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Another day, another police officer called on someone without any evidence of wrongdoing. This time it is in North Carolina, where a Staples manager told a police officer who happened to be in the store to check on Sherell Bates as she browsed through the Staples looking for back to school items. The police officer asked her if she was shoplifting. It was so insane that Bates thought the officer was joking at first. «Initially, I thought he was joking, so my response was, 'Twins,’” Bates said. “I'm 34 weeks with twins. I'm having a boy and a girl.» Bates said the officer didn’t believe her the first time, and he asked her again. «At that point, to avoid him asking me again, I actually lifted my shirt just a little bit, just to expose my belly, so he could see that I'm just a regular pregnant person buying school supplies,” Bates said. Bates confronted the manager, who then admitted to having the police officer check her out for shoplifting, saying that people had been stealing things lately. That’s not good enough. Staples sent out a statement about the event that reads: »Yesterday at our Pineville location, while a customer was shopping, a manager mistakenly thought they were possibly shoplifting and asked a police officer that happened to be in the store to talk with the customer. «After a quick conversation, the issue was resolved, the manager apologized to the customer and refunded their transaction due to the inconvenience. At Staples, we want all customers to feel welcome in our store, and work with our store associates to try and foster an inclusive culture. As an organization, we would like to apologize to the customer if that was not the case in this instance.» That statement hasn’t been satisfying enough for Bates, who is in a high-risk pregnancy and says she doesn’t need the kind of stress brought on by being harassed for imaginary crimes. She is considering legal action.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yosemite National Park's reopening can't come soon enough for Douglas Shaw. The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in the U.S. cost Shaw $200,000 in lost revenue at his 120-person hotel just outside Yosemite. Most of the park is set ...
The Brazilian designer duo Fernando and Humberto Campana, popularly known as the Campana Brothers, have designed a series of furniture using Portuguese cork. The Sobreiro collection, designed for Experimenta Portugal 2018, features three cabinets and one armchair. The structure of the armchair is entirely made of natural cork. The cabinets have wooden structure and two of them are made of expanded natural cork agglomerate, while the third one is created from a hybrid of cork and clay. One of the cabinets is inspired by the shape of waves. The pieces are being exhibited at the Consulate General of Portugal in Sao Paulo until August 19.The brothers had been invited by the Consulate General of Portugal in Sao Paulo to develop a project combining Portuguese materials with Brazilian design. «Portugal connected me with my roots. The experience of the trip was amazing and brought to the fore an awareness of my Portuguese heritage. Cork has always fascinated us, not only because it is an ecological material, but because of its lightness. The texture, variety of applications and isolating enrich the possibilities of expressing through this material a lot of new concepts and gestures,» says Humberto Campana.The designers have earlier created furniture from ordinary materials including scrap and waste products such as cardboard, rope, cloth and wood scraps, plastic tubes, and aluminium wire.«We're keen on exploring recycled materials. We have been discovering so many impressive sustainable and ecological materials and processes,» added Campana, as quoted by Dezeen. «At the moment, we are researching the possibilities of use of the pineapple leather.»Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the Cork Furniture series. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
The Noguchi Museum, New York City, presents Isamu Noguchi’s iconic Akari light sculptures, on view through January 27, 2019.Japanese American artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi remained deeply engaged with his lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns from 1951 until the end of his life. “Akari: Sculpture by Other Means” at the Noguchi Museum features some 60 lamps, representing about forty individual models, as well as a substantial selection of archival materials. The exhibition brings to light “Noguchi’s almost limitless ambitions for these luminous paper lanterns, which expand the boundaries and definitions of sculpture,” writes the museum.Noguchi Museum Acting Director Jennifer Lorch says, “Noguchi’s Akari are among his most iconic and celebrated works, and they are still in production today. This exhibition will explore them through historic and innovative installations, complemented by a trove of archival materials that document the exhibition and promotion of the lanterns from the early 1950s on.”Exhibition curator Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at the Museum, states, “‘Sculpture by Other Means’ aims to show Akari as Noguchi intended it: as a flexible, open-ended, modular ecosystem of light sculptures, rather than a fixed product line, and to demonstrate some of the unusual ways in which they shape, transform, and create space.”“Sculpture by Other Means” occupies the Museum’s second-floor galleries, with three distinct areas exploring the versatility, impact, and flexibility of Akari. One area features a floor-to-ceiling Akari “cloud” made of nearly 40 of Noguchi’s ceiling lamps. Another area features three Akari “rooms,” which exemplify Noguchi’s concept of light as both place and object. The third installation focuses on Akari’s modularity. “Noguchi intended Akari to be a flexible system of parts,” writes the museum. “The modularity that Noguchi designed into Akari (the freedom, for example, to change the height of a shade in relation to the position of the bulb with a range of extension rods), on top of the subtle but perceptible handmade imperfectness of every shade, is what has made it so much more durable and immune to fashion than a fixed product line,” adds the museum.The exhibition also includes a rich selection of archival material such as vintage photographs, advertisements, and Akari brochures, all suggesting that Noguchi’s thinking about the presentation of Akari was a continually shifting enterprise.The exhibition is on view through January 27, 2019 at The Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11106For more details, visit: https://www.noguchi.org/Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
Kellenberger-White with LDF headline partner, British Land has created 26 bespoke colorful alphabet steel chairs popping up at Finsbury Avenue Square.The stools have been painted in various colors using International Marine Paints, an industrial brand used to paint bridges and metalwork ranging from International Orange (used for San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge) to Cornflower Blue (the color of Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge).The result of an experiment in folding metal to create a typographic system, the chairs are informed by research into Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Marianne Brandt, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld. The result is an alphabet of 26 chairs.Other influences for this usable typeface include Bruno Munari’s photos “Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair” (1944), Max Bill and Hans Gugelot’s “Ulm Stool” (1955), as well as Bruce McLean’s “pose” works of the 1970s. The stools aim to encourage the public to “engage” with them, says White, through sitting on them, forming words, and moving them around.British Land Chief Executive, Chris Grigg, said: “Design is integral to everything we do at British Land. Our partnership with London Design Festival celebrates the world’s leading designers and we are delighted to once again support the Festival.”Kellenberger–White is a London-based graphic design studio. It develops visual languages that are responsive, playful, and process-led. The studio is multidisciplinary, and focuses on identities, publications, exhibitions, wayfinding, and digital platforms. Kellenberger–White collaborates with artists, curators, architects, and designers, as well as with programmers, illustrators, and photographers.Eva Kellenberger and Sebastian White began their creative partnership while studying at the Royal College of Art. For a decade, the studio has worked with museums, cultural organizations and a wide range of companies. Kellenberger–White’s context-specific design schemes are built using bespoke typography, print and digital technologies, and craft techniques.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon presents “Building Stories” highlighting the hidden facts of building sites, with three installations by Maio, de vylder vinck taillieu, and Ricardo Bak Gordon.“Building Stories” focuses on what, in architecture, is not obvious at first glance: it is an exhibition on how architecture is produced and constructed. Although the construction process is only one of the aspects of the building, it is used as a leitmotif of this exhibition, allowing viewers to understand the architecture in its complex globality.Curated by Amelia Brandão Costa and Rodrigo da Costa Lima, “Building Stories” oscillates between the territorial scale and the individual dimension, following the architect's imagination. Completed projects, turning points, or simple notes and desires from the ateliers of architecture of vylder vinck taillieu, Maio, and Ricardo Bak Gordon are presented as living expressions of a wider universe.“In this way, the exhibition establishes a dialogue between architects who — despite each having their own ideas, methods, and formal expression — share architecture as a common territory, where they weave their unique approaches,” states the museum.The exhibition aims to highlight the unorthodox beauty of architecture’s rawness and intends to illustrate the behind-the-scenes of a building under construction by focusing on architectural fragments and familiar sensations, such as the smell of fresh cement or the sound of heavy machinery.Centro Cultural de Belem features a center for temporary exhibitions, which since 2006 has housed the Berardo Museum, a module with multipurpose rooms, an auditorium for symphonic music and opera and one more for performing arts, and a meeting center that hosted the Portuguese presidency of the European Union in 1992. This building, signed by architects Vittorio Gregotti (Italy) and Manuel Salgado (Portugal), today has an intense cultural program and an important activity as a Meeting Center. It has been classified since 2002 as a monument of public interest.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The new Tennessee State Museum is slated to open to the public on Oct. 4. A news release from the museum said grand opening events will take place throughout that weekend. The new museum located at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is expected to host more ...
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