A New Spin on the Speaker

In a world full of square speakers, the Dial Sound stands out with its irregular round shape. Minimalistic and modern, the form actually harkens back to a familiar fragment of music’s past — the gramophone.It’s elevated speaker design delivers high-definition audio in whichever direction the user places it. Better yet, it features intuitive controls that include a small on/off switch on the side, a large dial that encompasses the speaker to adjust volume, and hidden LEDs at the front and rear in...
Tags: Design, Audio, Speakers, Speaker, Product Design, BKID Co, Dial Sound

On The Floor With Core: CES 2019

Another year, another CES for the books. During our time in Las Vegas for the biggest technology trade show of the year, there were laughs, there were naps, but most importantly there were thousands of LED screens to stare at. We went through five days of utter sensory overload so that you didn't have to. Above, feast your eyes on some of our favorite (and most hilarious) finds from CES, including but not limited to facial recognition technology, flexible OLED screens and massage chairs. Not pic...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Events, Exhibitions, Las Vegas, Electric, Nissan, Consumer Electronics, AEV, Photo Galleries, AEV Robotics

Caffè Fernanda Echos the Magnificent Renovation of Milan's Pinacoteca di Brera

Located in the former entrance hall of Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera, the city’s foremost picture gallery, home to one of the leading collections of Italian paintings in the world, Caffè Fernanda welcomes the museum’s guests in a revamped space that embodies the institution’s venerable legacy and drive for renewal.
Tags: Art, Milan, Brera, Pinacoteca, Caffè Fernanda Echos, Pinacoteca di Brera, Caffè Fernanda

Trip to the American Bookbinders Museum

Over the summer, I spent a week in California with my family (a real vacation – yay!). I was fortunate enough to visit The American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco.  I visited the museum back in 2009 when Tim James ran it. It has since moved into a gorgeous space and now offers a wonderful experience of the history of bookbinding and an explanation of why it’s relevant today. It’s amazing what can happen in a few years! I was charmed by the posters – they seem to be reproductions of wh...
Tags: Art, California, San Francisco, Equipment, Exhibit, Bookbinding, Elissa, Smyth, Tim James, Karen Hanmer, American Bookbinders Museum, Imperial Arming Press, Stump Imperial Arming and Printing Press, Clementina Street San Francisco CA Google

Barn Cat and petting goats at Farmpark

Barn Cat   Oil on wood, 8" x 8," $330. ...just taking a sleepy ride through the country on the back of a grandfatherly sheep.  "Barn Cat" is another in my "Beast of Burden" paintings.  I keep coming back to these...  Painting the animals so they look companionable (1) and (2) placing them in a convincing and complimentary landscape is a mighty challenge! Also pictured, handsome husband who accompanied me on a shoot at Farmpark in Kirtland, OH.  [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner, Kirtland, Farmpark

A Look Inside IDEO's London Office

Employers who superficially dedicate themselves to providing some kind of employee wellness may slap a sea-shorn log over their employee's standing desks, throw a vertical garden up on the wall, lay down new hardwood floor, photograph it all in good lighting and call it an Instagrammable day #biophilic. But companies that really care do the less flashy stuff—they never underestimate the power of a good flooring finish. All images provided by IDEO In a most recent renovation to their London off...
Tags: Design, London, Ideo, Interior/exhibition Design, London Office, Venture Plank

What to do When You’re Asked to Present on the Fly

I will never forget walking in to a room full of 200 of my colleagues and being asked to give a 10-minute presentation on the fly. That’s right – with no preparation or forethought, my supervisor asked that I share about a new idea that my team was implementing. My stomach dropped and anxiety quickly began to rise as I frantically tried to come up with something to say. The meeting seemed to move at a rapid pace as my time to present quickly approached. They called my name, and it felt as though...
Tags: Design, On The Fly, Deliver, Last Minute, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science

Hauser & Wirth to Represent Max Bill Georges Vantergerloo Stiftung

Hauser & Wirth now represents the Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung, a foundation based in Zumikon, Switzerland, partially responsible for overseeing the estates of the artists. “Max Bill and Georges Vantongerloo were key figures in the narrative of European art of the past century, whose aesthetic breakthroughs continue to exert palpable influence today across cultures and disciplines—from graphic design […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Hauser, Wirth, Hauser Wirth, Zumikon Switzerland, Max Bill, Max Bill Georges Vantergerloo Stiftung, Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung, Georges Vantongerloo

Comedian Excluded From Performing At Montreal Club Because His Hair Style Is “Cultural Appropriation”

Even if the person wearing dreadlocks is not racist himself, the group says, the chosen hairstyle “conveys racism.” It calls cultural appropriation “a form of passive oppression, a privilege to be deconstructed and in particular a manifestation of ordinary racism.” – Toronto Star (CP)
Tags: Art, Montreal, Issues, 01.15.19

Drew Struzan’s ‘Blade Runner’ Poster Will Be On Sale This Week

Drew Struzan is arguably one of the most influential pop artists of all time, responsible for creating the iconic movie posters for films like the Star Wars saga, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Indiana Jones saga, The Thing, and many more. He also created a poster for Ridley Scott‘s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, and since we’re now living in 2019 – the year Blade Runner takes place – it seems appropriate that Struzan’s poster would be back in the spotlight. Bottleneck Gallery is sellin...
Tags: Art, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Earth, Alvin, Poster, Ridley Scott, Indiana Jones, Warner Brothers, Scott, Drew, Tyrell Corporation, Drew-Struzan, Deckard, Emmet Walsh

Adaptable home brings together multiple generations under a solar roof

When local design studio Jost Architects was approached to design a home in Kew East, Melbourne, the firm not only navigated a challenging, complex site, but it also designed for multigenerational living that wouldn’t feel claustrophobic. The result is an adaptable 358-square-meter home spread out across three floors and designed to harmonize with its surroundings. Moreover, the Kew East House was also crafted with a reduced energy footprint thanks to the use of passive solar principles and sol...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Skylights, Passive Solar Principles, Yarra River, Timber Palette, Photovoltaic System, Operable Glazing, Multigenerational Architecture, Multigenerational Living, Thermally Broken Windows

Why Instagram is giving art galleries a run for their money

With over 1 billion users and growing, Instagram has emerged as an unexpected player in the art world, bypassing traditional gatekeepers such as galleries and auction houses to connect artists and collectors, one “like” at a time.Given that the popular social media platform was built to be a visually driven medium, it lends itself naturally to the showcase of artworks. “You can literally skip the galleries,” says Gabriel Dufourcq, a 36-year-old visual artist whose works have been exhibited at th...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Singapore, United States, Popular, Editorial, Art Galleries, Paris France, Lee Kuan Yew, Palais de Tokyo, Hashem Joucka, Peak Singapore, Gabriel Dufourcq, Dufourcq, Hong Kong Brazil

Why Carol Channing Was Unforgettable

Charles McNulty: One of a kind, Channing was a like a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Gracie Allen, with a personality voice that could make a tune completely her own. When she sang, pixie dust shot into the air. She was an Al Hirschfeld cartoon sprung into swooning life. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, People, Marilyn Monroe, Channing, Al Hirschfeld, Charles McNulty, Gracie Allen, 01.15.19

Josh by Tony Matelli

I’ve seen Josh by Tony Matelli (2010) in Rotterdam Kunsthal March 18, 2018. See also his Instagram Account The post Josh by Tony Matelli appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: Art, Hotels, Josh, Photo of the Day, Tony Matelli, Rotterdam Kunsthal

Why We Need Theatre That Hurts, That’s Unpleasant, That’s Uncomfortable

“I don’t fault my friend for fleeing the theatre. This is art that hurts, though, to me, the pain seems entirely appropriate, even welcome. It’s not art of the cloying variety; it doesn’t depict pain that is pity-seeking, or that aims to emotionally hijack an audience on a ride through some dreary personal catharsis.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Theatre, 01.15.19

Prefab timber complex shows off net-zero energy technologies in Beijing

Beijing-based architecture firm SUP Atelier has completed the Xuhui Demonstrative Project, a solar-powered community complex that serves as a demonstration project for net-zero energy technologies in Beijing. Built to follow BREEAM and LEED standards, the complex boasts an array of sustainable features ranging from low-waste prefabrication to green roofs. Real-time monitoring and smart automation optimize energy savings and comfort levels. Commissioned by Xuhui Group’s Beijing office for the X...
Tags: Design, China, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Solar, Double Glazing, Zero energy, Air Source Heat Pump, Prefabrication, Shunyi District of Beijing, Solar-thermal Energy, Demonstration Project

The Disney Princess Body Proportion Issue

“Disney princesses have extremely small waist-to-hip ratios that are nearly impossible to achieve naturally,” write anthropologist Toe Aung of Pennsylvania State University and independent researcher Leah Williams. They argue that such characters “might heighten or reinforce our preference for lower waist-to-hip ratios, and the perception that physically attractive individuals with lower waist-to-hip ratios possess morally favorable qualities.” – Pacific Standard
Tags: Art, Disney, Issues, SJ, Leah williams, 01.16.19, Toe Aung of Pennsylvania State University

Loyle Carner feat. Rebel Kleff + Kiko Bun: You Don’t Know

Loyle Carner (aka Benjamin Coyle-Larner) moonlights as an observant server, bartender, security guard and cab driver in the video for “You Don’t Know.” Watching over his mother (played by his real-life mom) as she goes on a few dates—some good and some not so. Throughout, Carner raps about his own dating fears—particularly losing trust and love as time goes on. It’s a clever and sweet …
Tags: Design, London, Culture, Hip-hop, British, Listenup, Loyle Carner, Carner, Kleff Kiko Bun, Benjamin Coyle Larner

Orange County Has Changed Politically. Its Stages Don’t Seem To Have Kept Up Demographically

“While our political transformation was reflected emphatically at the ballot box in 2016 and even more so in 2018, the effects of O.C.’s increasing diversity haven’t been felt everywhere. The local theater scene, for example, reflects only part of the new demographic reality.” – Voice of Orange County
Tags: Art, Issues, SJ, 01.15.19

650 sq. ft. Urban Micro Home is a small house for outdoorsy couple

Outfitted with smart home tech and lots of storage space for outdoor gear, this small home feels 'just right'.
Tags: Design, News

Increasingly, Indigenous Art Is Getting Its Due

That headline may not sound like news, but it is, in one sense. Many occurrences in the world of indigenous art that may not, on their own, make international headlines are adding up to real progress, intensifying a trend that began a few years ago. — Judith H. Dobrzynski
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 01.16.19

Why our building materials should be almost edible (Video)

Cork, straw and mushrooms can keep you warm and can be a healthy, high fiber part of a balanced building diet.
Tags: Design, News

Nike Grass Shoes

Limited edition Nike Air Max 1 golf shoes covered in realistic looking grass. Eye-catching Nike grass shoes will make you stand out on the golf course. Also check out: Nike Flower Shoes
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Nike, Nike Air Max, Nike Grass Shoes

From farm to table, sustainability shines at the Belle Mont Farm eco resort

Anyone who has savored the beauty of the Caribbean can attest to its splendor. Not only are there captivating coastlines, but the islands in the area are accustomed to managing limited resources and are naturally focused toward sustainable development. One eco resort, Belle Mont Farm, has taken steps to lead the way in creating an earth-friendly luxury option in the region. The Belle Mont Farm on the island of St. Kitts, West Indies is a sanctuary that encompasses a lush golf course lined with...
Tags: Design, Environment, Colombia, Farm, Caribbean, Social Responsibility, Eat & Drink, Eco Tourism, Eco Resort, Sustainable Resort, Eco-friendly Resort, Easter Island, St. Kitts, Belle Mont Farm, St Kitts West Indies, St Kitts Finally Belle Mont

The End Of Authors? Hardly!

“The dictionary meanings of words are only potentially meaningful until they are actually employed in a context defined by the relation between author and audience. So how did it happen that professors of literature came to renounce authors and their intentions in favor of a way of thinking — or at least a way of talking — that is without historical precedent, has scant philosophical support, and is to most ordinary readers not only counterintuitive but practically incomprehensible?” – Los Angel...
Tags: Art, Words, 01.13.19

Andy Warhol Foundation Announces Winners of Fall 2018 Grants

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has named the recipients of its Fall 2018 grants, giving $3.65 million to 42 nonprofit arts organizations for exhibitions, publications, and visual arts programming.  Recipients include a show at Arts Nova Workshop in Philadelphia for a show on drummer Milford Graves, and a grant to the UC Berkeley Art […]
Tags: Art, News, Andy Warhol, Philadelphia, Art News, Minipost, Milford Graves, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arts Nova Workshop, UC Berkeley Art

Broadway’s Next Evan Hansen Is An Actual Teenager

“The role is wrenching, vocally and emotionally, and [Andrew Barth Feldman] will be the first teenager to tackle it on Broadway. The character is 17, but adolescent boys are often thought to be too immature to play adolescent boys, and all of his predecessors have been in their 20s.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, EVAN HANSEN, Andrew Barth Feldman, 01.16.19

Bronx Museum Honors Carey Lovelace at 2019 Gala

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will honor art journalist, curator, and playwright Carey Lovelace, as well as the For Freedoms project, at its 2019 Gala, Art News reports. “Carey Lovelace has been a vital influence to the Bronx Museum over the years, and we are thrilled to be honoring her alongside For Freedoms and the Stan Lee […]
Tags: Art, News, Stan Lee, Art News, Minipost, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx Museum, Bronx Museum Honors Carey Lovelace, Carey Lovelace, Gala Art News

Jeff Koons Moves Studio, Lays Off Staff

Jeff Koons is moving his New York to 475 Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards, and downsizing his operations with a series of layoffs, Art News reports. “It’s an end of an era,” one employee wrote on social media. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, New York, News, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Hudson Yards

Tulsa, OK Wins Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

Tulsa, Oklahoma has been named a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge, receiving $1 million towards a show commemorating Black Wall Street, an area in the city’s Greenwood neighborhood that was home to many African-American-owned businesses in the early 20th century. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Bloomberg, Art News, Minipost, Tulsa Oklahoma, Greenwood

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