Elegantly French, this minimal hideaway desk is worthy of your home!

French designs always have a sense of sophistication and elegance to them. And Bastien Chapelle’s Elmer Desk is no exception. French Design Incubator helped pair up designer Bastien Chapelle with furniture manufacturer iRESISTUB, and they collaborated to create Elmer. At first glance, Elmer looks like a simple storage cabinet, and though it is one, it also doubles up as a desk!The multifunctional piece primarily showcases a lot of iRESISTUB’s metalwork, with a sturdy black metal frame and two lo...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Office, Furniture, Desk, Product Design, Multifunctional, Elmer, Storage Cabinet, Bastien Chapelle, iRESISTUB, The Elmer Desk, Elmer Desk

Ada Florek

Originally from Poland, Ada Florek is a watercolor painter based in Thoiry, France. Though she also paints other subjects, she focuses primarily on architectural and still life subjects. I enjoy her textural approach and use of crisp edges.  
Tags: Art, Poland, Gallery And Museum Art, Watercolor And Gouache, Thoiry France, Ada Florek

Worried About COVID-19? Here's a Diagram Showing Areas Most Often Missed During Hand Washing

When I was younger I drove an ambulance, and even though we wore latex gloves at all times, during our training a senior EMT went over handwashing protocol: Thoroughly soap and rinse every square inch of your fingers, palms, back-of-hands and wrists. We were also instructed to hum the entire song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in our heads as we did it; if we finished washing before we got to the end of the song, we didn't do a thorough job.Now that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 is spreading around the globe,...
Tags: Design, Cdc, Medical, Kottke, Yankee Doodle Dandy

Folding Screen Smartphone Fails: Motorola RAZR, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

As someone who hates carrying a large-screen phone, but enjoys using one, I was excited by the idea of the Motorola RAZR. It promised the best of both worlds, folding to a compact size for carrying but offering a large screen when open.Sadly, the RAZR is already crashing and burning. Raymond Wong over at Input Mag found that the screen went bad at the hinge--after just one week of use:Images by Raymond Wong / Input As Wong explains:The screen's damage isn't just cosmetic. The touchscreen is semi...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Design, Samsung, Tech, Wong, Raymond Wong, Zack Nelson, Input Mag, JerryRigEverything Channel

Michael Graves' Iconic Housewares Are Coming Back to Market 

In 1999, Michael Graves debuted his pioneering collaboration with Target known as "Art of the Everyday Object." In addition to his work with higher-end brands like Alessi, Graves' partnership with Target was aimed at creating "design for all." Over 15 years, they brought more than 2,000 exclusive products to market across 20 categories and sold over $1 billion in retail all while elevating consumers' expectations of design and turning Graves into a household name. In a 2011 interview with the Ne...
Tags: Design, Chicago, Consumer Products, Architectural Digest, Henry Ford Museum, MGD, Dearborn Michigan, Michael Graves, The Henry Ford, Alessi Graves, New York Times Graves, Michael Graves Design, International Home Housewares, Donald Strum, Marc Greuther

Here's Herbie Hancock Demonstrating a Primitive Music Computer to Quincy Jones in 1984

No child of the '80s can forget the music video to Herbie Hancock's "Rockit:" It's hard to describe how freaky, mind-blowing and revolutionary that video seemed at the time. I probably haven't seen it in 20 years until looking it up just now, and I have to say it still holds up. Hancock was ahead of his time.Anyways I looked "Rockit" up because yesterday I came across some behind-the-scenes footage of Hancock in 1984, demonstrating this pioneering Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) to ...
Tags: Design, Tech, Herbie Hancock, Jones, Quincy Jones, Hancock

Purpose Driven Paper Art by Patricia Mitchell

Fair warning, this first image might make you shudder or perhaps your reaction will be like mine... one of total fascination.  A cluster of cut paper butterflies and dragonflies mingle with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Design, Ann Martin, Patricia Mitchell

Stuck Driver Being Towed Out of a Snowdrift Doesn't Pay Attention, Badly Damages Car

An SUV gets stuck in a snowdrift. A guy with a tractor helps by pulling him out, but minor disaster ensues. The tractor driver seems upset afterwards, but I blame the driver of the SUV here 100% for not paying attention: Tractor guy, it wasn't your fault. No good deed goes unpunished.
Tags: Design, Cars

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Joins Rachelle Ann Go For A MISS SAIGON Duet

West End star Rachelle Ann Go and Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga made Manila concert goers' Valentines Day extra specialduring her Homecoming concert at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Manila. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Manila, Saigon, Lea Salonga, Rachelle Ann Go, Stage Tube, Rachelle Ann, Marriott Grand Ballroom Resorts World Manila

Norbert Leo Butz Joins DEBRIS on NBC

Deadline reports that two time Tony-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz has joined the cast of NBC's upcoming sci-fi pilot, 'Debris.' He stars alongside Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Nbc, Theatre, Tony, Jonathan Tucker, Norbert Leo Butz, TV News Desk, Riann Steele

VIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Talks About Auditioning for IN THE HEIGHTS

Stephanie Beatriz credits her 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' co-star Melissa Fumero for encouraging her to give it her all and try out for the upcoming movie musical 'In The Heights,' which she ended up scoring a role in. Stephanie also reveals that starring in the movie with Broadway actress Daphne Rubin-Vega is extremely special since she looked up to her as a Latina woman when she was growing up. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Stephanie, Latina, Stage Tube, Stephanie Beatriz, Daphne Rubin Vega, Melissa Fumero, Brooklyn Nine Nine co

Crystal Bridges Changed The Landscape Of American Art. Now It’s Taking On Contemporary Art

The effects Crystal Bridges has had on the region are more than clear. And later this month, the museum is going one step further. It’s opening a satellite contemporary art center, the Momentary, which, by all accounts, is expected to further solidify the impact art has had on this town that once counted the Walmart Museum as one of its biggest cultural attractions. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Crystal Bridges, Walmart Museum, 02.17.20

The Ferrari GT Cross concept integrates the company’s racing DNA with SUV-design

The Ferrari GT Cross isn’t just a large, red SUV with the raging-horse logo on its front. It isn’t a Lamborghini Urus or Maserati Levante-styled SUV that dilutes their respective brands’ DNA to build something more conservative. It’s every bit a Ferrari. Styled as a raised coupe in the spirit of a classic GT Ferrari, the Ferrari GT Cross concept from Jean-Louis Bui (you may remember his Citroen SUV concept from a couple of years back) stays every bit true to the evergreen Ferrari racecar. The SU...
Tags: Transportation, Design, SUV, Automotive, Ferrari, Jean Louis Bui, Coupe, Maserati Levante, GT Cross, Ferrari GT Cross, Jean Louis BuiThis

Four-Time Tony Award Winner Zoe Caldwell Dies At 86

Zoe Caldwell, the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, died peacefully at the age of 86 at her home in Pound Ridge, New York, on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The cause of death was complications due to Parkinson's disease, according to her son, Charlie Whitehead. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Tony, Parkinson, BWW News Desk, Zoe Caldwell, Pound Ridge New York, Charlie Whitehead

Instead of plastic bottles, here's drinking water in an edible blob

Notpla is an edible material made from seaweed and plants that can encapsulate drinking water other edible materials, eliminating the need for plastic packaging. From Fast Company: The designers used a technique from molecular gastronomy to create the package—if you dip a sphere of ice in a mixture of calcium chloride and brown algae extract, an edible membrane forms around the ice, holding everything in place as the ice melts back to room temperature. A small version of the package is designed ...
Tags: Post, Design, News, Sustainability, Packaging, Paslier

Diane Paulus' 1776 Pre-Broadway Run Now On Sale At The Ahmanson Theatre

aoe1776a is now on sale at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring a book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, aoe1776a will begin a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson from July 21 through August 23, 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Tony, Diane Paulus, Ahmanson, Peter Stone, BWW News Desk, Sherman Edwards

Ten Trends That Will Impact The Arts Says Americans For The Arts

The arts advocacy group says these are the trends that will inform its work over the next few years. – Americans for the Arts
Tags: Art, Issues, 02.18.20

Forgers And The True Believers That Want To Believe Them

Perhaps the forger’s best tool is the desire of buyers to want something to be real. No matter how improbable. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Visual, 02.18.20

Folded Paper Faces

Unique thee-dimensional portraits of human faces made out of folded paper. Hand Folded Paper Faces created by talented paper artist Polly Verity. “I start with damp watercolour paper that is drying throughout the process. I work both sides of the paper, repeatedly re-emphasising the creases.” Also check out: Origami Paper Animals
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Polly Verity

This damage-proof hoodie is made with the same ceramic technology used on the space station

To put things in perspective… the only material tougher than the ceramic used in Vollebak’s latest jacket is literally diamond.Making the world’s most indestructible clothing does require constant reiteration, and Vollebak’s constantly believed in pushing the boundaries of material science. Having made hoodies out of everything from Kevlar to carbon nanotubes, Vollebak now returns with a material so resistant to wear and tear, it’s used on the international space station. The ceramic hoodie come...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Product Design, Vollebak, Ceramic Hoodie

An Open-Ended, Ambiguous, Multi-Perspective Opera Made To Resist Reduction

Yuval Sharon: “If there was a straightforward message, there would certainly be simpler and more direct ways to communicate it than by creating this enormous operatic experience. Opera’s power lies in its complexity and its ability to create complication, to help us experience complex visions of the world. It’s something we need more and more desperately and why I think opera has an underestimated political power. Reducibility, along with didacticism, has been something all of us have ac...
Tags: Art, Music, Yuval Sharon, 02.17.20

Art Critic Christopher Knight Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

It’s the second Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation award and comes with a $50,000 prize. Knight has been an art critic at The Times since 1989, where he continues to chronicle the growth of Southern California’s visual art scene. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 1991, 2001 and 2007, and he received the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for art and design criticism last year. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Times, Southern California, Visual, Christopher Knight, Dorothea, 02.18.20, Leo Rabkin

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Releases NO RULES FOR DONALD Song Parody

Randy Rainbow has released a new song parody titled NO RULES FOR DONALD. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Randy, Randy Rainbow, Stage Tube

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Recreates a 1975 Soapbox Derby

Organized by SFMOMA, the original event raised funds for the museum Levi’s Vintage Clothing, a subset of the larger apparel manufacturer, relies on past styles, textiles, and trends as their source material. Each season, or for each special release, the design team surveys the brand’s rich history for storylines or moments pertinent to today. For their Spring/Summer 2020 campaign, they recreated a 1975 Soapbox Derby …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Style, Clothing, San Francisco, Vintage, Levi, Levis, Denim, SFMOMA, 1975 Soapbox Derby, Levi's Vintage Clothing, Trucker Jackets

Krysta Rodriguez Will Play Liza Minnelli in Ryan Murphy's HALSTON Miniseries

As BroadwayWorld previously reported Ryan Murphy has been hard at work on miniseries exploring the life and career of fashion designer, Roy Halston. Now he has revealed not only the cast for the new series, but the first promo [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Ryan Murphy, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk, HALSTON Miniseries, Roy Halston, Krysta Rodriguez Will Play Liza Minnelli

Krysta Rodriguez, Sullivan Jones & More Join Ewan McGregor in Ryan Murphy's HALSTON Miniseries

As BroadwayWorld previously reported Ryan Murphy has been hard at work on miniseries exploring the life and career of fashion designer, Roy Halston. Now he has revealed not only the cast for the new series, but the first promo [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Ryan Murphy, Ewan McGregor, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk, Krysta Rodriguez Sullivan Jones, HALSTON Miniseries, Roy Halston

‘The Leaning Tower of Dallas’ is Texas’ newest (temporary) landmark

After a planned demolition of the Affiliated Computer Services building in Dallas, the sturdy core of the building remains standing, albeit at an awkward angle.
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, News Brief, Dallas, De La Vega Development, Development, Leaning Tower Of Dallas, Mixed-use Development, The Central

VIDEO: Watch 'Fanimations' Of BEETLEJUICE on Broadway

These fanimations, or fan animations, are yet another example of how great Broadway fans can be Set to the songs of Beetlejuice, no two videos are alike. Check out some of our favorites [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk

Assembly-Free “Origami” Furniture

Degrees of Freedom carefully designs and produces assembly-free furniture and decor. Helmed by former Space X engineer Brian Ignaut, the ingenious brand’s pieces unfold into legs, and then require a mere rotation before they can be used. Right now, Ignaut builds the prototypes himself, which drives prices up for consumers. But, his goal is to get the final cost to something more affordable. Considering the …
Tags: Design, Furniture, Space X, Origami, Linkaboutit, Decor, Flat-pack, Assembly, Brian Ignaut, Ignaut, Degrees of Freedom, Self-Assembling

How Musicians Are Starting To Grapple With The Climate Impact Of Touring

“It seems to me that the only solution commensurate with the scale of the problem is fundamentally changing the way musicians work. We have to stop seeing it as reasonable that we’d play in Barcelona one day, London the next, and New York two days later. And stop seeing it as reasonable that, at a big festival in Barcelona, fifty thousand out of the hundred thousand people there have flown from the U.K. to attend.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, New York, London, Barcelona, 02.18.20

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