Mobile App Design: NYC Taxi App Concept using Adobe XD

Mobile App Design: NYC Taxi App Concept using Adobe XD AoiroStudioApr 09, 2019 An interesting mobile app design case study by Yaroslav Lozovoi, a UI/UX designer based in Odessa, Ukraine. He shared on Behance about a concept of a NYC Taxi App, we are commonly used to the Uber experience but how about for cab drivers? Following his design process from research to the UI design, he also has done a tremendous job at building the presentation as well. 2 more poin...
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The Symfonisk Speaker Lamp has the style of IKEA, but the soul of Sonos

Designed by IKEA, and Powered by Sonos, you’re looking at the Symfonisk, a range of offerings by the two collaborating companies. Designed as a table-lamp-speaker and a bookshelf-speaker, the Symfonisk aim at merging home-decor with smart-technology, and powerful audio to create products that simply enrich houses. The table-lamp comes with a lamp and lampshade at the top and a speaker at the bottom, while the bookshelf speaker is designed to occupy the spatial footprint of an encyclopedia (somet...
Tags: Apple, Home, Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Lamp, Ikea, Wireless, Speaker, Sonos, Product Design, Bookshelf, Airplay 2, Symfonisk, Ikea Speaker

New York – Friedrich Kunath: “All Your Fears Trapped Inside” at JTT Through

Friedrich Kunath, All Your Fears Trapped Inside (2019), via JTT Presented at its New York exhibition space, JTT Gallery has tapped Los Angeles-based artist Friedrich Kunath for All Your Fears Trapped Inside, a solo show documenting the artist’s ongoing experimentation with modes of understanding and collective memory, articulated through collections of material and his own works. Kunath, […]
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The Cavalier Air is a hipster-looking smart-speaker that also wirelessly charges phones

Cavalier’s approach to audio is best described as classic. It uses classic materials and styles to create audio devices that don’t look particularly uber-tech. The Air, Cavalier’s latest offering, much like its ancestor, the Maverick showcases an absolutely retro-hipster attitude by ditching the boring plastic for knit fabric, wood, and leather.The Air is essentially a combination of three things. A smart-speaker, a clock, and a wireless charger. Its unique shape allows it to be all three, as th...
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Nashville Symphony Hires First African-American Principal In 50 Years

Titus Underwood has been acting principal oboe for more than a year and has just been awarded the position permanently. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, he was previously associate principal oboe of the Utah Symphony. – Nashville Public Radio
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Super Mario Fridge Magnets

Decorate your refrigerator with classic video game level art using magnetic characters and elements from Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Fridge Magnets – 80 magnetic pipes, flowers, coins, and bricks will help you build your own Mushroom Kingdom in the kitchen. Also check out: Super Mario Shower Curtain
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The last puzzle piece for Samsung would be to make Gaming Laptops

Samsung’s great at displays, Samsung’s great at hardware, Samsung’s great at storage. Why hasn’t Samsung made a gaming laptop yet? Among a sea of Samsung Chromebooks and Laptops, Mitul Lad has envisioned a new direction for the Korean company’s hardware team. Gaming.Titled the Escape, the conceptual laptop series is a modest entry into an already saturated category, but Samsung does it with decades of technical expertise to back it. Inspired by the dragonfly, the laptop sports angular elements a...
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Can The Shed Save The Soul Of Hudson Yards?

Zachary Small: “The answer is a thumping no. The cultural keystone of the Far West Side development is a haughty hybrid-performance venue in a city already overflowing with them at places like the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, Performance Space New York, the Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1.” – Hyperallergic
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Tairey feat. Badboxes: Lowlands

Pittsburgh artists Tairey and Badboxes collaborate on a genre-blending burner titled “Lowlands.” Badboxes, aka Harrison Wargo, provides the initial vocals—he sings of full moons, slow dances and the lowlands overtop drums and guitars. Tairey raps a well-written minute-long verse with impressive cadence—initially self-reflective, it slowly turns wiser.
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Hip-hop, Indie, Pittsburgh, Listenup, Collaborations, New Music, Tairey, Badboxes, Harrison Wargo

Be More Chill

Two years ago, I had never heard of Be More Chill, the novel or the musical. And tonight we start rehearsals for the musical -- even as it's running and breaking house records on Broadway. So what's the big deal?Some of the reviews off and on Broadway have been very positive, others more mixed. It seems many of the reviewers don't quite understand what it is they're seeing. This isn't an adult world's point of view; this story comes from the point of view of these high schools kids. And to them...
Tags: Science Fiction, New York, Theatre, Broadway, Skynet, Jeremy, Michael, Broadway Musicals, Little Shop, Scott Miller, Howard Ashman, Audrey, Fay Wray, Musical Comedy, Musical Theater, Musical Theatre

The Sad Death Of A Scholar Trapped In The Role Of An Adjunct

“To be a perennial adjunct professor is to hear the constant tone of higher education’s death knell. The story is well known—the long hours, the heavy workload, the insufficient pay—as academia relies on adjunct professors, non-tenured faculty members, who are often paid pennies on the dollar to do the same work required of their tenured colleagues.” – The Atlantic
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The Shed Is A Huge Experiment: Let’s See What Happens

So far the Shed has raised an astonishing $500m. As is traditional in the US, where public funding for the arts is minimal and institutions rely on philanthropy, the names of the biggest donors are prominently displayed in the foyer. These include companies such as Coach and Google, who have neighbouring offices and stores. “We’ve got [wealth] right there in our face,” says Alex Poots, “and as long as they keep being generous, this kind of ecology is a transformer for arts. Call the Shed the R...
Tags: Google, Art, Robin Hood, US, Issues, Alex Poots, 04.08.19

TV Viewers Are Skipping Ads. So Networks Are Changing Formats

How? Like micro-blocks – short ad breaks that are short enough -15-60 seconds that the networks hope viewers won’t fast forward through them. – Variety
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Why Printed Books Are Better For Teaching Kids To Read Than E-Books

Electronic books are becoming increasingly popular for storytime, but the researchers found the bells and whistles, such as sound effects and animation, can sometimes distract young children. – CBC
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Feathered Friend and a new tagline

Feathered Friend  Oil on panel, 8" x 6,"  SOLD Another for my Eye on Bird series. I found a book of bird clip art, it's loaded with birds of all kinds...  Most likely separated from larger illustrations on vintage greeting cards and decorative items. Wasn't sure if I'd be able to make the illustrated bird look "real" enough, another Eye on Bird painting tomorrow! Do you like my new tagline? "The Art of What Sets Cats Apart" is a bit more memorable than the old "(fe)line, shape & col...
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As you can see, I got bored with just painting a crow and decided to add the feather stencil and then play with texture in the background just pressing things into the still-wet watercolor there.  What do you think?   The third crow of April, also on Yupo.   [Author: RH Carpenter]
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The New Faces Of Classical Music?

Many of the best young players coming out of music conservatories aren’t headed for orchestra jobs (there aren’t many of those). Instead they’re forming ensembles with hip names, and exploring music of our time. – San Francisco Classical Voice
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Feedback from Battersea Arts Centre PAOTY 2020 Heats

Next week there are FIVE more Heats of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 at the Battersea Arts Centre for: Heats 5-8 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 - on Monday 8th - Thursday 11th April (10am -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Happy National Library Week!

Welcome to National Library Week!, a celebration of all that is the awesomeness of libraries. This year the event takes place April 7-13, 2019 and the theme is Libraries = Strong Communities. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Melinda Gates is acting as Honorary Chair for this year’s event.  From the American Library Association‘s website: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the...
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Contemporary A-frame home soaks up lakeside views in Mexico

On the edge of Lake Avándaro in the Mexican town of Valle de Bravo is House A, a beautiful, contemporary home that’s designed by Mexico City-based architectural firm Metodo in collaboration with Ingeniería Orca to embrace views of the lake. Named after its sharply pitched A-frame construction, the three-story home is built with walls of glass and folding glazed doors to create a seamless connection with the outdoors. A palette of natural materials complement steel and glass elements to create a...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Mexico, Architecture, Gallery, House, Mexico City, Carousel Showcase, Valle De Bravo, Lake Avándaro, Open-plan, Full-height Glazing, Local Materials, Steel Frame, Natural Materials, Solar Radiation

Robin Hood Engagement: Met Museum Redistributes Some Of Its Admission Revenue To Community

People who think they’re giving solely to this massive, illustrious arts institution by buying a ticket are actually giving some of their money directly to dozens of other, smaller cultural organizations boosting their communities at a more grassroots level. It’s a kind of reverse Trojan Horse, sneaking privilege (see: cash) outside the walls directly to the people who don’t have access to it, so they can be the ones to decide how to use it themselves. – Artnet
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Bittersweets NY Mini Strummer Charms in gold...

Bittersweets NY Mini Strummer Charms in gold and silver - perfect little guitar picks that can be hand engraved. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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The New Jazz Heroes

The Jazz Journalists Association has announced its slate of 2019 Jazz Heroes, people who have made significant contributions to the health, well-being and exposure of jazz in their cities and towns. – Doug Ramsey
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Mind’s eye

It struck me a couple of months ago that Mrs. T’s recent travails had made her even more deserving than usual of a just-because-I-love-you present. It took a bit of thinking and even more looking, but I finally succeeded in tracking down a copy of an etching, John Marin’s The Lobster Fisherman, that filled the bill to perfection. – Terry Teachout
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Nelson Algren’s Strange Midnight Dignity

In his introduction to NEVER A LOVELY SO REAL: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren, Colin Asher begins with “the first thing you should know.” – Jan Herman
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Monochromatic 430 sq. ft. apartment comes alive with bursts of color

Bright pops of yellow, orange and neutral wood cabinetry warm up this small apartment renovation in Moscow.
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