20x200 is an online gallery, connecting shoppers to an eclectic selection of limited-edition artwork from emerging and established virtuosos. Though the collection is in constant flux, its artist alumni list includes celebrated photographer William Wegman, vibrant painter Carrie Marill, and art-pop cognoscente David Byrne. All prints—available in numerous sizes and with or without frames—arrive packaged with signed certificates of authenticity, artist bios, care instructions, and the power to stop home-burglars in their tracks.
For more than 20 years, The Leadership Program has worked with public schools, private schools, and the New York City Department of Education to provide special programs for more than 22,000 participants, 4,000 teachers, and 7,000 parents each year. The organization’s specialists offer a variety of award-winning and nationally recognized programs that range from conflict resolution and youth development to professional development, parent development, and social services. They also mold minds with additional programs that include youth advisory, diversity outreach, and academic arts.
Ilana Martin has toured with Barry White, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Wonder, but she founded Vocal Workout Singing School to do something else: teach. Ilana guides groups, duos, and individuals at this elite and boutique vocal training studio for radio singers. Vocal Workout coaches aim for what Ilana terms a "'me singing' sound". The school's holistic philosophy incorporates awareness of one's mind, body, and spirit, revealing confident tones via a balanced, happy instrument. Forbes and Refinery 29 have each sent their own reporters to work with Ilana, resulting in lighthearted videos that showcase the deft way in which the renowned vocal coach puts nervous pupils at ease.
Noble Desktop instructors have been teaching graphic and web development skills since 1991. And though their curricula may have changed over the years, their commitment to hands-on learning hasn't. Using what they call the "learn, then practice method," instructors write custom workbooks for their students, who then practice the lessons on classroom computers. Because Macs and PCs are provided, students don't have to bring their own laptops or weird glowing roommates named HAL. Class topics range from software- and site-specific techniques to broader topics in the field of web development. Before they decide on a field of study to pursue, prospective students can attend a Noble Desktop free seminar, which are designed to give people a taste of the Noble teaching philosophy before they enroll.
Anyone can have a good idea, but executing it can be a long, trying process. That's where Quirky.com comes in; the GE-partnered outlet helps innovators transform their brainstorms into reality. It's simple: creators submit their ideas—whether they're represented by sketches or descriptions—and folks back products they believe in with their votes. The most popular ideas are then reviewed by a panel of industry experts, who ultimately decide which inventions Quirky.com will manufacture and sell in their online shop. These user-generator products run the gamut, catering to genres including healthcare, electronics, and home use, including such ingenious devices as flexible power strips and dust pans that also deal with dirt.