Make Sophisticated Laser Cut Parts

Introducing Matte White Acrylic To The NZ Catalog Acrylic is the most popular material for laser cutting for a reason—make that several! It’s super versatile; you can design anything from electronics enclosures and robots to jewelry and wedding decorations. Plus, it’s affordable, so you can keep costs low and, if you’re creating a product to sell, this means a higher profit margin. And while we love the sleek, shiny acrylic, there’s something really special about matte acrylic, The post Make Sop...
Tags: Design, Laser Cutting Materials, Product & Design Ideas, NZ Catalog Acrylic

Johannes Helgeson

Originally from Sweden and now based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Johannes Helgeson is a concept artist and illustrator workin in the gaming industry. in his online presence, Helgeson emphasiszes character and costume design. His style can be springy and cartoon-like, brushy and textural or highly rendered — sometimes all at once. Many of the images on his Artstation site are accompanied by their preliminary drawings. I particularly like his homage to one of J.C. Leyendecker’s most famous Arrow Sh...
Tags: Art, Sweden, Illustration, Copenhagen Denmark, Leyendecker, Helgeson, Concept & Visual Dev, Johannes Helgeson

Make Some Noise For Larger Hardwood Materials

You’ll Love The Expanded Selection Of Maple, Oak And Walnut Just Added To The USA Catalog When we introduced hardwoods to the USA catalog back in August 2018, we got great feedback. You loved them! Having the P1 size was a great place to start for smaller products such as electronics project boxes and jewelry, but not having any larger dimensions was a bit of a bummer and cramped some of that making style for grand designs. The post Make Some Noise For Larger Hardwood Materials appeared first on...
Tags: Usa, Design, Laser Cutting Materials, Product & Design Ideas

AgencyLogic Support Series – The Logo Library

Reusability is a key tenet in how the AgencyLogic software works, specifically we want to make sure that wherever possible you can reuse content and don’t have to redo, re-upload or recreate anything. You can see this in the Logo library; it allows you to store an unlimited number of images to be used in your PowerSite designs. Please follow these steps to access and use it – if you have additional questions give us a call on: (888) 201-5160 or email: [email protected] To access the li...
Tags: Images, Image, Real Estate, Design, Support, Marketing, Help, Radio, Contact, Logo, Graphic, AgencyLogic, Powersite, Upload, PowerSites

Andres Serrano Lets Objects Do the Talking

Thirty years after his infamous image of a plastic crucifix sparked the first skirmish in the culture wars, the artist-provocateur trains his focus on “The Game: All Things Trump.”
Tags: Art, News, Gallery, Jack, Trump, Robert, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, MAPPLETHORPE, National Endowment for the Arts, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Andres Serrano, Central Park Jogger Case (1989, Shainman

Artists Slam Spotify In Open Letter After Company Appeals Copyright Decision That Would Make Them Pay Songwriters More

“We’re hurt and disappointed,” begins the letter, which is addressed to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. Their reason for calling out Spotify alone, while Google, Amazon, and Pandora were also listed on the appeal, is because the artists say it was “the only provider that made us feel we were working to build a modern music industry together.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Pandora, Daniel Ek, Google Amazon, 04.10.19

Nokia’s Home Assistant encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle

Now if a Google Home or an Apple HomePod could give me inputs on how to stay healthy, by collating my information and giving me tips on how to live a better life, I’d definitely consider it. If a home assistant could tell me if my sleeping patterns needed improvement, or that my diet could use some tweaking, or perhaps some outdoor time for my heart-rate, that’s what I’d really value in a home assistant. Nokia’s Home tries to be that guardian. Designed as a conceptual device by Rik Oudenhoven du...
Tags: Android, Home, Music, Design, Fitness Tracker, Privacy, Audio, Speakers, Nokia, European Union, Health Tracker, Product Design, Sleep Tracker, Smart Speaker, Home Assistant, Google Home

Roberto: With A Song

With a bass line and percussion that encourages head-nodding, LA-based singer/songwriter Roberto’s “With A Song” is a lovely bedroom-pop song with a perfectly unfinished tinge. “Unreleased demo” is all the song’s bio reads, but the track gleams with promise. Roberto shows writing prowess and an uncanny ability to weave in and out of the melody. There’s autotune, a distortion and playfulness—and it all works.
Tags: Music, Design, La, Los Angeles, Pop, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Roberto, Bedroom Pop

Tom Tom City Art Bus Competition Video

BRO’s very own team member Craig Snodgrass won Tom Tom Festival’s City Art Competition. The Tom Tom Festival and JAUNT announced in March that Craig Snodgrass’s “Scenic Snodbots” is this year’s winning JAUNT Bus design for the fifth annual City Art Bus competition. Craig Snodgrass has served as web director of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine for over a decade. Outside of the office, he’s either spending time with his family or designing and illustrating “Snodbots.” “I hope ...
Tags: Art, Video, Sport, Festival, Cycling, Festivals, Contest, Charlottesville, Tom Tom, Go Outside, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Tom Tom Festival, Tom Tom Foundation, Craig Snodgrass, BRO Athlete Team, Craig Snodgrass Tom Tom

Samsung’s latest attempt at a bezel-less phone involves rotating cameras

Not many people would remember Oppo’s first phone. The N1, Oppo’s premier phone was quite revolutionary for its time, literally! Because the N1 didn’t have a front-facing camera. Instead, it had a rotating camera module that you could flip to face any way, allowing you to do front-facing shots, back-facing shots, or even upward shots. The rotating camera module didn’t quite catch on, but it gave Oppo enough traction to become the smartphone behemoth it is today. That rotating camera, however, ...
Tags: Design, Samsung, Smartphone, Cellphones, Galaxy, A80, Product Design, Oppo, Samsung India, Rotating Camera

Academia’s Itinerant Labor Problem: How Exploitation Of Adjuncts Betrays Students

In the nineteen-seventies, about a quarter of college faculty were on limited-term, adjunct contracts; the majority of professors were tenured or on the tenure-track. Today, it’s estimated that nearly three-quarters of college faculty are adjuncts.  – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Issues, 04.09.19

Vans Debuts New Surf Booties and Fly-less Board Shorts

Two new products aim to increase comfort and enhance performance in the water Vans is finally testing the waters with the release of the brand’s first-ever skate-inspired surf booties and fly-less swim trunks. Both pieces are innovative designs for the traditionally skate-oriented company, and Max Vorlop (Vans Senior Apparel Designer) says that experimentation is at the root of all their surf designs. “The whole spirit …
Tags: Booties, Design, Style, Interviews, Surf, Surfing, Apparel, Beach, Swimsuits, Vans, Board Shorts, Swim Trunks, Surf Gear, Max Vorlop Vans Senior Apparel Designer

Rushing Restrictive Laws About Internet Content After Terrorist Tragedy Is A Bad Idea

There are vile things on the internet. And after what happened with shootings in New Zealand, there are calls to clamp down on digital content. That may be a bad idea, argues David Sullivan. – Slate
Tags: Art, Media, New Zealand, 04.09.19

Yes, Returning Native American Artifacts From Museums Really Does Help

Chip Colwell, senior curator of anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, in a New York Times Op-Ed: “Repatriation can turn museums from places of colonialism into mediating spaces that confront and then move beyond their own pasts. If my grandfather took something from your poor and powerless grandfather — and your community continues to suffer because of it — then I am presented with the chance to make things right.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Issues, SJ, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Chip Colwell, 04.04.19

Death Star Cat Bed

Star Wars pet bed for cats and small dogs looks like Death Star space station. Death Star Cat Bed designed by The Monster Factory for Star Wars fans. Also check out: Death Star Camping Tent
Tags: Design, Inspiration

California to allow flame-retardant-free insulation below grade, under concrete

A step in the right direction, considering that flame retardants don't actually do that much.
Tags: Design, News, California

What Pricks The Conscience (And When): The Ethics Of Whose Money You Take

I understand the logic of “We’ll take everyone’s money” and the logic of “We won’t take any ethically impure money.” Those are pure. What I question is the efficacy of cherry-picking the ethics of the donors to your arts organization. Do you choose to receive or not to receive donations from particular corners of the philanthropic universe because of the nonprofit’s core belief or your own personal core beliefs? Is your collective conscience bothered before you choose to accept the gift or aft...
Tags: Art, Issues, SJ

I Used To Have A Great Sense Of Direction. Then Came GPS… What Skills Is It Safe To Forget?

Instead of looking at what we’re learning, perhaps we should consider the obverse: what becomes safe to forget? As the internet grows ever more powerful and comprehensive, why bother to remember and retain information? If students can access the world’s knowledge on a smartphone, why should they be required to carry so much of it around in their heads? – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.09.19

Just some really gorgeous psychedelic glass art

Shut up and take my money, @sableglass. Get a load of this gorgeousness. This is an example of the “Reticello marble handmade glass art,” according to the maker. It's an Italian decorative glassblowing technique that involves merging two bubbles (one inside the other), in which the straight canes were twisted in opposite directions. Once merged, those two opposingly twisted canes cross over one another and creates that pattern that looks like a net. When done in the traditional fashion, s...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Glass, Creativity, Beauty

Milan Design Week 2019 Recap: Day 2

Yesterday marked day two for us at Milan Design Week, and our feet are feeling it. We hit the ground running at Salone del Mobile and then explored more exhibitions around town. We'll be sharing more detailed articles featuring interviews and insights into our trip soon, but for now we'll be posting daily roundups of what we saw and experienced each day at the festival. Salone del Mobile The proper way to experience Salone del Mobile is to go into the experience understanding that there is no po...
Tags: Google, Design, Australia, Vitra, Calico, Milan Design Week, Rimowa, Salone del Mobile, Ladies Gentlemen Studio, Salone Milan, Guillermo Santoma, Romowa, Santoma, Rhizomatiks Strange

The worlds tallest wood building was just completed in Norway

In March 2019, the Mjösa Tower became the tallest wooden building in the world at 18 floors (for a total of 85.4 meters tall), followed closely by the HoHo Wien building in Austria (84 meters) and the Peri-Săpânţa Monastery in Romania (75 meters). Because it was made in part with Kerto LVL wood that is both sustainable and green, the building is eco-friendly as well. While both the skeleton and the facade of the building are made of wood, the decks on the upper floors (apartments) utilize concr...
Tags: Design, US, Renewable Energy, Green, Austria, Energy Efficiency, Finland, Romania, Norway, Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Green Materials, Building Materials, Wien, METSA Wood, Kerto LVL

London becomes the first city to have an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

London is officially the first city to have an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The zone, which is active all hours of the day and night, will improve air quality in the city by cutting down on pollution caused by vehicle emissions. Any vehicle traveling inside the ULEZ will have to meet strict emission codes or be subject to fines. Scientists believe that vehicle emissions, specifically nitrogen oxide, account for the majority of air pollution in London and are a serious threat to public health...
Tags: Design, London, New York City, Sadiq Khan, Ultra Low Emission Zone ULEZ, Ultra Low Emission Zone, European Union London, ULEZ, Ultra Low Emission Zone ULEZ The zone

Women Dominate Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

Of the six authors and six translators up for this year’s £50,000 award, only one author (Juan Gabriel Vásquez of Colombia) is male. Arguably the most prominent name on the list is Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk (who took the same award last year for Flights) with Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Colombia, Words, Olga Tokarczuk, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, 04.09.19

Why Edwin Van Ruymbeke Thinks the Drones of the Future Will Look Like Birds and Bugs

The first drone Edwin Van Ruymbeke ever flew made him nervous. He was afraid he'd crash and break it; he worried it might hit someone; and he didn't like the idea of a skyline littered with the dystopian-looking propellered devices. These days he's designing a very different take on the aerial gadgets. As an aeronautical engineer and the inheritor of a family business that makes mechanical flying bird toys, Van Ruymbeke is uniquely positioned to explore bird and insect-inspired biomimetic drones...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, China, Tech, Earth, BBC News, Boston Dynamics, Forbes, Tim Bird, Edwin Van Ruymbeke, Van Ruymbeke, XTIM

Meet The Woman In Charge Of Dance Theatre Of Harlem

“On this episode of Women in Charge, Allison Benedikt talks to Virginia Johnson, artistic director and founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem. They talk about how she shifted from principal dancer to founding member to artistic director. Johnson also shares stories about what it meant to grow up as a black ballerina and what progress is being made in the dance culture now.” (podcast) – Slate
Tags: Art, Dance, Johnson, Harlem, SJ, Virginia Johnson, Allison Benedikt, 04.08.19

This Theatre Asks Audience Members To Help Plan Its Programming

“For the last year or so, the Theatre Royal [in the English city of York] has not only been asking its audience what they think of their shows – it has invited them to make programming decisions themselves.” Visionari, a group of about 20 (old) Yorkers assembled by Theatre Royal, “[have] attended workshops, met everyone from the artistic director to the graphic designer, and taken responsibility for a week-long festival in the studio.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, 04.09.19, Visionari

Critic’s Notebook: It’s a Crumbling Road to Despair. Can New York Fix the B.Q.E.?

There are a number of promising plans to repair the detested Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. But solving the problem will take an act of collective will.
Tags: Design, News, Bill, De Blasio, Stringer, Polly, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Roads and Traffic, Brooklyn (NYC, Infrastructure (Public Works, Scott M, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group, Trottenberg

Creating Slides That Are Easy to Comprehend

As audience members’ attention spans shrink, so does their ability to comprehend complex slides. In fact, unless an audience member can understand your slides at a glance, chances are you are losing their focus and engagement. We live in a multi-tasking, fast-paced world, which means your audience’s focus is split between you, their cell phone, their email, and probably some other form of distraction. When they are focused on you, it is important to communicate as much content as possible in wha...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Design, Comprehension, Comprehend

Christopher Knight: LACMA’s New Vision For Itself And Its Building Should Be Rejected

“A ‘yes’ vote from the supervisors means that more than 50 years of the county project to build the last great encyclopedic art museum in the United States is over. It has driven five former LACMA directors, scores of curators and professional staff, countless past benefactors, an array of trustees and untold others in building the institution, virtually from scratch, since 1965.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, United States, Visual, LACMA, Christopher Knight, 04.08.19

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