It’s 2 a.m. at the Louvre, and You’re Hanging With Leonardo

The Paris museum opened its doors around the clock to give more people the chance to see the blockbuster show about the Renaissance master in its final weekend.
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Louvre, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Louvre Museum, Paris (France

A full shower experience with 45% less water, the Nebia is changing how humans shower

People say that a cup of coffee can make or break a person’s day, I say that a good or bad shower has a stronger impact on the outcome of your day. A perfect shower is arguably more exhilarating than a great cup of coffee. It awakens your senses, opens your eyes, pores, and mind, and has you looking and feeling like an absolute champion. A dull, cold, lifeless shower, on the other hand, can have you feeling groggy, bitter, and shivering. The last time I checked, nobody likes a bad, spiritless ...
Tags: Deals, Europe, Design, Shop, Bathroom, Product Design, Moen, Matte Black, Nebia, Nebia Spa Shower, Al Moen, Moen Adjustability, Rainshower, Moen Review Why Nebia

Palm Springs Modernism

Earlier this month, I spent 48 hours in Palm Springs. I was there for two reasons, first, I was craving a quick getaway to somewhere sunny to escape winter. Also because I’ve always wanted to drive around and look at the architecture that Palm Springs is famous for and I finally had a chance to do it! Palm Springs is major mid century eye candy. Its neighborhood homes possess cool roof lines, breeze block walls, desert landscaping, mod house numbers, and painted doors. I also stopped by a few of...
Tags: Crafts, Inspiration, House, Interior Design, Palm Springs, Andrea, Parker, Kara, Danny, Design + Decorating Articles, Out + About, Guggenheim House, Morse House, Cree House, Axiom House

New Etch a Sketch Finally Lets You Draw Curves and Circles!

Gizmodo's Victoria Song recently attended Toy Fair, where she spotted something that would have blown my mind as a child: An Etch-a-Sketch that lets you draw arcs and circles, without having to "staircase" it. Called the Etch a Sketch Revolution, it's going to be coming out in July, some 60 years after the Etch a Sketch was first invented.Photo: Raul Marrero (Gizmodo) Like you, I was dying to know how this thing works. Luckily Song captured it in GIF:Gif: Raul Marrero, Victoria Song (Gizmodo) ...
Tags: Design, Gizmodo, Toy, Victoria Song, Raul Marrero Gizmodo, Raul Marrero Victoria Song Gizmodo

LG's Upcoming V60 ThinQ 5G Smartphone Features Dual Screens, Avoids Folding Screen Kerfuffle

While Motorola and Samsung's folding screens flame out, LG is playing it safe with their latest folding phone. Announced today, the unwieldily-named V60 ThinQ 5G with LG Dual Screen features two discrete 6.8" screens attached by a hinge.LG is betting the dual screens will appeal to those who want to multitask (you can run separate apps in each screen), use it like a mini-laptop (i.e. keyboard on one screen, display on the other), play games with more screen real-estate (one screen can contain th...
Tags: Motorola, Design, Samsung, Tech, Lg

Smithsonian Makes Images, 3D Scans and CAD Files from Archive Free to Download

More than a few museums have been making their image archives freely downloadable. The Smithsonian has done them one better, posting both images and digital 3D scans that you can download as CAD files and do whatever you want with. "This includes images and data," the Institution writes, "from across the Smithsonian's 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo." The total number of downloadables is nearly 3 million.The portal for all of this is the Smithsonian O...
Tags: Design, Smithsonian, Object Culture, Black Star Line, Morse Vail

The Economy Skynest: Airplane Sleeping Pods for Economy Passengers!

New York to Auckland is one of the longest flights in the world, or will be when Air New Zealand offers it later this year. Because the flight is roughly 17 hours and 40 minutes, the airline has been working on how to make Economy passengers more comfortable for the duration.Just yesterday ANZ pulled the sheets off of their Economy Skynest, which took three years to develop. (And props to them for giving the industrial designers on the project, Kate Cameron-Donald and Zoe Wenn, some screen time ...
Tags: New York, Design, ANZ, Auckland, Air New Zealand, Interior/exhibition Design, Auckland New York, Skynest, Nikki Goodman, Kate Cameron Donald, Zoe Wenn

BWW TV: Check Out Footage From TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Madison Square Garden

This afternoon, a capacity crowd of 18,000 New York City public school students made history, along side the Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird. Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, became the first-ever Broadway play to perform at The World's Most Famous Arena, New York's Madison Square Garden. With the extraordinary support of James L. Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, this unprecedented, single-p...
Tags: New York, New York City, Theatre, Broadway, Harper Lee, Bartlett Sher, Madison Square Garden, Sorkin, New York City Department of Education, BroadwayWorld TV, James L Dolan, The Madison Square Garden Company, Madison Square Garden With

Photo Flash: History-Making Performance of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Madison Square Garden

This afternoon, a capacity crowd of 18,000 New York City public school students made history, along side the Broadway cast ofTo Kill a Mockingbird.Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed byBartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, became the first-ever Broadway play to perform at The World's Most Famous Arena, New York's Madison Square Garden. With the extraordinary support ofJames L. Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, this unprecedented, single-perfo...
Tags: New York, New York City, Theatre, Broadway, Harper Lee, Madison Square Garden, Sorkin, New York City Department of Education, Dolan, Sher, BWW News Desk, The Madison Square Garden Company, Madison Square Garden With

Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Park, Bartlett Sher and More to Take Part in Theatre Forward Gala Honoring Kelli O'Hara

On March 30, 2020, Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its Chairman's Awards Gala at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City to honor stage and screen star Kelli O'Hara, and Theatre Forward Executive Director Bruce E. Whitacre. Kelli O'Hara will receive the Theatre Artist Award presented by Bartlett Sher, and Bruce E. Whitacre will receive the Theatre Forward Leadership Award presented by Regina Taylor. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Bartlett Sher, Regina Taylor, Kelli O Hara, BWW News Desk, Bruce E Whitacre, Harry Connick Jr Ashley Park Bartlett Sher, Edison Ballroom 240 West 47th Street New York City, Bruce E Whitacre Kelli O Hara

VIDEO: Mo Rocca Talks About Touring With GREASE on THE LATE LATE SHOW

After James asks Mo Rocca about his start in showbiz touring Southeast Asia in the musical 'Grease,' Mo then recalls his time working as a rollerskating waiter. Seriously. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Southeast Asia, Theatre, James, Mo Rocca, Stage Tube

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at The Public Theater

Head inside rehearsals fpr Mona Mansour's THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at the Public Theater [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Mona Mansour

Rachel Brosnahan Joins Anthony Ramos in DISTANT

Deadline reports that actress Rachel Brosnahan has joined the cast of 'Distant,' an upcoming sci-fi comedy also starring 'In the Heights' and 'Hamilton' alum Anthony Ramos. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Hamilton, TV News Desk, Rachel Brosnahan, Anthony Ramos

Royal Shakespeare’s Gregory Doran Hits Back At Idea That “Wokeness” Is Threatening Shakespeare

“Dominic Cavendish fears that the woke wolves are beginning to police Shakespeare, and that ultimately they will apply a sort of politically correct censorship which will render the plays unperformable. I can’t agree with that. I think directors, especially some of the freshest and most radical today, many of whom are women, want to reveal what is most urgent, most resonant and sometimes most challenging in his work, and address those issues head on.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, Shakespeare, Gregory Doran, Dominic Cavendish, 02.25.20

VIDEO: FROZEN Composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Test Their Disney Tune Knowledge

Check out the Academy Award-winning Frozensongwriting duo, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, as they test their knowledge of iconic Disney songs with Mashable [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson Lopez, Stage Tube

Yuja Wang Upset Her Audience In Chicago When She Mixed Up The Order Of Her Program (On Purpose)

Because of cultural tradition, each audience brings specific expectations to a performance. Classical listeners, who are steeped in the European performance practices, have been conditioned to want to know as much as possible about the music before a note is sounded. Jazz audiences – who have embraced a more casual, all-American approach to listening – generally sit back and savor the sounds, recognizing standard tunes, enjoying obscure works and realizing that free-flying improvisations ...
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago, 02.25.20

Eye candy for Today: Jean Giraud illustration

Mystere Montrouge, plate 10, Jean Giraud This is an image from a portfolio of prints published in 2001 by Jean (Moebius) Giraud. Dreamlike, inventive and striking, it’s yet another wonderful example of his line and color approach, without the spotted blacks and feathering characteristic of American comics art. Note the subtle gradations in the face and headdress. I found this copy of the image posted on Reddit  
Tags: Art, Comics, Illustration, Jean Giraud, Jean Moebius Giraud Dreamlike

Bite Me Gum Packaging

Chewing gum packaged to look like rows of white teeth inside human mouth. “Bite Me” chewing gum packaging designed by Zoe Schneider insults the customers as they pull its “chewing gum teeth” out. Also check out: Sandwich Packaging
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Zoe Schneider

How To Make Historical Ballet Relevant

Exploring the context in which the ballets arose offers insight into their complexity, and helps us question contemporary assumptions about the choreography, librettos, and music that have survived. By pairing imagination with historical awareness, we can rediscover the experiential aspects of dance and music and gain insight into these arts as we practice them today. – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, San Francisco, Dance, 02.25.20

Binned Art’s Affordable Online Marketplace

Well-priced original artwork from a platform that aims to boost early-career artists With a bit of effort, it’s easy for some people to find original art. Rarely, though, is it affordable. Binned Art aims to be the solution for those who don’t know where to get unique pieces and those who intend to be price conscious about it. Artists submit works to Binned Art’s online marketplace and …
Tags: Art, Design, Online Shopping, Culture, Paintings, Galleries, Drawings, Art Collecting, Art Markets, Binned Art, Online Galleries

BWW TV: What is HANGMEN All About? The Broadway Company Explains!

Directed by Matthew Dunster, Martin McDonagh's Hangmen is currently in rehearsals, ready to begin performances on Friday, February 28, 2020, and officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street. What is the new play all about [Author: TV - Press Previews]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, TV - Press Previews, Matthew Dunster Martin McDonagh, Broadway Company Explains

Louvre Blockbuster Smashes Attendance Records

The Louvre’s blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci drew 1,071,840 visitors over its four month run, doubling its previous attendance record of 540,000 visitors.  “It is wonderful that, 500 years after his death, an artist of the Italian Renaissance continues to fascinate the general public so much,” says Jean-Luc Martinez, the Louvre’s president. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Louvre, Art News, Minipost, Leonardo da Vinci, Jean Luc Martinez

An Artist Whose Muse Is Loneliness

Haegue Yang seeks isolation and then mines the accompanying confusion to reflect on the nature of belonging.
Tags: Art, South Korea, News, Germany, Yang, Haegue Yang, Haegue, Tmens2020

Beast Made Bolster Dog Bed

Pairing a 100% cotton shell with a 100% polyester fill interior, Best Made Co’s Beast Made Bolster Bed comes adorned with the brand’s signature red stripe across its central cushion. Padded sides form its comfortable walls, which can withstand repetitive nightly use and all that comes with it—scratching, shedding, and even the occasional mess. The filler is removable and the cover is machine washable, too.
Tags: Home, Design, Pets, Beds, Dog Bed, Dog Beds, Pet Bed, Best Made Co

We Are Alive. We Got the Beat.

In Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical A Little Night Music, Madame Armfeldt tells Fredrika that the summer night smiles three times -- "The first smile smiles at the young, for they know nothing. The second at the fools who know too little. And the third at the old who know too much."It's a wonderful way to start this beautiful musical about music in triple time and humans in love triangles.But it occurs to me that it applies to Head Over Heels too. Maybe because it's more of a univers...
Tags: Politics, Musicals, Theatre, Earth, Sexuality, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Theater, Shakespeare, 1980s, Mira, Pamela, Scott Miller, Gilbert Sullivan, Hugh Wheeler, Musical Comedy

LA’s REDCAT Hires A New Director

Joao Ribas has recently worked as an independent curator and writer. In 2019 he was the commissioner and curator for the Pavilion of Portugal at the Venice Biennale and curator of a photography exhibition at the National Gallery of Kosovo. In 2018 Ribas was the director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, People, Portugal, Kosovo, Venice Biennale, REDCAT, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Ribas, João Ribas

Shocking: How Easily Humans Are Getting Intimate With AI

We’re witnessing a major shift in traditional social life, but it’s not because we’re always online, or because our tech is becoming conscious, or because we’re getting AI lovers like Samantha in Spike Jonze’s film Her (2013). To the contrary, we’re learning that humans can bond, form attachments and dedicate themselves to non-conscious objects or lifeless things with shocking ease. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, Samantha, Jonze, 02.25.20

Montreal duplex is simple and elegant

This is the kind of gentle density we need.
Tags: Design, News, Montreal

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs with Motown Songwriters Eddie and Brian Holland

On Wednesday, February 26's episode of The View,Motown songwriters Eddie and Brian Holland were joined by the cast of Broadway's aoeAin't Too Prouda for a special collaboration of their hit songs. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Eddie, Brian Holland, Stage Tube, Motown Songwriters Eddie

Signature Theatre's CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND Extended Again Through March 22

Signature Theatre has announced that its New York premiere production of Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee, featuring songs by Dengue Fever, directed by Chay Yew, has extended for the second time by one week and will now play through March 22nd. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Lauren Yee, Chay Yew

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