Tag: toys

A 25-Year-Old PhD Student Just Convinced Lego to Mass-Produce Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ as an Official Toy Kit

One of the most famous paintings in the world, Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, has inspired everything from socks to umbrellas to face masks. Now, the 1889 Post-Impressionist masterpiece will have its very own Lego set, allowing art lovers to recreate the…

/ February 12, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Holiday Art Calendar, From a Christmas LED Flower Display to an Origami Extravaganza

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions in the New York area. See our picks…

/ December 21, 2020
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Studio Visit: Artist Sophia Narrett on How an Anonymous Renaissance Painting Cycle Inspired Her Latest Feminist Embroidery

In her vibrant embroidered works, Sophia Narrett paints with thread, deftly creating detailed figurative scenes tinged with fantasy, desire, and eroticism. Her tapestries take center stage this month in “Soul Kiss,” the New York artist’s first solo show at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Her…

/ November 18, 2020
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In Memory of the Late ‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek, See If You Can Answer These 41 Art Clues From the Show’s Brain-Twisting History

Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on Sunday from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. Trebek had hosted the popular quiz show for 37 years. The series, which was created by Merv Griffin, originally debuted in 1964…

/ November 10, 2020
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Most of Them Melted. But the Two Surviving Puppets From the Holiday Film ‘Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Could Be Yours for $250,000

Attention fans of the classic Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: two of the original stop-motion puppet figures from the 1964 television film are coming to auction on November 13, and are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. Offered by California…

/ October 23, 2020
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Samsung Q8FN 4K Review: A Pretty But Pricey 4K Television

One of the best perks of the job is that I get to try some tech toys that are simply out of my price range. From high-end cameras to bonkers-expensive pro laptops, I realize I'm pretty spoiled. That's why when…

/ September 3, 2018
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The Lego Minifig Turns 40

Today marks the 40th birthday of the Lego minifigure. The little plastic people from Billund, Denmark first walked off the assembly line and onto the carpet under our bare feet in August of 1978. The Lego minifigure—colloquially known as the…

/ August 28, 2018