This photographer shot the birth of her own child

Megan Mattiuzzo, a professional wedding photographer, had a baby last month. She wanted to document the wonder of her child's birth and she knew that if you want something done right, you do it yourself. “I’m used to capturing moments that you can’t retake,” Mattiuzzo tells PetaPixel. “So when I found out I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted to capture my son’s first breath, first moments, seeing his face for the first time... “Due to a failed epidural that was not 100% effective, I was ab...
Tags: Art, Post, Photography, News, Babies, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Ryan, PetaPixel, Megan Mattiuzzo, Mattiuzzo

POLESTAR_0 Concept - Automotive Design

POLESTAR_0 Concept - Automotive Design AoiroStudioApr 04, 2019 We are sharing the automotive design concept by Rashid Tagirov of the Polestar O. Which is a car design based on Volvo Cars Polestar model, an electric performance car developed in Gothenburg, Sweden. I just love seeing the early sketches all the way to the final design concept, I mean look at the matte black design. It's so beautiful, it's rightly pulled from the Cyberpunk2077 game. The project ...
Tags: Design, Gothenburg Sweden, Volvo Cars, Polestar, Volvo Cars Polestar, Rashid Tagirov

The Weave stool creates volume out of hollow spaces!

It almost looks like the Weave Stool has strips wrapped around an invisible air-balloon! Designers Hyeongkwon Lee, Sanghee Yoo & Seong Bin Kim took inspiration from the motif of Korean traditional handicraft called ‘Jukbuin’, a type of bolster/cushion made by using a unique structure of overlapping layers in three directions.The Weave replaces those bamboo pieces with black metal strips, giving the stool much more strength, durability, and even flexibility. Mounted on a metal tripod frame, the W...
Tags: Design, Product Design, Seating, Weave, Stool, Hyeongkwon Lee, Sanghee Yoo, Seong Bin Kim, Hyeongkwon Lee Sanghee Yoo Seong Bin Kim

US Justice Department Warns Movie Academy Against Excluding Netflix From Awards

“In the event that the Academy — an association that includes multiple competitors in its membership — establishes certain eligibility requirements for the Oscars that eliminate competition without procompetitive justification, such conduct may raise antitrust concerns.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, US, Academy, 04.03.19

Lyle Tuttle, Who Recast Tattooing’s Image Pore by Pore, Dies at 87

Tattooed almost head to foot himself, he helped move the art form “out of the back alley” and into the mainstream, finding fame with a celebrity clientele.
Tags: Art, Celebrities, News, Tattoos, Lyle, Tuttle, Deaths (Obituaries, Lyle Tuttle

With dragons and dangerous cliffs, Museum of Illusions offers new 3D adventures

The Museum of Illusions in Los Angeles has reopened with all-new interactive exhibits. The 3D artwork lets you be part of each scene, and of course, you’re welcome to photograph and share your adventures through the two-story space. The pieces range from cartoony and whimsical to realistic landscapes. You can hang out with peaceful elephants, steal treasure from a dragon’s lair, brave falling off a cliff and more. The Museum of Illusions is open 10 a.m.-midnight daily at 6751 Hollywood Blvd. Tic...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Samantha, Skye, Wilson, San Bernardino, Riverside, La Puente, Palmdale, Isabelle

National Arts Centre looking for a new Technical Director!

Canada is our stage.Those four words inform everything we do as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across this great land. We are proud to be a home for many of Canada’s most exciting artists who captivate audiences on our stages and on stages across the country. As a member of the Production team, the Technical Director (TD) is responsible for the efficient operation of the technical aspects of productions created, mounted or presented at the NAC. [MORE INFORMATION] ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Canada, National Arts Centre

A look at the finalists for the NASA ‘3D-Printed Habitat Challenge’

We’re just years away from colonizing our first extraterrestrial planet, and NASA’s plans aren’t limited to humans shifting to Mars. Their 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to look at how to develop a printable, easy to set-up home for space-travelers on the Moon, Mars, or even further into the universe. The multi-million dollar competition was designed to challenge teams to build complex habitat setups that could be assembled easily on site, giving astronauts/voyagers a place more permanent t...
Tags: Design, Nasa, Challenge, Competition, 3d Printing, Team, Mars, Illinois, Product Design, Habitat, HDPE, Moon Mars

Ladle Sweeper

Innovative ladle spoon with bottom half made out of flexible silicone will help you scoop all of the food from pots of different shapes and sizes. Flexible “Ladle Sweeper” dipper for your kitchen designed by Jeho Yoon. Also check out: Loch Ness Spoon
Tags: Design, Tech, Jeho Yoon

Edible Schoolyard’s 2019 Spring Benefit

Participating will directly benefit the advancement of "edible" curriculums in public schools School curriculums rarely undergo seismic changes—it’s irregular to see a brand new pillar appear in lesson plans. But Edible Schoolyard NYC—by directly educating students in seven schools and 600 educators in charge of another 400,000 students at other schools—is hoping to expand public school curriculum to include classes about healthy eating, growing produce …
Tags: Food, Design, Education, NYC, New York City, Sustainability, Schools, Healthy Eating, Public Schools, Food + Drink, Edible Schoolyard NYC, Edible Schoolyard

Lari Pittman Joins Lehmann Maupin

Artist Lari Pittman is now represented by Lehmann Maupin, Art News reports. “Lari has developed a wholly unique mode of painting and mark-making that is in perfect company with artists in our program,” says David Maupin, one of the gallery’s founders. “Pittman’s embrace of pattern and design through a socio-political lens makes him stand out […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Lehmann Maupin, PITTMAN, Lari, David Maupin, Lehmann Maupin Art News, Lari Pittman

Museums Are Having An Existential Moral Crisis

Protests over the sources of money that funds them. Calls for repatriation of plundered artifacts. Demands for cultural diversity and inclusion. Running a museum these days is a never-ending string of moral decisions. – The Economist
Tags: Art, Visual, 04.02.19

Marjorie Perloff: It’s Not A Great Time For Poetry Right Now

Why? “I’m not eager to write poetry criticism right now because the current scene strikes me as pretty unchallenging vis-a-vis, say, fiction or documentary. It’s just not a great moment for poetry.” – Tablet
Tags: Art, Words, Marjorie Perloff, 04.01.19

Canada’s National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Endangered After Government Turns Down Funding

Two years ago the National Arts Centre decided to add a company devoted to indigenous theatre to its french and english theatres. But the Canadian government has turned down a $3.5 million funding request and the plan is now in jeopardy. – Toronto Star
Tags: Art, Theatre, Canada, SJ, National Arts Centre, 04.03.19

Recorded Music Revenues Up For Fourth Year In A Row, Soar To Global Record

Streaming revenue grew by 34.0% and accounted for almost half (47%) of global revenue, powered by a 32.9% increase in paid subscription streaming, according to the report. There were 255 million users of paid streaming services at the end of 2018, with paid streaming accounting for 37% of total recorded music revenue. Growth in streaming more than offset a 10.1% decline in physical revenue and a 21.2% decline in download revenue. – Variety
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, 04.03.19

A Look at Six Car Design Specialties, Part 6: CMF (Color, Material, Finish)

We've all had the experience of submitting something to our boss and finding s/he doesn't like it. In a conventional job they send you back to your desk to get it right. But in the case of these designers we're chatting with here, you might be sent to go wandering through a jungle on a different continent for two weeks, in search of a color no one's ever seen before. Welcome to the CMF (Color Material Finish) group at the Acura Design Studio, where designers Gypsy Modina and Violet Park are task...
Tags: South Korea, Design, California, China, Africa, Cars, Dave, Italy, Michigan, Volkswagen, North America, Detroit, James, Cape, Acura, CCS

Design Job: 3M is Seeking a Senior Interaction Designer in Maplewood, MN

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and View the full design job here
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How to Streamline Your Creative Team's File Sharing Process

Creative geniuses are sometimes scatterbrained, which is why your team needs to establish some sort of organization to be successful. Organize your files and choose the right platform to ensure you combat unsafe practices. Sharing files should be easy and convenient, but lacking an organization process can create a security risk. We'll help you in choosing a secure platform, how to develop an organization system, and bad sharing habits to break right now. Make sure you choose the right file sha...
Tags: Design, Organization, Group

"Le Secret de la Grande Pyramide" Prints by...

"Le Secret de la Grande Pyramide" Prints by Violaine & Jeremy for JR at the Louvre (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Eco-friendly "treehouse" in a French pine forest boasts surprisingly chic interiors

Architectural firm Atelier Victoria Migliore may have left its home base of Paris to design a beautiful treehouse-inspired family home in northwestern France, but the company made sure to bring its Parisian sense of style with it. Tucked into an idyllic forest landscape, the rustic, sophisticated home, which features a surprisingly modern interior design, was built on stilts to reduce the home’s impact on the landscape. No trees were felled during the construction process. Located in Fréhel, i...
Tags: Design, France, Architecture, Gallery, Paris, Brittany, Treehouse, Charred Timber, Eco Friendly Architecture, Timber Homes, Treehouse Design, Homes On Stilts, Low Impact Architecture, Atelier Victoria Migliore, Charred Timber Cladding, Fréhel

Mark Twain, Charles Ives, and Race

Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Charles Ives’s Symphony No. 2 are twin American cultural landmarks, comparable in method and achievement. They both transform a hallowed Old World genre — the novel, the symphony — through recourse to New World vernacular speech. – Joe Horowitz
Tags: Art, Mark Twain, Ajblogs, Charles Ives, 04.03.19, Mark Twain Charles Ives

Do We Need To Rewrite Fairy Tales To Protect Girls From Pernicious Stereotypes? Actually, No

The key is that you don’t read them to young kids: wait until they’re at least 10, then give them a good edition of Grimm to read for themselves. Why? Because, as we tend to forget, these weren’t originally children’s stories. – BBC
Tags: Art, Words, 04.02.19

Anish Kapoor Unveils Brexit Art Commission for The Guardian

Anish Kapoor has created a special artwork for The Guardian commenting on Brexit, rendering a massive gash cutting through the British Isles. “We’ve allowed ourselves as a nation to enter a space of unknowing,” he says. “I can’t help but see it in terms of a depressive self.”  Read more at The Guardian
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Anish Kapoor, Isles

Airbnb Offers a One Night Stay at the Louvre

From an after-hours, art-historian guided tour to a night of sleep inside a scaled replica of IM Pei’s Pyramid—beneath the shimmering glass pyramid itself—Airbnb’s latest partnership celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic addition to the Louvre. One winner and their guest will be treated to this night at the museum experience—with the Mona Lisa as their host. Cocktails will commence with La Joconde. Dinner …
Tags: Travel, Design, Museums, Paris, Airbnb, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Linkaboutit, IM Pei, Airbnb Experiences

Drawing Center Adds 4 Board Members

The Drawing Center has added dealers Valentina Castellani and Almine Ruiz-Picasso, filmmaker and collector Harry Tappan Heher, and financier and collector Jean-Edouard van Praet d’Amerloo as board members.   “All four of our new board members are revered and active participants in the international art community, and bring their precious expertise to an already exceptional and dedicated board,” says […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Valentina Castellani, Almine Ruiz Picasso, Harry Tappan Heher, Jean Edouard van Praet d'Amerloo

Damien Hirst’s ‘Demon with Bowl’ Goes Up in Vegas

Damien Hirst’s Demon with Bowl from his show in Venice at the Palazzo Grassi has gone on view at the Palms Hotel in Vegas, alongside a $1M party package in the suite the artist designed for the hotel.  Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Venice, Vegas, Art News, Damien Hirst, Minipost, Palms Hotel, Palazzo Grassi

New York – Philippe Parreno at Gladstone Through April 13th, 2019

Philippe Parreno (Installation View), via Gladstone Taking over the exhibition spaces at Gladstone Gallery’s 24th Street locations, artist Philippe Parreno once again transforms the space into a roving systemic experiment, setting up varied inputs and explorations to contribute to a shifting sensory experience. Dwelling on notions of interrelated systems and interactions of various elements, Parreno’s […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Philippe Parreno, Gladstone, Gladstone Gallery, Parreno, Gladstone Taking


Painted on my new Yupo paper pad of papers.  The first crow of April :) When I first began taking watercolor lessons from Sandy Maudlin in Indiana, we painted on nothing but Yupo paper.  I didn't learn until weeks later (we met once a week) that others painted on watercolor paper! ha ha  She had a lot of grumbling in that class because some people just didn't like the way watercolor and Yupo worked, but I took to it easily and found it fun.  We finally started painting on just watercolor pa...
Tags: Art, Indiana, Rh Carpenter, Yupo, Sandy Maudlin

Art in America Charts Challenges to Unionization

Art in America has a piece this week on the recent trend towards unionization in the art world, and the challenges workers face when trying to unionize. “Nonprofits tend to argue that they have less money and that unionization will wreck them,” says Maida Rosenstein, the president of Local 2110. “You see this especially with […]
Tags: Art, News, America, Art News, Minipost, Maida Rosenstein

New Design Thinking: Accessibility Is A Design Issue

Traditionally, what people get through mass production is something designed for an abstraction of an ideal male body. Customarily, those whose bodies did not fit the standard, who were not spry or male, had to make do. Designers didn’t account for variations of the human body. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, Audience, SJ, 04.02.19

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