A pull-out bed made of accordioning paper

Pro Idee's £369 Paper Bed is made of folds of rigid paper that collapse to a narrow sliver and then expand to 200cm length when needed; the materials are lightweight (total weight, 14.5k) and it can support up to 300kg, and the manufacturer claims it's comfortable, albeit with the addition of a foam pad. (via Yanko Design)
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Currently Crowdfunding: A Little Something for Space Enthusiasts, a Multifunctional Hammock and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here.Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundu...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, Nasa, Meridian, Oscar Lhermitte, MAKO Design Invent North America

Move by LAYER and Airbus Aims to Improve the Horrible Economy Class Flight Experience

Benjamin Hubert of LAYER recently collaborated with Airbus to redesign economy class airline seating, and after flying from NYC to Portland on a very uncomfortable Alaska Airlines flight (at least Delta loads you up on cookies to numb the pain), all I have to say is: finally. Move is an app and seating prototype that gives passengers more control of their flight experience and encourages them to move throughout the flight. So in true traveling fashion, let's unpack the details.    The seating...
Tags: Design, Delta, Portland, Airbus, Alaska Airlines, Furniture Design, Benjamin Hubert, Strategy & Research, Airbus Aims

Souvenir #photooftheday #houseplants #decor

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Artistic Director – New York City Gay Men’s Chorus

The AD will devise and implement an innovative, transformational, and relevant artistic strategy. The strategy will be in line with the mission, vision, and values as a leading organization within the field of LGBTQ performing arts in New York as well as nationally and internationally. OrganizationBig Apple Performing Arts (BAPA) is an LGBTQ-identified organization that serves as the nonprofit umbrella management company for New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC), Youth Pride Chorus, the ...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Jobs, White House, New York City, United States, Paris, Broadway, Lgbtq, Caribbean, Kristin Chenoweth, Carnegie Hall, Bruce, Cyndi Lauper, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Dean Valentine Profiled in NYT

Collector and Felix co-founder Dean Valentine is profiled in the NYT this week, reflecting on his successful fair and his own collecting habits. “I learned a lot of what I know about art from hanging out with dealers in the mid-90s and asking them, ‘Why is this any good?’” the former president of Walt Disney […]
Tags: Art, News, Walt Disney, Art News, Minipost, FELIX, Dean Valentine

UBS Fined €3.7 billion Over Tax Evasion Allegations

Swiss bank UBS has been fined €3.7 billion over alleged assistance in tax evasion for wealthy clients. The bank has been a partner with Art Basel since 1994. “Art Basel has a long-term partnership with UBS and continues working with UBS as its global lead partner,” a spokesperson said. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Ubs, Basel, Art Basel, Art News, Minipost

NADA Adds 17 New Member Galleries

The New Art Dealers Alliance has added seventeen new galleries to its ranks, among them Mitchell Algus Gallery and 321 Gallery.  “Each of our new members exemplify NADA’s mission, and are great additions to our growing community,” says director Heather Hubbs. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, NADA, New Art Dealers Alliance, Mitchell Algus Gallery, Heather Hubbs Read

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is seeking a Director of Education

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s foremost repertory company for chamber music, and one of eleven constituent members of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Through informative and entertaining educational programs; live, recorded, and televised performances; extensive commissioning; radio broadcasts; new music series; and young artists’ programs, CMS actively promotes a love and appreciation for a body of music that stands among the finest achievements of our civili...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Cms, Microsoft Office, Lincoln Center, NYC Department of Education, Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center

Artistic Director – Theatreworks Silicon Valley

THEATREWORKS Silicon Valley (TWSV) in Palo Alto, CA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its second Artistic Director. Founding AD Robert Kelly will retire at the end of the 2019/20 season after 50 years in leadership. TWSV seeks a dynamic visionary leader who will bring a variety of theatre interests to TWSV. THEATREWORKS embraces a wide repertoire from the American cannon to new plays to musicals. TWSV is solid financially, well-managed with a board that is active an...
Tags: Art, Jobs, California, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Newark, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Board of Trustees, Phil, Palo Alto Ca, Redwood City, Ma Rainey, Mountain View Center, Kelley

critic’s pick: A Victory for the Civil War ‘Cyclorama’

A colossal painting, once claimed to depict a Confederate victory, has carried an evolving meaning. Now, a spectacular restoration at the Atlanta History Center unravels its complex tale.
Tags: Art, News, Confederate, Atlanta History Center, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Atlanta (Ga, Restoration and Renovation, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Sheffield Hale

The Case Against The Obama Presidential Library

In the Obama center case, foes of the $500 million plan have centered their objections around the site location—a perch in an historic park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1871. Almost no one objects to the Obama Presidential Center coming to Chicago’s South Side, but some feel that it hoovers up an existing community asset instead of creating a new one. The question has lingered over the project since its introduction near the end of the president’s tenure in 2015. – Cit...
Tags: Art, Obama, Chicago, Issues, South Side, Obama Presidential Center, Obama Presidential Library, Frederick Law, Calvert Vaux, 02.21.19

Scientists believe lab-grown meat may be more harmful to the environment than farms

Scientists and environmentalists are always looking for ways to make meat consumption more environmentally friendly, but lab-grown meat may not be the solution. Scientists now say that synthetic meat might be more damaging to the environment than traditional cattle farms. Research has shown that cattle farms have played a role in global warming. In fact, scientists estimate that 25 percent of all greenhouse gases can be attributed to agriculture, with beef production leading the way in methane ...
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The Median Ambulance cuts through highway traffic by riding on the road divider

How does an ambulance reach a victim in a road/highway accident when there are more than a dozen cars stuck in a traffic jam between the ambulance and the site of the accident? Up until now the only solution was to drive in the opposite lane, weaving through oncoming traffic to get to the victim. A band of Korean designers created the Median AMB, a special ambulance that can directly reach the point of the accident without getting affected by the traffic congestion created by the accident. The M...
Tags: Travel, Design, Safety, Medical, Automotive, Amb, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Hong Seonghwan, Lee Hyungtaek, Lee Taekkyung, Median Amb, Song Yoojin

Jinn and Company’s Hemp Oil Edibles

Full-spectrum CBD and organic ingredients meet for delectable treats As CBD continues being added to lattes and cocktails, it may best be suited for tiny, rewarding treats. Jinn and Company‘s hemp oil fruit gummies and nut bites are just that. They’re bite-sized, CBD-infused (200mg total, 25mg per piece, derived from the full spectrum hemp oil) snacks for stressful moments. Crafted by a small team of designers …
Tags: Food, Design, Snacks, Organic, Cannabis, Brooklyn, Cbd, Food + Drink, Edibles, Hemp Oil, Cannabis Culture, Jinn and Company, Hemp Oil Edibles

Entertaining With: How to Throw an Intimate Dinner Party With Your Neighbor

Living just two floors apart, the fashion designer Jane Mayle and Jewish Museum director Claudia Gould threw a whimsical and wintery dinner in their West Village rowhouse.
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RBG’s Words Are A Literal Work Of Art

A true legal fan is going to snap this up.
Tags: Art, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biglaw, RBG

Stereolab: French Disco [Early Version Mix]

Avant-pop was pioneered by Stereolab—the London-based, English/French quartet that rose to epic heights in the ’90s. They disbanded in 2009, but return now with a reunion tour and gargantuan reissue series. Seven albums will return in limited edition vinyl and CD iterations, each with a hand-numbered strip from the original master-tapes. Demo tracks, alternate takes and scrapped mixes also accompany the releases. The first, “French …
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In The 1930s, The Hammond Organ Took America By Storm, Setting A New Standard

The Federal Trade Commission held an entire hearing in 1937 to evaluate the Hammond’s sonority. The Commission sought to determine whether a series of advertising claims about the Hammond’s timbre were “deceptive, misleading and false.” Though many of the hearing’s participants believed their testimony would go down in history as an important reckoning of what constituted “real” and “good” musical sound, the affair is largely forgotten today. What the hearing does offer is an unusually detailed...
Tags: Art, Music, Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Hammond, 02.21.19

IKEA's new air purifying curtain will decrease indoor pollutants

IKEA has discovered a unique way to decrease indoor pollutants with a new air purifying curtain. The Sweden-based company has developed a material that absorbs and breaks down hazardous substances in a process similar to photosynthesis in order to improve indoor air quality. Atmospheric pollution is a major issue across the planet, especially in dense, urban environments. Scientists estimate that close to 90 percent of the world’s population lives in areas that suffer from poor air quality. IKE...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Design, Sweden, Farmers, Ikea, Little Sun, Lena Pripp Kovac, Better Air Now Program

Love Our Mother Crewneck

Madhappy’s “Love Our Mother” crewneck is a seafoam-hued homage to Mother Earth. Adorned with a triple-arrow recycling logo (an endearing call to action) and a visual depiction of the cyclical repercussions of wastefulness, it’s made from durable triple-washed cotton to ensure longevity. Included with each purchase is a reusable water bottle and a promise to reduce the brand’s footprint by over 90% over the next …
Tags: Design, Clothing, Recycle, Apparel, Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Madhappy

Social Platforms Want To Cut Down On Spreading Fake Conspiracy Theories. But There’s A Problem…

Part of the problem for platforms like YouTube and Facebook — which has also   to clean up misinformation that could lead to real-world harm — is that the definition of “harmful” misinformation is circular. There is no inherent reason that a video questioning the official 9/11 narrative is more dangerous than a video asserting the existence of U.F.O.s or Bigfoot. A conspiracy theory is harmful if it results in harm — at which point it’s often too late for platforms to act. – The New York Times...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Media, Youtube, 02.21.19

Presenting to the Millennial Generation: How to Build Trust

The millennial generation consists of anyone born between 1979 and 2000. In spite of being blamed for the demise of chain restaurants everywhere, a recent study suggests that this generation will make up 46% of the workforce by 2020. Though they make up nearly half of the professional workforce, they are also one of the most misunderstood and skeptical generations of all time. According to recent studies, only 19% of this generation express most people can be trusted in comparison to 31% of Gen ...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Generation, Millennial, Presentation Hacks, Millenial Generation

Reasons To Care About The Bauhaus 100 Years On

“If you like airy, light-filled buildings, functional furniture, elegant, affordable design, sans-serif typography and clean-lined graphic design, you care about the Bauhaus. Equally, if you hate boxy, flat-roofed buildings, relentless standardization, the death of curves, ornament, the ironing out of cultural differences and overly rational planning, you care about the Bauhaus.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, 02.20.19

5 key benefits of green buildings on the environment and your lifestyle

The importance of buildings in society and everyday human life can’t be underestimated. They are the center of just about everything we do — from work to play — and for most people living without them is unimaginable. However, traditional structures are damaging the environment and green buildings just might be one of the most powerful tools we can develop in the fight against climate change. According to National Geographic, by 2050 nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in...
Tags: Design, California, Earth, Harvard, United States, Epa, Ucla, Magali Delmas, Cundall

I could totally go for this sturdy, collapsible paper bed

Just a mere 100mm thick when folded, the Extendable Flatpack Paper Bed is quite incredible for a few reasons. Made entirely from paper, the bed uses an accordion-style folding mechanism to allow the bed to extend and collapse when needed. The paper’s vertical layout gives it incredible strength, allowing it to easily take the weight of two people (up to 300 kilos, or 661 lbs) sleeping or sitting on it (the mattress helps distribute the pressure too). The bed’s foldable nature may give it the adv...
Tags: Deals, Home, Design, Living, Popular, Product Design, Pro Idée, Extendable Flatpack Paper Bed

Rain Socks

Waterproof socks for your shoes will protect them from rain water and mud. ONFAdd “Rain Socks” – rain footwear that you place over your sneakers. Also check out: Shoe Raincoats
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Cultural Objects Versus Immigrants – A Disconnect

“Since the independence of West African countries throughout the late 1950s and early ’60s, the retention of objects and the simultaneous rejection of people has become ever more fraught. Young undocumented migrants from former French colonies stand metres away from the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, a museum in Paris full of their inaccessible patrimony. The migrants are treated with contempt while the objects from their homelands are cared for in museums and treated with great reveren...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Paris, SJ, Jacques Chirac, 02.20.19

Composer Dominick Argento, 91

“In addition to his fourteen operas, he composed song cycles, choral pieces and musical monodramas, establishing himself as one of the most adept practitioners of text-setting within his generation of American composers. Though his polystylistic idiom ranges from opulent Romanticism to acerbic dissonance, his melodic lines are unfailingly well suited both to the voice and to the straightforward delivery of the words.” – Opera News
Tags: Art, People, Dominick Argento, 02.21.19

A Visual History of Public Libraries

In a scrolling, hand-drawn and collaged article by CityLab’s Ariel Aberg-Riger, America’s beloved public library system is indexed from its origin as a “social” amenity for the wealthy and white to now. Currently, public libraries are battling a major federal funding cut under the administration. The public library system is designed to service all and it needs the support of local funding to do so. Because …
Tags: Art, Design, Culture, United States, Public Libraries, Libraries, Community, Illustrations, Linkaboutit, Citylab, Public Intellect, Visual History, Visual History of Public Libraries, Ariel Aberg Riger America

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