Suzanne Farrell Returns To NYCity Ballet For First Time Since Peter Martins Fired Her In 1993

Farrell’s return to the company’s studios could be further evidence that its new leaders — Director Jonathan Stafford and Associate Director Wendy Whelan — are continuing to make changes for the good. It also seems like a healing act. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Dance, Farrell, Wendy Whelan, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Jonathan Stafford, 04.12.19

London’s phone booths sculpture

Britain’s red phone booths are not a functioning lifeline these days, but they have been an icon of the country since their inception in the 1920s and evoke a lot of nostalgia. Those who long for the days when there was one on every street corner love artist David Mach‘s 1989 sculpture titled “Out of Order” that uses 12 of them in a playful way. The large red booths seem to fall onto each other much like a row of domino tiles. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the popular structure was close...
Tags: Travel, Art, London, Britain, Kingston, Kiev, All, London Road, David Mach

One-of-a-kind Wilhelm Lamp is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate

Challenged by Milanese design gallerist Rossana Orlandi to “give plastic a second life,” Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri has created the Wilhelm Lamp, a unique light fixture and tribute to the renowned German industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Presented at Rossana Orlandi’s exhibition Guitlessplastic – Master’s Pieces during Milan Design Week, the Wilhelm Lamp reinterprets the Wagenfeld’s modernist glass vase as an enlarged pendant lamp that is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate. F...
Tags: Art, Design, Milan, Lamp, 3d Printing, Recycling, Recycled Materials, Green Interiors, Milan Design Week, Recycled Plastic, Modernist, Rossana Orlandi, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Recyclable Plastic, Tiziano Vudafieri, Guiltless Plastic

Food Car

Modified Fiat Coupe car transformed into kitchen on wheels that makes fries. Red Fiat Coupe street food car made by French artist Benedetto Bufalino. Also check out: Pizza Truck
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Arts Sector Pleads With Arts Council England: Get Rid Of Your Hated Grant Application Portal

The findings follow years of mounting frustration from grant applicants with the “nightmare” system: the ‘Grantium’ hashtag on Twitter reveals virtually no positive tweets. One user described the portal as both “the most hated software” in the arts and “the least intuitive thing you’ve ever had the misfortune of using”.  – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, England, Issues, 04.11.19

Disney Used To See Netflix As A Way To Make Money. Now It Will Compete. Here’s What That’ll Look Like

Disney has thought about itself primarily as a maker of content. Netflix? That was the railway carrying the content to market. But Netflix has moved into content-making in a big way. So Disney is jumping in with its own streaming service to compete. – recode
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Netflix, 04.12.19

Disney Used To See Netflix As A Way To Make Money. Now It Will Compete. Here’s What That’ll Looks Like

Disney has thought about itself primarily as a maker of content. Netflix? That was the railway carrying the content to market. But Netflix has moved into content-making in a big way. So Disney is jumping in with its own streaming service to compete. – recode
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Netflix, 04.12.19

CALL TO ARTISTS – City of Ottawa

Opportunities for the City of Ottawa O-Train Stage 2 Public Art Program The City of Ottawa has issued two Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking professional artist teams for the Stage 2 Confederation Line and Trillium Line extensions (O-Train). To learn more about Stage 2 public art opportunities, visit
Tags: Art, Opportunities, Ottawa, City of Ottawa O Train Stage, Confederation Line

President – Berkshire Choral International

The President will provide leadership and direction for all programming, strategic planning, board relations, and management. “We come together so that we can collectively create something of more lasting value and beauty than we could ever manage as individuals.”– Conductor Robert Shaw OrganizationBerkshire Choral International (BCI) was founded in 1982 to provide amateur singers with professional level choral immersion experiences. To accomplish this goal, BCI provides weeklong singin...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Boston, Prague, United States, Recruit, Berkshire School, Berkshires, Northeastern United States, Western Massachusetts, Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Cancer Center, Berkshire County, Berkshire Medical Center, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Do Environmental Crises Of 500 Years Ago Have Anything To Teach Us?

Indeed, they do. The worst environmental disasters – the ones that killed the most people – were often deliberately worsened by predatory governments, companies and individuals. Societies that escaped environmental disaster were relatively safe from colonial exploitation, and flexible in the face of shifting environmental circumstances. We face an uncertain future but, like early moderns, there is much we can do to either ease human suffering in the face of environmental upheaval – or make it ...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Societies, 04.12.19

Fathom Founders’ New Book, “Travel Anywhere (And Avoid Being a Tourist)”

The new book acts as a manual for modern travelers By Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati—the duo behind the popular travel website Fathom—Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist) is a 192-page guide to exploring places without interrupting them. Gerba and Rosati started Fathom in 2011 to make the wonderful places they’d been to or wished to visit more accessible through intimate storytelling, product tips …
Tags: Travel, Books, Design, Interviews, Adventure, Tourism, Travel Guides, Fathom

Mark Redhill: The Trap Doors That Make Good Poetry

“Poetry has an inherent ability to not be linear, not be logical, be at times more about sound or suggestion than about direct meaning. This sounds a little bit like how the logic of dreams work.” – Toronto Star
Tags: Art, Words, 04.12.19, Mark Redhill

More ‘Power’ to you! Stanley Black & Decker is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

Probably one of the most well-known names in power tools and hardware, Stanley Black & Decker operate under the three brands, Black & Decker, DeWALT, and Stanley. From making some of the finest industrial tools to even the most indispensable household hardware and security products, Stanley Black & Decker are known for a very distinct design language, unique to each of their brands. Stanley Black & Decker is looking for an Industrial Design Intern for their Summer 2019 internship program in Tows...
Tags: Design, Internship, Job Board, Product Design, DeWalt, Stanley, Power Tools, Black & Decker, Stanley Black & Decker, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert

By Accident, Howard Sherman Finds Himself In A Theatre Audience Of Young People. It Changed His Experience

“Most theatre professionals recognise the value of bringing in younger patrons, especially those seeking careers in the theatre, as essential to the continued welfare of the industry. But there’s another benefit to bringing in such a group – that it has the effect of improving the vitality of the entire audience, broadening the range of responses to the work and breaking down the homogeneity that too often affects that essential element of theatre: the audience.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, Howard Sherman, 04.12.19

Eye Candy for Today: Martin Johnson Heade – Magnolias on Gold Velvet Cloth

Magnolias on Gold Velvet Cloth, Martin Johnson Heade Oil on canvas, roughy 15 x 24 inches (54 x 77 cm) Link is to Wikimedia Commons page with access to high a resolution image. There is also a zoomable version on the Google Art Project. The original is in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Though he also painted landscapes, seascapes and a variety of still life subjects, 19th century American painter Martin Johnson Heade was known in particular for his paintings of birds and f...
Tags: Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art

The Problem With How We Get News? The Incentives Are Misaligned

Cal Newport, a computer-science professor at Georgetown University, marshals evidence that the addictive properties of our devices are not accidental but, rather, the product of careful thinking by tech companies about the feedback loops that will keep people returning to them. Newport’s main indictment is of social-media platforms, but he also argues that people need to rethink the way they consume news.  – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Issues, Cal Newport, Newport, Georgetown University, 04.10.19

A 1920s cottage gets a new lease on life as an urban barnyard house

When a family of four outgrew their 1920s cottage in Melbourne and were about to embark on an extensive renovation, they asked Australian design studio Inbetween Architecture for a second opinion on the blueprints. Impressed by the consultation, the clients ended up scrapping their plans and instead put their faith in Inbetween Architecture to lead the redesign, one which would be more sensitive to the family’s lifestyle — and their chickens and honey bees. Affectionately called the “Urban Barn...
Tags: Extension, Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Urban Farming, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Green Renovation, Timber, Honey Bees, Cottage, Beekeeping, Shed, Gabled Roofs

New York – Austin Lee: “Feels Good” at Jeffrey Deitch Through May 18th, 2019

Austin Lee, Feels Good (Installation View), via Art Observed Part of a young crop of digital natives exploring convergences between physical and digital art practices, artist Austin Lee’s work feels particularly vivid and important. While earlier generations of artists began their careers sketching on paper, Lee began by using Photoshop and other digital tools to […]
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Underpainting Discovered in Artemisia Gentileschi Canvas

Research into a Baroque painting by Artemisia Gentileschi in Florence has revealed an underpainting that is almost identical to a canvas recently purchased by London’s National Gallery.  Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Minipost

Kamel Mennour to Show Controversially Attributed Carvaggio Alongside Daniel Buren Work

The painting of Judith beheading Holofernes, recently (and controversially) attributed to Caravaggio, will go on show at Galerie Kamel Mennour next week, alongside work by Daniel Buren’s site-specific work, Pyramidal, haut-relief – A5, travail (2017).  “I think giving audiences the opportunity to view these two works together [Buren and Caravaggio] is fantastic. It is about the parcours [journey] of 400 years […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost

Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded 168 Scholars and Artists

The next round of Guggenheim Fellowships have been awarded to 168 scholars, artists, and writers, Art News reports. “Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group,” says Edward Hirsch, the foundation’s president. “It’s an honor to […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost

This camper van features not just one, but two sleeping pods in its cozy interior

While most DIY van conversions end up as just one project, Oxford-based Jack Richens and Lucy Hedges took their passion for transforming camper vans into contemporary homes on wheels and turned it into a career. Their company, This Moving House, has just finished its sixth project, the Jubel Explorer, and it is a doozy. The ultra-compact space has been completely transformed into a chic adventuring vehicle, complete with two innovative sleeping nooks. Constructed on a long wheel base Mercedes ...
Tags: Design, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home Design, Tiny Homes on Wheels, Van Conversion, Camper Van, Jack Richens, Lucy Hedges, Camper Van Conversions, Sleeping Pods, Space Efficient Design, This Moving House, Jubel Explorer

15 Ways Of Looking At What America Will Be Like In 2024

“We asked 15 playwrights to imagine America five years into the future” — among them Lynn Nottage, Terrence McNally, Jeremy O. Harris, Adam Rapp, Jocelyn Bioh, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Nassim Soleimanpour, and Paul Rudnick. “Alongside six of the plays you’ll find videos in which actors including Nathan Lane, Kerry Washington and John Lithgow perform the works.” – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, John Lithgow, Issues, Paul Rudnick, 04.10.19, Nathan Lane Kerry Washington

The Woman Who Single-Handedly Created An Indian Style Of Opera Constructed On Indian Classical Music

Shanno Khurana first became a star performing in Punjabi folk operas in 1950s Delhi, but she was a fully classically trained singer who wanted to do serious classical work. So she devised and composed fully through-sung music-dramas based strictly on classical ragas and following their rules, and she toured her operas all over India right through the 1970s. (She’s still alive today, and still occasionally concertizing at age 91.) – Scroll (India)
Tags: Art, Music, India, Delhi, 03.20.19, Shanno Khurana

Frontage Condensed Typeface Design

Frontage Condensed Typeface Design abduzeedoApr 12, 2019 We used to run the Friday Free Fonts series of posts in the past but finding free fonts are not that easy. We understand the level of work necessary to design a font and good work is not always free. So today I want to feature the Frontage Condensed Typeface designed by Juri Zaech, a Swiss Art Director, currently living and working in Paris, France. Frontage Condensed is a layered type system inspired ...
Tags: Design

Washington State Reverses Ban On Allowing Prisoners To Get Books By Mail

“Concerns about contraband introduction led me to issue the original directive. After conducting further review, the data does not support continuing the restriction on donated, used books.” – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Washington, Words, 04.10.19

No more neglect: Mongolia says rangelands are a global priority

When most people think of conservation, they often picture the large, hallmark mammals (think pandas) or key ecosystems like coral reefs and rainforests. Few people think about or even understand rangelands as a priority for land restoration, even though rangelands cover more than 50 percent of all land on earth. In March, Mongolian community-conservation leaders persuaded the United Nations to acknowledge the importance of rangelands and commit to global action to fill glaring gaps in data. As...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Livestock, Conservation, Agriculture, Mongolia, Land Restoration, Rangelands, Grazing

Apartment renovation comes with kitchen-in-a-box & floating desk

An old apartment is refreshed with a new scheme that stacks things up to gain more space.
Tags: Design, News

Brand Identity - Arcadia Data Rebrand

Brand Identity - Arcadia Data Rebrand AoiroStudioApr 12, 2019 Let's start off the week (for me for sure) with a branding project that involves graphic design, illustration and lots of data. I would agree with most of you that data is quite a boring subject and quite a challenge to tackle through design. If we are looking for a UX data-driven perspective, then I would say that is a really fun thing to do because making UI design based on data will always make ...
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Friday Game Design: Tsuvatt Run of Fury

Friday Game Design: Tsuvatt Run of Fury abduzeedoApr 12, 2019 The 80s are definitely back after the amazing Stranger Things Netflix show. For some it never went away and some of the designers that I admire the most are masters at keeping the style of that decade alive. One of the cool things about it is of course the video-games. The pixelated badass action games like Double Dragon. We used to play that like crazy. Tsuvatt Run of Fury mobile game design is a ...
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