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Jean likes to arrive at the studio a good thirty or forty minutes before daily class begins so that she has a room to herself to warm up and stretch and sort of just centre herself, because the studios at the Xavier Ballet Company are beautiful and they catch the early morning light wonderfully and so the entire room is lit up in this warm, bright glow, the sunlight reflecting off the mirrors in a way that makes the whole studio feel almost unearthly. She just likes to practice in the light, because it makes her feel like something heavenly and powerful and endless as the reflecting sunlight pools around her feet and she floats delicately across the floor, utterly a part of her own world

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Hasbro Studios Powers Up for Second Season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Autobots and Decepticons ‘Roll Out’ on Cartoon Network in First Quarter of 2016

BURBANK, C.A. – January 13, 2015 – Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today that the popular kids television series Transformers: Robots in Disguise will return for a second season on Cartoon Network in the U.S., which consistently ranks as a top-rated network in Total Day for kids ages 6-11. The latest installment in the global TRANSFORMERS franchise will debut its second season in the first quarter of 2016.

“Transformers: Robots in Disguise continues to be a massive hit with kids across the country, launching with an outstanding debut season on Cartoon Network,” said Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis. “Season two will bring back Bumblebee and his Autobots team for all new action-packed battles, fun-filled adventures and other humorous new characters with vibrant personalities that made season one a hit with kids. We continue to listen to our viewers’ feedback and are bringing back many fan-favorite characters, as well as some great surprises we know kids of all ages are going to love.”

Set years after “Transformers: Prime,” Robots in Disguise stars the lovable Bumblebee character, summoned by Optimus Prime to lead in a fight to save Earth from a new faction of escaped Decepticon prisoners by assembling a rogue team of unlikely Autobot heroes to capture their new enemies. Season two will see the return of a more confident, battle-tested Bumblebee as the leader of the Autobots, including his teammates Grimlock, Sideswipe, Strongarm, Fixit, Windblade and Drift. Protecting Earth becomes a mighty task as the team prepares to battle against menacing pairs of Cyclone Mini-Cons, who partner with Deployers to unleash the most powerful attacks and wreak even more destruction than ever.  Our hero Bumblebee and his team prepare for battle with new power-ups and mini-con allies of their own, as they maintain their mission to protect the planet as robots in disguise.   The series will continue to celebrate the continuous underlying themes of teamwork, companionship and the importance of standing up to wrongdoers.

The highly innovative TRANSFORMERS franchise is one of the largest global brands, spanning across television, film, consumer products and digital entertainment properties including gaming, apps, publishing, transmedia events, toys and licensing.

Images and press release courtesy Hasbro Studios.

Tech Tuesday: Studio Drift combines hi-tech with poetic imagery in their sculptures and installations. Fusing nature and technology, their light sculpture “Fragile Future III” can be seen as a critical yet utopian vision on the future of our planet, where two seemingly opposite evolutions have made a pact to survive.“ The work consists of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits emitting light into real dandelions.

Watch The Extraordinary Collector’s visit to their studio here.

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Congrats to our friends at Drift Studio in Wisconsin!

The guys at Drift Studio were featured on our tumblr once before - after seeing their amazing products at the ICFF back in May - and now they’re back! After several months of re-working their ideas and designs, they are ready to hit the retail market. A store in Brooklyn will be featuring their products, as well as one in their hometown of Madison, WI, and soon enough… us! We’ll keep you posted for sure. In the mean time, enjoy the look of this fantastic chest featured in the NY Times Holiday Guide for Home & Decorating Gifts for $250 and Over.