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3 hrs ago | The Real Deal

From left: Chaim Cahane, 902-908 Bedford Avenue and Andrew Verner

Less than a year after paying $18.2 million for a 65,000-square-foot multifamily rental building in Clinton Hill, Springhouse Partners just sold it for $29 million, The Real Deal has learned. That means the building's value jumped almost a million dollars every month since Springhouse bought it.


Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Core77 design blog

In the Details: A Mountain Goat-Inspired Prosthetic Leg for Amputee Rock Climbers

Last February, Kai Lin was watching YouTube videos of mountain goats jumping up a vertical mountain side when he was struck with an idea. Lin, now a senior at Pratt Institute, was enrolled in a prosthetic-design class at the time, and he wondered if the same anatomy that allowed the goats to so swiftly and accurately scale the vertical surface could be applied to humans.


The Newtown Bee

Snapshot: Kurt Eckhardt

Family: My wife is Linda, and we have two children. Hannah is 21, and she is going to school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, majoring in fashion design.


Related Topix: Newtown, CT, Family, Kids, Sandy Hook, CT

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Darien Arts Center Expands Adult Visual Arts Classes This Fall

This fall, adults will have many options for getting their creative juices flowing at the Darien Art Center. The DAC is expanding its adult visual arts offerings to include printmaking and drawing, basic concepts of painting, watercolor painting, mixed media collage and a drawing and painting academy with teachers hailing from many prestigious art schools and backgrounds, including the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and The Cooper Union.


Related Topix: School of Visual Arts, SUNY College at Purchase, Connecticut

Silicon Alley Insider

These Powerful Photos Depict The Reality Of A Generation Of 'Lost Boys'

After three years in New York City's Pratt Institute, photographer Liz Calvi realized she couldn't afford her final semesters. Calvi was lucky enough that her parents let her move back in with them at home in Hartford, Connecticut, and attend a local art school to finish her education without having to pay the price of room and board.


Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Family, Kids

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Local architect to lecture about 19th-century forts

Local architect Andrew Warren, of David Wieboldt Architects in Middletown, will share his knowledge of architecture, design and sustainability, and his love of history, in the first in a series of architecture lectures at the newly opened Rowley Center for Science & Engineering at SUNY Orange.


Related Topix: Middletown, NY


Destruction, reconstructed

PIECING together debris and scrap left by the wrath of Typhoon Haiyan, product designer Bernardo Urbina conceptualized and created an ingenue furniture line aptly titled "Tacloban Prevails." The collection shed light on how a pinch of creativity can transform even the tiniest remnants of destruction into a masterpiece.


Related Topix: Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design)

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Star Tribune

Turning trash into beauty and a sparkling career

Design upcycler Tiffany Threadgould's apartment includes a room divider made of old 35mm film canisters and curtains made from tent material.


Related Topix: Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Trenton, NJ

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The News-Press

Local watercolor artist Edythe Newbourne revels in Chinese brush painting

Edythe Newbourne, an instructor at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, was already a well-established watercolor artist long before she became interested in Chinese brush painting.


Related Topix: Marco Island, FL

The Washington Post

a Crap Taxidermya stuffed with weirdness

But it's hard to tell who won in "Crap Taxidermy" . It's a new photo book drawn from Kat Su's ghoulishly hilarious Web site, .


Related Topix: Blog News, US Politics, US News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Silver Bullet Comics

97 Years Later: Celebrating the King on His Birthday

Today is Jack Kirby's birthday. If he were still alive, he would be turning 97. Instead he has been gone more than twenty years.


Related Topix: Fantastic Four, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Stan Lee

University of North Texas News Service

UNT appoints Ligon, Cox interim deans

DENTON , Texas -- Two University of North Texas faculty members and current administrators - Eric Ligon and Dr. Gloria Cox - have been named interim deans for the College of Visual Arts and Design and the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science respectively, by Dr. Warren Burggren, UNT provost and vice president for academic affairs.


Related Topix: Texas, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Korea Herald

Turning trash into beauty and a sparkling career

When Tiffany Threadgould moved into her Philadelphia apartment in 2012, the first thing she did was trash the place.


Related Topix: Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Trenton, NJ

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Courthouse Gallery presents "Lilian Day Thorpe: Soft Fictions"

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art is pleased to introduce the photography of " Lilian Day Thorpe: Soft Fictions ".


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Brooksville, ME, York, ME

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Pratt & Hennessy Release "Never Stop, Never Settle" Films

This weekend's inspiration is delivered, fittingly enough, courtesy of alcohol - a vital ingredient of the college experience.


McGraw-Hill Construction

A Little Housing Prototype Gets a Big City Test Drive

New York City is known for many things, but massive space isn't one of them. So when the city's Office of Emergency Management and its Dept.


Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Wilton Library's September artists share their views of the world September 5

Wilton, CT - Lifelong passions in different mediums mark this month's art exhibition at Wilton Library entitled "Aerial Grace & Altered Views: Karen E. Gersch and Pam Rouleau," opening Friday, September 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. As a painter, Karen E. Gersch captures the dynamics and poetics of life under the big top with her portraits and scenics of ... (more)


Related Topix: Photography