The Peninsula New York Presents Grimanesa Amoros’ PINK LOTUS in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Internationally-Acclaimed Artist Creates Large-Scale Light Sculpture Installation On The Landmark Hotel’s Facade
10-logo-1024x1024 On October 1, The Peninsula New York presents PINK LOTUS, a large-scale light installation sculpture by noted interdisciplinary Peruvian artist, Grimanesa Amorós, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The installation, exclusively curated for The Peninsula New York by Circa 1881, is part of the brand’s global “The Art of Pink” charitable program, with Peninsula hotels around the world partnering with artists to help raise both funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Supporting innovative public art around the world is an ongoing commitment at The Peninsula Hotels. The Art of Pink Campaign builds on the partnerships each hotel has created with leading art museums, galleries and private collectors to provide guests with privileged access to groundbreaking art by established global masters and emerging local artists.

PINK LOTUS, a large-scale light installation sculpture by noted interdisciplinary Peruvian artist, Grimanesa Amorós, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

PINK LOTUS, a large-scale light installation sculpture by noted interdisciplinary Peruvian artist, Grimanesa Amorós, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Peninsula New York supports SHARE, a nationwide community that offers support, information and the benefit of experience to women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers. PINK LOTUS will be on view at The Peninsula New York from October 1 to November 15.


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In keeping with the initiative’s “pink” theme, Amorós has used LED lights to create a pink lotus flower that highlights The Peninsula New York‘s landmark Beaux-Arts facade. The installation activates the entrance of the hotel on 55th Street and Fifth Avenue, with a focus on the large Palladian window and the carvings of Ceres, Roman Goddess of agriculture and abundance, and Diana, Roman Goddess of the hunt, the moon and childbirth. By placing the installation on the main facade, Amorós is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by drawing attention to both the Roman Goddesses, who represent the power of women worldwide and to the lotus flower’s symbolic associations with creation, enlightenment and rebirth.

The installation, exclusively curated for The Peninsula New York by Circa 1881, is part of the brand's global "The Art of Pink" charitable program, with Peninsula hotels around the world partnering with artists to help raise both funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

The installation, exclusively curated for The Peninsula New York by Circa 1881, is part of the brand’s global “The Art of Pink” charitable program, with Peninsula hotels around the world partnering with artists to help raise both funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

As in all of her work, Amorós’ PINK LOTUS has created a dialogue with the existing architecture and the history of the site. The dramatic composition provides the public with a unique visual experience created by the use of LED lighting. The beauty and spiritual symbolism of the lotus flower are certain to make the PINK LOTUS one of the highlights of The Art of Pink.

Limited edition PINK LOTUS tote bags have also been exclusively designed by Amorós and can be purchased at The Peninsula New York for $40, with all proceeds benefiting SHARE. On October 27, 2015, Amorós will give an art talk on PINK LOTUS from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Peninsula New York, open to the public. For more information on PINK LOTUS, visit www.peninsula.com/newyork.

A popular part of every Peninsula in Pink campaign is the Pink Afternoon Tea. This October, guests at The Lobby of each hotel will relish a creatively themed The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea, featuring rose-tinted sweet and savory treats served on a tiered silver platter, and accompanied by rosé wines and bubbles.

Pink Lotus Cocktail

Pink Lotus Cocktail

Pink Panna Cotta

Pink Panna Cotta

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M&M’S® Brand Makes Halloween And Christmas Sweeter With Costumes And Decor From Gemmy Industries

Now fans of M&M’S® Brand Candy can enjoy their favorite treats in new and exciting ways during the Halloween and Christmas seasons. In addition to eating the delicious chocolate candy, fans can wear them as Halloween costumes and display them as Christmas decor, thanks to a licensing agreement between Mars Retail Group and Gemmy Industries.

M&M’S® Chocolate Candies aren’t just for handing out at Halloween — they also make terrific costumes. Make a colorful entrance at any Halloween party by portraying confident M&M’S® Brand Character Red or lovable M&M’S® Brand Character Yellow. Each costume set costs $30 at select major retailers nationwide and includes an inflatable costume, white gloves, fan and battery pack. The costume is comfortable, and it inflates quickly and easily.

During the Christmas season, M&M’S® Brand is the most-purchased chocolate brand for gifting, stuffing stockings and filling candy bowls, according to the 2014 Christmas Beacon Report. Now consumers can extend their love of the M&M’S® Brand into their holiday decorations. They’ll find two sweet selections starring the M&M’S® Brand Character Red at select major retailers nationwide. A 20-inch-tall Red is dressed like an elf, and he can stand and greet guests with a smile. Pair him with the 12-inch tall M&M’S® Brand Character Red, who is dressed like Santa Claus and performs a hilarious side-stepping dance to the song “Sexy and I Know It.” They’ll both add laughter and joy to the holiday season. The porch greeter costs $19.94, and the side stepper costs $16.92.

Now fans of M&M'S(R) Brand Candy can enjoy their favorite treats in new and exciting ways during the Halloween and Christmas seasons. In addition to eating the delicious chocolate candy, fans can wear them as Halloween costumes and display them as Christmas decor, thanks to a licensing agreement between Mars Retail Group and Gemmy Industries. This 12-inch tall M&M'S(R) Brand Character Red is dressed like Santa Claus and performs a hilarious side-stepping dance that will add joy to the holiday season. (PRNewsFoto/Mars Retail Group)

Now fans of M&M’S(R) Brand Candy can enjoy their favorite treats in new and exciting ways during the Halloween and Christmas seasons. In addition to eating the delicious chocolate candy, fans can wear them as Halloween costumes and display them as Christmas decor, thanks to a licensing agreement between Mars Retail Group and Gemmy Industries. This 12-inch tall M&M’S(R) Brand Character Red is dressed like Santa Claus and performs a hilarious side-stepping dance that will add joy to the holiday season. (PRNewsFoto/Mars Retail Group)

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Television/Online Streaming: Netflix Adds Seven New Original Series For Older Kids

New Offerings Bringing Its Global Original Line Up To More Than 35 Series For Kids Of All Ages

After recently announcing a slate of original series for the pre-school audience, Netflix Inc. will add seven new original series for older kids beginning this December. Building on its partnerships with globally respected brands, Netflix will launch all new stories from LEGO® Bionicle® and LEGO® Friends and the world’s first family is back and funnier than ever in DreamWorks Animation‘s all-new original family sitcom, Dawn of the Croods.

Netflix, Inc. Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Netflix, Inc.)

Netflix, Inc. Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Netflix, Inc.)

Netflix has a dedicated section for kids featuring dozens of original series for kids as well as TV shows and movies from great partners like PBS, Disney Channel, DreamWorks Animation, Mattel, Hasbro, Scholastic and Lego, all in a commercial free environment. The dedicated section for kids is available across a broad range of devices including PCs and Macs, iPads, game consoles, streaming devices and smart TVs. Members are provided a Kids profile upon sign up and can customize additional profiles for their children. The kids experience features a character bar where you can find a deep selection of great TV shows and movies featuring that character. Kids, parents and caregivers will also be able to scan through row after row of movies and TV shows organized by easy-to-understand genres like superheroes, princesses, dinosaurs and girl power, featuring clear and simple descriptions of each title.

Netflix is also broadening its offering for tweens and teens; the live action show Lost & Found Music Studios shows us how the next hit song could be just one heartbreak away, while fans of fast and funny will find the stop-motion, action-comedy of Buddy Thunderstruck right up their alley…or race-obsessed Greasepit in this case. The anime inspired Glitter Force joins the growing portfolio of strong girl characters on Netflix. And finally, Netflix is introducing its first ever original animated series produced in Latin America. Las Leyendas (The Legends) is based on a successful trilogy of children’s films from the Mexican animation studio, Anima Estudios.

Details on each show can be found below:

LEGO(R): Bionicle(R): The Journey to One Launching Exclusively On Netflix in 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Netflix)

LEGO(R): Bionicle(R): The Journey to One Launching Exclusively On Netflix in 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Netflix)

LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One (1st Quarter 2016) – The LEGO Group will premiere the Netflix original series, LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One, based on its popular LEGO Bionicle franchise and line of buildable action figures. The new storyline takes place on the mythical island of Okoto, where the forces of darkness are on the move and the evil Makuta is working to cast the world into darkness. The desperate island inhabitants enlist six heroes – called the Toa – to help save their beloved island. Only when the heroes are united, will they be able to battle the forces of evil, defeat Makuta and save Okoto. The four episode season will be available in all Netflix territories globally in early 2016. (LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, BIONICLE are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.)

The Power of Friendship Launching Exclusively On Netflix in 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Netflix)

The Power of Friendship Launching Exclusively On Netflix in 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Netflix)

LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship (2nd Quarter 2016) Another new Netflix original series for kids is LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship featuring characters from the popular LEGO Friends line of construction toys. This series will follow the adventures of five best friends – Stephanie, Emma, Olivia, Mia and Andrea – around their hometown Heartlake City. From summer camp to the basketball court, saving their webcast or helping take care of a friend, the zany antics, adventures and missteps are made all the better by having their best friends by their side. The four episode season will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2016. (LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, BIONICLE are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.)

Buddy Thunderstruck – 2017 From American Greetings Entertainment with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Buddy Thunderstruck is an action-comedy, stop-motion extravaganza that follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic. It all goes down in race-obsessed Greasepit, a place chock full of larger-than-life characters and nitro-burning, gear-slamming, tire-squealing, fish-tailing good times. Buddy Thunderstruck will premiere worldwide exclusively on Netflix in 2017 with a 12 episode season.

Las Leyendas – 2017 – Las Leyendas (The Legends) will be the first animated Netflix original series to be produced in Latin America and is based on a successful trilogy of children’s films from the Mexican animation studio, Anima Estudios. Set in the 1800s, this whimsical adventure centers on Leo San Juan, a reluctant but heroic teen boy with the ability to communicate with ghosts and monsters. One day, Leo’s hometown vanishes into another dimension, prompting Leo to join forces with a phantasmagorical group of misfits in order to defeat Quetzalcoatl, an inter-dimensional entity who has sought to conquer the universe for centuries. Leo and his fantastical friends travel on a magic ship across time to the most famous and mystical places on Earth to fight off the evil forces that threaten the welfare of all. The first season of 13 episodes will premiere exclusively on Netflix, worldwide, in 2017. Continue reading

Home & Interiors: BEHR® 2016 Color Trends Inspire Consumers To Embrace New Hues and Upcoming Design Trends

Four Dynamic Palettes with 20 All-New Hues That Bring Impact and Dimension To SpacesFront Cover_Blue Vortex T16-10

Behr is inspiring DIYers everywhere to rejuvenate their homes with the release of their 2016 Color Trends Collection, available now exclusively at The Home Depot®. These 20 brand-new, captivating hues feature four coordinating designer palettes that bring impact and dimension to any living space. Founded in 1947, BEHR Process Corporation is one of the largest suppliers of architectural paint and exterior wood care products to the United States and Canadian do-it-yourself channel. BEHR manufactures paints, decorative finishes, primers, stains and surface preparation products. BEHR is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation and is headquartered in Santa Ana, CA.

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We enjoy exploring the cultural worlds of art, product, fashion and architecture to forecast the coming shifts in color trends,” said Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Color Marketing at BEHR Paints. “One of the common trends we’ve continually found is how the hypnotic draw of technology and increased screen time have driven the need for authentic stimulation. The BEHR 2016 Color Trends are made up of unique colors, textures and patterns, lending sensory delights and allowing us a way to truly disengage and unwind.

Back Cover (Charcoal Plum T16-15)

Back Cover (Charcoal Plum T16-15)

In addition to trending colors and coordinated palettes, the BEHR 2016 Color Trends offer looks that increase visual interest on all surfaces—floors, walls and ceilings—in the year to come. Contrasting colors, tactile elements, sharp or soft edges and matte or glossy finishes will further stimulate the senses, while adding volume and structure to a variety of hues.

BEHR 2016 COLOR TRENDS COLLECTIONHigh Contrast Dining Room (Black Pearl T16-01)

  • HIGH CONTRAST: Chromatic accents mingle with moody shades, glossy surfaces and layered textures. Spaces enveloped in these hues will activate the senses with a playful interaction of color, texture and patterns. Dark colors create an illusion of depth, while brilliant pops of tropical color showcase an adventurous style. Corresponding BEHR Colors include:

    • Black Pearl T16-01

    • Pagoda T16-02

    • Emperor’s Silk T16-03

    • Galapagos T16-04

    • Canary Diamond T16-05Luxe-Office

  • LUXE DIMENSIONS: Traditional décor gets a stylish update with bold pops of color, gold detailing and bold geometric patterns. These colors, along with translucent surfaces, help make any space feel brighter and more expansive. Sapphire blue is a terrific accent on furniture, but can also help pump up the volume when paired with an over-scaled geometric design in Citronné yellow on an accent wall. Corresponding BEHR Colors include:

    • Penthouse View T16-06

    • Coralette T16-07

    • Fifth Olive-nue T16-08

    • Citronné T16-09

    • Blue Vortex T16-10

      Blurred Boundaries - Bedroom (Celadon T16-11)

      Blurred Boundaries – Bedroom (Celadon T16-11)

  • BLURRED BOUNDARIES: Modern style softens with organic shapes, subtle color combinations and natural materials. Smooth curves and gentle silhouettes combine with washed blue and green for a relaxed, serene space. An ombré alcove is reminiscent of a misty, atmospheric landscape and is anchored by black furniture and abstract artwork. Pop accents of orange and turquoise provide a sense of optimism. Corresponding BEHR Colors include:

    • Celadon T16-11

    • Modern Mint T16-12

    • Stratus T16-13

    • Raw Copper T16-14

    • Charcoal Plum T16-15

      Lyrical Livingroom_Symphony Gold T16-16

      Lyrical Living – Living room (Symphony Gold T16-16)

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