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Roundup January, 6 2010

Selectism | Around the Web

01. German Lady Mag Brigitte Unveils First Issue Since Banning Size Zero Model

“In October, German fashion magazine Brigitte announced it would ban super-skinny models from its pages, citing widespread reader outcry over images of “protruding bones.” Editor Andreas Lebert said it just felt wrong to keep Photoshopping flesh onto these girls, and so the magazine pledged to use real people in its fashion spreads going forward.” (thecut)

02. In a Hall of Glass, Performing for an Audience of Shoppers

“People passing by the new Apple Store at Broadway and 67th Street on Sunday evening noticed something unusual happening inside the spacious salesroom: a pianist playing a grand piano on a makeshift concert platform right next to the towering window wall.” (nyt)

03. Blue Volcano is a Solar Cloud-Topped Eco-Stadium for Zagreb, Croatia

“With a lightweight skin, recycled materials, solar power, and a somewhat crazy-lookin’ volcano-esque shape, this “cloud-covered” stadium in Zagreb has tons of eco-promise. Designed by Croatia-based njiric+ arhitekti, the Za(breg) Stadium is set to be a new landmark for the city center. Nicknamed the “Blue Volcano” by both the public and the press, the new stadium rises up from the city floor in a smooth arc to encapsulate the arena within.” (inhabitant)

04. Lemonade: A Short Film About Creative Unemployment (above)

“Finished just before the holidays, Lemonade is a short film about the optimistic side of creative unemployment, explored through interviews with “16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling.” After being laid off, they used their free time to become documentary filmmakers, coffee roasters and even transgendered.” (core77)

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