The Destruction of Notre Dame - only the stone will remain

The Destruction of Notre Dame It's absolutely tragic watching a huge and very fierce fire burning in Notre-Dame de Paris which is gutting the building.  Many, many people in Paris and around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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A motorcycle-compatible bionic arm that lets the disabled ride motorbikes

Combining Honda’s expertise in robotics and in motorbikes, Tom Hylton envisions a solution that helps disabled ride bikes, perhaps even in a professional capacity.The Honda Prosthetic Arm exists in the capacity of a concept, and allows people without an arm to operate a Honda motorcycle. The arm attached at the shoulder and plugs right into the handlebar, giving you a great grip over the bike. The robotic arm is also built to send commands to the bike, allowing you to accelerate, decelerate, or ...
Tags: Design, Technology, Medical, Automotive, Motorbike, Honda, ARM, Bionic, Product Design, Motorcycle, Prosthetic, Tom Hylton

Researcher Claims To Have Discovered Shakespeare’s Home In London

“The place where Shakespeare lived in London gives us a more profound understanding of the inspirations for his work and life. Within a few years of migrating to London from Stratford, he was living in one of the wealthiest parishes in the city, alongside powerful public figures, wealthy international merchants, society doctors and expert musicians.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Shakespeare, Stratford, 04.15.19

Would You Admit To Using A Thesaurus? Embarrassing, Right?

To be looking for bigger or better words is thought to be pretentious. But why? Isn’t it better to be able to communicate with more precision? – The Outline
Tags: Art, Words, 04.12.19

Healthy Food Art

Breakfast food arranged to form colorful Disney characters that you can eat. Temporary artworks created by Laleh Mohmedi make healthy food FUN. Also check out: Sashimi Art
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Healthy Food Art, Laleh Mohmedi

A Thinker’s Guide To Surviving The Coming Apocalypse

So many things seem bleak. Politics, the environment, the growing wealth gap, climate change. It’s enough to make anyone despair. But if you despair you become paralyzed. So how, exactly should we think about the coming apocalypse without succumbing to hopelessness? – The Outline
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.10.19

The Singularity Is Complete: Tyshawn Sorey Glues Together Jazz And Classical (And Whatever Else Appeals To Him)

Sorey’s work eludes the pinging radar of genre and style. Is it jazz? New classical music? Composition? Improvisation? Tonal? Atonal? Minimal? Maximal? Each term captures a part of what Sorey does, but far from all of it. At the same time, he is not one of those crossover artists who indiscriminately mash genres together. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, SJM, Sorey, 04.15.19, Tyshawn Sorey Glues

A folding hairdryer that’s as simple and elegant as it gets

Over the years we’ve seen so many flat-pack, compact hairdryers that they probably deserve a category of their own.The beauty of compact hairdryers is because there are multiple ways of achieving the same goal. Some hairdryers come with folding handles, some with rotating handles, some with handles that detach, it’s just a playground for design details really. Take for instance Offject’s Apollo 11 hairdryer concept, which features a handle detail that allows the hairdryer’s vertical vent to dock...
Tags: Design, Appliances, Product Design, Braun, Apollo 11, Hairdryer Compact Hairdryer, Offject

Why Hollywood’s Writers Are Firing Their Agents En Masse

Short answer: The Writers Guild of America asked them to. Longer answer: The Guild says agency practices have evolved to the detriment of writers and that writers are earning less as agents expand their businesses, creating conflicts of interest. But it’s difficult. Writers depend on agents to work on their behalf and have close relationships with them. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Guild, the Writers Guild of America, 04.15.19

Embracing Enthusiasm in Every Presentation

Did you know that enthusiasm is one of the greatest weapons you have as a presenter for engaging your audience and keeping them connected to your content? That’s right – studies have shown that presenters who have high levels of enthusiasm see a 37% greater return on their presentations than those who lack enthusiasm. The reason for this increase in success hinges primarily on the fact that enthusiastic people create excitement which leads to an increase in enthusiasm in those around them. As en...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Enthusiasm, Presentation Hacks

Interview: Dan Barasch on Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

An extensive survey of buildings lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed Dan Barasch, co-founder of New York City‘s Lowline (a football field-sized abandoned plot of underground land in the Lower East Side) argues in his newest book, Ruin and Redemption in Architecture, that there are four status updates for old buildings: lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed. Barasch documents buildings all over the world in these various …
Tags: Books, Photography, Design, Interviews, New York City, Architecture, Dan Barasch, Lower East Side, Lowline, Barasch, Phaidon

Bottage visualizes your emotions for your loved ones to see

This intriguing looking concept explores how messages can be communicated effectively through the use of color and visual indicators! This emotion-driven device evokes an array of feelings to help the users communicate more effectively over long distances.Housed within the beautifully designed exterior is everything needed to convey heartfelt messages; accompanying the speaker is Bottage’s unique feature, an emotion-dependent LED ring. This LED light reacts to the emotion in the user’s voice whi...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Product Design, Lou, Siyu Lou, Bottage

Audio-video jazz improv: Mn’Jam Experiment, w/teens

What’s new in improvisational music? Where else can innovation go? Mn’JAM Experiment — singer Melissa Oliveira and her visual/electronics/turntablist partner JAM — will show you. – Howard Mandel
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 04.14.19, Melissa Oliveira

Joyful music

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih play music by bigtime male composers, and by women they loved. – Greg Sandow
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Steven Isserlis, 04.15.19, Connie Shih

Yeast Never Dies

Yeast isn’t a food; it plays on food, like a conductor, or a cook. So when you realize that yeast floats in the air and lives almost forever, you may have more respect for its governance, its fungal baton. – Jeff Weinstein
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 11.15.19

San Francisco’s Wealth Problem – Can The City Survive?

With Bay Area-based tech companies scheduled to hold initial public offerings this year, the city of instant millionaires is about to have thousands of even newer millionaires. And many residents of this city — secretly and not-so-secretly — fear that 2019 is the year San Francisco becomes a truly impossible place to live. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, San Francisco, Ideas, Bay Area, 04.09.19

Catastrophic Fire Rages At Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris

The blaze in the great medieval cathedral broke out before 7 pm local time. While no human casualties have been reported, the church’s spire and most of its roof have collapsed, smoke is pouring through the historic stained-glass windows, and crews are rushing to salvage what they can of the building’s art. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Paris, Visual, Notre Dame Cathedral, 04.15.19

From The Experts: How to Design Your Wedding

When you think about how to design your wedding, what comes to mind? For us, our thoughts always wander to colors and details, like stationery or seating charts– basically, any elements that will help to share the story of your relationship with your guests. For some, those choices will be clear from the moment they get engaged. However, for others, it might feel more difficult to uncover the ways in which their story can shine in a tangible way. To offer insight, we did what we do best – we tur...
Tags: Texas, Design, California, Wedding, Wedding Planning, Justin, Jessie, Elie Saab, Tips & Advice, Planning The Details, Wedding Planners, Pro Insight, Details & Inspiration, Wedding Designers, Lynne Reznick, Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center

Are people who live in tiny houses more likely to be TreeHuggers?

A new study finds that they do have greener lifestyles and smaller footprints.
Tags: Design, News

Oil Heiress’s Collection Heads to Christie’s

30 pieces from the collection of Texas oil heiress Cecil Amelia Blaffer will go to auction at Christie’s New York next month, with works by Picasso, Rothko and more expected to earn more than $40 million. “What we are seeing more and more is the interesting collections that were put together 40, 50 years ago,” says Adrien Meyer, […]
Tags: Art, New York, Texas, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Cecil Amelia Blaffer, Picasso Rothko, Adrien Meyer

Report: Amazon Said To Be Planning New Streaming Service

The world’s biggest e-retailer would market the free music service through its voice-activated Echo speakers, sources say, and would offer a limited catalog. It could become available as early as next week. – Billboard
Tags: Art, Music, 04.12.19

Vincent Callebaut wins bid to sustainably revive Aix-les-Bains ancient thermal baths

The defunct National Baths of Aix-les-Bains will receive a vibrant and sustainably minded revival in the hands of the Paris-based practice Vincent Callebaut Architectures. Selected as the winner of a competition following the popular vote, the firm’s proposal — dubbed “The Foam of Waves” — will not only restore the ancient thermal baths, but also introduce a sustainable, energy-producing paradigm that follows the carbon-neutral guidelines as recommended by COP 21. The project will adopt a mixed...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Heritage, Paris, Luxembourg, Solar Energy, COP 21, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Green Roof, Vincent Callebaut, Mixed-use, Rainwater Harvesting, Biomass, Rainwater

NO. 7 WITH NO. 6?

On Stonehenge Aqua 140# hotpress paper (I like that stuff!).  Drew the main crow, then did the stamp of the crow (I carved this myself a few year's back) using fluid acrylic.  Next = splattered with misket and watercolor all over (covered the stamped crow before doing that).Now...where to go with this one? [Author: RH Carpenter]
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Today Is The 500th Anniversary Of Leonardo’s Birth – Why His Ideas Still Resonate

Twenty-first-century scholars at MIT ranked him the sixth most influential person who ever lived. Like Rembrandt and Michelangelo, he is so renowned that he is known by only his first name. Yet despite his fame, there are things about Leonardo that many people today find surprising. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, People, Mit, Rembrandt, Leonardo, Michelangelo, 04.10.19

Independent Curators International Gives Award to Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

New York’s Independent Curators International will give its Leo Award (named after Leo Castelli) to collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.  “Since the beginning, the passion and daily work of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo has been to contribute to an opening up of contemporary art to a wider audience,” she says of her work . “Investing […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Leo Castelli, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Patrizia Sandretto, New York s Independent Curators International, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Coltrane ’58

John Coltrane, Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings (Craft)Every few years, curators of the great saxophonist John Coltrane’s extensive body of recordings come up with yet another retrospective of his work. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, John Coltrane, Ajblogs, Coltrane, John Coltrane Coltrane, 04.15.19

This off-grid retreat in Ohio was inspired by a treehouse

With features like a natural ventilation system to cool the home and rainwater collection to supply plumbing, The Hut is completely eco-friendly in addition to being off-grid. There is no access to main electricity or water, so the minimalist structure relies exclusively on solar power. Rather than constructing on top of the building site as most projects do, the architects built the home to harmonize with its surrounding environment. While the sustainable and eco-conscious design is worth com...
Tags: Design, Ohio, Greg Dutton, Lexi Ribar, Midland Architecture, Midland Architecture Via Dezeen Photography

EU Commission Approves New Copyright Laws

The European Commission has approved new laws concerning an overhaul of copyright law, making online platforms liable for copyright infringement on their sites and forcing companies like Google and Facebook to pay publishers for the information they repost.  “It was a long road and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the discussion,” says IMPALA executive chair Helen Smith. “As […]
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, News, European Commission, Art News, Minipost, EU Commission, Impala, Helen Smith

Clever Low Poly Paper Sculpture Models for You to Make

Because 3D paper sculptures are so popular with makers, here are new and appealing designs by Éric François, the low poly model creator at Ecogami. What a great way to relax via crafting and have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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World’s Largest Airplane’s First-Ever Flight

Weighing 500,000 pounds and boasting two fuselages and a wingspan of 385 feet, Stratolaunch‘s behemoth of a plane—which will launch rockets into Earth’s orbit—took flight for the first time ever this past weekend. Taking off from the Mojave Air and Space Port, the Stratolaunch ascended to 15,000 feet, reaching speeds up to 175 MPH, before landing successfully two hours later. “It was an emotional moment …
Tags: Science, Design, Planes, Tech, Earth, Airplanes, Rockets, Orbit, Linkaboutit, Mojave, Mojave Air, Aircrafts, Stratolaunch

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