HADESTOWN Announces Initial 2021 Tour Dates

Hadestown announced the first of its 2021tour dates today [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Washington, Theatre, Helen Hayes, BWW News Desk

Photo Flash: First Look At Alice Ripley in THE PINK UNICORN at Holmdel Theatre Company

Tony Award-winnerAlice Ripleywill reprise her groundbreaking role of Trisha Lee in their upcoming Holmdel Theatre Company production ofElise Forier Edie's The Pink Unicorn, set to run at TheDuncan SmithTheater. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Unicorn, Edie, Alice Ripley, BWW News Desk, Holmdel Theatre Company, Trisha Lee, Pink Unicorn

Meet the Spacesuit Engineer Who's Working to Change NASA's Gender Bias With Better Design

"Most people get their perceptions about how spacesuits should look and function from movies and TV. They see Buzz Lightyear, Star Wars, Star Trek and the list goes—and think that spacesuits are sleek, fashionable and equipped with super cool gadgets," spacesuit engineer Lindsay Aitchison explains. "The truth is that while spacesuits can be all of those things, making the suits functional and getting all of the necessary systems to work together is really complicated. A spacesuit is an individua...
Tags: Design, Nasa, International Space Station, Conde Nast Traveler, Fashion Design, Anne McClain, McClain, Christina Koch, Aitchison, Buzz Lightyear Star Wars Star Trek, Lindsay Aitchison

Sci-Fi Has Never Been More at One With Nature Than in These Posters

When you think sci-fi, you think metal. You think space. You think speed, technology, lasers, and everything mechanical. You don’t think trees. You don’t think grass, rivers, or flowers. And yet, the crossovers between nature and sci-fi are everywhere, which is especially evident in this beautiful new art show.Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Science, Jurassic Park, Game Of Thrones, Posters, Lord Of The Rings, Logan, Stranger Things, The Witch, Gallery 1988, Nan Lawson, The Witcher, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, The Neverending Story


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Chinese Government Fighting Coronavirus Using Drones With Speakers to Follow People and Tell Them To Put Masks On

This has to be seen (and heard) to be believed. In response to the growing Coronavirus, the Chinese government has been deploying safety officers mic'd up to speaker-carrying drones, according to The Global Times. These drones then harangue people in cities to wear masks, and tell people in rural areas to go home:It's way creepier with the audio: What would you call these, Shame Drones, I guess?
Tags: Design, Tech

How FIU Architecture Students, and the Robotics & Digital Fabrication Lab, Pitched in for Super Bowl Security

Yesterday Super Bowl LIV went off without a hitch (well, at least for the Chiefs and their fans; sorry, San Francisco). More importantly, there were no major security issues--and, interestingly enough, a group of architecture students from Florida International University helped local police officers with their training preparations. Last year forward-thinking policeman Major Edgardo Caneva, who heads up the Miami-Dade Police Department's Special Patrol Bureau and was named Commander of Super Bo...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Digital Fabrication, Chiefs, FIU, Florida International University, RDF, Miami Dade Police Department, Digital Fabrication Lab Pitched, Edgardo Caneva, Special Patrol Bureau, Caneva, Alexander Casas, Robotics Digital Fabrication Lab, National Science Foundation Long, Hadi Alhaffar

Upcoming "Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan" Exhibition in London

When it comes to user experience, the opaque cladding of a house offers binary results: It either keeps the weather out or it doesn't. However, the portals that pierce the cladding can be said to properly involve UI and UX. They admit light to places where you need or want it. Their placement provides crucial and/or aesthetically-pleasing views of the surroundings. Opening and closing them alters airflow and temperature, and they must be easy to manipulate while robust enough that they maintain...
Tags: Japan, Design, London, Tokyo, Interior/exhibition Design, Waseda University, Japan House, Takeshi Hosaka, Japan House London, Aichi Triennale, Japan House London Takumi Ota Photography Co Ltd, Windowology, Japan House London Takumi Oita Photography Co Ltd, Kenji Seo Windowology, Waseda University Directed, Tadasu Yamamoto

Design Job: Think Off The Wall as Creative Director, Special Projects at Vans in Costa Mesa, CA

Our mission is to empower youth-culture and creative self-expression through action sports, music, and street culture. As Creative Director, you will oversee multiple product categories, such as ACDs and Art Directors to assure their creative ideas are on strategy. In this position, you will cultivate the marketing strategy, assuring it gets honed into a sharp creative brief. Your imagination will steer concepts into strategy, making sure all iterations of campaigns are reinforcing strategic mes...
Tags: Design, Jobs, Costa Mesa CA, Environmental Design and Product

Notable Luxury Hotel Feature: In-House Honeybee Production for the Breakfast Buffet

I saw this photo and thought What the eff?"At the breakfast this morning at the hotel, they had honey flowing from an actual honeycomb." (Image/caption credit: Aashish3000) That's at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. I looked into it, and it turns out that multiple Ritz-Carlton outposts have adopted this form of honey delivery. Here's an explanation from the R-C in North Carolina, for instance:RESIDENT HONEYBEES The roof of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is home to two fully-contained beehives whose 100...
Tags: Design, Chemical, North Carolina, Orlando, Sustainable Design, Ritz Carlton, Lobby Lounge, Ritz Carlton Charlotte, The Ritz Carlton Charlotte, Honey Pecan Gelato

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Will Swenson and More Join Princeton Symphony Orchestra for THE BIG TIME

On Friday, January 31, Broadway stars and musicians of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra performeda concert reading of The Big Time, a new musical comedy from Douglas Carter Beane, author of Broadway'sSister Act,Cinderella, andXanadu. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Douglas Carter Beane, BWW News Desk, Laura Osnes Santino Fontana Will Swenson, Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Studying Modern Landfills to See How Designers Can Contribute to Re-Thinking “Waste”

Last Friday, January 31st, the Times Center in New York hosted a special summit organized by Slow Factory, a non-profit design lab that according to their site “works with companies to research and implement sustainability-focused initiatives, from waste recovery to software to manufacturing.”The 2020 Study Hall Summit focused specifically on an important and pressing issue in the face of climate change: the fashion industry. The day’s program of presentations and discussions included designers,...
Tags: New York, Design, Sustainability, Waste Management, Sustainable Design, Fashion Design, Ev, Jay Kaplan, Slow Factory, Times Center, Céline Saaman, Ayesha Martin, Sophia Li Journalist

Art from the BBC Archives - a retrospective

The BBC has been having a rush of art to the BBC4 programme controller's brain. Moreover it is raiding the BBC Archives as a way of making television programmes about art while spending very little.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Bbc, BBC Archives, Making A Mark

Gerber reveals a new folding machete with an innovative two-part butterfly handle

Released as a part of their new 2020 catalog, this is the Doubledown, a powerful, 15-inch machete from Gerber. Made entirely in USA, the Doubledown features a unique butterfly-knife inspired folding handle that encloses the blade when shut. Open it out and you have yourself a 15.1-inch machete that can easily hack through wood or game. A patent-pending 4 lock system engages in 3 positions to ensure safe operation under varying levels of stress, while a 420HC recurve blade lets you chop, cut, and...
Tags: Usa, Design, Outdoor, Butterfly Knife, Machete, Product Design, Gerber, Balisong, DoubleDown, Folding, EveryDayCarry

Ireland’s Youth Orchestras Are Growing

The orchestras that get most of the publicity are just the tip of the iceberg. And they are seriously outnumbered by a less-heralded cohort. Just as the great teams in sport are outnumbered by the organisations that operate in local communities or provide an outlet for youth activities.  – Irish Times
Tags: Art, Music, Ireland, 02.01.20

Steven Sater Tweets Updates on SPRING AWAKENING Movie and ALICE BY HEART Revival

Tonight on social media, writer Steven Sater fielded some questions on his various projects, including a revival of Alice by Heart and an update on the film adaptation of Spring Awakening [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Steven Sater

The Power Of Negativity

Being in a bad mood can improve your memory. Aspirin helps not just for headache, but for heartbreak. (Hmm.) Indulging nostalgia in a cold room can actually warm you up. ‘List your blessings.’ (Thus avoiding the corny phrase ‘count your blessings’.) Being a ‘good-enough’ parent or teacher is all you need. Just don’t be bad. – The Spectator
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.01.20

Burning Forest Fire Pit

Scary globe shaped fire pit designed to look like mountain forest trees on fire. Forest burning fire pit handcrafted out of steel by Rick Wittrig for Orvis. Also check out: Death Star Fire Pit
Tags: Design, Tech, Rick Wittrig

What Makes James Wood Such An Inspired Critic

What are we to think, then, about a critic criticizing a critic? Do I intend to get you to see Sebald or Roth as I see Wood seeing them? But of course, to see Wood as I see him is, in part, to see how Wood sees. He has stained my vision indelibly, and I can pay him no greater tribute than to read him (and to ask you to read him) as generously, justly, and gorgeously as he taught me to read. – BookForum
Tags: Art, Words, Roth, Sebald, 02.20

Should Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt” Be Disappeared?

Kathleen Parker: “Once Cummins’s genetic shortcomings caught the attention of social media’s literati, it was off to the bonfires. Not only was she condemned, prompting her to cancel her book tour in fear for her safety, but a petition was circulated asking Oprah Winfrey to remove Cummins’s novel from her book-club list.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Words, Oprah Winfrey, Cummins, Kathleen Parker, Jeanine Cummins, 01.31.20

The Natural Beauty of Posada by The Joshua Tree House

Beautiful organic oddities, distinct aromas, and biodiversity on 38 acres in Tucson, Arizona Rich and Sara Combs—the husband and wife design duo behind Posada by The Joshua Tree House (Tucson, AZ) and the aptly named The Joshua Tree House (Joshua Tree, CA)—have been together since high school, but their passion for the rich landscape of the rural western parts of the US didn’t surface until …
Tags: Travel, Design, Interviews, Trees, US, Nature, Arizona, Plants, Desert, Flowers, Interior Design, Cactus, Cacti, Posada, Photo Essays, Joshua Tree House

BWW Exclusive: GAY LIKE ME Author Richie Jackson Picks Top 10 Theatrical Experiences

Now available from Harper Collins is Richie Jackson's Gay Like Me- a poignant and urgent love letter to his son. In the new book, theaward-winning Broadway, TV and film producer reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years. [Author: BWW Special]
Tags: Theatre, America, Broadway, Harper Collins, Richie Jackson, BWW Special

BWW Blog: Orbit Arts Academy Connects Students, Broadway Pros in Unique Summer Camp

'Orbit is unlike any other theatre arts program I've experienced. The incredible programming, top notch instruction, and amazing work ethic are truly unprecedented. I'm inspired every time I am able to visit Orbit' said Corey Cott. Does summer heat give you dancin' feet Ever thought about going to theatre camp Want to work side by side with Broadway professionals Orbit Arts Academy is the premiere performing arts training organization in Atlanta. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Atlanta, Broadway, Orbit, BWW News Desk, Corey Cott, Orbit Arts Academy Connects Students Broadway Pros, Unique Summer Camp, Orbit Arts Academy

AO Auction Preview – London Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Sales, February 4th – 13th, 2020

David Hockney, The Splash (1966), via Sotheby’s As the first batch of major art fairs gets underway in North America, the secondary market turns its attention to Frieze London this week, as the first test of its health gets underway in the British capital. Kicking off two weeks of auctions at the major auction houses, […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, David Hockney, North America, Art News, Featured Post, Sotheby, AO Auction Preview, Frieze London

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Susan Smith, BWW News Desk, Frances Ya Chu Cowhig Aleshea Harris

Matcha Chocolate

Made with high-quality shade-grown, stone-milled Japanese matcha and Belgian white chocolate, Kettl’s Matcha Chocolate boasts complex flavors and aromas. There are 2.5 servings of matcha in each bar, which contributes to the chocolate’s rich green coloration, too. It’s available individually or in a box of six.
Tags: Tea, Food, Design, NYC, Snacks, Chocolate, White Chocolate, Matcha, Kettl

Watch as this large crystal-like installation turns Tokyo’s landscape into kaleidoscopic art

Looking almost like a ripple in time and space, Vincent Leroy’s Illusion Lens bends light in a way that makes you double-take. The illusory installation, which has found its way on the terrace of a building in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills, is a geodesic structure, comprising multiple fresnel lenses (flat lenses with multiple spherical rings).Sitting at the very center of a helipad on Mori Tower, in one of Tokyo’s most affluent districts, the Illusion Lens bends looks like a literal jewel, as it bend...
Tags: Design, Outdoor, Installation, Tokyo, Product Design, Vincent, Installations, Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower, Vincent Leroy, Illusion Lens

How Tap Dancing Made Kobe Bryant A Better Player

Bryant’s injury prevention routine was particularly unique—and involved taking tap classes to strengthen his ankles. (You’ve probably heard of football players taking ballet, but this one was new to us.) – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Kobe Bryant, Bryant, 09.28.20

Limited Edition “Lust in Paradise”

This special collaboration between Parisian perfume brand Ex Nihilo and LA-based visual artist Reine Paradis is a reimagining of the glorious “Lust in Paradise” fragrance. Each 100ml bottle of the refreshing, radiant perfume comes in bold, limited edition packaging, along with a signed and numbered A4 print from the artist’s 2019 series called Midnight. The perfume’s notes include white peony, lychee and solar blossom, balanced …
Tags: Art, Design, La, Paris, Limited Edition, Fragrances, Perfumes, Scents, Ex Nihilo, Reine Paradis, Artist Editions, Perfumers

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