This unusually creative bike-rack is designed to look like animal-taxidermy!

Who would have looked at a saddle and handlebars and gone “hey that looks like a skull and horns”? Well, the guys at The Iron Roots Designs did so. The Longhorn bicycle rack is just ingenious, because it combines sheer creativity with functionality.Designed to look like an abstraction of a wall-mounted animal trophy, the Longhorn is hand-crafted in Portland, Oregon, using Evergreen Wood, a leather bicycle seat, and bull style road handlebars. The wall art isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but i...
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Making A Mark - the 20 most popular blog posts in 2019

I've split the 20 most popular blog posts in 2019 between those written in 2019 those written between 2006 and 2018 - which demonstrates just how much traffic some old posts can generate! All posts... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Reader Submitted: The Resilient Organism

The Resilient Organism is a speculative project researching & creating alternative life based on the genes of cockroaches. View the full project here
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Thibaut Malet makes incredible little wooden...

Thibaut Malet makes incredible little wooden houses/forests in glass domes. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Shanghai: Pop-up perfection for Hauser and Wirth and a new poetry bookshop

Pixcell Deer by Kohei Nawa Let’s start off the new decade in Shanghai featuring what very well could be one of the coolest pop-up bookshops of the last decade and the opening of a new poetry bookshop. In early 2018, inside the art space – bookshop of Modern Eye in Central Shangai, dongqi Architects created a three-story pavilion for the noted art gallery and publisher, Hauser & Wirth. The space featured publications and other goodies and drew its inspiration from the Granary Shed at the Haus...
Tags: Books, China, Russia, Shanghai, Content, Interior Design, Hauser, Wirth, Somerset England, Shangai, Bookshops, Hauser Wirth, Huangpu District, Kohei Nawa Let, Raitt Liu Shanghai, Japan France Britain America Poland Italy

The Intriguing Art of Corey Brickley

The Intriguing Art of Corey Brickley AoiroStudioJan 01, 2020 Corey Brickley is an illustrator that has been recently caught my attention for a feature on ABDZ. His work is quite intriguing and it's the kind of art that makes you second guess about what was the initial concept or the idea behind its creation. It definitely brings a notion of imagination that we were so used to when we were kids. Ever since we are kicking off the new year, this might be the rig...
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Cut Coins Art

Unique sculptures and works of art created by cutting figures out of real coins. Coins transformed into original artworks by Canadian artist Micah Adams. Also check out: Interlocked Coins
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Hindsight is 2020: The 10 Things We Learned from the 2010s

Now that the ball has dropped, the confetti has been cannoned, 'Auld Lang Syne' has been sung although no one actually knows the words, and the calendar has flipped, we thought that this would be an appropriate time to look back at the recently elapsed decade with a bit of hindsight to see what we - as a theatre community - can learn and take into 2020. [Author: Matt Tamanini]
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An homage to Syd Mead, the visual futurist behind Blade Runner

An homage to Syd Mead, the visual futurist behind Blade Runner AoiroStudioJan 01, 2020 As many of us have been celebrating the arrival of a new decade, the last moments 2019 have suffered some sad news with the departure of Syd Mead at the age of 86. Syd's work is legendary and will forever be part of his legacy for this and the next generation. For those who aren't familiar with Syd's work, he is commonly known as a concept artist, industrial designer, and f...
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Patrick Jouin’s Bloom Lamp literally blossoms open to shower your room with light!

Forget those ugly dimmer switches, Patrick Jouin’s lamp literally transforms to control the amount of light that it emits. It’s called the Bloom, and it features a lampshade made of multiple ‘petals’ that pucker open when you release a slider at the top. The result is as beautiful as watching a flower blossom open in time-lapse. The Bloom does a sublime job of borrowing from the beauty and symmetry in nature and natural forms, with 30 petals spread across three rows that angle outwards when open...
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The V-Coptr Falcon Drone runs on two silent propellers instead of four noisy ones

I’d argue the V-Coptr is a great way to kick off the new decade, as it really showcases an evolutionary take on drone design. Developed by Zero Zero Robotics, the V-Coptr Falcon really ushers in a new design direction for drones, because unlike most drones with anywhere from 4-8 propellers, the V-Coptr Falcon only has two of them. They fold into the body when packed, and outward into a V-shape when ready to use. The propellers come with the ability to change direction, tilting in a way that’s ...
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Woody Vasulka, Whose Video Art Extended Boundaries, Dies at 82

He deftly manipulated electronic images to produce otherworldly, sometimes jarring visions. He also founded, with his wife, a landmark performance space.
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Ten Off-Broadway Productions From 2019 That Would Enrich Broadway In 2020

To this very frequent theatre-goer, the most exciting and gratifying development on New York stages since 2010 has been the growing number of productions that, before hitting it big on Broadway, graced the stages of the city's non-profit Off-Broadway companies. [Author: Michael Dale]
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Are The Arts To Blame For Donald Trump?

It’s a provocative claim, and I’ll admit my first reaction was to dismiss it out of hand. And yet … – Douglas McLennan
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Upcoming CD Releases for January 2020

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for January, 2020.
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8 attainable sustainability resolutions for 2020

Setting goals is a ubiquitous part of ushering in each new year. With a renewed vigor for healthy living, embrace the opportunity to incorporate more eco-friendly habits into your routine. This task can be achieved in a variety of ways, from changing your diet to reducing waste. Wherever you are on your sustainable living journey, we’ve got some ideas for how to lower your carbon footprint and enhance your sense of commitment to the planet. Commit to less driving Reducing miles equals reduci...
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Off-grid tiny cabin in Australia is just the place for a digital detox in the new year

Last year, we featured CABN‘s collection of gorgeous, off-grid cabins that are designed to offer a serene respite away from the stresses of everyday life. Now, the Australian company has just unveiled another beautiful design, the Sadie, which is its first eco-retreat in Victoria. Tucked in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the solar-powered cabin is the ideal spot for reconnecting with nature in the new year. Like all of CABN’s projects, the Sadie is designed to go completely off the ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Hotels, Architecture, Melbourne, Off-grid, Sadie, Digital Detox, Off Grid Cabins, Daylesford, Tiny Cabins, Off Grid Retreats, Eco Friendly Cabins, Solar-powered Cabins, CABN, Victoria Tucked

BWW TV: New Year, New Broadway? Stars Reveal Their Resolutions for 2020

2019 is over and 2020 has begun As Broadway enters a whole new decade of artistic expression, musical innovation and dramatic diversity, Broadway's brightest stars are telling us what they want to see onstage in 2020. Watch below as Jessie Mueller, Harry Connick Jr., Derek Klena, Elizabeth Stanley, Beth Leavel, Tom Kitt and so many more weigh in [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Watch Now: New York Philharmonic Celebrates Sondheim with Katrina Lenk & Bernadette Peters

Tony Award winnerKatrina Lenk- who will star in the gender-blind 2020 Broadway revival of Sondheim's Company - sang Losing My Mind and Could I Leave You from Follies,Alexander Gemignaniconducted, andLonny Pricedirected. The program also featured selections and suites from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Follies, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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R & Company-Design Miami 2019

At the 15th edition of Design Miami, R & Company created an immersive experience featuring works by Jeff Zimmerman. Rogan Gregory and a curated selection of masterworks by iconic designer Wendell Castle.
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The Work Diary of Anna Bond, Whose Work Includes … Making Diaries

In an iCal era, the co-founder of Rifle Paper Co., seller of stationery and home goods, still relies on physical planners (and the drive-through).
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RIP Syd Mead: Revisit the Life and & Art of the Designer Behind Blade Runner, Alien & More

Has any year ever sounded more futuristic than 2020, the one we all live in as of today? 2019 came close, mostly because it was the year in which Blade Runner took place. Though initially a flop, Ridley Scott's cinematic adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? soon became a contender for the most influential vision of the future ever put on screen. This owes not just to the directorial skill of Scott himself, but also of the many collaborators who set th...
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Letter from the Editor: Leaping into 2020

Big news for the new decade It’s 2020. Though it’s just another year, the cognitive leap is massive. Not only a new decade, an aesthetically pleasing number and a welcome sense of extreme futurism, 2020 is literally a leap year. COOL HUNTING will be 17 years old next month. We’ve experienced and shared stories of so many incredible people, places and things over the years. …
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The murals brightening a Delhi slum – in pictures

Raghubir Nagar has been given a colourful makeover by the Delhi Street Art group, drawing art lovers and selfie-snappers to a rundown area that they would never normally visit Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Delhi, Raghubir Nagar

Video: Realistic Shallow Depth of Field Effect Using Depth Maps

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a useful technique for adding a realistic shallow depth of field effect to your photos. We’ll use a Depth Map to indicate which areas need to be blurred and by how much. This method gives you complete control over the effect, which makes it ideal for all kinds of photographs, no matter the perspective, or complexity of the background. By defining the sections of the image in grayscale tones, you can blur some areas more than others. ►...
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5 Questions to Sahba Aminikia (Founder, Flying Carpet Festival)

“Sahba Aminikia is an Iranian-American composer, pianist, and educator born in post-revolutionary wartime in Iran. Aminikia first explored immersive, visceral music in a successful performance career before pivoting to artistic direction of Flying Carpet Festival, an international music festival serving refugee children in Turkey.” – I Care If You Listen
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Turkey, SJM, 12.11.19, Sahba Aminikia, Iran Aminikia

Cree Artist Kent Monkman Takes Us on a Tour of the Met to Show How Not to Depict Indigenous People

“On a walk through the Met’s galleries with Artnet News, he pointed out various works that inspired his own. But while the works in the Met’s collection tend to present an image of Native people as shrinking and doomed, while picturing North America itself as a vast wilderness ripe for the taking, Monkman offers an alternative story.” – artnet
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, North America, SJ, Artnet News, Kent Monkman, Monkman, 01.20.19

Allyship in Arts Grantmaking

“Inequality in the arts is holistic. It exists at individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels. Grantmakers who are committed to seeing the arts thrive as an inclusive multiracial- and gender-expansive enterprise must pursue allyship at each of these levels. An ally is someone who takes on a struggle for equity that is not their own or that of their community. Allies use their privilege and their power to center the people most impacted by inequity. Allyship is a lifelong process, one th...
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