baron Mor Lipot Herzog will continue to pursue a case in the United States against three museums and a university in the country. Read more at Associated Press  
Tags: Art, News, Hungary, United States, US supreme court, Art News, Minipost, Baron Mor Lipot Herzog

2039: What Will The World Look Like In 20 Years?

Eight writers, including Dahlia Lithwick, Kate Julian, and Tyler Cowen, offer their predictions on sex, computers, neo-antebellum politics, China, the Internet, and the Supreme Court. — New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Supreme Court, China, Ideas, Tyler Cowen, 01.06.19, Dahlia Lithwick Kate Julian

Artadia Partners with Marciano Art Foundation on LA Art Award

Artadia and the Marciano Art Foundation will join together for the Marciano Artadia Award, a $25,000 annual prize for a Los Angeles–based artist.  “Artadia is thrilled to partner with the Marciano Art Foundation. We share a common goal of supporting the diverse Los Angeles artistic ecosystem,” Artadia’s executive director, Carolyn Ramo says. “As L.A. increasingly becomes a city for artists, […]
Tags: Art, News, Los Angeles, Art News, Minipost, Marciano Art Foundation, Artadia Partners, Artadia, Carolyn Ramo

Mission Commitment

No mission statement should be the template for another organization (that’s very nearly a truism for us in the nonprofit world), but being able to see commitment to engagement in the mission is a pre-requisite for effectiveness. Is it obvious in yours? — Doug Borwick
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 01.08.19, Mission Commitment

Miami’s Aventura Mall Builds Its Impressive Art Collection

The Architectural Digest this week profiles the recent push by Miami’s Aventura Mall to become a major site to view art, with works by Lawrence Weiner and Carsten Höller on view . “We feel we’ve invested wisely,” real-estate developer Jackie Soffer says of the property’s collection.  Read more at Architetural Digest
Tags: Art, News, Miami, Carsten Höller, Art News, Minipost, Architectural Digest, Aventura Mall, Lawrence Weiner, Jackie Soffer

Is this the greenest retrofit ever?

These townhouses shown in Passivehouse+ might well be, both efficient and almost carbon free.
Tags: Design, News, Passivehouse

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