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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


Studio Tour: Grain Surfboards Partners With Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

In Maine, two brands unite for an exclusive collaborative product While it might seem insane, the best surf for Northeasterners occurs in the colder months—thanks to the Atlantic’s hurricane season. From October through December, the East Coast is battered incredible glass-smooth waves and it’s not uncommon to see a slew of wet-suited bodies bobbing up and down in the water in York, Maine—like we did when …
Tags: Outdoors, Design, Atlantic, Maine, Collaboration, Surfing, East Coast, Studio Visit, Glenmorangie, York Maine, Barrels, Surfboards, Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Grain Surfboards


Works from Robert Indiana State to Go on Sale to Cover Legal Costs

Two major works from the estate of Robert Indiana will hit the auction block this month, sold to help pay for his estate’s mounting legal fees and repairs to his former mansion in Maine. “Litigation is expensive, especially in New York,” says Indiana’s executor James Brannan. “If any papers so much as cast a shadow […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Indiana, Maine, Art News, Minipost, Robert Indiana, James Brannan, Robert Indiana State


Winter ticks are responsible for New England's moose massacres

The changing climate felt in recent years has proven deadly for moose populations in the northeastern United States. Longer fall seasons and warmer winters have caused winter tick populations to thrive at the expense of their majestic hosts. Experts, who have been alarmed by the unfolding ravaging on New England moose, warn “we’re sitting on a powder keg” as calf survival has fallen to an all-time low of 30 percent while blighted adults — barely recognizable from the onslaught — are now referre...
Tags: Pests, Design, News, Sweden, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, New Hampshire, Maine, Parasites, Chernobyl, Moose, New England, UNH, University of New Hampshire UNH, Canadian Journal of Zoology


Fred Danziger (update)

Originally from Pittsburgh, Fred Danziger is a Philadelphia based painter whose work I have long admired, and who I wrote about previously in 2012. Danziger’s subject matter ranges from cityscapes, rich with city lights and city dwellers, to contemplative landscapes, so calm as to seem as far away from the bustle of the city as possible. Over his history as a painter, he has also taken on a variety of other subjects and a range of approaches. All of his work, though, strikes me as a product o...
Tags: Art, Maine, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Gallery And Museum Art, Old City, Danziger, Fred Danziger


Maine Restaurant Gets Lobsters Stoned Before Cooking Them

Charlotte Gill, licensed marijuana caregiver and owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, explains that she’s developed a humane way to cook lobster: steam them alive after hotboxing them with marijuana smoke. Gill first experimented on a lobster she named Roscoe, developing a system that would allow the lobster to rest in water while pulling in THC from smoke in the air. Read more about the …
Tags: Cooking, Design, Weed, Marijuana, Maine, Food + Drink, Charlotte, Linkaboutit, Roscoe, Gill, Lobsters, Cannabis Culture, Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound, Humane Cooking, Charlotte Gill


A Tangle Of Questions Following Robert Indiana’s Death

The accusations have caught the caught the attention of law enforcement authorities. The F.B.I. sent an agent to Vinalhaven in May to review the accusations surrounding Mr. Indiana. The Maine Attorney General’s office has said it is monitoring the probate proceedings because Mr. Indiana’s will left the assets of his estate to a charitable organization, a nonprofit corporation known as the Star of Hope Foundation.
Tags: Art, Indiana, People, Maine, Robert Indiana, Vinalhaven, 09.12.18


ListenUp: Blood Orange: Charcoal Baby

Unsurprisingly, Blood Orange's new track "Charcoal Baby" (from the album Negro Swan) is a sublime, atmospheric song that progresses with gentle beauty. The enthralling track—written by Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) and Porches' Aaron Maine—sounds similar...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Maine, Listenup, Musicvideos, Newmusic, Dev Hynes, Devhynes, Bloodorange


Art Newspaper Reports on Legacy of Robert Indiana

The Art Newspaper reports on the legacy of Robert Indiana, and the current lawsuits that could determine the fate of the late artist’s estate. A filing in Maine has sought to discover if some parties working with Indiana “may have been conveyed away or otherwise misappropriated or sold without due compensation.” Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Maine, Art News, Minipost, Robert Indiana


Road Trip: Coastal Maine: A state of splendid isolation known for lobsters, blueberries and the great outdoors

Where US Route 1 veers closer to the shoreline than any other major highway, it's often referred to as the coastal road—or the scenic route. This most certainly applies to the iconic path's position in Maine, as it travels from Portsmouth, New Hampshire...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Hiking, Restaurants, US, Maine, Trails, Castine, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Kennebunk, Roadtrips, Newengland, Coastalmaine, Portlandmaine


Robert Indiana's last sculpture — in the style of his iconic "LOVE" — "BRAT."

"Brat," meaning bratwurst, commissioned by Johnsonville Sausage, the Wisconsin manufacturer of brats.  There's a lawsuit accusing Indiana's associates of taking advantage of him in his old ages, the NYT reports, and the revelation of "BRAT" seems[A] company that had long acted as Mr. Indiana’s business agent, Morgan Art Foundation, accused [Michael McKenzie, an associate of Mr. Indiana, who worked with the fabricators of "BRAT"] and the artist’s caretaker in Maine of isolating him from his old f...
Tags: Meat, Art, Law, Wikipedia, Indiana, Indianapolis, Maine, Sculpture, Wisconsin, McKenzie, Robert Indiana, Johnsonville Sausage, Ann Althouse, The Midwest, Morgan Art Foundation, Michael McKenzie


‘LOVE’ and Other Four-Letter Words

Somewhere in Robert Indiana’s home in Maine, there may exist an early version of his famous image — one that will startle his fans.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Maine, Robert, Robert Indiana


Robert Indiana Had All but Vanished in Recent Years. Some Friends Wondered Why.

A company that represented the artist says in a lawsuit that Mr. Indiana’s caretaker on a Maine island had shut him off from the rest of the world.
Tags: Art, News, Indiana, Maine, Michael, Robert, McKenzie, Robert Indiana, Forgery, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Morgan Art Foundation



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