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Milton Glaser (RIP) Explains Why We Must Overcome the Fear of Failure, Take Risks & Discover Our True Potential

Milton Glaser died last week at the age of 91, a long life that included decade upon decade as the best-known name in graphic design. Within the profession he became as well-known as several of his designs did in the wider world: the Bob Dylan poster, logos for companies like DC Comics, the Glaser Stencil font, and above all  I ? NY. Glaser may have become an icon, but he didn't become a brand — "one of my most despised words," he says in the interview clip above. He also acknowledges tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, College, Life, Bob Dylan, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Samuel Beckett, Picasso, Saul Bass, Facebook Twitter, Glaser, Paulo Coelho, Milton Glaser, Colin Marshall

Milton Glaser (RIP) Presents 10 Rules for Life & Work: Wisdom from the Celebrated Designer

“None of us has really the ability to understand our path until it’s over,” the celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser (RIP) muses less than a minute into the above video. Glaser’s many contributions to pop culture---the  I ? NY logo, the psychedelic portrait of a rainbow-haired Bob Dylan, DC Comics’ classic bullet logo---confer undeniable authority. To the outside eye, he seems to have had a pretty firm handle on the path he traveled for lo these many decades. Aspirant designers would d...
Tags: Google, Design, College, Life, Vietnam, Aiga, Marx, John Cage, Don, Facebook Twitter, Glaser, Milton Glaser, Roger Rosenblatt, Bob Dylan DC Comics, Milton Glaser Dieter Rams, Brian Eno Ayun Halliday

The Wadia Way: Architect Dinyar Wadia Talks About the Process of Design

A newsletter from our dear friend Dinyar Wadia of Wadia Associates, an award winning architecture and design firm from Connecticut, USA informs… “The Wadia Way” We hope this finds you well. If you own a Wadia Associates designed home, or have visited a Wadia Associates designed home, you are immediately struck by the harmonious spatial arrangement, the quality of the materials, and the attention to every elegant feature. How does this happen on every job we do? It’s simple. We focus on the...
Tags: Art, Life, Connecticut USA, Dinyar, Dinyar Wadia, Wadia Associates

The Wadia Way: Architect Dinyar Wadia Talks About the Process of Design

A newsletter from our dear friend Dinyar Wadia of Wadia Associates, an award winning architecture and design firm from Connecticut, USA informs… “The Wadia Way” We hope this finds you well. If you own a Wadia Associates designed home, or have visited a Wadia Associates designed home, you are immediately struck by the harmonious spatial arrangement, the quality of the materials, and the attention to every elegant feature.How does this happen on every job we do? It’s simple. We focus on the d...
Tags: Art, Life, Connecticut USA, Dinyar, Dinyar Wadia, Wadia Associates

Imagine learning empathy at school. Global Oneness Project does just that.

Stories are at the heart of learning, writes Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director for the Global Oneness Project. They have always challenged us to think beyond ourselves, expanding our experience and revealing deep truths. Vaughan-Lee explains 6 ways that storytelling can foster empathy and deliver powerful learning experiences. Global Oneness Project is a free library of stories—containing short documentaries, photo essays, and essays—that each contain a companion lesson plan and learning ac...
Tags: Art, Learning, Education, Film, Life, Syria, Empathy, Teaching, Culture, Canada, Innovation, Cambodia, Peru, Emotions, Mind, Assad

The Collectors: Chemould Prescott Road Gallery

Chemould Prescott Road is doing a wonderful series on The Collectors. Here are some of the Parsi collectors it has featured View this post on Instagram Looking Back | The Collectors ⁣ ⁣ As a gallerist, we are privileged to have two kinds of conversations. ⁣ ⁣ One with artists – clearly they are our teachers – their instincts, their sense of the present is unique. ⁣ ⁣ The other conversations are with our collectors. ...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Bombay, Nicholson, Kali, Raza, NCPA, Husain, Jehangir, Khorshed, Homi Bhabha, Bhabha, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research TIFR, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Nicholson Museum

Creative process: Are you in a period of ‘woodshedding’?

Creative types can feel an overwhelming sense of pressure to be prolific, especially in times like these when, in theory, free time is abundant. Creativity is a resource that takes different forms and like other resources, it has its limits.According to Elizabeth Alexander, poet and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it's common for artists to have gaps in the chronology of their work. Familial commitments, depression, and health troubles are among the very valid reasons to not be pro...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Art, Learning, Parenting, Children, Life, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Jazz, Humanity, Curiosity, Self

Watch Free Plays from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth & More

As depressing articles about the upcoming Summer of COVID-19 begin to proliferate, our hopes for beach days, concert series, and summer camp begin to dim. Here in New York City, the Public Theater’s announcement that it is cancelling the upcoming season of its famed Shakespeare in the Park was met with understandable sadness. You don’t have to like Shakespeare to enjoy the ritual of entering Central Park shortly after dawn, prepared to sit online for several hours awaiting noon’s free ti...
Tags: Google, UK, London, College, Life, New York City, Theatre, Park, K-12, Literature, Shakespeare, Globe, Romeo, Central Park, Public Theater, Facebook Twitter

Astad Deboo Shares a Message

Legendary artist and India’s greatest contemporary dancer and our dear friend Astad Deboo shares a short message during the current COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Tags: Art, Life, India, Astad Deboo

Planet Money: A case study in taking risk

Adam Davidson, staff writer for The New Yorker and cofounder of NPR's Planet Money, was raised in an environment in which everything was grounds for discussion — except money. So, of course, money was what he took an interest in.The idea for Planet Money came from a place of frustration that Davidson and his friends felt toward the shortcomings of current business coverage. They aimed to breathe new life into the field. Planet Money's road to success has consistently involved a team that holds e...
Tags: Motivation, Art, Business, Money, Learning, Identity, Life, Finance, Happiness, Intelligence, Teaching, Creativity, Innovation, Npr, Start-up, Self

An Art Gallery for Gerbils: Two Quarantined Londoners Create a Mini Museum Complete with Gerbil-Themed Art

London-based couple Filippo and Marianna's self-isolation project calls to mind artist (and museum curator) Bill Scanga's At the Met, exhibited nearly 20 years ago as part of the group show Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now known as MoMA PS1). Scanga's installation involved hanging mini-replicas of works from the Metropolitan Museum's American collection on extremely long wires that traveled from under-ceiling picture rail to the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, London, College, Life, Creativity, Museums, Reddit, Moma, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Beatrix Potter, Gustav Klimt, Pearl Earring, Paris Museums

Free Online Drawing Lessons for Kids, Led by Favorite Artists & Illustrators

When I became the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, I didn’t realize the most impactful word in that title would be "Residence." —illustrator Mo Willems Even as schools regroup and online instruction gathers steam, the scramble continues to keep cooped-up kids engaged and happy. These COVID-19-prompted online drawing lessons and activities might not hold much appeal for the single-minded sports nut or the junior Feynman who scoffs at the transformative properties of art, but ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Youtube, College, Life, Berlin, Creativity, K-12, Kennedy Center, Feynman, Facebook Twitter, Lynda Barry, New York City 's Central Park, Jarrett J Krosoczka

Hand painted Glass Art by Binaifer Medhora Mehta

B-Creative Hand painted Glass Art By Binaifer On a background of beautifully textured art glass, my creations are painstakingly hand painted and come ready to display with an aesthetically complementary frame. Popular themes include artistic representations of religious symbols such as the Zoroastrian Farohar and the Hindu God Ganesha, in addition to abstract renditions of elephants and other motifs I am inspired by. The dynamic interplay of opaque, translucent and vibrant colors makes these ...
Tags: Art, Life, Binaifer Medhora Mehta, Binaifer

Amazing Vintage Photographs Documented Inca Culture And Life In Peruvian Andes, Captured By Martin Chambi In The Early 20th Century

Martin Chambi was among the first photographers of the Peruvian Andes and became the leading portrait painter in Cuzco, opened a photo Studio in 1920. But, being a native Quechua, he considered it his duty to document the lives of Indians and the legacy of the Inca culture, traveled through the Andes, shooting landscapes, the ruins of Machu Picchu and traditions of the local inhabitants. Source
Tags: Daily, Photography, Design, Life, Peru, Retro, 1930s, Machu Picchu, Andes, Cuzco, Peruvian Andes, Martin Chambi

Artistic lineage: Chronicling The Legacy Of Khorshed and Kekoo Gandhy.

The London filmmaker on chronicling the legacy of Khorshed and Kekoo Gandhy. As a young woman, Behroze Gandhy tried hard to maintain a distance from her artistic lineage. “Growing up, I didn’t want anything to do with art, my parents [Bombay’s original art couple Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy] or their gallery,” says the London-based filmmaker. “I felt I should get away from it and make my own mark… but after a point, I couldn’t escape the goodwill my parents had, and the doors it opened for me.” I...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Life, Bombay, Bengal, British Film Institute, Dara, Rushdie, Salman Rushdie, Bandra, Shireen, Mumbai Mirror, Khorshed, Reema Gehi, Kekee Manzil

Radical Women: Stream the Getty’s Podcast That Features Six Major 20th-Century Artists, All Female

Only recently has “actor” become an acceptable gender-neutral term for performers of stage and screen. Prior to that, we had “actor” and “actress,” and while there may have been some problematic assumptions concerning the type of woman who might be drawn to the profession, there was arguably linguistic parity between the two words. Not so for artists. In the not-so-distant past, female artists invariably found themselves referred to as “female artists.” Not great, when male artists were referr...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Podcasts, College, Life, History, Yoko Ono, Museums, New York Times, Getty, Annie, Whitney, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, East Harlem

Areez Katki: Bildungsroman at the Otago Museum

Otago Museum is thrilled to host Areez Katki’s acclaimed textile-based art exhibition, Bildungsroman, at the H D Skinner Annex opening on Saturday 11 January. The embroidered works explore Katki’s two, often conflicting, identities. Katki is a Parsi, an ethnoreligious group originally from Iran who fled to India during the first Muslim invasion between the 8th and 10th century. The Parsis are an opaque and insular population, traditionally only marrying within their community and keeping cent...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Iran, West, New Zealand, Mumbai, Auckland, Australasia, Persia, Dunedin, Auckland New Zealand, Parsi, Otago Museum, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Art Collector

Rustom Siodia: A Forgotten Master

Art in India has largely been a niche world, with few artists being known beyond the rather small circle of connoisseurs. But even within this small world, some brilliant artists and their work have been forgotten or lost with the passage of time. One of them is Rustom Siodia. Article by Anshika Jain | Live History India Siodia, who is little-known, was a brilliant Indian artist, who lived at the dawn of the 20th century. This was a a time when the art scene in the country was rapidly evolvin...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, United States, Dallas, Columbia University, Royal Opera House, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bombay, Suez Canal, Persia, Harun, South Mumbai, Rashtrapati Bhavan

World’s First Living Robots Assembled from Frog Stem Cells

“These are entirely new lifeforms. They have never before existed on Earth,” Michael Levin, the director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, tells The Guardian. “They are living, programmable organisms.” Levin and other researchers in the US have created the first-ever living machines: robots composed of biological tissue, assembled from African clawed frog (xenopus laevis) stem cells and designed on …
Tags: Science, Design, Life, US, Tech, Robots, Stem Cells, Robotics, Linkaboutit, Tufts University, Levin, Michael Levin, Medford Massachusetts, Organisms, Allen Discovery Center, Xenobots

Things They Don’t Tell You: Honest Guide To Life Brought To You By Cartoonist Winston Rowntree

Cartoonist Winston Rowntree created an honest guide to life about all those things that they don’t tell you (but should), all brought to you by adorable animals who try to deal with the harsh reality. More: Source
Tags: Design, Life, Animals, Society, Humor, Dark, Inspirations, Winston Rowntree

Love the Art, Hate the Artist: How to Approach the Art of Disgraced Artists

Hate the sin, never the sinner. - Clarence Darrow As a culture, we've largely stepped away from the sentiment described by the famed lawyer’s 1924 defense of murderers Leopold and Loeb. Apply it to one of the many male artists whose exalted reputations have been shattered by allegations of sexual impropriety and other ruinous behaviors and you won’t find yourself celebrated for your virtue in the court of public opinion. But what of those artists' creative output? Does that get bundled i...
Tags: Google, Art, Gender, College, Life, Green, Netflix, George Orwell, Salvador Dalí, Picasso, Facebook Twitter, Guernica, Dali, Tahiti, Marie Thérèse Walter, Leopold

Wonderful Vintage Photos Documented Everyday Life In London In The 1930s

Londoners in bathing suits taking advantage of a heat wave at Hyde Park lido, 3rd June 1933. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Children playing cricket in a street in Millwall, east London, UK 15th August 1938. A liner on the Thames is in the background. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images) Early morning rush hour traffic crossing London Bridge , Central London, 12th January 1933. Source
Tags: Daily, Photography, Design, London, Life, Retro, Hyde Park, 1930s, Millwall, London UK, Topical Press Agency Getty Images Children, Fox Photos Getty, London Bridge Central London

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Just found some interesting pictures from a personal photography collection of Anna Skladmann, a German photographer that lives and works between New York and Moscow. During travelling and living in Russia, Anna made a few series of photos which show us simple and the same time difficult life of Russian young and adult people. More: Anna Skladmann, Instagram 1991 This series of portraits depicts... Source
Tags: Daily, Photography, New York, Design, Life, Russia, People, Culture, Moscow, Anna, Anna Skladmann

A Matter Of Trust: The Mystery Soul Of ‘Inner’ Russia In Wonderful And Sentimental Photographs Of Vugar Mamedzade

Modern Russia as seen by photographer from Orenburg, Russia, Vugar Mamedzade. His works have special atmosphere. The author says that he makes photos when he feels the moment, when he “has a nerve”. According to him, it’s important to be self-confident, honest and impudent in a good way. His photos are about life, they can be happy, emotional and very sad. More: Source
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Kazakh Bodybuilder Yuri Tolochko To Marry His Life-Like Sex Doll ‘Margo’

It’s not easy to find that very person you’d wish to be next to for the rest of your life. Yuri Tolochko, a bodybuilder from Kazakhstan, found a radical decision and married a sex doll – beautiful, faithful, patient partner. More: Instagram According to the local mass-media, Yuri has been dating Margo for 8 months, his Instagram is full of their photos. He shared that recently he brought his wife... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Instagram, Sex, Life, Kazakhstan, Marry, Margo, Yuri, Doll, Yuri Tolochko

The timeless legacy of Parsis: One photographer’s attempt at preserving the Parsi heritage

An ongoing photo exhibition tries to highlight the rare moments of a fast dwindling Zoroastrian community of India. The exhibition showcases about fifty photographs by photographer Shantanu Das, which span over a period of six years. Most of them depict a day in the life of a Parsi.(Photo: Shantanu Das) Article by Sanskrita Bharadwaj | Hindustan Times When documentary photographer Shantanu Das was not allowed to step inside a Parsi fire temple, he thought of photographing its ongoings from af...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Mumbai, Gujarat, Hindustan Times, Surat, Udvada, Shantanu, Kolkata West Bengal, Shantanu Das, Sanskrita Bharadwaj, Parvez Damania

Take a peek inside Ryan Murphy’s private Provincetown guesthouse

The man behind "Pose," "American Horror Story," and many other hit shows brought property on the Provincetown peninsula with his husband, photographer David Miller.
Tags: Feature, Design, Life, Lifestyle, Architecture, Evergreen, Ryan Murphy, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Architectural Digest, Provincetown, The One Percent

The Seven Road-Tested Habits of Effective Artists

Fifteen years ago, a young construction worker named Andrew Price went in search of free 3d software to help him achieve his goal of rendering a 3D car. He stumbled onto Blender, a just-the-ticket open source software that helps users with every aspect of 3D creation—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking. Price describes his early learning style as "playing it by ear,” sampling tutorials, some of which he couldn’t be bothered to complete. ...
Tags: Google, Art, NYC, Steve Jobs, College, Life, Stephen King, Software, Kanye West, David Bowie, Philosophy, Jk Rowling, Jerry Seinfeld, Banksy, Computer Science, Pixar

Scenes From A Tiny World Where Everything Could Happen: Photograher Turns Everyday Objects Into Fun Miniature Worlds

According to Péter Csákvári: “I’ve spent 3 years creating this project called “Tiny Wasteland”. The series feature miniature figures placed next to everyday objects in order to create the illusion of microscopic worlds. I’m actually a food photographer so the whole idea came from there. I made about 100 pictures already from this tiny world, the rest you can find on... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Life, Scenes, Miniature, Everyday, Péter Csákvári

Art Class Instead Of Jail: New Program Lets Young Offenders Take Free Art Classes Rather Than Spend Time in the Criminal System

Art saves lives, and art can also save an individual from the stigma of an arrest record, provided that the arrest is for one of 15 non-violent misdemeanors. Project Reset, a museum-based early diversion program in three of New York City’s five boroughs, aims to reframe the way youthful (and not so youthful) offenders see themselves, by considering an artwork via a collective interpretive process, before using it as the inspiration for a collage or oil pastel-based project of their own. ...
Tags: Google, Art, NYC, College, Life, New York City, Museums, Manhattan, Facebook Twitter, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Cyrus Vance Jr, Bob Thompson, City Lab, Frans Hals ' Family Group, Rebecca Bellan

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