Cool Tech: DJI Osmo Action, Lenovo Foldable Portable PC and more

Cool Tech: DJI Osmo Action, Lenovo Foldable Portable PC and more AoiroStudioMay 20, 2019 Continuing the so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy crowd like myself out there. This is an extensive concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know! For the past week, a lot of buzzes has been made for the GoPro ...
Tags: Design, Asus, Sony, Lenovo, Bezel, Andy Boxall, Dre Powerbeats, Nest Hub Max Google, DJI Osmo Action Lenovo, DJI Osmo Action Lenovo Foldable Portable PC

[Freebie] 8 Logo Mockups on Store Fronts & Signage (High Res PSD)

Mockups are great way to so show off your designs in a real environment. And what better than to show off a brand’s identity than on a store front or outdoor sign? In this exclusive free collection from Freepik, you can get 8 high resolution storefront & sign logo mockups in all different perspectives and angles, as well as in different shapes such as rectangular, squared and circular. This easy-to-edit mockup collection includes 8 high-definition images and elements which are easy to customize ...
Tags: Design, Freepik, JustCreative, Signage High Res PSD

White Maine Coon

White Maine Coon, Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330. She's fierce. Initially photographed at a fancy cat show, this lovely has different color eyes, one blue, one green.  [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner

Game of Thrones Cat Throne

Iron Throne handcrafted out of cardboard for 17 year old “King Arthur” cat. Cardboard Iron Cat Throne made by Game of Thrones TV show fan Elly. Also check out: Disney Game of Thrones
Tags: Design, Inspiration

The Vanishing Stars Of Bengali Folk Theatre

Jatra stars used to be major celebrities, but now they have to work second (or third) jobs to make ends meet. “Jatra originated in Bangladesh and the eastern Indian states of Odisha and Bihar. It’s a living and vibrant form of theater, usually performed on open-air stages, inspired by Hindu mythology, popular legends and contemporary events.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Theatre, 05.19.19

Ruth Beckford, Often The Only Black Dancer In Modern Dance Companies, Has Died At 93

Beckford danced with the companies of Florelle Batsford, Anna Halprin, and Welland Lathrop – and “when Beckford came onstage, the audience would gasp in surprise.” In 1947, for the Oakland Department of Parks and Rec, she created the first modern recreational dance department in the country. – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Dance, 05.18.19

For Decades, Cuba Exported Radio Soap Operas – And Now Their Post-Revolution Successors Are Going Digital

Plot twists, bingeing, and deep curiosity about characters are nothing new. Cuba exported tons of radionovelas, as they were called, from the 1930s through the 1950s. After the Revolution, “Cuban emigrés in Miami began making original Spanish-language radio soap operas … that reportedly ran on more than 200 stations worldwide. The Latin American Library at Tulane University is now digitizing a whopping collection of those 1960s-era programs and encouraging academic study of Cold War soaps.” You...
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 05.18.19

Fighting Visual Clichés About Africa

Aïda Muluneh once worked as a photojournalist for The Washington Post. That didn’t go perfectly. “‘Are you an artist, or are you a journalist?’ her boss asked.” By now, the answer is clear: “Muluneh’s art isn’t coy. It deals in high-stakes disparities: Africa as aspiration and Africa as abyss. Reconsider the continent, her images command, and they proceed to connect it to a genre-blending aesthetic that reconceives notions of place and otherness.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.18.19

Call for Entries: Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2019

The Royal Society of Marine Artists has issued the Call for Entries for its Annual Exhibition in October 2019. They want to see submissions of art inspired by the sea and marine environment. 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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The Sunday prior to Mother's Day weekend, Sweetie and I drove north to Yellow Springs, Ohio.  It is a lovely little village with lots of interesting people and friendly people.  Lots of walkers at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve with their dogs of all kinds and cute little shops in the town where you can get faery stuff, wiccan stuff, crystals, and other odds and ends.  You can also get high-end jewelry and glass sculptures and get a good bite to eat at some of the many eateries.  I really en...
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter

One Talent Agency Breaks Ranks, Sides With Writers

Will this start some dominos falling or reinforce the agencies’ intransigence? “Verve, a young Los Angeles agency focusing primarily on writers, is the biggest agency so far to make peace with the opposition, though it is far smaller than the four major Hollywood agencies that are at the center of the fight.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, 05.16.19

Herman Wouk, Author Of ‘The Caine Mutiny’ And Perennial Best-Selling Writer, Has Died At 103

Wouk shot to the top of the lists with The Caine Mutiny in 1951, and he remained there “for most of a career that extended past his 100th year thanks to page-turners like Marjorie Morningstar, Youngblood Hawke and the World War II epics The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, 05.18.19

As More Commercial Movies Flood Cannes, Deals Follow

There is, however, downward pressure on the market – which may eventually hit actors, directors, and everyone else working on films in the pocketbook. And – let’s face it – Disney is a challenge. “U.S. distribution is still a big issue. There are fewer studios now that Disney has purchased Fox, and most of the major companies are more interested in remaking past hits or backing sequels to long-running franchises than they are with buying an unknown property in the script stage out of Cannes.” –...
Tags: Art, Media, 05.18.19

Thomas Nozkowski, Who Changed The Course Of Abstract Art, Has Died At 75

Nozkowski’s “small, insistent, richly hued abstractions upended the heroic scale of postwar New York art and helped push painting in a more accessible, personal and wryly self-aware direction.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, 05.17.19

Reaching out with love

It’s time to stop being angry about classical music’s place in the world, and move toward acceptance. – Greg Sandow
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 05.17.19

LA MOCA Gets A $10 Million Gift To Make Entrance Free

A board member made the announcement of her gift at a quasi-40th birthday party for the museum on Saturday night. That fits with new director Klaus Biesenbach’s vision. “‘We are not aiming at having more visitors or larger attendance, but we’re aiming at being more accessible, at having open doors,’ Biesenbach said in an interview. ‘As a civic institution, we should be like a library, where you can just walk in.'” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.18.19

There’s A Moon Rush On, And Science Fiction Is Partly To Blame

Or, if not to blame, then to illuminate how we understand our moon. “If technologies once found only in SF do sometimes become real they do not, in so doing, always cease to be science fictional. SF is not, after all, simply a literature about the future; it is a literature about the shock of new capacities and new perspectives, about transcendence, estrangement and resistance in the face of the inhuman. Its ideas shape and constrain the ways in which technological possibilities are seen, under...
Tags: Art, Words, 05.18.19

Protestors March From The Whitney Biennial To Board Member’s Townhouse

On the night of the Whitney Biennial opening,” a crowd of over 150 activists gathered at the Whitney Museum for their largest action yet: a culmination of Nine Weeks of Art and Action, a protest series spearheaded by Decolonize This Place (DTP) to oppose Whitney vice chair Warren Kanders. In a surprise move, the protesters marched from the Whitney Museum to Kanders’s townhouse in Greenwich Village to end the night.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Whitney, Visual, Whitney Museum, Greenwich Village, Warren Kanders, Kanders, 05.18.19

Knopf Fires A Longtime, Famous Editor Of Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard, And More

Longtime editor Gary Fisketjon, founder of Vintage Contemporary and a vice-president at the company, was asked to leave after a suspension and an investigation because of “a breach of company policy,” the company said. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 05.17.19, Gary Fisketjon, Raymond Carver Annie Dillard, Vintage Contemporary

The Suburbification Of The Urban Landscape

Are cities urban anymore? Or are the suburbs moving in? New buildings across the country are offering parking, private entrances, “parks,” and other perks of suburban life – downtown. Yes, “these new buildings are designed for a very narrow slice of the population — those who can afford to spend multiple millions of dollars on a home — but it’s a slice of the population whose purchasing decisions affect all city dwellers.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.18.19

"Trump is a lightning rod, and has been for some time. It is fashionable and easy to hate his work. In certain quarters, it seems to be required..."

"His badness is a foregone conclusion, but so was that of George W. Bush a decade or two ago, when many people saw his work as lightweight, and Reagan was also viewed with disdain.... The hate is more vehement these days because there is so much hate all around us, so many problems to assign blame for and so much pain and desperation."I'm reading "Stop Hating Jeff Koons/Why 'Rabbit,' the perfect art for the roaring mid-80s, continues to speak to us" by Roberta Smith in the NYT and playing with t...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Law, Like, Jeff Koons, Emotional Politics, Trump derangement syndrome, DimWhit

Paris Just Before WWII: Stunning Photos Capture Daily Life Of The French Capital In The 1930s

Café, Paris, 1930. (Photo by Alexander Artway) After the First World War ended. The French economy boomed from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period, called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, saw Paris reestablished as a capital of art, music, literature and cinema. The artistic ferment and low prices attracted writers and artists from around the world... Source
Tags: Daily, Photography, Design, France, Life, Paris, Streets, 1930s

Singapore Coffee Maker Invented A Fluffy Cotton Candy Cloud Drips A ‘Rain’ Of Sugar Into A Coffee Cup

parsa__aram The Chinese coffee company Mellower has created a tempest in a teacup with their uniquely poetic “Sweet Little Rain” espresso drink. The primary feature of this concoction is a fluffy white cloud made of cotton candy that sits above a steaming Americano and melts little raindrops of sugar right into the cup. The bulk of the photos taken are from the Mellower Coffee Singapore... Source
Tags: Coffee, Design, Rain, Sugar, Candy

“The Upside Down”: An Incredible “Stranger Things” Byers’ Home LEGO Set That Can Be Flipped Over

Fans of the global hit Netflix original series will appreciate the authentic details of this highly collectible LEGO Stranger Things toy – The Upside Down. This sturdy, brick-built model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The design of the model’s building instructions makes it a great shared building experience with friends and family. The Byers’ house features Will&# Source
Tags: Design, Lego, Down, Stranger Things, Upside

Hershey’s To Launch Limited-Edition Chocolate Bar For The Texting Generation Featuring Emojis

The Hershey’s brand came up with a new way to satisfy America’s love for emojis. For the first time in The Hershey Company’s 125-year history, the iconic Hershey’s brand is changing the look of its original milk chocolate bar and transforming each piece to include an emoji. The new Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Emoji Bars will feature 25 of the most popular emojis across six different emoji packaging... Source
Tags: Design, Chocolate, Emoji, Bar, Hershey’s

As U.S. States Strive To Make Abortion Illegal, Romance Novelists Pledge To Write About It

Why? Because of some not so great romance novel tropes. Novelist Liz Lincoln: “We need to start putting abortion in our books. … As an alternative to marrying virtual strangers after a surprise pregnancy. As a part of character backstory. As a thing lots of people experience. … It needs to be as regular in books as characters with dead parents or green eyes. As a normal part of life, not as a moral lesson where women are then punished for their choice.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, 05.17.19, Liz Lincoln

Under A Hardline Government In India, Theatre Is Facing More Censorship, And Violence

Hardline Hindu activists, empowered by the 2014 election of Narenda Modi as prime minister, have been doing things like this to plays they deem unpatriotic: “Hours before the show was due to start, the crew said they were forced to escape the venue as a mob had gathered. They said they ran down back alleys and had to take side roads to avoid being attacked on a main road. ‘It wasn’t that people didn’t like our play, expressed their dismay and left. No. We were being hunted across the city,’ sai...
Tags: Art, India, Theatre, Narenda Modi, 05.16.19, Ashwath Bhatt

Photographer Eric Floberg Shoots Stunning Double-Exposure Photos With A Tilt-Shift Lens

Photographer Eric Floberg made this 10-minute video showing how he creates in-camera double-exposure photos using a tilt-shift lens, a technique he calls his “creative bread and butter.” “Photography and filmmaking are now in the fabric of who I am, and I am deeply dedicated to serving my clients with what I love to do. Beyond my near decade of experience in the industry, I pride myself most in... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Tilt-shift, Double-Exposure, Floberg Shoots

Japan’s Hottest New Instagram Model Is An 84-Year-Old In His Grandson’s Clothes And He Looks Amazing

In the age of Instagram, it is said that anyone can be a model. Social media has given people of all ages, body shapes and races a platform to show just how fashionable they can be. One of these unconventional success stories is Japan’s hot new Instagram star called SLVR TESTUYA. The confidence and ease he exhibits makes him seen like a seasoned fashionista, but actually these are his grandson’s... Source
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Japan, Design, Old, Model

Gorgeous Celestial Maps And Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas

These illustrations are from Levi Walter Yaggy’s Geograpahical Portfolio – Comprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography. Published by Western Publishing House of Chicago in 1887, the book features large educational geographical charts. Using chromolithography, Yaggy created stunning colors and contrasts in his images of the world, its regions, and peoples. Source
Tags: Maps, Design, America, Atlas, Retro, Inspirations

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