Beacon Arts Building

A massive art compound opens its doors in Los Angeles

At over 32,000 square feet, the renovated former storage warehouse located in the middle of the downtrodden city of Inglewood, CA, doesn’t exactly have the pomp and circumstance that you’d expect Los Angeles’ newest art studio complex to have. But that’s the point. The new Beacon Arts Building is a low-key space designed to serve as a refuge for artists looking to focus on producing …

Transport

From a never-before-seen jet pack to geodesic shoes, a new exhibit of Marc Newson's designs for mobility

Designer Marc Newson‘s prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human locomotion, displaying shoes, boats, jets and a new release—a sleek jet pack. Newson explains much of his inspiration comes from an interest in post-war Italian design, …

Fifty Years of Exploration: Space Infographic

The National Geographic's Fifty Years of Exploration beautifully charts the paths taken by astronauts on historic missions to space—including both failed and triumphant attempts—visually pinpointing specific interests in various planets and comets. Also noted, the current positions held by spacecrafts like the Pioneer10 and robotic probes such as Voyager 1, along with current expeditions including the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Messenger mission …