Do You Want More Audiences and Donors? 4 Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conferences to Choose From!

New York, March 21-22; San Francisco, April 29-30; Toronto, June 18-19; & Chicago, July 30-31. Build Your Next Generation Strategies for Revenue Growth. Sign up now and bring 2 colleagues for FREE! (3-for-1). Digital Marketing Skill-Building Track included! Do You Want More Audiences and Donors? 4 Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conferences to Choose From! New York, March 21-22; San Francisco, April 29-30; Toronto, June 18-19; & Chicago, July 30-31. Build Your Next Generation ...
Tags: Art, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, Opportunities, North America, Wallace Foundation, Arts Marketing Development amp, Arts Marketing Development Ticketing Conferences, Google Goldstar

Name Badges, Naturally

ZQ Merino Designed Event Badges To Align With Their Values—While Making A Statement When the New Zealand Merino Company launched ZQ Merino in 2007, the bar was set high. As the world’s first ethical wool brand, ZQ provides a marque of integrity for growers committed to the cessation of mulesing, animal welfare, fiber quality, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. So when the company hosted ZQ Vanguard Wool, a week-long event that brought together many representatives of the com...
Tags: Design, Product & Design Ideas, Maker Success Stories, New Zealand Merino Company, ZQ Merino, ZQ Vanguard Wool

AO Auction Preview – London: The Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Evening Sales, February 26th – March 7th, 2019

Claude Monet, Le Palais Ducal (1908), via Sotheby’s With the month of February drawing to a close, the major auction houses are gearing up for their first real test of the year, with a string of auctions set to take place over the course of the following weeks in London.  Marking major sales for both […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Christie's, Sotheby's, Art News, Featured Post, Phillips, Sotheby, AO Auction Preview, Claude Monet Le Palais Ducal

Director of Development – Emelin Theatre

The Emelin Theatre, located in southern Westchester County right outside of New York City, seeks a Director of Development with 3-5 years of arts fund-raising experience. Well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, the Emelin is one of the few performing arts venues in this region presenting an exciting range of artists in all genres of music, comedy, dance, family theatre, and independent film. The theatre operates on an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million, deriving appro...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Development, Connecticut, Board, Westchester, Westchester County, New York City New Jersey, Emelin, Mamaroneck New York, Louise Kane, Christy Wall, Joyce Yang Charlie Albright, Harlem Ladysmith Black Mamabazo, Lesicester

Climate Gentrification Is Already Happening

Welcome to the age of “climate gentrification,” when the effects of climate change cause residents in one area to relocate to another area that is not experiencing those problems, which drives up property prices. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Issues, 02.25.19

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Fun and Frivolity Amidst the Mayhem

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Given the popularity of The Scarlet Pimpernel, whose premise gave rise to numerous latter-day costumed superheroes, it’s somewhat surprising the property has only made it to The Great White Way twice. First as a straight play in 1900, and then as a musical almost a century later. Manhattan Concert Productions offering a stirring, if somewhat over the top one-night-only concert performance of the Nan Knighton/Frank Wildhorn 1997 Broadway vehicle as part of their "B...
Tags: England, France, Theatre, Paris, Broadway, PERCY, Prince Of Wales, Lewis, Marguerite, Great White Way, Yazbeck, Barrie, David Geffen Hall, MCP, Knighton, Blakeney

The Whitney Biennial: 75 Artists Are In, and One Dissenter Steps Out

Curators say the goal was not to choose “hot” artists but to include those facing pressures from art school debt and the collapse of small galleries.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Michael, Panetta, Nicole, Jane, Mutu, Whitney Museum of American Art, Rujeko Hockley, Whitney Biennial, Adam Weinberg, Eisenman, Rakowitz, Wangechi

This colorful, marbled speaker is made from non-recyclable plastic waste

While plastic waste, to a certain degree, can be recycled, it’s just a small percentage of the total waste out there. Certain polymers grow past their ability to be recycled because of additives, impurities, stickers, prints, etc. and this is the plastic that causes the biggest problem because it just can’t be recycled.Brighton-based design studio Gomi is trying to be a part of the solution. The Gomi speaker, designed by the studio, uses these unrecyclable plastics as its primary raw material, t...
Tags: Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Green, Plastic, Brighton, Speaker, Waste, Product Design, Portable Audio, LDPE, Gomi, Tom Meades

A Worrisome Disconnect Between The Arts And The Public

“If, as many people think, the type of culture you enjoy is one marker of class, then by definition the arts can never be ‘working class’ because class and culture define each other. By this argument, if the working or lower classes (cringeworthy terms) leave their cocoons and somehow emerge as middle-class butterflies because they listen to Radio 3, then they no longer count as working class precisely because they listen to Radio 3. We are still stuck in this catch-22.” – Arts Professional ...
Tags: Art, Issues, SJ, 02.21.19

Botswana considers lifting elephant hunting ban due to overpopulation

Botswana is contemplating removing an elephant hunting ban that has successfully boosted populations over the past four years. The country has seen the number of elephants increase over the years and officials believe culling is needed to prevent conflicts between the mammals and people. Experts believe there are around 130,000 elephants in Botswana, a number that has steadily grown since the country adopted a hunting ban in 2014. Although Botswana’s tourism sector has benefited greatly from th...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Elephants, Bbc, Farmers, Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, Masisi, Elephant Hunting, Botswana Bans Trophy Hunting

Oscar Ratings Up From Last Year’s Record Low

That initial rating means that Sunday’s show rose 14 percent from 2018, per the earliest-available numbers. This year’s Oscars ran 3 hours and 21 minutes. These metered market ratings cut off at 15-minute increments, meaning the 21.6 covers 8 p.m. ET to 11:15 p.m. ET. So they do not include the Best Picture presentation, in this case. – The Wrap
Tags: Art, Media, 02.25.19

Architects use prefabricated glulam pillars and vibrant colors to create playful beach home in Rio de Janiero

São Paulo-based architects, Nitsche Arquitetos have unveiled a beautifully colorful beach home made out of a unique blend of building materials, including prefabricated timber pillars, multi-colored window shades and a translucent polycarbonate roof. Completely surrounded by a dense native forest adjacent to one of the most beautiful beaches located along the São Paulo coast, the Casa Praia Vermelha is elevated off the ground by six large glulam pillars to set the home’s living areas high up i...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Sao Paulo, Prefabricated, Prefab Architecture, Unique Architecture, Rio de Janiero, Prefabricated Design, CLT, Low Impact Design, Prefab Home Design, Elevated Homes, André Scarpa, Casa Praia Vermelha, Nitsche Arquitetos

From the School of Phoebe Philo, a New Champion of Offbeat Chic

Rok Hwang channels what he learned as a ready-to-wear designer at Celine into cleverly tailored and expressive clothes for his brand, Rokh.
Tags: Design, News, Celine, Phoebe Philo, Fashion and apparel, Women and Girls, Celine (Fashion Label, Rok Hwang

Wolf Gourmet’s Countertop Multi-Function Cooker

With seven modes, this dynamic appliance won't take over too much space Countertop appliances rarely solve several confounding issues; they’re one-dimensional and space-saving or they aim to serve multiple functions and end up being too big for their own intentions. But Wolf Gourmet‘s multi-function cooker (which is a sous vide, slow cooker, rice cooker and Dutch oven) comes closest to being both useful and practical. …
Tags: Design, Slow Cookers, Sous Vide, Food + Drink, Kitchen Appliances, Countertop Appliances, Wolf Gourmet

Critic John Ruskin Was A Blazing Intellect Who Fell Out Of Favor. (But He Was Prescient About Today)

Ruskin was a man who believed in angels but championed the most radical British artist of his time. He was a social reformer and utopian who was at heart a conservative reactionary and a puritan. He was a brilliant artist who ought to have been a bishop. He hated trains but invented the blog. How can it be that a man so celebrated in his time is only fitfully remembered now, 200 years after his birth – and then mostly for a salacious story. – New Statesman
Tags: Art, People, John Ruskin, Ruskin, 02.13.19

New York Review of Books Chooses New Top Co-Editors

Rea Hederman, the publisher of the intellectual journal, announced Monday that Emily Greenhouse, 32, and Gabriel Winslow-Yost, 33, have been named co-editors, and that Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to the Review, will assume the newly created role of editor at large. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, Gabriel Winslow Yost, Daniel Mendelsohn, Rea Hederman, 02.25.19, Emily Greenhouse

Quilling a Bridal Shower Card and Gift Wrapping Ideas

When I received a bridal shower invitation in the mail this winter, an idea was sparked. I often like to make a quilled card to give with a gift and because I'm a fan of watercolors, one look at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Velvet Buzzsaw - a gorefest satire of the art world

There aren't many films about the art world - but I watched the latest one at the weekend. Velvet Buzzsaw is an art world satire - or A slasher satire of art criticism - as one described it -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Making A Mark, Velvet Buzzsaw

Design Job: Build Your Future: LEGO is Seeking a Senior Designer in Singapore

Do you want to bring toy and play concepts to life? Do you have an entrepreneurial and inventor spirit? Work in a small cross-functional team; take on a variety of projects, both short term and long term while linking with the broader group of creative designers/developers across our global View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Singapore

Dvorak, Harry Burleigh, and Cultural Appropriation — a “PostClassical” Podcast

Could Harry Burleigh — Antonin Dvorak’s African-American assistant — be considered an Uncle Tom? These days, the question comes up whenever Burleigh comes up: it’s a symptom of the times. And it is addressed head-on over the course of the most recent PostClassical Ensemble WWFM podcast. – Joe Horowitz
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Tom, Burleigh, Antonin Dvorak, Harry Burleigh, 02.24.19, Dvorak Harry Burleigh

Weekend Extra: A Lester Young Story

Long ago, Billie Holiday dubbed Lester Young the President of The Tenor Saxophone. The title long since morphed into “Prez.” – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 02.24.19

After 40 Years, Seattle Weekly Is No More

“A series of ownership changes — including Village Voice Media and Voice Media Group — left Seattle Weekly on shaky financial footing by the time Sound Publishing acquired it in 2013.” – Crosscut
Tags: Art, Words, Seattle Weekly, Sound Publishing, 02.25.19, Village Voice Media and Voice Media Group

Propwatch: the feather boa in ‘Follies’

Solange LaFitte is mooching backstage at the dilapidated New York theatre. Everyone has arrived at the Weismann follies reunion party. And something sticks out of an old props basket – a shabby feather boa. Solange fishes it out, sizes it up. It’s grey – soft-toned down or just deeply-embedded grime? – David Jays
Tags: Art, New York, Ajblogs, Weismann, 02.25.19, Solange LaFitte

Winter Dresses

Beautiful gowns combined with puffer coats to create unique winter fashion. Winter Dresses made by Pierpaolo Piccioli and Liya Kebede for Moncler. Also check out: Hug Me Jacket
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Liya Kebede

This artist created a stunning art installation made from 168,000 plastic straws to encourage people to use less

The world produces 260 million tons of plastic every year, and 10 percent of it ends up in our oceans either degrading at a painfully slow rate or not degrading at all. Artist Benjamin Von Wong wants to send a message: The smallest action can make the biggest impact. Even something as simple as saying “no thanks” to a plastic straw. The numbers are constantly rising and soon the earth won’t be able to take it anymore. Among these troublesome pollutants is the humble plastic straw. Durable, too ...
Tags: Design, Serbia, Sydney, Starbucks, Volvo, Ho Chi Minh City, Benjamin Von Wong, Von Wong, Strawpocalypse, Saigon Von Wong, Nick Moser, Stefan Suknjaja, Fosha Zyang, Estella Place

Sotheby’s Plans An Enormous Expansion

The expansion project—which will be done by New York-based architect Shohei Shigematsu, a partner in the Rem Koolhaas-founded firm OMA—will drastically grow the auction house’s gallery footprint. It will expand the gallery space to more than 90,000 square feet, from a current total of 67,000 square feet—a growth equivalent to more than half an acre. A total of 40 galleries of various sizes will span four transformed floors. – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York, Visual, Oma, Sotheby, Shohei Shigematsu, 02.24.19

Microsoft’s Hololens 2 all sorts of futuristic awesomeness

The Hololens, when it released four long years back, made some great promises and lived up to a fair amount of them. However, after 4 years of being used, developed for, and pitted against competition, the Hololens 2 has a set of well-defined milestones to achieve. Microsoft spent a significant amount of time figuring out where the Hololens would enhance professions and lives, and even an incredible amount on the Hololens’ internal technology that they claim is so state-of-the-art that the Hol...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, HoloLens, Product Design, Alex Kipman, Verge, AR / VR, HoloLens 2

Multigenerational 453 sq. ft. apartment is home to couple, mother & two pets

A couple, their parrot, plus one mother-in-law and her cat have their own private and communal spaces in this renovated apartment in Hong Kong.
Tags: Design, News

New study predicts mass extinction in 140 years

A new study suggests that the old saying about history repeating itself is absolutely true. In this case, history repeating itself pertains to none other than the topic on everyone’s minds— extinction. Researchers believe it’s taken 56 million years for earth to face another mass extinction that can occur in as little as 140 years.  The research, released last Wednesday and published in Geophysical Research Letters, compares conditions in the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) period with ...
Tags: Design, Earth, Atlantic, University Of Michigan, Geophysical Research Letters, Gingerich, PETM, Earther, Eocene Thermal Maximum PETM, Philip Gingerich

London Goth Lives in Sort Zine

Penned and published by Joseph Delaney and Matt King, Sort Zine sheds light on goth cultures across Europe. The pair, a director and stylist respectively, sought to create a space for people within the thriving goth world—something other than a club, store or brand—to convey messages and foster the community. The latest five-part zine collection comes complete with a starter kit for goths. GARAGE Magazine …
Tags: Europe, Design, London, Style, Interviews, East London, Publications, Linkaboutit, Zine, Zines, Joseph Delaney, Goths, Subcultures, Goth Culture, Sort Zine, London Goth Lives

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