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This Artwork Will Give You a Jolt

Some people drink coffee, UK artist Maria A. Aristidou paints with it. “I use [watercolor painting] paper and around five different coffee blends,” she wrote in a blog post about her art. Fun facts about the artist and her unique paintings: Aristidou earned…

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Looking at Art Makes You Smart

Is it possible that when your teachers and parents forced you to go to museums, they were actually doing something good for you? Author and art historian Jonathan Fineberg says they were. In fact, he argues that looking at visual images…

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The Virtual Art Auction

In about a month, art collectors can participate in art auctions from the comfort of their own homes. Sotheby’s will collaborate on an online-only sale of contemporary art with the start-up Artsy, a search engine and database that will take bids via its…

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From Ocean Trash to Treasure

One brightly colored sand shovel. One plastic ring from a packaged drink. One foam flip-flop. One discarded water bottle. These items seem minuscule in comparison to the boundless ocean covering planet earth. It’s easy to ignore that billions of humans are contributing their…

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Take a Ride Under the Sea in NYC

New York City’s Battery Park has a new attraction –  SeaGlass Carousel, designed by New York’s WXY Architecture + Urban Design. The carousel opened late last month.   Everything about the design of the new SeaGlass Carousel is inspired by the underwater world. The 2,575-square-foot stainless steel and glass…

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Pantone ups Their Color Game

Pantone, an international trend-spotting intelligence firm focused on color selection, is every designer’s best friend. The Pantone color system is the go-to for fashion, graphic design, and interior decorating. With the addition of 210 shades to its color palettes, Pantone now…

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