A Leap of Faith with a Whole Lot of Glitter: A Story of Making it as an Artist in Berlin Today

photo: Nathan Thomas.  What does it take to step into the art world of a city intimidatingly overflowing with non-appreciated creative potential? iHeartBerlin writer Andy sat down with his friend Qeas Pirzad—scene-beloved socialite, out-and-proud Sagittarius, every dance floor’s favorite disco queen, and up-and-coming contemporary artist—to find out what that challenging path can be like. The result is an intimate conversation—laying open the artist’s personal creative journey, venturing into ...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Interview, Berlin, Los Angeles, People, Amsterdam, Exhibition, Madrid, Diana Ross, Artist, Andy, Mikey, Mikey Woodbridge, Uy, Qeas Pirzad

Tree Embroidery

Creative artworks and colorful patterns embroidered into forest and park trees. Beautiful “tree embroidery” by talented Ukrainian artist Diana Yevtukh. Also check out: Embroidered Food
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Diana Yevtukh

Leveraging Movement in Your Next Presentation

Movement is key to keeping an audience engaged and connected to your presentation. However, if not used correctly a presenter’s movements can become distracting and chaotic. With this in mind, we have put together a list of 4 keys to leveraging movement in your next presentation. Move with a purpose We’ve all seen presenters who lack purpose in their movements. As they pace around the stage or boardroom waving their hands what could be drawing the audience in is instead distracting and overwhe...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Movement, Presentation Hacks

Get away from the urban chaos in one of these 8 amazing eco-friendly treehouses

Imagine just for a moment waking up to the chirpy birdcall and the crisp sounds of rustling leaves coming from the surrounding tree canopy.  The rest of your day can be spent exploring the deepest part of the Costa Rican rainforest or strolling along pristine coastal waters. You might just want to sleep in and enjoy a mid-morning yoga class, too. Although all of this may seem too good to be true, it’s not. This is life within the rainforest sanctuary known as the Finca Bellavista community. Loca...
Tags: Design, Costa Rica, Finca Bellavista, Casa Tamandua, Fila Tortuga, Cabina Colibri, El Castillo Mastate El Castillo Mastate, Casa Estrella With, Casa Estrella, Casa de Tigre, Casa de Leon, La Torreluna, Finca Bellavista Images

For 2019, the 10 worst cities for air quality are in California and Arizona

Since the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970, there has been growing awareness for the importance of good air quality in American cities. Air quality plays a significant role with health and sustainable living. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recognizes this, which is why for the 2019 American Fitness Index rankings, the ACSM added air quality as an environmental indicator of a city’s health. According to its findings, these are the 10 cities in the U.S. with the worst air qua...
Tags: Design, California, United States, Arizona, U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA, ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine ACSM

NRPA and Coca-Cola partner to install trash traps to clean Atlanta waterways

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), which is the leading nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recently partnered up with beverage giant Coca-Cola to install trash trap systems in southwest Atlanta. The initiative seeks to keep pollution out of estuaries the Proctor Creek feeds into, such as the Chattahoochee River, and ultimately the ocean. As a 9-mile tributary of the Chattahoochee River, Proctor Creek experiences both stormwater runoff and flooding. The wate...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Atlanta, Waste Management, Coca Cola, Water Quality, Waste Disposal, Water Issues, PepsiCo Inc, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Litter Cleanup, Chattahoochee River, National Recreation and Park Association NRPA, NRPA, Atlanta Public Schools

This Artist Creates Incredible Sketchbook Sized Replicas of Gothic Architecture

Alex Pantela is an incredibly talented artist from Leeds who focuses on patience and attention to detail. Truly, his shop for artwork is even called The Store of Detailed Drawings. And that’s exactly what you’ll find there, immaculate handdrawings of Gothic, Renaissance and Victorian architecture that gets every detail right. That’s because Pantela is willing to take his time. Although his pieces are sketchbook sized, Pantela puts up to twenty hours into his drawings, making sure to catch every ...
Tags: Art, Leeds, Westminster Abbey, Arco, Alex Pantela, Pantela, Barcelona Cathedral King s College

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Twenty-Two

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Twenty Two There’s never any rest for the wicked or for the intrepid, so Rob and Jon deliver this latest installment of Radio City… in fine fashion.  This week’s topics include the fallout, handwringing and the usual rhetoric after three gun mass murders; the New York Mets leapfrogging (suddenly) in both the wild card race (and even up the Eastern Division); Olivia Newton John is battling cancer and isn’t sure how lo...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Comedy, Television, Film, Theatre, Sports, Current Events, Beverly Hills, Rob, Satire, Gannett

Olson Kundig unveils stunning net-zero family home in California

Prolific Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig has just unveiled a magnificent home that manages to combine the best of sustainability and luxury. Tucked into 3.4 acres of land in Woodside, California, the California Meadow House is a family estate that boasts a mind-blowingly sustainable extravagant design that includes three guest cottages, private vineyards and a massive swimming pool. However, the home’s luxurious amenities play second fiddle to the home’s high-performance profile, which enable th...
Tags: Design, California, Seattle, Olson Kundig, Santa Cruz Mountains, Woodside California, Matthew Millman, Olson Kundig Photography, California Meadow House, California Meadow Home

How your salon visit contributes to your carbon footprint

As the services available at salons evolve, waste, pollution and exposure to toxins have increasingly become part of the experience. When one considers that the beauty industry creates 420,000 pounds of waste every day in America alone, it’s not difficult to see why we should be aware of the carbon footprint your hair services actually create. One salon is hoping to change that to help clients feel their best without increasing their carbon footprints. Benjamin Novak Hudgins of Novak Hair Studio...
Tags: Design, Interviews, Environment, America, Pollution, Beauty, Hair, Landfill, Waste, Fort Worth, Sustainability Initiatives, Dallas Fort Worth, Green Circle, Hudgins, Benjamin Novak Hudgins, Novak Hair Studios

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