A zen minimalist cabin that brings nature in and takes distractions out

We all know the movie Birdbox and we associate it with a stressful situation, I mean it was definitely didn’t fit in the comedy genre, right? However, I came across a different Birdbox by Livit, a Norwegian company, to counteract those feelings and really soothe our souls. This Birdbox is actually a prefabricated shipping container-like cabin that offers one-of-a-kind escapes to lush destinations surrounded by nature.The cabins are simple, rectangular structures with huge circular and oval windo...
Tags: Home, Design, Lifestyle, Architecture, Outdoor, Norway, Interiors, Interior Design, Cabin, Product Design, Cabin Design, Prefab Cabin, Minimal Design, Architecture Design, Treetop Cabin, Birdbox

Free CAD Files from Fancy Furniture and Interior Brands, to Populate Your Renderings

Want some CAD or BIM files of high-end furniture pieces and fixtures, to populate your high-end renderings? Italian company Syncronia has DWG and .3ds Max files from a long list of fancy brands (Alessi, Moroso, Axor, Hansgrohe, Missoni Home and others) that you can pull down for free. Add Axor bathrooms, Armani Casa wallpaper and Urquiola seating at whim.Here's a quick scan of the brands on offer:Check it out here.
Tags: Design, Max, Interior/exhibition Design, Alessi, DWG, Axor, Urquiola, Interior Brands, Syncronia

Mercedes' New Push-Pull Steering Wheel So Effective, Formula 1 Bans it Almost Immediately

Here's an interesting bit of UI design: A push-pull steering wheel that confers a competitive advantage.Since the car was first invented, the steering wheel had a single job: To turn the front wheels. And with the exception of the tilt/telescoping feature used in modern cars to set ergonomic preferences, the only motion a steering wheel was capable of was rotating in one direction or the other.However, recent in-cockpit footage of Mercedes/AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Louis Hamilton revealed s...
Tags: Design, Cars, Mercedes, Hamilton, FIA, Das, Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Louis Hamilton, Autosport Sadly for Mercedes

German-Designed Domestic Underground Storage System and Garbage Hideaway

If you've ever visited Germany you know that they love order, revere engineering, and take pride in keeping tidy homes. As a prime example of this, check out German manufacturer Wöhr's Underground Waste Lift, which lets you store untidy lawn equipment, garbage and recycling bins, and the odds and ends you don't want cluttering up your lawn, driveway or garage.The bi-level solution lets you stop the lift at either of the two levels, of course. I must say, I'm a sucker for crisp German copy: "The ...
Tags: Design, Germany, Object Culture, Klaus, Wöhr

You Can Help NASA Design the Next Venus Rover

The last spacecraft to land on Venus was the Soviet Vega 2 in 1985. Many other missions have visited the planet, but due to it's "hellish landscape" where surface temperatures can exceed 840 degrees Fahrenheit and the surface pressure is 90 times that of Earth, only very few have been able to make contact. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designing missions that will be able to better survive on Venus—and they want your help. The JPL is currently running a public design challenge to develop "...
Tags: Design, Nasa, Competition, Venus, Jpl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sauder, Jonathan Sauder

Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper and More Receive 2020 Emerging Artist Awards at Lincoln Center

Last night, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presentedthe 2020 class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse and exceptional talents from across all disciplines represented on its campus. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lincoln Center, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, BWW News Desk

Subsidized Apple Watches for an Early Stroke Risk Detection Trial

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. If you have it, your chances of having a stroke are five times higher than average. Unfortunately, detecting atrial fibrillation typically requires that you notice something's amiss, and go see a doctor to confirm the condition with lab tests or imaging. And of course, by then it may be too late.Last year Apple did a study of 400,000 Apple-Watch-wearing subjects to see if their device could passively detect atrial fibrillation. Tur...
Tags: Apple, Design, Medical, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, HeartLine, Paul Burton


Have been reading a few books written by portrait/figure artists and looking at the colors they choose.  Mary Whyte, an amazing portrait artist, chooses these colors with a few darker pigments to get really dark skin.  Her portraits and figure work is wonderful, with a very finished look to the end.  I like that - and the portraits that are looser and less finished looking (like Charles Reid, etc.). I’m not a portrait or figure artist, but I seem to have A LOT of books about the subject fr...
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter, Mary Whyte, Charles Reid

Full Cast Announced For Michael Mayer-Directed SWEPT AWAY at Berkeley Rep

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today the full cast for the upcoming world premiere musical, Swept Away. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Michael Mayer, BWW News Desk, Berkeley Rep. Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The Moorgen Smart Remote’s design is weirdly attractive… but why?

It may appear hostile, with the way it takes on this scaly armadillo-inspired aesthetic… but that hostility doesn’t translate to you wanting to avoid the Moorgen Smart Remote. It makes you curious, it makes you practically want to pet it. There’s something unexplainable about the Moorgen Smart Remote’s strange allure, but I’ll try my best to justify why I can’t stop staring at it!The smart remote was designed not for television, but rather for operating smart lights and curtains around the house...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Product Design, Smart Remote, iF Design Award, iF Design 2019, Moorgen

George Gershwin And His Attempts To Define An American Sound

Over the course of his career, Gershwin was praised and criticized in equal measure for his willingness to borrow and fuse musical elements from various cultural and ethnic realms. He regularly tapped into the aesthetic values and popular tastes of his surroundings, in an attempt to compose works that would connect with as broad a public as possible. This approach to composition produced mixed results.  – Times Literary Supplement
Tags: Art, Music, Gershwin, George Gershwin, 02.24.20

Rialto Chatter: Will BEETLEJUICE Head to the Barrymore?

The smash hit musicalBeetlejuiceis set to play its final performance at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, 2020. [Author: Rialto Chatter]
Tags: Theatre, Barrymore, Rialto Chatter, Broadway s Winter Garden Theatre

Confirmed: Ivo Van Hove To Direct Stage Adaptation of THE SHINING

Tony Award-winningdirector, Ivo Van Hove, will direct a new stage adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic, The Shining [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Stephen King, Theatre, Ivo van Hove, BWW News Desk

Australian Actor Peter Saide Passes Away at 36

Peter Saide,Australian actor who recently appeared on stage in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse,Desperate Measures Off-Broadway and more has died at the age of 36. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Peter Saide

We’re Recreating The Nature Around Us With Technology

Under the rubric of “ubiquitous computing,” “smart dust,” and the “Internet of Things,” computers are melting into the fabric of everyday life. Light bulbs, toasters, even toothbrushes are being chipped. You can summon Alexa almost anywhere. And as life becomes computerized, computers become lifelike. Modern hardware and software have gotten so complicated that they resemble the organic: messy, unpredictable, inscrutable. – Nautilus
Tags: Art, Ideas, Alexa, 02.27.20

Airplane Economy Sleeping Pods

Air New Zealand is developing comfortable and affordable sleeping pods for their economy class air travellers. “Economy Skynest” designed by Air New Zealand for people who dreamed of sleeping and relaxing mid-flight. Your lie-flat dreams could come true. Bunk bed inspired sleeping pods will feature seatbelt, pillow, blanket, ear plugs, USB outlet, LED lights, and […]
Tags: Design, Tech, New Zealand, Air New Zealand

Eight Trends That Are Changing The Non-Profit Sector

There has also been unprecedented leadership turnover across the classical performing arts sector. “Furthermore, the pipeline for leadership is not there to meet the demands. Changing tastes, an oversupply of product and the delta between the availability and demand for leadership will lead to bankruptcies and dissolutions of many of the classical arts organizations.” – Hunt Scanlon Media
Tags: Art, Issues, 02.27.20

Rolls-Royce’s Whispers App Offers Customers Exclusive Experiences, Products And Each Other

Double-R owners engage with the brand and its partners through a luxurious new community platform Owners of a Rolls-Royce from 2003 onward now have access to their own online community, Whispers, that connects them to content, experiences and products, other owners and company employees. All owners are welcome to join, but if you sell your (only) Rolls you’ll have to give up your membership in the …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Design, Technology, Shopping, Cars, Tech, E-commerce, Automotive, Luxury, Experiences, Rolls-royce, RR, Experiential

While We Weren’t Looking The Robots Became Our Bosses

The robots are watching over hotel housekeepers, telling them which room to clean and tracking how quickly they do it. They’re managing software developers, monitoring their clicks and scrolls and docking their pay if they work too slowly. They’re listening to call center workers, telling them what to say, how to say it, and keeping them constantly, maximally busy. While we’ve been watching the horizon for the self-driving trucks, perpetually five years away, the robots arrived in the f...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.27.20

This adorable Italian electric trike can be driven with a car driving license

Embodying the spirit of the golden age of Italian automobile design, with clear cues from Vespa and Lambretta, this is the Microletta… an adorable 3-wheeled automobile that was designed to be the Microlino’s younger sister.The Microletta captures the joys of driving a scooter, with the stability associated with four-wheeled automobiles. It comes with two wheels at the front and one at the back, almost like a cross between a scooter and a Segway. This format was adopted to provide overall stabili...
Tags: Europe, Design, Automotive, Vespa, Gogoro, Scooter, Motorcycle, Trike, Lambretta, Micro Mobility, Electric Trike, Microletta

Internship Season is Heating Up in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 2/27

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 2272020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk

Uffizi’s Entire Scientific Committee Quits Over Rafael Loan

The panel said it had worked for months to draw up a list of works that should never be moved from the Florentine gallery, and the portrait of Pope Leo X was one of them. The famed portrait was specially restored for the show in the capital by the experts at Florence’s restoration works Opificio delle Pietre Dure. – Ansa
Tags: Art, Florence, Visual, Pope Leo X, 02.25.20, Entire Scientific Committee, Rafael Loan

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by TodayTix: February 27, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Weekly Buying Guide is powered by TodayTix, the app for theater tickets. Whether you're looking for musicals, plays, comedy, dance, or really anything else, you'll find a show you want to see. Download the app or visit to book tickets in 30 seconds or less. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Todaytix, BWW News Desk

The Many Moods and Pleasures of Judd’s Objects

There is a beautifully complex language of materials to savor in MoMA’s Donald Judd exhibition, the artist’s first U.S. survey in over 30 years.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, Moma, Donald, Donald Judd, Judd Foundation, Judd, Nineteen Hundred Sixties

Jordan Fisher, Beth Malone, Robbie Fairchild, Lesley Ann Warren and More Added to BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup

More of Broadway's biggest stars have just been added to the lineup for Broadway Backwards, where they'll celebrate the LGBTQ community through beloved show tunes on Monday, March 16, 2020. It's a show where gender doesn't matter but love does. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Broadway Backwards

Four Women-Run Italian Wine Brands and Their Signature Products

Determined women drive some of the best wineries across the country Be it the groundbreaking 26th generation of a family business or a mother-daughter duo looking toward the future, women winemakers compose only a fraction of the Italian wine industry. One of the world’s most prestigious winemaking nations, Italy‘s beautiful vineyards and historic wineries produce liquid of great acclaim. That said, it’s also a destination …
Tags: Design, Alcohol, Italy, Wine, Tuscany, Food + Drink, Italian wines, Castello di Volpaia, Marchesi Antinori, Prelius Maremma Toscana, Tenuta Sette Cieli, Wilson Daniels

Pavement Libraries Libraries Are Popping Up At Protest Sites All Over India

“These libraries are offering an alternative form of resistance, opening up platforms traditionally reserved for committed activists to waves of first-time protesters — from high school students to homemakers — who have joined hands against moves by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce a religious test for naturalized citizenship.” – OZY
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, Words, 02.26.20

Pavement Libraries Are Popping Up At Protest Sites All Over India

“These libraries are offering an alternative form of resistance, opening up platforms traditionally reserved for committed activists to waves of first-time protesters — from high school students to homemakers — who have joined hands against moves by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce a religious test for naturalized citizenship.” – OZY
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, Words, 02.26.20

Al Pacino to Participate in Benefit Staged Reading of THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL

Al Pacino The Irishman, Scent of a Woman, The Godfather will participate in a benefit staged reading of award-winning Vietnam veteran playwright David Rabe's The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummer, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, on Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Vietnam, Al Pacino, Wallis Annenberg Center, David Rabe, BWW News Desk, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, PAVLO HUMMEL, Pavlo Hummer, Wallis Bram Goldsmith Theater

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