You don’t need a licence to drive the Citroën Ami One

Citroën seems to have it the nail on the head by calling its Ami One a ‘disruptive all-electric object’, and not a car. Barely 2.5 meters long, the Ami One stems from an idea that traveling is an activity, and a car should only be as permanent as the need of that activity. The video above makes a pretty bold claim by saying that YOU choose how long you want (to rent) your car. Five minutes, five hours, five days…months , or even five years. This sounds like a gimmick, but think about the fact ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Future, Car, Automotive, Citroën, Ami One

Mondo ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Destroyer’ Posters Go On Sale Tomorrow

While a Best Picture win for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther seems unlikely at the Oscars this weekend, fans will be able to celebrate the character by snagging two new Mondo posters that will be available for purchase tomorrow. Plus, the fantastic Nicole Kidman cop drama Destroyer also gets the Mondo treatment in a piece that strikingly depicts downtown Los Angeles as a collection of loaded guns. Mondo Black Panther Posters Artist Martin Ansin created these posters for last year’s 10 Years...
Tags: Art, Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Nicole Kidman, Marvel Studios, Mondo, Martin Ansin, Kidman, Wakanda, Olly Moss, Karyn Kusama, Paul Scheer, Annapurna Pictures, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure

Why Every Business Needs a Style Guide

Photo by from Pexels Whether you’re a big believer in marketing, or you think that if you build it people will buy it, the fact is that your business is a brand. Your brand is like your business card, and it’s what people will experience long before they actually do business with you. It precedes you, and it’s something that you need to fine-tune constantly if you want to be able to stand out from the crowd.   To give you plenty of food for thought, we’ve put together a simple 5 m...
Tags: Design, Advertising, Web, Pauline, Leadership Council, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, American Translators Association, Design Minute, OTHER-CHANNELS

Reader Submitted: How a Ukrainian NGO is Improving Post-Soviet Children's Hospitals Through Design

For The Vlada Brusilovskaya Fund, contemporary interactive design is a way to improve service of post-Soviet children's hospitals. The charitable foundation has been collaborating with both young and experienced Ukrainian designers for three years, aiming to change the relationship between doctors, patients and their parents for the better. Post-Soviet interior sickness nursed by therapeutic design Children's hospitals built in the Soviet Union from 1950s to 1980s are easily confused with any ot...
Tags: Design, Ukraine, Cuba, Soviet Union, Reader Projects, Vlada Brusilovskaya Fund, CUBA BUBA

Lighting Colour And The Effect On Our Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important activities that we engage in and it’s essential to ensuring optimal health. Lack of sleep can compromise your ability to perform even the most basic mental functions like focusing on a task or processing thoughts clearly. That’s why it’s paramount to not only focus on the quantity of sleep but on the quality as well. According to experts, light exposure can have a tremendous effect your body’s internal clock. This is what makes us feel sleepy when it’s dark an...
Tags: Design, Jim Carrey, Color Theory, PLOS Biology, ElektrA, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, OTHER-CHANNELS, ColorSchemer Touch

This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)

The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one — but who knows? Perhaps robots putting buildings together won’t be so uncommon in the next few years, in which case Korea will just be an early adopter. The idea for robotic construction comes from Melike Altinisik Architects, the Turkish firm that won a competition to design the museum. Their proposal took the form of an egg-lik...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Architecture, Robots, Korea, Robotics, Seoul, MAA, Robot Science Museum, Melike Altinisik Architects

What Every Presenter Can Learn from Disney

Known as the happiest place on earth, Disney World is a place that children and adults alike can escape to a magical world of imagination and exploration. However, on a recent trip to Disney, I decided to explore the magic through a different lens. At Ethos3, we are always looking for ways to equip presenters to escalate their content and skill sets, and with this particular trip to Disney, I wanted to glean some Disney magic for our presenters. Over the long weekend adventure, I discovered that...
Tags: Design, Disney, World, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Disney World, Earth Disney World, Presentation Science, Disney Hospitality

MoMA PS1 to Open Restaurant by Artist Chef Mina Stone

MoMA PS1‘s M. Wells Dinette has announced its closure, to be replaced with a new venture by chef Mina Stone.  Stone is already a well-known name in the art world, regularly preparing meals for Urs Fischer’s studio. “I sit down, and like seeing a good work of art, I cannot do anything but enjoy it,” […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Urs Fischer, Mina Stone, Wells Dinette, Mina Stone Stone

A lifesaver that purifies and distills seawater for you

Conceptually one of the most clever things I’ve seen in a while, this is the Purifier Lifesaver, a lifesaving tube that can also purify seawater to make it drinkable.The first rule of being stranded at sea is to never consume seawater. Given seawater’s high saline content, your kidneys actually end up dehyrating your body in an effort to get rid of the salt you consume, so having freshwater is perhaps the biggest key to surviving out in the sea. The Purifier Lifesaver actually builds a purificat...
Tags: Design, Safety, Product Design, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Lifebuoy, Red Dot Concept 2018, Distill, He Yue, Purifier Lifesaver, Wang Dading, Yuan Huaiyu

Samsung’s flexible mobile ‘unfolds’ a new future for smartphone design

The pun was just begging to happen. Unfolding the future. Ha! But wordplay aside, look at this gorgeous beauty that Samsung calls the Galaxy Fold. Launched barely an hour ago, this is the future of smartphone design, as dictated by the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world. It doesn’t just have a flexible screen, it has TWO screens, a beautiful colored metallic back with a lovely spine of a complementing/contrasting color, and six cameras… Three on the outer back panel, one on the outer...
Tags: Design, News, Samsung, Cellphones, Oled, Galaxy, Product Design, Fold, Flexible Display, Folding Phone

Aldous Harding: The Barrel

From New Zealand folk singer Aldous Harding comes “The Barrel,” an acoustic guitar-backed track about the perils and trickery of love. It’s a lovely tune, led by Harding’s vocals, and releases alongside a playful video with obscure props (a big hat, ghoulish mask and maracas included). The single comes from Harding’s forthcoming album, Designer, due out on 26 April.
Tags: Design, Culture, New Zealand, Acoustic Guitar, Folk, Listenup, Harding, Aldous Harding, 4D

Philosophy Need Not Be Dense And Unreadable, Does It?

Most people do not realise that Aristotle wrote works designed for the general public. If they did, then perhaps more philosophers would automatically assume that they needed to follow his example.  – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, Aristotle, 02.20.19

Portland Loses An Arts Institution – And It Happened Out Of Sight Of The Community

“Closing the college and selling off the campus is the worst possible outcome for just about everybody. It ends a craft community and keeps anyone else from ever joining it. Sometimes, your community isn’t large or committed enough to go on, and then, yes, that’s the end of things. But asking your community to help you figure it all out should be the prior step.” – Oregon Arts Watch
Tags: Art, Oregon, Portland, Issues, Audience, 02.15.19

Ai Weiwei Part of “Berlin, I Love You” Pulled from Final Cut

Artist Ai Weiwei has had his contribution to the film Berlin, I Love You, pulled after concerns over distribution in China. “It was infuriating to find our involvement had been erased,” Ai said on Deutsche Welle television. “The reason we were given for the episode’s removal was that my political status had made it difficult […]
Tags: Art, News, China, Berlin, Ai Weiwei, Art News, Minipost, Deutsche Welle

Ivory Queen sentenced to 15 years for illegal ivory smuggling

The Ivory Queen of China was just hit with a 15-year prison term for smuggling illegal ivory in Asia. A court in Tanzania found Yang Feng Glan, who earned the nickname “Ivory Queen” for her unlawful business activities, guilty of illegally trading close to 2 tons of ivory tusks, which represents more than 350 elephants. This is not the first time Glan has been charged with ivory smuggling. Back in the fall of 2015, she was busted for shipping 860 ivory pieces through Asia from 2000 to 2004. The...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Design, News, China, Animals, Elephants, Tanzania, Ivory, Ivory trade, Reuters, Yang Feng Glan, Ivory Queen, Huruma Shaidi, Illegal Ivory, Glan

CBS Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Measure Viewers’ Emotional Reactions To Shows

With Canvs Surveys, CBS can now field more open-ended surveys and also expand the set of questions it includes on each one. The tool measures and categorizes consumers’ responses to characters, plot lines and other topics (like related shows), using a standard set of emotional tags such as “love,” “excited,” “bored,” “sad” or “anxious.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Cbs, Audience, 02.20.19

Here’s How Brexit Will Impact The Business Of Art

One example: Tornabuoni Art, a high-end dealership with galleries in six locations in Britain, France and Italy, now plans to close its current London exhibition of 20th-century abstracts by Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana on March 9, three weeks earlier than scheduled. The 40 works in the show have a value of about 70 million euros, or $79 million, which would attract a tax bill of €7 million if shipped back to Italy after Britain drops out of the European Union’s free trade zone, because Ital...
Tags: Art, London, European Union, Britain, Italy, Visual, Alberto Burri, Britain France, Lucio Fontana, 02.19.19

NYT Charts Headaches No Deal Brexit Will Cause for British Art World

The New York Times has a piece on the increasingly real possibility that Britain leave the EU without a deal, noting in particular the challenges it poses for London’s arts scene.  “If there is no deal, it means all shipments between Britain and the E.U. will be subject to customs clearance,” says Victor Khureya, executive […]
Tags: Art, London, News, Eu, Britain, New York Times, Art News, Minipost, Victor Khureya

Aesthetics of Mid-Century Modern Typography with Address Sans

Aesthetics of Mid-Century Modern Typography with Address Sans abduzeedoFeb 20, 2019 Ale Paul and Futura . shared an awesome typography project on Behance. It's for their new font family Address Sans. As they mentioned in the description, the typeface indulges in the spirit and aesthetics of mid-century Modern. Also, for  Address Sans’ black-and-white specimen, they invited much-admired Mexican design studio Futura to design it with them, the result you can se...
Tags: Design, PAUL, Butti, Futura, Mid Century Modern Typography

Zimbabwe hopes to bring attention to trafficking endangered species with the Pangolin Project

Zimbabwe is raising awareness about animal trafficking with the annual World Pangolin Day. The pangolin is the most often trafficked mammal in the entire world, with an estimated one million of the scaly mammals being sold in the black market over the past 10 years alone. The pangolin project hopes to curb those numbers and raise awareness about the growing problem of animal trafficking around the globe. Behind drugs, weapons and humans, animal trafficking is the fourth highest illegal trade in...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Design, News, Animals, Nigeria, Africa, Time, Zimbabwe, Un, Endangered Species, Vietnam, International Trade in Endangered Species, Pangolin, Animal Trafficking, Tikki Hywood Foundation

J.P. Morgan’s Fixer-Upper: Conserving His Library, “A Building Unlike Any Other in New York”

Having reviewed the Morgan Library & Museum’s extensive 2010 renovation, I didn’t expect to be writing about another major Morgan re-do any time soon. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, New York, Ajblogs, Morgan, Morgan Library Museum, 02.20.19

Dero's FixIt: A Small-Footprint Bicycle Repair Station

Minnesota-based bicycle rack manufacturer Dero describes themselves as "bike parking nerds." The company is obsessed with populating the world with bicycle infrastructure, and in addition to their focus on parking, they've also tackled the area of spot maintenance with their FixIt repair station. The Fixit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools are securely attached to the stand with s...
Tags: Design, Minnesota, Bikes, Fixit, Dero, Jeff DeQuattro

Forget Living Your Best Life — Here’s An Argument For Living The Good-Enough Life

Western philosophers from Aristotle to Kant to Marx to Ayn Rand (okay, bear with us here) may have differed on what constitutes greatness, but all of them held it as an ideal. Avram Albert argues for a different goal, one espoused by Buddhist thinkers and Romantics (and which we might call the Lake Wobegon ideal): good enough. And even that is difficult. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, Aristotle, Marx, Buddhist, Lake Wobegon, Kant, 02.20.19, Good Enough Life, Avram Albert

Kenneth Cadwallader

Kenneth Cadwallader is a painter with a fresh, confident approach, and a vibrant use of color. The galleries on his website are divided into paintings from his travels in China, figures and floral still life. I particularly admire the strong value contrasts in many of his townscape and still life paintings.  
Tags: Art, China, Painting, Gallery And Museum Art, Kenneth Cadwallader

Table with Plants

Nature inspired coffee table with dedicated spaces for beautiful green plants. Coffee table with integrated planters designed by Toronto-based Wooyoo. Pokopoko Table Also check out: Flower Walls
Tags: Design, Toronto, Tech

Countries File Claims Against UK Museums For Return Of Artifacts

A series of high-profile restitution claims have been received by institutions including the British Museum and the Natural History Museum in recent months. They include a call from the government of Gibraltar for the return of Neanderthal remains, including the first adult skull to be discovered by scientists, and a request from Chile for the repatriation of the remains of a now extinct giant ground sloth. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Chile, Gibraltar, Natural History Museum, Visual, 02.18.19

Essential eco-friendly fixtures to incorporate into your home

Being a steward of the environment means evaluating how many resources you and your family consume and consistently looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to make small eco-friendly fixtures to your home that can have a huge impact towards those goals. Water costs WaterSense, a federal program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency provides information about the most water-efficient fixtures for your home. Look for a label that indi...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Energy Star, Environmental Protection Agency, Skitterphoto

Colorful Sculptural Highlights from the Inaugural Felix Art Fair

Discovering treasures in the guest rooms of an iconic Hollywood hotel On Hollywood Boulevard, at the infamous Hollywood Roosevelt, a new art fair took place this past weekend—coinciding with Frieze Los Angeles and ALAC. Founded by Dean Valentine with brothers Al Morán and Mills Morán, Felix (named for the beloved animated cat) was spread throughout the hotel‘s guest rooms and poolside—offering a different approach and flow than traditional art …
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Design, Los Angeles, Culture, Sculpture, Art Fairs, Installations, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Roosevelt, Dean Valentine, Alac, Frieze Los Angeles, Felix Art Fair, Al Morán, Mills Morán Felix

Carla Pellegrini, Italian Gallerist and Advocate of Avant-Garde, Passes Away

Carla Pellegrini, the director of Italy’s Galleria Milano and a formative voice in the development of post-war Italian art, has passed away, Artforum reports. Pellegrini was one of the first to bring artists like George Baselitz, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, and more to the country, and continued to support young artists up until her death.  Read more at […]
Tags: Art, News, Italy, Pellegrini, Art News, Minipost, Artforum, Carla Pellegrini, Galleria Milano, George Baselitz Sigmar Polke Gerhard Richter

Ford (Yes, the Car Company) Invents a Conveyor-Belt-Based Bed for Couples

As every couple that shares a bed knows, there is an imaginary 50-yard-line down the middle of that bed, and both parties can get a good night's sleep if there are no advances or losses in territory. When one partner crosses that DMZ, unconsciously thrashing about in the throes of a spicy-Thai-food-driven nightmare, they're literally in for a rude awakening.Admittedly it's not the world's most pressing problem. But Ford's designers and engineers had a bit of fun with the phenomenon by devising t...
Tags: Design, Tech, Ford, Furniture Design

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