AO Preview – Los Angeles: Frieze Art Fair and LA Art Week, February 13th – 17th, 2019

Wolfgang Tillmans, via Regen Projects Taking a new spin on Art Week in the Californian metropolis, this week sees the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles, a new fair opening under the sunny skies of the Golden State.  Setting up shop at Paramount Studios, this week will serve as something of a victory lap for […]
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The Politics of Sponsorship - a new reality for art galleries and museums

Sackler is a name I associated with sponsorship of the Arts. This is because Dr Arthur M Sackler who was a physician, scientist was also an art collector who endowed institutions of learning and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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New York Times Map of Every Building in...

New York Times Map of Every Building in America, and Map of Every Building in Your City (LA, NYC, SF, Boston, Dallas) (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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NOTCOT Recommended Reading: The Age of...

NOTCOT Recommended Reading: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Bleu Carmin Design Collection Animo Lights -...

Bleu Carmin Design Collection Animo Lights - Toucan, Dragon, Parrot, and Mouse in bold, colorful powder coated sheet metal. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Mara Mea multipurpose Stroller Net Bags...

Mara Mea multipurpose Stroller Net Bags inspired by classic french market bags in an array of vibrant colors. It attaches to the stroller with velcro straps. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Vas Kurbits Rosa by Sofie Johansson & Jessica...

Vas Kurbits Rosa by Sofie Johansson & Jessica Westerberg - lovely single stem flower vases (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Titlee Paris Brass Lapel Pins with adorable...

Titlee Paris Brass Lapel Pins with adorable creatures from hugging elephants, to dinos, puffers, bears, octopi, lobsters, foxes and more! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Delightful Pet Portraitures that will brighten your day

Delightful Pet Portraitures that will brighten your day AoiroStudioFeb 12, 2019 Elke Vogelsang also know as Wieselblitz is a photographer from Germany. She discovered her passion for photography when living a downside in her life, she quickly turned it around into a passionate and became an editorial and commercial photographer. She specialized in pet portraiture, how cool is that? As you can see below, it's hard not to go "awww" just by looking at this stunn...
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Your Lighting Design Moodboard: Winning Lighting Projects from A’ Design 2018

Trust us, the guys in the business of curating design content, to put together a pretty neat list of products to watch out for! This is the Lighting Design Showcase from the A’ Design Award and Competition 2018, the Italy-based, international design award program that spans virtually every design category, country, and doesn’t just award design, but creates an environment for the design to grow from a concept to a product, or from a product to a well-known, profitable project.We look at the top ...
Tags: Design, China, Awards, Italy, Best Of, Lighting, Product Design, Tutu, Guilin, Wu, Ming, Davide Oppizzi, A' Design Award and Competition, JAL Lamp, Igor Lobanov, A' Design 2019

Bring your reef-safe sunscreens when visiting Key West

Key West is taking steps toward promoting reef-safe sunscreens. Officials on the Key West City Commission just approved a ban on sunscreens that have ingredients that are harmful to coral reefs. The new law, which passed almost unanimously, is scheduled to be put in place by 2021. The motion outlaws sunscreens that feature octinoxate and oxybenzone in the city limits of Key West. These two chemicals are thought to be connected to coral reef bleaching. There is some research that suggests these ...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Hawaii, Npr, North America, Coral Reefs, Key West, Neutrogena, Oxybenzone, Maya Bay, Octinoxate, Teri Johnston, Oxybenzone Coral Reefs, Reef-safe Sunscreens, Key West City Commission

Choose: Through This Door The World Is Getting Better. Through The Other Door…

This may not feel like a particularly revolutionary time. But, if we look closely, we can see current economic, social, and political forces pulling us in two directions. One direction will accelerate us forward, the other backwards. We will decide our fate by the revolution we embrace. – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.08.19

DTG Gang! @dinethegap #photooftheday #community #havefun

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How Saudi Arabia Is Trying To Change Its Image Through Culture Festivals

The weekends revolve around the concerts, held on Fridays. There are sometimes other notable events, like hot-air balloon rides. Mr. Bocelli performed on the same weekend as a well-known horse race that drew royalty from around the Gulf region. – The New York Times
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Fewer Students Are Studying English. Does it Matter?

English has lost more students than other subjects. Undergraduate enrolments on English degrees have also fallen: from an all-time high of around 51,000 in 2011/12 to 39,000 last year, although the proportion of English A-level students who go on to study it at university has hovered around 14% for a decade. It makes sense to view the decline of English studies as part of a bigger, international story about the weakening of the humanities, and its counterpoint: the rise in Stem (science, techno...
Tags: Art, Words, 02.10.19

Women Who Pioneered Automotive Interior Design

A progressive hiring spree (at least, for the 1950s) by GM actively sought out women to design the interiors for all of the brands under their umbrella. The women, who held degrees from some of the country’s top design schools and worked internationally prior to being hired, faced sexism but their work pushed forward design as well as women’s positions in the workplace. The team …
Tags: Gender, Design, History, Equality, Gm, Interiors, Linkaboutit, Automotive Design

University Suspends Professor For Reading James Baldwin Aloud In Class

Augsburg University in Minnesota suspended a professor for using the N-word during a class discussion about a James Baldwin book in which the word appeared — and for sharing essays on the history of the word with students who complained to him about it. – Inside Higher Ed
Tags: Art, Minnesota, Issues, James Baldwin, Augsburg University, 02.01.19

Global warming will melt over 1/3 of the Himalayan ice cap by 2100

Asia’s Himalayan mountain range is about to undergo some major changes. New research predicts that global warming will melt at least one-third or up two two-thirds of the glaciers in the region by the year 2100, significantly affecting the 2 billion people who call the mountainous area home. The alarming prediction will come to pass if global carbon emissions continue at their current rates. Even more disturbing is that one-third of the glaciers in the Himalaya and Hindu Kush range will still d...
Tags: Asia, Design, India, Nasa, Manhattan, Himalaya, Antarctic, China Pakistan, Indus, Hindu Kush, Philippus Wester

Why Instagram “Museums” Are Such Hollow Experiences

Photography has long played a crucial role in how we shape the narrative of our lives. Milestones are documented, creating an archive that can be looked back on for years to come. But the value of facilitated photographs—whether a carnival’s fake backdrop of Niagara Falls or giant stilettos at the Happy Place—are a bit more difficult to parse. The photos are blatantly staged and not attached to important life events. – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Niagara Falls, Visual, Happy Place, 02.08.19

Unnatural Art Focuses on Breasts

I previously panned Unnatural by Mirka Andolfo for letting its tendency for salacious images get in the way of the story. I flipped through the most recent issue, #7, and discovered little had changed. The pig-girl is now the long-lost fated savior, or something, and there’s a rebel group telling her what to do (because she has little direction on her own). However, her powers take her over during a raid and she rips a guy’s arm off. This scares [...]
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Red Bull Music 3Style Celebrates the Globalism of DJ Culture

In Taipei, the competition showcased a thriving community A week in Taipei, Taiwan, surrounded by DJs from around the world both at the breakfast buffet and into the nightclubs will teach you that competition for them isn’t really about winning or losing; it’s an opportunity to touch the global DJ pulse. DJs were not competing for space, but working as a unit to propagate their …
Tags: Music, Design, Taiwan, Culture, Taipei, Djs, Taipei Taiwan, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Red Bull Music, Red Bull Music 3Style

Woodworkers' mobile workshop is powered by recycled electric car batteries (Video)

A van conversion for woodworking professionals and craftspeople, powered by a 'second-life' power pack that uses recycled electric car batteries.
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Rolling Hotel

“Tundra Lodge” hotel on wheels offers comfortable and relatively safe “Great White Bear Tours” in breathtaking northern Canada. Tundra Lodge features 32 rooms, six toilets and four showers. Polar Rover provides ultimate polar bear viewing experience. [more info] Polar Rover Also check out: Arctic Circle Hotel
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Avoid allergies this spring with these 7 natural remedies

The 2019 allergy season is almost here, and that means many of us will soon be dealing with frequent sneezing and coughing, congestion, runny noses, headaches and watery, itchy eyes. The spring allergy season in the United States usually starts in February and lasts until the summer, thanks to tree and grass pollination. Climate factors that can affect your seasonal allergy symptoms include things like pollen counts and mold growing in areas of high heat and humidity. Rainfalls and warm, windy ...
Tags: Apple, Design, United States, Bangkok, Cleveland Clinic, ACV, European Journal of Allergy, Exercise Research, Michael Benninger

Dancing Community

It wasn’t the usual impersonal voice reminding those of us sitting in the Joyce Theater to please turn off our cellphones, Instead, we who were waiting to see Camille A. Brown and Dancers perform her ink heard a muted, but excited babble and a voice that I took to be Brown’s. — Deborah Jowitt
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Brown, Joyce Theater, Camille A Brown, 02.11.19

Kahlo: It’s Fridalandia in Brooklyn

I enjoyed seeing the Brooklyn Museum’s Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, but the exhibit was about her, not about her art. (That was its goal, and it succeeded at its goal.) The balance between her life and her art is, as ever, askew. — Judith H. Dobrzynski
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Ajblogs, Frida Kahlo, Brooklyn Museum, Kahlo, 02.11.19

A bare-basics, brutish bike…

Call me a fan of Sedov’s redefined, simple motorbike aesthetic. His bikes may be purely conceptual, bordering on impracticality in the current scenario, but they sure are eye-catching. Sedov boldly uses straight lines and geometric shapes in his vehicles, deviating from the aerodynamic, organic designs most automobiles have. The result is a motorbike that has the essence, but changes presentation, much like a deconstructed dessert. Sedov also gives tires complete visual priority, often reducing ...
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Why Scientists Are Rethinking The Whole Idea Of Animal Consciousness

This idea that animals are conscious was long unpopular in the West, but it has lately found favor among scientists who study animal cognition. And not just the obvious cases—primates, dogs, elephants, whales, and others. Scientists are now finding evidence of an inner life in alien-seeming creatures that evolved on ever-more-distant limbs of life’s tree. 
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.11.19

The Bluegrass Song About Atonal Music That’s Gone Viral On YouTube

“(Gimme some of that) Ol’ Atonal Music,” by the singer Merle Hazard, details in sunny and endearing tones a love of atonality, while explaining to newbies what that is (music that isn’t in one clear key), and includes the best atonal banjo solo you’ve ever heard (probably the only atonal banjo solo you’ve ever heard). That the solo, and the production values, are so good, is no surprise: The soloist and the recording’s producer is Alison Brown, one of the leading five-string banjo players in t...
Tags: Art, Music, John Cage, Alison Brown, Merle Hazard, 02.08.19

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioFeb 11, 2019 The unfamous Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. Where you'll find the most interesting designs/artworks/concepts curated by one of us to utterly inspire your day. Besides that, it's an opportunity to feature work from other designers, artists, and creators in general that we haven't had the chance to write or featured. For this Daily we are selecting in graphic design, branding, ...
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