An insider’s guide to the Top Design Hotels in London, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms, and spectacular lobbies, in locations including Soho, Kensington, and Shoreditch perfect to stay and visit London Design Festival.
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It all started with a tweet. Last week, after seeing a couple of other such tweets catch fire amidst the madness of real-world news, I posed a question to the denizens of Twitter. “What are your five favorite Disney animated films?” I thought it would be fun to tally up some of the responses, and see what film takes the day in an unscientific survey. Maybe I could even pit the top few vote-getters in an actual Twitter poll. Would The Lion King be the big favorite? Maybe the first Disney feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, would take the day. Alternatively, a dark-horse contender could surprise everyone and reach the top.
Full Story: What Your Favorite Disney Movies Say About Nostalgia
The first-ever European Animation Awards (EAA), set to take place on December 8 in Lille, France, have opened their call for entries.
Full Story: ‘Song of the Sea’ Director Tomm Moore Announces European Animation Awards Call For Entries
Remember the days when collages of photos chaotically strewn across bedroom walls were a common fixture in teenage bedrooms? And that sense of excitement of taking a long-lost film into Boots, wondering what snaps were lurking in the dark room, debating internally at the checkout whether or not they’d be worth a few extra pounds for same day delivery? And lest not forget the disappointments… opening a package, only to find out that half of the photographs were overexposed, out of focus, or worst of all, obscured by the dreaded thumb. Those were the days!
Full Story: Photography: A Dying Art Form That’s Getting More Popular | HuffPost UK
Photography podcasts are perfect for those long boring commutes or hard days stuck in the office as you try to drown out your workmate unloading into the phone on the desk opposite.
There are literally hundreds to choose from, covering topics from how to start a photography business to gear reviews, to photography news, and onto profiles of great photographers past and present.
So in no particular order, here are some of our favourite photography podcasts.
Source: Eight photography podcasts you should be listening to now – Australian Photography
The Art Directors Guild has added a new category, for excellence in production design in an animated feature film, which will debut at the 22nd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, which are set to take place Jan. 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
Full Story: Art Directors Guild Adds Category for Animated Features | Hollywood Reporter
What a cute property!
Set on a 150-acre country manor estate in the picturesque village of Southrop (the location for Kate Moss’ 2011 wedding to rocker Jamie Hince), Thyme has a magical feel from the very first moment you pull up its driveway.This 17th century luxury boutique hotel is comprised of a beautiful farmhouse – featuring elegantly designed bespoke bedrooms – a series of picture perfect cottages, a renowned cookery school, a delightful cocktail bar and an award-winning, traditional country pub mere metres down the road.
Full article & more photos: Relax and recharge at luxury boutique hotel Thyme | Daily Mail Online
Organisers haven’t confirmed why but it could be down to Glass Animals, whose fans like to bring the spiky fruit along to their shows.
The band’s drummer called the move “fruitist” saying “watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?”Here are some other outlawed items you were unlikely to be packing in the first place.
Full Story: Very weird things banned from music festivals – BBC Newsbeat
The Schuylkill County Courthouse recently added some new artwork to its walls.
Last week, the work of local artists at the Walk In Art Center was put on display on the ground and first floors of the courthouse. Most of the pieces are for sale and the artwork will rotate on a quarterly basis, Lisa Robinson, executive director of the Walk In Art Center, said.
I think more public facilities should do this type of stuff 🙂
Source: Local art ‘adds color, pizazz’ to county courthouse walls – News – Republican Herald
Binge-watching television can cause poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia in young adults, a study has found.
The findings suggest that the mechanism explaining this relationship is increased cognitive alertness resulting from binge-watching.
Researchers found that more than 80 per cent of young adults identified themselves as a binge-watcher, with 20.2 per cent of them binge-watching at least a few times a week in the previous month.
Full Story: Binge-watching television leads to fatigue, poor sleep in young adults, says study