Zilia Sánchez’s Island of Erotic Forms

The beguiling shapes in her first New York retrospective are filled with allusions to women’s bodies.
Tags: Art, New York, News, Museums, Puerto Rico, Women and Girls, Havana (Cuba, El Museo del Barrio, Zilia Sanchez

Nicolas Moufarrege Was a Student of Art History. This Work Shows It.

A mysteriously moving tapestry is a highlight of the artist’s Queens Museum retrospective.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Textiles, Nicolas, Queens Museum, Moufarrege, Nicolas Moufarrege

Podcast Exclusive: The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Chats with Tam Mutu of MOULIN ROUGE!

After trying not to audition for the role, he found a new home playing one of Broadway's most alluring bad boys. This episode is part of the February podcast takeover from Moulin Rouge, the Musical [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Tam Mutu, Alan Seales

Finally a beautifully designed dog house that you won’t have to hide!

You can tell the team at Rah:Design truly loves dogs because they designed a dog home so beautiful that we would ask if it came in human size. The inspiration for this model came from the fact that there was nothing in the market that was sleek or modern enough to go with the interiors of today’s houses and that is how the MDK9 Dog Haus came to be – no more hiding the kennel in your backyard!This dog house is your pet’s dream house, it’s crafted with Brazilian teak wood responsible for the class...
Tags: Design, Pets, Lifestyle, Product Design, Dog House, Pet Product Designs, Pet Product, MDK9 Dog Haus, Rah:Design, Jax Bones

Explaining the Executive Order Proposing to Hand Design Authority Over to President Trump

With so much news out there these days, I think a lot of people just scan headlines, skip reading the actual articles, and consider themselves informed. That's dangerous. Consider these headlines from yesterday, starting with the New York Times: Draft Executive Order Would Give Trump a New Target: Modern Design Dezeen's headline on the topic states: President Trump drafts rules for "Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again" ArtNet News' headline: President Trump Wants to Make 'Federal Buildings ...
Tags: Design, Washington, White House, Architecture, New York Times, The Times, New Orleans, Frank Gehry, Brad Pitt, Times, Abba, AIA, Forbes, Trump, New Republic, NCAS

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - Finding The Freedom To Be Yourself

Reviewed by Judd Hollander One of the basic tenets of people everywhere is the need to express who they are inside. This is the underlying principle beautifully expressed in the absolutely breathtaking Mathew Bourne's Swan Lake; as performed to the stirring music of Tchaikovsky. The work first seen on Broadway in 1998 and now currently at New York City Center . The Prince (James Lovell) of an unnamed country is tormented by dreams of a mysterious flying creature. G...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake, Prince, Ball, PAUL, Tchaikovsky, Bourne, Jack Jones, Lovell, New York City Center, Freya, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, James Lovell, Johan Persson

Review: Episode 3 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020

I watched the third episode of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year this morning having been occupied with Life Drawing Live on Tuesday night when it was broadcast. (Why do they always do the good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Making A Mark

Japanese Cook Draws Every Meal He Eats, Now Has 32 Years' Worth

One of the more surprising things that happened in my high school: There was a kid I'll call Sal who was a jock through-and-through, athletic, competitive, football star, his dad was one of the coaches. Junior year Sal badly injured his knee and was out for the season.Sal would sit on the sidelines, still wearing the team jacket, to watch all the practices. One day I noticed he had a sketchbook with him. He'd taken up drawing to idle away the time. Then he realized he loved it.By senior year Sal...
Tags: Japan, New York, Design, Fine Art, Junior, Sal, Kobayashi, Itsuo Kobayashi

Currently Crowdfunding: A Modular Bag System from Layer, a Double-Duty Organizer/Wireless Charger, and More 

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup o...
Tags: Crowdfunding

Cool Production Method: Soft Baroque's "Puffy Brick" Concrete Casting Technique

Soft Baroque is the brand of Nicholas Gardner and Saša Štucin, a pair of artists and designers who create work "with conflicting functions and imagery, without abandoning beauty or consumer logic." As part of their goal to "blur the boundaries between acceptable furniture typologies and conceptual representative objects," the duo invented a rather nifty production method by experimenting with balloons, concrete and a containing mold:"By injecting concrete into balloons and arranging them in a mo...
Tags: Design, Materials, Stockholm, Furniture Design, Nicholas Gardner

Extreme DIY Car Side Protection for Parking Lots

For years I've bitched that car designers don't take certain aspects of real-world use into account. Case in point are these stupid aftermarket bumperguards I'd always see when I lived in New York, to avoid scuff marks from parallel-parking contact:For suburbanites who often park in lots or garages, the damage comes from the side, as some motorists swing their doors open carelessly, dinging your car. Well, the owner of this car has apparently had enough of that, and takes the extreme step of zip...
Tags: New York, Design, Cars, Hawaii, Kalihi


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Who knew an aroma-diffusing vortex could be so calming?

Part aroma diffuser, part snow-globe-inspired desktop delight, the Twystr brings a visual element to aromatic diffusion. Rather than just diffusing the mist into the air, it does so by creating a miniature vortex trapped within a glass bell-jar-style lid with an orifice at the top that allows the mist to escape into the air. This visual flair isn’t just an aesthetic feature, it helps the Twystr diffuse aroma efficiently and with speed.Twystr is a better, better-looking aroma diffuser that allo...
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Appliances, Product Design, Vortex, Aroma Diffuser, Twystr

Alan Cumming, Jennifer Holliday, and More Join Provincetown 2020 Cabaret Series

Crown Anchor Cabaret Series 2020 in Provincetown, MA will return this summer at The Crown Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Cabaret Room and at Town Hall Auditorium. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Provincetown MA, Town Hall Auditorium, Alan Cumming Jennifer Holliday

Up On The Marquee: SING STREET Lands at the Lyceum Theatre!

New York Theatre Workshop's critically-acclaimed World Premiere of the new musicalSing Streetwill beginperformances at Broadway'sLyceum Theatre next month Get a first look at the marquee [Author: Walter McBride]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Walter McBride

Photo Flashback: Remembering Kirk Douglas

Hollywood and stage actor,Kirk Douglas, passed awayyesterdayat age 103. In memory of the legendary actor,BroadwayWorld is reflecting on his life and legacy with a photo flashback. [Author: Walter McBride]
Tags: Hollywood, Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Kirk Douglas, Walter McBride

Emoji Jacket

Innovative cycling jacket displays emojis and helps people on bicycles safely share the road with cars. “Emoji Jacket” with wireless remote control designed by Ford to improve communication between cyclists and drivers.  Also check out: Cycling Backpack Shows Turn Signals
Tags: Design, Tech, Ford

Longtime Chicago Tribune Pop Critic Greg Kot Takes A Buyout As The Company That Owns The Trib Dismantles It

A native of Syracuse, New York, and graduate of Marquette University, Kot worked for the Quad City Times in Davenport, Iowa, before joining the Tribune as a copy editor in 1980. Ten years later he was promoted to music critic and quickly established his reputation as a trusted and insightful writer on popular music across many genres. – Robert Feder
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago Tribune, Tribune, Marquette University, Syracuse New York, Greg Kot, Kot, DAVENPORT Iowa, Quad City Times, 02.06.20

Avalanche-Rescue Drone helps rescue trapped skiers by locating them under the snow

Meet the Powderbee, a drone that helps with find-and-rescue operations on the slopes. Note that I use the words find-and-rescue and not search-and-rescue because the designers behind the drone at Bluebird Mountain believe the drone’s effectiveness comes from being able to pinpoint the trapped victim’s location with enough accuracy to allow first responders to know exactly where to look.Each year avalanches kill over 150 people worldwide and most of them die not by the force of the avalanche, but...
Tags: Design, Safety, Search, Drone, Outdoor, Avalanche, Skiing, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Bluebird Mountain, Powderbee, Avalanche Rescue Drone

Trump Attacks Modern Architecture, Declares “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again”

In a seven-page draft executive order obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, Trump declares that the federal government since the 1950s has “largely stopped building beautiful buildings that the American people want to look at or work in.” Future federal government buildings, he decrees, should look like those of ancient Rome, Greece and Europe. “Classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style,” he states. Trump’s draft order is titled — get ready for it — “Making Federa...
Tags: Art, Europe, Visual, Trump, Rome Greece, 02.06.20, Trump Attacks Modern Architecture, Chicago Sun Times Trump

American Institute Of Architects Attacks Proposed Trump Rules On New Federal Architecture

“The AIA strongly opposes uniform style mandates for federal #architecture. Architecture should be designed for the specific communities that it serves, reflecting our rich nation’s diverse places, thought, culture, and climates. Architects are committed to honoring our past as well as reflecting our future progress, protecting the freedom of thought and expression that are essential to democracy.”  – The Architect’s Newspaper
Tags: Art, AIA, Visual, 02.05.20

An Artist Who Collaborates With Her 11-Year-Old Daughter

Susan Cianciolo’s intuitive, craft-oriented practice has encompassed everything from handmade clothing to an alternative currency.
Tags: Art, Design, News, Susan, Fashion and apparel, Careers and Professions, Cianciolo, Susan Cianciolo

Forecasting Exhibitor + Special Project Highlights from Felix LA 2020

An abundance of exceptional contemporary works and performances throughout the fair at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Both Felix and Frieze exceeded expectations with inaugural Los Angeles editions in 2019. Surprise and delight defined the discourse. Standards were set. And, for the most part, collectors, gallerists and artists had fun in the process. Felix LA, founded by art collector Dean Valentine and dealers Mills Morán and Al …
Tags: Art, Design, California, Los Angeles, Culture, Exhibitions, Contemporary Art, Art Fairs, Art Shows, FELIX, Frieze, Marlborough Gallery, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Dean Valentine, Frieze LA, Felix LA

Internships, Box Office Positions, Graphic Design, Auditions, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds 2/6

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 262020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk

Animated David Shrigley Paintings in the Sketch App

London’s Sketch restaurant is sought out for more than its menu; its sci-fi, egg-shaped toilet pods and beloved David Shrigley paintings attract an audience, too. Now the Mayfair eatery has added an augmented reality element to the experience. The restaurant’s new app—developed by Hato—allows Shrigley’s artwork “to break free from its frames on the walls and invade your surroundings.” There are 15 Shrigley illustrations available …
Tags: Art, Apps, Design, London, Restaurants, Painting, Tech, Illustration, Artists, Augmented Reality, Sketch, David Shrigley, Linkaboutit, Shrigley, Hato, Sketch App

Photo Flash: Broadway-Aimed Musical AMERICANO! Hits the Stage at Phoenix Theatre

Get your first look at the Broadway-aimed musical Americano, inspired by the life of DREAMer and political strategist Tony Valdovinos, running at Phoenix, Arizona's ThePhoenix TheatreCompany. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, PHOENIX Arizona, Phoenix Theatre, BWW News Desk, Broadway Aimed Musical AMERICANO, Tony Valdovinos

BWW TV: Check Out New Video of Broadway-Aimed AMERICANO! at Phoenix Theatre Company

The Broadway-aimed musical Americano, inspired by the life of DREAMer and community organizer Tony Valdovinos will run from January 29 - February 23 at Phoenix, Arizona's The Phoenix Theatre Company. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, PHOENIX Arizona, BroadwayWorld TV, Tony Valdovinos, Broadway Aimed AMERICANO, Phoenix Theatre Company

AO On-Site – Mexico City: Zona Maco Art Fair at Centro Banamex, February 6th – 9th, 2020

  Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery, all photos via Anfisa Vrubel for Art Observed Zona Maco has opened the doors for its 17th year this week, celebrating the milestone event today with the first day of its VIP preview yesterday at the Centro Banamex.  Offering a look at the stature of the fair in relation to the […]
Tags: Art, Show, Mexico City, Art News, Featured Post, Lisson Gallery, Centro Banamex, Anfisa Vrubel, Art Observed Zona Maco

Art Basel Hong Kong Cancelled

After much back and forth over whether or not Art Basel Hong Kong would attempt to continue in the face of the coronavirus outbreak in China, parent company MCH Group announced today that the 2020 edition of ABHK is cancelled.  “Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak all around the world. We are acutely aware of the […]
Tags: Art, News, China, Art News, Minipost, Basel Hong Kong, MCH Group, Art Basel Hong Kong Cancelled

Can Social Mapping Explain Relationships Between Cultures?

If you look at the U.S., Canada is culturally similar, as is Australia. If you look at China, Vietnam and South Korea are quite culturally similar. The point, though, is that the world, culturally, doesn’t go linearly from the U.S. to whatever the endpoint is—Egypt, in this case. Those countries in between the U.S. and Egypt are not similar to each other because they fall in between them. – Nautilus
Tags: Art, South Korea, Australia, Ideas, Canada, Egypt, China Vietnam, 02.06.20

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