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19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn't Do Before

Happy iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS gets pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users …

iOS

The stunning artworks made of light

A new, interactive, digital-only museum aims to create a new relationship between people and art.<p>“The museum itself is one artwork,” Takashi Kudo of teamLab tells BBC Culture. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless is a 10,000 sq m (107,639 sq ft) digital art space in Tokyo, …

Digital Art

People Are Paying to Visit a Toxic Pit in the Middle of Montana

You can’t make this stuff up: there’s a giant toxic hole in Montana — and tourists from all corners of the world are flocking to it. It also may or …

Sea Level

WhatsApp group calls are rolling out to everyone, but don’t ditch Skype just yet

WhatsApp Blog<p>WhatsApp group calls are now rolling out to all, following a test run with a small group of users.<br>• The feature was first announced at Facebook’s F8 conference in May.<br>• Group audio and video calls are limited to four users, so it’s not a Skype replacement just yet.<p>Facebook originally …

NYC Expands the Role of the Library Card

Three library card systems divide New York City: the New York Public Library (for Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, the Queens Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. Membership cards at all three will now offer a “culture pass” program granting free admittance to 33 museums and cultural …

Libraries

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 …

University of Chicago

Mel Chin Takes Over New York City, Theaster Gates Talks Sculpture & More

<b>N</b>early four decades of Mel Chin’s multi-disciplinary and immersive work have taken over New York City as of April 8th. Co-produced by the Queens …

Theaster Gates’ “Black Madonna” in Basel, Pedro Reyes on Puppets, & Artists Raised on the Internet

<b>W</b>hile art crowds flocked to Basel last week, the most talked about event wasn’t the fair, it was Theaster Gates’ new exhibition: <i>Theaster Gates: Black</i> …

Santa Barbara

London calling: Sip, shop and savour your way through three iconic neighbourhoods

London has been in the spotlight this spring as Canadians tuned in to the nuptials of Harry and Meghan. The glorious sights and sounds of the Royal …

Invisible Insights for the British Museum: learning from TripAdvisor reviews - Museum-iD

Coline Cuau and Harrison Pim on using data from TripAdvisor to gain valuable insights into the visitor experience at the British Museum.<p>If you are a …

Hitting Refresh: The Menil Collection's Subtle, Substantial Redo In Houston

As The Menil Collection in Houston handles some updates and improvements to its main building’s interior, the process has been as discreet as the presence of the museum itself within a neighborhood near the Museum District.<p>Inside the building, however, the project’s logistics have been a bit like a …

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday.<p>The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet …

Net Neutrality

Interview: Event Designer David Stark

Whether it's a 40-person salon dinner for social change in Detroit, a 4,000-person non-profit fundraiser or top-tier art museum galas in New York, one call tell when David Stark Design has been involved. Stark and his team use their decor to trigger dialogue—from reaction to conversation. They aim …

Exploring the Westfjords with Hidden Iceland

Shards of glacial icefall chop up the landscape left and right. They’re milky in coloration, though shot through certain areas with the most magnificent blue veins—a color that denotes areas that have been recently exposed to air. This is merely a corner of Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park, …

European Travel

Interview: Daniel Arsham on his Ethereal Coachella Installation

Beyond the clichés at Coachella, there are plenty of genuinely impressive activations, installations and artistic endeavors. One such example is the pop-up at the Parker Palm Springs. The words “This is Just Fantasy” greet you when you walk into the iconic hotel—fitting considering Daniel Arsham‘s …

Art

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 …

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.<p>Added: Posted on August 2018

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

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 …

Art Basel

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 …

Friendly Sneakers

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 …

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

Whether you're a C-suite executive, a marketing leader, or a content creator yourself, here are seven content marketing trends to keep on your radar as you prepare for 2018.<p>We're more than halfway through 2017. I know that sounds almost impossible because the year has flown by so far. (My youngest …

The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis’ Creative Technology Conference

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<p>eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information and inspiration. There’s an essence to the dialogues …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

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, …

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 …

Facebook Ads

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 …

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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#ILLUSTRATION<br>#DATAVIZ<br>#DESIGN<p>Giorgia sees beauty in data. An award winning information designer, she challenges the impersonality of data, designing …

Human Rights