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"Average Deviation": Dorottya Vékony's Hauntingly Corporeal Exhibition in Budapest

For Budapest-based, interdisciplinary artist Dorottya Vékony, the concept of the human body, both the physical body we inhabit and our collective body consciousness, is a central theme that she keeps revisiting.
Tags: Art, Budapest, Dorottya Vékony


Coco, Floral, Fruit

Coco, Floral, Fruit  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330 [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner, Coco Floral Fruit, Coco Floral Fruit Oil


Reader Submitted: Snapboard: Magnetically Managed Measuring

The kitchen drawer containing the measuring cups and spoons is often one of the most cluttered. In an effort to keep measuring cups organized, they are typically stacked. However, the process of stacking and unstacking can be tedious. Measuring spoons are even more frustrating to deal with. Although the spoons often come attached together with a ring, using them while connected is incredibly clumsy and clipping them on and off the ring is, again, tedious.Snapboard was designed to be the most foo...
Tags: Design, Reader Projects


Firefox Send - Mozilla's new way service for...

Firefox Send - Mozilla's new way service for free file transfers while keeping your personal information private (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com) [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Firefox Send Mozilla


The Porsche 357 is unadulterated fun for one

Created as an homage to his two favorite Porsche cars, the 935 and the 911, this is the Porsche 357, Clément Lacour’s pet project at making a Porsche that is viciously fast, yet has a certain sensuality. The car has an ability to depict speed and grace in a unique way. It uses organic forms to evoke the feelings of elegance, but at the same time doesn’t let those organic curves dominate the design. The Porsche 357 is ultimately a flat, low-suspension car that looks like it could zip from A to B ...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Porsche, 357, Clément Lacour, Serge Rusak


Hal Blaine, 90, The Most-Recorded Drummer Ever

Although he was never a household name, anyone with a record collection almost undoubtedly owns one of Blaine’s songs. By his own count, he played on more than 6,000 tracks over the course of his career. – BBC
Tags: Art, People, Blaine, Hal Blaine, 03.12.19


Hall Blaine, 90, The Most-Recorded Drummer Ever

Although he was never a household name, anyone with a record collection almost undoubtedly owns one of Blaine’s songs. By his own count, he played on more than 6,000 tracks over the course of his career. – BBC
Tags: Art, People, Blaine, 03.12.19


Mine Have Naked People

Midway through Act II of La Cage aux Folles we get the number "Cocktail Counterpoint." It doesn't really feel like the other songs in the show. I used to think it was just filler because they felt like they needed a song there.I was really wrong.This is a deceptively complex piece that delivers so much information. On the surface, it feels like just an Irving Berlin style stunt, introducing several independent melodies, then combining them into counterpoint. But it's more than that. Berlin did ...
Tags: Gender, Musicals, Berlin, Theatre, Gay, Broadway, Theater, Lgbtq, Drag, Anne, Foreign Service, Herman, Jacob, Scott Miller, Marie, Irving Berlin


A lamp with a herb-garden? Yes please!

Providing a lovely dim light to your space as well as photons for a tiny kitchen-garden, the Brot is a lamp and planter combined into one slick, terracotta package. The lamp provides nourishment to a tiny kitchen-garden that you can literally pick from and use in your meals. The upper half of the Brot lamp houses the light, while the lower half acts as a torus-shaped vessel for growing plants. A stainless steel tray sits inside the lower half, acting as a holder for the plant. You can sow a vari...
Tags: Kitchen, Garden, Design, Lamp, Green, Herb, Lighting, Product Design, Planter, Brot, Terracotta, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Benditas Studio


Rising Sea Level

Light installation provides visual representation of future sea level rise in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. “Lines (57° 59′ N, 7° 16’W)” project by Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho shows how rising sea level will affect coastal areas in the future. Also check out: Sinking House
Tags: Design, Scotland, Inspiration, Outer Hebrides, Timo Aho, Pekka Niittyvirta


Bird-friendly buildings on the rise

Nearly a billion birds are killed every year after flying into windows. The American Bird Conservancy published an extensive guide to incorporating bird-friendly design into buildings. Over twenty cities have programs to help reduce the number of avian deaths. None Last year, a minor ruckus broke out on social media about feral and indoor-outdoor cats decimating bird populations. According to research, cats do murder plenty of prey. As apex predators that is their biology, even at twelve pounds...
Tags: Design, Minnesota, Abc, New York City, San Francisco, Flight, Cities, Infrastructure, Innovation, General Services Administration, Urban Planning, North America, Illinois, Derek, Javits Center, Toronto Chicago


Britney Spears, The Musical?

The show will have its world premiere this fall in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Previews begin in October. The show’s story centers on classic fairytale princesses like Cinderella and Snow White learning that being happy ever after may take some work. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Chicago, Cinderella, Snow White, Britney Spears, 03.12.19, James M Nederlander Theatre Previews


An urban wetland springs to life among Bogotas high rises

An open plaza in Bogota’s northeastern business district has been radically transformed from a place of pure pavement to a vibrant urban wetland. Colombian architecture firm Obraestudio completed the project in 2016 in the Santa Barbara business center to revitalize the outdoor common space shared by the Torres Unidas Building, Scotia Bank, Samsung, AR and W Hotel towers. Covering an area of over two acres, the architects injected a lush aquatic landscape into the public-facing plaza, creating ...
Tags: Garden, Design, Colombia, Gallery, Urban Design, Wetlands, Santa Barbara, Bogota, Public Plaza, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Green Roofs, Rainwater Recycling, Native Species, Bogotas, Natural Habitat


John Richardson, Picasso Biographer, 95

Richardson’s grandest and most acclaimed project was his multivolume biography of Pablo Picasso, the first part of which was published in 1991. (Two more volumes have been put out since; a fourth is expected to follow, though a publication date has not yet been set.) In 2008, Richardson was asked what made his biography different from books on the painter. He told Artinfo, “The fact that I knew him well and he opened up to me.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, People, Pablo Picasso, Richardson, Artinfo, 03.12.19, John Richardson Picasso


Build exactly the kind of drone you need

Smaller drones are better suited for indoor use. Larger drones are much more efficient outdoors and can navigate better in inclement weather. Sheida Amiri-Rigi devised a way to build the drone you need based exactly on your specific requirements. Plug-and-use models allow you to arrange as many motors or even camera modules as you need, creating complex drones that can fly better, or for longer, or can perform complex maneuvers to get exactly the camera shot you need. The multiple camera modules...
Tags: Design, Product Design, Robots/Drones, GlobalGradShow2018, Dash Drone, Sheida Amiri Rigi, Sheida


If Attention Is Currency, Critics Need To Reconsider How They Spend It

“It’s time for arts writers, critics, journalists, gatekeepers, and arbiters of culture—anyone whose job it is to bestow attention onto others—to reconsider how to allocate that currency. More specifically, the most responsible thing we can do, as people who professionally dole out attention, is to withhold it more often than not. But hear me out—there’s more to it than that.” Oregon Arts Watch
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.11.19


Framing A Debate On The Purpose Of Museums In Contemporary Culture

In recent years, we have witnessed public calls to decolonize the museum space: the return of objects taken from other cultures, fierce debates about who has the right to tell whose story, exhibitions of alleged #MeToo offenders deferred or canceled, and artworks memorializing nations’ racist pasts taken down and/or recontextualized. Artists and activists, including hundreds of museum staff, have urged organizational leaders to disavow patrons involved in socially irresponsible investments that...
Tags: Art, Visual, SJ, 03.01.19


These 5 animals are being consumed into extinction

Humans have a long history of wiping out animal populations, and we continue to do so even to this day. According to a new study published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, people around the world are eating hundreds of animal species into extinction. If we don’t make some changes, the authors of the study warn that the food security of hundreds of millions of people could be threatened. Currently, we are in the middle of mass extinction that rivals the wiping out of the dinosaurs 65 m...
Tags: Design, China, Africa, Earth, Zimbabwe, University of Oxford, Vietnam, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, National Geographic, Iucn, MacDonald, David Macdonald, Bushmeat, Danilo Cedrone, Petr Hamerník


A Step-by-Step Look at Cody Hoyt's Inlaid Ceramic Technique 

Trained as a painter and printmaker and entirely self-taught in ceramics, Brooklyn-based artist Cody Hoyt lets his experience with the two-dimensional inform his sculptural work. "When it comes to my process, I still feel like I'm living in a two-dimensional world," he says. "I'm finding a voice in three-dimensional form." Best known for his faceted ceramic vessels made of intricately patterned clay slabs, his latest body of work, currently on view at Patrick Parrish Gallery, includes his first ...
Tags: Design, Materials, Brooklyn, Furniture Design, Hoyt, Makita, Poincaré, Cody Hoyt, Patrick Parrish, Patrick Parrish Gallery


This sleek lamp provides light and grows food

As the population of the planet continues to grow, the ability to produce enough food is a continual discussion. Not only are we busy finding ways to make enough of the right kinds of foods to sustain the masses, but we’re simultaneously investing in opportunities for the backyard (or living room) gardener to grow their own foods. With an urban lifestyle in mind, start-up Benditas Studio has created a lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden. Brot, a dual functioning lamp and garden, made its i...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Green Products, Interior Design, Green Design, Eat & Drink, Urban Gardening, Indoor Garden, Brot, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Caterina Vianna, Benditas Studio, Ferran Gest, Vianna


Recent Listening, In Brief

Daniel Szabo, Visionary (Fuzzy Music)Szabo’s work reflects influences of jazz, classical and modern European music. But more striking is that the music has coherence and — for lack of a more exact term — a distinct personality. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Szabo, Daniel Szabo, 03.12.19


Design Job: Don't Sleep on This Opportunity! Astro Studios Is Seeking a Senior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, Ca

Our goal at ASTRO as a design studio is to bridge the gap that exists between people culture and technology by designing meaningful products, brands and experiences that improve the human experience. Rooted in design empowerment, User Experience is the fabric that knits together our multidisciplinary practice. We collaborate with View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Don, San Francisco CA


The Singing Nuns: In 17th-Century Italy, Convent Choirs Were Practically An Industry

“Music was really profitable for convents: it brought in money from the community, donating to hear mass on their behalf, while a great musical reputation brought in girls of higher status and wealth.” Cloistered life meant choirs sang together for many years, and while only aristocrats could hear the chapel choirs of royals and nobles, while anyone could listen to convent services — so the best nuns’ choirs became genuine tourist attractions. – Bachtrack
Tags: Art, Music, 03.08.19


Shulman’s ‘Age of Disenchantments’ Has Arrived

Aaron Shulman’s collective biography of the Spanish Panero family, The Age of Disenchanments — just out from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins — has a cast of dramatic characters that is nothing less than stunning. – Jan Herman
Tags: Art, Harpercollins, Ajblogs, Panero, Shulman, Aaron Shulman, 03.12.19


Stair of the week floats in modernized 538 sq. ft. apartment

Located in the heart of Florence, Italy, this small apartment features a minimalist stair, sleeping loft, and a view out onto the city's Renaissance treasures.
Tags: Design, News, Florence Italy


Inside The Future Perfect’s NYC Casa Perfect

Highlights from every floor of the West Village home turned showroom For anyone who has dreamed of living in a West Village townhouse—and, of course, for those who already have one and are looking to furnish it with pieces of insurmountable elegance and vision—The Future Perfect‘s new Casa Perfect is an absolute inspiration. A gallery experience for the brand’s carefully selected wares, NYC’s Casa Perfect …
Tags: Design, Shopping, NYC, Furniture, Interiors, Shops, Decor, West Village, Interior Decorating, Showrooms, Casa Perfect, The Future Perfect, NYC Casa Perfect


The Venerable Dance Critic At 85

Deborah Jowitt, who has been reviewing since 1964, has probably vexed fewer choreographers than most other leading critics. She speaks of Taylor tenderly (“a genius”), and with gratitude. As the subject of her first review for The Village Voice (Nov. 9, 1967), he immediately wrote her with advice: She should have more confidence in her own views and not quote a senior critic to prop herself up. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Taylor, Deborah Jowitt, 03.12.19, Village Voice Nov


Inside The Future Perfect’s Casa Perfect New York

Highlights from every floor of the West Village home turned showroom For anyone who has dreamed of living in a West Village townhouse—and, of course, for those who already have one and are looking to furnish it with pieces of insurmountable elegance and vision—The Future Perfect‘s new Casa Perfect is an absolute inspiration. A gallery experience for the brand’s carefully selected wares, Casa Perfect New …
Tags: Design, Shopping, NYC, Furniture, Interiors, Shops, Decor, West Village, Interior Decorating, Showrooms, Casa Perfect, The Future Perfect, Casa Perfect New York


NYT Looks at the Deep Holdings of Major Museums

The New York Times has a piece this week on the ever-expanding holdings of major museums, and the experimentation with their collections that curators are undertaking.  “There is this inevitable march where you have to build more storage, more storage, more storage,” says Charles L. Venable, the director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Art News, Minipost, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Major Museums, Charles L Venable


Kara Walker to Create Next Tate Modern Turbine Hall Commission

Kara Walker will create the Tate Modern’s next commission for its Turbine Hall, The Guardian reports.  “Kara Walker fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today,” says Frances Morris, the museum’s director. Her work addresses history and identity with a powerful directness, but also with great understanding, nuance and wit. Seeing her respond to […]
Tags: Art, News, Tate Modern, Art News, Minipost, Frances Morris, Kara Walker, Create Next Tate Modern Turbine Hall Commission, Turbine Hall The Guardian



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