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Demand for sand: the largest mining industry no one talks about

The world’s largest and perhaps most destructive mining industry is rarely discussed. Approximately 85 percent of all material mined from the earth is a simple and widely available resource: sand. Because it is so cheap and readily available, it is mined by everyone from guy with a shovel, to multi-million dollar machine operations. The majority of sand is used to make concrete, but the displacement of sand leads to the catastrophic destruction of coastal, sea bed and river ecosystems and topog...
Tags: Asia, Design, Australia, California, NYC, China, Singapore, New York City, River, Britain, United Nations, Wwf, Dubai, Manhattan, Tasmania, Vietnam


The Next Great Indie Bookstore Chain? Shakespeare & Co. Makes A Move

In addition to the flagship store on Lexington Ave., the company opened its first store in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square last October. A second New York City store, which opened the following month, marked Shakespeare & Co.’s return to the Upper West Side after a 20-year hiatus. A fourth store, which originally was to have opened in Greenwich Village late last year, is expected to open soon. – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, New York City, Philadelphia, Words, Shakespeare, Upper West Side, Rittenhouse Square, Lexington Ave, Greenwich Village, Shakespeare Co, 05.19.19


The 6 Most Compelling Works at the 2019 Whitney Biennial, Explained by Its Curators

Every two years, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City presents a survey of contemporary work aiming to represent the current state of art-making in the U.S. Throughout its nearly century-long history, the Whitney Biennial has been a showcase for significant American artists on the rise. It has also remained a flashpoint…
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Uncategorized, Whitney Museum of American Art, Onetime


A New Archive Transcribes and Puts Online the Diaries & Notebooks of Women Artists, Art Historians, Critics and Dealers

While one is still comparatively young, one has many more thoughts & certainly sentiments than one is able to make use of. It seems as if these might be stored up so that in old age or when one became less prolific one could find matter to use. Every thought or suggestion could be of use. - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor, collector, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1906 There are very few moral defenses for rummaging inside another’s private diary or sketchbook, until that ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, France, Life, New York City, History, Museums, Whitney, Facebook Twitter, Theodore Roosevelt, Ethel, Frida Kahlo, Whitney Museum of American Art, Patti Smith Laurie Anderson, Ayun Halliday


A Test Drive, and the Design Story Behind Range Rover's Most Unusual Vehicle

SoHo is one of New York City's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods--and paradoxically, the best place in Manhattan to see every car design on Earth. On Lafayette, bland rideshare Toyotas share lanes with Teslas. On West Broadway's restaurant row, delivery trucks are wedged in with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, the odd Bugatti. The streets in between are the parking lot of the upper middle class, awash with everything else--primarily crossover SUVs of German and Japanese heritage, so numerous and si...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, China, New York City, Cars, Ford, Athens, Gm, Manhattan, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Lafayette, Land Rover, Audi, Joe


On Being Alone with Manga Art

When you live in a large city such as New York City, more often than not, you feel disconnected. A lot of people move fast to deal with their own lives while leaving many things behind. Not many... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Art, Books, New York City, Religion, Mental Health, Loneliness, Manga, Psychology Of Art, Fandom


New York Botanical Garden's new artist residencies connect people with plants

Despite its irrefutable success — founded in 1891 and now receiving one million visitors a year — the New York Botanical Garden’s staff tirelessly finds innovative ways to stimulate visitors’ connection to nature. This year, it launched a new artist residency program, inviting internationally acclaimed visual artist Michele Oka Doner and sought-after composer Angélica Negrón to be the first participants. “People come to nature in different ways,” Barbara Corcoran, NYBG’s vice president for cont...
Tags: Art, Garden, New York, Design, Interviews, New York City, Public Art, Nature / Environment, New York Botanical Garden, Gardening And Plants, Botanical Gardens, Artist Residencies, Human/plant Connection


Sonnyboy’s Australian Sunday Roast

Young wines and contemporary takes on traditional dishes for this delightful ongoing event The British Sunday roast tradition was brought by colonists to Australia in the late 18th century. Commonly, it was practiced by putting a roast in to cook before leaving for church, then there would be a hearty meal ready upon arrival home. The somewhat outdated but beloved culinary tradition remains an opportunity …
Tags: Food, Design, Restaurants, Alcohol, New York City, Food + Drink, Yarra Valley, Wines, Australian Restaurants, Pairing Menu, September Wines, Sonnyboy


Why Knights Fought Snails in Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts

The snail may leave a trail of slime behind him, but a little slime will do a man no harm... whilst if you dance with dragons, you must expect to burn. - George R. R. Martin, The Mystery Knight As any Game of Thrones fan knows, being a knight has its downsides. It isn’t all power, glory, advantageous marriages and gifts ranging from castles to bags of gold. Sometimes you have to fight a truly formidable opponent. We’re not talking about bunnies here, though there’s plenty of documentati...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, New York City, History, Italy, Reddit, Randall, Macclesfield, Random, Lombardy, Facebook Twitter, Rex Harrison, George R R Martin, Dolittle


whitney biennial: The Whitney Biennial Called. How Will They Answer?

For these eight first-time artists participating in the biennial, it’s a surefire résumé builder. But it also exposes them to heightened scrutiny.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Warren Beatty, Jackson, Calvin, Michael, Gray, Marcus, Lee, Panetta, Jane, Nicholas, Whitney Museum of American Art, HOCKLEY, Bennani


Looking Good Is Not the Point: What Artists Bare in Self-Portraits

More than 30 painters examine themselves with unsparing honesty in a show of self-portraits bookended by Egon Schiele and Max Beckmann.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Max, FELIX, Egon Schiele, Egon, Kokoschka, Oskar, Kollwitz, Schiele, Neue Galerie, Beckmann, Nussbaum, Manhattan (NYC, The Self-Portrait


The Rockefeller Center Goes Back To The Land

Really. “The botanist David Hosack transformed this landscape into the country’s first public botanical garden in 1801. His creation, the 20-acre Elgin Botanic Garden, would come to contain about 3,000 species of plants. … It was a space where New York City residents were exposed to exotic flora and fauna like kumquats and figs.” And now? Well, it’s a garden again. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, 05.05.19, David Hosack, Elgin Botanic Garden


Venerable Female Artists, Musicians & Authors Give Advice to the Young: Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson & More

To the Louisiana Channel and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on behalf of mature women everywhere: Thank you. You have excellent taste. We’ve weathered invisibility and Mom jeans jokes, as representatives from our demographic are judged more harshly in categories that never seem to apply to their male counterparts in politics and the performing arts. You’ll find plenty of celebrated male artists contributing advice to emerging artists in the Louisiana Project’s video series, but the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Life, New York City, Literature, Louisiana, Toni Morrison, Young, Laurie Anderson, Facebook Twitter, Yayoi Kusama, Lydia Davis, Louisiana Channel, Patti Smith Laurie Anderson


AO On-Site: Object and Thing Fair at 99 Scott, May 3rd – 5th, 2019

Richard Hughes, via Art Observed With the bustling, distributed selection of fairs and exhibition programs spread around New York City over the course of the week, it’s hard to imagine another iteration of the art fair model making a mark on Frieze Week in New York. Yet that’s just what the Object & Thing Fair […]
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, Show, Richard Hughes, Art News, Featured Post, Frieze Week


NYCs new eco-park and urban beach is designed to help clean the waterfront

New York City has just welcomed yet another gem to its growing number of waterfront parks — Pier 35, the long-awaited East River Waterfront project designed by Manhattan-based firm SHoP Architects in partnership with Ken Smith Workshop. Built to anchor the north side of the East River esplanade, Pier 35 consists of a new eco-park that not only offers a passive recreational space for the local community but also an innovative habitat restoration section, called Mussel Beach, that will encourage ...
Tags: Design, NYC, New York City, Park, Brooklyn, Community, Manhattan, Green space, Parks / Wildlife, Public Space, Shop Architects, Mussels, Montgomery Street, Lower East Side, East River, Ken Smith


Jean Cooney Named Head of Times Square Arts

Jean Cooney, the current deputy director of Creative Time in New York, has been appointed director of the Times Square Arts.  “I am thrilled to take on the unique opportunity of presenting public art in one of New York City’s most iconic, history-rich, kinetic, and complicated spaces with Times Square Arts,” Cooney said in a statement.  […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, New York City, Art News, Minipost, Cooney, Times Square Arts, Jean Cooney Named Head of Times Square Arts, Jean Cooney


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Seven

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Seven Once again, Rob and Jon roll out an absolute smorgasbord of topics for discussion on this 107th installment of Radio City…  You’re being given fair warning that there’s a lot here, so get comfortable – as (amongst multiple topics), the boys discuss the criminally-obscene costs of bridges and public transportation in New York City after the latest fare and toll increases; the discovery and release of a previously-unheard Ma...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Television, Film, New York City, Theatre, Sports, Current Events, Rob, Satire, Marvin Gaye, Popular culture


Green roofs to take over NYC skyline by law

Moments before Earth Day, New York City passed a major Climate Mobilization Act with new regulations for reducing emissions and becoming a more resilient city — including requiring all new buildings to have green roofs. New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act has been likened to the Green New Deal for its progressive and holistic approach to reducing emissions and sparking a sustainable economy. Green buildings are a critical component to the act, because buildings are the city’s biggest contr...
Tags: Design, New York City, Council, Costa Constantinides, Barclays Center Javits Center, Brooklyn Steel Critics


At the Metropolitan Opera, Drama on an Outdoor Stage

The Gallery Met Banners program has given contemporary artists a way to “become part of the texture of the city.”
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Ford, Party, Opera, Walton, Nicolas, Francesco, Metropolitan Opera, Vezzoli, Dodie, Kazanjian, Metropolitan Opera Drama, Gallery Met Banners


Energy-efficient vacation home holds court over 15 acres of restored tidal wetlands

Manhattan-based firm Ryall Sheridan Architects has unveiled a modern home that sits elevated over 15 acres of restored tidal wetlands on Long Island’s Peconic Bay. Located about 100 miles outside of New York City, the beautiful Orient House V is a three-bedroom vacation home that was built to harmonize with its incredible setting. Lifted 10 feet off the marshy landscape, the light-filled refuge was strategically designed to be energy-efficient and resilient against the local climate. After th...
Tags: Design, New York City, Indiana, Architecture, Gallery, Manhattan, Solar Power, Long Island, Wetlands, Sustainable Design, Energy Efficient, Green Home Design, Concrete Homes, Solar Powered Homes, Solar Arrays, Ryall Sheridan Architects


Executive Director – Pioneer Works

The Executive Director will guide the realization of Pioneer Works’ long-term vision to build a cultural campus with satellite operations by overseeing the organization’s development, finances, communications, human resources, community engagement, facilities, and operations. Organization Overview History and VisionPioneer Works is a dynamic nonprofit cultural center that opened its doors to the public in 2012. Imagined by its Founder & President, artist Dustin Yellin, as a place in whi...
Tags: Art, Board of Directors, Jobs, New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Board, Bruce, Executive Committee, Red Hook Brooklyn, New York Harbor, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Dustin Yellin, Pioneer Works, Organization Overview History, VisionPioneer Works


Many Rank-And-File Dancers Can’t Afford To Eat Properly — So This Organization Feeds Them

“Dancers will forego eating to take classes,” says Yvonne Chow. So, once a month, DanceMart, operated by H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory in New York City, will cook and serve a dinner, teach a class in cooking healthy and inexpensive meals, and send them home with a recipe and the groceries to make it. (There’s a party, too.) Any and every kind of dancer is invited. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, New York City, Dance, 04.24.19, Yvonne Chow


New York City passes landmark bill to cut carbon emissions of big buildings by 80%

New York City just passed a landmark bill to cut carbon emissions. City council members overwhelming voted in favor of a historic law, called the The Climate Mobilization Act, which will reduce emissions of buildings larger than 25,000 square feet by 80 percent over the next 30 years. The most significant portion of the bill will require these buildings to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent over the next decade. By 2050, these buildings will have to cut emissions by 80 percent total, greatly...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, Ipcc, United States, City Council, Trump Tower, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Costa Constantinides, Constantinides


Earth Day: Apps + Organizations That Help Us Do Better

Six opportunities to make it easier to reduce, reuse or recycle There are plenty of companies doing their part to reduce their footprint, cut back waste and do better by the planet, but switching to environmentally friendly products is just one piece of the big, messy puzzle. We all need to continue making lifestyle changes that are more sustainable, eco-friendly and thoughtful. Some of those …
Tags: Apps, Design, Resources, New York City, Sustainability, Culture, Organizations, Eco Friendly, Sustainable, Earth Day, Plastics, Environmentally Friendly


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


Street Art for Book Lovers: Dutch Artists Paint Massive Bookcase Mural on the Side of a Building

Bookcases are a great ice breaker for those who love to read. What relief those shelves offer ill-at ease partygoers... even when you don't know a soul in the room, there’s always a chance you’ll bond with a fellow guest over one of your hosts’ titles. Occupy yourself with a good browse whilst waiting for someone to take the bait. Now, with the aid of Dutch street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed, some residents of Utrecht have turned their bookcases into street art, sparking conversation in...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Books, College, New York City, Architecture, Amsterdam, David Bowie, Tokyo, Utrecht, Keith Richards, Facebook Twitter, Mimosastraat


New York is curbing food waste and helping people in need with a new initiative

New York is making important strides toward reducing food waste and greenhouse gas emissions. The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, recently agreed to a new food waste initiative with the state legislature that will recycle scraps and send wholesome food to people in need. The new law is called the Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Act. Once the bill goes into practice, all surplus food items will be donated to local food shelters while any scraps will be sent to recycling centers, preve...
Tags: New York, Design, News, New York City, Environment, Policy, United States, Food Waste, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, NRDC, New York Andrew Cuomo, Food Waste New York, Food Waste Donation


MAD Architects unveils an organic skyscraper piercing Manhattans skyline

Beijing-based architectural studio MAD Architects has unveiled an alternative vision for the skyline of New York City with the introduction of East 34th, a nature-inspired high-rise proposed near the Empire State Building. The conceptual renderings for the glass-clad building were recently released alongside the launch of the “MAD X” exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Designed as a visual counterpoint to the Empire State Building and the skyline’s hard lines, MAD’s sinuous skyscraper i...
Tags: New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Beijing, Paris, Manhattan, Skyscraper, Living Architecture, Empire State Building, Mad Architects, Centre Pompidou, High-rise, Mixed-use, Green Wall


A Refined Point of View: Joe + Maddie Greer’s NYC

Inspiration, motivation and an undying dedication to honing one's craft in our beloved city Land Rover‘s city-focused compact luxury SUV, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque has been refined and updated, but remains an undeniable classic—a little like New York City. We spent a few days with recent transplants Joe and Maddie Greer to explore NYC through a fresh lens, and found that they have an …
Tags: Sponsored, Photography, Design, NYC, New York City, Joe, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover, Compact SUVs, 2020 Range Rover Evoque, Refined Point of View, Joe Greer, Maddie Greer, Joe Maddie Greer


Interview: Dan Barasch on Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

An extensive survey of buildings lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed Dan Barasch, co-founder of New York City‘s Lowline (a football field-sized abandoned plot of underground land in the Lower East Side) argues in his newest book, Ruin and Redemption in Architecture, that there are four status updates for old buildings: lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed. Barasch documents buildings all over the world in these various …
Tags: Books, Photography, Design, Interviews, New York City, Architecture, Dan Barasch, Lower East Side, Lowline, Barasch, Phaidon



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