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Coral of the Year

Coral of the Year

Activism, Arts, culture, Design, Have you heard, Lifestyle, World
Tickle me pink - or ‘Living Coral,’ to be exact: coral has been deemed Colour of the Year by Pantone. With every day seeming to bring a new headline about how the world is breaking down, Pantone knows what humanity needs as 2018 comes to a close — a Colour of the Year that reflects ‘warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy.’ Introducing the 2019 @Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral. It is a warm natural shade that’s energizing, stunning, and at the intersection of the biggest visual trends. https://t.co/lQMk3ELeZv #COY2019 #LivingCoral pic.twitter.com/te6UP19rP7 — Adobe Illustrator (@Illustrator) December 7, 2018   Unlike ‘Rose Quartz’ (also referred to as ‘millennial pink’) which was Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2016, the deep pink colour has a
Is London losing its cultural diversity to a rising tide of built-for-Instagram aesthetics?

Is London losing its cultural diversity to a rising tide of built-for-Instagram aesthetics?

Culture, Design, Featured, Lifestyle, photography, Society
Whether it’s an art exhibition, a new restaurant, or an inner-city festival, it appears that London’s cultural institutions must now cater to the like-seeking social media space first and foremost. In a city with more than enough foodies to fill seats, if your new restaurant lacks Instagram appeal — be that the food or the décor — it’s unlikely to get much in the way of footfall. It’s often seen by businesses as a platform for free promotion, but is the price of success a sacrifice at the Instagram altar? To some, it’s not seen as a sacrifice, especially if it boosts business and tourism. But are we conceding some of the uniqueness of London by applying the same cookie cutter social media aesthetics as other global cities to our art and public spaces? In the restaurant busines
Is art tailored for Instagram?

Is art tailored for Instagram?

Arts, culture, Design, Entertainment, Exhibition
4.2 billion is the figure that represents how many times people press the button “like” on Instagram each day. The social media platform’s impact on every sphere of our society is huge and art is no exception.   Instagram is often seen as the prime social media for narcissism, but in art, researchers have demonstrated the numerous positive aspects of the site. The social network changes how we interact with art and even shapes our visits to museums, but it is not a bad thing. In fact, institutions are now promoting their exhibits on social media. And why not when this technology can reach a broader audience and can give everyone the possibility to access art easily? A study led by Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art showed that people shared posts where they were immersi

The Design Museum opens today in London

Design, Lifestyle, Travel, World
Reporter: Mariya Grinina | Sub-Editor: Alina Isachenka The Design Museum opens to the public in its new location today. The museum moved from a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames to a mid-century building on Kensington High Street. The former Commonwealth Institute was restored into a spectacular minimalistic space by architectural designer John Pawson. New building is three times bigger than the old one, and is filled with natural light coming from its parabolic copper roof. It houses three exhibition spaces, a designers-in-residence studio, learning spaces, a library and archive, a restaurant and café. And the good news – the permanent exhibition is free, for the first time of the museum’s existence since 1989.
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