• Charles Renfro Discusses DS+R's Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park in Moscow

    3 years ago - By Arch Daily

    At last year's Moscow Urban Forum , Charles Renfro discussed Diller Scofidio + Renfro 's design for Zaryadye Park in Moscow . Located in the heart of the city, the park employs Wild Urbanist principles, which seek to emulate Russia's diverse landscapes - tundra, steppe, forest, and wetland - against a backdrop of architectural landmarks that includes the Kremlin, Red Square, and St. Basil's Cathedral.
    © Diller Scofidio+Renfro, Hargreaves Associates, Citymakers
    In the words of Charles Renfro, "While Moscow is a great international city and Z-Park will be a model for the world, it is a...
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  • Photographer Asks to Buy a Print of His Own Photo from the Guy Who Stole It

    Photographer Asks to Buy a Print of His Own Photo from the Guy Who Stole It

    3 years ago - By Peta Pixel

    When photographer Steve Arklay discovered his photo on someone else's Instagram account, posted without credit or permission, he didn't send a takedown request. Instead, he started a dialogue with the photo thief, trying to buy a print of his own photograph.
    This has to be one of the stranger copyright infringement stories we've heard, and it starts on Instagram where the Australia-based Arklay first found his photo of King Island , posted without credit or permission. It had been featured with permission as Swellnet 's wave of the day back in 2015, which is probably how the thief got his...
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  • The Miggo Pictar Grip Uses Ultrasound to 'DSLR Your iPhone'

    The Miggo Pictar Grip Uses Ultrasound to 'DSLR Your iPhone'

    3 years ago - By Peta Pixel

    There are plenty of products out there promising to turn your smartphone camera into the portable DSLR you wish existed—we've covered smartphone lenses , grips , lenscams , and more. The Miggo Pictar falls into the second category, grips, but it does something very different: it communicates with your iPhone using ultrasound.
    Currently attempting to raise a whopping $100K on Kickstarter to bring this innovative grip to market, the Pictar adds physical DSLR-like controls to iPhones 4 and up (except for the 6 Plus and 6s Plus).
    Here's a quick Kickstarter intro:
    The grip adds a physical...
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  • The Camera of the Future = No Camera

    The Camera of the Future = No Camera

    3 years ago - By Peta Pixel

    For thousands of years humans have engaged in making visual records of the world around them. From the earliest Ice Age animal cave paintings to birthday photos of our children , a common value seems to be expressing itself through our ever evolving technologies and skills that create "visual likeness."
    Charcoal, ink, dye, pigments—these were the earliest materials. But it was the technological innovation of the camera and light sensitive materials over 170 years ago that truly changed the game and the trajectory. Consumer digital imaging sensors are only a few decades old by comparison...
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  • Crystal Houses / MVRDV

    Crystal Houses / MVRDV

    3 years ago - By Arch Daily

    © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
    Architects: MVRDV, Gietermans & Van Dijk

    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Area: 840.0 sqm

    Project Year: 2016

    Photographs: Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee , Poesia , MVRDV

    Mvrdv: Winy Maas, Gijs Rikken, Mick van Gemert, (Renske v/d Stoep)

    Gietermans & Van Dijk: Wim Gietermans, Arjan Bakker, Tuğrul Avuçlu

    Contractor: Wessels Zeist; Robert van der Hoef, Richard van het Ende, Marco en Ronald van de Poppe

    Constructor: Paul Brouwer (Brouwer&Kok ), Rob Nijsse(ABT)

    Research: Delft University of Technology; Frederic A. Veer...
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  • Poipu Beach in Kauai

    Poipu Beach in Kauai

    3 years ago - By Analog Artist Digital World

    Legendary local artist Andrew Spear shared a drawing called " Breakfast in Maui " that was done on location this week in Maui. I was honored when he said he was channeling his inner Thomas Thorspecken. In Andrew's honor, I am sharing sketches I did on a trip to Kauai just before production got started on the Disney Feature Animated film, " Lilo and Stitch ." I still cry tears of pride when I hear the Hawaiian music from the opening of the film.
    As Terry and I relaxed in the shade on Poipu Beach in Kauai, we noticed a crowd gather. A harbor seal had made his way up on the beach to soak up...
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  • Painting in the Desert. The Saguaros

    Painting in the Desert. The Saguaros

    3 years ago - By Kem Studios

    It was the final day of the Plein Air Convention and I wanted to paint the Saguaros. All week long I tried putting them in my paintings. They are tricky to paint. I found it challenging to make them look natural...like they belong in the landscape without being too contrived. I decided it would be good to settle down and just paint one up close.
    The last day of the convention was devoted to an all day paint out at Picacho Peak State Park. Many of the artists had left but there was still a good size gathering at the park. Marsha and I arrived early and I staked a spot under the pavilion...
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  • Impressionism in the Garden

    Impressionism in the Garden

    3 years ago - By Gurney Journey

    Each summer the New York Botanical Garden chooses a theme to inspire its plantings and to guide its museum exhibition. Last year the Frida Kahlo theme attracted record crowds. This year, the topic is "Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas"
    Edmund Greacen, Florence Griswold Garden, 1913 (detail) The museum will be presenting more than 20 garden paintings and sculptures by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, and their contemporaries. Parts of the garden will be transformed with an American Impressionism theme, interpreted by Francisca Coelho—NYBG's renowned...
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  • Fire Cats

    Fire Cats

    3 years ago - By Muddy Colors

    By Jesper Ejsing
    Today I am going to show a step by step of a magic card artwork. The artwork is a bit of a stray from the traditional magic card. It was for a board game version of Magic called " Arena of the Planewalkers ".
    The assignment asked for 3 fire/lava cats, one leader and 2 subordinate. The background should be misty and not revealing an actual place. In an assignment like this there is not a lot to play with. In practical we are just talking about a figure portrait or representation, and every kind of story-line or action would feel out of place. So I sketched up the 3 lions...
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  • How to Convince Your Firm to Pay for Training

    How to Convince Your Firm to Pay for Training

    3 years ago - By Arch Daily

    © Matej Kastelic via Shutterstock
    Young designers, fresh out of school, often have incredible potential to contribute to their new firm: with fresh skills and capabilities that may have passed by the company's older members, they are in an excellent position to make their mark. But maximizing this potential may require expensive training courses, and asking your firm for that opportunity can be daunting. In this article originally published on ArchSmarter , Michael Kilkelly recounts a tale from his own early years as an architect to demonstrate that getting your firm to pay for training...
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  • Market Day - and handy hints

    Market Day - and handy hints

    3 years ago - By Julie Ford Oliver

    Market Day
    6x6in oil on canvas panel $100. SOLD
    A family enjoying our award winning Farmers and Craft
    Market here in sunny Las Cruces, NM
    Artist Note.
    This is another re-post.
    This one is from three years ago.
    I am recovering from a bug but thought i could pick
    up some old posts with good information in them.
    The monthly focus is the Figure in Landscape at the
    Artist Guild this month. We are a mixed group so
    to help the ones without much access to live models
    I find it easy to use the tried and true "Stick Figure "
    It is easy to find figures in magazines or newspapers...
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  • Hashtag: Big Magic! Why I'm Painting This Portrait Project

    Hashtag: Big Magic! Why I'm Painting This Portrait Project

    3 years ago - By Johanna Spinks

    My writer-daughter Rosie Spinks said months ago I really must explain to folks out there why on earth I decided to paint a third town with my portrait brush with a third newspaper being as I didn't live close to the town and had no real connection to it.
    For the longest time, I was having trouble finding a way to put pen to paper, or hit the keyboard, to explain why.

    The Face of Charleston By Johanna Spinks
    Kindly Featured in The Charleston Mercury.
    With sitter, famous doorman Havin Turner
    As readers of this blog will know by now, I painted The Face of Ventura with The...
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  • Barbecue House in Panguipulli / ABESTUDIO

    Barbecue House in Panguipulli / ABESTUDIO

    3 years ago - By Arch Daily

    © Nico Saieh
    Architects: ABESTUDIO

    Location: Lago Panguipulli, Los Lagos, Región de los Ríos, Chile

    Architect In Charge: Sebastián Browne

    Builder: Ruben Paredes, Jose Vega

    Area: 187.0 sqm

    Project Year: 2016

    Photographs: Nico Saieh

    © Nico Saieh
    Located in the Rivers Region, the project is located within the lakeshore on a natural plain, limited by the native forest and the slope towards Lake Panguipulli, this north facing spot is where the best views are obtained. In the distance you can even see the magnificent Villarica Volcano, and the noeth shore of the lake...
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