Layer Design’s sustainable glass straws double up as visually engaging centerpieces!

January’s almost coming to an end (yes I know!) and with 2020 hurtling along in full force, being eco-friendly is now a way of life. There’s simply no excuse for hurting the environment, which includes using the nefarious disposable plastic straws. Metal and paper alternatives are available, but metallic straws tend to alter the flavor of our drinks, and the paper ones disintegrate before we can even manage to finish our drinks.In an attempt to create a solution, Benjamin Hubert of London-based ...
Tags: Design, London, Dining, Sustainable, Product Design, Benjamin Hubert, Drinkware, Surface magazine, Layer, Green/Sustainable, Surface Straws

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Andre De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS to Lincoln Center American Songbook Series

Hadestownstar Andr De Shields took his Lincoln Center's American Songbook concert series audience to church with his new show,Old Dawg New Trickson the Appel Stage in New Yorkon January 29. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lincoln Center, BWW News Desk, Lincoln Center American Songbook Series, Tony Winner Andre De Shields, Hadestownstar Andr De Shields

Billy Porter to Appear on SESAME STREET in Iconic Oscars Gown

This afternoon, Tony and Emmy award winner, Billy Porter, shared the news that he will be joining the long legacy of stars to stop by the classic children's program, Sesame Street [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Video: The Ladies of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Gather for a Dressing Room Jam

Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, and Lauren Patten of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill took a moment today for an backstage acoustic jam [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Jagged Little Pill, BWW News Desk, Lauren Patten, Kathryn Gallagher Celia Rose Gooding

Visual Quiz: How Many Triangles are in This Drawing?

Geometry was one of the only things I was good at in high school…but I blew this quiz. Am assuming some of you will make the same mistake I made and others will nail it: After you've figured it out, scroll down for the answer............. via PopMech
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Drinking Mugs Designed to Protect Moustaches Were Once a Thing

We all know Vikings had beards and moustaches, and if we look at the tankards they drank from (often made of horn, see below) we can see no provision to protect their facial hair from getting soggy. Unsurprising, as the Vikings were known more for their nautical brilliance than their hygiene.The British, however, are not the Vikings. When the British colonized India in the 19th Century, they were clean-shaven, whereas Indians typically sported moustaches, according to Atlas Obscura. And "account...
Tags: Europe, Design, India, America, Vikings, Object Culture, Adams, Harvey Adams, Ben Husmann

The 2020 Core77 Design Awards Early Bird Deadline Ends Tonight, January 31st, at 9 PM EST

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Amidst Moustache Mug Comeback, Someone Designed a Retrofittable Version for Booze

After writing about the colonialism-based invention history of the moustache cup, which went out of style in the 1930s, I should've figured the hipster groomed moustache crowd would have recently reinvigorated the market. And in fact they have. While you can still buy 19th-Century versions on the antiques market, like this one for $62… …you can also find brand-new ones for sale, like this $18 one on Etsy, handmade in Serbia:In fact, on Etsy it's its own freaking category.And of course, someone h...
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Spike Lee to Direct Filmed Version of DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA

Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee is signed on to direct a filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show,David Byrne's American Utopia. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Spike Lee, David Byrne, BWW News Desk, American Utopia

Watch Researchers in 1989 Predict Smart Home Technologies in 2020

"I started the Home of the Future project to find out what people will want from their homes," researcher Christine MacNulty says in the video below, a fairly on-the-nose prediction about smart home design in 2020 from the perspective of design experts in 1989. "They'll want all the benefits of modern technology but without all this cluttered and complex gadgetry we have today. They'll want homes that work for them." The BBC "Tomorrow's World" production is mostly accurate—even foreseeing the "e...
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Views about the Nude and Life Drawing Live - on BBC next week

Two upcoming programmes about drawing and painting naked flesh next week - in a very artistic way!  Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude Life Drawing Live! PLUS a comment about life drawing programmes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Oxalis Restaurant Brings a Taste of the French Countryside to Shanghai

Located next to Shanghai’s Natural History Museum, Oxalis is a new French restaurant that introduces a contemporary touch of the French countryside to the Chinese metropolis. Local design practice Sò Studio has swathed the space in light tones, natural textures and curvaceous forms that bring out a subtle rustic charm despite a thoroughly modern design language.
Tags: Art, Shanghai, Natural History Museum Oxalis

Video: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Bonnie Milligan, Natalie Walker and More Join The Skivvies On Stage at Joe's Pub

Last night The Skivvies performed to a sold-out house at Joe's Pub. Featured guests includedAndrew Keenan-Bolger,Bonnie Milligan,Natalie Walker, Roe Hartrampf, Max von Essen and More [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Review Roundup: NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Cenrer - Critics Weigh In!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along as Dan. [Author: Review Roundups]
Tags: Theatre, Diana, Dan, Tony, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Review Roundups, Tony Emmy, Brandon Victor Dixon Jesus Christ, Rachel Bay Jones Dear Evan Hansen Pippin, Kennedy Cenrer

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Star Elizabeth Stanley Announces Engagement

This evening, Elizabeth Stanley, star of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill, revealed her engagement to longtime love, theatre artist Charlie Murphy. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Study: Diversity In US Publishing Industry Hasn’t Changed In Four Years

The authors welcomed a drop in the proportion of white executives from 86% in 2015 to 78%, “since true change in company culture almost always requires buy-in from the very top”. But the numbers of white people in editorial roles increased from 82% to 85%, “so, even though more diverse books are being published now, it’s fair to assume that the majority of them are still being acquired and edited by white people”. – The Guardian
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How something as mundane as a roll of tape became groundbreakingly useful

Oscar Lhermitte’s TAPE wasn’t designed to be a material that sticks together box-flaps, or wrapping paper. It was designed to be a template, a canvas for information one keeps needing to refer to while working. Lhermitte’s stroke of creativity combined the roll of tape with the humble Post-It, creating perhaps one of the most useful tapes ever, apart from the magnetic tape and duct tape.The TAPE treats the entire roll of sticky film as a canvas for useful information. Made from vinyl, the TAPE...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Product Design, Tape, Lhermitte, Oscar Lhermitte

Del Pitt Feldman, Who Made Crocheting Hip, Is Dead at 90

Her designs captured the freewheeling spirit of the 1960s counterculture. Among her clients were Janis Joplin, Grace Slick and Cher.
Tags: Art, News, Crocheting, Feldman, Fashion and apparel, Deaths (Obituaries, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Del Pitt, Del Pitt Feldman

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Seeks Executive Director & Chief Development Officer

The Annapolis Symphony seeks a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated track record in fund-raising, strategic planning, and organizational leadership. The successful candidate has a proven ability to lead the organization in achieving its strategic, artistic, financial, and educational goals. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra seeks a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated track record in fund-raising, strategic planning, and...
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The Phoenix Symphony, Chief Development Officer

Reporting to the President & CEO (CEO), the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a member of the Senior Executive team and will work closely with the Board Chair, Chair of the Development Committee, and Committee members. This position will be responsible for providing the leadership, management, and coordination for all individual, corporate, foundation, government, and event fundraising efforts as well as planned giving and any capital and endowment campaign fundraising. Organization...
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Boris Johnson Review Of BBC Funding Will Blow A Budget Hole

The review comes at a perilous time for the BBC, with insiders and industry observers worried that the broadcaster is facing an existential crisis. As well as a hostile government, which is skeptical about the BBC’s funding model and unhappy with its coverage on Brexit, the broadcaster is dealing with a tsunami of disruption from U.S. streaming services and having to make savings £800M. Head of news and current affairs Fran Unsworth told staff this week that she can’t remember another ti...
Tags: Art, Media, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Fran Unsworth, 01.31.20

Legendary TV Exec Fred Silverman, 82

He was the only executive to creatively run CBS, ABC and NBC. Silverman’s knack for identifying hit shows in the making and programming them into memorable primetime nights led Time magazine to crown him “The Man with the Golden Gut” in 1977. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Time, People, CBS ABC, Fred Silverman, 01.31.20, NBC Silverman

$50 Million Gift Revives LACMA’s Stalled Building Campaign

The pledge raises the total commitments to $640 million. The $50 million from Keck is the second-largest private pledge to the project, after a $150 million pledge from entertainment mogul David Geffen in 2017. Casino and hotel magnate Elaine Wynn, co-chair of LACMA’s board of trustees, in 2016 also pledged $50 million. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has authorized $125 million in taxpayer funds for construction of the new building. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, David Geffen, LACMA, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Keck, Elaine Wynn, 01.30.20

Save Up to $40 on Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

Direct from a smash-hit run on London's West End, this new production of Tony Kushner Angels in America and Jeanine Tesori's Fun Home explosive musical launches to 'the titanic dimensions of greatness' Ben Brantley, The New York Times. In a triumphant, Olivier Award-winning performance, the 'incandescent' Holly Williams, Time Out London Sharon D Clarke stars as an African-American maid working for a Jewish family, as their colliding worlds in 1963 Louisiana ripple with change, both large and sma...
Tags: London, Theatre, America, New York Times, Broadway, Clarke, Louisiana, West End, Jeanine Tesori, Ben Brantley, Contests - Broadway, Tony Kushner Angels, Holly Williams Time Out London Sharon

Get Tickets to See the Off-Broadway Sensation STOMP for Just $60

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMPthe inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. [Author: Contests - Broadway]
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Save on Tickets Starting at $69 to See COME FROM AWAY on Broadway

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY is the remarkable true story of the small town that welcomed the world Don't miss this award-winning musical sensation written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley, that Newsweek cheers, 'It takes you to a place you never want to leave' [Author: Contests - Broadway]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Don, Tony, Christopher Ashley, Contests - Broadway, Irene Sankoff, David Hein

Quiz: Can You Guess These Musicals Described In Emojis?

With a new set of emojis coming this year, we're giving your the chance to test just how well you know musicals based off of sets of emojis that describe them. Take the quiz [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Emojis, BWW News Desk

Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Patina Miller about her Concert with Seth Rudetsky, 2/3

On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,'Matt Tamanini is joined by one of the most thrilling stage performers of the past decade, Tony winner Patina Miller. After bursting onto the theatrical scene in the 'Sister Act' musical afirst in London, and then in her Tony-nominated performance on Broadway a Patina became a bonafide Broadway star while winning the Tony in the 2013 revival of 'Pippin.' [Author: BroadwayRadio]
Tags: London, Theatre, Broadway, Tony, Seth Rudetsky, Matt Tamanini, Patina Miller, BroadwayRadio

CH Japan: Indigo Dyeing Leather + Cotton

From the Tokushima farm of Akihito Sato to the vats of dye master Naoyuki Asai in Kyoto Many people don’t know where natural indigo comes from or realize how few indigo farms are left in Japan (only six). Indigo is a green plant that has a higher percentage of blue than others. Traditional indigo dye in Japan is made from sukumo, which is what the …
Tags: Travel, Japan, Design, Tradition, Farming, Craft, Craftsmanship, Farms, Kyoto, Indigo, Tokushima, Sukumo, Indigo Dyeing, CH Japan, Akihito Sato, Naoyuki Asai

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