Levitating Building

Real looking building sliced in half at the Covent Garden Piazza in London appears to be levitating in the air. “Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder” optical illusion sculpture carved out of lightweight foam by talented British artist Alex Chinneck. Also check out: Horizontal Building Art Installation
Tags: Design, London, Inspiration, Alex Chinneck, Covent Garden Piazza

The Sad Tales Of Lost Masterpieces, And A Few That Might Yet Be Found

Was a famous Caravaggio fed to hungry pigs? That's what a Mafia informer told the authorities.
Tags: Art, Visual, Caravaggio, 05.18.18

Cannes Closes With A Fury As Asia Argento Says Harvey Weinstein Used It As His 'Hunting Ground'

"The fierce, unwavering Ms. Argento added that there were those in the auditorium who needed to be held accountable for their conduct toward women. 'You know who you are,' she said, 'but, most importantly, we know who you are, and we are not going to allow you to get away with it any longer.'"
Tags: Art, Harvey Weinstein, Cannes, Issues, Argento, 05.19.18

'Obscene' Art Market Prices Sweep The Globe

But, for the most part, new artists aren't benefitting. Instead, it's a contest for pieces that are hardly ever seen on the market. "Experts say the finest works rarely come up for sale, yet demand is increasing as newly wealthy Chinese buyers compete with financiers and Saudi sheikhs."
Tags: Art, Globe, Visual, 05.19.18

The Met Now Says James Levine Has A Decades-Long History Of 'Sexual Misconduct'

From the Met's countersuit to Levine's lawsuit against the Met, details from the investigation: "The company says it found credible evidence that Mr. Levine had 'used his reputation and position of power to prey upon and abuse artists,' citing examples of sexual misconduct that it says occurred from the 1970s through 1999."
Tags: Art, Music, Levine, James Levine, 05.18.18

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Lost Its Guest Star Cellist To The Royal Wedding

Nineteen-year-old British star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was scheduled to perform for LACO's final concert of the season, but then a little thing called Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding got in the way. LACO's executive director knows how to spin: "It's such a great moment for the classical music world. This kind of visibility on […]
Tags: Art, Music, Harry, MEGHAN MARKLE, Laco, Sheku Kanneh Mason, 05.18.18, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Lost Its Guest Star

One Comedian Says She Has No Time For The Men Disgraced By The MeToo Movement

Tig Notaro got famous partly because of Louis CK, but she's glad he's out of her life and her now canceled Amazon show, "One Mississippi." She says of all the rumors of the return of various men accused of harassment and attacks, "The attention and support for the victims needs to be continued, more than […]
Tags: Amazon, Art, Media, Mississippi, Tig Notaro, Louis CK, MeToo Movement, 05.18.18

The Woman Bringing The Bronx Its First Book Festival

A book publicist took action after Barnes & Noble in the Bronx - the last bookstore (at that point) in the borough - shut its doors. But it took social media to make it real: "Fennell put out a call on Twitter, where most of her followers are people in book publishing and other media […]
Tags: Art, Words, Bronx, Barnes Noble, Fennell, 05.17.18

Jane Campion Is Still The Only Woman To Have Won Cannes' Palme D'Or, And She Says Time's Very, Very Up For The Festival

The director of The Piano and The Top of the Lake says that women should see more success in the industry. "Hero stories are wearing thin. We have lived a male life, we have lived within the patriarchy. It’s something else to take ownership of your own story."
Tags: Art, Time, People, Lake, Jane Campion, 05.20.18

The world’s smallest portable charger is big on convenience

What a time to live in when your charger, that brick and wire duo that give life to your phone but are either too bulky or too entangle-prone to carry around, that charger of yours, becomes worthy of the EDC category. Touted as the smallest phone charger in the world, the Chargerito is literally the size of a car key-fob, and transforms swiftly and smoothly into two prongs and connector that you can plug into a socket and charge your phone. The connector comes with a hinge that folds inwards whe...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Cellphones, Product Design, Edc, EveryDayCarry, Alex Andon, Chargerito, Drew Hauck, Nick Velander, Alex Andon Nick Velander Drew Hauck

Buy: Dog Retrieving Toy

From its blaze orange colorway to the FDA-approved food-grade polymer composition, Filson's Dog Retrieving Toy stands out from the rest. Its greatest attribute, however, stems from the fact that it was developed with scientists at Auburn University...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Toys, Design, Pets, Fda, Kids_pets, Filson, Dogtoys, Pettoys, Auburnuniversity

Broadway Keeps Chasing (And Rarely Catching) That Disco Beat

Even though Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has been clearing $1 million per week since early April, Broadway doesn't have a super track record with disco. But that hardly matters - the shows, critically panned, often survive for awhile on Broadway before taking off for massive world tours.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, 05.18.18

Keeping Women On The Shelves Requires Ensuring There's A Secondary Market

Author and book dealer AN Devers began the The Second Shelf project after experience in serious book buying. She realized, and did research to back up her realizations, that "book collectors help determine which writers are remembered and canonised, and which are forgotten. The collector trade is a part of a supply line, to readers’ […]
Tags: Art, Words, Devers, 05.18.18

Preview of John Allison’s New Series for Boom!

Staring next month, Boom! Studios will launch By Night, a twelve-issue monthly series written by John Allison (Giant Days) and illustrated by Christine Larsen (Adventure Time). It’s “about coming home, discovering identity, and accidentally smashing a hole to another dimension”, and it will be available on June 13. Aspiring documentarian (and actual chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial bu...
Tags: Art, Comics, Heather, Jane, John Allison, Christine Larsen, John Allison Giant Days

Fans Love Murder, Or At Least This Murder Podcast

The fandom, especially the fandom among women, for this podcast is reaching pop-star levels. "Calling themselves Murderinos, they came to hear expletive-laden tales of serial killings and brutal homicides told by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff, the irreverent hosts of the wildly popular true-crime comedy podcast 'My Favorite Murder.'" (One of the host's offhand comments, […]
Tags: Art, Ideas, Audience, Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, 05.19.18

The New Lynching Memorial May Be A Massive Gamechanger For Alabama Tourism

There are few direct flights to Montgomery, where the memorial opened, and it's a three-hour drive from Atlanta. Still, officials estimate it may attract 100,000 people in its first year. "One young man, Dimitri Digbeu Jr., who drove 13 hours from Baltimore to see the memorial, said he thought it had singlehandedly 'rebranded' Montgomery."
Tags: Art, Atlanta, Baltimore, Montgomery, Audience, Visual, 05.16.18, Alabama Tourism, Dimitri Digbeu Jr

Now Accepting Submissions: Drawn Opposites - A Sketchbook Challenge

It's true what they say: "Opposites attract". That's why this drawing challenge is based around the beauty of finding a balance in life - and the same goes for your sketchbook, too! The idea is to challenge artists to use both sides of the sketchbook spread, with each side being the opposite of the other. For example: day vs. night, sadness vs. joy, past vs. future...You get the idea! Moleskine and Doodle Addicts are joining forces and challenging you to think outside of the box. Your task is to...
Tags: Art, Doodle Addicts

ListenUp: Christine and the Queens and Nine Inch Nails return, plus new music from Slow Hollows, Peter Fenn and more

Christine and the Queens feat. Dâm-Funk: Girlfriend French pop singer/songwriter/producer Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has teamed up with Pasadena-based funk master Dâm-Funk (aka Damon Garrett Riddick) for the new track "Girlfriend...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Queens, Pasadena, Listenup, Listen_up, Newmusic, Christine, Héloïse Letissier, Dām Funk, Damon Garrett Riddick, Nineinchnails, Trentreznor, Peter Fenn, Slowhollows, Christineandthequeens

Australia's La Mama Theatre Destroyed By Fire, Plans To Rebuild

The venue, in the trendy Carlton neighborhood of Melbourne, burned early Saturday morning. The fire commander said, "What's really sad about this, it's a heritage listed building, it's well-loved, it's been a business that's operated in the community for a really long time and that's evident by the scenes out in the street with a […]
Tags: Art, Australia, Theatre, Melbourne, Carlton, 05.19.18

In Hollywood And Looking To Connect With A Young Multicultural Audience? Talk To This Guy

The Cashmere Agency's business has exploded in recent years, just as the U.S. demographics change permanently. "In the past, Hollywood’s marketing efforts were mostly aimed at white audiences. But as the industry shifts to capitalize on an increasingly diverse nation, marketing tactics have also had to change. These efforts require more nuance and cultural sensitivity […]
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Audience, Cashmere Agency, 05.18.18

Yes, Performing Artists Need To Pay Attention To Visas (No, Not The Credit Card)

Why? Because the U.S. visa process has gotten more expensive and much harder to navigate with success. "Visa delays and denials have damaged a wide number of productions, and in many situations, have led to cancellations. It is tempting to feel powerless—to feel that there is nothing that the performing arts community can do to […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Credit Card, 05.16.18

Is The Nobel Prize For Literature Gone For Good?

This is quite the feature. Yikes: "It is the kind of bitter farce that might result if August Strindberg were to emerge from the grave to watch the dandies from the academy pelt each other with champagne glasses. And Strindberg, whose path to early 20th century literary greatness in Sweden was filled with hatred and […]
Tags: Art, Sweden, Words, Strindberg, 05.17.18

CH Edition: Morocco: For our fourth hosted travel experience we visited three magical cities, each full of inspiring craft, design, food and people

COOL HUNTING Edition hosted travel experiences are our version of a couture line. Like the fashion analogy, they're a halo product, a pinnacle, a dream. They share our curiosity as editors, are shaped by the people we know and meet during our research...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Morocco

Tiny house inspired student housing transforms old office building

Looking to tiny houses for design inspiration, these new student housing units have been constructed in a former Rotterdam office.
Tags: Design, News, Rotterdam

What Do Girls - And Young Women - Want? Complex Plays About Them, Obviously

Recent plays are showing teenagers in all of their complexity, cruelty, shyness, rage, and desire for more, says Diep Tran. "In other words, there are whole worlds within teenage girls and they are complicated AF."
Tags: Art, Theatre, 05.18.18

It's Almost Impossible For An Artist To Make A Living In Philadelphia

"If you need an electrician, you hire somebody to do the work. That person invoices you, you pay. But when it comes to paying an artist or designer for a service that adds significant value — such as revitalizing neighborhoods, making venues attractive, providing entertainment, designing clothes — there are completely different expectations.
Tags: Art, Philadelphia, Issues, 05.20.18

Architect Will Self, 70; His Designs Were "A Little Insane"

A Falstaffian provocateur, Mr. Alsop believed that his visually spectacular projects brightened their landscapes, and that architects had a calling to inspire the public. “Lifting the spirit, whether you’re working in a building or walking past it every day, is the job of the architect,” he told CNN in 2005.
Tags: Art, Cnn, People, Alsop, 05.21.18

Zero Waste Bistro offers four days of sustainable food and design in NYC

Sustainability is on the menu at Zero Waste Bistro, a pop-up dining experience and installation that’s exploring how great design can drastically reduce the problem of restaurant food waste. Launched as part of NYCxDESIGN’s marquee event, WantedDesign Manhattan, the four-day Zero Waste Bistro — open May 19 through May 22, 2018 — is presented by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. The bistro introduces the philosophy behind Nolla, Finland’s first zero-waste restaurant in Helsinki. Recycl...
Tags: New York, Design, Britain, Manhattan, Helsinki, Iittala, Alvar Aalto, Cultural Institute, Kotkamills, Harri Koskinen, Zero Waste Bistro, Kaarina Gould, Nolla, Nolla Finland, Linda Bergroth, Zero Waste Food Bistro

Reader Submitted: This Minimal Bike Stand Lets You Store Your Bike Indoors or Outdoors in Style

"90°" is a minimalist bike stand designed to display your bike in a unique way. View the full project here
Tags: Design, Reader Projects

Beautiful Brand Identity for RESQ Restaurant

Beautiful Brand Identity for RESQ Restaurant abduzeedo May 21, 2018 Agata Tobys shared a beautiful brand identity post on her Behance profile. It's for the RESQ Restaurant, a pop-up type of restaurant like a mobile style (in the spring - summer season filled with mobile food trucks). It's also restaurant which saves food from wasting through a responsible way of acquiring ingredients (fruits and vegetables with visual defects obtained straight from the...
Tags: Design, Agata Tobys