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Ogunquit Playhouse Cancels 2020 Season

Following guidelines released this week by Governor Janet Mills in response to the reopening of Maine's businesses, and responding to the safety challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and COVID19, Ogunquit Playhouse has announced that it will halt productions on all scheduled 2020 shows at its historic theatre and cancel its 88th season. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Maine, Janet Mills, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, BWW News Desk

New Book and Music Releases For the Week of March 30 - PRINCE OF EGYPT; ALMOST, MAINE; and More!

Need something new to listen to or read Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Egypt, Maine, Stephi Wild

John Cariani to Teach Free Online Playwriting Class Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 31st at 4pm Eastern, Broadway Teachers Workshop continues its series of free 30-minute inspirational online classes with John Cariani, author of Almost, Maine, one of the most popular plays in America, teaching Playwriting. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, Maine, John Cariani, BWW News Desk, Eastern Broadway Teachers Workshop

Off-grid beach retreat is 'carved' into the dunes of Cape Cod

Brooklyn-based firm Studio Vural has unveiled an incredible concept design for an off-grid beach retreat, which is embedded into the sandy dunes of Cape Cod. The Dune House is a futuristic structure that is “carved” into the sand dunes, essentially divided into two parts by an open-air walkway. Covered with a lush green roof, the idyllic home will also rely on clean energy to be completely self-sufficient. The unusual design features both modern and natural materials that add resiliency to the...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Maine, Cape Cod, Dune House, Studio vural, Dom Wipas

Washington moves to ban "detrimental" bottled water operations

Washington state, known for mountains, glaciers and rainforests, has an abundance of fresh water. To protect those natural resources, the state senate has passed a bill that will ban any new water bottling permits. Bill SB 6278, “An act relating to water withdrawals for commercial bottled water production; and amending RCW 90.03.290” was approved by the senate on February 17 and is currently progressing through the house. The bill will take effect retroactively to any applications as of January ...
Tags: Design, News, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Environment, United States, Maine, Michigan, Bill, Natural Resources, Water Issues, Washington State Legislature, Bottled Water

Colorful, solar-powered island home is inspired by local fishermen's buoys

As one of the most scenic states in the country, Maine is an inspiration for many architects and designers. One architect has managed to use his family’s love of the idyllic state to build a beautiful, solar-powered home on a remote island off its coastline. Architect Noel Fedosh of LUNO Design Studio designed the Seal Cove Residence for his parents, whose love of color and whimsy was embedded into the quirky design. The 1,500-square-foot home is surrounded by the wilderness found on the remote...
Tags: Design, Israel, Maine, Noël, Isle, Seal Cove Residence, Noel Fedosh, LAHO House, LUNO Design Studio Via ArchDaily Photography, Trent Bell Photography

LEED-Platinum learning lab is a beacon of sustainability

In a bold move to embrace environmental education, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine recently welcomed the Roux Center for the Environment, a new three-story academic building that’s also been certified LEED Platinum. Designed by Cambridge-based architectural firm CambridgeSeven Associates, Inc., the 29,000-square-foot interdisciplinary building brings together faculty and students from across campus into a collaborative setting focused on finding solutions to the world’s environmental challen...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, Cambridge, Solar, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Leed Platinum, LEED, CLT, Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine, Academic building, Teaching Lab

Portland, Maine’s Plan to Become a Technology Town

Private equity firm co-founder David Roux’s donation of $100 million will help to translate Portland, Maine’s commitment to technology—and its ability to accelerate economic growth—into research and graduate programs under the Roux Institute banner. Northeastern University will manage the programs, and attendees can earn masters and doctorates in AI and machine learning. While Portland isn’t struggling economically (its unemployment rate is 2.2%), city officials and economists fear …
Tags: Design, Technology, Tech, Economy, Maine, Innovation, Portland, Linkaboutit, Northeastern University, Portland Maine, David Roux, Graduate Programs, Roux Institute

Monhegan Island Watercolor Workshop

Join us on the beautiful “artist” island off the coast of Maine. Your chance to develop your watercolor painting skills. For beginner/ intermediate level painters. Class size limited to 10 participants. MONHEGAN ISLAND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Paul Niemiec, Jr June 13- June 19, 2020 Workshop Goal: To nurture observational skills and use of the watercolor medium in a joyful process of self- expression. It is the intent to provide the participant with basic tools and approaches to painting ...
Tags: Art, Maine, Opportunities, Monhegan Island Watercolor Workshop, Paul Niemiec

ALMOST, MAINE Novel Adaptation Will Be Released in March 2020

The novelization of John Cariani's play Almost, Maine will be released on March 31, 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Maine, John Cariani, BWW News Desk

Flowing marine research center inspired by tsunami waves

In response to an international design competition for a marine research center in Bali, architects Alfonso Lopez and Duncan Pendlebury of Maine-based architectural studio Solus 4 developed an energy-efficient design with a sculptural form inspired by tsunami waves — the same subject of research for the proposed facility. The undulating shape of the organic building would also reflect site-specific conditions so as to optimize passive solar conditions and use of sustainable systems such as rainw...
Tags: Design, Bali, Indonesia, Architecture, Maine, Energy Efficiency, Passive Solar, Tsunami, Indian Ocean, Resilient Design, Natural Ventilation, Rainwater Collection, Kuta, Solus, Kuta Beach, Design Competition

Until We Meet Again: Dreamy And Surreal Paintings Of Robert Dowling Jr

Maine-based Robert Dowling Jr. creates wonderfully whimsical stories with a slightly surreal touch. The self-taught artist, who works primarily in acrylics and oils, often paints characters with their faces covered or turned away. Love art like this that both children and adults can enjoy in their own unique way. More: DeviantArt... Source
Tags: Design, Maine, Paintings, Inspirations, Surreal, Dreamy, Robert Dowling Jr

Watch the World's Largest 3D-Printer Spit Out a 25-Foot Boat

If you're shopping for a 3D printer, a key consideration is bed size; what's the largest object you'd realistically need to print? For the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center, size limitations aren't so much of an issue. That's because they've got a gantry-style 3D printer that can spit out pieces that are 22x100. Twenty-two by 100 feet. And ten feet tall.Here it is in action, printing out a one-piece, 25-foot-long, 5,000-pound boat: For their troubles, UMaine won th...
Tags: Design, Materials, Maine, Sustainable Design, Digital Fabrication, Ornl, Angus King, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Maine, UMaine, CNF, U S Dept of Energy, Maine Technology Institute MTI, University of Maine s Advanced Structures, UMaine Composites Center, Habib Dagher

Little Sal Sour Ale

Made using low-growing Maine blueberries exclusively, Allagash Brewing Company’s first-ever blueberry fruited beer is subtly sour and sweet but perfectly balanced. They added one pound of fruit per gallon of beer (both pediococcus and lactobacillus during the aging process) and let this beer sit in single oak red wine barrels for six months. The result is a frothy, champagne-like beer with distinct tartness yet plenty …
Tags: Design, Alcohol, Beer, Maine, Blueberries, Allagash, Beers, Allagash Brewing Company, Little Sal, Sour Ale, Sal Sour Ale

Robert Indiana’s Island Home Still Grapples With His Legacy

The artist has been dead for more than a year, but the plans for the museum he outlined in his will are still far from certain.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Museums, Maine, Robert, Robert Indiana, Wills and Estates, Historic Buildings and Sites, Vinalhaven (Me

Will Robert Indiana’s Home Ever Become The Museum He Envisioned?

The Maine island where Indiana found a home isn’t quite into it. “There are concerns here on the island about just what an Indiana museum might entail. Who would it attract? What sort of people would be running it? How might the character of the island, which already doubles in population when the ‘summer people’ arrive, be affected?” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Indiana, Maine, Visual, Robert Indiana, 10.06.19

Path Forward for Robert Indiana’s Proposed Museum in Maine Profiled in NYT

The New York Times has a piece on the late Robert Indiana’s proposed museum in his Maine home, and discussions on how the artist’s nonprofit will manage the property. “We haven’t hit that sweet spot yet,” says Larry Sterrs of Maine nonprofit management. “We’ve heard most about what people don’t want to see.” Read more at NYT  
Tags: Art, News, Maine, New York Times, Art News, Minipost, Robert Indiana, Larry Sterrs

Interview : Pascal Taillard, designer sonore chez Orange

Suite à la visite de la dernière Biennale Internationale du Design de St Etienne, nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer le Designer Sonore maison de chez Orange, Pascal Taillard. Intrigant au premier abord, de se dire quelles sont ses attributions, son rôle, ses créations, son parcours… Quel est votre parcours ? Formé aux métiers de graphisme publicitaire et arts appliqués, j’ai d’abord exercé la fonction de designer graphique en studios de création et de directeur artistique en agences de com...
Tags: Google, Books, Design, Interview, France, Geek, Designer, Maine, Paris, Orange, Sound, Concept, CNRS, Quelle, Ceci, Metier Deco Design Archi

Clever Tool Design, Bold Entrepreneurship: The Story of the American-Made LogOX

There's a reason that only a tiny proportion of the population successfully launches their own product design. In addition to correctly identifying user needs and getting the design right, you also have to nail the manufacturing, the marketing, the distribution network, the customer service. It takes design skills, patience, research, networking and a whole lot of hard work.Meet the Roberts family. They're three members of that tiny proportion. We think you can learn a lot by reading their produ...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Youtube, Washington, Germany, New York City, America, Qatar, UPS, Austin, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, United States, Taliban, Missouri, Maine

National Parks are offering free entry on April 20 to celebrate National Park Week

Take advantage of the warmer weather by visiting any number of the hundreds of national parks across the country on April 20 for absolutely free. The National Parks Service is celebrating National Park Week by offering free entry into all of the 418 parks spread throughout the United States. If you have never been to a national park or if it has been a while since your last visit, you may be surprised to learn about all the fun and excitement that awaits you. Here is a quick guide on some of th...
Tags: Design, Camping, California, America, Features, Atlantic, United States, National Parks, Wyoming, Maine, Fishing, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Parks / Wildlife, National Parks Service

A solar-powered home in Maine rises above the sand dunes on wooden stilts

Portland-based firm Caleb Johnson Studio has unveiled a beautiful cedar-clad home elevated off the ground on stilts so that the natural “landscape is allowed to flow under the house.” The solar-powered home, named “In the Dunes,” was designed to not only protect the natural dune terrain, but the resilient design also reduces the risk of damage caused by potential coastal flooding. Located in the coastal town of Wells in southern Maine, the three-story home is built on sand dunes overlooking th...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, Portland, LED lighting, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Home Design, Resilient Architecture, Atlantic Ocean, Landscape Design, Wells, Trent Bell, Beach Homes, Solar Powered Homes

Virgo Cluster Soap

Made from a 100% vegetable base, these glycerine soaps—scented with an energizing citrus smell—are all-natural and colorful. They’re made in small batches in the Wary Meyers’s Maine studio, and no two look the same—but all are playfully bright.
Tags: Wellness, Design, Maine, Grooming, Meyers, Soaps, All Natural, Small Batch

Andrew Wheeler confirmed as new EPA administrator

Andrew Wheeler is taking over the reigns as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler, who used to work as a lobbyist for the coal industry, became the 15th EPA administrator after a Senate vote confirmed his appointment. Shortly after the vote, Wheeler took to Twitter to post his thoughts on becoming the new EPA administrator. Wheeler thanked several politicians for helping him obtain the appointment and vowed to move forward with President Donald Trump’s agen...
Tags: Politics, Design, News, Obama, Senate, West Virginia, Maine, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Boeing, Scott Pruitt, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump

Net-zero Maine house is designed to blend into the forest with age

When the owner of a beautiful natural site in Falmouth, Maine tapped Portland-based architectural studio Kaplan Thompson Architects to design his house, it was clear from the beginning that the forested surroundings would play a major role in the design. Not only did the architects use a predominately timber palette to bring the woods indoors, but the two-story home was also engineered to produce all of its own energy to reduce impact on the environment. Dubbed the Blackwood House, the net-zero...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, Portland, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Net-zero Energy, Net-zero Architecture, Low Maintenance, Triple Glazed Windows, Falmouth, Portland Maine, Patina, Full-height Glazing, Falmouth Maine

Eastern Puma officially extinct, allows for mountain lion reintroduction

The eastern puma, which used to range from Quebec and Manitoba to South Carolina and Illinois, is now officially extinct, said Officials with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The government agency has also removed the cougars from endangered species list. Taking the eastern pumas off the endangered list will enable eastern states, such as New York, to reintroduce western pumas, also called mountain lions, into the region. The last eastern puma killed in the wild was in Maine over 80...
Tags: Florida, New York, Design, News, Animals, United States, North Dakota, Maine, Endangered Species, South America, Hunting, North, Illinois, Quebec, Bahamas, Endangered Animals

A Native American Tribe Revives Its Culture With The Help Of Old Wax-Cylinder Recordings

“In 1890, just months before the murder of some hundred and fifty Lakota Indians at Wounded Knee, a mustachioed anthropologist named Jesse Walter Fewkes dragged a state-of-the-art Edison phonograph to Passamaquoddy country [in northeastern Maine]. This was during the height of ‘salvage anthropology,’ an attempt to document the many tribes that were being massacred into extinction.” Those recordings have now been digitized and returned to the Passamaquoddy, and they’re being slowly deciphered an...
Tags: Art, Maine, Issues, Passamaquoddy, 01.30.19, Jesse Walter Fewkes

Stephen King Angrily Tweets At Paper For Cutting Book Reviews, And Then Boom

The paper, Maine’s Portland Press-Herald, tweeted that it would restart regional book reviews if King – a Maine writer, of course – could bring in 100 new subscriptions. As of Sunday, the number was at 200 and counting. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Stephen King, Maine, Words, Audience, Portland Press Herald, 01.13.19

Farmhouse-inspired family home combines salvaged and sustainable materials

Salvaged materials from a century-old farmhouse and barn have been given new life as Ben’s Barn, a spacious family home in Kennebunk, Maine that takes inspiration from New England’s rural architecture. Designed by Portland, Maine-based architecture practice Caleb Johnson Studio for a young family, Ben’s Barn was constructed with a mix of reclaimed materials sourced not only from the former farmhouse and barn that had stood on another portion of the site, but also from a midcentury modern teardo...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, New England, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Timber, Farmhouse, Ben, Barn, Portland Maine, Loft, Granite

Veteran carpenter builds gorgeous tiny home that boasts impressive wood working and screened-in porch

Working in woodworking since he was 15 years old, Maine native Vince Marzilli knows a thing or two about carpentry. The Maine-native has now parlayed his wood crafting talents into the tiny home construction business, and the results are stunning. Clad in cedar shingles with an all-wood interior and inviting screened-in porch, Marzilli’s first tiny home, the Cumberland, gives off a soothing cabin-in-the-woods feel. Built on a custom wheeled trailer, the Cumberland is 15 feet long, clad in a m...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home Design, Cumberland, Marzilli, Tiny Homes on Wheels, Sleeping lofts, Tiny Home Living, Wooden Tiny Homes, Vince Marzilli, Evergreen Tiny Homes, the Cumberland

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