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art in our new home

When we were in Salt Spring Island, we went to the Saturday Market, and I instantly fell in love with this man's work.  Salt Spring artist Lorne Tippett uses wine-barrel stays to create a hanging frame, and carves the designs from reclaimed wood. We splurged and bought one. It's not like we're spending money on anything else this year! It's now hanging on our covered deck. We hung it where you can also see it from inside the house. I love the shape of the wooden base; it echoes t...
Tags: Travel, Art, Personal, Indigenous Peoples, Pacific, Chris, Julie, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Cluxewe Waterfront Bistro, Lorne Tippett, Cluxewe


American Museum Of Natural History To Remove Teddy Roosevelt Statue

One suspects it might otherwise have been targeted for a less gentle removal. The museum says it’s the statue, not the man, that it objects to, but critics see TR “as an imperialist whose role leading troops fighting in the Caribbean ultimately resulted in American expansion into colonies there and in the Pacific including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, Cuba and the Philippines.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Philippines, Pacific, Caribbean, Visual, 06.21.20, Puerto Rico Hawaii Guam Cuba


What lies beneath: our love affair with living underwater

How the 1960s craze for oceanic exploration changed our relationship with the planetIn November 1966, the Gemini 12 spacecraft, carrying two astronauts, splashed down in the Pacific. The four-day mission was a triumph, proving that humans could work in outer space, and even step into the great unknown, albeit tethered to their spacecraft. It catapulted the US ahead of the USSR in the space race.From then, Nasa’s goal was to beat the Russians to the moon. That meant weeks rather than days in spac...
Tags: Design, Environment, US, Life and style, Nasa, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Oceans, Ussr, Sea Level, Pacific


Pacific Standard Magazine, Now Shuttered, Acquired By Grist

“Grist, a 20-year-old nonprofit online magazine that focuses on climate and environmental coverage, has taking full ownership of all the assets of what’s left of Pacific Standard, an award-winning magazine that closed in 2019.” – Axios
Tags: Art, Words, Pacific, 06.02.20, Pacific Standard Magazine Now


Matthew Morrison to Host an Acoustic Live Stream Today

Matthew Morrison is hosting an an acoustic live stream today at 1100am Pacific 200pm Eastern [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Pacific, Matthew Morrison, TV News Desk


‘Weimar On The Pacific’: When L.A. Was The Capital Of German Literature

Alex Ross revisits that odd period when the Nazi regime had driven the cream of pre-war German arts and letters — Werfel, Döblin, Viertel, Brecht, Adorno, three different Manns, along with composers, actors, and stage and film directors — into a disorienting exile under the palms. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Nazi, Words, Pacific, Alex Ross, 03.02.20, Werfel Döblin Viertel Brecht Adorno


Sumo wrestles sustainability into an all-natural, biodegradable diaper

Sustainable living is an ongoing pursuit that requires evaluating each purchase and every product we use. But some daily tasks just don’t have suitable solutions. The spotlight on disposable diapers is one example, and the only real option so far has been cloth diapers. Even though cloth diapers do keep the plastic variety from sitting in a landfill for hundreds of years, the plastic ribbing and diaper inserts typically keep cloth diapers from being recyclable. As part of her master’s thesis, Lu...
Tags: Design, Parenting, Switzerland, Biodegradable, James Dyson, Pacific, Green Products, Vanuatu, Lausanne, Eco Kids, Sumo, Konstantin Grcic, ECAL, Natural Materials, Luisa Kahlfeldt, Kahlfeldt


AO On-Site – Los Angeles: Frieze Los Angeles at Paramount Studios, February 16th, 2020

Lorna Simpson, all images via Art Observed As the early hours of the second Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair draw to a close this evening, and the sun sets over the Pacific, the fair seems to have once again hammered home its vital engagement with the city, and with its thriving art scene, launching another strong event spread across […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, Show, Pacific, Art News, Featured Post, Lorna Simpson, Frieze Los Angeles


Orson Bean, 91, Actor Of Stage And Screen, Is Killed In L.A. While Crossing The Street To The Theatre

Bean was on his way to meet his wife, who was ushering the show at the Pacific Resident Theatre in LA, when he was hit by two cars while crossing the street. The theatre canceled its performance. Bean, a veteran actor-comedian, had just written a new play and was beginning rehearsals at the Ruskin Theatre Group in Santa Monica. “‘He was so full of life at 91,’ [producer Sara] Newman said, adding that he often greeted colleagues with a new joke — ‘usually raunchy’ — and always had kind words fo...
Tags: Art, La, People, Pacific, Santa Monica He, Ruskin Theatre Group, Orson Bean, 02.08.20, Sara -RSB- Newman


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 6-13

  Stomp, a percussion and dance experience on Feb. 15 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Photo by Steve McNicholas)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and also ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Cirque FLIP Fabrique: The circus troupe performs their new show “Blizzard,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Tickets $22 and up. Smothers Theatre at Peppedine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pep...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Pacific Oceans elevated acidity is dissolving Dungeness crabs shells

A new study commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and published recently on Science of the Total Environment journal has found that the rising acidity level of the Pacific Ocean is eating away at the carapaces and exoskeletons of Dungeness crabs, damaging their sensory organs. Even more worrisome, the pace of the damage, according to the study’s authors, is accelerating faster than what had originally been projected, foreshadowing an unpleasant future for Dun...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Hawaii, Noaa, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Crab, Ocean Conservation, Crabs, Ocean Acidification, Dungeness, Crab Shells, Dungeness crab, Nina Bednarsek


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 30-Feb. 6

  Bird watchers on an easy walk with volunteer guide Kerry Perkins look for local and migrating birds in January at Santa Monica Mountains Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and also ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “Light Ye...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 23-30

  “The Birdwatcher” is part of Paolo Ventura’s “An Invented World” art exhibit until March 14 at Galerie XII in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Galerie XII)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events, and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed, in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Circus Vargas – Mr. V’s Big Top Dream: Show runs 7 p.m. Jan. 23; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; 12:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26; 7 p.m. Jan. 27; 7 p.m. Jan. 30; 7:30 ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

As the world’s most populous country, with close to 1.5 billion denizens, China also produces the largest quantity of plastic. In fact, the University of Oxford-based publication Our World In Data (OWID) has documented China’s plastic production rate at 60 million tons per year. To mitigate the resulting plastic pollution, the Chinese government is set to enact a plastic ban, phasing out the production and use of several single-use plastic items by 2025, thanks to a detailed policy directive and...
Tags: Europe, Design, News, China, Environment, Ireland, Middle East, University of Oxford, North America, Pacific, Latin America, Caribbean, South Asia, Plastic Waste, North Africa, Waste Disposal


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 16-23

  Cirque du Soleil’s Volta show at Dodger Stadium is inspired by street sports. (Photo by Matt Beard)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Winter 2020 dineL.A. Restaurant Week: Participating Los Angeles area restaurants offer prix fixe lunch/dinner, Jan. 17-31. Cost: lunch ($15-$35) and dinner ($29-$99 plus). Tax ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 9-17

  Hiking and rock climbing are popular at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Southern California Culinary Historians: Charles Perry discusses “Yelping the 1880s: L.A. Restaurants from Adobe Eateries to 24-Hour Gastro-Palaces,”...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Andrew McCarthy's astronomical photography

Andrew McCarthy, posting on Instagram as Cosmic Background, takes amazing astronomical photographs. Pictured above a breathtakingly detailed shot of the moon constructed from 100,000 individual photographs. You can buy prints of this and other works of his at his online store. My first lunar image of 2020 is also one of my most detailed. This is a blend of around 100k photos, which allowed me to sharpen the image and overcome some of the fuzzing caused by our turbulent atmosphere. The colors you...
Tags: Art, Post, Photography, Astronomy, News, Instagram, Pacific, Andrew Mccarthy


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 3-10

    Olga Kaczmar’s “I Apologize” is part of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association’s “Time to Reflect” exhibit from Jan. 10-Feb. 16. (Photo by Olga Kaczmar)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Oshogatsu Family Festival: A new year celebration, with a preview of the upcoming Year of the Rat, includes craft activit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 27-Jan. 3

  Fireworks at the EVE event for New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios Hollywood. (File photo by Michael Owen Baker for Universal Studios Hollywood)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Rose Parade Floats Decorating Viewing Days: Watch floats being decorated with bark, flowers, fruit, grasses, seeds and vegetables: ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Hanukkah, Museum, Music, New Year's Eve, Rose Parade, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


This private island resort in Panama promises sustainable luxury

Just off the western Pacific shore of Panama lies Isla Palenque, a private island sanctuary with nearly 400 acres of lush jungle and a luxury resort that prides itself on low-impact living. Unlike the traditional beach resort, Isla Palenque promises paradise for wildlife and nature lovers who are invited to explore a relatively undeveloped island — over half of the island has been set aside as a nature reserve. From jungle hikes to kayaking to cooking classes and birdwatching, all activities at ...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Hiking, Biodiversity, Pacific, Central America, Panama, Beaches, Eco Resort, Sustainable Resort, Beach Resort, Locally Sourced Materials, Luxury Resort, Nature Reserve, Sustainable Vacation, Isla Palenque


"The person, I can totally abhor and loathe, but the work is the work... Once an artist creates something, it doesn’t belong to the artist anymore: It belongs to the world."

Said Vicente Todolí, who was the director of the Tate Modern when it put on a big Gauguin exhibition in 2010, quoted in "Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?/Museums are reassessing the legacy of an artist who had sex with teenage girls and called the Polynesian people he painted 'savages'" (NYT).“I love his paintings, but I find him a little bit strange,” [said Kehinde Wiley, a male African-American painter]. “The ways we see black and brown bodies from the Pacific are shot through his sense of des...
Tags: Art, Law, Pedophilia, New Zealand, Naked, Wiley, Tate Modern, Pacific, Gauguin, Kehinde Wiley, Egon Schiele, Remer, Ann Althouse, Vicente Todolí, Clausen Pedersen, Todolí


Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a $95,000 Hippopotamine Sofa

The holidays are right around the corner, so here are some gems from Hammacher Schlemmer's current offerings. The Handcrafted Hippopotamine Sofa is listed at $95,000 and "requires over 400 hours to make due to the intricate design and the artist’s painstaking attention to detail." The Mini Monster Truck is listed at $125,000, promises a top speed of 25 MPH, and includes a "nitrous oxide system for immediate acceleration that enables easy jumps over obstacles." The Exotic Virtual Adventure Run ...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Sweden, California, Furniture, Pacific, Frank Lloyd Wright, Joshua Tree National Park, Hammacher Schlemmer, Marble Machine Orchestra


Wakey wakey! The artists healing our sleep-deprived world

From experiments in light deprivation to ‘unfitness monitors’, works by Douglas Coupland and others in this urgent exhibition resist the 24/7 demands of late capitalismThirty-thousand feet over the Pacific, the author and artist Douglas Coupland asked a flight attendant why the airline’s wi-fi was so impressively fast. She replied that it needed to be: being online made time pass more quickly for passengers, and is preferable to sleeping.Why? Coupland suggests we’ve undergone a neural reconfigur...
Tags: Art, Design, Technology, Kim Kardashian, Media, Sleep, Painting, Social Media, Culture, Art and design, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Sculpture, Installation, Exhibitions, Posters


Proposed Florida bill could require prescription for sunscreens in effort to save coral reefs

In a bid to protect the Sunshine State’s reefs from coral bleaching, a new legislative bill has been proposed that requires a physician’s prescription for sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, on grounds that these chemicals are harmful to marine coastal environments. The two ingredients are found in roughly 80 percent of all commercially available sunscreens. Discouraging their widespread use can help protect Florida’s fragile coral ecosystems. Following in the footsteps of Hawaii an...
Tags: Florida, Design, News, Environment, Policy, United States, Conservation, Hawaii, Noaa, Coral, Marine Conservation, Pacific, Ecosystem, Coral Reefs, Eco-friendly, Coral Reef


Federal agencies propose designated marine habitat to help protect Pacific humpback whales

Earlier this week, three federal government agencies — the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Commerce Department — jointly proposed the creation of a critical marine habitat for Pacific humpback whales. Measuring more than 300,000 square nautical miles, the proposed area only covers waters within the United States’ jurisdiction. The proposed region for the protected marine habitat hugs the coasts of California, Oregon, Wa...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Esa, United States, Conservation, Alaska, Endangered Species, Whales, Pacific, Endangered Animals, Endangered, Commerce Department, California Oregon Washington, National Marine Fisheries Service NMFS


Conservation group to purchase worlds largest privately owned giant sequoia forest

Alder Creek, a 530-acre forest billed as the largest privately owned giant sequoia property in the world, will be acquired by century-old conservation group, Save the Redwoods League. The group will ultimately transfer the land to the United States Forest Service to safeguard the trees as a national treasure. Alder Creek’s sequoia trees number 483, many with diameters of 6 feet or greater. Mightiest of Alder Creek’s sequoias is Stagg Tree, believed to be the fifth-largest tree in the world. It t...
Tags: Design, California, Pacific, Sierra Nevada, Patagonian, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, United States Forest Service, Mariposa Grove, Save the Redwoods League, Rouch, Alder Creek, Sequoia National Forest and Yosemite National Park, Samuel Hodder, SEO of Save the Redwoods League, Claude Albert Rouch, Redwoods League Via Times Standard Photography


Swell: A Surfing Resort in Guatemala Marries Vernacular Charm with Contemporary Comforts

Located in El Paredón, a peaceful fishing village on Guatemala’s Pacific coast whose untouched volcanic beaches have made it into an up-and-coming surf destination, Swell is a new boutique hotel that caters to both thrill-seeking surfers looking to catch a wave and those looking to catch a break from their daily routines in a paradise-like setting with a laidback vibe and “barefoot boho-chic”...
Tags: Art, Guatemala, Pacific, El Paredon


Pacific heat wave threatens coral reefs in Hawaii and other regions

Researchers predict a major marine heat wave in the Pacific Ocean could prove disastrous to the fragile coral reefs along Hawaii’s Papa Bay and similar coastlines. Warmer water conditions often trigger coral bleaching, a condition that leaves coral reefs susceptible to mortality. Coral reefs play a very significant environmental and ecological role. As a habitat, for instance, they support many species in the marine environment. Coral reefs likewise serve as a protective barrier, buffering shore...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, Hawaii, Ocean, Noaa, Coral, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Coral Reefs, Gove, Coral Reef, Big Island, Coral Bleaching


Study estimates sea level rise two times worse than worst-case scenario

Sea level rise is a serious threat, but a new report argues that it may be far worse than even the current worst-case estimates. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, estimates that there is a 5 percent chance the sea level will rise between 2 feet and 7.8 feet within the next century. This is more than twice what was recently predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Although 5 percent might seem like a small probability, the r...
Tags: Usa, New York, Design, Cnn, Antarctica, Miami, University of Bristol, Greenland, Pacific, Caribbean, National Academy of Sciences, Intergovernmental Panel, Bamber, Jonathan Bamber, USA Today According


'Overtourism': Surges in unsustainable tourism are destroying islands in the Pacific

The tourism industry is booming throughout the world but nowhere more noticeably than on the small tropical islands of Southeast Asia. Millions of tourists flock to these remote islands every day to enjoy the beaches and snorkel among the coral reef, but the traffic and waste they produce has forced some ecosystems to reach their breaking point. “Overtourism” is the new term for the overpopulation of tourists who wreak havoc on fragile ecosystems. Many Asian governments have had to close entire...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Design, Bali, China, Southeast Asia, Environment, Features, Thailand, Philippines, Hawaii, Waste, Vietnam, Pacific, Caribbean, Cayman Islands



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