The flexible FRAME pad is capable of being a tablet, laptop, AND a desktop

It’s been roughly two years since the first time we saw a flexible-screen device (or imagined it) and to be honest, we still haven’t figured out WHY exactly we need one. The only conceivable answer seems to be that mobiles are running into a creative roadblock and flexible phones seem to be the only way out, but differentiation can’t be the only reason to add a bending screen to a gadget, no?Designer Hyeong Seop Lee seems to have a pretty incredible use for bending displays. The FRAME is a flexi...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Samsung, Desktop, Desktops, Tablet, Laptop, Laptops, Frame, Product Design, Lee, Flexible Display, Pad, Hyeong Seop Lee

Panorama - Interesting hard shell roof top tent...

Panorama - Interesting hard shell roof top tent design by Jan Loss and Lukas von Rantzau on Kickstarter. What's really most striking are the images of it on that cherry red vintage Mercedes station wagon! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Our Planet on Netflix. Narrated by Sir David...

Our Planet on Netflix. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, by the makers of Planet Earth. "Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope." (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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700 Years of Persian Manuscripts Now Digitized and Available Online

Too often those in power lump thousands of years of Middle Eastern religion and culture into monolithic entities to be feared or persecuted. But at least one government institution is doing exactly the opposite. For Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Library of Congress has released a digital collection of its rare Persian-language manuscripts, an archive spanning 700 years. This free resource opens windows on diverse religious, national, linguistic, and cultural traditions, most, but not all, I...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Congress, College, India, Poetry, Religion, Iran, Literature, North America, Archives, British Library, Tajikistan, Atlas Obscura

Persian Manuscripts Spanning 700 Years, Now Digitized and Available Online

Too often those in power lump thousands of years of Middle Eastern religion and culture into monolithic entities to be feared or persecuted. But at least one government institution is doing exactly the opposite. For Nowruz, the Persian New Year, the Library of Congress has released a digital collection of its rare Persian-language manuscripts, an archive spanning 700 years. This free resource opens windows on diverse religious, national, linguistic, and cultural traditions, most, but not all, I...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Congress, College, India, Poetry, Religion, Iran, Literature, North America, Archives, British Library, Tajikistan, Atlas Obscura


This crow is saying,  What is that thing in the sky?? Oh, yeah, it's the sun.  It's been a while since we've seen much of it here in Kentucky so she's a bit confused. Second crow of April - on Yupo.  I won't paint them all on Yupo but thought I'd start that way and see where it goes.  I will also do some on my hotpress paper, and maybe even rough Arches.  Or a print, maybe days in April and so many ways to go with the crows. [Author: RH Carpenter]
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New York – Elad Lassry at 303 Gallery Through April 6th, 2019

Elad Lassry, Untitled (Boots, Caps) (2018), via 303 Gallery Currently on view at 303 Gallery in New York, artist Elad Lassry brings a selection of new photographs and sculptures that continue his aesthetic project exploring the construction, distribution and consumption of images, often through the willful subversion or deconstruction of the image’s functions, contexts and […]
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At the Tsarevnas Café...

... you can linger all night.The painting is "The Tsarevnas of the Underground Kingdom" by Victor Vasnetsov, whose "Unsmiling Tsarevna" we saw in the "Three Types of Boredom" post earlier today. The "Underground Kingdom" is a Russian folk tale you can read here. No need to discuss the painting or the tale. This is meant as an open conversation on any topic. I just named the café after the Tsarevnas.And do consider supporting this blog by using the Althouse Portal to Amazon [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Amazon, Art, Law, Ann Althouse, Underground Kingdom, Victor Vasnetsov, Unsmiling Tsarevna

It took one simple redesign to turn the plug-point into a neat wire-organizer

Loose wires are incredibly ugly and dangerous. Not only do they stand the chance of getting entangled in something (like your foot, cat, Roomba, etc.) but they’re also just plain unsightly. An unkempt wire can absolutely ruin a space’s aesthetic, and it takes a pretty keen and determined eye to spot the problem and set out to fix it.Determined to never have random loose wires corrupt the visual balance of his spaces, Andrew Ferrier designed the Cable Cradle, a simple, innovative twist on the plu...
Tags: Extension, Gadgets, Design, Cellphones, Product Design, Plug, Ferrier, Andrew Ferrier, Cable Cradle, Cable Organizer, Plug Point, Wire Organizer

Dan Robbins, Who Made Painting as Easy as 1-2-3 (and 4-5-6), Dies at 93

But was it art? No, Mr. Robbins said, but paint-by-numbers kits — all the rage among young baby boomers — gave the inartistic the “experience” of art.
Tags: Art, News, Robbins, Baby Boomers, Dan, Deaths (Obituaries, Dan Robbins, Handicrafts

Keep It Short: Why Longer is Not Always Better

A recent study showed that shorter presentations are more effective than those that are longer in length. In fact, it was proven that investment pitches that were 12 slides in length outperformed those that were longer leading to larger investment. With all the research pointing in the direction of shorter presentations it is important that you learn how to deliver your content in such a way that you get to your call to action quickly and efficiently. We’ve put together a few tips to help you ke...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Short, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Timing

Help reinvent mobility! Lyft is looking for an Industrial Designer

The ride-sharing app that just went public with its valuation is definitely a disrupter in the mobility world. The San Francisco-based start-up locked horns with Uber early in the game, and steadily grew as its competitor, becoming the second-largest trans-national corporation with a 30% market share in the United States. Lyft’s next big move is to expand in the e-scooter business, with their hardware partnership with Xiaomi. Lyft is looking for an Industrial Designer to join its team in San Fra...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Design, Technology, San Francisco, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Job Board, Product Design, San Francisco California, San Francisco California USA, E-scooter, United States Lyft, Xiaomi Lyft, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert

Blurred McDonald’s Billboards

Clever out-of-focus billboards promote iconic McDonald’s fast food products in San Juan, Puerto Rico. McDonald’s billboards designed by TBWA show blurred shapes of red and yellow fast food packaging. Also check out: Creative Billboard Advertising
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Brexit Will Have A Debilitating Effect On British Pop Music

Brexit’s greatest impact on music looks likely to be on the live sector, both on British musicians going abroad, and on foreign artists and fans travelling to the UK.  – The Guardian
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American Theatre Leadership Is Diversifying. Will It Help Diversify Audiences?

Recent turnover in some of America’s most important theatres has helped diversify leadership. And there’s work to diversify boards and staff. But there’s a long way to go to expand the audience. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, SJ, 04.05.19

LA County Museum’s $750M Contraction (Yes, You Read Right) Is A Travesty

Joseph Giovannini: “What we are witnessing is the systematic destruction of an institution whose history has been chaotic, whose architecture has been less than perfect, but that was at the same time on the verge of greatness, had a proper director been chosen to lead its rebirth,” said one prominent Los Angeles museum figure, who like virtually everyone I interviewed asked for anonymity. – LA Review of Books
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A Way To Make College A Lot Cheaper?

This is how universities could break the tuition cost curve—by making the price of online degrees proportional to what colleges actually spend to operate the courses. So far, colleges have been more aggressive in launching online graduate programs. But there’s huge potential for undergraduate education, too, including hybrid programs that combine the best of in-person and virtual learning. And yet nearly every academic institution, from the Ivies to state university systems to liberal arts sch...
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Face of the Moon Stress Ball

Designed by Japanese designer Makiko Yoshida and the team at h concept, this three-inch diameter stress ball is a kooky way to ease your tension. Complete with the moon’s face, the ball morphs into various facial expressions as you squeeze it. Equal parts weird and cute, it’s a welcome distraction for busy minds of all ages.
Tags: Wellness, Sponsored, Toys, Japan, Design, Moon, Stress Ball, MoMA Design Store, Makiko Yoshida

Test Drive: The 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53 Series

High-performance in a subtle, sophisticated package High-performance cars are meant to be fun, but brake calipers colored like Skittles and giant spoilers are a little overt for many drivers who don’t want their car to scream speed. For Mercedes-AMG—the performance arm of the Stuttgart-based brand—all that performance is available in more subtle designs. While not exactly impervious to the call of a fixed rear wing …
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Four-Legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered

A 140-foot whale fossil has been discovered off the coast of Peru, only it’s unlike any other. This particular gigantic mammal would have been able to transition between land and sea with ease, thanks to its tail and four legs. Its webbed feet would have helped move underwater, but the bend in the limbs suggests that the creature could move just as well on land. …
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Scary Bikers review – John Godber saddles up for a bumpy Brexit ride

Trafalgar Studios, LondonIn his funny and perceptive two-hander, Godber and his wife play a quarrelsome couple on a tandem trip to EuropeAlthough it dominates our lives, Brexit has so far made surprisingly few appearances on stage. It is, however, a key topic – along with grief and cycling – in this humane, funny and perceptive two-hander written by John Godber and performed by him and his wife, Jane Thornton. This is certainly the first play I’ve seen that seeks to explain why so many people vo...
Tags: Europe, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Florence, Carol, Brexit, Don, Pontefract, John Godber, Trafalgar Studios, Godber, Jane Thornton

Julian Schnabel Interviewed in The Guardian

Artist Julian Schnabel gives a frank interview in The Guardian this week, as the artist promotes his new directorial effort dedicated to the life of Van Gogh.  “Do you need to know that Caravaggio killed a guy at a tennis match to appreciate his paintings,” he asks at on point. “Have you ever seen a Caravaggio […]
Tags: Art, News, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Julian Schnabel, Caravaggio

A Vending Machine For Music?

St. Olaf College in Minnesota has one. You can buy violin strings, rosin and reeds. One enthusiastic Reddit user said: “I was there a few weeks ago for a horn audition and actually bought some of the $7 oil!”
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Beautiful family home in Western Australia boasts a bevy of passive design features

While it may not exactly be the Little House on the Prairie, Osmington-based Archterra Architects certainly made the most of a beautiful plot of grassland in Western Australia. The architects have unveiled the gorgeous 2,000-square-foot Paddock House that uses solar power, natural materials and several passive features to blend the home into its natural landscape while reducing the residents’ water and energy use. Located on an expansive field of rye grass in Margaret River, Western Australia,...
Tags: Energy, Design, House, Western Australia, Archterra Architects, Interior, Margaret River Western Australia, Little House, Douglas Mark Black, Prairie Osmington, Paddock House, Archterra Architects Via ArchDaily Photography

Beyond ‘The Ring’ And The Machine: High-Tech Opera At The Met And Elsewhere

William Kentridge’s stagings of The Nose and Lulu were, and next season’s Wozzeck will be, packed tight with video imagery. (Yet they’re surprisingly easy for the stage technicians.) The whale boats in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick couldn’t have existed without 21st-century technology. The animation in Barrie Kosky’s widely-traveled production of The Magic Flute is so intricate that some singers have to be strapped into place. David Patrick Stearns looks into the modern-day wizardry on the opera stag...
Tags: Art, Music, Lulu, Dick, Jake Heggie, William Kentridge, Barrie Kosky, David Patrick Stearns, 04.02.19

Art Gallery Of Ontario Says It Will Sell 17 Works To Diversify Its Collection

The works for sale aren’t unimportant. They’re by Montreal native and Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson. They will be included in Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s upcoming auctions, beginning in May. “A founding member of the Group of Seven, A.Y. Jackson is one of Canada’s most celebrated and important artists,” the auction house said in a statement. – ArtForum
Tags: Art, Canada, Montreal, Ontario, Visual, SJ, Group of Seven, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, 04.03.19, Group of Seven A Y Jackson

"There are three types of boredom, all of which involve problems of engagement of attention."

"These include times when we are prevented from engaging in wanted activity, when we are forced to engage in unwanted activity, or when we are simply unable for no apparent reason to maintain engagement in any activity or spectacle. Boredom proneness is a tendency to experience boredom of all types. This is typically assessed by the Boredom Proneness Scale.... People ranked low on a boredom-proneness scale were found to have better performance in a wide variety of aspects of their lives, includi...
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