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Museum Attendance Under the Beyoncé Effect

With Art Newspaper’s annual international survey, Art’s Most Popular, to be published this week, details are already emerging about a milestone year in attendance. The Louvre saw more than a quarter more visitor than in previous years—a boost attributed to the Beyoncé and Jay-Z music video “Apeshit.” Elsewhere, the Tate Modern surpassed the British Museum for the first time in nine years. Portraits of President and …
Tags: Culture, Art, Art Culture, Beyonce, Galleries, LinkAboutIt, Museums, Smithsonian, Tate Modern


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Underwater dining, robot dogs, '80s film posters reimagined by Ghanian artists and so much more Glorious Photo Series Protests Russian Anti-LGBT Laws Defiant, powerful and gloriously triumphant, Roman Gunt and Nick Gavrilov’s new photo series captures young couples kissing in front of various state institutions, landmarks and more—in support of Chechnya’s queer youth and in protest of Russia’s anti-LBGTQ+ laws. Debuting exclusively at Dazed, the …
Tags: Link About It, Apps, Architecture, Design, Dining, Dogs, Europe, Film Posters, Films, Ghana, Instagram, LinkAboutIt, Movie Posters, Music, NASA, NYPL


Glorious Photo Series Protests Russian Anti-LGBT Laws

Defiant, powerful and gloriously triumphant, Roman Gunt and Nick Gavrilov’s new photo series captures young couples kissing in front of various state institutions, landmarks and more—in support of Chechnya’s queer youth and in protest of Russia’s anti-LBGTQ+ laws. Debuting exclusively at Dazed, the images are “subversive postcards of radical love.” Created as a response to the prosecution and torture of LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya, the …
Tags: Culture, Chechnya, Laws, LGBTQ, LGBTQ Community, LinkAboutIt, Photo Series, Photography, Queer Community, Russia


Soulection’s 400th Episode

Soulection (Soundcloud sensation turned Beats 1 radio show) is hosting a ticketed recording of their 400th episode in Los Angeles on Saturday, 23 March. Joe Kay, the show’s co-founder and head A&R, recorded the first episode in January of 2011 and has since amassed over five weeks’ worth of recorded audio—that’s not even including his live shows and DJ sets, which he does almost nightly—and …
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, Live, Radio, Culture, Hip-hop, Beats 1, Linkaboutit, Concerts, Live Performances, Soulection, Joe Kay, Radio Shows


Instagram’s In-App Checkout Feature

Some 23 brands—including Nike, Adidas and Warby Parker—are testing a closed beta version of Instagram with an in-app point of sale. A big, blue “Checkout on Instagram” button will indicate when a product is available. Pre-stored payment information, done through Facebook, will then allow for much quicker purchasing. It’s the latest shopping feature rolling out from the app, and more developments are expected. Read more …
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Design, Instagram, Shopping, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retail, Warby Parker, Linkaboutit, Nike Adidas


Jim Henson’s Creature Shop + Tombot’s Robo-Dog Companion

On a mission to improve the quality of life for senior citizens dealing with loneliness and depression, Tombot’s robotic puppy—which has exceeded funding on Kickstarter—emulates real-life dog behaviors. With artistic design by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the robo-dog certainly looks the part. And, as it’s a responsibility-free pet, companionship is manageable. Tombot’s touch-sensitive pup isn’t the first in this category, but it is the most …
Tags: Psychology, Design, Aging, Tech, Robots, Kickstarter, Robotics, Linkaboutit, Jim Henson, Tombot, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Robo Dog Companion


1980s Film Posters From Ghana

Bucking the stereotypical blockbuster movie posters, Ghanian artists during the ’80s created gorgeous and witty hand-painted versions. Taking the core ideas of each film and combining them with popular culture and “complex iconography,” the posters (many of which will be on display until 23 March at the Brunei Gallery) represented Ghana’s blossoming film industry. These posters are evidence of a heightened interest in seeing Western …
Tags: Design, Films, Africa, Prints, Painting, Posters, Film Posters, Ghana, Linkaboutit, Brunei Gallery, Hand-Painting


New York Public Library’s Lou Reed Archive

Before NYC rock icon Lou Reed passed away in 2013, he did not give instructions on how to handle the large collection of recordings, photographs, notes and other artifacts from his prolific career. His wife, Laurie Anderson, decided to donate the collection to an institution that would display it for the public—and to “present raw material and let people make up their own minds.” Two …
Tags: Music, Design, Rock, Culture, Museums, Lincoln Center, Lou Reed, New York Public Library, Velvet Underground, Linkaboutit, Laurie Anderson, New York Public Library 's Lou Reed Archive


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to two cultural pioneers, debunking myths about women's bodies, our co-founder at SXSW and more Four New Statues of Women for NYC While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine …
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Gender, Space, Spacex, Design, Interviews, NYC, La, Nasa, Auctions, Board Games, Icon, Sxsw, Linkaboutit


Reprinting 1927’s The Bolted Book

Depero Futurista (oftentimes known as The Bolted Book) is a 1927 design book by Fortunato Depero—bound together by two aluminum bolts. A testament to ingenuity and creativity, the book was acclaimed and referenced for many years, but very few copies remain. A Kickstarter by Design & Books hopes to publish it once again. The bolts will bind it still—locking in the early 20th Century typographic …
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Kickstarter, Linkaboutit, Depero Futurista, Fortunato Depero, Design Books, The Bolted Book


Farewell to Thrasher Editor and Skateboarding Legend, Jake Phelps

Skateboarding icon and longtime editor of Thrasher, Jake Phelps has passed away at 56. San Francisco-based Phelps started skating when he was 13 years old, and was a crucial player in the area’s scene—and that of the entire world of skate culture.  Phelps began at the publication in the ’80s, after co-founder Kevin Thatcher asked him to write product reviews and box merch. He’d go …
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Culture, Magazines, Rip, Skateboarding, Publications, Linkaboutit, Phelps, Thrasher, Skate, Jake Phelps, Kevin Thatcher


SpaceX and the New Aesthetics of Space Travel

Though the parameters of a trip into Earth’s orbit haven’t changed much since the dawn of our space travel days, the appearance has—whether it be the suits or the ships. On the next NASA trip, in a SpaceX-built capsule, the astronauts will be treated to sleek, modern interiors, cushy seats, touch-screens and wireless consoles. The look is a significant upgrade from previous designs—many of which …
Tags: Space, Spacex, Design, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Travel, Dragon, Rockets, Linkaboutit, New Aesthetics of Space Travel


Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …
Tags: Auto, Space, Japan, Design, Cars, Tech, Earth, Moon, Toyota, Autonomous Cars, Linkaboutit, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Lunar Rover, Moon Rover


Lynn Enright Destroys Myths About the Female Body

In her new book Vagina: A Re-Education, Lynn Enright (journalist and “accidental vagina specialist”) is debunking the myths, theories and lies that many women grew up believing. From gender bias in sex education to pain, pleasure, pregnancy and beyond, Enright explores the female body and the experience of living inside one—with many personal anecdotes. Enright spoke with Kelly Pigram about the book, which is fascinating …
Tags: Health, Books, Gender, Science, Design, Education, Anatomy, Sex, Reading, Culture, Bodies, Linkaboutit, Enright, Kelly Pigram, Lynn Enright, Vagina: A Re-Education


Transcend is LA’s Career Fair for the Transgender Community

Today, the Los Angeles Trade Center is playing host to Transcend—a career fair specifically for the transgender community. With 80+ employers taking part (from Paramount to UCLA), the event was organized by social worker and trans rights advocate Jason Hill. Transcend is a crucial initiative; the statistics surrounding transgender people at work are astounding—from the unemployment rates, to treatment in the workplace, to income and …
Tags: Design, Jobs, La, Los Angeles, Culture, Lgbtq, Ucla, Linkaboutit, Transcend, Queer Community, LA 's Career Fair, Los Angeles Trade Center, Jason Hill Transcend


Elizabeth Hargrave’s Surprisingly Successful Board Game

In the board-game world, where characters are often zombies and military figures, Elizabeth Hargrave’s Wingspan takes a different route. With scientifically accurate descriptions and depictions of birds, it’s a card-based game in which each player’s goal is to attract birds to their network of wildlife preserves. Players assign birds, outfitted with special powers and specific capabilities, to habitats and tally points based on whether or …
Tags: Games, Science, Design, Animals, Environment, Birds, Culture, Board Games, Game Design, Linkaboutit, Ornithology, Animal Conservation, Elizabeth Hargrave


Four New Statues of Women for NYC

While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine Walker. Each statue will be placed in the borough that each woman called home—from the Bronx to Staten Island. The project is ongoing, …
Tags: Gender, Design, NYC, Culture, Feminism, Statues, Bronx, Staten Island, Public Art, Public Spaces, Monuments, Linkaboutit, Katherine Walker, City Planning, Helen Rodríguez Trías Elizabeth Jennings Graham


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Improving economy class flights, THC from beer yeast, ancient phallic graffiti and more from around the internet 1970s Feminist Artists Inspired Many Famous Painters That Followed Much of the inspiration for the loud and lauded paintings by men from the ’80s comes from feminist artists a decade earlier—by the likes of Joan Semmel, Maria Lassnig, Betty Tompkins and others. The 1960s and ’70s proved to …
Tags: Art, Design, Nasa, Cannabis, Graffiti, Cbd, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Artsy, Economy Class, Thc, All-women, Feminist Art, Roman Era, Joan Semmel Maria Lassnig Betty Tompkins, Beer Yeast


New Study Finds More Positive Impacts of Magic Mushrooms

PhD candidates at Maastricht University have found evidence that a single dose of psilocybin (aka the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) can improve mood, empathy, outlook and creativity—for up to seven days after ingestion. Taking the drug in tea form, the 55 subjects were analyzed three times: “once the evening before ingesting psilocybin, once the morning after ingesting psilocybin, and finally seven days after ingesting …
Tags: Psychology, Science, Design, Drugs, Research, Empathy, Creativity, Culture, Linkaboutit, Maastricht University, Psilocybin, Magic Mushrooms, Scientific Studies


1970s Feminist Artists Inspired Many Famous Painters That Followed

Much of the inspiration for the loud and lauded paintings by men from the ’80s comes from feminist artists a decade earlier—by the likes of Joan Semmel, Maria Lassnig, Betty Tompkins and others. The 1960s and ’70s proved to be pivotal eras in privacy law, and the succeeding decade in art showed outward expression of these newly acquired rights—and feminist artists pioneered it for the …
Tags: Art, Gender, Design, Culture, Paintings, Linkaboutit, IWD, Feminist Art, Art Movements, Neo-Expressionist, Joan Semmel Maria Lassnig Betty Tompkins


First All-Women Spacewalk Ever

Since 1998, there have been 213 spacewalks at the International Space Station and only 11% of the more than 500 crew members involved have been women. But on the next walk, scheduled for 29 March, the team will be entirely comprised of women—from the astronauts completing the actual walk (Christina Koch and Anne McClain) to the those giving ground support (Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol). …
Tags: Gender, Astronomy, Space, Design, Nasa, Culture, International Space Station, Astronauts, Spacewalk, Linkaboutit, Anne McClain, Christina Koch, Mary Lawrence


Airbus + LAYER Envision Better Economy Class Flying

For frequent flyers, or anyone who’s sat on a long-haul, it may seem like no effort has gone into improving economy class travel. That’s part of the reason why collaborative efforts between Airbus and London-based design firm LAYER feel very necessary. Together, they’ve proposed a paired app and seating concept. The former, called “Move,” encourages travelers to get up and walk around the cabin every …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Design, London, Tech, Flying, Airbus, Flights, Linkaboutit, Economy Class, Layer


Discover Art Scenes in Six Cities with Artsy + BMW’s City Guides

From luxury automaker BMW and Artsy (the platform that has taught many how to navigate the tricky art market) comes a new city guide service that will allow users to find galleries, exhibits and even fairs in art-world hubs. Launching on 25 March in conjunction with Art Basel Hong Kong, the guides will appear as a new feature in the Artsy app. Further, they will …
Tags: Art, Apps, Design, Culture, Bmw, Galleries, Art Fairs, Linkaboutit, City Guides, Artsy, Basel Hong Kong


Scientists Engineer Beer Yeast to Produce THC and CBD

Growing cannabis is a process that requires time, water and ultimately a lot of energy—and there’s plenty of room for error. Because the plant has become exponentially more potent (and popular) over the years, its make-up can often be difficult to understand. Cannabis has many active components, but the main two are THC (which gets you high) and CBD (a non-psychoactive anti-inflammatory). Extracting the two—separately …
Tags: Science, Design, Marijuana, Beer, Cannabis, Culture, Yeast, Cbd, Linkaboutit, Thc, Cannabis Culture, Cannabinoids


Bauhaus Versions of Famous Logos

Honoring the Bauhaus centennial (Walter Gropius founded the German art school in 1919), 99designs opened a competition asking designers to reimagine famous logos in Bauhaus style. This saw Burger King morph into a minimal, more formal presentation, and Google’s simple logo transform into a stream of half circles, among  many more alterations. The designs not only commemorate the school, but also shed light on its …
Tags: Google, Design, Adidas, Type, Burger King, Logos, Bauhaus, Linkaboutit, Lettering, Walter Gropius, Famous Logos


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Anti-trolling tricks, stunning still lifes, smart fabrics and more from around the internet Gomi’s Plastic Waste Speaker Made from plastic waste (like bags and bubble wrap), Gomi’s portable speaker is a thoughtful and practical solution to traditionally non-recyclable plastic pollution. With sourced materials from local food wholesalers, each speaker is crafted from roughly 100 plastic bags, and the clever design allows for the speaker to …
Tags: Photography, Design, Sexism, Films, Rotten Tomatoes, Portraits, Sicily, Plastic Waste, Fabric, Linkaboutit, Link About It, The North Face, Zines, Goth, Gomi, Ikebana


Portraits From Sicily’s Red Light District

In a series titled Taliami e te fazzu petra (One gaze and you’ll turn to stone), photographer Salvatore Di Gregorio documents the diversity in one of Sicily’s most complicated neighborhoods, San Berillo. Home to the city’s red light district, the area’s characters are glammed and glittered, and unabashed about San Berillo’s history. Di Gregorio tells It’s Nice That the series was never intended to be political, …
Tags: Photography, Design, Culture, Portraits, Sicily, Linkaboutit, Red light District, Photo Series, Di Gregorio, Salvatore Di Gregorio, San Berillo Home, San Berillo


Fabric That Can Switch Between Heating and Cooling

While the race to create the most versatile fabric has yielded significant offerings from the likes of The North Face and Columbia, a pair of researchers at the University of Maryland may have made the next promising push. Their fabric is made from two yarns—one to absorb water and one to repel it. Together, they react to moisture from your body. When you sweat, the …
Tags: Design, Clothing, Gear, Apparel, University Of Maryland, Columbia, North Face, Linkaboutit, The North Face, Fabrics, Insulated Fabric, Material Innovation


Rotten Tomatoes’ Anti-Trolling Efforts

Before viewers get a chance to see Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers take on Ben Mendelsohn’s villainous Talos in the hotly anticipated Captain Marvel film, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is in the midst of its own battle… with trolls. As this latest Marvel feature began to suffer at the frequently misogynistic hands of the anonymous internet long before its release (a woe that afflicted the last …
Tags: Design, Movies, Internet, Sexism, Films, Marvel, Tech, Rotten Tomatoes, Trolls, Ben Mendelsohn, Film Reviews, Linkaboutit, Brie Larson, Talos, Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel


Doan Ly’s Ethereal Still Lifes

Florist, photographer and founder of the studio a.p. bio, Doan Ly brings dreamy ideas to life using light, texture and beautiful, living things. She finds inspiration in what’s around her—pulling together plants, garments and materials to stage otherworldly images that are equal parts freakebana and art. Ly tells Sight Unseen, “I may see a fun shipment of melons on my way to the subway, for …
Tags: Photography, New York, Design, Interviews, Culture, Flowers, Linkaboutit, Ly, Ikebana, Doan Ly, Freakebana