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What Netflix Has Discovered About International Tastes In An Era Of Nationalism

Netflix’s strategy is fundamentally different. Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience. A list of Netflix’s most watched and most culturally significant recent productions looks like a Model United Nations. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience, 02.22.19


In Our Own Skin: Create FOR the church, AT the church or AS the church

Art as a commodity The first thing artists are accepted as in the church setting is as artisans who make things for the purposes of the church. This can be songs, music, architecture, graphics–or anything where the crafts of these servants are utilized. Film clips are used as sermon illustrations and graphics to help promote church events. Songs support a theme. We sing prayers. What we see creation at this level is not wrong. But, created content lives in this space as a commodity. There ar...
Tags: Google, Art, Religion, Netflix, Culture, Christ, Lewis, Christian Life, Church Stuff, Rich Kirkpatrick


The Parting of the Furniture

So it’s come to this: BILLY is joining the gig economy, and he’ll hold your books and whatever else you see fit until you upgrade to KALLAX or HEMNES, or you finally bring yourself to KonMari all your worldly possessions away.IKEA recently announced that it is looking to launch a subscription model, in which customers effectively “lease” furniture and trade it back via credit system; depending on the condition, the Swedish behemoth will either refurbish or recycle the used items. Initially limit...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Design, China, India, CSR, Bloomberg, Bbc, Netflix, Furniture, Canada, Brooklyn, New York Times, Ikea, Switzerland, Manhattan


If Netflix’s Roma Wins Oscars’ Best Picture, It Will Change The Movie Business Forever

If a film primarily distributed online wins, the debate in Hollywood about what constitutes cinema is over. It would strike a blow to the big multiplex chains, which have refused to show “Roma” because Netflix offered them an exclusive play period of only three weeks; three months is the norm. As far as box office figures, Netflix has said the film has appeared in about 250 theaters in the United States since it was released on Nov. 21, but it refuses to disclose ticket sales. A win by “Roma” ...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Netflix, United States, Warner Bros, Roma, Audience, 02.17.19


Netflix Really Wants An Oscar (Or Two)

To get an Oscar, or two, or more, you need a campaign, and a budget. Netflix is on it. “Now the costly Oscar push that Ms. Taback has orchestrated for Roma is starting to look historic. Mr. Cuarón’s film, shot in Spanish and Mixtec and deemed a masterpiece by many critics, heads into the 91st Academy Awards next Sunday as a strong contender to win the Oscar for best picture. If Netflix notches its first such triumph, “the game changes forever.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Oscar, Roma, Cuaron, 02.17.19, Taback


Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design–Backed by Music by Brian Eno

Nearly all of us have heard the dictum "Less, but better," and nearly all of us have used Braun products. But how many of us know that both of those owe their considerable popularity to the same man? After studying architecture, interior decoration, and carpentry, the German industrial designer Dieter Rams spent 40 years at Braun, most of them as the company's chief design officer. There he created such hits as the 606 universal shelving system, the SK61 record player, and the ET66 calculat...
Tags: Apple, Google, Design, College, Netflix, Brian Eno, Seoul, Saul Bass, Braun, Dieter Rams, Facebook Twitter, Rams, Paola Antonelli, Colin Marshall, Gary Hustwit, 21st Century Los Angeles


Netflix’s Sendup Of The Art World Is A Blast At Elites

Phil Kennicott: “This is a perfect film for the age of Donald Trump, a revenge fantasy perpetrated against elites, who are caricatured as venal, corrupt and beyond redemption. And despite a few attempts on the director’s part to distinguish authentic art from his parody of art as a vast con game, the film ends on a profoundly anti-art note.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Netflix, Donald Trump, Visual, Phil Kennicott, 02.08.19


Netflix’s New Horror Movie Set On The Art World

The newest entry into the canon of bad art-world satires is director Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw, which premiered on Netflix last weekend. All the familiar grotesques are here: greedy gallerists, ruthlessly ambitious assistants, tax-dodging collectors, a critic so accustomed to churning out self-serving aesthetic pronouncements that he can’t help but bitchily opine about a dead colleague’s casket. – The Baffler
Tags: Art, Netflix, Visual, Dan Gilroy, Velvet Buzzsaw, 02.07.19


10 Horror Films That Contain Equally Horrifying Works of Art

Netflix movie Velvet Buzzsaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an art critic who becomes engulfed in weirdness when paintings by a mystery artist take Los Angeles by storm. That got us thinking about other horror movies featuring sinister and/or strangely animated artwork—so here are our favorites.Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Los Angeles, It, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, The Conjuring 2, The Haunting, The Stendhal Syndrome, Ghostbusters Ii, Velvet Buzzsaw, Color Me Blood Red, The House With Laughing Windows


UK’s Last Record Store Chain, HMV, Saved From Bankruptcy By New Buyer

“Doug Putman, who runs the Canadian retailer Sunrise Records, has bought the UK music and film retailer, … [which] collapsed into administration just after Christmas, blaming tough conditions on UK high streets and competition from streaming sites such as Netflix and Spotify.” Two years ago, Putman and Sunrise bought Canada’s HMV stores, rescuing them from closure. — The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, UK, HMV, Netflix, Canada, Putman, Sunrise Records, Doug Putman, 02.05.19


Is Netflix A “Colonial Power” Subverting Foreign Cultures?

That’s the contention of the CBC’s Catherine Tait. Netflix is such a force in Canada it’s difficult for homegrown productions to compete. As countries struggle to protect their national cultures, streaming services such as Netflix have threatened the media ecosystem. – Toronto Star [paywall]
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Canada, Cbc, Toronto Star, 02.03.19, Catherine Tait Netflix


The Decade Planner is a Dangerous Toy for Compulsive Organizers

With great power comes great responsibility, and for many, organization is power. Well, this decade-long planner (aptly named Decade Planner) grids off every single day from 2019 to 2028 and fits it all into a reamed scroll on the wall. For $199.99, you too can be focused, organized, and the most boring type A person at every birthday party. But at least you'll never miss a birthday party. For those who get giddy looking at sticky notes and for those who carry a highlighter on them ...
Tags: Design, Organization, Netflix, Workhow


Netflix Is Getting Into Theatre-On-Demand

The move may signal a wider expansion by the streaming giant into capturing theatre for the small screen, which experts say could see it capitalise on a demand for more accessible ways to watch live performance. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, Netflix, 01.30.19


How HBO Plans To Keep Up In The Age Of Streaming Giants

Time Warner had kept HBO on a tight leash, allowing an estimated $1.5 billion annual budget for original content in 2018—play money when compared with Netflix’s reported $10 to $11 billion. That forced HBO to pass on the very shows and show-runners that put the streamers in the cultural conversation and in direct contention with HBO as the rulers of cinema-quality television. – Vanity Fair
Tags: Art, Hbo, Media, Time Warner, Netflix, 01.29.19, Streaming Giants


How NBO Plans To Keep Up In The Age Of Streaming Giants

Time Warner had kept HBO on a tight leash, allowing an estimated $1.5 billion annual budget for original content in 2018—play money when compared with Netflix’s reported $10 to $11 billion. That forced HBO to pass on the very shows and show-runners that put the streamers in the cultural conversation and in direct contention with HBO as the rulers of cinema-quality television. – Vanity Fair
Tags: Art, Hbo, Media, Time Warner, Netflix, NBO, 01.29.19, Streaming Giants


Why Do Americans Love The Great British Bake Off So Very Much?

With binge-watching on Netflix, themed baking groups, self-GBBO challenges, and more, the U.S. seriously adores the Great British Bake Off. But why? Hm: “Many US viewers have said that they decompress watching the show, and they like that it is the antithesis of the nation’s fraught politics.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, US, Netflix, 01.27.19


An Actor From Mexico Has Been Denied Visas To Come To The U.S. For Oscars Publicity

Director Alfonso Cuarón and Netflix sent letters to assure authorities that actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez, who played Fermín in the movie Roma, wasn’t going to the U.S. to work but rather to give interviews – but the letters went unread. “I tried giving it to the consul. They grabbed the paper and literally just returned my passport through the teller window. … If they don’t want to read it, then it’s going to be very difficult.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Mexico, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Roma, 01.25.19, Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez


Netflix Is Dribbling Out Viewer Numbers. Traditional Hollywood Is Pissed

As Netflix continues to grow, this game of peekaboo has become increasingly irksome to other studios as well as talent agencies, some of which feel that Netflix’s lack of transparency gives it an unfair competitive advantage. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 01.24.19


Eco-friendly options for decluttering waste

Clutter in your home creates a weight, in every sense of the word. From the physical weight of moving objects around to the mental weight of maintaining each item, to the emotional weight of retaining items out of guilt. Ultimately, having too much stuff can take a toll. With the documentary Minimalism hitting Netflix a few years ago, and now Marie Kondo teaching everyone how to declutter their homes, the idea of decluttering and downsizing seems to be everywhere these days. There are many reas...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Electronics, Clothing, Shoes, Social Media, Nike, Features, Repair, Netflix, Community, Recycle, Recycling, Sell, Reuse, Landfill


Your smartphone’s very own bed-side single-bed

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who keeps my phone right beside my bed. Not only do I feel a strong need to browse Instagram till I lull off to a deep sleep, but my phone’s position is also crucial to my hearing the alarm and waking up in the morning.I’m pretty sure I’m also not the only one who’s felt the need to have a product like the Phone Bed. The attachable caddy fixes to the side of your bed by latching onto your mattress, giving you a convenient bedside phone-dish to keep your smart...
Tags: Deals, Design, Netflix, Cellphones, Product Design, ATECH, Chong Yong Khong, Phone Bed, Chong Yong KhongClick


Why Have Netflix’s Recent Movies Attracted Such Massive Audiences?

Netflix published the figures for some of their biggest recent releases – Sex Education, You and Bird Box. And those numbers were pretty impressive, with the two series on course to be watched by 40 million accounts by the end of the month. Bird Box, which features Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock as the lead, has already passed more than 80 million views.
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Sandra Bullock, Audience, 01.19.19


Netflix Spent $12 Billion On Video In 2018. It’s Only Going Up From There

After paying $15 billion for a “sustained ramp in its original content slate in ’19,” Netflix’s cash content spend growth will “moderate” in the years ahead, BMO Capital Markets analyst Daniel Salmon said in a research note. He anticipates Netflix’s content spending will hit $17.8 billion in 2020. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, BMO Capital Markets, Daniel Salmon, 01.18.19


Twitter Link Roundup #355 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

By now, the entire Netflix indulging world has heard of the diminutive-yet-formidable Mari Kondo. The tidying-up mania is literally and figuratively sweeping the nation as overwhelmed homeowners seek to create a little breathing room for themselves. The premise itself is a good one – a minimalist attitude toward stuff is healthy, and there’s something to be said for living with less. However, hidden beneath those shiny plastic bags stuffed with unused junk lurks an ugly reality. Each one of tho...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Design, Small Business, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneur, Strategy, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Jason, Ross, Branding, Twitter link roundups, Ross Kimbarovsky


Netflix Refuses To Remove Footage Of Quebec Rail Disaster From ‘Bird Box’ And ‘Travelers’

Video of the 2013 derailment and explosion of an oil-tanker train that killed 47 people in the town of Lac-Mégantic features in both Netflix original productions, and, despite heavy criticism, the company says that the footage will not be cut. (Company reps say they’ll be more sensitive in the future.) — CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Company, Lac Megantic, 01.17.19


Decisions, Decisions. Turns Out Many Of Us Aren’t Good At Triaging

One of the paradoxes of life is that our big decisions are often less calculated than our small ones are. We agonize over what to stream on Netflix, then let TV shows persuade us to move to New York; buying a new laptop may involve weeks of Internet research, but the deliberations behind a life-changing breakup could consist of a few bottles of wine. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, New York, Netflix, Ideas, 01.21.19


We Know You Love ‘Bird Box,’ But Could You Please Not Drive While Blindfolded?

People. Last week, Netflix asked us all – begged us, really – not to take the “Bird Box Challenge” – but someone wasn’t listening. “A teenager with her hat over her eyes drove into oncoming traffic in the city of Layton while taking part in the so-called ‘Bird Box Challenge.'” (No one was injured.) – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, LAYTON, Bird Box Challenge, 01.11.19


Netflix Put Castilian Spanish Subtitles On ‘Roma’ In Spain Until Alfonso Cuarón Complained

You know, it’s hard to understand the word “mamá,” better put “madre” in there. Wait. What? “Netflix is essentially sending a message that the way we speak is not better than the way we write, and that’s a very old-fashioned idea,” said a linguistics professor. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Spain, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Roma, 01.11.19


2019: New Year Resolutions for Designers

Ho ho ho... There goes yet another year of hanging out with us here at COLOURlovers.com! We do believe that this year will be even more awesome and full of breakthroughs in art and design. However, another year is an opportunity to work on ourselves and take the future into our own hands. Today, we are looking at the New Year resolutions a Colourlover would make.   This year I will...   Learn something new out of my comfort zone   The world around us keeps on spinning and technology surpri...
Tags: Design, Earth, Netflix, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Nina Petrov


Five major trends shaping Product Design

Product Design has undergone quite some change in the years gone by. From being a highly physical design field to being adapted for the digital world, there has been an evolution that incorporated product design into our everyday life quite seamlessly. The world, and we as individuals are getting more enlightened, moving away from simple materialistic pleasure and actually questioning ourselves in what brings us joy. And as the world evolves, designing for this world needs to evolve. It is time...
Tags: Apple, Post, Design, Netflix, Airbnb, Warby Parker, Whirlpool, Tom, Sharon Stone, Yanko Design, Framebridge, Ryan Chen, Airbnb Amazon, Bressler Group, Alexa Nest, Everyday Wellness


This One Nifty Chart Shows The Danger Facing Netflix

The problem: “most viewership on Netflix gravitates toward audience favorites that first aired on other networks, which Netflix itself doesn’t own” — which means it could lose the right to stream them. — Vox
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 01.07.19



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