Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)

Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop) AoiroStudioJan 22, 2019 Ever since we have launched our presets including Osore Series and Urbano Series, we have been overwhelmed by your response so far. As always, thank you for your support! Among all the messages we have received, one question gets requested by many of you: "How can I install my presets directly from my smartphone and/or my tablet? Also, I do not own a lapto...
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A note from Doug McLennan

I’d like to ask for your help. ArtsJournal has traditionally not linked to stories behind hard paywalls because our readers can’t see them unless they pay. We have, however, linked to stories behind “soft” paywalls such as the New York Times, LA Times and others. On these sites you can access stories until you reach the limit. And even then, by using different browsers or computers you can often get around the paywalls. BUT: An increasing number of news sites are now going to the paid subscr...
Tags: Art, Newsletter, Doug McLennan, ArtsJournal, New York Times LA Times

The Journey and painting cat whiskers, a video

The Journey  Oil on wood, 10" x 8," $410. Whiskers:  Always painted last, always fussed over.   [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioJan 22, 2019 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, branding, ...
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What Happens When MLK Is A National Icon (But Your Politics Don’t Really Agree)

That Mike Pence and other standard-bearers within this movement can regularly lean on King’s legacy is a consequence of how the civil-rights leader has been canonized. When President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law, in 1983—reversing his own objections to the holiday, and earlier ones to King himself—he signaled that America had accepted King in its pantheon of similarly revered leaders, people such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But in order to do so, King’s legacy had to...
Tags: Art, America, People, Ronald Reagan, King, Mike Pence, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, 01.21.19

Top 5 Tips for a Good Flyer Design

There is always a wonderful feeling to designing something great, having it printed, and sending it to the right audience. This is the reason designing flyers can be both a lot of fun and rewarding. Here are top five tips to designing a good flyer. 1. Have a clear target for your flyer Before you start designing your flyer, create an effective design strategy. Think about what you intend to showcase to your audience, how the flyer will be distributed, and the level of budget you plan to work ...
Tags: Art, Giveaways, Design, Diy, Advertising, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, Design Minute, OTHER-CHANNELS

3 Keys to Excellent Presentation Etiquette

I was 21 years old when I landed my very first paid presentation opportunity. I was asked to speak in front of a small audience of middle school and high school students about the importance of understanding who they are. I was so excited for the opportunity and spent weeks preparing. The day came for the event and I could not wait to get on stage. However, what I didn’t know, was how little I knew about the professionalism and etiquette that was expected when you are asked to present. At Ethos3...
Tags: Design, Etiquette, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Northwestern University, Presentation Science

Amazing Mondrian Inspired Bento Box Industrial Design

Amazing Mondrian Inspired Bento Box Industrial Design abduzeedoJan 21, 2019 One of my favorite artists of all time is Piet Mondrian. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements. That is exactly the phase I am the biggest fan. I painted a few p...
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Proposed New London Concert Hall Makes A Bold Statement

The £288 million it will cost will all come from private donations, and the hall’s backers know critics will say now is not the time for such an expensive building. “Now is never the time to do anything new,” said Sir Simon Rattle, the LSO’s music director and public face of the project. “This is not something that we are trying to do with public money, this is something we are attempting to do ourselves and we are trying to make a difference.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Simon Rattle, LSO, 01.21.19

Follow this diet for both personal and planetary health

If you have been looking for the ideal diet for your own personal health that also benefits the planet, a scientific research team from the University of London may have the perfect answer — the “Planetary Health” diet. According to the London scientists, the ideal diet includes doubling your consumption of plant-based foods like nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, while cutting your meat and sugar intake in half. The researchers said that if everyone followed this diet, it could prevent more...
Tags: Design, London, Harvard University, South Asia, Saharan Africa, LANG, The Lancet, Reuters Image, University of London, Tim Lang, Walter Willett

Volvo is 3D printing mangrove-textured tiles to save our oceans

document.createElement('video'); An unlikely yet enthusiastic new member of the save-the-oceans movement is the Swedish carmaker Volvo. Committed to the concept of ‘omtanke’, the Swedish word for ‘caring’ and ‘consideration’, Volvo is partnering with the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences and the Reef Design Lab to make our oceans healthy again.Research shows that every minute, a truckload of plastic waste is dumped in o...
Tags: Design, Green, Outdoor, Sydney, Volvo, Product Design, Living Seawall, Reef Design Lab, Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences, Living Seawall Volvo, Volvo Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences

Record Numbers Of Readers Buying Poetry In The UK

Statistics from UK book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan show that sales grew by just over 12% last year, for the second year in a row. In total, 1.3m volumes of poetry were sold in 2018, adding up to £12.3m in sales, a rise of £1.3m on 2017. Two-thirds of buyers were younger than 34 and 41% were aged 13 to 22, with teenage girls and young women identified as the biggest consumers last year. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Words, Audience, Nielsen BookScan, 01.21.19

Twelve Spectacular New Wristwatches

Complex, eye-catching and cutting-edge timepieces Be they circles, rectangles or squares, the cases for the 12 watches below contain extraordinary advancements in watchmaking. Each of these selections made their debut during this year’s luxury trade show Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) and they barely scrape the surface of innovation in an industry often thought of as antiquated in comparison to an ever-expanding smartwatch market. …
Tags: Design, Watches, Switzerland, Sihh, Swiss Watches, Watch Design, SIHH 2019

Dancing Around The World

Matt Bray spent a year traveling all over the world filming himself dancing with whomever was where he was. He calls it the “1000 People of Dance” project, and it’s fun. – Mother Nature Network
Tags: Art, World, Dance, 01.18.19, Matt Bray

Eye-Popping Plans For London’s New Center For Music

Images show a place of open foyers dotted with informal performance spaces, where mezzanines, stairs and escalators create a vertical parade of places to see and be seen. Architect Diller describes these open lobbies as “the theatre of the theatre … informal by day and very glamorous by night”. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, London, Diller, 01.21.19

Unusual Vintage Furniture Design: Swedish Wall-Mounted Bar Cabinet

You know that joy you feel when you see a piece of furniture of a type you've never seen before? Check out this mid-century era wall cabinet from Sweden, which folds out into an impromptu bar surface: This is one of those pieces where I actually like the little flairs they added--the cutout shapes of the hinged panels, the angle in the leg--that don't provide any utility, but do add aesthetic interest. It's currently up on eBay for $662 from a seller in Italy. That's a bit ...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Ebay, Italy, Furniture Design, Wall Mounted Bar Cabinet


I like the outcome of this enough to try some more using this paper. Have you ever tried it?   [Author: RH Carpenter]
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A Portrait of Rayes Lemmens

Introducing — my first signed painting of 2019 — a collage-painting portrait of my friend, Rayes Lemmens. I met Rayes last year, during my European adventure… And now… let’s jump into the painting process, and discover how this came to be. Kicking things off with a series of carefully curated headlines and images. Here comes …
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy, Prime Minister, Parliament, Contemporary Art, Painting Process, Collage Painting, Borbay, Nomadic, Portrait Commission, Antwerp, European Council, Rayes

Work Boots Review, Plus My Muddy Boots Indoor Control Method

I've been using the CAT Footwear Throttle Composite Toe Waterproof Work Boots I mentioned in the last footwear entry. I've had these for about a month and so far I like them. They're waterproof, comfortable, offer toe protection and are easy to get on and off. I paid $135. Here's a quick review. Ease of Removal Makes for a Cleaner House Prior to these I was wearing my Danners around the farm, but there's a lot of mud, and I was tracking a lot of it in the house. I find lacing and unlacing b...
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25+ Pretty Paper Crafts to Make for Valentine's Day

With February 14 on the way, I rounded up this collection of Valentine's Day paper crafts to keep you happily busy during cold winter evenings - or warm summer ones if you're lucky enough to be way... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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2018 jazz, blues and beyond deaths (with links)

Not a happy post, but a useful one: here are the hundreds of musicians and music industry activists who died in 2018, as compiled by photographer-writer Ken Franckling for the Jazz Journalists Association. — Howard Mandel
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Jazz Journalists Association, 01.21.19, Ken Franckling

FaceID… now for pets too.

Imagine this. You’ve got more than one pet. Probably a family of cats or dogs or both. You keep separate feeding bowls for each, but when you’re not around, there’s that one dastardly pet that dominates all those bowls. One pet that bullies the others and eats their food. That’s a problem, right? It’s not the most glamorous problem for technology and artificial intelligence to solve, but it’s a problem nevertheless.Showcased at CES 2019 (and also a winner of the CES Innovation Award), Mookkie’...
Tags: Google, Pet, Design, Technology, Pets, Ces, Artificial Intelligence, Bowl, Product Design, Mookie, Ces2019, Mookkie

For MLK Day: Recap of My Visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Visitors who had scored timed entry passes for a Martin Luther King Day pilgrimage to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in DC were out of luck: Its doors remained locked today, due to the federal government shutdown. However, last February, I tweeted about (but never got around to posting on) the NMAAHC … — Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Dc, Ajblogs, National Museum of African American History amp, 01.21.19

A KGB Museum… In Chelsea

The tour starts with a mock-up of a chief officer’s work space. A mannequin wearing a K.G.B. chief officer’s uniformis at a desk with a flag of Soviet Russia behind him. To the mannequin’s left sits a bronze desk lamp, which, according to the curators, sat in a villa belonging to the former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.  – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Russia, Chelsea, Joseph Stalin, Issues, KGB, 01.21.19

Ambar Lucid: Eyes

Ambar Lucid’s “Eyes” is a hazy, dreamy piece of bedroom pop first released  on dreaming lucid, and now accompanied by a lo-fi video. With vocals that seem beyond her 18 years, the song—like all good love songs—evokes both melancholy and euphoria. 
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Indie, Listenup, Ambar Lucid, Bedroom Pop

Human Blinders

Innovative noise canceling headphones block sounds and peripheral vision to create personal space in crowded environments. WearSpace human blinders designed by Kunihiko Morinaga for Panasonic. Also check out: Airplane Privacy Shield
Tags: Design, Tech, Panasonic, Kunihiko Morinaga

China’s White-Hot Movie Industry Is Cooling

China’s box office hit new heights in 2018, raking in about $9 billion, but it was also a year of drastic regulatory changes and a government tax crackdown that have spooked investors and put projects across the country on hold.
Tags: Art, Media, China, 01.21.19

Shortly Before Its Annual Conference, Workers At The Grantmakers In The Arts’ Hotel Went On Strike. What To Do?

It was a tough decision says Edwin Torres, the organization’s new leader. Do we live our values or not? So GIA arranged to move its sessions to cultural venues all over Oakland. It made, says Torres, for a more interesting experience… – Barry’s Blog
Tags: Art, Oakland, Barry, Issues, Torres, GIA, SJ, Edwin Torres, 01.21.19

Atolla combines technology with design to customize sustainable skincare

The skincare market has exploded with so many options that sometimes it feels like you need a PhD just to pick the right moisturizer. Costs seem to be rising right along with the breadth of product lines, so the pressure is on to find the right skincare in order to save yourself from money wasted on products that don’t perform for your skin type, not to mention the enormous amounts of packaging waste left behind from trial-and-error purchases. One entrepreneur feels your pain. Meghan Maupin, MI...
Tags: Design, Technology, Mit, Innovation, Waste, Dermatology, Skincare, Maupin, Atolla, Meghan Maupin, Sustainable Makeup, Sustainable Skincare, Bambu Earth

Floating private resort in the Maldives is 100% powered by the sun

Basking in the beauty of the Maldives is a luxury that can now be enjoyed in an all-inclusive eco resort powered entirely by solar energy. Opened at the end of 2018, the Kudadoo Maldives Private Resort was designed by New York-based architectural firm Yuji Yamasaki Architecture (YAA) to create a luxury experience guided by eco-conscious principles. The crowning jewel of the resort is The Retreat, a two-story dining and leisure hub topped with a folded roof clad in solar photovoltaic panels. Se...
Tags: New York, Design, Maldives, Canada New Zealand, Yuji Yamasaki Architecture YAA, Indonesia Energy, Kudadoo

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