Core77's Milan Design Week Guide Part 1: Exhibitions Around Town

It doesn't matter if you're a veteran or if it's your first time at the rodeo—Milan Design Week is overwhelming. Don't get us wrong, it's a good overwhelming—filled with inspiring installations and thought-provoking exhibitions. However, doing research to sort through exhibitions can be an exhausting endeavor. While we can't help you secure a last-minute AirBnb for under €100 per night, we can give you an organized breakdown of shows we're planning to see ourselves during the festival. Below are...
Tags: Japan, Design, Milan, London, Alibaba, Sony, Finland, Laufen, Don, Milan Design Week, Herman Miller, Piazza San Marco, Raf Simons, Artek, Savona, Rimowa

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

Twisting is a pretty common interaction that we’ve sort of taken for granted. You can use it for any sort of secure tightening (or loosening) action, or even for compression and expansion, especially given that it requires much lesser effort… take the car-jack for instance.The twisting action is a fun and functional one, and it found its way into this Joseph Joseph Lemon Juicer, and consequently into the Twist Press, a hand-operated espresso maker that can rival a state-of-the-art, expensive, ...
Tags: Kitchen, Coffee, Design, Espresso, Product Design, Maker, Machine, Twist, Drinkware, Espresso Maker, Barista & Co, Coffee Caffeine, Coffee Gif, Coffee Near Me, Joseph Joseph Lemon Juicer

Dan Robbins, artist behind paint-by-numbers phenomenon dies at 93

Inspired by Da Vinci, the creations of Dan Robbins were originally panned but went on to sell millionsDan Robbins, an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s, has died. He was 93.Robbins, whose works were dismissed by some critics but later celebrated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, died on Monday in Sylvania, Ohio, said his son, Larry Robbins. Continue reading...
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Review: Episode 8 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

I don't suppose that when the producers of Portrait Artist of the Year asked Jodie Comer to sit for Episode 8 that they realised that they would have an actress who has been nominated for very many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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How to Record a Voice Narration for Your Next PowerPoint

At Ethos3 we have talked about the importance of the send ahead presentation. This presentation is often the meeting before the meeting and often the key to landing that in person opportunity. Typically, this type of presentation is a self-explanatory slide deck that is filled with content heavy slides in an effort to communicate everything you feel is important. The main idea of a send ahead presentation is to set yourself apart from your competitors and engage your potential audience. With a c...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Voice, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Narration, Voice Over, Speakig, Voice Narration

This handy piece of limited-edition EDC is made entirely from Damascus Steel!

Barring the pivot and the two screws that hold the handle and blade together, the Boker Merlin is entirely made from the legendary marbled metal. Created as a special edition, the variant is based off one of Boker’s classic designs by Wilfried Gorski. Partnering with Chad Nichols, a trained steel-smith who’s perfected the art of making corrosion-resistant Damascus Steel, Boker spared quite literally no effort by building every component of the knife from the marbled metal, right from the blade t...
Tags: Deals, Europe, Usa, Design, Damascus, Product Design, Edc, Damascus Steel, Boker, EveryDayCarry, Wilfried Gorski, Boker Merlin, Chad Nichols, Damascus Steel Boker

One-year Master’s in Leadership for Creative Enterprises

Take creative expertise to the next level with classes in Finance, Marketing + Leadership. The MSLCE program at Northwestern University develops innovative and entrepreneurial business leaders across Entertainment, Media and the Arts. Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises at Northwestern University Our one-year cohort program fosters direct engagement with thought leaders shaping today’s creative sectors in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and other major cultural hub...
Tags: Art, Education, Northwestern University, Chicago New York Los Angeles, Entertainment Media

How The Museum Field Is Dealing With Repatriation Of Culture

Chip Colwell: “As a museum curator and scholar of the repatriation movement, I am stunned by the pace of these unfolding events, which seemed unlikely not long ago. I now understand that the repatriation battles are not isolated to a few museums wrestling with their colonial legacies. These clashes are fueling a war over the rights of former colonial subjects and the future of museums.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Chip Colwell, 04.04.19

Review Panel

This week, I attended artcritical's Review Panel, hosted by editor/publisher David Cohen and paneled by Nickolas Papas, Martha Schwendener and Alexi Worth. As David said in closing the discussion, "The four exhibitions revolve around the visual and conceptual...", which indeed...
Tags: Art, David, David Cohen, Review Panel, Nickolas Papas Martha Schwendener, Alexi Worth

Critic’s Pick: Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists

The war and its human toll had a profound impact on artists addressing the turbulent times. The personal and political meet in a poignant show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Tags: Art, News, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Leon, Philip, Chung, Tiffany, Carl, Andre, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Golub, Politics And Government, Washington (DC, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Guston

What's a better term than "Sustainable Design"?

I am leaning to Responsible Design.
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Cardboard Creations

Detailed models of cars, tanks, household objects, robots, toys and musical instruments made out of cardboard. Cool things made of cardboard by talented Japanese artist Monami Ohno. Also check out: Cardboard Sculptures
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Monami Ohno

Can The Shed Mitigate The Corporate Wasteland Of Hudson Yards?

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, the Shed is meant to be the cultural giveback that compensates for the vulgar mess of the larger Yards project. Looking a bit like a bubble-clad airplane hangar, it sits on the southern edge of the Yards with two distinct elements defining its architecture: a boxlike form projecting out of the bottom of a high-rise residential tower, and a canopy with translucent plastic side panels, mounted on wheels and rails, that opens onto a public ...
Tags: Art, Issues, Diller Scofidio Renfro, Hudson Yards, Rockwell Group, 04.03.19

East Imperial + Jim Meehan’s Delicious Grapefruit Soda

With real fruit, a gently effervescent mixer that's flavorful enough to sip on its own Made in collaboration with Jim Meehan, East Imperial‘s new grapefruit soda was inspired by a cocktail Meehan made for a rum brand—one that called for a grapefruit mixer. He was unhappy with the market’s selection and felt he had to choose between a natural grapefruit juice or a soda with …
Tags: Drinks, Design, Interviews, Soda, Cocktails, Food + Drink, Mixers, Meehan, Jim Meehan, East Imperial, East Imperial Jim Meehan, Jim Meehan East Imperial

Absurd? Why Would LA County Museum Of Art Spend $650M To REDUCE Its Gallery Space?

Christopher Knight: “What was once a project designed to add nearly 50,000 square feet of critically needed gallery space committed to showcasing the museum’s impressive and still-growing permanent collection of paintings, sculptures and other global works of art has been turned on its head. Now, rather than enlarge the capacity, the scheme is to reduce the existing gallery square footage by more than 10,000 square feet.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Visual, Christopher Knight, 04.03.19, LA County Museum Of Art Spend

There’s A Ton Of Money In Video Games. Video Game Workers Aren’t Getting Much Of It

It’s a $44 billion business. But recently there have been layoffs. Workers have no protection. And some parts of the workforce barely make $10 an hour. Not the picture you thought, right? – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, 04.04.19

Design Tool: Hawkeye Brings Eye Tracking Tests to All via iOS app

Design Tool: Hawkeye Brings Eye Tracking Tests to All via iOS app abduzeedoApr 04, 2019 I have been designing interface for software for the past 20 years. When I started, back in 1998 in Brazil, one of the biggest challenges and constraints was the difficult access to resources and design tools to test the work being done. When you are designing for huge audiences we need to be able to optimize for the best way to organize the information. Fast forwarding to...
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What You Can Expect When Visiting the Manhattan Penthouse of Architect Paul Rudolph

Architect Paul Rudolph was a leading figure of modernism in the 50s, known for his contributions to the Brutalist movement and complex floor plans. Responsible for designing the Yale Art and Architecture Building where he served chairman for six years, other notable landmarks of Rudolph's include the Lippo Center in Hong Kong, canalside homes in Sarasota, Florida, the 23 Beekman Place penthouse, and the once proposed plan for the Lower Manhattan Expressway. But however important his achievements...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Barcelona, Architecture, Yale, Manhattan, Richard Serra, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph, Wagner, Ernst, Sarasota Florida, Manhattan Penthouse, Rudolph Foundation, Paul Rudolph, Lippo Center

Currently Crowdfunding: An Industrial-Grade Chef's Knife, an Insulated Wine Bottle, 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, Eric Strebel, MAKO Design Invent North America, Elmax, Alfred Backpack Hanger


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These Educators Are Using Hip Hop to Change Silicon Valley's Representation Problem

CodeScty uses hip hop to teach computational thinking. "Say your ABCs," Armando Somoza says. "It's usually in song form, right? Across countries and languages, we've seen the power in this mnemonic device, the power of call and response, the power of communal, creative learning experiences." Somoza and his cofounder Chenits Pettigrew have been artists and educators for nearly 20 years, and have long wondered why technology training programs so often ignore the simple structure that informs so ma...
Tags: Google, Design, Crowdfunding, France, New York City, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley, Drake, Babbel, Harlem, Nyu, Kiki, Rosetta Stone, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Pettigrew, Somoza

Cj Hendry Is an Instagram Hit. But Can She Woo the Art World?

Her hyper-realist drawings leave viewers in awe, but she’s hoping a solo exhibition and an artistic shift will bring her closer to art-world acceptance.
Tags: Art, News, Social Media, CJ Hendry


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European Parliament Calls for Closure of EU Freeports

The European Parliament has called for EU freeports to be closed across the continent following a highly-critical report on tax evasion and money laundering this past week.  The report notes that freeports have become popular “for the storage of substitute assets, including art, precious stones, antiques, gold and wine collections–often on a permanent basis–and financed from unknown sources.” Read more at […]
Tags: Art, News, Eu, European Parliament, Art News, Minipost, European Parliament Calls

Gagosian Now Represents Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Gagosian now represents artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Art News reports.  “It’s such a dream come true,” the artist says. “I mean, just having an art career—period—is a dream come true as far as I’m concerned.” Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Gagosian, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Nathaniel Mary Quinn Art News

Berlin’s Jewish Museum No Longer Accepting Donations from Sackler Family

The Jewish Museum in Berlin, will no longer accept donations from the Sackler family, Art Newspaper reports, growing an increasingly large list of institutions not accepting funds from the institution.  “In 2002 we were not aware that OxyContin is subject to misuse,” a museum spokesperson says, referring to the last time the museum received funds from the […]
Tags: Art, News, Berlin, Art News, Minipost, Art Newspaper, Sackler, Sackler Family

Salvador Dalí, Book Illustrator

“Throughout the second half of his life, Dalí had a curious side-project … illustrating the Western canon: Don Quixote and Macbeth in 1946; The Divine Comedy between 1951 and 1964; the Bible between 1963 and 1964; Alice in Wonderland in 1969; Henry V and Henry VI in 1970; The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel in 1973; and Paradise Lost in 1974. Browsing a shelf of the West’s most renowned titles, it’s surprisingly hard to find one for which he didn’t do the pictures.” – Artsy
Tags: Art, Alice, Henry V, Paradise Lost, Visual, Don Quixote, Dali, Henry VI, Gargantua, 04.02.19, Salvador Dalí Book Illustrator

What If You Imagined An Ideal, Democratic, Artistically Vibrant Arts Space? Would It Be The Shed?

“We kind of stepped off a cliff and proposed a multi-use, multi-genre space that wasn’t devoted either to visual or performing arts, but could embrace that whole spectrum and anything we couldn’t forecast in the future.” – CityLab
Tags: Art, Issues, 04.03.19

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