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She Wasn’t Just A Pioneering Silent Film Director, She Was An Auteur — And Her Material Would Be Considered Sensitive Even Today

Caryn James: “A nude scene! Abortion; birth control; prostitution! In the silent-movie era, Lois Weber’s films were shockingly ahead of their time – and also immensely popular. She wrote, directed, produced and sometimes starred in her films, and in 1916 was the highest paid studio director in the US, man or woman. She pioneered techniques including split screen and double exposure, for a time ran her own studio, and along with Alice Guy-Blach​é was one of the two women who contributed the most...
Tags: Art, Media, US, Lois Weber, 03.18.19, Caryn James, Alice Guy Blach

US Supreme Court Says UK National Gallery Can Keep Contested Matisse

“Three grandchildren of Greta Moll, the muse depicted in the portrait, had argued that the painting was taken in violation of international law and demanded that the National Gallery pay $30 million in compensation for the painting or return it. But last September, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed a lower-court decision that the National Gallery and Britain were immune from the jurisdiction of US courts,” and the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal. – The Art Ne...
Tags: Art, New York, Supreme Court, US, Britain, National Gallery, Visual, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 03.19.19, Greta Moll

U.S. Museums Failing to Considerably Diversify Artist Holdings and Exhibitions

An ambitious study has found that US museums are failing to diversify the artists they exhibit, The Guardian reports.  “There have been some reactions that have said, ‘Oh, well, of course museum collections aren’t diverse. Of course they’re all dead white men.’ But you can’t say ‘of course’,” said Kevin M Murphy, Williams College’s senior curator of […]
Tags: Art, News, US, Art News, Minipost, Kevin, Murphy Williams College

Leadership At Top US Nonprofit Theatres Is Finally Becoming More Diverse

“Across the country, scores of artistic directors, most of them white men who have served as community tastemakers for years, are leaving their jobs via retirements, ousters, and an industrywide round of musical chairs. As their successors are appointed, a shift is underway: according to a national survey conducted by two Bay Area directors, women have been named to 41 percent of the 85 jobs filled since 2015, and people of color have been named to 26 percent.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, US, Bay Area, SJ, 03.19.19

Edith Iglauer, A Keen, Intrepid Interpreter Of Canada For The US, Has Died At 101

Iglauer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, went to Canada for an assignment about the salmon fisheries of British Columbia, and she fell in love. She was also a war correspondent and, between the war and Canada, one of the first to write about the health effects of air pollution. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, US, People, Canada, British Columbia, The New Yorker, 03.15.19, Edith Iglauer, Iglauer

The Twist Pen is all about creating an unforgettably satisfying user-experience

“What we experience, and what we remember about what we’ve experienced are two totally different things.” – Jeremy Finch.That’s what the Twist Pen is all about. Creating a UX that’s so good it instantly gets etched in one’s memory. Whether it’s the pen’s satisfying twist-and-click actuation, or the textures around the grip and the twisting knobs, or even the pen’s weighted, cool metallic feel. The Twist is a modern classic. It isn’t edgy, it doesn’t over-innovate, and it isn’t disposable. It’s...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, US, Popular, Pen, New England, Dlc, Product Design, Random, Edc, Parker, Jeremy Finch, Adam Ryan, Machine Era, Twist Pen

Limited Edition Duffle Bag

Handmade in the US, KILLSPENCER’s limited edition duffle bag has been crafted from Italian oil-suede in a rich, olive green hue. With Swiss Riri zippers, bullhide leather accents and a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, the bag is practical, yet luxurious and understated. Ultimately though, it’s sturdy—thanks in part to fire-retardant and waterproof nylon lining.
Tags: Design, US, Green, Bags, Luggage, Killspencer, Italian, Suede, Made in America, Duffle Bags

Jewish Theater Is A Real Thing In The US — Why Not In Britain? (There’s No Shortage Of Jews In Theatre There)

“Jewish theatre artists have been central but often unidentified.” (Harold Pinter, Janet Suzman, Antony Sher, David Lan, Tracy Ann Oberman, Nicholas Hytner, …) “Is this an immigrant people’s anxiety around unwelcome attention? ‘We’re a self-effacing community,’ says playwright Samantha Ellis, ‘we’re afraid to put our heads above the parapet.'” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, US, Britain, Samantha Ellis, 03.13.19

How to Optimize Your Content for Voice Search

This article was contributed by Ellan Dineen. Research shows that the voice commerce sector was worth $1.8 billion in the US and $200 million in the UK during 2017. There’s no doubt that developments in technology and the rise of voice assisted devices around the world is changing the way content is managed and how users utilize the Internet. Voice search technology has a lot of advantages and understanding this technology can really give you an edge. This is especially true when it comes to mak...
Tags: Google, UK, Design, US, Siri, Seo, Blogging, Voice Search, Alexa, Google Voice Search, Blogging & Content Marketing, Ellan Dineen Research, Ellan

‘I’m Not A Gay Writer, I’m A Monster. Gay Writers Are Too Conservative.’ Are American Readers Finally Ready For James Purdy?

“Despite praise in his lifetime from Langston Hughes, Susan Sontag, Edward Albee, Gore Vidal, as well as – in later years – John Waters and Jonathan Franzen, Purdy … cast out by the US literary establishment,” which wasn’t ready for either his experimental style or his outré subject matter. (Nelson Algren called one of Purdy’s books “a fifth-rate avant-garde soap opera [about] prayer and faggotry.”) And Purdy’s delight in burning bridges didn’t help. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, US, Words, John Waters, Purdy, Nelson Algren, James Purdy, 03.11.19, Jonathan Franzen Purdy

Why The Cis Director Of The Trans-Themed Film ‘Girl’ Says He Has The Right To Tell This Story

Last year, Lukas Dhont’s debut feature won four prizes at Cannes and a Golden Globe nomination for best foreign film; Netflix bought the US rights. Then came the backlash — not only were a cis director and actor appropriating the story, but the film focused too much on the character’s body — and the US release was postponed. And then the woman on whose story the film is based spoke up — for Dhont. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, US, Netflix, Cannes, Golden Globe, SJ, Lukas Dhont, 03.12.19

The US Arts Economy Is Now Bigger Than Agriculture, Transportation

The arts generated 4.2% of the overall U.S. GDP, with roughly 4.9 million Americans working in the sector in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Collectively, those employed in the sector earned over $370 billion, according to the findings. – Artsy
Tags: Art, US, Issues, 03.08.19

Where Play is Work and Work is Play: Highlights from the 2019 International Toy Fair

At first, it's peculiar to see adults, usually in corporate attire, modeling and demonstrating children's toys, playing. But at this (mostly) kid-free event, business is play and play is business. A trade-only convention and the largest toy fair in the Western Hemisphere, New York City's Toy Fair is an exclusive gathering of over 30,000 attendees to view the 150,000 products marketed by 1,000 exhibitors. Filling all 447,000 net square ft of space in the city's massive Javits Center, the Toy Fair...
Tags: Design, New York City, US, Barbie, Toy, Design Festivals, Mattel, Ruth Handler, Photo Galleries, Western Hemisphere New York City, Mattel Melissa Doug Ty HABA, Pai Technology, Marshmallow Fun Company

Andrew Jackson becomes Rambo and other great moments in money art

Illustrator Boden Him makes fantastic money art, transforming US presidents into pop culture icons. See more here: Illegal Tender. (via r/interestingasfuck)
Tags: Art, Post, Money, News, Bills, US, Illustration, Andrew Jackson, Illegal Tender, Illustrator Boden

Drug Awareness: Rare And Haunting Photos Show Drug-Addled Men And Women Lying In The Opium Dens Of 19th Century America

Two women and a man smoking in an opium den in Chinatown, San Francisco, circa 1890. Reclining on bunk beds while sucking on opium pipes, these haunting photos provide a rare glimpse into life in America’s 19th century opium dens that prompted the country’s first crackdown on drugs. Established by the Chinese and arriving in the US via ships, the first opium dens sprung up in San... Source
Tags: Design, US, America, Chinatown San Francisco

In US, Demand For Foreign Literature In Translation Grows, But Number Of Translated Books Published Declines

As one publisher put it, “Translated literature has found recent mainstream success partly because books coverage, like Congress, is catching up to the changing culture of America.” Yet for two years running, the number of translations published here has fallen. – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Congress, US, America, Words, 03.01.19

Uncle Nearest Whiskey Honors a Forgotten History

Led by CEO Fawn Weaver, the young brand tells an important story in the development of US distillation Bucking the misconception that whiskey has historically been a Caucasian craft, Uncle Nearest appeared on shelves in 2017 with a new narrative: Jack Daniel wasn’t actually taught how to make whiskey by his white preacher, but rather a slave that worked on the preacher’s property, Nathan “Nearest” Green. …
Tags: Design, Interviews, Alcohol, Race, US, History, Tennessee, Whiskey, Food + Drink, Jack Daniels, Jack Daniel, Fawn Weaver, Distillation, Nearest Green, Uncle Nearest

The Refill Shoppe enforces zero-waste packaging, provides bulk refill solutions for myriad household and beauty products

With the nearly constant conversation about zero waste and minimization in general, single use packaging is a hot topic. For many consumables, customers don’t seem to have many options in avoiding packaging waste. Think about the liquid products in your home and you’ll know what we’re talking about here. Shampoo bottles, hand soap containers, dish soap, cleaners, bubble bath and massage oils are just a few commonly-used items that come to mind. One company has taken a stand against single-use p...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Oregon, Environment, US, Sustainable Business, Features, Gmo, United States, Conservation, Beauty, Shipping, Usps, Recycling, Packaging, Waste

Philadelphia’s Academy Of Music Is Shedding

Well, it’s really called “spalling” — chipping and splintering by the brick, concrete or other materials on the exterior of the handsome theater, the US’s oldest opera house, now owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the venue (these days) for touring musicals, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Opera Philadelphia. Peter Dobrin explains why it’s happening and what’s being done. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Music, US, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peter Dobrin, 02.28.19

When to Move Your Custom Project to Injection Molding

Time is a precious commodity in the working life of a product designer or engineer. When you get to a certain point in your product development cycle and need to find the right vendor to produce your custom parts, it can be a long and arduous process. This process involves contacting suppliers, emailing the CAD drawings, waiting for quotes, benchmarking against other suppliers and then managing the process until you receive your parts.All this time-consuming and energy-sapping hassle is eliminat...
Tags: Design, US, North Carolina, Paulsen, SolidWorks, Kyles, DFM, Xometry, Industrial Design Tips, Materials that Matter, Injection Molding, Xometry Partner Network, Gregory Paulsen Xometry, New Manufacturing Technologies, Bruce Kyles, Thermaco

When to Move Your Custom Project to Injection Molding  

Time is a precious commodity in the working life of a product designer or engineer. When you get to a certain point in your product development cycle and need to find the right vendor to produce your custom parts, it can be a long and arduous process. This process involves contacting suppliers, emailing the CAD drawings, waiting for quotes, benchmarking against other suppliers and then managing the process until you receive your parts.All this time-consuming and energy-sapping hassle is eliminat...
Tags: Design, US, North Carolina, Paulsen, SolidWorks, Kyles, DFM, Xometry, Industrial Design Tips, Materials that Matter, Injection Molding, Xometry Partner Network, Gregory Paulsen Xometry, New Manufacturing Technologies, Bruce Kyles, Thermaco

#ShotoniPhone: Apple selects its top 10 winners around the world

#ShotoniPhone: Apple selects its top 10 winners around the world AoiroStudioFeb 26, 2019 It's finally here, a couple weeks ago Apple has been running its contest for the best and the winners are here. The selected winners will be featured on billboards in selected cities, Apple retail stores and online. It's nice to see the winners are coming from a range of iPhone models, from iPhone XS Max to iPhone 7. We took the liberty of sharing them all on ABDZ inclu...
Tags: Apple, Design, Instagram, US, Andrew Griswold, Singapore Germany Belarus Israel, Dina Alfasi Follow @dinalf Elizabeth Scarrott, Bernard Antolin, Robert Glaser

Of Artists In Major U.S. Museums, 85% Are White And 78% Are Male: Study

“Researchers examined more than 40,000 artworks in the collections of 18 museums across the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Art Institute of Chicago, to analyze the gender and ethnic diversity of their holdings.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York, US, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Visual, Detroit Institute of Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, SJ, 02.19.19, Major U S Museums

February linkfest

Why are some companies, like publishers and fashion businesses, called “houses”? Includes a delightful explanation of how Random House got its name. (Grammar Girl) * I’m a pushover for specialized slang dictionaries, and this is a good one: a guide to carnival lingo. Warning: many irresistible rabbit holes on that site. (Good Magic) A razzle dazzle game (Stevens Magic Emporium) * Have startup names gotten less weird? (Techcrunch) * Speaking of weird: This is an article about ...
Tags: Startups, Books, Music, UK, Science, Design, US, Nasa, Bbc, Linguistics, Sony, Food And Drink, Greek, Mars, Random House, Branding

Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Michael Lim

Working to update the ways cities' roadways function Co-founder of LA-based Xtelligent, Michael Lim is working to connect tomorrow’s smart cars with existing city infrastructure—streetlights, pre-existing transportation options, and more. With some 99% of US roadway intersections still functioning with ’70s-era regulation, Lim is hoping to help cities develop strategies for current-day and future mobility using tech-forward, updated approaches. As one of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows …
Tags: Sponsored, Design, La, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Mobility, Lim, Mercedes Benz, City Planning, Michael Lim, Summit LA, Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows, Xtelligent, Xtelligent Michael Lim

The Gender Gap At The Top Of US Ballet Companies

“The Dance Data Project … has published a report on leadership pay among the 50 biggest ballet companies in the U.S, broken down by gender. Here are some of the most interesting findings.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, US, Dance, 02.20.19, Dance Data Project

Don't forget to fight for these "less glamorous" endangered species

Not all endangered animals have their own PR firms to save them. Many are living humble lives outside the limelight. A new poster campaign, commissioned by NetCredit, aims to draw attention to these underdogs in the conservation movement. According to Luke Doyle, who worked on the campaign, “The research team gathered data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to build a long list of species that are flagged as ‘endangered’ or ‘threatened’ in every state of the U.S. The team then shortlisted ...
Tags: Design, California, Virginia, US, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Louisiana, North America, North Carolina, Illinois

YD JOB ALERT: Industrial Design Internship opportunity at Logitech!

Audio, Office, Gaming, Consumer Electronics, and Enterprise. These are just a few areas where Logitech has made an incredibly indelible mark. With its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in the heart of the silicon valley, Palo Alto, California, Logitech remains one of the leading peripheral OEM manufacturers in the world, creating spectacular products with great user experiences. From Bluetooth speakers, to keyboards, gaming controllers, remotes, styluses, to even our favorite mouse, Log...
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, US, Logitech, Internship, Job Board, Product Design, Lausanne Switzerland, Newark California, Palo Alto California, SolidWorks, CMF, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert, Logitech G • Work

Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Tamara Warren

Translating experience as an industry insider and consumer into it to an app for all to use A journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Verge, Rolling Stone and more, Tamara Warren is also a former jurist and US director for the World Car of the Year awards. Having an in-depth understanding of the industry from an insider and consumer standpoint, Warren recognized …
Tags: Sponsored, Design, US, Tech, Warren, Mercedes Benz, Summit, Tamara Warren, Le Car, Summit LA, Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows, Summit Fellows, New York Times The Verge Rolling Stone

Highlights From Desert X 2019

At Desert X, a series of outdoor exhibitions in the Coachella Valley, this year’s artwork addresses timely and poignant issues—from the depleting Salton Sea, indigenous peoples’ rights and the political battle at the US-Mexico border. These striking pieces turn sparse land into places for reflection, debate and hope—across more than 50 miles. From Sterling Ruby’s SPECTER to Pia Camil’s Lover’s Rainbow, Artsy staff has picked some of the highlights. …
Tags: Design, US, Culture, Narrative, Art Shows, Linkaboutit, Sterling Ruby, Coachella Valley, Pia Camil, Salton Sea, Desert X, Outdoor Art

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