Last day to enter DIA Award. Winners receive up to $145,000 cash.

Design awards are often a mechanism to discover good design. A panel of judges help identify designs with potential, and reward them for being a good concept, or having a good execution. China’s premiere awards program, the Design Intelligence Award (DIA) operates on a slightly different path. It doesn’t just discover good design. It develops it. Working in part like an award program and in part like a product accelerator, the DIA Awards have a long, arduous, meticulous process. They identify go...
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The Kikkerland Design Challenge Prompted Central Saint Martins Students to Design Witty Bookstore Objects

The Kikkerland Design Challenge exhibited the results of their 13th competition at WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCxDesign. This time around, the design company partnered with Central Saint Martins University of the Arts in London, prompting students to design products within the stationery, desktop and office categories that incorporate Kikkerland Design's witty personality. In an effort to introduce design students to the process of bringing products from prototype to production, the winning ...
Tags: Design, London, Instagram, Edc, Object Culture, WantedDesign Manhattan, Nycxdesign, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, Toprakizgi Güven, Naz Bender, Ruin Deng, Jianing Ding, Tobie Chevallier, Ines Duplessis, Quiwan Wang, Margot Willot

Filson Buck 106 Compadre Camp Axe in a...

Filson Buck 106 Compadre Camp Axe in a brilliant red! 5160 spring steel powder coated red with Dymondwood handle. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Louvre Workers Strike Over Staffing Shortages

Staff at the Louvre went on a daylong strike this past Monday, forcing the museum to close.  The protest was over insufficient support for staff in the face of the museum’s massive number of daily visitors. “Due to a strike by reception and security staff linked to high visitor numbers, the Louvre will exceptionally be closed […]
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Salvator Mundi Work Will Not Go on View at Louvre Over Alleged Authenticity Concerns

A piece in The Guardian this week reports that the Louvre is not pursuing the Salvator Mundi for inclusion in a major Leonardo da Vinci show this year, as museum curators do not believe the work can be solely attributed to the artist.“If they did exhibit it … they would want to exhibit it as ‘workshop,’ says art historian […]
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The Guardian Reports on Italy’s Decaying Historical Sites

A piece in The Guardian this week charts the damage caused by neglect and looting at many of Italy’s cultural and historical sites. “Anywhere else in the world, this site would have been transformed into a museum, attracting millions of visitors. And instead, there it is, a 6th-century BC treasure falling apart before our eyes,” says said […]
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New York – Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: “Workshop” at Lehmann Maupin Through June 15th, 2019

Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Amerika – For Karl (1989), via Lehmann Maupin When artist Tim Rollins passed away in December of 2017, the public commemoration for the artist seemed to touch every corner of the art world. Countless figures from across the spectrum of New York’s diverse creative communities paid tribute to Rollins’s impact on […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Rollins, Lehmann Maupin, Tim Rollins

Wildcard Artists wanted for Landscape Artist of the Year 2019

The entry for Wildcard Artists for Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 opened at 10am this morning. I found out from one of those who got an invite because she didn't make the cut for the 48... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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MCA Chicago Hires Carla Acevedo-Yates as Curator

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has hired Carla Acevedo-Yates as its new curator, Art News reports. “The MCA consistently features the most relevant contemporary voices of our time, and I look forward to contributing to that legacy,” Acevedo-Yates said in a statement. “Chicago is a vibrant city with a rich and diverse cultural history, and […]
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How to Keep an Open Mind During Editing

One of the most difficult parts of creating a presentation is the process of editing. Not because it takes a lot of effort or is particularly time intensive, but rather because editing your presentation is difficult due to an inability to look at it objectively. Here’s the reality: When you create something, you become close to that project. In many ways, that presentation becomes a work of art and something that you care deeply about. However, during the editing process, you must look at your p...
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Watch: Epic ink pen drawing on a pizza box

“This is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever drawn,” writes IMGURian @smallssss. “It’s on the back of a pizza box but I’m pleased with how it turned out.” I'll say! Amazing work. ... And a more detailed view, below.
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The Rehabilitation Of Antonio Salieri (Modestly)

“Two centuries of calumny have created sympathy for the musical devil: I found Salieri’s grave festooned with bouquets. These were evidence that the man and his music are enjoying a modest comeback.” – The New Yorker
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A backpack made from completely natural, eco-friendly materials? Yes please!

You wouldn’t expect landfills and oceans to be teeming with discarded backpacks, and they aren’t single-use either, but what do you do with a damaged backpack? Let me guess… you seldom stitch it yourself or get it fixed. If a bag breaks, it gets discarded for a newer, better bag, and Aishwarya Nair believes that the best way to battle that mindset isn’t to change it, but to feed it with something sustainable.This is the Sustainable Backpack, and it’s made entirely from sustainable materials that...
Tags: Design, Natural, Green, Outdoor, Bags, Product Design, Eco-friendly, Aishwarya, Nair, Tjeerd Veenhoven, Aishwarya Nair, Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven, Sustainable Backpack

Divine Intervention

Happy to announce the fortune of being included in a summer group show in Sag Harbor, "Divine Intervention", curated by Teri Hackett! A few months ago, Teri pitched the idea of the show to me at an art opening, and...
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Balloon Balance Table

Optical illusion glass coffee table appears to be balancing on a helium balloon. Uplifting “Balance Table” concept designed by Christopher Duffy and Dario Costa for Duffy London. Also check out: Balloon Chai
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Artist Peter Max Has Dementia. Those Around Him Saw Opportunity To Profit Big

“For five years and counting — the latest lawsuit came Friday — the artist’s family, friends and associates have been trading lurid courtroom allegations of kidnapping, hired goons, attempted murder by Brazil nut, and schemes to wring even more money out of what was already one of the most profitable art franchises in modern times. From Shun Lee to the high seas, the twilight years of Mr. Max’s life have produced a pursuit of art-auction profits and a trail of misfortune as surreal as his tripp...
Tags: Art, People, Brazil, Max, Shun Lee, Peter Max, 05.28.19

BMW Recreates 1970 Concept Car: the Garmisch

All eyes on this gorgeous vehicle at Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, 49 years after its debut and mysterious disappearance It should come as no surprise that BMW would present something special at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, as this year marks the 20th anniversary of their involvement with the event. And yet, when their latest concept car rolled onto the stage at …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Automotive, Limited Edition, Bmw, Concept Cars, Villa, Geneva Motor Show, Bertone, Garmisch, Villa D'Este, Italian Design, Concorso d Eleganza, Concorso dEleganza

Grown-To-Order Headphones Made From Fungus

Korvaa has developed headphones made of fungus, biomaterials and 3D-printed plastics derived from the lactic acid found in yeast. The leather-like material that covers the foam ear-pads is actually fungal mycelium, while the firm but adjustable headband is made from the aforementioned 3D-printed plastics. Despite not being in production (yet), the prototype is proof that companies can rely on alternative sustainable materials to produce a …
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Legacy: IM Pei’s Remarkable Concert Hall

Scott Cantrell: “Thirty years later, week after week, I still marvel at the acoustics of my favorite modern symphony hall — maybe my favorite of any age. The sound seems a physical, tactile presence in the room; one senses it moving around, expanding and exploring and inhabiting spaces both seen and unseen.” – Dallas News
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Why Our Notions Of Cultural Heritage Are Problematic

“Whether we look at political, economic or military capital, one thing is clear. Heritage is a top-down idea – it is defined and used by the most powerful members of society, rather than by society as a whole. Cultural heritage tells people – it does not ask them – what they should care about. How can we change this?” – Aeon
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Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Art Of The Regular Patron

“No matter the establishment — cafe, trattoria, dive bar, coffeehouse, doughnut shop, pharmacy, even — those who make themselves permanent fixtures almost all say the same thing about what makes a regular. When they walk in, the people behind the counter know who they are.” – The New York Times
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Nature-Inspired Paper Sculpture by Tiffany Budzisz

With a lifelong passion for creating, artist Tiffany Budzisz developed a special interest in paper sculpture while studying illlustration at Virginia Commonwealth University. She worked as an art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Bunch Crunch: How Will Smithsonian Institution’s Secretary-Elect Navigate DC’s Political Minefields?

The elephants-not-in-the-room at this morning’s press conference celebrating the appointment of Lonnie Bunch III as the Smithsonian Institution’s new secretary were the man currently occupying the Oval Office and conservative members of Congress — politicians not known to be sympathetic towards federal cultural support in general and politically sensitive exhibitions in particular. – Lee Rosenbaum
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Wonderful Photos Of Postwar New York City In 1946 By Todd Webb

View from Empire State Building Todd Webb (1905-2000) was discharged from the US Navy in 1945. Before fighting in the war, Todd had worked as a stockbroker, a field in which he’d enjoyed notable success til losing all his money in the 1920s crash, prospected for gold in California and Panama, and worked as a forest ranger. In the 1930s whilst working for Chrysler in his native Detroit he joined... Source
Tags: Photography, New York, Design, California, New York City, Chrysler, Retro, Detroit, US Navy, 1940s, Panama, Todd, Todd Webb

How I Found An Old Lady’s Diary In The Trash And Turned It Into A Hit Novel

Kathryn Scanlan found the journal in a bin of unsold items at an estate sale; it covered the years 1968-72. “Over the years, Scanlan ‘edited, arranged, and rearranged’ the contents, the product of which is Aug 9 — Fog. [In this essay,] Scanlan traces the discovery of the diary through the crafting of the finished, fictional volume.” – Publishers Weekly
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Green-roofed infill rental fills a gap in Vancouvers housing crisis

In light of Vancouver’s housing crisis, local architectural firm Haeccity Studio Architecture has transformed a 1950s bungalow in the city’s West End neighborhood into Comox Infill, a contemporary multi-family development with six dedicated rental units. Described by the firm as the “missing” piece from Vancouver’s urban fabric, this small-scale multi-family project is a case study for much-needed densification that doesn’t compromise on livability. Sandwiched between two heritage properties, t...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Urban Design, Sydney, Community, Urban Planning, Vancouver, Housing Crisis, West End, Rental, Green Roof, Courtyard, Infill Architecture, Aging in Place

LA’s Bunker Hill Is Now Home To Cultural Icons. But What About The Neighborhood That Used To Be There?

What does it mean to “revitalize” something that we had a hand in extinguishing? Bunker Hill was a vital neighborhood that was dismembered by city, state and federal policies, then reassembled into corporate superblocks by private developers. – Los Angeles Times
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Executive Director – A.I.M (formerly Abraham in Motion)

A.I.M (formerly Abraham in Motion) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to partner with Artistic Director, Kyle Abraham, and the Board during an exciting period of growth and productivity. HISTORY AND BACKGROUND Founded in 2006 by choreographer Kyle Abraham, A.I.M (formerly Abraham.In.Motion) is a contemporary company of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds that makes and performs dance work exploring identity in relation to personal history. A.I.M works to c...
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VolleBak’s superior solar-charged glowing jacket gives you increased visibility

When VolleBak claims to have made their most advanced jacket yet, it isn’t hyperbole. It’s literally worth taking a closer look at because VolleBak doesn’t mess around. They’ve invented some of the most revolutionary jackets of our time, including a jacket so incredibly durable that it can be worn on Mars.Meet the Solar Charged Jacket, the piece of apparel that VolleBak claims is their most advanced product yet. Named as TIME magazine’s Best Inventions of 2018 and as Sports Gear of the Year by...
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