Liberty For Plant Life in The City

Photo by Iris Rijskam Among urban planners, designers, and architects, the need to revitalize ecology in urban settings has not gone totally ignored. Though hardly enough has been done to temper the ever-expanding urban sprawl or to invite biodiversity into cities, one need not look far to find a growing interest in "green" developments in cities across the world (many of which result in little more than grandiose greenwashing projects). What remains distinctly rare, are efforts to confront the ...
Tags: Design, Milan, New York City, Atlanta, Urbanism, Architecture, Sustainable Design, the City, Salone del Mobile, Viviano, Liberty For Plant Life, Iris Rijskam, Matteo Viviano, Green Democracy, Green Democracy Viviano, Viviano Matteo

Three Things We Learned About the Future of Driving At CES 2020

Due to the sheer scale of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a. CES) , attempting to sniff out what the future will look like via the products on display can often be too murky to decipher. Where future trends are made most clear at this annual tech gathering are arguably in the automotive halls, particularly the cars on display.At CES 2020, editors and companies alike tried to answer questions like: When will we actually see fully autonomous vehicles on our roads? What is the future auto...
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Reader Submitted: Keywing Key Turner

Winner of the Design Council UK Innovation Award and a $85,000 investment from charity Versus Arthritis, new product the Keywing key turner will help millions with arthritis or reduced dexterity to open doors and regain independence. The Keywing is an innovative and thoughtfully designed new product that clips onto household keys. Once in place, it creates a larger surface area and longer lever, making keys much easier to hold, grasp and turn, and locks much easier to open. ...
Tags: Design, Social Impact, Reader Projects, Design for Impact, Keywing Key Turner, Design Council UK Innovation Award


Some earth tones. Quinacridone Gold Quinacridone Burnt Orange Permanent Brown [Author: RH Carpenter]
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An Apple Store Concept Video From the 1990s

BoingBoing resurfaced this very colorful concept video for an Apple store designed by Marc Newson and animated by Me Company in the 1990s. It's blurry but we managed to spot a 20th Anniversary Macintosh (1997) that seems to place the video closer to the end of the decade. Though it didn't become a reality, there's some interesting modular designs and a TV Land-inspired soundtrack that (fair warning!) will definitely get stuck in your head.
Tags: Apple, Design, Marc Newson, Quick Hits, Me Company

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 starts on....

The new series of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 starts on Sky Arts on Tuesday 21st January 8pm. Below are details of: the dates for the televised episodes the commission reminders of 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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Kennedy Nolan Renovates a Melbourne House with Playful Formalism

Australian architecture practice Kennedy Nolan has boldly updated an early 1900s Edwardian house in inner Melbourne with an expressive backyard extension of whimsical flair. Swapping the rectilinear geometry of the existing weatherboard house with an architectural language of curves and circles, a sweeping façade of white painted brickwork wraps around a new pond-cum-swimming pool to create an...
Tags: Art, Melbourne, Melbourne House, Kennedy Nolan Renovates, Kennedy Nolan

VIDEO: Josh Gad Says Working With Hugh Laurie Was a 'Pain in the Ass'

Josh Gad, who stars in the new HBO series 'Avenue Five,' says Hugh Laurie is just too cool, riding into work on a motorcycle and always composing music on set. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Hbo, Theatre, Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Stage Tube, Avenue Five

TikTok Is Killing The Radio Song-writer

What makes sense on TikTok might not make sense on the old platforms. TikTok distills music down to a brief snippet you can sing along to, or dance along to or perform a comic sketch to. Its needs are different, which is changing how professional songwriters working in studios around the world are thinking about their craft. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 01.17.20

BWW Review: Ahamefule J. Oluo Honors His Single Mom With His Jazz-Infused SUSAN

'Parenting is just guessing. Anyone who says different is lying and their children hate them.' [Author: Michael Dale]
Tags: Theatre, Susan, Michael Dale

Broadway Green Alliance's Winter E-Waste Collection Drive Set For January 22

The Broadway Green Alliance BGA is sponsoring an e-waste drive for the theatre industry and fans on Wednesday, January 22 from 1100 a.m. - 200 p.m. in the breezeway located outside of the Minskoff Theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Isaac Powell Returns to WEST SIDE STORY Tonight Following Knee Injury

West Side Story star, Isaac Powell, will rejoin the cast of the Broadway revival this evening following a knee injury that sidelined the actor,causingthe production to postponeits opening night by two weeks. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Isaac Powell

The Vanke City Garden’s architecture has an eco-industrial-chic vibe

Trust me to use the words eco, industrial, and chic together in the sentence, but there’s no denying that these words, as unrelated as they are, well describe the architectural style of the Vanke City Garden main building. Located in Foshan, China, the architecture was handled by Percept Design who believed in channeling European architectural styles but also using a combination of glass, brick, iron, and greenery to create a distinct vibe on the outside. Step into the building and it literally ...
Tags: Design, Awards, Architecture, Monet, Foshan China, A' Design Award and Competition, A' Design 2019, Percept Design, Vanke City Garden

I vote that all power banks should have videogames built into them…

It’s corny but also a stroke of genius. Peepsquare’s power banks come with videogames built right into them so you can leave your phone alone while it’s charging. The 8000 mAh power bank comes with an impressive 416 games built into it, quite like those third-party Gameboy cartridges back in the day. It conveniently allows you to plug two devices into it, thanks to the presence of 2 USB ports, and lets you play games right on the power bank itself, thanks to the presence of a small screen, a d-p...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Design, China, Cellphones, Nintendo, Console, Power Bank, Product Design, Powerbank, Peepsquare

Today’s Theme Parks Are More Immersive, Interactive

Say goodbye, at least for the foreseeable future, to the topic-focused lands of yore such as Adventureland or Fantasyland, and think instead of story- and plot-driven lands that will place guests in the midst of an ongoing narrative, which bring with it new opportunities and challenges. They are, in essence, to quote the narration of the recent Disney+ docu-series “The Imagineering Story,” lands that represent a “living theater” where the guest can “play make-believe.” – Los Angeles Time...
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, Adventureland, 01.17.20

Koalas in New York

Koala toys placed on poles in Manhattan, New York City to raise awareness about the devastating fires in Australia. Koalas of NYC: “1 Billion of the world’s unique wildlife has died in the Australian bushfires.” Donate Now! Also check out: Giant Toys and Stuffed Animals
Tags: New York, Design, Australia, Inspiration, Manhattan New York City

Klimt Painting Stolen 23 Years Ago Found In Wall Of Museum

The whereabouts of “Portrait of a Lady” has been one of the art world’s biggest mysteries since the painting was stolen from the Ricci Oddi museum in 1997. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Ricci Oddi, Klimt Painting Stolen, 01.17.20

New York – Ugo Rondinone: “Thanx 4 Nothing (a tribute to John Giorno) at Gladstone Gallery Through January 18th, 2020

Ugo Rondinone, thanx 4 nothing (A Tribute to John Giorno) (Installation View), via Gladstone When the poet John Giorno passed away late last year, he left behind a lifetime of artistic adventurism and exploration, a reputation for his tireless support of the arts and his energetic commitment to collaboration, connection and creativity.  It makes sense then, […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, John Giorno, Gladstone Gallery, Ugo Rondinone

Photo Flash: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Has Brunch At Sony Hall

On January 12th, after delighting audiences at dozens of sold out shows across the country, the Broadway Princess Party made its triumphant return to Sony Hall for its first-ever BRUNCH concert [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Broadway Princess Party, Sony Hall

BWW TV: The Kid Critics Get Welcomed to the Rock at COME FROM AWAY

We are continuing the series with Tai 13, Isabella 15, and Charles 12, who recently headed to the Schoenfeld Theatre to check out Come From Away. Curious about what they thought about the show Find out below [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Photo Flashback: Maureen O'Sullivan Dines in NYC in 1979

For today's flashback, we're taking a peek at Maureen O'Sullivan as she steps out to dinner in NYC. [Author: Walter McBride]
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Perso, an AI-Assisted Makeup Station by L’Oréal

Hyper-personalized lip, skin, and foundation suggestions that reduce packaging The benefits of using L’Oréal’s Perso station are two-fold. First, the seven-inch-tall device can customize lipstick, foundation and skincare treatments for specific wearers. Second, because it relies on three cartridges with seemingly endless final forms, it drastically reduces packaging and product waste. Traditionally, if one were to desire a specific shade of red lipstick, color-matching would …
Tags: Design, Makeup, Tech, Ces, Beauty, Lipstick, L'oreal, Ai, Sustainable, Skincare, Innovations, Loreal, Foundation, Cosmetics, Moisturizers, Serums

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Laura Benanti

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher Center for the Arts on Friday, January 31st. [Author: West of Broadway]
Tags: Theatre, West, Broadway, Tony, Laura Benanti, Lesher Center, Walnut Creek California, West of Broadway

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Kostakis, Nikita Burshteyn, Judy McLane and More in ROMEO & BERNADETTE

ROMEO BERNADETTE is now in previews at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T.New York Theatres 502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue 53rd Street. It will open officially on Thursday, January 23rd. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Bernadette, BWW News Desk, Romeo Bernadette, Mezzanine Theatre, Anna Kostakis Nikita Burshteyn Judy McLane

Disney Drops “Fox” From 20th Century Fox Name

The Walt Disney Company bought most of Mr. Murdoch’s entertainment assets last year in a $71.3 billion deal. That included the 20th Century Fox studio and its art-house sibling, Fox Searchlight. On Friday, the employees at the main movie studio arrived to a new email format (@20thcenturystudios) without the Fox. A Disney spokesman confirmed that both labels would drop Fox from their logos. Disney had no further comment. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Fox, Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, Murdoch, 01.17.20, Disney Drops, Fox A Disney

Fifty Black Dance Companies Are Converging On Philadelphia This Weekend

It’s the annual conference of the International Association of Blacks in Dance, which was started 32 years ago by Philadanco founder-director Joan Roberts Brown. “In the mid-1980s, she started cold-calling every dance company she could identify with the word ‘Black’ in its title, to see if they were interested in getting together to talk about the challenges they faced running African-American dance companies. ‘I thought it would be six ladies in my kitchen,’ said Brown. ‘Sixty people showed up...
Tags: Art, Dance, Philadelphia, International Association of Blacks, WHYY, Philadanco, 01.17.20, Joan Roberts Brown

Saving Face: China’s New Surveillance System Upends A Moral Order

China’s rapidly expanding network of surveillance cameras increasingly relies upon AI-aided facial-recognition technology to achieve much of its primary mission: to keep track of, record, control and modify the behaviour of its citizens. Within this system, ‘face’ really has nothing to do with traditional conceptions of moral or social status – at least, their ideal forms; it is not about how one views oneself or how the members of one’s community regard one. Instead, it is to be an obj...
Tags: Art, China, Uncategorized, Communist Party of China CPC, 01.17.20

Limited Edition Lunar New Year Gift Set

To honor the Lunar New Year, celebrated Speyside brand The Macallan has crafted a new limited edition gift set that includes two bottles (perhaps one to gift and one to keep) of their Double Cask 12 Years Old single malt scotch whisky. This year’s gift box and label incorporate tradition knot imagery, in red and gold, as well as an illustration of the rat zodiac …
Tags: Drinks, Design, Alcohol, Drinking, Scotch, Whisky, Gift Boxes, Gift Sets, The Macallan, Year of the Rat

VIDEO: BETWEEN THE LINES Has Released its First Music Video for 'Something to Hold Onto' Featuring Jason Gotay

The new Off-Broadway musical BETWEEN THE LINES has released its first music video for aoeSomething to Hold Onto,a performed by Jason Gotay. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stage Tube, Jason Gotay

BWW TV: Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Give Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's NEXT TO NORMAL

Watch as the whole cast gives us a sneak peek of the show with performances of 'I Miss the Mountains' and 'You Don't KnowI Am the One' and chat all about what makes this musical special. [Author: TV - Press Previews]
Tags: Theatre, Kennedy Center, TV - Press Previews, Rachel Bay Jones Brandon Victor Dixon

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