Make authentic Japanese matcha like the ancient masters with just one button!

Gone are the days when you just picked between tea and coffee; now it is about matcha, kombucha, spirulina, and activated charcoal drinks! Yes, everything in my previous sentence is real – it is enough to fluster anyone going to a cafe and trying to order healthy. My mother rightfully said “Why to pay for it outside when you can make it at home?” which brings me to another CES 2020 innovation award honoree – the matcha tea maker for home.This matcha maker is compact and sleek, making it perfec...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Lifestyle, Ces, Sustainable Packaging, Appliances, Sustainable Farming, Japanese, Sustainable, Japanese culture, Product Design, Matcha, Matcha tea, CES 2020, Green/Sustainable

The Rich History of Interior Design Gets Its Due in a New Exhibit at the Vitra Design Museum

The world certainly doesn't suffer from a shortage of magazines, coffee table books, and TV programs dedicated to the domestic interior, but compared to other design disciplines, interior design has long lacked a serious discourse around it. Curators at Germany's Vitra Design Museum are aiming to rectify that with a new exhibition, Home Stories. Where our Instagram feeds are clogged with much of the same imagery and sources of inspiration, the exhibition aims to show the rich evolution of interi...
Tags: New York, Design, London, Germany, Czech Republic, Ikea, Andy Warhol, Exhibitions, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Memphis, Alison, Madrid Spain, Peter, Morgan, Sao Paulo Brazil

Where to Buy Used Equipment, Tools, Vehicles, Medical Supplies, Furniture and More on the Cheap

At a website called, you can buy a wide variety of things the government's getting rid of. Twice a week they hold two-day auctions with relatively low starting bids: $5,000 for a Humvee, $25 for a pair of plasma cutters, $25 for a box of air tools, $105 for a "Surgical Field Light," $25 for a stationary belt sander, $125 for a 2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor that is mysteriously missing two doors.Pelican cases, firefighter jackets, office furniture, combat boots in lots of 90, ...
Tags: Design, Ford, Object Culture, Army Navy

Airbus Reveals Their "Blended Wing Body" Concept Plane; What Will the Interior be Like?

Just yesterday we were musing about how passengers would sit in a flying wing airplane. Today Airbus revealed their take on the concept, a "blended wing" aircraft that's sort of shaped like an apple turnover.As with KLM's concept, Airbus' MAVERIC ("Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls") is going to require a massive re-think of the passenger experience. As Reuters reports:"Airbus is now studying how the cabin would work and how the aircraft would be int...
Tags: Design, Airbus, KLM, Boeing, Reuters, Northrop Grumman, Interior/exhibition Design, Northrop, Ashwell Wood

Flawless Dimensional Wall Art By PaperpanTR

It's easy to appreciate the glowing five star reviews of the dimensional paper art on display at PaperpanTR. Created by visual artist Tayfun Tinmaz in Istanbul, Turkey, statements like absolutely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Will Arnett Hosts New "LEGO Masters" Competition Show

Will Arnett not only voiced the Batman role for the LEGO movies, he's now the host of a LEGO-based primetime TV show. Fox's LEGO Masters, a reality competition show, pits two-person teams of builders against each other to vie for a $100,000 prize. Arnett explains the show and his involvement--in such a way that you wonder if he's getting paid or not: Here's a tour of the set, featuring a 3-million-brick "LEGO pit:" LEGO Masters airs Wednesdays at 9pm EST, and you can catch replays here.
Tags: Games, Design, Lego, Batman, Will Arnett, Arnett

How to Cut Clean Holes in Metal: Knock-Out Punch Tools, a Milwaukee Design Innovation and a Hand-Driven Version by Klein

Here's a tool you're not likely to find in the average DIY'ers toolbox, but which electrical contractors will have in their truck: The knock-out punch tool (also called a slug-out driver or a knock-out driver). Below is an example by Panasonic, which features an articulated head in case you need to come in at an angle: Power tool company Milwaukee's designers eschewed the articulated head, but sought to improve this sort of tool in another way. After closely observing the ways in which contract...
Tags: Design, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Klein, Tools & Craft, Milwaukee Design Innovation

How to find an art gallery for your art

This is a checklist of questions for how to find an Art Gallery which provides a good fit for both your artwork and your achievements to date - and offers you good prospects. I saw a query today on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Studio Rick Joy Combines Brutalist Rigour with Sculptural Finesse in an Apartment Building in Mexico City

Named after the street in Polanco where it’s located, Tennyson 205 is a five-storey apartment building in one of Mexico City’s most upscale and leafy neighbourhoods, replete with high-end malls and restaurants, beautiful parks and the city’s best museums and galleries. Designed by Tucson-based architects Studio Rick Joy the project espouses a sculpturally refined, brutalist rigour that sets it...
Tags: Art, Mexico City, Tennyson, Tucson, Polanco, Rick Joy

VIDEO: Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha Prep for MACK & MABEL at City Center

Check out Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha, along with Rob Berman on the piano, preview 'I Won't Send Roses' from the Encores production of Mack Mabel. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, City Center, Mack, Mabel, Stage Tube, Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha, Rob Berman, Alexandra Socha Prep, Mack Mabel

Beautified China series, the Architectural Revolution

Beautified China series, the Architectural Revolution AoiroStudioFeb 11, 2020 Our good buddy Kris Provoost have recently released his first book titled: 'Beautified China: The Architectural Revolution', it's a striking 'recueil' of a selection of modern buildings that Kris has been photographing for the past decade. In this book, you will get a glimpse of buildings located in well-known cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Harbin, Wuhan (!) and many more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, China, Kris, Kris Provoost, Beijing Shanghai Hong Kong Harbin Wuhan, Kris Provoost Kris

Using Art To Engage How People Learn

“There’s a rich history of thinking about how we learn across our lifespans in library settings and other community-based arts programs. But museums have only started to look at this arena pretty recently. Our goal is to create a space where patrons can absorb information and feel intellectually stimulated. But we also want to provide a starting point to help them make new and lasting connections . . . because simply trying something new and coming together around a shared interest can ...
Tags: Art, Visual, 02.04.20

Why Today’s Musicians Are Better Than Those 30 Years Ago

“There are more and more people that are really, really good at their instruments, and the amount of competition has certainly gone up. It’s getting increasingly challenging to win a job even in a small market orchestra — the level of playing across the board is greater.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, 02.08.20

Theatre Communications Group Publishes SLAVE PLAY By Jeremy O. Harris

Theatre Communications Group hasannounced the publication of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, BWW News Desk, Jeremy O Harris

Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Billy Porter and More Join 2020 BROADWAY TEACHERS WORKSHOP

The 2020 Broadway Teachers Workshop brings Theatre Teachers behind the scenes on Broadway, with a list of alumni including Lin Manuel Miranda, Stephen Sondheim, Harvey Fierstein, Susan Stroman, and Bobby Lopez. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Bobby Lopez, BWW News Desk, Patti LuPone Chita Rivera Billy Porter, Broadway Teachers Workshop

VIDEO: See The Transformation Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's West End Draco, James Howard

It's time to hop on the Hogwarts Express because we're getting a look backstage at the West End's smash hit play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Check out this video to go behind the scenes at London's Palace Theatrefor the transformation of West End cast member James Howard as he becomes the iconic character of Draco Malfoy [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, Harry Potter, Hogwarts Express, Draco Malfoy, James Howard, BWW News Desk

Upscale Hospitality at the Riggs Washington DC Hotel

In the shadow of the Capitol, contemporary luxury accommodation that reference a storied past Situated inside the illustrious, nationally registered Riggs National Bank building, which was built in 1891, the aptly named Riggs Washington DC hotel (open as of last week) nods to the property’s storied foundation without succumbing to kitschiness or architectural constraint. With 121,000 square feet to work with, the Lore Group (known …
Tags: Travel, Design, US Government, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Architecture, Washington Dc, Drinking, Presidents, Dining, Interior Design, Accomodation, First Ladies, Capitol, Riggs

Lois Schaefer, 95, The Boston Symphony’s Longtime Piccolo Star

A groundbreaking musician who had been one of only four women in the BSO in the mid-1960s, Ms. Schaefer was 95 when she died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Jan. 31 in Sequim, Wash., where she lived in retirement with her older sister, a former cellist with the orchestra. – Boston Globe
Tags: Art, People, Boston Symphony, Schaefer, BSO, Sequim Wash, 02.09.20, Lois Schaefer

What We Learn From Ruins

Ruins excite our imagination with the lesson that our greatest structures will one day return to the ground, while reminding us that in their fallen states these sites are endowed with beauty, even redemption. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, 02.07.20

Valentine’s Day Cards

Series of creative Valentine’s Day cards features memorable quotes from iconic characters from popular movies and TV shows. Pop culture inspired Valentine’s Day cards designed by PJ McQuade. George McFly – BACK to the FUTURE “You are my Density (crossed out) Destiny.” TWIN PEAKS “You’re a Damn Fine Cup of Coffee!” ANCHORMAN “I Love Lamp and […]
Tags: Design, Inspiration, PJ McQuade George McFly

Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics

Some artists say Desert X AlUla is a step toward changing Saudi society. Critics call the government-funded exhibition “morally corrupt.”
Tags: Art, News, Edward, Neville, Ruscha, Wakefield, Manal, Travel and Vacations, Desert X (Exhibit, Superflex, Aldowayan

A History Of Poets Laureate

The poet laureate tradition is long. Poet laureates were first recognized in Italy during the fourteenth century. Ben Jonson became England’s first poet laureate in 1616, although the first “official” poet laureate, John Dryden, received his appointment in 1668. The present title in the United States, however, wasn’t authorized until an act of Congress in 1985 — prior to that they were known as “Consultants in Poetry.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, England, Congress, United States, Italy, Words, Ben Jonson, John Dryden, 02.10.20

Broadway-Bound THE MUSIC MAN Will Hold Open Call for Winthrop Paroo

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Music Man is coming back to Broadway thisfall, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will begin performances on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and officially open on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Now the show is on the hunt for its Winthrop Paroo. Telsey Company will hold an open call for 7-10 year-old boy...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Tony, Jerry Zaks, Warren Carlyle, BWW News Desk, Winthrop Paroo, Winthrop Paroo Telsey Company

Parametric ceramics that ditch the potter’s wheel for algorithms

I’d make some wise remark about spinning wheels versus spinning hard-disks, but it would probably require a fair bit of explanation. Parametric design is a term often used in industrial design and architecture to describe computer-aided design where algorithms become a part of the design process, and is a relatively new concept to ceramics and pottery (although to be true, it is gaining popularity). Jimmy Jian and Jack Liu’s use of parametric modeling in ceramics results in some stunning piece...
Tags: Home, Design, Ceramics, Product Design, Tableware, Liu, Parametric, Jian, Parametric Design, Jack Liu, Jimmy Jian, Parametric Ceramics

The 9 Biggest Packaging Design Trends of 2020

Are you giving your packaging design the attention it deserves? You may have an awesome product. But, it’s your packaging that does the selling. That’s why packaging design and package graphics are too vital to be overlooked, thrown together, or left to grow outdated. Your product packaging is on the front line of every product sale. Potential…
Tags: Design, Sales, Color, Graphic Design, Package Design, Design Trends

Can Two New Directors Fix The Berlin Film Festival?

For the first time, the Berlinale has separated the functions of artistic and executive director. “Many hope [the new management structure] will help reinvigorate the Berlinale, which is considered one of Europe’s most important film festivals but has recently drawn accusations of lackluster curation.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Media, Berlinale, 02.07.20

Adam Pendleton Readies Project for MoMA Atrium

Artist Adam Pendleton is readying a new work, Who is Queen? for the atrium of MoMA this summer “It’s looking at blackness as an open-ended idea, not just related to race but in relationship to politics, to art, specifically to the avant-garde,” he says. Read more at NYT  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma, Adam Pendleton, MoMA Atrium

5 Things Every Company Letterhead Needs in 2020

In many instances, your letterhead can be the first thing a customer sees. These are the essential elements to include in your company letterhead.
Tags: Business, Design, Other, Logos, Company Letterhead, Letterheads, Things Every Company Letterhead Needs

King Princess: Ohio

After performing “Ohio” live with consistency since her first tour, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) finally releases an official recording and music video for the fan-favorite track. Both the song and visuals begin with quiet intimacy, and the latter introduces Straus wearing her theatrical Cheap Queen look. As with the song, the video soon explodes into an anthemic garage-rock performance, cut from captivating live renditions. …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Culture, Ohio, Listenup, New Music, Straus, King Princess, Mikaela Straus, Cheap Queen

Our Central Need: Meaning

Viktor Frankl argued that literature, art, religion and all the other cultural phenomena that place meaning at their core are things-unto-themselves, and furthermore are the very basis for how we find purpose. In private practice, Frankl developed a methodology he called ‘logotherapy’ – from logos, Greek for ‘reason’ – describing it as defined by the fact that ‘this striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man’. He believed that there was much that hu...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Frankl, Viktor Frankl, 02.11.20

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