Pieces of rust belt history come to life at Heights Arts' Remade in Cleveland show
“Things that get my creative mojo going: Science fiction movies, surrealist landscapes, googie architecture, electronic music, art deco and mid-century modern design, the streamlining movement, quantum physics, and mysticism,” Meyer says of his ...
January 13, 2016
Top 10: the best design hotels in London
The Halkin first opened in 1991, newly built on the site of a former car park in a modern classical style to blend in with the Belgravia mansions which surround it. It was an early example of a contemporary, design-conscious hotel, with interiors in a ...
December 22, 2015
A transparent solution to noise pollution
Wrightstyle is a leading UK advanced glazing company and supplies its steel and aluminium systems worldwide. We can't see or smell it, but it's one of the most insidious pollutants of the modern world. Noise. For example, a gently-ticking ...
January 10, 2016
Peugeot 308 SW – long-term test
A lot of that stuff is down to a car's weight (1,190kg for the 308 SW versus 930kg for the 309), and ultimately you'll always conclude that a modern car's safety kit is more valuable than a bit of lift-off oversteer, but it is a shame that the 308 isn ...
December 22, 2015
Race and Reality: The scourge of segregation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin () Reginald Jackson drove along the desolate streets of a once-vibrant African-American neighborhood, laying out long-established racial and behavioral codes perfected in this Midwestern city. "Milwaukee is a place where ...
December 1, 2015
The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Single-File Line
There was a time in the not-too-distant past, before velvet ropes and winding metal barriers and that song little kids sing about putting their finger on the wall, when Americans didn't wait for things by neatly arranging themselves one behind the ...
November 20, 2015
Eager for a Fresh Take, Galleries Mine an Unfamiliar Side to Famous Artists
19, 537 West 20th Street, Chelsea; an exhibition of Morandi's paintings from the 1930s is on view through June 25 at the Center for Italian Modern Art, 421 Broome Street, SoHo. . “Tom Wesselmann” will include a dozen or so significant paintings and ...
October 28, 2015
It’s flooded with light, there is a magical fourth floor roof terrace – with olive trees, lavender and vegetable beds – and Kit Kemp’s talent for designing interiors that last, work in all seasons, and look cosy, always means great textiles and art. Don’t miss the mesmerising 135-dial digital clock and a wall of backlit Martha Freud pots in the restaurant. The Halkin by COMO, Belgravia The Halkin first opened in 1991, newly built on the site of a former car park in a modern classical style to blend in with the Belgravia mansions which surround it. It was an early example of a contemporary,... Regular refurbishment has kept it smart, but the original look has lasted extremely well – a testament to the strength of the original concept, and the quality of the execution. The top-floor rooms, with their unusual style of barrel vaulting, are among the most attractive. Blakes Hotel, South Kensington Designed by Anouska Hempel with great verve, Blakes is the original boutique hotel and has been going for over 30 years.
Wrightstyle is a leading UK advanced glazing company and supplies its steel and aluminium systems worldwide. We can’t see or smell it, but it’s one of the most insidious pollutants of the modern world. A person on a bus may be enjoying their music, but the noise leaking from his or her earphones can be deeply irritating to everyone else. For example, a gently-ticking bedside clock may lull some people off to sleep. In the UK, noise is defined as being 'a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance'. Sound becomes noise when it either interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts one's quality of life. Unwanted noise probably affects most of us every day, and adversely affects the lives of millions of people. Research has demonstrated a link between noise and health problems, including stress-related illnesses, high blood pressure, and sleep disruption. Lack of sleep from noise pollution may also have an unexpected impact on our waistlines. In 1990, about thirty million people in the USA were exposed on a daily basis to occupational noise levels above 85 decibels a harmful threshold.
Students participate in a music production class at TRUE Skool, an afterschool program in Milwaukee that uses arts and humanities to engage high school students in social justice and community service. Over the past decade, the nonprofit has paired hundreds of black, white and Latino teens with local artists to learn how to use the arts to cope with the despair of their surroundings. A freeway was needed to ease travel to the city from the mostly white suburbs in what experts say has become one of America's most segregated metropolises. "I used to intentionally do things to not scare white people," says Jackson, a schoolteacher. Nationally, two-thirds (68%) of younger whites -- ages 18 to 34 -- say the people they socialize with are all or mostly white, according to a new poll by CNN and The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The study on how Americans feel about race and ethnicity found that 36% of younger blacks say the people they socialize with are all or mostly black vs. 51% different. You go to the (predominantly black) north side, and you see everybody walking around with their pants hanging down," he adds, repeating a popular racial stereotype. Timm, who lived most of his childhood on the north side, says some black parts of town are.
Umbra Shift: Extraordinary by design
“The premise of the company is based on original, modern design that is functional ... example a little statue somewhere or a painting on the wall, or you can choose to put a very beautiful clock from a very well-known designer.”
January 15, 2016
Razer launches Nabu Watch, says it's smart, but not a smartwatch
Razer's recently revealed Nabu Watch is an intriguing take on a modern watch that has ... features expected of top-tier digital watches - an illuminated backlit display, countdown timer, stopwatch, World time clocks and alarms - as well as automatic ...
January 7, 2016
Razer Nabu Watch goes official with dual screens, dual batteries, watch-first focus
Not smartwatches, mind you, with the Razer Nabu Watch seemingly advertised as a digital chronograph which just so happens ... $200 stateside and €240 in the EU with machined stainless steel buttons and a premium black finish. A standard, full ...
January 7, 2016
Kodak Revives The Iconic ‘Super 8’ As A Modern Film Camera For The Digital Age
and a rechargeable battery powered via a USB wall adaptor. Images are captured on Super 8 Kodak film, with each cartridge containing 50 feet of film. It sports a sleeker body while maintaining its retro look, with a steel and metal casing, and a more ...
January 7, 2016
Martian Watches Debuts New Collection Of Women's Discreet Notification Smartwatches And Smart Jewelry
(January 06, 2016) Kindred vip Woman's Hybrid Smartwatch Featuring Martian's mVip discreet smart notification technologies, a modest round diameter of only 38mm and a stainless steel case ... uncluttered 24-hour clock display with modern smartwatch features.
January 6, 2016
The latest at gadgets: Samsung fridge comes with screen (Update 8)
The clock, selling for a promotional $89 during CES ... years and is a nod to those in the film industry that continue to balk at the push to switch to digital cameras. In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, photo, a pair of Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record ...
The latest at CES: Keurig of beer hopes hops land in homes
It plugs into a wall socket and scans a room for any TrackR tags using Bluetooth ... you might enjoy Sensorwake's olfactory alarm clock. The device by the French company emits scents that should get you up gently in about two minutes.
January 4, 2016