This geometric villa provides complete privacy without compromising the view!

Nestled between the Caspian Sea and the Sisangan Forest is a private residence designed by MADO Architects in the Sisangan province of Iran. The clients had one request, an intense focus on privacy. The architects placed concrete slabs in a tent-like manner allowing them to intersect one another. The intersecting slabs create interesting geometric angles, adding a bold and unique feel to the structure. The vernacular architecture surrounding the building was used as a source of inspiration, with...
Tags: Design, Iran, Architecture, Caspian Sea, MADO Architects, Sisangan Villa, Sisangan Forest, Sisangan

Jason Robert Brown Announces Solo Show at The Bourbon Room Hollywood

For one night only, Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown will be performing live at The Bourbon Room Hollywood. The musical evening with this inspiring artist will be held on Monday, March 9th at 730 PM. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Hollywood, Theatre, Jason Robert Brown, BWW News Desk

Strider 2-in-1 Rocking Bike/Balance Bike!...

Strider 2-in-1 Rocking Bike/Balance Bike! Taking your kid from 6 months to 3-5 years as it transforms into a balance bike, complete with adjustable seat and handle bars to grow with them. (Also check out their race events!) (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Strider

A Watch Frozen in Time: Why CW&T is Removing Features from a Classic Digital Timepiece

Picture a digital watch. Not a smart watch or activity tracker—the most basic digital watch you can imagine. Chances are you're thinking of something that looks like the Casio F-91W, the ubiquitous black plastic LCD watch that's been on the market since 1989. Its simplicity, affordability (it costs about $10), and accuracy (twice that of a $30,000 Rolex) has made it a favorite with hardware hackers, artists, and—infamously—terrorists building bombs.Now it's getting a radical makeover from CW&T, ...
Tags: Wearables, Accessories, Design, New York City, Watches, Brooklyn, Levy, Craft, Cw, Casio, Wang, DST, Time TIME, Che Wei Wang, Taylor Levy, Solid State Watch

See Cars Floating Inside That Ship That Sank (And the Technique They'll Use to "Recover" Them)

Last year a car-carrying ship called Golden Ray capsized off the coast of Georgia, in the St. Simons Sound. All 24 crew members managed to escape, but the cars inside (a mixture of Kias and GM vehicles) did not. Yahoo News says there are nearly 4,000 vehicles on board. The St. Simons Sound's Incident Reponse Unified Command managed to get a LIDAR rig (I'm guessing via submersible drone, but they haven't specified) into the hold of the ship. Using the laser, they were able to create 3D images...
Tags: Design, Cars, Georgia, Gm, Bill, Volvo, Jones, Springfield, Yahoo News, Smit International, Golden Ray, St Simons Sound s Incident Reponse Unified Command

A Visual History of Sneaker Design: "The Adidas Archive" Book Documents 350+ Pairs of Kicks

Here's something every aspiring footwear designer will want to have for reference: The Adidas Archive, a 644-page tome cataloging "the history of the adidas shoe, from its earliest beginnings until today" as seen through over 350 shoes.The adidas story is one of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and conceiving the all-around sports shoe, worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Run DMC, and Madonna.A mecca for sneaker fans, this book presents adidas's history through 357 pairs of shoes, including ...
Tags: Design, Madonna, Sneakers, DMC, Taschen, Lionel Messi Run, Stella McCartney Yohji Yamamoto Parley

Extra Wide Office Chairs are Now a Thing in America

For years now in America, our cars, houses and people have been getting bigger. I'll let others debate why this is happening and what it means; I'm purely interested to learn that furniture designers have had to design some additional options for contract furniture, as waiting rooms are no longer one-size-fits-all:Photo and caption by F.O.Mr.Lahey: "My doctor's office had a special chair for XL patients." I looked into it, and it's a thing. Wayfair has a separate section for Big & Tall Guest & R...
Tags: Design, America, Furniture Design, Wayfair, National Business Furniture, Wayfair Image, Wayfair National Business Furniture, National Business Furniture Office Chair USA

Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice - Trying Too Hard To Be What One Is Not

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Such is the message of the new musical Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice. Presented by The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, this earnest take on the 1969 film of the same name has much to say about four thirtysomethings who try to become part of something which they have no real understanding of. Sadly, the show ultimately fails in its execution. Documentary filmmaker Bob (Joél Pére...
Tags: California, Theatre, Ted, Las Vegas, Bob, Carol, Alice, Vega, Duncan, Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik, Columbia Pictures, New Group, Jason Hart, Pershing Square Signature Center, Amanda Green

The Disappearing Art Competitions

Has anybody noticed the disappearing art competitions? Here's my summary of where I think we are up to The Bad News: Art Competitions which no longer exist - and why that might be happening Big... [[ 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

LastObject Tackles Unsexy but Important Single-Use Items, Like Reusable Tissues, Strikes Kickstarter Gold

You know that old saying that great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people?The industrial-designer-specific version is surely that great minds design solutions, average minds design objects, and small minds design for Instagram likes.LastObject is a Danish design trio that consists of great minds. They've chosen to tackle some of the least sexy objects out there--first cotton swabs, now disposable tissues--not for fame nor love of these objects, but bec...
Tags: Design, US, Kickstarter, Sustainable Design, Kickstarter LastSwab, Nicolas Aagard Co, Isabel Aagard, Kåre Frandsen

The Z-Motorcycle is a great looking e-bike with a non-traditional aesthetic

Designed around the shape of the letter ‘Z’, this electric bike is a testament to the freedom that electric powertrains can provide to designers. No longer are you confined by components and mechanics revolving around fuel-based propulsion systems. As long as you’ve got a battery somewhere, and a motor connected to your wheels, you’ve got yourself an e-bike… and that advancement is a pretty great thing for transportation designers.The Z-Motorcycle’s design is dominated by the Z shape that forms ...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Motorcycle, Joseph Robinson, E bike, Z Motorcycle

Ana Gasteyer Will Lead AMERICAN AUTO on NBC

Variety reports that Broadway and SNL alum Ana Gasteyer will star on NBC's upcoming 'American Auto,' from 'Superstore' creator Justin Spitzer. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Nbc, Theatre, Broadway, Ana Gasteyer, TV News Desk, Justin Spitzer

Liz Callaway Announces Concerts In NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Philly And More

Broadway's Liz Callaway has announced a new concert tour with dates in New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and more [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Liz Callaway, BWW News Desk, NYC San Francisco Chicago Philly, New York California Illinois Pennsylvania

New Diane Warren Musical Film Lands at Paramount

Deadline reports that a new musical film featuring the music of Diane Warren will land at Paramount Pictures. Tamara Chestna is on board to write the script. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Diane Warren, TV News Desk, Tamara Chestna

Hundreds Of Orchestral Arrangements Owned By Judy Garland To Be Auctioned

Hundreds of orchestral arrangements owned by Judy Garland, including her classics such as ''Over the Rainbow'', ''Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'', ''Judy at the Palace'', ''I'm Always Chasing Rainbows'' will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on February 27, 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Judy, Judy Garland, Nate D Sanders, BWW News Desk

Photo Flash: First Look at Alexandra Billings, Lindsay Pearce and More in WICKED on Broadway

Get your first look at the latest company defying gravity in WIcked on Broadway [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Alexandra Billings Lindsay Pearce

What Is Liberalism? (Whatever It Is, It Seems In Decline)

Recent debates have tended to confuse rather than clarify matters. In left-of-center discourse, “liberalism” and “leftism” are often invoked as respective shorthand for neoliberalism and social democracy. Neither of these positions sits outside the boundaries of liberalism, broadly construed, and most of the positions currently marked as leftist have been supported in other times and places by those we’d describe as liberals. Still, even if this confrontation doesn’t signal a verdict on ...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Winter 2020

Bent VW Bus

Volkswagen bus from 1970s modified to look like it was bent telekinetically. Bent VW-Van functional sculpture designed by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, creator of Fat Car and Fat House. Also check out: VW Beetle Sculptures
Tags: Design, Tech, Vw, Volkswagen, Erwin Wurm

Lind: Blame The Elite Managers For The Rise Of Global Populism

Once, Michael Lind observes, “trade unions, participatory political parties, and religious and civic organizations compelled university-educated managerial elites to share power with them or defer to their values.” But beginning in the 1970s, the managers “unilaterally abrogated” this power-sharing settlement. Now, “no longer restrained by working-class power,” the “metropolitan overclass” has, as Lind puts it, “run amok.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Ideas, Lind, Michael Lind, 02.21.20

The Silhuous uses foliage-inspired shapes to divide spaces!

It divides spaces by connecting you to nature! Meet the Silhuous, a nature-inspired room divider. Using multiple acrylic ‘branches’ and leaves made from tracing paper, the Silhuous creates a visual barrier without appearing hostile. The barrier allows you to break spaces, creating zones in a way that’s alluring yet effective, and the Silhuous’ expandable design allows your ‘tree’ to grow depending on the size of your space. The best part is how it works as a beautiful light-diffuser too! Simply ...
Tags: Design, Interiors, Product Design, Room Divider, Jihyun, Silhuous

Rio Carnival Taboo Broken: First Trans Woman To Lead Parade

Camila Prins says she first realized she wanted to be a woman at a Carnival party at age 11, when, like the other boys, she was allowed to dress like a girl as part of the burlesque festivities. Now, in the final minutes of Saturday, she became the first transgender woman to lead the drum section of a top samba school in either of the renowned Carnival parades put in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, Carnival, Issues, Sao Paulo, 02.22.20, Camila Prins, Rio de Janeiro Washington

Calista Flockhart to Star in AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Huntington As Part of 2020-21 Season

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the lineup of their 2020-2021 season of destination theatre that features an incredible range of compelling stories -culturally and artistically diverse - unified by the Huntington's commitment to vital, fresh and inclusive entertainment. From stories deeply rooted in Boston's history to star-studded classics, the next chapter in Huntington history is perhaps, the most exciting yet. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Boston, Theatre, HUNTINGTON, Huntington Theatre Company, Calista Flockhart, BWW News Desk

Calista Flockhart to Star in AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Huntington; Full 2020-2021 Season Announced

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the lineup of their 2020-2021 season of destination theatre that features an incredible range of compelling stories -culturally and artistically diverse - unified by the Huntington's commitment to vital, fresh and inclusive entertainment. From stories deeply rooted in Boston's history to star-studded classics, the next chapter in Huntington history is perhaps, the most exciting yet. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Boston, Theatre, HUNTINGTON, Huntington Theatre Company, Calista Flockhart, BWW News Desk

Photo Flash: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Close Visit UNMASKED at Paper Mill Playhouse

On Saturday, February 22, legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber brought his good friend Glenn Close to see his new show at Paper Mill Playhouse,Unmasked The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn, BWW News Desk

Red Herring, DTLA’s New Art Deco Sanctuary

An airy, thoughtfully-designed space that matches the playful nature of the owners The tropical birds, monkeys, and colorful jungle foliage in Mike Willcox’s mural set the Art Deco-inspired tone for Red Herring in downtown Los Angeles. Chef Dave Woodall and Alexis Martin Woodall’s new restaurant invites diners from the bustle of Grand Avenue’s financial district into a classic Hollywood-meets-Miami haven—one both lush and glamorous. Willcox collaborated with …
Tags: Cooking, Art, Hollywood, Design, La, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Food And Drink, Miami, Chefs, Food + Drink, Art Deco, Grand Avenue, Willcox, DTLA, Murals

BWW Flashback: Tracy Letts' Greatest Moments on Stage and Screen

See how Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, Tracy Letts, has been spending his time in the decade since his last work took its final New York bow. [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Tracy Letts, Alexa Criscitiello

Betty Jacobs, a Well-Loved Figure in the Broadway Community, Has Passed Away at the Age of 100

Betty Jacobs passed away peacefully on February 22, 2020 at the age of 100, at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Englewood New Jersey, BWW News Desk, Betty Jacobs

Hudson Loverro and More to Star in TREVOR; Full Casting Announced

Producers Roy Furman John Ambrosino Josie Bray Mark Woods have announced the 19-member company of Trevor, the new musical making its New York premiere beginning Tuesday, April 7 ahead of a Tuesday, April 21 opening night at Stage 42 442 West 42nd Street. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 25. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Hudson Loverro, Roy Furman John Ambrosino Josie Bray Mark Woods

Limited Edition Patchwork Shirt

Made in the Thomas Pink workshop in London’s Vauxhall neighborhood, the limited-edition Patchwork collection brings together surplus fabrics (reducing waste in the process). These 100% cotton shirts, in relaxed silhouettes, play upon the traditional striped dress-shirt style with charm. There are only 30 shirts available in each style, however. Price is in Pounds.
Tags: Shirts, Design, London, Clothing, Limited Edition, Clothes, Vauxhall, Thomas Pink, Patchwork, Dress Shirts, Made In London

Are You Sure The Person You’re Arguing With Online Is Real?

The sheer profusion of actors online has foreclosed their need to be real at all: the armies of bots and the Russian sockpuppets, the corporate tweeps and the AI deepfakes. One can just as easily get into a heated dispute with a bot account generating random replies, or with an automated customer-service agent matching inputs to outputs, as with a human foe who is frantically tapping words into a glass rectangle. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.24.20

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