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The Ashtray Show: Original works that transform the humble ashtray into art

June 25th, 2018|

If you remember this time last year, the Fisher Parrish Gallery in Brooklyn opened its doors with a debut exhibition, The Paperweight Show. Taking what is quite an ordinary object and turning it upside down in terms of its form and function, it was a show that aimed to push the very boundaries of design. Now the gallery is back with something to mark its one year anniversary: The Ashtray Show, an exhibition of original [...]

Jane Bown: The Observer, a retrospective exhibition for the esteemed photographer

June 25th, 2018|

Jane Bown: The Observer is an upcoming retrospective exhibition at Proud Galleries, displaying the works of the esteemed photographer. Working within a male-dominated industry, this significant 20th-century photojournalist captured eminent portraits of post-war Britain on assignments for The Observer from 1949; a career that spanned six decades and documented the austerity of the 1950s through to the rise of modern celebrity culture. Bown has been frequently positioned amongst the ranks of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert [...]

A Pride-themed series of screenprints commissioned by Facebook to celebrate Pride

June 25th, 2018|

Facebook has partnered with Austin, Texas studio In-House International to create a series of posters to celebrate Pride, each one by a different LGBTQ+ designer. Featuring work by Resistenza Type (Giuseppe Salerno & Paco González), Ximena Jimenez, Lauren Dickens, Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, Dan Polyak and Carlos Castro-Lugo, the six individual prints spell out a single letter or number from "Pride18" and focus on different design disciplines. Rather than develop the letters separately, the designers entered a [...]

Full transcript: Jessica Pressler talks ‘lady grifters’ + Ken Auletta on the ‘frenemies’ of the ad business on Recode Media

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Full transcript: Jessica Pressler talks ‘lady grifters’ + Ken Auletta on the ‘frenemies’ of the ad business on Recode Media

It’s a two-fer! On this special episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, you get two interviews for the price of one: First, Jessica Pressler, a New York Magazine staff writer whose longform story about a New York City high society grifter, Anna Sorokin, became [...]

Americans seem to like ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. But it’s hard to say exactly how many use them.

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Americans seem to like ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. But it’s hard to say exactly how many use them.

Is it 24 percent? Is it 43 percent? Answers vary. While some Americans are early adopters, it’s important to remember that new technology can take a while to become commonplace. Uber, the online force that has disrupted real-world transportation, first launched in San Francisco in [...]

GoFundMe debuts Team Fundraising to let groups raise money for the same cause

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on GoFundMe debuts Team Fundraising to let groups raise money for the same cause

GoFundMe is capitalizing on the social aspect of its cause-based fundraising platform by launching GoFundMe Team Fundraising, a new initiative that lets multiple people raise money for a single entity. The post GoFundMe debuts Team Fundraising to let groups raise money for the same cause appeared [...]

Most Americans say they don’t want help from robots

June 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Most Americans say they don’t want help from robots

But they probably will someday. These days, robots can do a range of tasks from cleaning the floor to guarding a building. But the majority of Americans would rather not accept the help, according to a new survey from the Brookings Institution. The survey found [...]