Exit Lines: “Moulin Rouge!”

The camera doesn’t lie–while it may be a publicity still, the photo above is exactly what greets you when you enter the Hirschfeld for Moulin Rouge! The Musical! The former home of Kinky Boots is kicking up its skirts for the latest movie-into-musical, and the wonder is why it took 18 years. Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning hit is a stage natural that fits right into the snugly sinuous theater, elephant and windmills and all. Moulin Rouge! (2001) didn’t invent the jukebox musical, but it cleverly re...
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Canada unveils its first chemical-free public outdoor pool and it's gorgeous

Toronto-based architects, gh3* have just unveiled a stunning chemical-free natural pool in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. The Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool, which replaced an existing pool that dated back to the 1950s, was incorporated with several innovative natural filtration processes that uses a combination of stone, gravel, sand and botanic filtering to keep the waters clean and pristine. The project was a massive undertaking from the start. The old pool and infrastructure had to be co...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Urban Design, Innovation, Urban Planning, Green Building, Edmonton, Sustainable Design, Gh3, Water Issues, Edmonton Alberta, Post-format-gallery, Water Filtration Systems

The planet is losing an area of forest cover the size of the UK each year

The rate of world deforestation continues to accelerate, despite governments’ promises to reverse it. Now, the world loses 64 million acres a year of forested land, which is equivalent to the size of the United Kingdom, according to a new study by Climate Focus. Thirty-seven governments as well as many multinational companies, NGOs and groups representing indigenous communities have signed the New York Declaration on Forests since it sprang from the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in 2014....
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pocket of the Mediterranean

pocket of the Mediterranean #577 2019 120 x 80 x 30 cm Oil on Canvas over Wood & Wire...
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EPA repeals water protections, choosing industry over wetlands

On Thursday, the Trump administration repealed the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, an Obama-era policy designed to protect waterways. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the EPA plans to reinstate 1980s water rules. The EPA and U.S. Army will decide this winter which waterways to regulate. “Today’s Step 1 action fulfills a key promise of President Trump and sets the stage for Step 2 — a new WOTUS definition that will provide greater regulatory certainty fo...
Tags: Design, News, Obama, California, Environment, Policy, North Dakota, Wheeler, Epa, District Of Columbia, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Environmental Working Group, Water Issues, Earthjustice, Reuters

LEED Platinum CoLab Building brings first-ever CLT structure to Virginia

Earlier this summer, William McDonough + Partners and HITT Contracting officially opened Co|Lab, an innovative research space in Falls Church that has received LEED Platinum certification for its high-performance design. It is also the first cross-laminated timber structure in Virginia and the first commercial mass timber building in the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a beacon for sustainable design, the impressive building incorporates a wide swath of green features — such as Cradle-to-Cradle ...
Tags: Design, Washington, Virginia, McDonough, Hitt, Falls Church, John Cole, William McDonough Partners, Hitt Contracting, Zero Energy Certification Located, William McDonough Per William McDonough Partner

The environmental cost of the pumpkin spice latte

With fall around the corner, the pumpkin spice latte (PSL) has already taken over Starbucks menus across the country, and it’s likely that the crisp mornings will send you straight for the drive-thru. But before you prove your loyalty to the iconic, autumnal beverage, consider the effects your morning brew might have on the environment and your health, from the ingredients to the drive-thru to the disposable cups. The ingredients can be bad for the Earth and our health The recipe varies from...
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Trailer and more details released for ‘LEAP Fringe’ ahead of dance festival’s 26th year in Liverpool

10 DAYS | 7 COMPANIES | 6 VENUES | 15 PERFORMANCES 3rd – 12th October, 2019 Liverpool A programme of pop-up performances will take over Hope Street, treating drinkers and diners to world class dance in unexpected places, including Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Blackburne House and Pen Factory as mardi of MDI’s free Fringe Festival, from 11-12 […] The post Trailer and more details released for ‘LEAP Fringe’ ahead of dance festival’s 26th year in Liverpool appeared first ...
Tags: Art, News, Top, Dance, Liverpool, Performance, MDI, Leap, Leap 2019, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Blackburne House, Pen Factory

Liverpool Irish Festival returns with 10 days of music, theatre, performance and art

Let us tell you a story A week of Irish stories arrives in Liverpool as the city’s Liverpool Irish Festival returns from Thurs 17-Sun 27 Oct 2019. The theme of the festival this year is unique stories, creatively told, and the ten day long arts and culture festival welcomes musicians, artists, performers, writers, dances, historians […] The post Liverpool Irish Festival returns with 10 days of music, theatre, performance and art appeared first on Art in Liverpool.
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Good Branding Starts with a Memorable Domain Name. Switch To .design Today

Everyone is familiar with .com and .net, but did you know you can get your own free .design domain? As a designer myself, I think it’s pretty awesome that we can get a domain name that reflects what we do, .design. I have teamed up with Porkbun to offer all Spoon Graphics subscribers a free .design domain name. The first year is free, and yearly renewals will be less than $35 / year, instead of the $70 offered at some registrars. This is a sponsored post. Find out what that means for you and ...
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