Buy: "Bros & Brosephines"

Exiled Russian photographer and artist Slava Mogutin explores traditional notions of masculinity and beauty in his new hardcover "Bros & Brosephines." Even more than that, Mogutin's images confront gender, sexuality, fetishes, youth, and style. From...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Books, Gender, Design, NYC, Siberia, Fetish, Bros, Photobooks, Books_music_film, Powerhousebooks, Photorgraphy, Slavamogutin, Brosephines, Slava Mogutin, Mogutin

Review: Hamlet

Tony nominees Arian Moayed and Sherie Rene Scott star in a new production of Shakespeare's tragedy that utilizes both English and Farsi.
Tags: Theatre, Shakespeare, Tony, Arian Moayed, Sherie Rene Scott

The Latest Winner Of The Moog Innovation Award Fought Her Machine - And Confusion In The Music Industry

The noises Suzanne Ciani created "for perhaps her most infamous sound effect, she says, were invented in a matter of minutes. 'My brain was working at lightning speed in those days,' she laughs, of how she came up with Coca Cola’s signature pop, bubble and fizz. ... 'It was brazen. But I was desperate, I […]
Tags: Art, Music, Coca Cola, Suzanne Ciani, 05.20.17

Deutsche Bank Plans New Culture Forum In Central Berlin

"The arts centre, expected to open in mid-2018, is located in the Prinzessinnenpalais at 5 Unter den Linden - the boulevard leading up to the Brandenburg Gate. ... The building will house both permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as hosting concerts, readings, talks, workshops, sporting events and a café."
Tags: Art, Deutsche Bank, Issues, Unter den Linden, Central Berlin, 05.24.17, Prinzessinnenpalais

Strain-Relief: Design Tips for Durability and Aesthetic Appeal

You reach over to plug in your phone, and you feel that spark—and not in a good "I love this product!" kind of way. The wire is broken, and yet another charging cable is about to make its way to a landfill, while you have to make a midnight run to the store to be ready for your 6 a.m. Skype conference with Japan.For such a simple idea, strain relief designs have a huge impact on users, right or wrong. And it's not only in consumer products where we can blame gorilla-like users; even NASA has the...
Tags: Japan, Design, Diy, Sweden, Nasa, Logitech, Skype, Don, Royal Institute of Technology, Industrial Design Tips, National Electric Code

Obituaries: Stage and Screen Actor and Philanthropist Dina Merrill Dies at 93

Merrill's Broadway credits include On Your Toes and Angel Street.
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Merrill, Dina Merrill

Mary Shelley Predicted The Future With 'Frankenstein' - And She Was Utterly Wrong, But That's Not The Point

Science fiction writer Cory Doctorow: "The fact that a story captures the public imagination doesn’t mean that it will come true in the future, but it tells you something about the present. You learn something about the world when a vision of the future becomes a subject of controversy or delight."
Tags: Art, Words, Cory Doctorow, Mary Shelley, 05.22.17


When not strolling around Savannah streets, we took day trips outside the city to see some interesting sights.  Some things we've done before (like the Tybee Island Eco-Tour done by Dr. Joe Richardson on the beach) and some things were done for the first time (like the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.   More photos for you to enjoy. Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (55 acres of bamboo, water features, an orchid house, crepe myrtle allee, magnolias, a white garden, mimosas, ponds, ...
Tags: Art, Usda, Savannah, Rh Carpenter, Henry, University Of Georgia, Jerry, Botanical Gardens, Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Tybee Island, Savannah Bee Company, Joe Richardson, Henry Givens

Peek inside the zero-waste kitchen of the future

The kitchen of the future will be healthier for our planet and improve our family ties through food. That’s the vision behind The Future Kitchen, a proposal by New York-based architect Marc Thorpe and students of the industrial design department at Pratt Institute. Installed for WantedDesign Manhattan at the Caeserstone booth, the innovative kitchen prototype emphasizes sustainability with zero-waste systems and in-home gardening, while strengthening social ties with its community-oriented desi...
Tags: New York, Design, Gallery, 3d Printer, Recycling, Food Waste, Zero Waste, Aquaponics, Composting, Carousel Showcase, Green Kitchen, Upcycling, Biogas, Water Filter, Pratt, Thorpe

Solar-powered EarthCruiser camper expands at the push of a button

Even experienced road warriors need some extra space now and then. Thankfully, the roof of the new EarthCruiser EXP expands at the push of a button, offering more space and more light. The expedition vehicle is basically the Swiss Army Knife of campers, offering a solar power array and a variety of features that make living on the road a much more enjoyable experience. Whether used as a cabin for a quick weekend getaway or a permanent off-grid home, the EarthCruiser EXP design is meant to pro...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Solar Power, Green Cars, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Green Car, Off Grid Living, Eco Travel, Green Energy, Expedition Vehicles, Swiss Army Knife, Off Grid Campers, Solar Cars, Eco Vehicles, Solar-powered Vehicles

Composer Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda's Spiritual Music Comes To Light

"After John Coltrane's death, there wasn't an easy road ahead for a musician like her. His legacy was enormous. At the time, jazz was nearly completely dominated by male players. And Alice's own music was experimental, to say the least. Even so, she made a string of albums for major jazz labels in the 1960s […]
Tags: Art, Music, John Coltrane, Alice, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, 05.21.17

Italian Government Is Giving Away 103 Historic Buildings - Yes, For Free

"Old houses, inns, farmhouses, monasteries and ancient castles are all up for grabs - and you won't have to pay a penny." And yes, there's a catch: "Those who take up the offer will have to commit to restoring and transforming the sites into tourist facilities, such as hotels, restaurants, or spas."
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.15.17

ListenUp: Chromatics: Shadow

While most who tuned into the Twin Peaks' season premiere last night were perhaps elated by the new Angelo Badalamenti scoring, a musical performance that closed out the spectacle delivered a very different sort of Lynchian experience. Portland's Chromatics...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Portland, Listenup, Musicvideos, Chromatics, Newmusic, Angelo Badalamenti, Twinpeaks

Plants use sound to find water and survive, new research shows

Many people believe that playing music to plants makes them grow better, but scientists would say that’s absurd. New research from Australia might prove them wrong though. Monica Gagliano, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Western Australia, found that plants utilize the sounds of nature, from the buzzing of an insect to the sound of liquid rushing through a pipe, to find water and survive. In her recent study, Gagliano placed pea seedlings in a pot in the shape of an upside-down ...
Tags: Design, Australia, University of Western Australia, Monica Gagliano, Gagliano

The 3D Copypod is a 3d scan booth conceived by...

The 3D Copypod is a 3d scan booth conceived by Beijing-based studio People’s Industrial Design Office that can instantly digitize subjects of a wide range of sizes. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Beijing, Submitted, People 's Industrial Design Office

Kong Lingxin's "Unit Time" in Beijing: Exploring the concept of time with artworks that take months to complete

by Alessandro de Toni In the Chinese art community, Kong Lingxin's work has been widely praised for its simplicity and elegance—characteristics rarely seen among the younger generations of artists in China. Kong's first solo show, "Unit...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Design, Exhibits, Interviews, China, Culture, Beijing, Illustration, Exhibitions, Alessandro De Toni, Kong Lingxin, China Kong

What Words Mean (And Our Attempts To Make Them Mean More)

"We writers have often spent time—much of it in the late twentieth century—questioning the ability of words to reflect facts, and the existence of objective facts themselves. There are those who have, whether with glee or with shame, observed a sort of relationship between those postmodern exercises and Trump’s post-truth, post-language ways. I think this […]
Tags: Art, Words, Trump, 05.13.17

Take An Immersive Look At Buildings By This Year's Pritzker Prize Winners

To understand the architects’ approach to design we explored six of their most significant works: a private home, a winery, a running track, their own office, a restaurant and a public space.
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.20.17

A Big List of Free Art Lessons on YouTube

It may seem like a dubious honor to belong to a select group that includes some of my favorite creative people: art school dropouts. But while a failed endeavor can be painful, many a dropout learns that the experience is valuable not only because failures can fuel future success, but also because the skills, techniques, and ways of thinking one picks up in the first, “boot camp,” year of art school are widely applicable to every creative endeavor. My favorite art school class was simply...
Tags: Google, Art, Education, Youtube, College, Jesus, Brian Eno, Chris, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Pollock Rothko, Ahmed Aldoori, Lapuka, Deviantart user DamaiMikaz, DamaiMikaz

Like a beanbag, but much cooler!

Looking like a delicious box of french fries just waiting for you to dive in, the Manet Easy Chair may appear to you as hard and geometric, but each individual outcrop is in fact a soft pillow that bends and compresses to accommodate the sitter, allowing you to feel as if you’re being hugged by the chair!Designed to provide you with a comfortable seating experience, no matter the posture, you can sit, recline, nap on the Manet chair. Each pillow can even be rearranged or removed and used separ...
Tags: Design, Living, Furniture, Product Design, Seating, Manet, BestBefore2065, Manet Easy Chair, Marta Szymkowiak, Brianza Italy

Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone

Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone abduzeedo May 24, 2017 Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that smartphones have completely changed the way we live. The average person spends 3.6 hours a day on their smartphones on social media. The smartphones got as connected, and yet people have never felt more lonely. Mike's idea is to go back to simpl...
Tags: Design, Arduino, Mike, DCA, Mike George, Mike He, Halcyon, Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone, Birmingham United Kingdom

LEED Gold home brings modern luxury to a Colorado working ranch

LEED-certified luxury living comes to a working ranch in Eagle County, Colorado. CCY Architects designed the Gambel Oaks Ranch, a lovely low-lying home that blends into its surroundings and is imperceptible from public roadways. In addition to its beauty, the 5,687-square-foot property achieved LEED Gold certification for its innovative use of a horizontal loop field ground-source heat pump, solar array, and other energy-saving techniques. The three-bedroom, predominately one-story Gambel Oaks...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Green Home, Natural Ventilation, Gabion Walls, Energy Saving, Leed Gold, LEED, LEED Gold architecture, Corten steel, CCY Architects, LEED Home

Hands-On Android O Beta: My Initial Thoughts

Hands-On Android O Beta: My Initial Thoughts AoiroStudio May 24, 2017 After the announcement from the latest Android O at the Google I/O, an annual event for developers. Google released a Beta program that can give you the opportunity to try the pre-release version of Android and share your feedback. It’s a Beta version so obviously, there might be bugs and errors from the launch version. But if you own one of the eligible devices, you can easily enrol...
Tags: Google, Design, Google Pixel, Android Nougat, Settings Panel, Google Pixel Review Android

Design Entrepreneurs, Take Note: There is a Market Designing Furniture for Geeks

As we saw with Geek Chic's beautiful tables for playing Dungeons & Dragons on, designing furniture for geeks is a good business model. Now we see that this furniture designer/builder on Etsy is addressing another segment within the geek market: Collectors of Star Wars figurines. The creator uses hardwoods like Oak, Cherry, Mahogany and Walnut, and the windows are acrylic. He's even got a model for the disorganized collector: The designs are pretty ba...
Tags: Games, Design, Etsy, Furniture Design

Electricity-Powered Zero Motorcycles: Simple, sophisticated machines breaking milestones among electric vehicle

From their inception in 2006 to today's rapidly escalating sales, Zero Motorcycles have pioneered the aesthetic and technological worlds of electric motorcycles. These are, as the brand states, hand-built high-tech machines designed and produced in...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Tech, Bikes, Motorcycles, Electricvehicles, Zeromotorcycles, Electricmotorcycles, Dontwaitforwashington, Northerncalifornia, Electricbikes, Crosscountrytrips

Link About It: AI Invented Paint Colors With Silly Names

From a purplish blue color named "Sane Green" to a "Gray Pubic" sky blue, an artificial intelligence experiment by research scientist Janelle Shane saw a series of colors invented and named by a neural network. Through inputting 7,700 Sherwin-Williams...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Tech, Paint, Ai, Colors, Linkaboutit, Artificialintelligence, Paints, SherwinWilliams, Janelle Shane, Sane Green

A Chemical-Free Way to Preserve, and Beautify, Wood: Set It on Fire

In the Manhattan blocks surrounding us are a Maya-Lin-designed museum with exterior wood cladding, a French restaurant with exterior wooden planters, and a bar with an outdoor wooden bench. These wooden surfaces looked great when they were first installed--then went to hell after just one or two NYC winters. If wood is going to sit outside, it needs to be treated in order to weather the elements.View the full content here
Tags: Design, Diy, Manhattan, Maya Lin, Reference: Wood, Wood Species

Video Flash: Come From Away Performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers

The Tony-nominated ensemble welcomes TV viewers to the rock.
Tags: Theatre, Seth Meyers, Tony

Payoff: Why Arts Organizations Ought To Invest More In Their People

"Over the last four years, the California Symphony has gone from not even having a professional development line in the budget to investing more and more in talent and their development. And the growth in revenue we’ve seen far outpaces the expense. In other words, it’s an investment that’s paying off."
Tags: Art, Issues, California Symphony, 05.18.17

The Invention That Revolutionized Music In The 1920s

The lathe democratized music production and distribution, just as mixtapes, file-sharing, streaming services, and platforms like Bandcamp did. And musicians have rediscovered it.
Tags: Art, Music, Bandcamp, 05.17.17

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