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How James Turrell Lit Up the Art World

The visionary light artist is being honoured at LACMA’s Art+Film Gala tomorrow, and that's not the only reason he's making headlines...<p><b>Who?</b> <b>James</b> …

Loulou/Hoda: A Contemporary Reconstruction of Lebanese Furniture

david/nicolas is a Beirut-based design studio behind the Loulou/Hoda exhibit, a reinterpretation of a traditional Lebanese household with a …

Bulletproofing for Buildings

Bulletproofing for Buildings<p>via core77.com<p>Saab Group, a Swedish aerospace and defense company (not the motor company), has developed a new technology to bulletproof buildings and possibly vehicles. The system is dubbed “Soft Armour,” and it basically involves large, modular boxes filled with …

Edward Hopper

TAAT's interactive theatre set is designed to "tickle a higher sense of spatial awareness"

This labyrinthian theatre set of slatted and solid timber is designed to create an environment for two strangers to act out an improvised performance …

The Billion-Dollar E-commerce Company You Know Nothing About

Zulily has defied the conventional wisdom—marketing to moms, sticking with flash sales, evading Amazon. Can it defy the doubting investors who think it can’t last?<p>On a foggy January morning at Zulily headquarters in Seattle, a menacing little girl wearing a tiara is sitting in a little pink wagon …

A Chair Inspired by Knotting Techniques Used on Ships

Rik ten Velden took a trip to the Harbour Museum in Rotterdam, which led to the inspiration for the Femme Chair. Taking interest in all the ways they …

Anish Kapoor's Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Art

Classical Surfboard Designs Inspired by 15th-Century European Artwork

Surf culture is perhaps not usually associated with fine, classical art, but one company has combined the unlikely elements in a fantastic, limited-edition line of surfboard designs inspired by European art.<p>One design set is a three-part rendition of the 15th-Century, wool-and-silk Dutch tapestry,</i> …

Art

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

Mike Nichols Was a Writer's Director

Few directors have been both as savage and as light as Mike Nichols, whose death, at eighty-three, was announced today. Few, too, have taken mainstream moviemaking quite as seriously as a literary-style art. Over the course of a career that was at once long and precocious—Nichols’s first two …

Paramount Pictures

What Putin’s Russia made of my documentary inside North Korea

When the Australian film-maker Anna Broinowski took her North Korean documentary to a ‘politics-free’ festival in St Petersburg, she found it anything but – just don’t mention Pussy Riot<p>• Propaganda masterclass: can Kim Jong-il beat coal seam gas?<p>It’s an odd place to screen my North Korean …

Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images, with Restriction

Late last Friday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it has made 400,000 images of artworks in its collection available for free download …

Found Objects Shape Mark Manders Exhibition in Italy | Artinfo

Related<p>Venues<p>Collezione Maramotti<p>Artists<p>Mark Manders<p>Less than a year after representing his country at the Venice Biennale, Dutch artist Mark Manders …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Dada Master Marcel Duchamp

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste," proclaimed Marcel Duchamp, Dada master and the man behind everyone's favorite urinal.<p>The phrase only begins to explain the versatile, zany and ever-evolving works of the French-American artist, famously known for …

Awesome Parents Recreate Movie Scenes with Their Baby

Every week for the last three months, parents Lilly and Leon Mackie have been recreating movie scenes with their now 10-month-old son Orson in an ongoing project that is cleverly dubbed <i>Cardboard Box Office</i>. From a creative homemade rendition of <i>Jaws</i> to their latest take on <i>Home Alone</i>, the awesome …

Box Office

This Dinner Plate Cleans Itself

Hate doing dishes? So do we. Luckily, this remarkable plate could make that job a thing of the past.<p>Doing the dishes stinks, and even expensive dishwashers designed for the task don’t make the job all that easy. But a new self-cleaning plate and bowl, developed by the Swedish design studio Tomorrow …

The Top 17 Cities Stories Of 2013

From rising income inequality to Detroit’s historic bankruptcy, cities struggled this year. But from stress also comes resilience and innovation.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The Year<br>• …

Mega Cities

Artist Guy Laramée Carves a Mountainous Landscape from an Encyclopedia Britannica Set | Colossal

<p>In one of his most ambitious book sculptures to date artist Guy Laramée (previously here and here) created an homage to the printed Encyclopedia …

Up Close Look at the Chemical Compound of Various Drugs

<b>Ketamine</b><p>Whether legal or illegal, drugs come in all different shapes and sizes including small painkiller pills, liquid cough syrup, and everything in between. The solid forms are easy to see with the naked eye but, artist Sarah Schnfeld wondered how the substances might look when they were broken …

Pain

Stockwerk Foldable Bookcase

Stockwerk by Meike Harde appears to negate its material properties. Instead of acting like a hard surface, Stockwerk collapses down like folded paper.<p>…

Unconventional Locomotion: The Cubli, a Freaky Self-Balancing Cube

Your cell phone is able to vibrate because there's a little motor inside that rotates a small, off-balance weight. We've all seen our phones skitter …

How Folditure Makes Its Leaf Chair

<i>Folditure, founded by Alexander Gendell, set out to create a line of folding designs that were beautifully designed, while also sturdy and</i> …

Insane Illustrations by Jason Heuser

Once in a while we get find an artist that comes up with some AWESOME illustrations just with right amount of insanity. Today, we're featuring the …

License Plate Readers Are Photographing You Everywhere

What are police departments doing with all that data?<p>In Northern California, law enforcement agencies are using license plate readers to build a giant database of publicly available personal information—all obtained legally, without warrants. In 2011 the Northern California Regional Intelligence …

Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.<p>Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted …

Scotland’s Rockstar Clean Energy Leadership — 39% Renewable Electricity Today, 100% By 2020, & More

<b>Published on</b> May 15th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>9<p>Scotland’s Rockstar Clean Energy Leadership — 39% Renewable Electricity Today, 100% By 2020, & More<p>May …

Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller …

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

<b>You’re going to need borax.</b><p>I make no bones about my love of making items from scratch whenever possible. Food, household cleaners, detergents – nothing is safe from my frugal tendencies. Recently, I set my sights on making something so unnatural, most people have never thought about what it’s made …