When cats, peaches, and lunch were mailed beneath the streets of NYC, on MessyNessyChic


A revamped pre-war apartment in Warsaw with bespoke & vintage furnishings on Yatzer


Three ridiculously simple “recipes” to get you thinking like a pro chef on Mr Porter

library

For many cities, the Olympic Games are an opportunity to show to the world why they are great metropolises and a tool for reinventing themselves. In episode one of a two-part series, Monocle looks at the upcoming Games, Tokyo 2020. Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck speaks with Gavin McAlpine, the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Games delivery associate director. Even in normal circumstances this would be a mammoth task to pull off, so how are they doing it?


Listen to The Urbanist podcast on Monocle


Apple’s new location-aware widgets point to the company’s possible larger ambitions for augmented reality


Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat made fake burgers cool. These startups want to do the same for fake fish. Meet the leading alternative seafood brands riding the plant-based food wave. While plant-based seafood made up just 1 percent of all plant-based meat sales last year, brands and investors are eager to crack the "white space," says Jen Lamy, senior manager of Good Food Institute's Sustainable Seafood Initiative.


Read full article on Inc. magazine

library

Amazon will let you pay with your palm in some Whole Foods stores.Amazon is unveiling a new way to pay at select Whole Foods stores: a biometric technology called Amazon One that allows shoppers to pay by placing their palm over a scanning device when they check out. The new technology is now available at the grocery chain’s Madison Broadway store in Seattle, Washington. Seven more Whole Foods locations in the Seattle area will offer the payment option in the coming months.


Read full article on VOX


Rediet Abebe on using algorithms for social justice


In The Joy of X, a new podcast by Quanta Magazine, acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz holds intimate, lively conversations with top-tier scientists about their discoveries and the inspirations, frustrations and pleasures along the way. In each episode, Strogatz shares with listeners his passion for scientific inquiry – as one scientist genuinely interested in the inner world of another.


Listen on Spotify


Heatherwick Studio's biophilic balconies in Singapore on Surface


Jessica Nabongo traveled to every country in the world, onNational Geographic


Apple and Hermès launch AirTag accessories on Wallpaper

library

For many cities, the Olympic Games are an opportunity to show to the world why they are great metropolises and a tool for reinventing themselves. In episode one of a two-part series, Monocle looks at the upcoming Games, Tokyo 2020. Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck speaks with Gavin McAlpine, the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Games delivery associate director. Even in normal circumstances this would be a mammoth task to pull off, so how are they doing it?


Listen to The Urbanist podcast on Monocle


Apple’s new location-aware widgets point to the company’s possible larger ambitions for augmented reality


Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat made fake burgers cool. These startups want to do the same for fake fish. Meet the leading alternative seafood brands riding the plant-based food wave. While plant-based seafood made up just 1 percent of all plant-based meat sales last year, brands and investors are eager to crack the "white space," says Jen Lamy, senior manager of Good Food Institute's Sustainable Seafood Initiative.


Read full article on Inc. magazine


Heatherwick Studio's biophilic balconies in Singapore on Surface


Jessica Nabongo traveled to every country in the world, onNational Geographic


Apple and Hermès launch AirTag accessories on Wallpaper


Artcurial prepares to put the art and furniture of fashion designer Kenzo Takada under the hammer, on Monocle


Billie Eilish her Internet-breaking transformation, on Vogue UK


David Chipperfield completes The Bryant in New York, on Wallpaper

library

In a landmark experiment, scientists have found fresh evidence that a subatomic particle is disobeying one of science’s most watertight theories, the Standard Model of particle physics. The gap between the model’s predictions and the particle’s newly measured behavior hints that the universe may contain unseen particles and forces beyond our current grasp.Researchers with Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, announced the first results of the Muon g-2 experiment, which since 2018 has measured a particle called the muon, a heavier sibling of the electron that was discovered in the 1930s.


Read full article by Michael Greshko onNational Geopgraphic


New experiment hints that a particle breaks the known laws of physics.


Tech companies want to run our cities. In Rio de Janeiro, a NASA-style control center aggregates data from hundreds of surveillance cameras and sensors built into the city since it partnered with IBM in 2010. In Phoenix, Arizona, Google spin-off Waymo is shuttling workers around in self-driving cars in partnership with the city’s transit network. And in the Chinese city of Xiangyang, advanced facial recognition technology from one of the country’s many surveillance startups gives residents entry to a housing complex while adding to a police database.


Read full article by Jathan Sadowski on Medium

library

TV and movies are one way that people, as we go through life, make sense of the world, building on the archive of our personal experiences and opinions of other places.Absent direct experience with a people or nation, we speculate on what we do not know. This process involves a variety of sources, including reading, Googling, and accounts from somebody we trust. But often it is media that expose people to other cultures, above and beyond our own.TV and movies fill the knowledge gaps with powerful images and stories that inform the way we think about different cultures. If the media’s messages have consistency over time, we may come to understand these as facts.


Read full article by Paolo Sigismondo onFastcompany


Netflix’s big bet on global content could change how we see the world


Every day, some new money weirdness crosses our feeds: teenage TikTok stars apologizing for recommending a Star Wars–themed cryptocurrency that turned out to be a scam, a longhair trader best known as DeepFuckingValue and Roaring Kitty testifying before Congress, the R&B singer Akon announcing he’s building a new city in Senegal that will operate on his proprietary cryptocurrency. Naturally, the Jack Bogle of this moment is the fratty founder of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy, who launched an exchange-traded meme-stock fund earlier this year and whose sex tape was recently blamed for a dip in the stock of a gambling company he’s heavily invested in.Welcome to the non-fungible, memeified, cryptodenominated, degenerate future of finance.


Read full article by Max Read on New York magazine

library

Dispo, a new photo-sharing app that mimics the experience of using a disposable camera, is taking off. People are clamoring for invites to test the beta version. Early adopters are praising its social features. And investors are betting big on its future."A brilliant Taylor Lorenz explainer has made me, a 26-year-old, feel old, uncool, and out of the loop—again. A hot new app is in their invite-only beta testing phase, and I want in. Youtuber David Dobrik’s photosharing app promises the serendipity and surprise of the disposable camera experience, cashing in on the often undervalued thrill of delayed gratification."


Read full article by Taylor Lorenz onThe New York Times


Dispo, a new photo-sharing app that mimics the experience of using a disposable camera, is taking off.


In the app, users frame photographs through a small rectangular viewfinder. There are no editing tools or captions; when the images “develop” — i.e. show up on your phone at 9 a.m. the next day — you get what you get. Multiple people can take photos on the same roll, as might happen with a real disposable camera at a party.“When I used to go to parties with my friends, they would have disposable cameras all throughout the house, and they’d urge people to take pictures throughout the night,” said David Dobrik, a YouTube star and a founder of the app. “In the morning, they’d collect all the cameras and look back at the footage and be like, ‘What happened last night?’”


library

The local food movement has promised to disentangle ourselves from the ills of commercial agricultural production. At the movement’s core is the notion that what is far away is out of the control of our communities and produced without the regard for our needs.


The Geographic Dispatch critically examines issues in our global food system in ways that transcend space and place.


How can ecological thinking attend to race?


library

And yet, “local” foods are not devoid of sins. Considering geographic proximity alone will not free us from reliance on plantation ecologies rooted in racial capitalism and environmental destruction.


Read full article by Britt H. Young on Mold


Izumi Kato on Wallpaper


New restaurant Pianoterra on Yatzer


Reform en collaboration avec Muller Van Severen on MILK


The 'Saya Park' project on This is Paper


Adwoa Aboah's podcast Gurls Talk


The talking Victorian bouquet on Messy Nessy Chic


An interview with Enzo Mari on apartamento magazine


library

'Enzo Mari Costellazione' is a podcast in which Mari’s friends and collaborators share their memories and observations of the designer.  Click to listen.


Link to Podcast on Triennale Milano.

library

If you don’t know, now you know. South Korea is a full-blown coffee haven, far exceeding any notions of kimchi-eating, sriracha and tea slugging. In fact, coffee shops in Seoul reached a whopping 18000 spots in 2016, surpassing the coffee-per-capita in Seattle and San Francisco.


Read full article on Compendium


‘Beeple Mania’ on Esquire


An explainer of NFTS on Nylon


Beeple on Instagram


Design lessons from Axel Vervoordt in The Financial Times


Fran Lebowitz on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn


Louis Vuitton's Tokyo flagship on Frame

library

Writer Junyuan Feng on how the Chinese countryside is being revitalized with markets, libraries, and hotels.


Source: Gestalten

Library

Whether alone or with friends, some spaces give tea another dimension. ‘Spaces for tea’ is an ongoing archive of memorable cups and places by acclaimed photographer Jonathan Leijonhufvud.
 


library

“So much of the climate conversation is centered on extremely important information that can feel hard to connect to, like datasets, or it is inaccessible, like an Arctic ecosystem. I’m operating off the mindset that working people have essential information to provide about the environment and how it is changing.”


Photographer Greta Rybus on Climate Change in Senegal.

Source: This is Paper


“The bullshit reality has bent real reality"


library

A longtime star of the Bravo series Million Dollar Listing New York, Ryan Serhant has 1.5 million followers on Instagram and a million subscribers on YouTube. He is into video production and motivational speaking. The self-promoting performance is all meant to support his new brokerage, Serhant. He calls it “the future of where real estate, tech, and media collide.”


Read full article on Curbed


In an essay in Harper’s, Martin Scorsese advocates for human curation over algorithms.


library

Ad-supported journalism means we get journalism targeted at people who will click on ads. Thus, the net impact of venture capital to this point has been prolonging the suffering of 
the ad-based model by creating perverse incentives that reward bad content. Silicon Valley (and some old-guard media companies) simply fell in love with the ability to reach large audiences.


Read full article on Medium


Emily Ratajkowski on The Cut


Hunter Schafer in Porter


'The charming Billie Eilish' interview on Vanity Fair.

library

With digital platforms transforming legacy countercultural activity into profitable, high- engagement content, being countercultural no longer means being counter-hege- monic. What logic could possibly be upended by punks, goths, gabbers, or neo-pagans when the internet, a massively lucrative space of capitalization, profits off the personal expression and political conflict of its users?


Read full article on Document Journal


Longing to hear poetry? There’s a phone numberfor that, thanks to the late artist John Giorno.


library

While public funding for the arts has plummeted since the ’80s, however, the web has increasingly encouraged public sharing of its consumption on social media. Online, we look more traveled, more cultured, more inclusive than ever before. And it’s difficult to argue that wider access to art, that our increasing proximity to foreign cultures, could be wrong. But if you look closer, you notice that all this connectivity is largely superficial — it is heavily prescribed and strongly overlaps.Triggered by images of empty Italian piazza's, Soraya Roberts shares her thoughts on our obsession for sharing culture.


Read full article on Longreads


Mapping the history of New York on Instagram


Remembering engineer Lou Ottens who led the team at Philips that invested the brilliant cassette tape


How the world’s leading architects fell under the Instagram spell.

Source: The Guardian


Welcome to the 15-minute city


As the switch to home working makes us balk at the back-and-forth of commuting, a new vision of urban living is emerging.

Source: The Financial Times


Can you walk a mile in Mark Bryan’s Louboutins?

Source: Interview magazine


Adore Madonna, Kenji Wakasugi (1985) on Dazed


Another Jesus was found in Egypt, on History of Yesterday


The Instagram sensation that is Volker Hermes.


AW/21 backstage shot by Sonny Vandevelde


Photographer Quentin de Briey on Instagram


François Halard's editorial imagery and book publications have established him as the most prolific and well known interior and architectural photographer of our time. Click to buy his latest book here.


François Halard on Instagram.


A portrait of Lila Moss.


Photography: Sharna Osborne


Source: AnOther magazine, April cover story


Film maker, photographer, painter, sculptor Sebastien Alouf in his atelier.

Interview by Les Amis du Mouton, Schaap Tailors.


More eye candy on Sebas' Insta.


Swedish born, China based photographer Jonathan Leijonhufvud specializes in architecture and interior photography.


Lauren Wasser on Document Journal


Inka and Niclas Lindergård on WePresent


Alexandra von Fuerst on Riposte

library

IN WESTERN MARKETS, DECADES OF MIDDLE CLASS CONSUMERISM ENTRENCHED OFFLINE SHOPPING HABITS. FOR CITIZENS IN THE U.S. AND THE U.K. — TWO SOCIETIES HIT HARDEST BY THE PANDEMIC — CONSUMPTION AND PHYSICAL MOVEMENT WENT HAND IN HAND.


Read full article by Chang Che on SupChina


How China’s ecommerce helped stamp out the pandemic


library

We can protect the economy from pandemics. Why didn't we?A virologist helped crack an impossible problem: how to insure against the economic fallout from devastating viral outbreaks. The plan was ingenious. Nobody was interested."“It’s really a 100-year thing,” Nathan Wolfe said. The '100-year thing' he was thinking about was a global pandemic, and how history would judge humanity’s efforts to prepare for it. His biggest fear, he said, was a virus unknown to human immune defenses starting a human-to-human transmission chain that would encircle the globe


Read full article by Evan Ratliff on Wired

library

"So the first thing that needs to be said in the effort to keep our heads is that everything never changes. More, the idea that everything will change usually plays into the hands of those who want nothing to change. The cycle of revolution and reaction has never been the most effective engine of progress. Nothing suits the interests of the old regime like utopianism. The thirst for change will not be slaked by the cheap whiskey of apocalyptic thinking."



We should welcome every person we meet as a small blow against blindness.


"The only certain outcome of the apocalyptic temper is catharsis, and one way of describing the decline of our politics in recent decades is that it has increasingly become a politics of catharsis, in which crisis is met mainly by emotion. (Populism is just mass emotionalism, and the emotions are often ugly ones.) Apocalypse is not an analysis, it is the death of analysis. It sets the stage only for salvation, but salvation must never become a political goal. This is especially true in a democratic society, where the only saviors are, alas, ourselves."


Read full essay by Leon Wieseltier on Liberties

library

Revenge Eating in Taipei. Escaping to eat in the world’s safest country, by Clarissa Wei.


Source: Vittles Newsletter


The secret economics of a VIP party


library

Google Director Of Engineering: This is how fast the world will change in ten years."It wasn’t supposed to be like this."


Read full article by Michael Simmons on Medium