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This Week in Art 11.27-12.3: Theaster Gates Creates a Material Memorial for Tamir Rice

<b>M</b>aterials from the gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot in 2014 by Cleveland police are now on view at Theaster Gates’ Stony Island Arts Bank …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Buy: Big Sur Room Spray

Made with 100% essential oils, this room spray was crafted to smell like California's lovely central coast—Big Sur. With balsam fir, citrus and birch tar, it's woody but fresh. Add a few drops to an oil diffuser or simply spray directly from the bottle.

Link About It: Es Devlin's Surreal "Room 2022" Exhibition for Miami Art Week

An immersive multi-room artwork that made many publications' must-see lists for Miami Art Week even before anyone had experienced it, artist and stage designer Es Devlin's "Room 2022" actually delivers in a myriad of unexpected ways. While initial information from the American Express-commissioned …

Artist Sebastian ErraZuriz's Wondrous Sculptural Works: From his new Bronx studio to a time-defying Art Basel commission by Audemars Piguet

Movement defines artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz. Many of his cabinet sculptures are built to change shape with a gentle touch. Light art flicks from one message to another and back again. The artist himself stays in constant movement, be that from project to project or within his new Bronx …

Productivity Apps to Stretch Your Days

We’re the first to test-drive any app that promises to make our to-do lists a little less daunting. On the flip side, the sheer number of options can …

Apps

Parley + adidas Originals' Eco-Friendly Sneakers: Made from upcycled plastic waste, shoes that put the power of change with the consumer

Always of the belief that the power of change is in our hands as consumers, Parley for the Oceans has teamed up with adidas Originals for the EQT Support ADV sneaker. Available in two shades of blue, the core of this collaboration is that they are made from recycled Parley Ocean Plastic which is …

This Week in Art 9.25-10.1: Theaster Gates Wins Nasher Sculpture Prize

<b>O</b>n Tuesday the Nasher Sculpture Center announced Theaster Gates as the winner of this year’s $100,000 Nasher Prize for Sculpture. This is the third …

Oprah Winfrey

Buy: Be Great, Be Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Positive Living

Design experts and CH favorites, PATTERNITY (aka Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham) have a new journal coming out and it's part of their mission toward cultivating gratitude and—in turn—wellness. The book "Be Great, Be Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Positive Living" includes pages to write a …

7 Content Marketing Trends Brands Need to Prepare for in 2018 | Inc.com

We're more than halfway through 2017. I know that sounds almost impossible because the year has flown by so far. (My youngest daughter just became a 1-year-old. I feel like I just blinked, and now she's taking steps to keep up with her sister. When did that happen?)<p>Anyway, it's true: We've reached …

Marketing

The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis' Creative Technology Conference: Addressing design and data through this year's "Code + Resistance" theme

In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we've signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information and inspiration. There's an essence to the dialogues …

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won't help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress and achieving success are best approached <i>like you're overcoming addiction.</i> Because, …

Self-improvement

Ad execs are getting sick of Facebook's News Feed

But the number of ads the company can show there is approaching its upper limit.<p>"As Facebook looks to new formats such as mid-roll video ads and messaging ads, concerns remain over video ad engagement, measurement and more," said eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson, in a new report on the …

Digital Advertising

Buy: Special Edition 675 Chair

The molded plywood and steel-framed 675 chair, created by British designer Robin Day (famed for his efficient, cost-effective approach) back in 1952, gets an upholstery uplift in three new colors—robin red, bilberry blue and granite grey—for this The Conran Shop exclusive. Each is available in an …

Link About It: Cooper Hewitt's 2017 National Design Award Winners

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced their 18th annual design award winners—those who embody excellence and innovation in 11 design categories. "In an era of tumultuous change, design is asking deep questions about its purpose and contributions to a better society," explains …

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#LIBRARY EXPERIMENTATION<br>#DIGITAL INNOVATION<p>Kate is the chief of National Digital Initiatives at the Library of Congress, where she leads a new group …

The Ned, London: A hub of accommodation that's more than a hotel, thanks to its size and intentions

Most hotels in big cities have a problem with maximizing space—but what does one do when the building-to-be-renovated is almost <i>too</i> massive? It requires more than one company, in fact. This month, The Ned finally opened its doors in London after four years of work, completing its transformation from …

An architect couple designs a dream house

Blending the indoors and out.<p>Blending the indoors and out.<p>Marcie Meditch and her husband, John Murphey, loved their friendly, quiet Maryland neighborhood, but after two decades in an old house that was giving up the ghost, they had to make one of life’s harder decisions.<p>They could move away from …

Architecture

Buy: Plumen 003

Designers Claire Norcross and Marie-Laure Giroux have returned with their third iteration of Plumen, an exquisite low energy LED bulb in hybrid lamp form. At the core of the bulb, a faceted gold element yields warm, omnidirectional light. At its center, pointing downward, a central spotlight shines …

Link About It: The New Medium of Mixed Reality

As Artsy notes, the last few years have seen virtual reality advancements in the art world never before thought possible. It's a medium that's long-been labeled the next big medium. At this week's Armory Show art fair in NYC, however, a new medium has taken hold and it's all thanks to a new …

Augmented Reality

California Dreaming with Tank Garage Winery: The Napa Valley gas station-turned-winery's new soulful release

On the shelf, there's little way to judge wine except by its label, and Calistoga, California-based Tank Garage Winery does an impressive job of conveying its uniqueness via image alone. A photo from a 1950s college chemistry lab denotes their experimental "Dark Science" red wine. For "The Heavy" …

Fondazione Prada, Milan: Complete with a bar designed by Wes Anderson, the arts complex is a beauty to behold

With over 100 years of history, Prada has long been respected for originality and subtle contradictions—and finding a visually striking balance between dichotomies is what makes the fashion house unique. Milan's Fondazione Prada complex maintains the values of the fashion empire—albeit through art. …

Link About It: Kosho Tsuboi's Magic Wall Calendar

As a part of Google's Android Experiments concept project series, industrial designer Kosho Tsuboi has proposed a hi-res, electronic, paper, wall calendar. Despite advances in calendar apps, many of us remain divided between our digital scheduling and tactile wall or agenda planning. Tsuboi's Magic …

Buy: Everyday Tote

Always marrying function with form, Tanner Goods has just released a new bag that easily transitions from the office or class to the market, brunch and back again. Made from durable, waxed 18-ounce twill canvas and vegetable-tanned Meridian English bridle leather, the Everyday Tote is far superior …

‘Shazam for art’ app Smartify aims to educate visitors and art galleries alike

Shazam is one of my favorite apps. If I’m in a coffee shop or bar and hear a track I like, I can instantly find out what it is and check out the artist later on Apple Music. Smartify aims to do the same job for art, aiming to educate art gallery visitors and gallery owners alike, reports <i>New</i> …

Pinterest opens Lens visual search tool to everyone in the U.S.

Pinterest is today launching its new Lens visual search tool to everyone on iOS and Android in the U.S.<p>First unveiled last June, the new Lens feature lets users snap a photo with their mobile camera, or use an existing image on their camera roll, to find themes and pins related to the photo. The …

Facebook’s video strategy nets 1,055% higher share rate than YouTube

Native video is becoming hugely important. With 25 percent of U.S. users adopting an ad blocker last year, native content is how marketers are avoiding the cut.<p>And native video is one of the reasons influencer marketing and user-generated content has become so important.<p>In a study released today by …

Is It Art? Artists Are Turning Their Work into Startups

“If the Cubists could have made an app for doing Cubism, they would have."<p>James George looks like most other artists in Brooklyn. When I meet him at a cafe near his Bushwick studio, he's in rumpled head-to-toe black, bleary-eyed, locking up his bicycle. George works mainly with technology in his …

Art

Ecommerce Social Media Marketing Trends to Focus on in 2017

Here’s a not-so-secret fact – when it comes to ecommerce marketing (and even marketing in general), social media is playing a more dominant role that …

Marketing

These animated sculptures are freakishly hypnotizing

Some mathematicians will tell you that patterns exist all around us.<p>For John Edmark, an art lecturer at Stanford, patterns found in nature are the …