For the floor, he used a large antique Oushak rug he found at auction, trimming it down to fit. He said: 'The green and yellow combination worked beautifully — it seemed to reflect the sky and garden beyond the windows, and I decided to donate it to the White House collection as an official gift, which I soon learned has a very formal protocol.' … [Read more...] about ‘It became a true refuge’: Michelle Obama reveals how she made the White House feel like a normal family home where her daughters could hang with friends – and she could ‘hide out in sweats’
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That intense early scene sparks the central arc of the Hulu show "Woke," which makes its debut Wednesday when all eight episodes drop. The irreverent half-hour comedy dramatizes and satirizes issues of race and racism that arise whether Keef is drawing, dating or just trying to "keep it light." Even during moments featuring animation and puppetry, the character's adventures are grounded in truth: "Woke" is a semi-autobiographical story based on the popular comics of the show's co-creator, Keith Knight, including "The K Chronicles" and "Knight Life" strips that feature his cartoon persona and narrative alter ego, Keef. … [Read more...] about Keith Knight’s show ‘Woke’ feels right on time. But he’s been drawing about police brutality for decades.
Greene has been plotting out that line for a book he is working on to be titled “Rebirth of a Nation.” That’s why it was fresh in his mind when he was tracked down by museum officials all the way to Maynard, Mass., where he has lived for 20 years. The request was for any images that represent the impact Marin County has had on the world of rock ’n’ roll. Since Greene lived for a time in Marin, it could have been the cover image he shot for “Surrealistic Pillow,” Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 album. But that would be too obvious. … [Read more...] about Unearthed Grateful Dead pool party photos debut at North Bay museum exhibition
During a speech Ilori gave at the South African Design Indaba festival in 2017, so his audience might better understand his Nigerian background and its important to his work, he recreated one of his parents’ house parties on stage during his lecture. Kenyan musician “Blinky” Bill Sellanga DJed, and fellow lecturers and audience members danced. His vision of Nigerian culture feels celebratory and joyous, and that is apparent in his work. There’s a sense of Nigerian sunlight, energy, music and family in the forms, colours and patterns of just about everything he designs. … [Read more...] about ‘Architecture and design should be for everyone’: Yinka Ilori’s colourful world