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Hurdy-Gurdy: UGEARS Launches the World’s First Mechanical Musical Model 

All-in-one: puzzle, toy and fully fledged musical instrument, UGEARS has just launched one of their most ambitious mechanical models yet—Hurdy-Gurdy, now on Kickstarter. Based on the obscure but beloved folk instrument which derives its sounds through a crank-driven wheel that rubs against strings like a violin, the UGEARS Hurdy-Gurdy is a DIY wood model that lets you construct and play it yourself.

Inspired by the art of medieval craftsmen, the new model comes with everything needed for assembly including incredibly precise laser cut wood components, strings, and instructions. To help with easy assembly, the pieces are designed to lock together without the need for glue or adhesive while remaining fully mechanical. All UGEARS products are built from eco-friendly, sustainably sourced plywood.

In addition to the instrument, UGEARS is offering a wide variety of additional models as part of their expanding Mechnical Town series that now includes a Tram Line Model, Rail Manipulator Model, a Robot Factory Model, and a number of smaller toys including a yet-to-be-announced “secret” model.

The Hurdy-Gurdy model launches today and you can mix and match a variety of reward options right now on Kickstarter.

This post was sponsored by UGEARS.

Masterclass: Learning Tools for Artists (Sponsored) 

For the last 184 years, Winsor & Newton has sought to provide generations of artists with some of the finest paints, brushes, graphic markers, and other supplies designed to meet the rigorous needs of creative individuals. It’s a proud heritage founded on innovation, dedication, and the tireless pursuit of perfection.

In its latest venture, Winsor & Newton is reaching out to artists across the globe to offer guidance and crucial artistic insight. Masterclass is a new series of informative video tutorials for those seeking to improve their techniques and stretch their artistic achievements.

Each new video will include explorations of color, technical advice on surfaces and professional input on mediums. Masterclass promises to reveal the science behind artist’s materials and demonstrate how best to use them. Each topic is carefully deconstructed to allow artists to understand the ‘why and how’ of the materials they use.

This exclusive new series is available free by subscription through Winsor & Newton’s website. With numerous topics in the pipeline, Masterclass is set to become a vital knowledge-base for professional artists and those seeking to perfect their creative practice. Subscribe now and start learning.

Photographer and Adobe Stock Contributor Tasha Van Zandt Documents Her Travels Around the World 

Having traveled to over 75 countries with camera in-hand, photographer and Adobe Stock Contributor Tasha Van Zandt is on a quest to discover how interconnected the world truly is through her documentary films, photography, and an insightful style of visual storytelling. Among her chief concerns is to connect people to the importance of climate change, the effects of which she has experienced first-hand in recent travels to the islands of Mo’orea and Tahiti in French Polynesia. By extension, Van Zandt offers her stunning photography through Adobe Stock, allowing others to use photographs she’s already taken to tell stories of their own.

“As I move forward in my work and travels I hope that my photographs and films can act as a passport and help viewers to better see just how interconnected we all truly are,” Van Zandt shares. “One of my current goals in my work is to get more photographs of social and environmental issues directly into the hands of policy and change makers. I think so often the opposition to correcting these issues stems from lack of personal connection so I strongly believe that the more we can create a personal connection in our work the more we can inspire change.”

Though social change and climate awareness is at the core of Van Zandt’s work, her keen eye captures the undeniable beauty and mystique of every location she visits around the world, images which you can now find on Adobe Stock. Adobe Stock is seamlessly integrated into Creative Cloud applications, so you can search, view, edit, and license photographs, videos, illustrations, vector graphics, 3D assets and more without leaving your creative workflow. Monthly subscription plans are available for individuals, small teams, and enterprise solutions. Learn more about plans and pricing on Adobe Stock. If you’re interested in selling your own stock photos and videos, visit the Adobe Contributor Portal.

Tasha Van Zandt

For Your Must-Do List: Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts & Culture (Sponsor) 

New Mexico Museum of Art

From Velázquez’s magnum opus Las Meninas to stunning photographs of Frida Kahlo, from the mind of Leonardo da Vinci to the innovation of Steve Jobs, from passionate Flamenco to soul-stirring Opera — visitors to The City Different throughout 2017 will experience a vast and dazzling array of high-quality, global cultural masterworks.

Experience Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum, the debut of an international exhibition at one of two U.S. venues, featuring works by artists such as Michelangelo and da Vinci. The show offers an insight into the fundamentals and history of drawing as a thinking medium from master draftsmen across five centuries.

Meow Wolf, “House of Eternal Return,” Santa Fe

Visitors can also blaze their own path through Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, an interactive art experience driven by non-linear storytelling that unfolds through exploration, discovery, and 21st century interactivity. The installation is comprised of 70 unique rooms created by a team of over 500 artists.

All of this comes along with the many undeniable attractions that consistently draw visitors to The City Different year after year. World-class shopping, breathtaking vistas, countless outdoor adventures and soul-satisfying relaxation awaits in what will be a enjoyable, inspirational, and unforgettable getaway.

Find details and schedules on all of the planned exhibitions, performances, and markets along with information on lodging, restaurants, and transportation at santafe.org.

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (© Jim Arndt)

Parsons at Open Campus: Street Art Addicts + Animation Mavericks + Marketing Fanatics + You (Sponsor) 

Unless you’re on it, the cutting-edge can be quite elusive. You need a team of innovators, thinkers, and makers to help refine your creative practice, and propel you to the forefront of design thinking.

This summer, discover a new creative network at Open Campus, The New School’s progressive approach to continuing education. Here, you’ll explore Art & Design Certificates at Parsons School of Design, part of The New School in NYC and a world-renowned hub for creative innovation. With breakthrough programs in Interior Design, Fine Art, and Graphic and Digital Design, you’ll not only reach the cutting-edge of design—you’ll redefine it.

RSVP today for our Art & Design Info Session to learn more about our many online and on campus program offerings.

Explore our World. Expand Yours.

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 A’ Design Awards & Competition (Sponsor) 

Tribeca Loft Residential Apartment by Andrew Franz Architect PLLC

The A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s largest annual juried design competition. Each year the competition accepts entries from over 110 categories, including graphic design, fashion and apparel, photography, toys and games, furniture, architecture, and visual communication.

A’ Design Prize winners receive marketing services such as press release preparation and distribution, lifetime license to use A’ Design’s award winner logo, a public relations campaign, an award trophy, an exhibition of selected projects, and a gala night invitation.

Included below is a selection of some of our favorite preliminary entry winners.

Multi functional chair by Yi-An Hung, Yestudio

Into The Water (Women In Water Series) Series of artworks by Sonia Alins

Pasta Nikita Packaging by Nikita Konkin

DuoSkin On-Skin User Interface by Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao

Binhi Multifunctional Bench by Ito Kish

To learn more about the A’ Design Award & Competition, visit whatisadesignaward.com.

To register, visit competition.adesignaward.com/registration.php.

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