Beginnings, middles and ends

Paintings are almost like books or films with predictable processes - and unpredictable results. They have a beginning where I have an idea, some thumbnail sketches and a colour study.  It's like starting an introduction to the characters and setting the scene if it were a book.The middle is where the action starts.  I put down paint, change ideas and colours and sometimes even scrape back the whole piece and restart! It can be unpredictable.  I know that sounds odd but I often don't know just ...
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The Delux Designer Keyboard brings every shortcut you dreamed of to your fingertips

A heaven-sent for every creative, the Delux Designer was designed for your spare hand. You know, the one that isn’t wielding the Wacom stylus. With 28 absolutely essential keys (including 12 specially programmable hotkeys) and a dial, the Delux Designer is the only keyboard you’ll ever need to work your creative software.The Delux Designer occupies a third of the space a regular keyboard takes. In fact, it strips down the regular keyboard to its bare essentials, putting all your important shor...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Designer, Keyboard, Product Design, Wacom, Jie Chen, Delux, Delux Designer

YD JOB ALERT: LEGO is looking to hire a Senior Designer!

Not just a toy company anymore, Lego has expanded way beyond making plug-together blocks. Aside from their flourishing movie business (Guys go see The Lego Movie 2, it’s amazing), Lego has also worked to create blocks that support entire franchises and even themes like the Technic and Architecture series that demonstrate a ‘serious’ playfulness by not just being about the toy aspect of the Lego block, but also of technicality, aesthetics, and a good bit of engineering. Lego is truly the building...
Tags: Design, Singapore, Los Angeles, Designer, Lego, Denmark, Job Board, Product Design, Senior, SINGAPORE LONDON, CPL, Billund Denmark, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Lego HQ, Leg Godt, YD Job Alert

When Science Became Stories (Surprise – It Got Popular)

“That professionalization process had the effect of setting up boundaries between ‘scientists’ and anyone else who might be interested in science, so it led to the exclusion of a whole bunch of people from formal scientific activity. Arguably, popular science created its own demise by making science too popular and too successful.” – Smithsonian
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.13.19

Canada’s National Gallery Gets A New Director

Alexandra Suda comes to the position from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), where she is currently the curator of European art and the R. Fraser Elliott chair of prints and drawing. – CBC
Tags: Art, Canada, Visual, Art Gallery of Ontario, 02.14.19, Alexandra Suda, Fraser Elliott

Senate approves major public lands bill

On Tuesday the U.S. Senate reversed the trend of shrinking protected space by approving a public lands bill that adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, creates five new national monuments, expands some national parks and reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This major new public lands bill is a hodgepodge of more than 100 individual bills related to conservation and outdoor recreation. Now more than 350 miles of river will attain the designation “wild and scenic,” which safeguards ...
Tags: Utah, Design, Mississippi, Congress, California, Montana, Washington, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Mike Lee, National Park Service, U S Senate, Bureau of Land Management, Sen Richard Burr, Sen Maria Cantwell D Wash

The Curious Story About The Musician Who Faked His Live Performances?

The Composer’s music moves people, and he is not characterized in the book as necessarily a bad person; he meets with every fan who stays after the concert to chat with him, and he knows his work provides comfort to people going through the hard years after September 11. And his CDs are his own compositions. It’s just that if you were to pay to see a performance by the Composer’s ensemble, it might not necessarily be a “live” rendition by the musicians on the stage in front of you. – New York M...
Tags: Art, Music, 02.14.19

Court allows Trump's border wall to violate several conservation acts

Donald Trump is moving forward with the construction of his controversial border wall, even if it means sidestepping important environmental laws. A federal judge ruled in favor of Trump’s wall construction along California’s southern border, a project that is expected to violate several conservation acts. The federal court ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to wave environmental laws in the construction of the border wall, including the National Environmental Po...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Design, News, California, White House, Animals, Environment, Dhs, Conservation, Donald Trump, San Diego County, Endangered, Environmental Destruction, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS

A Project To Democratize The Publishing Of Art Books

Artist Publisher, a new online forum launched by the Chicago-based printing collective Temporary Services, aims to encourage online discussion of art books and to democratize knowledge of a precarious industry. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Chicago, Visual

Chicago Opera Theatre’s New Director: Chicago To Lead New Opera Revolution

Ashley Magnus: “Right now, we’re in a golden era of American opera. Significantly more operas have been written in the US between 1997 and the present than in the 100 years prior. I would love for people to take risks and support new opera the way that they support exciting new projects in other art forms.” – WFMT
Tags: Art, Music, US, Chicago, 02.13.19, Chicago Opera Theatre, Ashley Magnus

Design-Driven Charging Stations by Leon’s Electric Trout

Offering a little charm, character and warmth to a functional tech product As our phones get slimmer, sleeker and more stylish, there are a few brands working on docking stations that keep up. Like many companies, Leon’s Electric Trout was born out of a simple, everyday dissatisfaction. David Stychno (who is design director at a software company during traditional work hours) explains, “My girlfriend and I were always fighting over …
Tags: Iphone, Design, Tech, Apple Watch, Charging Stations, Start-ups, Leon s Electric Trout, David Stychno

These Bolts Change Color When Tightened Properly

I love torque wrenches, because they let me ensure that dangerous parts like lawnmower blades are properly tightened. But what if you didn't need the torque wrench (which are pretty damned pricey) at all? A company called Stress Indicators Inc. has invented SmartBolts, which feature a red dot in the head when loose. Once the bolt is tightened to the proper torque, it turns black: The technology is a boon to maintenance folks, manufacturers and heavy equipment operators, as they can tell, at a...
Tags: Design, Tools & Craft, Stress Indicators Inc, Yajie Wang, Cooper Standard Automotive

AeroMods: DIY Aerodynamic Improvements to Cars

"Hypermiling" is the practice of saving gas by driving conservatively. Practitioners accelerate slowly, coast wherever possible, and let physics do most of the braking for them. Ardent hypermilers can improve fuel economy by absurd amounts, wringing , for example.This gamification of fuel economy has led fanatics to create DIY aerodynamic modifications. Cardboard, plastic, bondo, duct tape and more are pressed into service: Spotted on Popular Mechanics: Jason Ebacher Spotted on VW Vortex ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Cars, Jason Ebacher, VW Vortex Spotted, Darin Cosgrove, AeroCivic Spotted on AeroCivic Spotted

The Soar kit teaches tech to kids the right way

The future generation won’t look at VR headsets and controllers the same way we do. For us, the generation that used pens, pencils, notebooks, and blackboards, VR headsets and future-tech aren’t as easily accepted and integrated into our lives as they are with younger generations. The Soar ensures that this tech is introduced at a young age, in the right manner, to children. Rather than playing with an iPad or a VR headset first, the Soar ensures their first interaction is a positive learning ex...
Tags: Design, Education, Vr, Product Design, Soar, AR / VR, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Choi Jaewan

Nissan unveils incredible solar-powered mobile workshop for woodworkers

Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of unique van conversions, but Nissan has taken the van-loving world by storm with its new NV300 concept van — a mobile workshop for woodworking professionals. The amazing design, which was a collaboration between Nissan and UK-based firm Studio Hardie, is fully-functioning mobile woodworking studio that can be taken off grid, letting wood-loving artisans find inspiration anywhere they choose. What’s more, the van runs on solar power and its tools are powere...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, Automotive, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Belgium, Solar Power, Nissan, Sustainable Design, Mondrian, Hardie, Van Conversion, Brussels Motor Show

Design Job: DroneDeploy is Seeking a Sr UX/UI Designer to Help Design Drone Software for Complex Job Sites

DroneDeploy makes software for drones that helps businesses manage complex job sites. Our software automates everything from flight to insight, allowing teams to survey large areas and make informed decisions quickly, safely, and accurately. We’re making drone data accessible and useful across all industries, improving site communications, planning, and operations. View the full design job here
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How Hip-Hop Choreographer Rennie Harris Makes A Major Piece On The Alvin Ailey Dancers

“I’m a street dance choreographer. I do street dance on street dancers. I’ve never set an hour-long piece on any other company outside my own, and definitely not on a modern dance company.” Nevertheless, Ailey artistic director Robert Battle decided that Harris was the right person to be the company’s first-ever choreographer in residence. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, HARRIS, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Rennie Harris, 02.14.19, Nevertheless Ailey

"I thought this was perfect because she is Acquarius [the water-bearer]. What could be wrong?"

"Bill Graham told me [concert promoter] Michael Lang would be calling me about a poster for this festival they were calling the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. I had been doing a lot of rock stuff at the time. I just thought it was another one of those concerts. I had no reason to think otherwise."Said the artist David Edward Byrd — quoted in "Bethel Woods, Keeper of the Woodstock Grounds, Is Looking for a New Poster—With Help From the Artist Who Did the Fest’s Original/How peace, love and mu...
Tags: Art, Law, Naked, Adweek, Woodstock, Bethel, Bill Graham, Said, Ann Althouse, David Edward Byrd, Michael Lang

Balloons and Rocks

Creative photo series features stones and rocks stacked on top of balloons. “Air” – photography and sculpture personal art project by Daniel Forero. Also check out: Stacked Coins
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Daniel Forero

Were The Arts Impacted By The American Government Shutdown?

Bob Lynch tries To Add it up: “A specific example of the chilling effect of the shutdown’s impact on arts organizations and local businesses comes again from the Smithsonian, which reportedly lost $1.5 million in revenue during the first 10 days of the shutdown. According to the Secretary of the Smithsonian David Skorton, the roughly $1 million a week that the institution lost is unrecoverable and will have long-term impact.” – Americans For The Arts
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Issues, Bob Lynch, David Skorton, 02.14.19

Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About

Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.
Tags: Art, Music, Movies, News, Museums, New York Times, Classical Music, Warhol, Museum of Modern Art, Opera, Andy, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Philharmonic, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum


This one is on Stonehenge Aqua hotpress paper with watercolor.  Added a bit of silver and gold acrylic pen marks to make the scales and outline some areas.  The words are in silver acrylic pen .  Time to get back to the 7 x 10 Series of birds... [Author: RH Carpenter]
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Amazon Pulls Out Of Plans For Queens – When Company Culture Doesn’t Need Local Grief

Amazon had a deal and could have simply gone ahead. But the company had no allegiance to Queens and no need to be where it wasn’t wanted. “Amazon’s retreat from Queens shows us the dynamics of a new local power game — one in which giant tech companies play on the same field with governments, as equals, with equal influence over our economies and communities.” – Axios
Tags: Amazon, Art, Queens, Issues, 02.15.19, Amazon Pulls Out Of Plans For Queens

Reader Submitted: SmartBowl: Homeware from Hardware

This rubber sleeve wraps tightly around smart hubs to transform hardware into homeware.At the moment, technology is on the home, against the home, and fighting for your attention. In the future, tech hardware will blend in, perhaps using its exterior, physical surfaces for our benefit—instead of simply protecting its own internals.To materialize this vision, I designed a flexible sleeve that wraps around both the Apple TV and Phillips Hue Bridge (two of the most popular smart home objects) to cr...
Tags: Apple, Design, Reader Projects, Phillips Hue Bridge

A Dental Industry Tool for Getting the Last Drop of Product Out of a Squeeze Tube

Nothing drives me nuts like wasted product. When I finish a bag of potato chips, I up-end the bag and pour the powder at the bottom into my mouth. I "marry" my shampoo bottles. Back when I was cooking for myself, if I fried up a steak, the pan and the leftover juices were set aside to fry up the next morning's eggs. But I can't get the last drop of toothpaste out of a tube.Mechanical engineer Stephen Galante invented the following tool, which you've undoubtedly seen some earlier variant of, for ...
Tags: Design, Object Culture, Galante, Stephen Galante

Watch Nicole Gibbons' "How to Disrupt an Oversaturated Market" Talk at the 2018 Core77 Conference

Missed the 2018 Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching and Growing Your Creative Business?" No worries! We're rolling out videos of the morning speakers over the next week to fill you in.CEO of the new paint company Clare, Nicole Gibbons, figured out how to disrupt an entire industry with a combination of understanding her expertise and recognizing room for improvement within the paint industry. Here, she shares how she identified a market problem and created a system that fills a void in a cro...
Tags: Design, Conferences, Carly Ayres, Core77 Conference, Pedro Sanches, Sina Sohrab, Nicole Gibbons, HAWRAFJoseph Guerra, ClubKyle Hoff, Clare Nicole Gibbons, Alex O Dell of FloydJamie Wolfond

Why Watercolour on Google Arts and Culture beats Watercolour World

There's a new website called Watercolour World which purports to be making images of watercolours around the world accessible to all. The Watercolour World (TWW) is a registered charity that is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Junya Ishigami Wins 2019 Serpentine Pavilion Design Competition

Junya Ishigami’s Pavilion Design The design for the 2019 edition of the Serpentine Pavilion has been announced, with Japanese designer Junya Ishigami tapped to execute a light, illusory design appearing as if it was quite hefty and overpowering. “Possessing the weighty presence of slate roofs seen around the world, and simultaneously appearing so light it could […]
Tags: Art, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Serpentine Galleries, Junya Ishigami

Wealth Matters: You Want to Buy Art. Is It About Love or Money?

Collectors offer advice on how to buy fine art, and when to sell it.
Tags: Art, News, Finances, Roy, Ross, Picasso, Jean, Rene, Pablo, Basquiat, Magritte, Personal Finances, High Net Worth Individuals, Collectors and Collections, Jean-Michel, Pigozzi

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