This quirky anti-minimalism watch tells time twice!

Cool watch designs are always fun. They’re an expression of our style, and well, of course, a means of telling the time. However, Ji Lee’s Redundant Watch is as quirky as it gets! A communication designer at Facebook, Ji Lee collaborated with Anicorn to create a wristwatch version of his Redundant Clock, which had gained immense popularity. And Anicorn just released an exclusive version of the watch for MoMA. What’s so special about it? The quirky timepiece tells time twice! Instead of the conve...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Watch, Watches, Product Design, Moma, Accessories & Fashion, Ji Lee, Anicorn, Redundant Watch

Stage Actor and SEX AND THE CITY Star Lynn Cohen Passes Away

Screen and stage actor Lynn Cohen has passed away. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Lynn Cohen

Alastair Philip Wiper's "Unintended Beauty" Photo Book of Industrial Spaces

Fascinated with the intersection of industry, science and architecture, British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper has visited his share of factories and industrial facilities. His website is loaded with photos revealing his capacity for capturing the almost terrifyingly organized beauty of them: This month he's released a new book documenting the best of them, Unintended Beauty. Unintended Beauty offers a rare insight into places of work, knowledge and power that are normally kept behind closed...
Tags: Photography, Design, Alastair Philip Wiper

New Super-Fast 3D Printing Method: Prints in Seconds, High-Res, No Layers, Soft or Hard Materials

Researchers at Switzerland's EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) have invented a new 3D printing method similar to stereolithography, but with far faster results.The similarity between the two systems is that both use photosensitive resins cured by lasers. Where they differ is that EPFL's system, which is tomography-inspired, doesn't build layer-by-layer on a vertically-moving platform, but instead comprehensively blasts their beams into a spinning container holding the resin. This e...
Tags: Design, Switzerland, Lausanne, Digital Fabrication, EPFL, Damien Loterie, Christophe Moser, EPFL s Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices

Who's Got the Best-Looking Electric Delivery Van Design: Amazon, FedEx or UPS?

At this point Amazon, FedEx and UPS have all put in orders for electric delivery vans. FedEx was actually the first to make the news, ordering 1,000 vehicles from Chinese manufacturer Chanje back in 2018:Stylistically it's a mess, particularly that front end, where it looks like the designers were halfheartedly trying to rip off the worst part of a Nissan Frontier:Last month UPS announced they were getting into the electric game too, ordering 10,000 no-gas vans from the UK's Arrival, whose desig...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Design, Cars, UPS, Nissan, Chanje, Rivian, Amazon FedEx

Art in the age of artifice

As a magician and sleight-of-hand artist, I've been wrestling with the thorny and slippery notion of Art for a long time. A recent "magical project" rekindled my attention about this ongoing quest. Here follow my latest musings on this domain. What is Art? Art can be seen as the lifeblood running through the veins of human history. From prelinguistic cave dweller to postmodern city dweller, art stands as a witness to the evolution of every culture, reflecting and participating in our views of re...
Tags: Art, Post, Hollywood, News, Alan Moore, Los Angeles, Michelangelo, Hollywood Blvd, Sistine Chapel, Martel, Sigils, Magick, La Brea Ave, Chaos Magick, J F Martel, Hollywood Spelling

How to 3D Print Something That Convincingly Looks Like Wood, Using Simple Hand Techniques

Justine Haupt, the polymath behind that killer rotary cell phone, has a lot of other tricks up her sleeve. On her projects page I found this concertina (an accordion relative) that she 3D printed, as you can tell by looking at it:However, the finished product rather convincingly resembles wood:So how'd she do it? In a nutshell, some 60-grit, stain, wood finish and (directional) elbow grease. You might be able to figure it out from there, but click here for details on her process. It's as simple ...
Tags: Design, Digital Fabrication, Justine Haupt

Medea - Hell Still Hath No Fury...

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Director Simon Stone has staged his new adaptation of Euripides' classic revenge story Medea, now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on a white background. Bob Cousins’ set being a literal blank canvass as it were. The idea apparently to strip the piece down to its bare essentials, thus providing a penetrating look at the tale itself. Stone previously putting forth a similar premise in his terrific production of Yerma, seen in  New York  in 2018 at the Park A...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Rose Byrne, Anna, Bobby Cannavale, Baker, Lucas, Rose Bryne, Christopher, Edgar, Byrne, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Stone, Weinstein, Hong, Madeline

VIDEO: Missy Higgins Debuts New Tim Minchin Song 'Carry You' from UPRIGHT TV Series

Tim Minchin, composer of hit musicals Matilda and Groundhog Day, willstar in, co-produce, and co-write both music and scripts forthe newTV series,UPRIGHT.See starMissy Higginsperform his new song'Carry You' from the series, [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Tim Minchin, Stage Tube, Missy Higgins

LES MISERABLES Anthem Adopted by Protesters In China and Hong Kong

Les Miserables revolutionary anthem, Do You Hear the People Sing has been adopted as a protest song in both Hong Kong and mainland China. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Theatre, Les Miserables, BWW News Desk

UK Ticket Scammers Found Guilty of Fraudulent Trading

Two scammers responsible for scalping tickets to music and theatre events to the tune of 10.8 million, were found guilty of fraudulent trading and possessing an article for fraud this week. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Skylar Astin Talks About Filming PITCH PERFECT on TODAY SHOW!

Skylar Astin, who played Jesse Swanson in aoePitch Perfect,a reflects on what inspires him about his character. He remembers the movie's best riff-offs and explores why the movie still resonates. Astin currently stars in aoeZoey's Extraordinary Playlista on NBC. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Nbc, Theatre, Skylar Astin, Stage Tube, Astin, Jesse Swanson

A Banksy Valentine for Bristol

I don't think Banksy has sent us a Valentine before. This one - of a young girl using a catapult to send lots of plastic red flowers and petals - appeared yesterday in the Barton Hill area of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Bristol, Banksy, Banksy Valentine, Barton Hill, Making A Mark

Local Craftsmanship Meets Contemporary Design in the Idyllic Reschio Estate in Rural Umbria

When Count and Countess Antonio Bolza bought a property in rural Umbria in 1984 they were just looking for a peaceful holiday retreat, and yet, to paraphrase Proust, instead of what they thought they were getting, life actually gave them something that they could hardly imagine: a 1,500-hectare pastoral estate of idyllic natural beauty, scattered with centuries-old abandoned farmhouses and a...
Tags: Art, Umbria, Rural Umbria, Countess Antonio Bolza

VIDEO: See Highlights From FOOTLOOSE at The Kennedy Center

This fall, theJohn F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presented its production ofFootloose, the explosive Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. Check out highlights from the production. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Kennedy Center, Stage Tube

THE GOES WRONG SHOW Renewed for Season Two

Deadline reports that BBC's series 'The Goes Wrong Show' has been renewed for season two. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Bbc, TV News Desk

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ONLY, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. & Freida Pinto

After a comet releases a deadly virus that attacks all the women in the world, Eva Freida Pinto and Will Leslie Odom Jr. are forced into hiding from both the illness and the savages who hunt the few surviving women. Trapped inside their over-sterilized apartment, the couple's relationship and sense of sanity begins to crumble. When Eva's desperation for a normal life becomes as dangerous as the world outside, the couple escapes their self-imposed quarantine to fight for their lives. [Author: Sta...
Tags: Theatre, Eva, Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr, Stage Tube, Eva Freida Pinto, Will Leslie Odom Jr

The Gruzovikus is an ‘intelligent’ freightliner truck that transports cargo without a driver

Without context, if you looked at the Gruzovikus, your first instinct would be to wonder why its cockpit is so slim. You’d then notice that the Gruzovikus has no doors… or windows. The Gruzovikus doesn’t need a driver, because it IS the driver. Designed by Art Lebedev Studio, this freight-carrying semi-truck comes with an incredibly slim profile, and is fully autonomous i.e., it doesn’t need a driver operating it, even remotely.The lack of a designer really informs the Gruzovikus’ design proce...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Autonomous, Automotive, Lebedev, Art Lebedev Studio, Robots/Drones, Semi-truck, Gruzovikus, Self-driven

“Les Miz” Song Has Become A Defiant Protest Anthem In China

Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavirus outbreak, and to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, are stamped upon – but lines from the song slip through the net on China’s social networks Weibo and WeChat, fostering a community of covert opposition. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, China, Theatre, Les Miserables, Wuhan, Weibo, Li Wenliang, 02.13.20

Banksy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day inspired artwork painted on the side of a building in Bristol, England by famous street artist Banksy. Banksy artwork features a girl with a slingshot firing three-dimensional red flowers onto the building. Happy Valentine’s Day from Banksy! Also check out: Banksy Season’s Greetings
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Banksy, Bristol England, Banksy Valentine, Banksy Season, Banksy Banksy

Has Fan Culture Gotten Out Of Hand? Should They Have So Much Influence On The Art?

The last decade or so has witnessed huge changes in the awareness, perception and tools of fandom. In terms of television and film, the enormous successes of Game of Thrones and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have introduced geek culture – and its brand of participatory fandom – to the mainstream. At the same time, the internet – and more specifically social media – has amplified fans’ voices, while also breaking down the boundaries between them and the artists they love/hate. – BBC
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, 02.14.20

Duh – Most Of Us Judge A Book By Its Title

For two of the three most-browsed books in the Codex test, participants said that the books’ titles, not their graphics, were the strongest factors in prompting them to click the read more buttons. “People who buy and read books are word lovers; nothing intrigues them more than a strong message delivered by uniquely crafted title, subtitle, or even a reading line.” – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Words, 02.07.20

MoMA Hires Top SFMoMA Curator

Clément Chéroux, senior curator of the photography center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is heading to MoMA’s to serve as the museum’s chief curator of photography. “It was a pleasure to work at SFMOMA for three years and to have the support of a fantastic Bay Area photo community,” Chéroux said in a statement. “I am […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Bay Area, Minipost, Moma, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, MoMA Hires Top SFMoMA, Chéroux

Stockholm Design Week: The Archive Exhibition

Gloriously subtle and sophisticated objects made by Japanese and Danish designers At this year’s Stockholm Design Week, Japanese studios Ariake and 2016/Arita collaborated with Danish design houses LE KLINT and Friends and Founders to present the standout The Archive exhibition—a reflection of just how well their respective design aesthetics complement each other. The exhibition, curated by Hanna Nova Beatrice and styled by Annaleena Leino, was …
Tags: Japan, Design, Industrial Design, Furniture, Denmark, Japanese, Stockholm, Danish, Minimal, Furniture Design, Nordic, Decor, Design Festivals, Japanese Design, Scandinavian, Minimalism

James Turrell’s Roden Crater Gets $3 million Pledge from Online Gaming Billionaire

Billionaire Mark Pincus, founder of online gaming firm Zynga, has pledged $3 million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater project. “The project itself feels, to me, like modern-day pyramids,” he says. “The ambition and scale and scope of it is something that has the potential to be something that people, many generations from now, will be able to […]
Tags: Art, News, Zynga, Mark Pincus, Art News, Minipost, James Turrell, Roden Crater

Private Museum Closings Explored in Art Newspaper Piece

A piece in Art Newspaper asks why so many private museums are already shuttering. “It’s more fun building a museum and a collection and opening it than running it,” says Adrian Ellis, the founding director of AEA Consulting. Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Adrian Ellis, AEA Consulting Read

Photo Flash: Drew Droege, Micheal Urie and More Celebrate Opening Night of HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG opened last night, Thursday, February 13at SoHo Playhouse [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Doug, BWW News Desk, Soho Playhouse, Droege Micheal Urie

Heiress and Art Benefactor Anne Marion Has Passed Away at Age 81

Oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion, founder of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico has passed away at the age of 81. “Anne Marion was one of the most generous, admirable, and inspirational people I have ever known,” says Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, where Marion was an active […]
Tags: Art, News, Fort Worth, Art News, Minipost, Marion, Santa Fe New Mexico, Modern Art Museum, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Art Benefactor Anne Marion, Anne Marion, Marla Price

Gibney Dance Reinvents From The Inside Out

Gibney is becoming a commission-based repertory group—that is, a company not grounded in the aesthetic of a founding choreographer—and allow it to double in size from six dancers to 12. The model will allow Gibney to work with renowned and rising international choreographers representing a broad range of aesthetics and techniques. “The stage is set,” Davis said, for Gibney “to establish a wholly new paradigm for a contemporary dance company.” – Inside Philanthropy
Tags: Art, Dance, Davis, Gibney, 02.13.20

The Need For Civic Protest

Protest is meant to bring a reality that lurks beyond the sight lines of most people crashing down in front of them. When resistance to the current order arises, citizens are put to the test. We are forced to reveal where our allegiances lie. What are we willing to support, or do, in the pursuit of rightness and justice? – Maclean’s
Tags: Art, Issues, MacLean, 02.13.20

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