Cool Tech: Weather-Sealed Leica Q2, Microsoft HoloLens 2 and more

Cool Tech: Weather-Sealed Leica Q2, Microsoft HoloLens 2 and more AoiroStudioMar 11, 2019 The so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy nerds out there. This is an open concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know! We kicking off the week with the anticipated Leica Q2, a 47.3 megapixel full frame...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, Brooklyn, Nintendo, Huawei, Cnet, Leica, ANC, ASPH, Bang Olufsen, Nintendo Switch, Posto, Blue Yeti Nano, Avenir Energizer Power Max, Energizer Power Max P18K Pop Smartphone, GPO Brooklyn Retro Bluetooth

A Compact Apartment in Melbourne Celebrates Small Footprint Life

Located in a 1970s walk up apartment in Melbourne, Australia, ‘Type Street Apartment’ is a small, 35 square metre, one bedroom flat that has been recently renovated by Jack Chen, the architect behind Tsai Design, for his own use. The small size of the project belies the extent of its scope: the apartment was designed as a blueprint for small footprint life in support of the ‘tiny house movement’...
Tags: Art, Melbourne, Melbourne Australia, Jack Chen, Tsai Design

AO On-Site – New York: SPRING/BREAK Art Show, March 6th – 11th, 2019

David B. Smith, via Art Observed With the annual return of The Armory Show to the Piers on the West Side of Manhattan, so too comes the annual opening of the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the adventurous, curator-driven program that takes up space at a pop-up location for a week of compelling and unique exhibitions and […]
Tags: Art, New York, Art News, Featured Post, Spring Break, AO On Site, West Side of Manhattan, David B Smith

Promise of Spring

Promise of Spring  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330. Very happy with this one. The vintage (plastic) bunny has decorated my desk since I found him at a garage sale a year or so back...  Glad I finally got to paint him. [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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The Hottest Color and Shopping Trends for Spring and Summer 2019

  Shoppers and retailers have one thing in common: they always want to stay on top of the latest trends. And that is why everyone should be on the lookout for the hottest shopping trends out there.   The thing about fashion and shopping trends is that every season, a lot of things fall out of favor and many other trends rise. And yet there are classics that continue to reign, so you should know about those eternal trends.   Whether it’s for spring or summer, it can be quite difficult to ke...
Tags: Design, Trends, Color Theory, Wild West, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, OTHER-CHANNELS, ColorSchemer Touch, Willowdale Drive Lancaster

What makes a good brand?

Here’s my take on what makes a good brand: A good brand has a clear focus, knows their target audience, has a defined mission, knows their competition and USP, can identify their key values, tell their story and have a brand identity reflective of these goals, and does all of this consistently. A good brand: has a clear focus, knows their target audience, has a defined mission, knows their competition and USP, can identify their key values, can tell their story, has a defined brand identity, a...
Tags: Design, Branding, USP

Brown eyes... #selfie #photooftheday #eyebrows # #me #mood #weekend #sunday

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Daddy - Looking Behind The Eyes

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Making a relationship work becomes problematic when those involved are not completely honest about what they want in such a union. It's a message that rings loud and clear in Jeremy O. Harris’ powerful new work, Daddy, currently having its world premiere at The Pershing Square Signature Center; as presented by The New Group and Vineyard Theatre. In  Los Angeles ,  California , Franklin (Ronald Beet), a young gay black man, is riding high. An aspiring arti...
Tags: Theatre, Kim, Isabella, HARRIS, Bel Air, Peet, Franklin, Andre, Zola, CUMMING, Alessia, New Group, Woodard, Dorfman, Kahyun Kim, Pershing Square Signature Center

Glass Bonsai Trees

Beautiful sculptures of miniature Bonsai Trees made of borosilicate glass. Glass Bonsai Trees created by talented Italian artist Simone Crestani. Also check out: Wire Bonsai Trees
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Bonsai Trees, Simone Crestani

Gillian Freeman, Writer Of The Groundbreaking Novel And Movie ‘The Leather Boys,’ Has Died At 89

She published the novel in 1961 under the pen name Eliot George, and then the “three years later, when Ms. Freeman wrote the screenplay for a film of the same title, she used her real name. (The opening credits said Ms. Freeman’s screenplay was based on the novel by Eliot George.)” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Freeman, Eliot George, 03.08.19, Gillian Freeman, Ms Freeman

Inside The ‘Magical’ Studio Of Kiki Smith

Smith is “known for her seriality, spinning concepts and images into one work after another, until something new piques her interest. Her sources of inspiration remain in flux, but Smith’s work itself tends to revolve around the body, death, mythology, and nature. Rumpelstiltskin may have been able to weave hay into gold, but there’s no alchemy to Smith’s practice: just hours of making, year after year.” – Artsy
Tags: Art, Smith, Kiki Smith, Visual, 03.07.19

The Next Big Social Media App

It’s TikTok (you might know that already) – but what is TikTok? Whew: “A free-for-all. It’s easy to make a video on TikTok, not just because of the tools it gives users, but because of extensive reasons and prompts it provides for you. You can select from an enormous range of sounds, from popular song clips to short moments from TV shows, YouTube videos or other TikToks. You can join a dare-like challenge, or participate in a dance meme, or make a joke. Or you can make fun of all of these thing...
Tags: Art, Media, Tiktok, 03.10.19


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Music Programs In England’s State Schools Have Dropped 21 Percent In Five Years

It’s bad – and far worse in poorer areas. “One in five primary school teachers reported there was no regular music lesson for their class, and only 12% of schools in deprived areas have an orchestra, compared with 85% of independent schools.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, England, 03.08.19, State Schools Have Dropped

Twenty-Five Years After Daughters Of Africa Changed The Game, A New Generation Arises

It’s been 25 years, but not much time at all. “In many ways 1992 seems much longer ago than a quarter century; yet, while much has changed, many challenges remain to the publication of work by women of African descent.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Africa, Words, 03.09.19

Making Dance After Merce

Celebrations of Merce Cunningham’s choreography (and life) spread across the globe this year, cand horeographers who were part of his company at some point are dealing with “the anxiety of influence” as they make works for the celebrations. Four of the choreographers “spoke of Cunningham’s example as a life-changing liberation. They all spoke of gratitude and ambivalence.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Cunningham, Merce Cunningham, Merce, 03.08.19

Why Do We Care Who Actually Wrote Nancy Drew?

Carolyn Keene didn’t exist; nor did Franklin W. Dixon, purported author of the Hardy Boy series. Who the writers actually were isn’t germane, really. “What was important was the author as a brand—a shortcut for readers to know that they were getting a consistent product—and arguably, in the case of Nancy Drew, a more consistent product than they might have received if Carolyn Keene had been a single individual. A real Carolyn Keene might have become bored of the project, she might have died, sh...
Tags: Art, Words, Nancy, Nancy Drew, Carolyn Keene, Franklin W Dixon, 03.07.19

As A Chaotic Brexit Approaches, Britons Buy Record Numbers Of Self-Help Books

The owner of City Books in Hove says the record-breaking £30 million self-help book business is new, but not confusing. “In 25 years of business, [Paul] Sweetman says he’s never known customers more in need of uplifting reading than they are now – a result, he believes, of the political climate both here and abroad.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, Hove, 03.09.19, City Books, Paul -RSB- Sweetman

Mexican Cinema And TV Have A Long History Of Making Fun Of Indigenous People

Last week’s utter foolishness over Oscar-nominated Roma star Yalitza Aparicio (Yeka Rosales, a TV personality for the Mexican-based Televisa network wore a prosthetic nose and thick lips to make fun of Aparicio) isn’t new to Mexico. In fact, one professor says the mocking of indigenous peoples is “as old as film” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Mexico, Roma, Issues, Televisa, Aparicio, 03.08.19, Yalitza Aparicio Yeka Rosales

Action on diversity, instead of talk

Stuart Murphy isn’t hiring consultants, just making immediate change at the English National Opera. – Greg Sandow
Tags: Art, Stuart Murphy, Ajblogs, 03.08.19

The Saga Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Adds A New Chapter As Publisher Of Older Play Sues Harper Lee’s Estate

The older production, familiar to millions, is the one threatened by the Broadway play and planned national tour. The problem? Too many agreements. “The latest dispute, over whether and when the Sergel adaptation can be staged now that the Sorkin adaptation exists, pits an agreement Ms. Lee signed with Dramatic Publishing in 1969 against one she signed with Mr. Rudin in 2015.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Lee, Sorkin, Rudin, Sergel, 03.09.19, Sues Harper Lee, Dramatic Publishing

The ‘Call The Midwife’ Star Who Was Told She Should Try To Be A Secretary

Jessica Raine is not impressed with her school career advisor. Keep in mind that this was Britain, of course, so when she said she wanted to be an actress, “The attitude that you could do anything was firmly shut down.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, People, Britain, Jessica Raine, 03.09.19

Some Directors Get A Second Chance With The Same Movie

No, not with director’s cuts, but with literal remakes of their own earlier movies. “For the studio heads tasked with squeezing as much money out of the project as possible, it’s a can’t-fail proposition even safer than sanding off all of a foreign hit’s edges to prep it for Stateside viewers.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, 03.08.19

The Latest For Donors Is Traveling Like A Musician, Ballerina, Or Conductor

And by that, we don’t mean “worrying about your instrument all of the time,” but rather, if you have the money, “you can simply donate money to your favorite nonprofit — amounts seem to start at around $2,500 — in exchange for the opportunity to tag along on an international tour with the organization.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Ideas, 03.07.19

Honest Posters Showing What Women Should ‘Thank A Feminist’ For

An online feminist community called the School of Feminism has suggested and uploaded a series of designs to the internet, listing some of the biggest achievements that societies’ have earned in their quest towards equality. “Thanks to feminists, women can vote, work, abort [their pregnancies], divorce [spouses], wear pants, read any book [they like], use birth control, take out a loan& Source
Tags: Design, Women, Feminism, Community, Posters, Inspirations, School of Feminism

Artists In Argentina Join Protest On International Women’s Day

Violence against women and girls, and lack of access to abortion services, led the list of things activists and artists were protesting. The artists – a group known as Nosotras Proponemos – focused on inequalities in the arts last year, but this year widened their focus to safety for women and girls in Argentina. They created a huge green braid to snake through the protests as they were “singing joyfully, hoping for ‘the patriarchy to go down and Latin America to be feminist.'” – Hyperallergic...
Tags: Art, Argentina, Latin America, Visual, 03.08.19, Nosotras Proponemos

Struggling to Understand

“We come to know the choreography’s codes, if not always certain what they conceal.” – Deborah Jowitt
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 03.09.19

Paper Artist Creates Brilliant Origami Versions Of Pop Culture Characters

Paper artist Louise Cassidy of Foldiloxs creates absolutely brilliant origami recreations of pop culture characters from television and film. More: Instagram h/t: laughingsquid View this post on Instagram …."I am my own muse" – Frida Kahlo . Happy #InternationalWomensDay . #Origami Frida A post shared by Louise Cassidy (@foldiloxs) on Mar 8, 2019 at 12:47am PST View this post... Source
Tags: Design, Paper, Papercraft, Cassidy of Foldiloxs, Louise Cassidy

Listen Up

Farewell to Keith Flint, a lost track from Röyksopp, a moving song by Amanda Palmer and more music this week Amanda Palmer: Voicemail For Jill Through her latest track and music video, the unflinching Amanda Palmer directly addresses the fact that abortion is oft-hidden and not easily discussed. She does so with a beautiful piano-driven piece and lyrics that begin with specificity and develop—through impassioned …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Pop, Indie, Amanda Palmer, Piano, Ambient, Listenup, Electronic, The Prodigy, Robyn, Rave, Keith Flint, Psychedelic

The Next Big Tech Battle Will Be Between Apple And Facebook

And it will be about messaging. For more than a decade, they didn’t compete: “People bought iPhones, downloaded Facebook and Instagram, and spent large chunks of time on those social networks, while using Apple’s native apps for calling and texting. Facebook made money from the targeted ads in people’s feeds. Apple made money on the hardware, while its software kept users loyal.” – Slate
Tags: Apple, Art, Facebook, Instagram, Issues, 03.08.19

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