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'Flintstone' house sparks lawsuit from California town: 'It's an eyesore'

The quirky home features dinosaurs and a sign proclaiming ‘Yabba-dabba-doo’, but neighbors aren’t amusedCalifornia architecture has captured the world’s imagination with its classic midcentury bungalows and beach houses. But one architectural landmark in the state has gone a distinctively different route, and it’s not to the town’s liking.The “Flintstones” home in northern California appears to take its architectural cues from the town of Bedrock. The experimental house was built in the 1970s us...
Tags: Television, California, US news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Television & radio, Fred, Flintstone, Wilma


Giant bronze statue of crouching woman arrives in Plymouth

Creator says seven-metre high Messenger is important counterpoint to the many statues of men across UKEven before Messenger, a giant bronze sculpture depicting a female actor, had been craned into place outside the Theatre Royal Plymouth, it was attracting a mixture of praise, anger and ribaldry.Some agreed with those who had commissioned the seven-metre high, 9.5 tonne piece that it was an exciting and bold statement about the creative life of the Devon city. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Devon, Plymouth, Theatre Royal Plymouth


The bridges that never were – in pictures

Bridges are often defining urban features – but what if your city had chosen one of these designs instead? Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Australia news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design


'It was our catwalk': the children who gave their town a fashion makeover

How one Welsh town became the backdrop for a remarkable fashion shoot. Words by Paula Cocozza. Photographs by Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte JamesAfter their costume workshop at the Gellideg youth centre in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, some of the girls who had taken part braved the wind and the rain to parade the streets in their finery. It was soon after Halloween, November 2016. They were dressed in black, in extravagant hats, faces pale as the moon. Ice-cold curls, frozen by gel and ...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Education, Children, Wales, Life and style, Society, Art and design, Charlotte James, Bristol Continue, Paula Cocozza, Fashion and textiles, Clémentine Schneidermann, Charlotte JamesAfter, Schneidermann James, Martin Parr Foundation


Spawn Ideas Delivers New Campaign to Increase High School Graduation Levels for United Way

Advertising agency Spawn Ideas has launched the latest edition of its 90x2020 initiative for the United Way of Anchorage, a multi-year, integrated-marketing campaign that aims to raise funds that the organization will use to increase the local high school graduation rate to 90% by 2020.“Look Beyond the Labels” is the tagline for the 2019 campaign, which is targeting TV, print, radio and digital media to show people the various barriers that keep students from getting an education.“Bad Kid” “The ...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Art and design, Psa, Google Adwords, United Way, Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska, Gloria J, Spawn Ideas, Kaylee Devine


Paper cache holds clues to London life – and love – of Van Gogh

Renovations at the house near Brixton where the artist lodged in 1873 have thrown up documents, watercolours and a prayer book - as a new show opens at Tate BritainNewly discovered household documents and a battered book of prayers from the time Vincent van Gogh lived in south London are to shed new light on key months in the artist’s life.The crumpled papers and an 1867 pamphlet of prayers and hymns were found hidden under floorboards and between attic timbers at 87 Hackford Road, the terraced ...
Tags: Art, London, UK News, Art and design, Tate Britain, Van Gogh, Brixton, Vincent Van Gogh, Tate, Martin Bailey, Hackford Road


Hold the line: Hong Kong laundry – in pictures

In 2017, Hong Kong-based photographer Jimmi Ho was struck by one of his old pictures showing a man drying his clothes in a playground. The juxtaposition of the colourful laundry and stark buildings piqued his interest, and since then he has walked around the city in search of the inventive ways residents dry their laundry. “It’s hard to dry clothes in the wet season,” says Ho. “In Hong Kong, every square metre is exploited to the maximum.” Drying clothes in public spaces is illegal, but that doe...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, World news, Cities, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Ho, Jimmi Ho


1stAveMachnine Creates New Twist on a Rube Goldberg Machine for Lenovo

Production company has partnered with Lenovo to build a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. Unlike the usual practical mechanisms, this incorporates Lenovo digital screens along with the usual physical gadgets for a chain reaction that’s equally strange and hilarious. Created by Director Diego Berakha, hands-on collaborator and visual storyteller, the Rube Goldberg installation was developed for the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. In case you’re unfamiliar, 1stAveMachine is kno...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Congress, Advertising, Art and design, Lenovo, Rube Goldberg, Barcelona Spain, Luis, Eduardo, Guadalupe Rodriguez, 1stAvemachine, Sam PenfieldExecutive, Peter RepplierExecutive, Rube Goldberg Machine for Lenovo, Diego Berakha


100 years of Bauhaus: Berlin and beyond

As Germany celebrates the centenary of the influential art movement, we tour the cities where it started, flourished and, ultimately, proved too ‘degenerate’ for the NazisUnder a leaden winter sky, the low-rise residential blocks in Berlin’s Hansa Quarter couldn’t be called pretty. Built in the late 1950s to revive a district razed during the second world war, they’re boxy and unadorned. The trees are skeletal, the gardens bare. But when I look up, I see upkeep and pride. Smart furnishings are v...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Berlin, Architecture, Art and design, Cultural Trips, Bauhaus, Europe Holidays, Germany Holidays, Berlin Holidays, Oscar Niemeyer, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen


'Thai Banksy' tests boundaries with gallery show before election

Headache Stencil’s work portrays Thai democracy as a game for the ruling eliteHis works began appearing overnight on the streets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai five years ago: incendiary satirical depictions of the military officials who took power in Thailand in the 2014 coup.Although the authorities would work quickly to erase all trace of the graffiti, there was no stopping the artist, who calls himself Headache Stencil and is often referred to as the Banksy of Thailand. Pictures of his works port...
Tags: Art, World news, Culture, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Banksy, Street Art, Bangkok, Chiang Mai


Bafta games awards 2019: God of War leads nominations

Epic mythological fighting game picks up 10 nominations, chased by Red Dead Redemption 2, Return of the Obra Dinn and Florence with six nominations each. See the full list belowSony Santa Monica’s God of War has received 10 nominations for this year’s Bafta game awards, leading a diverse pack of nominees.Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 also picked up six nominations, as did Florence – a game about a relationship played from the perspective of a young woman – and Return of the Obra Dinn, a lo-fi...
Tags: Games, Design, Technology, Tetris, Culture, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Pokemon, BAFTA, Mobile Games, Assassin's Creed, Super Mario, Florence, Esports, Role playing games, Strategy games


Hypnospace Outlaw review: a surreal tribute to the 90s internet

PC; Tendershoot/No More Robots Journey back in time as an online detective policing a compelling parody of the nascent net, with dodgy graphics, tinny music and a host of weird websites to exploreThe very nature of the internet means that things are constantly vanishing from it, as websites, social networks and communities emerge, evolve and dissipate over the years. This constant change means that “the internet” of previous decades becomes something like a dream, existing only in the vague memo...
Tags: Games, Design, Technology, Law, Internet, Pc, Culture, Art and design, Intellectual Property, Puzzle games, Geocities


Italian police reveal '€3m painting' stolen from church was a copy

Masterpiece by 17th-century artist Brueghel the Younger was swapped to foil heist The heist appeared to have gone entirely according to plan. The thieves broke into the display case in an Italian church on Wednesday morning and made off with a €3m painting by the 17th-century Flemish artist Pieter Brueghel the Younger.But police revealed that night there had been one hitch – the snatched artwork was a copy. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Belgium, Art Theft, Brueghel, Pieter Brueghel


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was a young Muslim, would I feel angry enough to join Isis? I would at least think about it'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, Isis, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was an angry young Muslim, I would think about joining Isis'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Islam


Views with value: how cities preserve their defining vistas

Cities have long sought to preserve historic views of landmarks or mountainous horizons. Architect Tom Brigden maps out protected ‘viewing corridors’ in cities from London to VancouverValue in the View is published by Riba Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, London, World news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Riba, Tom Brigden, VancouverValue


‘I could be myself, not a patient’: the Norwegian hospital offering respite in a woodland cabin

Patients at Oslo University hospital can escape the gruelling reality of medical treatment at a custom-built woodland retreatIt’s a cold snowy winter’s day in Norway, but the Skogen Tangeraas family sitting around a bonfire in some woodland don’t seem to care. They’re too busy drinking hot chocolate and cooking sausages. Their dog is splashing around in the stream. The three daughters – aged 7, 10 and 12 – alternate between chopping wood, archery and popping into a nearby cabin to practise gyota...
Tags: Health, Europe, Children, Cancer, Society, World news, Mental Health, Hospitals, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Society Professionals, Norway, Albertine, Oslo University, Maren Østvold Lindheim


On the fury road: the Mad Max-inspired desert festival – in pictures

Joe Pettet-Smith photographs Wasteland Weekend, where 4,000 enthusiasts recreate the world of Mad MaxEvery year since 2011, thousands of fans of George Miller’s cult film Mad Max gather on the edge of the Mojave desert in southern California for the best part of a week immersed in the dusty dystopia depicted in the film. This is Wasteland Weekend, the world’s biggest post-apocalyptic festival. Fittingly, the permanent festival site sits in between the defunct Nevada nuclear test site – where fro...
Tags: Photography, California, Culture, Art and design, Festivals, Nevada, George Miller, Mojave, Hollywood Continue, Joe Pettet Smith


Martin Woodcock obituary

Artist admired for the illustrations that grace the pages of the monumental The Birds of Africa, first published in the early 1980sAmid the economic uncertainty of the mid 1970s not many people gave up a job in the City of London. But in 1974, Martin Woodcock did just that, swapping life as a stockbroker to become a freelance bird artist.He never looked back. Martin, who has died aged 84, spent the rest of his distinguished career travelling through Asia and Africa to observe, draw and paint som...
Tags: Art, Asia, Books, London, Animals, Poetry, Africa, Environment, Painting, Birds, Wildlife, Art and design, Norfolk, Martin, Martin Woodcock


10 Things to do in Cheltenham in just one day

Cheltenham is well known for horse racing during the Cheltenham Festival, but how many people know of Cheltenham as a spa town, a festival town or as Regency Cheltenham with some of the best preserved Georgian architecture in England? I visited the town in a day trip from Bristol and discovered an unexpected side of Cheltenham, with street art, great shopping and stylish boutique hotels that make the perfect base for a weekend in Cheltenham or as a gateway to exploring the Cotswolds. Here a...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Featured, Shopping, Activities, Culture, Things To Do, Cycling, Art and design, Museums, United Kingdom, Bristol, Sightseeing, Street Art, Cheltenham


Inside the bascule chamber: secrets of Tower Bridge – in pictures

Harry Cory Wright’s photographs of Tower Bridge, one of the most famous bridges in the world and a defining symbol of London, provide insight into the workings of the largest and most advanced bascule bridge of its time• Tower Bridge by Harry Cory Wright is published by Thames & Hudson Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Technology, London, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Engineering, Art and design, Tower Bridge, The Thames, Thames Hudson Continue, Harry Cory Wright


Hurry + Shop CVS’ EPIC Beauty Event! Earn Up to $100 ExtraBucks! It Ends 3/16!

The CVS Epic Beauty Event going on now through 3/16. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to  score some great products for less $$$ but also earn  ExtraBucks too!   The Epic Beauty Event features a month of deals on beauty, so now is the time to pick up everything you need during […]
Tags: Photos, Featured, Women, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Bargains, Art and design, Beauty, Innovation, Hair, Expert


Italian scholars unveil Leonardo da Vinci's 'only surviving sculpture'

Experts say crucial details prove that V&A’s Virgin with the Laughing Child is the master’s workThe curators of an exhibition in Florence have this week unveiled what they claim is the only surviving sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci.It’s always been part of Leonardo’s legend that he made sculptures, including a giant horse, but not a single extant three-dimensional work by him had been identified. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Italy, V&a, Florence, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


Visit the Armani Box on Melrose Place! Gorgeous Pop-up Closes on March 24!!

Recently I did a feature on the Armani Box Pop-up store on Melrose Place.  During the pre-Oscars week, when I was at  Bergman PR’s pre-Oscar suite and style lounge which happened to be on Melrose Place, I took a stroll down the street to see this gorgeous beauty in box  store! I took a few […]
Tags: Featured, Shopping, California, Women, Lifestyle, Seo, Art and design, Innovation, Tips, Men, Photo shoot, Expert, Nails, Fragrance, Focus, Skincare


Shunned, seized and now celebrated: the porn paintings of Betty Tompkins

Inspired by her husband’s porn stash, the artist’s explicit work horrified galleries and customs officials. Now the world can’t get enough. We visit her New York studioWarning: adult contentBetty Tompkins sits slumped in her chair, knees wide apart, cheerfully reading from the phone in her hand with an attitude of scoffing amusement: “‘The venerable’, ‘the brilliant’, ‘the incomparable’, ‘the great living legend’ … ” She breaks off to frown and mutter: “How old am I?” Then she continues: “‘The f...
Tags: Apple, Art, New York, Women, Painting, Life and style, World news, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Exhibitions, Pornography, Soho, Tompkins, Manhattan Continue, Betty Tompkins


'Buildings that defy categorisation' – Arata Isozaki wins 2019 Pritzker architecture prize

The 87-year-old, known for his visionary ideas including an inflatable concert hall, wins architecture’s Nobel prize equivalent He’s designed an inflatable concert hall, an underground sports arena and envisaged entire cities floating above the earth’s surface. Now, at 87 years of age, Arata Isozaki has been crowned the winner of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize, an honour regarded as the Nobel prize of architecture.Regarded as a visionary who helped foster an architectural dialogue between ...
Tags: Japan, Los Angeles, Barcelona, World news, Earth, Culture, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Palau, Arata Isozaki, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sant Jordi, Isozaki


Immersive Van Gogh show opens in Paris – in pictures

Digital art museum L’Atelier des Lumières brings Vincent van Gogh’s paintings to life, projecting them on the walls of a former foundry to the accompaniment of a poignant playlist Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, France, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Paris, Cultural Trips, Van Gogh, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Paris Holidays, Vincent Van Gogh, L'Atelier des Lumières


Video of a cute bubble car from 1942

My friend Steve passed along this video of the L'Œuf électrique ("electric egg") concept car from 1942, designed by Paul Arzens in France during the Nazi occupation. I'm sure everyone is in agreement that they should have stopped making any other kind of car after this little electric runabout was invented 77 years ago. From Car Design News: The whole ensemble was amazingly lightweight. The body was only 60 kilograms, weight increasing to 90 kilograms with the electric motor. With batteries a...
Tags: Video, News, France, Art and design, Paris, Steve, Paul Arzens, Arzens, Andrew Eland Cité


Can machines be more creative than humans?

A computer-generated artwork is going to auction at Sotheby’s – but will AI art have staying power?Mario Klingemann, a German artist who uses AI in his work, has radical views on creativity. “Humans are not original,” he says. “We only reinvent, make connections between things we have seen.” While humans can only build on what we have learned and what others have done before us, “machines can create from scratch”.It’s an interesting perspective. Setting aside whether or not human creativity is l...
Tags: Art, Science, Technology, Culture, Art and design, Robots, Computing, Consciousness, Sotheby, Lee Sedol, Artificial intelligence (AI, Klingemann


Emmanuel Macron plays down diplomatic spat with Italy

French president seeks to overcome ‘misunderstanding’ during appearance on Italian TV Emmanuel Macron has said that the recent diplomatic clashes between Italy and France were “not serious” and needed to be surmounted for the greater good of Europe.In an interview on Fabio Fazio’s talkshow on the Italian television channel Rai 1, the French president also warned against nationalism, arguing that “we need a strong Europe”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Art and design, Italy, Emmanuel Macron, Leonardo da Vinci, RAI, Fabio Fazio