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Dick Dale, ‘King Of The Surf Guitar’, Dead At 81

“In the space of a few short years, the Boston-born, Southern California transplant (born Richard Anthony Monsour) had merged the laid-back, sun-blasted lifestyle of the surf scene with a blistering rhythm of rockabilly and early rock-and-roll. As the mad scientist behind what was dubbed ‘surf rock,’ Dale was, in the words of a 1963 Life magazine profile, a ‘thumping teenage idol who is part evangelist, part Pied Piper and all success.'” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, California, Boston, People, Dick Dale, Dale, Pied Piper, Richard Anthony Monsour, 03.18.19


"Unexpected" Winner Announced at Cinequest Closing Night

Congratulations to Gianfranco Paolozzi, Harumo Sato and Rose Margaret on their moment in the spotlight at a packed house at the Cinequest grand Closing Night. Rose was presented with an award for her wining "Unexpected" painting and all the artists were recognized with a standing ovation. The paintings are quite remarkable and available for purchase if you'd like to acquire one of them. Please email us at info[at]phantomgalleries[dot]com for pricing info. “Its Center Everywhere & Circumf...
Tags: Art, Japan, News, California, Pg, Gianfranco Paolozzi, University at Buffalo, Rose Margaret, Harumo Sato, Gianfranco Paolozzi Harumo Sato


Behind the Scenes at the Acura Design Studio

This is a story about how Acura lost their way, then refocused on design to successfully reinvigorate the brand. If you're a designer, a car fan or simply someone who follows the sector, we think you'll enjoy and/or learn from this look at what's been going on, behind the scenes, over at the Acura Design Studio. Roughly four years ago the company started making some major changes and now, with the recent release of the new RDX, have had their renewed focus on design validated by some startling s...
Tags: Japan, New York, Design, California, Cars, America, Los Angeles, General Motors, Canada, Lexus, Gm, Kelley Blue Book, Tokyo, Ohio, Bmw, Mclaren


Santa Barbara home is surrounded by wooden screens for natural climate control

Indoor-outdoor living never looked so good! This modern design by Shubin Donaldson takes full advantage of the beachy climate of Santa Barbara, California. Wooden screens and a central skylight flood the entire beach house with natural sunlight while keeping the space protected from the ocean winds. “Environmentally, the home is cooled passively by ocean breezes, lit evenly during the day by daylight, and ipe wood screens minimize sun load on the extensive view windows,” the designers said. Th...
Tags: Design, California, Environment, Natural, Architecture, Ocean, Screens, Wood, Beach House, Sustainable, Santa Barbara, Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design, Passive Design, Climate Control, Skyline Residence


Painting Towards Paradise

Below the fold, my second try at an intro to painting in California. A total fail. After passing 1400 words, I abruptly stopped. Auto-critique: I'm trying to cram too many ideas (it all seems so relevant!) and the focus...
Tags: Art, California


Recognition of Live Painters at Cinequest Closing Night Event

The Cinequest x Phantom Galleries Live Painting Event featuring Rose Margaret Gianfranco Paolozzi and Harumo Sato was a blast and they created incredible paintings inspired by this year's Cinequest theme "The Unexpected." The paintings are currently on view in the lobby of the California Theatre this week. The artists will be in attendance and recognized at the grand Closing Night of the festival screening of Terry Gilman's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" on Sunday March 17th at 6pm. We hope...
Tags: Art, Japan, California, Gianfranco Paolozzi, University at Buffalo, California Theatre, Rose Margaret, Harumo Sato, Rose Margaret Gianfranco Paolozzi, Terry Gilman


This distillery helps you make delicious, carbon-negative cocktails

Do you ever think about how your happy hour is affecting the environment? Manufacturing alcohol in the United States creates harmful carbon dioxide that can wreck the earth’s system of natural resources, and a massive amount of the materials needed to package and distribute alcohol (bottles, plastic caps, etc.) end up in the trash. Los Angeles-based Greenbar Distillery, however, is changing the game entirely with its carbon-negative company model. One of the world’s largest selections of USDA-...
Tags: Design, California, Environment, Trees, Los Angeles, Usda, Organic, Beverages, United States, Conservation, Innovation, Bulgaria, Cocktails, Sustainable Food, Wall Street Journal, Central America


Students around the world join climate strike on March 15

On Friday, March 15, tens of thousands of high school and middle school students in more than 70 countries plan to walk out of their classrooms and protest at town and city halls. Young people are uniting around the world in a coordinated demand for their leaders to take radical action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow down the impacts of climate change. How did the climate strikes start? The international youth climate strike movement began in August 2018 when 16-year-old environmen...
Tags: New York, Design, Australia, California, France, Senate, ExxonMobil, House, Nancy Pelosi, Young, George Monbiot, U K, The Nation, Diane Feinstein, Hirsi, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change


New sweet potato dye spares bugs and pleases vegans

Cochineal beetles are rejoicing this month as the Hansen sweet potato proves a viable alternative for producing the carmine color crushed beetles have long added to foods and cosmetics. Chr. Hansen, a bioscience company based in Denmark and founded in 1874, developed and commercialized the Hansen sweet potato™ Ipomoea batatas. “For the first time, we’ve created a whole new variety of vegetable to create the natural color our customers are asking for,” said Jakob Dalmose Rasmussen, vice presiden...
Tags: Europe, Design, California, Peru, Denmark, Latin America, Strawberry, Chr Hansen, Hansen, Incas, Jakob Dalmose Rasmussen, Chr Hansen Natural Colors, Dalmose Rasmussen, Chr Hansen Via Food Navigator Image


Easy Steps to Painting an Urban Landscape or Cityscape

Painting buildings in an urban landscape is intimidating for many artists. Finding the right scene can be overwhelming. The different angles and perspective of the buildings, the busy streets, the many colors, how do we simplify it into a believable cityscape? In the following post, award winning artist Scott W. Prior shares his Easy Steps to Painting an Urban Landscape or Cityscape. A native of California, Scott knows how to simplify the busy city streets into a compelling composition and work...
Tags: Art, California, Lori's Featured Articles, Plein Air, Landscape Painting, Lori Mcnee, Scott, San Francisco CA, Academy of Art University, Cityscapes, Plein Air Convention, California Art Club, Urban Landscape, Scott W, Prior, California artist


Sunset Cultural Center -Director of Development

Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. (SCC) in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, seeks a dynamic fundraising professional with an interest in community engagement for the position of Director of Development. Sunset Cultural Center is currently experiencing an exciting phase of institutional development with steady annual growth in budget size, contributed income, and program development. The Director will be responsible for evaluating, modifying, and executing a comprehensive strategic dev...
Tags: Art, Board of Directors, Jobs, California, Digital, Board, Center, Peninsula, Monterey County, Carmel, SCC, Ocean Avenue, Monterey Peninsula, Sunset Center, Forest Theater, Sea California


Cinequest X Phantom Galleries Live Painting Event

Join Cinequest and Phantom Galleries as three local artists paint live to the festival theme of "The Unexpected"! Watch as these artists paint their masterpieces on site in the California Theatre (by the VR Cinema on the 3rd Floor) from March 7 - 10th (10am–9pm each day). You can participate by voting for your favorite. Gianfranco Paolozzi is as much a conceptual artist as he is a painter. Each painting is considered a memory journal....the painting evolves over time, just as our memories see...
Tags: Art, News, California, Pg, Gianfranco Paolozzi, University at Buffalo, California Theatre, Rose Margaret, Harumo Sato


Cove launches the first 100% biodegradable water bottle

Officially launched in California on Feb. 28, 2019 and targeted to expand to new markets throughout the year, the Cove brand’s 100 percent biodegradable water bottles have become available as a sustainable plastic alternative. Cove offers an eco-friendly solution for water on the go at every phase of production and regardless of the disposal technique used. Single-use plastic water bottles have made the headlines in every fight for sustainability over the years for good reason — they are toxic...
Tags: Design, News, California, Biodegradable, Water Bottles, Green Products, Green Materials, Eat & Drink, PHA, Single Use Plastic, Ryan Lowry, Single-use, Plastic Alternative, Biodegradable Water Bottles, Palomar Mountain California, Alex Totterman


Scientists invent a solar panel that produces hydrogen

Scientists in Belgium have invented a solar panel that produces hydrogen as a source of fuel to heat homes. Using moisture in the atmosphere, the solar panel converts sunlight into hydrogen gas, producing about 250 liters of gas every day. The team of scientists, lead by Professor Johan Martens, have been developing their hydrogen solar panel for the past 10 years. When they first started, they were only able to produce small quantities of hydrogen gas, but now the gas bubbles are visible the m...
Tags: Design, California, Belgium, Martens, Johan Martens, CleanTechnica Martens, KU Leuven Via CleanTechnica


Drones: the future of ocean conservation

Unmanned systems such as drones, are increasingly used in a variety of fields — from border patrol, to cinematography to just plain showing off your cool new toy with neighbors. Thanks to rapidly improving technology, durability and artificial intelligence, these unmanned systems also show significant promise in the field of ocean conservation. Scientists can save significant time and resources by collecting data, mapping species and monitoring huge areas of ocean impossible to reach by boat. “...
Tags: Design, California, Grenada, Antarctica, Jamaica, Caribbean, National Geographic Society, Atlan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Institute, Brian Taggart, DroneLife Taggart, RanMarine Oliver Cunningham, Daily Mail Aerial, Antarctica Conservation, Monga Bay, Douglas J Krause


Cali Lifestyle Paper Craft

Cali Lifestyle Paper Craft abduzeedoMar 01, 2019 Paper craft artwork is probably my favorite style. I believe the reason is simply because I would never be able to create something nice with this technique, at least not as nice, or I'd say amazing as the work that my fellow Brazilian Arthur Régis put together titled Cali Lifestyle. What really fascinates me is the depth that the composition gets by the order of the layers which seem to come alive at first gl...
Tags: Design, California, West Coast, Arthur Régis


Stop Fish Bombing! uses gunshot detection technology to foil marine criminals

A nonprofit organization called Stop Fish Bombing! (SFB) is combating a famously destructive and illegal fishing practice. By adapting technology developed by the California company SST Inc. to detect gunshot locations, the nonprofit hopes to catch villains who are destroying the underwater world through fish bombing. Fish bombing — also called blast or dynamite fishing — uses explosives to stun or kill fish, making it easy to gather them up en masse. Dynamite doesn’t discriminate. Everything f...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, News, California, Environment, Fish, South Africa, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Nicaragua, Coral Reefs, Environmental Destruction, Shotspotter, Sabah Malaysia, SFB


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Professor of Theater (Technical Theater) (Full-time, Tenure-track)

Teach a variety of lower division courses including Introduction to Theater, Stagecraft, Stage Lighting, Introduction to Theater Design, Sound for Theater and Introduction to Stage Management. Professor of Theater (Technical Theater) (Full-time, Tenure-track)Mt. San Antonio CollegeTerm:10 months/yearSalary:Initial placement, $65,837- $98,256 annually Application Procedure: First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; howeve...
Tags: Art, Usa, Jobs, California, College, United States, San Antonio, Board, Board of Trustees, Mt San Antonio College, San Antonio College, San Antonio College Human Resources, Mt San Antonio Community College, MetLife Social Security, ORCalifornia Community College, Interest Mt San Antonio College


Dork Too Smart Ass Watch

For the 42mm Dork Too timepiece, California watch brand Nixon looked to old-school answering machines for visual inspiration. Then they modeled the device’s time-telling features on this, as well. From the LCD screen to the USB charging port and the fact that the Dork Too shouts the time (among other things) with the push of a button, it’s a well-priced wristwatch basically unlike any else. …
Tags: Design, California, Watches, Nixon, Wristwatches, Watch Design, Digital Watches


An easy-to-carry every-day-carry!

The KLIP is one of those EDC products that doesn’t try to take on too much. It does one thing and does it right. Made with a robust titanium body, the KLIP is a convenient little blade housed inside a compact pocket clip, allowing you to fasten it to your pocket or your belt. Its tiny size and portable nature make it not just an EDC but an EEDC (an easy-to-carry everyday carry). The size of a single key, the KLIP works as a keychain too, allowing you to carry/fasten your keys to your pocket wh...
Tags: Deals, Design, California, Popular, Titanium, Product Design, Random, Edc, Pocket Knife, Klip, Dapper Design, EDC Suspension Hook


Factory Visit: California’s Modernica Furniture

Tracing the people-powered process of making a fiberglass shell chair and more Half a dozen buildings rise on Modernica‘s sprawling five-acre compound just south of DTLA proper. Here—in Vernon, California—the family-owned business awaits its 29th birthday. Brothers Frank and Jay Novak founded the furniture brand to honor and foster Southern California design and, along the way, Modernica became synonymous with the fiberglass shell chair—a product …
Tags: Design, California, Los Angeles, Furniture, Chairs, Southern California, DTLA, Mid Century Modern, Modernica, Vans, Shell Chairs, Brothers Frank, Vernon California, Jay Novak, Factory Visits, Modernica Furniture


Man-made climate change now at the level scientists call 'five-sigma'

Scientists are warning that the proof for man-made climate change is now at a gold standard level. The announcement increases the call to limit greenhouse emissions to help prevent future rises in global temperatures. “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” a team of U.S. scientists noted in their findings. Scientists say the evidence that humans are responsible for contributing to global warming is overwhelming and is now at the level they term “five-sigma.” This means that ther...
Tags: Design, California, United States, Paris, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Santer, Reuters Images, Benjamin Santer


Man-made climate change now at the level scientists call 'five-stigma'

Scientists are warning that the proof for man-made climate change is now at a gold standard level. The announcement increases the call to limit greenhouse emissions to help prevent future rises in global temperatures. “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” a team of U.S. scientists noted in their findings. Scientists say the evidence that humans are responsible for contributing to global warming is overwhelming and is now at the level they term “five-stigma.” This means that the...
Tags: Design, California, United States, Paris, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Santer, Reuters Images, Benjamin Santer


LEED-seeking winery in Uruguay is built almost entirely of locally sourced materials

Nestled in the bucolic countryside of Garzón, Uruguay, the boutique winery Bodega Garzón produces estate-grown premium wines while keeping sustainability in mind. Designed by Argentina-based architecture firm Bórmida & Yanzón, the winery optimizes energy efficiency with insulating green roofs that total nearly an acre in size, rainwater harvesting and reuse, as well as a high-efficiency HVAC with heat recovery. Fitted with state-of-the-art technology, the 205,000-square-foot development is curr...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Gallery, Argentina, Green Building, Uruguay, Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, British Columbia, Winery, Vineyard, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Natural Light, Green Roof


Los Angeles Before It Was ‘West’

Carolina Miranda: “Before California was West, it was North and it was East: the uppermost periphery of the Mexican Empire, and the arrival point for Chinese immigrants making the perilous journey from Guangdong. It was part of different maps that co-exist, one on top of the other: layers of visions and lesser-known narratives, that are ongoing and still unfolding.” – Guernica
Tags: Art, California, Los Angeles, Ideas, Guangdong, Carolina Miranda, 02.19.19


Artistic Director – Theatreworks Silicon Valley

THEATREWORKS Silicon Valley (TWSV) in Palo Alto, CA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its second Artistic Director. Founding AD Robert Kelly will retire at the end of the 2019/20 season after 50 years in leadership. TWSV seeks a dynamic visionary leader who will bring a variety of theatre interests to TWSV. THEATREWORKS embraces a wide repertoire from the American cannon to new plays to musicals. TWSV is solid financially, well-managed with a board that is active an...
Tags: Art, Jobs, California, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Newark, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Board of Trustees, Phil, Palo Alto Ca, Redwood City, Ma Rainey, Mountain View Center, Kelley


5 key benefits of green buildings on the environment and your lifestyle

The importance of buildings in society and everyday human life can’t be underestimated. They are the center of just about everything we do — from work to play — and for most people living without them is unimaginable. However, traditional structures are damaging the environment and green buildings just might be one of the most powerful tools we can develop in the fight against climate change. According to National Geographic, by 2050 nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in...
Tags: Design, California, Earth, Harvard, United States, Epa, Ucla, Magali Delmas, Cundall


Don't forget to fight for these "less glamorous" endangered species

Not all endangered animals have their own PR firms to save them. Many are living humble lives outside the limelight. A new poster campaign, commissioned by NetCredit, aims to draw attention to these underdogs in the conservation movement. According to Luke Doyle, who worked on the campaign, “The research team gathered data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to build a long list of species that are flagged as ‘endangered’ or ‘threatened’ in every state of the U.S. The team then shortlisted ...
Tags: Design, California, Virginia, US, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Louisiana, North America, North Carolina, Illinois


Monarch butterfly conservation groups fight to conserve the species

Monarch butterfly conservation is in full effect as numerous organizations have shared concerns for the beautiful butterfly. The number of monarch butterflies observed at 97 sites in 2018 was dramatically lower than ever before, according to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, an organization that monitors monarch butterfly populations. In fact, the numbers dropped as much as 86 percent. That’s a startling statistic and is much higher than scientists expected it be. Worse yet, loo...
Tags: Design, California, Mexico, Soma, Medford Oregon, Journey North, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Southwest Oregon Pollinator Collaborative Project, Sampson Creek Preserve, Coyote Trails School of Nature, University of Kansas Monarch Watch, California Journey North Journey North, MJV



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