Bob Ross: Everyone can be a painter

As millions around the world have discovered, you too can learn to paint realistic landscapes in only a short time even if you have never painted before. The Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique leads you, step-by-step, into the wonderful world of art. Find great and almost instant satisfaction in this expressive method of painting.

Finding your sculpture| 09-12-2007

You can’t live, let alone paint, when you’re being pressured by patrons, complained Michelangelo. If he’d lived today, he would surely have recognized the conflict we often face as designers between our ideals, our artistic ideals, and the business and commercial demands of our clients. It’s a pity we can’t use Michelangelo’s method of dealing with troublesome clients or their…

Wordlwide Festival of Puppets Theatres

France Charleville-Mezieres The creation of the Wordlwide Festival of Puppets Theatres has had a major impact on the cultural life of Charleville-Mezieres. In 1981 the International Institute of Puppetry is created. It is a permanent place for puppetry art. Then the National High School for Puppet Arts (ESNAM) opens in 1987. Every three years it welcomes a class of 15…

NESTA on place and innovation

NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) well-known for its emphasis on user-led innovation, has published three research reports on the attributes of innovative cities and the importance of building effective regional coalitions for innovation. Innovation and the city How innovation has developed in five city-regions Cities provide an ideal environment for innovation: in the words of this…

Temporary Art Centre (TAC)

A number of years ago some people from Eindhoven took the initiative to start up a space for working, meeting, events and presentations. No such building existed by that time in Eindhoven, but an idea and a conviction did. A city such as Eindhoven could not nurture start-up culture-producers and artists in an inspirational breeding ground … without a suitable…

Selling hope, wrapped up in t-shirts

Cassandra Postema and Dong Shing Chiu (pictured) are in the business of selling hope, wrapped up in t-shirts called Hope Tees. Their Hong Kong creative enterprise is called Dialog because it embodies an exchange o conversations bet marginalised Asian textile craft wisdom modern western design. The result is an attractive  and fun range of resort apparel, bags and accessories. Dialog’s…

Innovating for the Base of the Pyramid

TÉLO is the first public telephone especially designed for public transport vehicles. Using a card for payment, millions of people using public transport are already using the phone on buses, trains and underground transport networks. Founded in August 2004, by Paulo Lerner and André Averbug, Brazilian company PV Inova (Public Vehicular Innovations) invented the system and have registered a patent…

Materia: knowledge centre for new materials

About Materia New materials present opportunities for fascinating innovations. Materia stimulates and inspires architects, designers and producers to apply these materials to their designs. The company is a knowledge centre for developments and innovations in materials, and their applications for architecture and design. Materia is familiar with many innovative materials from all over the world, as well having knowledge of…

We are educating people out of their creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize -much less cultivate- the talents of many brilliant people. We are educating people out of their creativity, Robinson says. The universality…