Billboard today premieres "Coldplay", the new music video by Mr Hudson feat. Vic Mensa. The latest single by the acclaimed singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Ben Hudson (a.k.a. Mr Hudson) was first heard on Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s #WorldRecord. The track's release follows Mr Hudson's acclaimed, "Can't Forget You" which premiered via Pitchfork in September.
Mr Hudson on the “Coldplay” music video - "Here it is at last! I'm really proud of this. We managed to squeeze a whole movie into four minutes. Videos are often throwaway or a distraction from the song, but i believe this adds another layer of story to the song. I hope you feel the same way too. Jade Lorna Sullivan and Vic Mensa are rockstars as always. PS Let me know if you can spot any of the references to some classic films.” First meeting in London in 2013, Hudson and Mensa's admiration of one another developed finally into collaboration in early 2017. After performing in L.A. for the Celebrating David Bowie show, Mr. Hudson skipped the curtain call and headed straight to the Record Plant to work with Mensa on the latter's track "Almost There," released in June 2017.
Fast forward a few months to October and Mensa returns the favor, cutting a verse for Mr Hudson’s new single "Coldplay." "For me "Coldplay" is about that moment when you're about to give up on someone, but you don't," explains Hudson. "You dig deep. You keep working. Even though it might be easier to walk away." He continues, "Vic's verse is powerful. It's more than a feature. He wears his heart on his sleeve. We've been friends for four years and we only just worked together! You can hear in our collaborations that we really wanted to add a lot to the records. Not all features are like that. Sonically, I love the jazz quartet on a space-station aesthetic. Sad-robot music. That's my happy place."
As a sought-after writer and producer Mr Hudson has been working writing for some of the biggest names in music including, Future, DJ Snake and others this year. Most recently, Hudson co-wrote two tracks with English singer JP Cooper including, "September Song" which went platinum in the UK and hit #6 on the UK singles chart resulting in over 260 million plays on Spotify. Mr. Hudson also scored the soundtrack for the 2017 anime short, Children of Ether.

About Mr Hudson
In 2008 after the release of Mr Hudson’s critically acclaimed album, A Tale Of Two Cities, he made a list of producers he’d like to work with for his follow-up album. Unexpectedly, Kanye West offered to sign Mr Hudson to West's G.O.O.D. music and exec produce the album. Next thing Mr Hudson knew he was on a plane to Hawaii. "Before I got to America I was a reluctant collaborator but on the first day in Hawaii, Kanye said 'I want you to help' and I took that to heart and it stuck with me ever since. I just try to help in whatever context I'm in. It's a good headspace." In addition to Kanye, Mr Hudson soon began collaborating on a string of hits and #1 albums with Jay Z, Kid Cudi and Big Sean. read more »
submission date: 2/1/2018

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Largest-Ever Number of Exhibitors; Buyer Pre-Registration Pacing Ahead

LAS VEGAS, NV – (January 26, 2018) - Las Vegas Market announced today that strong and sustained leasing gains, increases in buyer pre- registrations, product introductions and industry-leading programming are heightening expectations for the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, which runs January 28 to February 1, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market momentum shows no signs of slowing and overall exhibitor participation is at an all-time high,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “This winter we welcome 79 new and expanding showrooms – totaling more than 469,000 square feet of exhibit space – and we have opened a third pavilion to accommodate expanded gift and home décor temporary exhibits. This vigorous activity is not only an indication of overall industry optimism but also a reflection of Las Vegas Market’s proven ability to deliver an unparalleled market experience.” The Market will present a record 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources for buyers and designers. Resource growth has been strong across all three of Las Vegas Market’s core product categories —furniture, home décor and gift – resulting in increased breadth and depth of product offerings at Winter Market.
In total, 42 new and expanding furniture showrooms are opening this winter, bringing Las Vegas Market’s total furniture resources to 2000, and there also has been significant growth in bedding, with 220 resources to be featured at the Winter Market. Category Highlights include recent newcomers Amalfi Home Furniture (leather, upholstery) in 8,998 square feet on A8, Flores Design (upholstery) in 2,507 square feet on B12 and Restonic (bedding) in 14,115 square feet on A8. Other highlights include previously announced major expansions by Furniture of America, Cheers/Manwah (USA), England Inc. and La-Z-Boy; and debuts by Bernards Furniture Group and Bauhaus Furniture Group. Las Vegas Market also continues to expand its casual and outdoor offerings, and many leading suppliers are shifting their production cycles to debut new products at Winter Market.
Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting nearly 4,300+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 to February 1, 2018. For more information, visit read more »
submission date: 1/26/2018

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Las Vegas, NV (January 25, 2018) – In its inaugural year, Scott Living’s home-focused consumer goods line with Coaster Company of America quickly became a best-seller. With over 400 SKUS, the collection reflected the Scott brothers’ personal style inspired by what they hold dear – home, family and a commitment to quality. Now, the wildly-popular twin brothers, who catapulted to fame on HGTV’s Property Brothers, are back at it again presenting over 250 new SKUS in all major categories and accents at Las Vegas Market January 28 – February 1. With Scott Living, Jonathan and Drew have collaborated to create a perfect blend of ideas, making their dream homes within reach. Jonathan says, “Comfort, clever details and quality focused design direct from Drew and I is within reach through Scott Living.” Drew adds, “We are thrilled our collection with Coaster has continued to grow and remains one of the most popular home furnishing collections available.” The additions featured in the 2018-2019 Scott Living collection offer a mix of materials, textures and finishes focusing on natural and organic roots as well as mixed media with an industrial flare and a clean and sleek contemporary look. The collection includes a variety of pieces that allow buyers an opportunity to create finished rooms or find a unique piece to add to their existing décor.

Entrepreneurs, TV personalities, and best-selling authors, Jonathan and Drew Scott are co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, which includes Scott Living, among others. Scott Living is a highly-successful collection of home goods including indoor furniture, décor, textiles and bedding, available at a variety of North American retailers including Amazon, QVC and Lowe’s. The Scott brothers are hosts of multiple top-rated HGTV series including the Emmy-nominated Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home. Their shows are enjoyed by millions of viewers in over 150 countries. Their books, Dream Home and It Takes Two: Our Story were New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers. For more information about Scott Living, please visit

Coaster Company of America has been an importer and distributor of fine furniture in the United States since 1982. We offer a diverse selection of quality, stylish, and valuable casual and formal dining furniture, entertainment centers, home theater chairs, sofas, futons, bedroom sets, bunk beds, daybeds, occasional/accent tables, curios, rugs and much more for your home.
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submission date: 1/25/2018

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Le Elidi have won a Good Design Award 2017

Aliantedizioni is pleased to inform you that Le Elidi - the fruit bowls designed by Alessandro Loschiavo and Marco Paiani - have won a Good Design Award 2017. This is the prize assigned annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
Founded in 1950, the GDAward is the world's oldest award program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world. This is the sixth time that Aliantedizioni have received this prestigious recognition and the eighth award received by Alessandro Loschiavo.
Le Elidi
Series of bowls similar to flower corollas that seem to rise from the top of a table as giant translucent water lilies. Conceived as lightweight fruit bowls, they are available in two sizes in film of translucent polypropylene for food and are obtained by lifting and hooking the petals of a two-dimensional silhouette contained in a very thin package. The Elidi are in fact easy to be assambled and disassembled due to the flexibility of the material which also facilitates washing and placing in a simple drawer when not in use. Once the life cycle is expired, the material results fully recyclable. read more »
submission date: 1/17/2018

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The portuguese brand OIA – Furniture & Objects by Barmat will be present at the next edition of Maison et Objet in Paris, starting this 19th January, with his own stand and introducing new materials. For the second time in the show, OIA, a brand launched by BARTMAT- Barros & Matias S.A. in the last year, is ready to present their news stones for the COSMOS series: the ERAMOSA and the GRAPHITE marbles. OIA – Furniture & Objects was created with no details left to chance and the goal of offering the highest quality products. To be able to achieve it, OIA combines traditional stone craftsmanship techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. Always searching for the best, OIA has challenged the André Teoman Studio to create a fabulous series of products. This collaboration resulted in the Sputnik – dining table and the Kandinsky sidetables series, which have been added to the collection already created by OIA Design Studio, where COSMOS – side & coffee table and the ORBITER dining table are included. read more »
submission date: 1/15/2018

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33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition — Opens on February 6, 2018

Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selected artists and awarding prizes aimed at giving artists invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition. “The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is one of the most established prominent international competition today. Juried by a panel of experts in the contemporary art world, the competition provides artists working in all media an opportunity to be seen and to possibly be showcased in the most relevant art market in the world. Come join our family of artists and share your work with art experts who recognize real talent when they see it!”
Angela Di Bello, Executive Director, Agora Gallery

The 2018 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries February 6th March 12th , 2018. Results are announced on April 23rd, 2018, with the competition exhibition scheduled for August 14–25, 2018. Interested? Ready to seize the opportunity and take your career to the next level? Visit for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at ​​ read more »
submission date: 12/22/2017

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IAAC Will Host REM Documentary's Premiere in Barcelona

We are proud to announce that, after a few selected, sold-out projections all over Europe, the Barcelona’s premiere of the film REM will take place at IAAC on February 27th. Filmed and directed by Tomas Koolhaas, the LA-based son of the architect, the documentary aims to take a peek inside the creative mind of Koolhaas, following him in his daily life and thoughts. The film also shows a different side to the architect’s most famous buildings and its inhabitants.
Tomas, who has been critical of films about architecture which are “made up of talking-head interviews interspersed by static, lifeless shots of empty structures,” suggested that REM would be “the first documentary to comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around OMA’s buildings.” The documentary, which took over 4 years of filming and research, not only reveals Rem’s life and working methods from an unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ perspective, but gives the architecture greater meaning as the viewer witnesses the one thing that gives it a function and purpose – how it is used by people.
The event, which will be part of the Institute’s Lecture Series, will take place at IAAC Pujades 102, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the director. Find at this link more information about the screening and on how to reserve your seat. read more »
submission date: 12/22/2017

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