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Row over use of unpaid interns by Serpentine pavilion architect

Junya Ishigami’s involvement in London gallery project attacked after email listing conditions for an intern is published The Serpentine Gallery in London has come under fire after it was claimed that its chosen architect for this year’s pavilion, Junya Ishigami + Associates, uses unpaid interns who are expected to work 12-hour shifts for months.The acclaimed 44-year-old Japanese architect was picked by the Serpentine to design its 19th annual pavilion project, which offers international archite...
Tags: Architecture, Art and design, Culture, UK news, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Serpentine pavilion, Art, London, Cities, Work & careers, Guardian Careers, Young people

YD Talks: With ‘Sam Does Design’ about designing The Weight lamp for Gantri

Sam Gwilt started his fledgling YouTube channel to capture his journey as a designer. Over time, that YouTube channel helped build a community that, along with Sam, ‘does design’. Sam’s channel ‘Sam Does Design’ hosts a variety of videos, from sketching and rendering tutorials, to Q&A’s to even portfolio reviews, and has helped Sam build a strong audience/community of designers and design students. Sam recently designed a lamp, titled The Weight, for Gantri, an online studio that partners with d...
Tags: Design, London, Instagram, Interview, Youtube, Sam, Popular, Lighting, Editorial, Product Design, Random, PAUL, Brunel University, Yanko Design, Brunel, San Pellegrino

New Yorkers Have Named The Vessel-Stairwell-Thingy At Hudson Yards

The developer of Hudson Yards temporarily christened Thomas Heatherwick’s big bronze stack of stairways The Vessel, but — just as 30 St Mary Axe in London is “the Gherkin” and Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park is “the Bean” (whether Norman Foster and Anish Kapoor like it or not) — New York’s new selfie-attraction is now “the Shawarma.” – Slate
Tags: Art, New York, London, Chicago, Norman Foster, Thomas Heatherwick, Visual, Anish Kapoor, Millennium Park, Hudson Yards, St Mary Axe, 03.19.19

David Bailey: 'Deneuve said it's great we're divorced – now we can be lovers!'

As he powers into his 80s, the photographer recalls shooting everyone from Kate Moss to Andy Warhol, shares his regrets over voting leave – and reveals how Gordon Brown pulled a fast one on him‘You look knackered,” says David Bailey, greeting me at his studio. It’s up a small mews and sprawls so casually across two floors that it still feels like the 60s inside. “Look at you,” he says. “Your buttons aren’t even done up right.” I look down at my jacket: that bit is true. But I tell him: “I’m not ...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Fashion, London, Celebrity, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Gordon Brown, Social history, David Bailey

Sackler Trust Abandons $1.32 Million Donation to National Portrait Gallery

Fearing protest, the Sackler Trust has abandoned a donation of $1.32 million to London’s National Portrait Gallery.  “It has become evident that recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait Gallery from its important work,” a spokesperson says. “The allegations against family members are vigorously […]
Tags: Art, London, News, National Portrait Gallery, Art News, Minipost, Sackler, Sackler Trust, Sackler Trust Abandons

UK’s National Portrait Gallery Turns Down £1 Million Of Sackler Money

“London’s National Portrait Gallery has decided against accepting a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, following growing controversy over the damaging medical impact of OxyContin, a drug produced by the family’s pharmaceutical company.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, UK, London, National Portrait Gallery, Visual, 03.19.19, National Portrait Gallery Turns Down, Sackler Trust

Lehmann Maupin to Open London Space

Lehmann Maupin will open a new office and viewing room in London, with Isabella Kairis Icoz taking on the position of senior director. “Isabella is a longtime collaborator and important international perspective for the gallery,” says Rachel Lehmann. “She was key in identifying a London space which would suit our present needs, and where we will have the […]
Tags: Art, London, News, Isabella, Art News, Minipost, Lehmann Maupin, Rachel Lehmann, Open London Space, Isabella Kairis Icoz

IKEA teams up with London artists to upcycle old furniture into funky abodes for birds, bees, and bats

Although putting IKEA furniture together is known to cause immense stress for humans, the giant Swedish furniture store has now found a way to bring some peace to the world’s smallest critters. The company has just kicked off a collaboration with London–based artists, architects and designers on the new project, “Wild Homes for Wildlife” that sees old IKEA furniture being upcycled into unique animal abodes for bees, birds, bats and insects. The Wild Homes project is part of a celebration of the...
Tags: Design, London, Animals, Architecture, Gallery, Ikea, Greenwich, Green Design, Upcycling, Repurposed Materials, Little Sun, Greenwich London, Ikea Furniture, Bird Houses, Insect Houses, Wildlife Homes

A New Mosque In The UK Connects To The Natural World

The new mosque, designed by the architects who created the London Eye, isn’t the typical style of mosque in Britain, where the driving force has usually been somewhat utilitarian. This one “is the most determined attempt yet to build in a way that is of its own place and time,” says architecture critic Rowan Moore. – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, London, Britain, Visual, Rowan Moore, 03.17.19

Paper cache holds clues to London life – and love – of Van Gogh

Renovations at the house near Brixton where the artist lodged in 1873 have thrown up documents, watercolours and a prayer book - as a new show opens at Tate BritainNewly discovered household documents and a battered book of prayers from the time Vincent van Gogh lived in south London are to shed new light on key months in the artist’s life.The crumpled papers and an 1867 pamphlet of prayers and hymns were found hidden under floorboards and between attic timbers at 87 Hackford Road, the terraced ...
Tags: Art, London, UK News, Art and design, Tate Britain, Van Gogh, Brixton, Vincent Van Gogh, Tate, Martin Bailey, Hackford Road

Is London’s Proposed New Concert Hall Merely A Play For Bragging Rights?

The scheme is slated to cost nearly £300 million and is London’s volley in an intercontinental game of high culture one-upmanship, which in recent years has produced Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie in Paris. This arms race for cultural dominion has, in London however, reached new levels of absurdity with the decision to build the new 2,000 seat concert hall less than 300 metres from an existing 2,000 seat concert hall. – dezeen
Tags: Art, Music, London, Paris, Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie, Jean Nouvel, Philharmonie, Herzog de Meuron, 03.13.19

The First Women-Only Club For Arts Workers Is Key For Overcoming Inequality In Industry, Says Founder

Joanna Payne, founder and director of the London club called Marguerite: “In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need all-female spaces of any kind … But [for] all the time that the ‘ideal world’ is still very much just that, I think that we do.” – London Evening Standard
Tags: Art, London, Issues, Marguerite, SJ, 03.10.19, First Women Only Club For Arts Workers, Joanna Payne

Anish Kapoor: 'If I was a young Muslim, would I feel angry enough to join Isis? I would at least think about it'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, Isis, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture

Anish Kapoor: 'If I was an angry young Muslim, I would think about joining Isis'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Islam

The Choirs With No Name (There Are Four Of Them)

Each of them — in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Brighton — really is called The Choir With No Name, and they’re all for people who have struggled with homelessness, addiction, and/or mental illness. Melanie Webb checks in with the London group as they prepare for a March 13 performance. – Bachtrack
Tags: Art, Music, London, Brighton, SJM, London Liverpool Birmingham, 03.11.19, Melanie Webb

Report: Despite Efforts, London’s Creative Workforce Has Failed To Diversify

Covering the breadth of the creative industries – from design, fashion and crafts to performing arts and TV – it notes there has been a 24% growth in creative jobs in London since 2012, but says 95% of workers still come from advantaged backgrounds. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, London, Issues, SJ, 03.08.19


Shura (aka Alexandra Lilah Denton) follows up her 2016 LP Nothing’s Real with “BKLYNLDN,” a warm but melancholy tune of yearning. A little more R&B-inflected than her previous offerings, the song is rich, slow-burning and a tad sultry. The British singer/songwriter/producer also announced two shows—in Brooklyn and London, of course—for later in the year.
Tags: Music, Design, London, Music Videos, Culture, Brooklyn, Listenup, New Music, Shura, Synthpop, BKLYNLDN, Alexandra Lilah Denton

Martin Woodcock obituary

Artist admired for the illustrations that grace the pages of the monumental The Birds of Africa, first published in the early 1980sAmid the economic uncertainty of the mid 1970s not many people gave up a job in the City of London. But in 1974, Martin Woodcock did just that, swapping life as a stockbroker to become a freelance bird artist.He never looked back. Martin, who has died aged 84, spent the rest of his distinguished career travelling through Asia and Africa to observe, draw and paint som...
Tags: Art, Asia, Books, London, Animals, Poetry, Africa, Environment, Painting, Birds, Wildlife, Art and design, Norfolk, Martin, Martin Woodcock

Kara Walker Chosen As Next Artist For Tate Modern’s Turbine Room Commission

Frances Morris, the Tate Modern director, said: “Kara Walker fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today. Her work addresses history and identity with a powerful directness, but also with great understanding, nuance and wit. Seeing her respond to the industrial scale of the Turbine Hall – and the wider context of London and British history – is a hugely exciting proposition.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Tate Modern, Visual, Frances Morris, Kara Walker, 03.11.19, Tate Modern 's Turbine Room Commission

10 Classic Typefaces Every Designer Should Own (and where to get them for free!)

Just like all design trends, font styles come and go, but there are a number of timeless typefaces that will never go out of fashion. Eric Gill, Adrian Frutiger and Max Miedinger are celebrated names in the graphic design industry, who created many of the typefaces that have been used by professional designers for several decades. Their fonts allow you to produce fresh typography no matter what century you’re in, so you can rely on them throughout your design career. Back when I created a si...
Tags: Design, London, Microsoft, Typography, Articles, Typefaces, Fonts, Graphic Design, Helvetica, Helvetica Neue, Gill, Clarendon, Bodoni, Baskerville, Futura, Garamond

In The UK Translated Fiction Outsells English Fiction. It’s All About Collaboration

Of course, translating isn’t only the business of people who get paid to do it. Around 300 languages are used daily in London, and New York may be home to as many as 800, according to the Endangered Language Alliance. Yet any talk of translating literature—rather than shopping lists or doctors’ orders—is oddly esoteric. – Prospect
Tags: Art, UK, New York, London, Words, 03.07.19, Endangered Language Alliance Yet

AO Auction Results – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, March 5th – 7th, 2019

David Hockney, Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969), via Christie’s Following a marathon week of openings and shows between New York and London, the first major Contemporary Evening Sales of 2019 are in the bag, with a trio of sales closing out the week in London with a market picture that seemed relatively strong.  No […]
Tags: Art, New York, London, Christie's, Sotheby's, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Phillips, Christopher Scott, Auction Results, AO Auction Results, David Hockney Henry Geldzahler

“The Endless Beyond”: Superb Fantasy And Creative Inspirations By Adrian Chesterman

Born in London of Scottish descent, Adrian Chesterman, British painter and illustrator, was educated at the William Harvey School in Kent. It was here that he first discovered his burning passion for the visual arts. More: Adrian Chesterman Adrian Chesterman studied fine art at Norwich School of Art and illustration at the Royal College of Art in Kensington, London. Since leaving the R.C.A. Source
Tags: Books, UK, Design, London, Covers, Kent, Illustrator, Inspirations, Royal College of Art, Norwich School of Art, Kensington London, Adrian Chesterman, William Harvey School, Adrian Chesterman Adrian Chesterman

The Talented Female Photographers of Berlin

Today is the very first time in history that the International Women’s Day is celebrated in Berlin as an official public holiday. What better occasion could there be to introduce you to a hand-picked selection of our favorite female photographers in Berlin? As with many creative guides on iHeartBerlin, with this article, we want to create a supportive space to celebrate the many many talents, that Berlin has to offer. Especially in the field of photography and visual content creation, there is a...
Tags: Art, Photography, Fashion, London, Instagram, Berlin, Creativity, Female, Harper, Bazaar, Rae, Saskia, ALICIA, Katja, Alicia Kassebohm, Girlpower

London’s National Theatre Created A Community Theatre Experience For 200 People.

“We have heard stories about people finding the confidence to get their first ever job or making new friendships with people from a different generation, area or culture who they didn’t think they’d ever otherwise have met. And even, in one case, suddenly finding their chronic pain causing them much less of an issue. Most common of all, perhaps, was a shared sense – that audience members also spoke about night after night – of feeling more connected to their home and their city than they had ev...
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Audience, SJ, 03.06.19, National Theatre Created A Community

Bold & Colourful Illustrations by Design Lad

Bold & Colourful Illustrations by Design Lad AoiroStudioMar 07, 2019 We have received the amazing work by Design Lad not to confused with Design Lead! He is a London-based designer and illustrator that focuses his work in bold, playful and colourful 3D illustrations. I am surprised that we have never featured his work before on ABDZ. Represented by our friends from Jelly London, make sure to follow his work on Instagram Links Personal Site Instagram ...
Tags: Design, London

Airbus + LAYER Envision Better Economy Class Flying

For frequent flyers, or anyone who’s sat on a long-haul, it may seem like no effort has gone into improving economy class travel. That’s part of the reason why collaborative efforts between Airbus and London-based design firm LAYER feel very necessary. Together, they’ve proposed a paired app and seating concept. The former, called “Move,” encourages travelers to get up and walk around the cabin every …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Design, London, Tech, Flying, Airbus, Flights, Linkaboutit, Economy Class, Layer

Leaders Of Europe’s First Pro Orchestra For Non-White Musicians Talk About Diversity And Inclusion In Classical Music

WQXR editor-in-chief Jacqui Cheng interviews Chi-chi Nwanoku, one of London’s leading double bassists and founder of the Chineke! Orchestra, and Chineke! bassoonist Linton Stephens. – WQXR (New York City)
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, London, WQXR, Jacqui Cheng, Chineke Orchestra, Chi chi Nwanoku, Chineke, Linton Stephens, Sj1, 03.05.19

Artist Creates Amazing Inflatable Shower Curtain To Help Save Water

Are you the type of person who is always waiting on someone in the shower, or are you the one holding everyone up with your epic shower songs? Either way, Elisabeth Buecher has the perfect shower curtain for you. “They aim at provoking a debate around water issues and making people more aware of their consumption,” the artist said. More: Elisabeth Buecher The London-based artist created an... Source
Tags: Design, London, Water, Save, Shower, Curtain, Elisabeth Buecher

Lynn Painter Stainers 2019 - selected artists and events

This year's Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize Exhibition can be seen at the Mall Galleries until 17th March 2019 (Open daily, 10am to 5pm | Admission free).  However if you are unable to get to London, you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, London, Lynn, Making A Mark

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