Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday, edging past David Hockney.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr

Do You Want More Audiences and Donors? 2 Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conferences to Choose From!

Toronto, June 18-19; & Chicago, July 30-31. Build Your Next Generation Strategies for Revenue Growth. Sign up by May 31 and bring 2 colleagues for FREE! (3-for-1). Digital Marketing Skill-Building Track included! Where Great Minds Meet Arts Reach, the Association of Arts Management, Marketing and Development Professionals, has collected the best speakers from across North America for this hands-on learning experience that will have an immediate positive impact on the way you do business...
Tags: Art, Toronto, Chicago, Opportunities, North America, Wallace Foundation, Arts Marketing Development amp, INTIX The Phoenix Symphony

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s Wednesday.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr

A turntable fitting for the 2020s

As a fitting companion to our favorite (and perhaps the most controversially popular) music playback device, the Elbow Cassette Player, Louis Berger’s oTon is a quirky playback device for serious design junkies and audiophiles.With a design that’s audacious enough to get me to quit Spotify to listen to LP discs full time, the oTon is vertical, exposes most of the vinyl disc, and is practically completely transparent… a design choice that makes the album art on the vinyl discs visible during play...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Turntable, Transparent, Product Design, Louis Berger, Oton, Vinyl Player

A Harvard Dean Is Working On Harvey Weinstein’s Defense. Students Protested. Harvard Removes Dean

Conor Friedersdorf writes that Harvard’s actions go against the principle that everyone deserves a defense. “Educational institutions ought to teach young adults this justice-enhancing logic. Harvard is now teaching its undergraduates how to undermine it.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Harvard, Harvey Weinstein, Issues, Conor Friedersdorf, 05.14.19

AO Auction Recap – New York: The Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, May 13th-14th, 2019

Claude Monet, Meules (1891), final price: $110,747,000, via Sotheby’s It’s been a wild week so far the world’s financial elite, especially in New York, where the stock market has plummeted over fears of an ongoing trade war with China and the attendant tariffs that implies. Yet that didn’t seem to deter the city’s auction houses […]
Tags: Art, New York, China, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Sotheby, Auction Results, AO Auction Recap, Claude Monet Meules

Met Museum Says It Won’t Accept More Sackler Money

“The moves reflect the growing outrage over the role the Sacklers may have played in the opioid crisis, as well as an energized activist movement that is starting to force museums to reckon with where some of their money comes from.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.15.19

Polite? Pleasant? Not Words You Ever Thought Would Characterize The Whitney Biennial

Linda Yablonsky: “Considerate” and “pleasant” are not words I ever expected to apply to a show that carries outrage and upset in its historical baggage. With works by 75 participants, this biennial is an airy installation of refined art as free of bombast as it is of new ideas. It doesn’t preen. It doesn’t strut. Strangely, for an exhibition that aligns with the politics of resistance, it doesn’t ruffle many feathers, either.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Visual, Linda Yablonsky, 05.14.19

Daniel Libeskind Designing Museum Of Humans In Kenya

The project was commissioned by conservationist Richard Leakey, whose fossil discoveries have helped reveal how humankind has evolved. “The museum — titled ‘ngaren’ — will be the first center of its kind to present research, discovery, and exploration of more than two million years of human history and the origins of our universe from evolution, biodiversity, and overpopulation, to war, disease, and climate change.” – DesignBoom
Tags: Art, Kenya, Visual, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Leakey, 05.14.19

“T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America” at the National Museum of the American Indian

Bold, political, multidimensional and wildly important works by the visionary artist After fostering his talents at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, T.C. Cannon entered the art scene with a vision to subvert traditional perceptions and dismantle stereotypes surrounding native art. He did so by combining historic, traditional motifs and images with his own distinct, contemporary style. Though his life was …
Tags: Art, Design, America, Painting, Culture, Artists, Smithsonian, Native American, Paintings, National Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Native Art, T.C. Cannon

The Madillo helmet’s design allows it to work as an indicator and distress beacon

Disruptive in both form and function, the Madillo helmet is quite unlike any helmet you may have seen. For starters, it ditches the regular hard-hat shell you’d expect from a helmet, for something Lukas calls an auxetic material, or a material capable of stretching in a given direction. This material and unusual pattern gives the Madillo the ability to comfortably take the shape of your head, embracing its shape. Connecting cords hold the helmet together and can be stretched through the earpiece...
Tags: Design, Safety, Bicycle, Helmet, Product Design, Beacon, Lukas, Indicator, iF Design Award, iF Design Talents, Lukas Franz, Madillo

Trump Proposed Killing The NEA. House Democrats Propose A Budget Increase

The bill funds the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Both would receive $167.5 million, an increase of $12.5 million from current spending. – The Hill
Tags: Art, Issues, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, 05.14.19, NEA House

“Not Good Enough”: London’s Royal Opera House Announces 19 Male Conductors, One Woman For New Season

The Royal Opera’s director of opera, Oliver Mears, was asked if that was a good ratio. “No it is not an acceptable ratio at all … of course,” he said. “But this is something which is a long-term project. It’s not going to happen instantly and in the following years we have a much better ratio of female conductors and it is something which is is an absolute priority for us.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Opera House, Oliver Mears, 05.14.19

Ogle These Vintage Public-Domain Cat Pictures From the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress hosts a vast library of public domain images that can be used for anything you want, including commercial use. And they occasionally curate small collections from their database of over 800,000 photos, prints, and drawings. The Library has built 28 themed collections of images, including a…Read more...
Tags: Images, Photos, Art, Photography, Cats, History, Lifehacks, Library Of Congress, Public Domain

Elephant Wall Plugs

Creative electrical outlet attachment will add small Elephant to your bedroom. Elephant in the ROOM wall plugs designed by Gal Bulka and Idan Noyberg. Elephant in the ROOM Also check out: Solar Powered Window Socket
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Man Dives To The Deepest, Remotest Place On Earth And Finds… Plastic

Vescovo, the Dallas-based co-founder of Insight Equity Holdings, a private equity fund, found the manmade material on the ocean floor and is trying to confirm that it is plastic. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Dallas, Issues, Vescovo, 05.14.19, Insight Equity Holdings

BP Portrait Award - The Thirty Year Vote - which is your favourite?

2019 mark's the 30th year of BP's sponsorship of the annual Portrait Award competition hosted and run by the National Portrait Gallery in London.  So this year they're doing something a bit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, London, National Portrait Gallery, Making A Mark

Ocean explorer finds plastic waste during worlds deepest dive

This May, American Victor Vescovo broke the standing record of the world’s deepest solo dive, venturing 7 miles into the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, where he discovered four potential new species as well as plastic waste and candy wrappers. Vescovo is a wealth equity investor with an interest in ocean exploration. He traveled in a high-tech submersible that can withstand enormous amounts of pressure from the 35,849-foot descent. In fact, the submarine is capable of withstanding the weight o...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Bbc, Oceans, Plastic, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, Species, Plastic Waste, Ocean Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Victor Vescovo, Vescovo

What are Elastomers, and How Can They Improve Your Manufacturing Process?

Elastomers: what you need to know With 3D printing came a revolution in manufacturing and industrial design, underpinned by dramatic developments in printing materials. One material that has provided proved material innovation is the elastomer, which gives users the ability to 3D print flexible parts to meet their prototyping needs. What is elastomer? The name elastomer comes from the term 'elastic polymer'. An elastomer is a rubbery material composed of long chainlike molecules—polymers. Elast...
Tags: Design, Tech, Materials, 3d Printing, Manufacturing, Stratasys, Elastomers

The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Built This Summer

In partnership with Austin–based construction technologies company ICON, and nonprofit New Story, Yves Béhar has revealed plans to build the world's first 3D-printed community this summer in a yet-to-be-disclosed, semi-rural location in Latin America. The ambitious project plans to provide homes for over 50 families. Images of ICON's proof of concept home in Austin (courtesy of ICON)The project adapted ICON's $4,000 3D-printed home—which debuted during SXSW in 2018—through a variety of community...
Tags: Design, Austin, Architecture, 3d Printing, Latin America, Sxsw, Behar, New Story Yves Béhar

Reader Submitted: A Student-Designed Urban Instrument Takes Over Times Square During NYCxDesign

Project Hurrah! is an urban musical instrument designed by Karol Murlak, Danielle Begnaud, Kasia Michnowska, and Marzena Krupa. This playful and interactive installation is a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States. The installation takes the form of a large-scale xylophone composed of stainless steel vertical tubes. When tapped consecutively with a drumstick, the tubes play the Polish birthday and anniversary song, Sto Lat. Users don...
Tags: Design, United States, Poland, Reader Projects, Karol Murlak Danielle Begnaud Kasia Michnowska, Marzena Krupa, Guillermo Hernandez Martinez, Guillermo Hernandez Martinez View

Design Job: Are You On Your Career's Side? Nationwide Insurance Is Seeking an Experience Strategist in Columbus, OH

Provides consulting services on one or more technical specialties such as usability, interaction or visual design, prototyping or content. Leads project teams to define and document site architecture, navigation elements, content strategy, map user flows, and propose best practices in usability and interactive design based on a deep understanding of customer needs. Recommends innovative solutions that balance customer needs with business viability and technical feasibility. Creates exceptional u...
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Laura Dern’s 40-Year Acting Career Has Been As Flexible As Her (Extraordinary) Face Is

Among the many anecdotes in Christine Smallwood’s profile: “She never dabbled in the drugs and alcohol that were omnipresent on film sets. Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols once pulled her aside while they were shooting Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains and scared her straight. (Dern celebrated her 13th birthday on that set.) ‘I was saying to my mom, Who knew that the best thing to do would be to send your daughter to do a movie with the Sex Pistols for five months?'” – The New York Times Ma...
Tags: Art, People, Laura Dern, Paul Cook, Dern, 05.07.19, Christine Smallwood

Beautiful vacation home in Brazil is crafted from upcycled stone and salvaged bricks

Designed by Curitiba-based firm Solo Arquitetos, the Lake House sits overlooking the expansive wetlands of the Paranapanema River in southern Brazil. Designed to blend into its natural setting, the family vacation home was mainly constructed out of upcycled materials such as broken stones found on-site and reclaimed bricks salvaged from an old factory. Located in Alvorada do Sul, in southern Brazil, the Lake House sits on a beautiful, natural lot with river vistas. According to the architects,...
Tags: Design, Brazil, Curitiba, Eduardo Macarios, Solo Arquitetos the Lake House, Paranapanema River, Alvorada, Brazil the Lake House

‘The Most Holistic Approach To Creating Belonging That I Have Witnessed In A Theatre’

Critic Alex Rosenfeld writes about A Fierce Kind of Love, a devised play about the intellectual disability rights movement, and how everything about the production, from the integration of performers with disabilities into the development of the script and the cast to the provisions made by the presenter (FringeArts in Philadelphia) for audience members of varying (dis)abilities, demonstrated the difference between inclusion and belonging. – HowlRound
Tags: Art, Theatre, Philadelphia, SJ, 05.14.19, Alex Rosenfeld

Pittsburgh Opera Postpones Major New Opera. What (If Anything) Does This Say About New Opera? (About Pittsburgh Opera?)

The company expected to deliver “Bhutto” — a dramatic treatment of the history of Pakistan’s Bhutto political dynasty — this coming November. However, “Bhutto” has been removed from next season’s lineup and put on hiatus primarily due to lack of funding, according to the opera. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tags: Art, Music, Pakistan, Pittsburgh Opera, Bhutto, 05.15.19

The Design Intelligence Award accelerates good project into world-class product designs

Design awards are often a mechanism to discover good design. A panel of judges help identify designs with potential, and reward them for being a good concept, or having a good execution. China’s premiere awards program, the Design Intelligence Award (DIA) operates on a slightly different path. It doesn’t just discover good design. It develops it. Working in part like an award program and in part like a product accelerator, the DIA Awards have a long, arduous, meticulous process. They identify go...
Tags: Design, Technology, China, Awards, Automotive, Popular, Sdk, Mono, Product Design, Random, Yamaha, Hexa, Zanwen Li, Marion Pinaffo, Raphaël Pluvinage, Heng Balance Lamp

What if Google’s services could revolutionize business conference calls?

Most people know Google to be an extremely popular customer-facing company, but a large part of Google’s empire lies in its enterprise solutions. From Google’s productivity tools to its business suite that unlocks the power of the drive, the email dashboard, calendar/organizer, all to streamline your business and your meetings, Google’s services play a very integral role in fostering collaboration, increasing productivity, and enriching businesses, both large and small… however, Google’s enterpr...
Tags: Google, Design, Enterprise, Audio, Speakers, Office, Product Design, Conference Call, Teleconferencing, Google US, Agustin Bernaudo, Alex Nys, Agustin Bernaudo Alex NysThe Google

AUDIs new electric car will have autonomous vehicle capability and a roof that holds real plants

AUDI revealed the concept for a new electric car with autonomous driving capabilities at Auto Shanghai 2019, and this vehicle really pushes the limits when it comes to connecting technology with nature. Apart from the AI technology implemented to take most of the effort out of driving in general, the AI:ME autonomous vehicle is completely electric. On the interior of the car, a wooden pergola roof allows climbing plants to grow and thrive. According to the company, the AUDI AI systems are “cap...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Frankfurt, Innovation, Shanghai, Plants, Audi, Electric Car, Green Transportation, Autonomous Vehicle, Audi Images

Ten Must-See Movies Setting The Buzz At Cannes

Bill Murray and zombies, Afghanistan, football. It’s an eclectic (to say the least) lineup this year. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Afghanistan, Bill Murray, Cannes, 05.14.19

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