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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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
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.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
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.
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, CrappyTaxidermy.com .
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.
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.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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.
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 ".
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.
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.
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)