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UK's Guardian switches to biodegradable wrapping for newspapers

The Guardian — a national newspaper in the U.K. — has ditched its polythene packaging and replaced it with a compostable wrapper in an effort to reduce plastic waste. The newspaper and its inserts are now packaged in a clear, biodegradable material made from potato starch that will completely compost in just six months. The choice to scrap the plastic packaging makes The Guardian the first national newspaper in the U.K. to make such a switch, following publications like the National Trust membe...
Tags: UK, Design, London, News, Innovation, The Guardian, Guardian, Biodegradable, Waste, Newspaper, Greater London, National Trust, Suffolk, Guardian Newspaper, Observer, Plastic Packaging

A Look Inside IDEO's London Office

Employers who superficially dedicate themselves to providing some kind of employee wellness may slap a sea-shorn log over their employee's standing desks, throw a vertical garden up on the wall, lay down new hardwood floor, photograph it all in good lighting and call it an Instagrammable day #biophilic. But companies that really care do the less flashy stuff—they never underestimate the power of a good flooring finish. All images provided by IDEO In a most recent renovation to their London off...
Tags: Design, London, Ideo, Interior/exhibition Design, London Office, Venture Plank

Loyle Carner feat. Rebel Kleff + Kiko Bun: You Don’t Know

Loyle Carner (aka Benjamin Coyle-Larner) moonlights as an observant server, bartender, security guard and cab driver in the video for “You Don’t Know.” Watching over his mother (played by his real-life mom) as she goes on a few dates—some good and some not so. Throughout, Carner raps about his own dating fears—particularly losing trust and love as time goes on. It’s a clever and sweet …
Tags: Design, London, Culture, Hip-hop, British, Listenup, Loyle Carner, Carner, Kleff Kiko Bun, Benjamin Coyle Larner

Why The National Theatres In The British Isles Are So Fraught (And Fought Over)

“In London, it is possible to stage a state-of-the-nation play while remaining vague about the nation you mean. Not so elsewhere.” Just ask the folks at the national theatres of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland — the latter two of which are currently caught up in arguments that go right to the heart of their “national” status. — The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Ireland, Scotland Wales, 01.15.19

Norway's favourite painting to go on display in London

Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg will feature at Dulwich picture galleryEdvard Munch’s The Scream is a classic symbol of dread that has been hailed as the ultimate icon of contemporary politics – but a very different Norwegian painting is the country’s favourite. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, London, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Norway, British Museum, Edvard Munch, Dulwich, Harald Sohlberg

The tortures of adapting Samuel Richardson’s ‘Pamela’

The term “bestseller” is a bit of a stretch for the eighteenth century, when books were expensive (though widely shared), and information about print-runs is hard to come by. But if any early novel deserves the title, it’s Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, which on publication in 1740 rapidly caught the imagination of Britain, Europe, and indeed America (the Philadelphia printing by Benjamin Franklin was the first unabridged American edition of any novel).The author of this innovative novel was a lead...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, Theatre, America, Paris, Adaptation, Literature, Philadelphia, National Theatre, Dublin, Benjamin Franklin, Richard III, Cate Blanchett, OWC, Carlo Goldoni

Big Fairs Dominate the Art World. Small Galleries Are Seeking Another Way.

The Condo group exhibition, whose fourth London edition opened on Saturday, lets smaller dealerships attract new faces by sharing their spaces and client lists.
Tags: Art, London, News, Gallery, Ny, Condo, Collectors and Collections, Queer Thoughts LLC (Manhattan

City to develop masterplan for Baltic Triangle

Liverpool City Council has appointed an award-winning team of urban designers and planners to create a new masterplan for one of the UK’s creative hot-spots. LDA Design, who led the masterplanning for the regeneration of London’s Olympic Park, is to draft a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to guide the future development of the Baltic Triangle area, which lies just to the […] The post City to develop masterplan for Baltic Triangle appeared first on
Tags: Art, UK, London, News, Top, Development, Olympic Park, Liverpool City Council, Baltic Triangle, The post City

Intensely Colorful Watercolor Drawings of Modern Cities Like New York, Chicago, and London

Maja Wronska is an architect and painter of immense technical prowess out of Warsaw, Poland. Having architecture as a major interest, it is unsurprising that much of Wronska’s artistic work concerns painstakingly detailed recreations of globally famous architectural landmarks. In a recent series, Watercolors of modern cities, she turns her artistic interest to the cityscapes that house such architectural wonders. Chicago As the title suggests, Wronska turns to watercolors to render the sky...
Tags: Art, London, Chicago, Warsaw Poland, New York Chicago, Maja Wronska, Wronska, Chicago Tokyo Frankfurt New York City

Arms Manufacturer Shamed Out Of Sponsoring Museum Shows Changes Its Name To Leonardo

Jeez, talk about artwashing. A string of PR disasters, including demonstrations against Britain’s National Gallery of Art for accepting sponsorships, led the Italian defense company Finmeccanica to rename itself after the Renaissance genius (who did, after all, design weapons and war machines). But the tactic hasn’t entirely worked: just last summer, the Design Museum in London came under fire (ahem) for hosting a reception for the company, despite the new name. — Artnet
Tags: Art, London, Britain, Issues, Visual, Leonardo, Finmeccanica, Design Museum, 01.11.19

UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympics

London’s National Gallery will send Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and 60 other paintings on a tour of two Japanese Museums next year in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. “By sharing the treasures from our world-leading museums and galleries, we can promote the very best of Britain to the globe,” says Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. […]
Tags: Art, Japan, UK, London, News, Britain, Tokyo, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Jeremy Wright, National Gallery to Loan Works

UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympucs

London’s National Gallery will send Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and 60 other paintings on a tour of two Japanese Museums next year in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. “By sharing the treasures from our world-leading museums and galleries, we can promote the very best of Britain to the globe,” says Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. […]
Tags: Art, Japan, UK, London, News, Britain, Tokyo, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Jeremy Wright, National Gallery to Loan Works

Faux fur or real fur, which one is better for the planet?

Remember the days when anti-fur advocates would sling red paint onto the fur-clad fashion lovers dressed in mink? The fur debate has come a long way since then, with many key players in the fashion world now becoming some of the biggest voices in the anti-fur movement. But, instead of ditching fur altogether, some brands have switched to lavish faux fur options, and that has pivoted the discussion. Instead of focusing on ethics and animal welfare, the spotlight is now shining on its environment...
Tags: Design, London, MOU, Kaplan, Keith Kaplan, Fur Information Council of America Right, Shelley Tichborne, Tichborne

Potato peels offer a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials

Many of the typical building materials used in construction — like medium-density fiberboard (MDF) — contain toxic materials and formaldehyde, plus they have a shockingly short lifespan and a negative environmental impact. But now there is a new option to these single-use materials — potato waste. London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll as well as research scientist Greg Cooper have developed Chip[s] Board, which is a biodegradable alternative to MDF that is made from non-food-gr...
Tags: Design, London, News, Innovation, Green Building, Food Waste, Building Materials, Cooper, MDF, Greg Cooper, Nicoll, Green Building Materials, Natural Building Material, Potato Peels, Chip[s] Board, Rowan Minkley

At Shakespeare’s Globe, Dozens Of Staffers Face Layoffs

“The Globe’s exhibition space will close following what the London theatre has described as a ‘difficult financial year’, meaning several roles will be restructured and some teams merged. The theatre said the changes to its tours and exhibitions department would impact approximately 40 employees – about 14% of its 288-strong staff.” — The Stage
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Globe, 288, 01.09.19

Skull Candle Holder

Crafted by London-based ceramicist and illustrator Lucy Kirk, each of these skull candle holders is entirely handmade and unique. Much like her other ceramic work, there’s an intentional imperfection to the black and white painted lines, and it only adds charm. Price is in GBP.
Tags: Design, London, Candles, Handmade, Ceramics, Decor, Candle Holders, Lucy Kirk, Skull Candle Holder

Get cozy this season with these 7 hot vegan drinks for winter

Thoughts of snowy winter days bring to mind a toasty fire, slippers, sweaters, blankets and warm drinks. It makes sense, because they all equate to the perfect combination of coziness. While traditional tea or coffee is a lovely choice, it’s fun to explore new flavors. For those that are vegan by choice or by circumstance, traditional drinks can be limiting. We’ve conjured up a varied blend of hot drink options to fit your vegan lifestyle. Note that most of these options can also be adapted for...
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Cooking, Drinks, Design, London, Winter, Features, Recipe, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Medjool, Cider Apple

Studio Visit: Fameed Khalique

"Some of the projects that you want to cry over are the projects that no one will ever see"
Tags: Design, London, Interviews, Designer, Materials, West London, Studio Visits, Fameed Khalique, Surface Materials

"Invisible ink" features found in Basquiat painting

Art conservator Emily Macdonald-Korth was evaluationg a client's Jean-Michel Basquiat untitled painting from 1981 when she looked at the work under ultraviolet light to reveal any repairs or varnishing. From artnet News: “I start looking at this thing and I see these arrows,” Macdonald-Korth told artnet News. She flipped the lights back on to make sure she wasn’t imagining things and the arrows disappeared. She flipped the lights off again and there they were: two arrows drawn in what looked...
Tags: Art, Post, London, News, Paintings, Jean Michel Basquiat, Sotheby, Basquiat, Emily Macdonald Korth, Macdonald Korth

London – Robert Rauscheberg: “Spreads 1975-83” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Through January was 26th, 2019

Robert Rauschenberg, Palladian Xmas (Spread) (1980), via Ropac Over the course of his career, Robert Rauschenberg occupied an almost innumerable series of critical and theoretical positions in the practice and production of art objects, often bounding from material to material and technique to technique in bounds that often moved beyond the scope of any single […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Robert Rauschenberg, Thaddaeus Ropac, Robert Rauscheberg

Top 5 Industrial Design Jobs for this week

As a part of our careers-related columns, these are our top five picks of the best industrial design opportunities on Yanko Design’s recruitment platform YD Job Board. This week’s selection ranges from the best in mountaineering equipment, pioneers of mattres design to many more options.Check out Yanko Design Job Board for more design openings.Want your requirement to be featured along with these global design-driven companies? Post a Job with us right away!Senior Industrial Designer at Black Di...
Tags: Asia, Design, London, Los Angeles, Black Diamond, Philly, America Europe, Yanko Design, Yanko, Product Team, Yanko Design Job Board, Daehee Park, JT Marino T N

MVRDV to transform an Amsterdam office complex into a green residential zone

In response to Amsterdam’s increasing housing demands, prolific Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has designed Westerpark West, a sustainable proposal to transform the former ING office complex into a new residential zone flush with green space. Located in the Amsterdam Brettenzone, directly west of the city’s popular Westerpark, MVRDV’s master plan envisions a neighborhood of approximately 750 homes that will range in size, building typology and price. Westerpark West will also follow an “innovati...
Tags: Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, Amsterdam, Energy Efficiency, Tank, Car Sharing, Carousel Showcase, Adaptive Reuse, Roof Terraces, MVRDV, Westerpark, ING, Master Plan, KRFT

London – David Ostrowski: “The Thin Red Line” at Sprüth Magers Through January 19th, 2019

David Ostrowski, The Thin Red Line (Installation View), via Sprueth Magers Known for his delicate, minimal interventions in the gallery space using a simple set of materials, artist David Ostrowski has long mined a simple, yet nuanced approach to gesture and mark-making.  For his first-ever exhibition with Sprüth Magers in London, however, Ostrowski has embraced […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Sprüth Magers, Ostrowski, David Ostrowski, Sprueth Magers Known

Africa Oyé’s Chair recognised in New Year’s Honours

Africa Oyé’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, Gad Kuju has been recognised with a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to diversity, multiculturalism and Liverpool’s very own festival in the New Years Honours. Born in London in 1965, Kuju grew up in Hornsea, East Yorkshire before moving to Merseyside in 1988, currently living in New Brighton. “I’m overwhelmed […] The post Africa Oyé’s Chair recognised in New Year’s Honours appeared first on
Tags: Art, London, News, Africa, Liverpool, Merseyside, New Brighton, Africa Oye, Kuju, Gad Kuju, Hornsea East Yorkshire, Board of Trustees Gad Kuju

Massive shipping container shopping center to pop up in Warsaw

Nearly 300 shipping containers may soon be given a new lease on life as a massive pop-up shopping center in downtown Warsaw, Poland. Designed by local architecture practice Szcz and commissioned by investor Nowa Epoka Handlu, the cargotecture proposal would transform a 2.6-acre site into one of the world’s largest shipping container retail complexes. Named Implant, the three-story modular building would house approximately 80 tenants and host mixed programming from retail and restaurants to soc...
Tags: Design, London, Bangkok, Warsaw, Shoreditch, Warsaw Poland, Nowa Epoka Handlu, Szcz, Żelazna Street, Chmielna Street Implant, ArtBox Implant, Boxpark London

UK bans pet stores from selling puppies, kittens

In an attempt to protect animals from exploitation, the United Kingdom has passed a new law banning third-party commercial retailers from selling puppies and kittens. The U.K. government wants to crack down on “puppy farms” and make things more difficult for dealers who seem to have no regard for animal welfare. There was overwhelming public support for the ban of third-party sales, and Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley says the new law “is part of our commitment to make sure the nation’s mu...
Tags: UK, Design, London, News, California, Animals, Animal Welfare, United Kingdom, Rspca, Trentham, Abraham, Puppy Mills, Animal Protection, Marc Abraham, Pet Stores, Ban On Puppy Mills

London’s Nightclubs Are Dying. Berlin, By Contrast Is Investing In Its Night Life

London’s mistreatment of its nightlife is such a tragedy. A city without clubs is a colorless place, and allowing them to disappear means marginalized communities vanish; young people flee the city, and arts and creativity suffer. With London fast becoming a playground for developers and a city that only the rich can afford it would do well to replicate Berlin’s example. – CityLab
Tags: Art, London, Berlin, Issues, 01.02.19

London – Darren Almond: “Time Will Tell” at White Cube Through January 20th, 2018

Darren Almond, Time will Tell (Installation View), via White Cube Currently on view at White Cube’s Bermondsey location, artist Darren Almond is presenting a body of new work focusing on the idea of time and how it is articulated through the language of numbers. Drawing attention to the way time can frame, structure and inform […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, White Cube, Darren Almond, Darren Almond Time

Where to find street art in Kiev

Kiev’s fame as an Eastern European cultural hotspot has increased dramatically since 2014 when a number of large murals began appearing on the facades of old Soviet buildings. Today, Ukraine‘s capital city hosts over 150 pieces of public art produced by local and international artists, often hidden in lesser-known parts of the city. The bold, massive paintings in the neighborhoods east and west of the Dnieper are reshaping the city’s identity. Kiev, a millennia-old metropolis with a long his...
Tags: Travel, Art, London, Ukraine, Street Art, Kiev, Golden Gate, Corbin, Seth Globepainter, Podil, St Andrews Church, Nunca, Vhils, Fintan Magee, Alexandre Farto, Saint Sophia Cathedral

London – Chiharu Shiota: “Me Somewhere Else” at Blain|Southern Through January 19th, 2018

Chiharu Shiota, Me Somewhere Else (2018), via Blain Southern Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota brings her signature techniques in environmental installation to bear at Blain|Southern this fall for her first exhibition at the gallery’s London space. Compiling a selection of new works that include a new site-specific installation, along with sculpture and works on canvas, […]
Tags: Art, London, Berlin, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Blain, Blain Southern, Chiharu Shiota

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