How to Be a Leader, Not a Boss: 5 Secrets

This article was contributed by Lauren Adley. Being a boss and being a leader are two different things and they must be understood. Many people think that they are leaders just because they have been put in charge of a task or an assignment but in reality, they are just bosses. Differences between a Boss and a Leader One major difference between a boss and a leader is that while a boss will want his own ideas to be heard and followed at all times, a leader derives pride in seeing that his foll...
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Motion Design: True Detective 3 Opening Title

Motion Design: True Detective 3 Opening Title AoiroStudioFeb 19, 2019 We are featuring a collaborative work from Mill+ and Antibody with Nic Pizzolato to create the opening title sequence for the long-awaited third season of HBO's ‘True Detective’. I can imagine how exciting it must be to create a motion design sequence for such a popular series. Director - Patrick Clair & Creative Director - Raoul Marks gave them great initial style frames and direction of m...
Tags: Hbo, Design, Patrick Clair, Matthew Osborne, Carol Salek, Raoul Marks, Bridget Walsh, Elizabeth Newman, Moira Mahoney, Victor Jory, Woosung Kang Kyle Moore, Sasha Vinogradova, Justin Sucara

11 tips for how to get 1 million website visitors quickly

One of the reasons I don't write every day for Making A Mark is because I've got other websites to look after. One of these - Botanical Art and Artists - celebrated one million visitors sometime... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Freeloader blues

Freeloaders 24" x 36" x 1.5" oil on canvas Purchase details may be seen here I loved all the blues in this subject when I first saw it.  Then I hated all the blues in this subject by the time I really got into the painting.Isn't it like that sometimes?  The concept seems perfect but the execution doesn't go quite as planned making the urge to abandon things very strong. I have to remind myself with pretty much every painting that it goes through phases and that sometimes the "ugly" pha...
Tags: Art, Jeanette Jobson

Boba without the plastic straws? LAist looks at...

Boba without the plastic straws? LAist looks at how local shops are adapting with corn based straws, paper straws, metal straws (with pipe cleaners) and even custom made boracylicate (Pyrex) glass straws! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Good Ship IKEA by Mother London is a life sized...

Good Ship IKEA by Mother London is a life sized version of the IKEA SMÅKRYP bath boat that can clean up 20kgs of trash from the waterways! The public is currently invited to remote control them in Deptford Creek, east London. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, London, Ikea, Submitted, Mother London, Deptford Creek

Pigment #sky #sunset #myperspective

via Instagram [Author: [email protected] (Jailson Rainer)]
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YD Talks: Discussing the Award-winning ‘Modu Ecosystem’ with Pedro Gomes Design

The MODU’s official description reads “the future of the television experience”. Designed by Pedro Gomes Design, a non-traditional strategic design consultancy, the MODU Ecosystem was created for Tech4home, a leading global telecom OEM. The MODU combines elements of entertainment and necessity into a single, unified solution. Designed with a shapeshifting remote and a gloriously minimal set-top-box/dock that charges the remote as well as mobile phones, the MODU becomes indispensable in homes… an...
Tags: Design, Interview, Singapore, Telecom, Product Design, PGD, STB, CMF, Global Telecom, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Modu, YD Talks, Pedro Gomes, Pedro Gomes Design, MODU Yanko Design, Pedro Tell

LA Artists + Galleries Represent Their City at Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Several international fairs in the City of Angeles saw strong local work For the first time ever, Los Angeles hosted the Frieze art fair, set against the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot. Simultaneously, various homegrown art events—Hollywood Roosevelt’s Felix, the Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) and the indoor-outdoor Spring/Break—were being held. And, while each fair featured impressive (and very colorful) works from around the world, each also celebrated Californian …
Tags: Art, Design, California, Los Angeles, Culture, Art Fairs, FELIX, Hollywood Roosevelt, Paramount Pictures Studios, Frieze art fair, City of Angeles, Frieze Los Angeles, LA Art, LA Artists Galleries Represent Their City, Art Los Angeles Contemporary ALAC

Photographer Adrian Steirn’s “Pangolin Men” Series

Striking and tender portraits aimed at spreading awareness For Australia-born, South Africa-based Adrian Steirn, capturing the beauty of Africa is intrinsically linked to efforts at protecting the world’s only scaly mammal, the pangolin—of which two species live on the continent. The animal also happens to be among the world’s most trafficked. According to recent statistics, more than one million pangolins have been hunted and killed in …
Tags: Photography, Design, Australia, Animals, Africa, Culture, South Africa, Conservation, Zimbabwe, Animal Conservation, Pangolin, Adrian Steirn, Conservation Award

Snhetta completes LEED Gold-seeking crystal workshop for Swarovski

International architecture firm Snøhetta is breaking the mold for industrial architecture with its contemporary and light-filled production facility for Swarovski Manufaktur. Designed to meet LEED Gold standards, this “crystal workshop for the 21st century” offers a spacious environment conducive for collaboration between the departments of design, product development and production. Wrapped in glare-free glass, the building also features glazing throughout the interior to emphasize lightness a...
Tags: Design, Austria, Gallery, Innsbruck, Forum, Workspace, Energy Efficiency, Natural Light, Daylight, Swarovski, Leed Gold, Office Space, Wattens, Snohetta, LEED, Snøhetta

The Way Musicians Understand Beethoven Is Different From The Ways Listeners Do. Here’s How

Anne Midgette: “There’s a big gap between the way classical music is introduced to lay listeners and the way musicians experience it. We tend to offer classical music to audiences like a history lesson, in explanations studded with names and dates that are useful enough as context but that don’t really get to the heart of what you hear. Musicians, however, experience it differently. So I went in search of a new view of the Emperor Concerto by talking to some of the artists who have played it re...
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Anne Midgette, 02.15.19

Sonic Branding And The Sound of Newly Minted Money

Sonic branding is catching on. Just last week, Mastercard unveiled their new sonic identity not long after their move to a new wordless logo. Mastercard, unlike so many others, recognizes the power of sound to help distinguish themselves in a crowded marketplace. Furthermore, with the explosion of smart speaker devices on the horizon, the time […] The post Sonic Branding And The Sound of Newly Minted Money appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Design, Identity, Advertising, Brands, Music Licensing, Mastercard, Advertainment, Music In Ads

Artist Foundations Are Now Worth More Than $7 Billion. What’s Driving Them?

According to new research, assets owned by artist-endowed foundations more than doubled in the five-year period between 2011 and 2015, rising 120 percent to $7.66 billion from $3.48 billion. In comparison, the assets of all foundations nationally grew 40 percent during the same period.
Tags: Art, Visual, 02.15.19

The Loom Chair becomes wall-decor when not in use

Named after and even designed to look like a tray pulled from a hand-looming machine, the Loom Chair comes with a wooden frame and a loom-style woven fabric in between. When opened out, the Loom becomes a relaxing deck-chair or beach-chair that one can sit on, perhaps sipping on a granita, with palm trees in the background. Fold the chair together, however, and it becomes a singular rectangular frame (that you can hang on the wall) with the seating fabric stretched from end to end like a canvas....
Tags: Design, Living, Product Design, LOOM, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Kim Yousik, Yoon Junho

Highlights From Desert X 2019

At Desert X, a series of outdoor exhibitions in the Coachella Valley, this year’s artwork addresses timely and poignant issues—from the depleting Salton Sea, indigenous peoples’ rights and the political battle at the US-Mexico border. These striking pieces turn sparse land into places for reflection, debate and hope—across more than 50 miles. From Sterling Ruby’s SPECTER to Pia Camil’s Lover’s Rainbow, Artsy staff has picked some of the highlights. …
Tags: Design, US, Culture, Narrative, Art Shows, Linkaboutit, Sterling Ruby, Coachella Valley, Pia Camil, Salton Sea, Desert X, Outdoor Art

SFMoMA To Sell Rothko Painting To Help Diversify Its Collection

The move, said director Neal Benezra, will “enhance (the museum’s) contemporary holdings, and address art historical gaps.” Significantly, he said, it will also address the need “to broadly diversify SFMOMA’s collection.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Visual, SJ, SFMOMA, Neal Benezra, 02.15.19

Climate twins: which city will your city feel like in 2080?

The phrase “global warming” gets tossed around a lot, but do we really understand what it means and how it will feel? In the groundbreaking Paris Agreement, 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius — but how will those 2 degrees really affect our lives? A new study in Nature links 540 U.S. cities to other cities with a current climate that is similar to how those cities will feel in 60 years. As CityLab’s Robinson Meyer explained, the study takes each city and finds “th...
Tags: Weather, Design, News, Climate Change, Washington, New York City, Environment, Urban, Global Warming, Cities, Arkansas, Paris, Heat, Philadelphia, Memphis, Southern California

Fakes Everywhere – It’s Just About Impossible Now To Figure Out What’s Real

Fakery is gushing in from everywhere and we’re drowning in it. “Deepfake” videos mash up one person’s body with someone else’s face. Easy-to-use software can generate audio or video of a person saying things they never actually uttered. Even easier? Fake clicks, fake social media followers, fake statistics, fake reviews. A gaggle of bots can create the impression that there’s a lot of interest in a topic, to sway public opinion or to drive purchases. It is even a breeze to create a fake newspap...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.18.19

Nike Car Tires

All-White car tires inspired by the look of iconic Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. Nike Air white car tires designed by John Elliott for Lexus UX crossover. Also check out: Tire Carvings
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Plastic Bags are Recyclable, So Why Can't We Throw Them In Recycling Bins? PBS Explains

Plastic bags have this recycling symbol right on them… …and yet we're not supposed to throw these scourges into the plastics recycling bin. And if you fill them with recyclable materials, like plastic bottles, and throw that into the recycling bin, guess what: The entire bag and its contents will end up in the trash rather than being recycled.Why? In this short video, PBS demonstrates what happens to plastic bags when they go into the conventional recycling system:
Tags: Design, Pbs, Sustainable Design

This Japanese Version of a Nail File is Cylindrical (and Of Course, Multifunctional)

Here's an innovative take on a rather humble object, the nail file. The original form factor gets you detained by the TSA. In contrast, this Japanese version is a short, innocuous cylinder with multiple filing functions: We don't have a line-by-line translation available, but we can clearly see that it performs three functions (not sure why they're touting four): In the first image below, it rounds the nail. In the second image, it appears it cleans beneath the nail. And in the third image, o...
Tags: Japan, Design, Tsa, Object Culture

Design Job: Commit to Innovation as a UX Design Principal at 3M in Maplewood, MN

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and View the full design job here
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Into the Dark Woods: An Illustrated Art Book by Su Blackwell

As a longtime admirer of paper artist Su Blackwell's altered book paper sculptures, I read with interest about her ambitious new project, Into the Dark Woods: An Illustrated Art Book by Su Blackwell.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Buddy DeFranco’s Birthday

What is your favorite key? Assuming that it’s not Z-minor, you will find it in the video below, as vibraharpist (vibraphonist, if you prefer) Terry Gibbs explains in his introduction. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, 02.17.19

Portrait of a good bad guy

Edward G. Robinson was Hollywood’s first major art collector, and in 1939 he and his (first) wife and son had a family portrait done in pastels by Edouard Vuillard. La famille d’Edward G. Robinson “passed to his former wife” (i.e., in the divorce settlement) and seemed to have disappeared, but Terry has tracked it down. – Terry Teachout
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Terry, Ajblogs, Edward G Robinson, 02.18.19, Edouard Vuillard La famille

“Telegraph” Gaffe: Louvre Affirms Its Hope to Display the Elusive Leonardo “Salvator Mundi”

Seemingly the go-to journalist for scholars seeking to debunk the painting’s attribution to Leonardo da Vinci, Darya Alberge wrote about “an apparent snub from the Louvre in Paris, which is understood to have cancelled plans to display Salvator Mundi in its major Leonardo exhibition.” But a passage, tacked on at the end of her article, seems to contradict that statement. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Paris, Louvre, Ajblogs, Leonardo, Salvator Mundi, 02.18.19, Leonardo da Vinci Darya Alberge

California Fire’s Aftermath: A Prominent Artist Loses Decades Of Work, Documentation

All of it was gone. Five decades of artwork, tools and texts — crucial components of Liz Albuquerque’s archive and artistic legacy. Within a few hours, reduced to ash-covered rubble. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, California, People, 02.14.19, Liz Albuquerque

Nanopad is a 236 sq. ft. micro-apartment in historic building (Video)

This redesigned space in a 1920s Art Deco building features a new layout that better maximizes space and light.
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Stop For A Moment To Appreciate How Much We Depend On Standards

The basic irony of standards is the simple fact that there is no standard way to create a standard, nor is there even a standard definition of “standard.” There are, however, longstanding ways that industries and nations coordinate standardization efforts. In the United States, the system of voluntary consensus standards is coordinated by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, United States, ANSI, 02.17.19

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