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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Genius of Walter Becker Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, who passed away last weekend, was widely regarded as one of music's greats—though not as a brilliant guitarist or vocalist, but rather a genius when it came to melodies. Both...
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1. Ten Women Who Built NYC's Art Scene The Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim—these are world-famous art museums and their founders (or co-founders) all happen to be women. New York's art scene doesn't hinge on three institutions...
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"Gay Power" T-Shirt
With 10% of all proceeds donated to the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Otherwild's boxy, unisex "Gay Power" T-Shirt is for anybody and everybody who believes in the sentiment. Also available as a black-on-black hoodie, the design was inspired by a balloon...
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David Shrigley + Liberty Tote
Designed by artist David Shrigley, all proceeds from this tote go to Liberty—an organization that fights for civil liberties and human rights in England. Ethically produced on 100% cotton, the bag features Shrigley's brilliant artwork and sensible...
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LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in the nation—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller created this LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. New York Design Week's Exponential Growth Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design "Week" has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, "By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design...
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Illustrator Paul Tuller's LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in Chechnya—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller has created a LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
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Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
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Sandwich vs Hunger T-Shirts
In a three-way collaboration, Sonic Sandwich, Continental Clothing Co and artist Rob Flowers have launched a 21-day campaign to sell as many T-shirts (and sweatshirts) as possible, with all 100% of proceeds going to Action Against Hunger—a charity...
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"Resist Persist Insist" T-Shirt
With all proceeds from the sale of this T-shirt going to organizations supported by Design for Progress (Planned Parenthood, Everytown for Gun Safety, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, EarthJustice, and the National...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Underrepresented Voices on Show at Zinister Zine Fair Opening today at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, as part of the BAAD! Ass Women 2017 festival, the Zinister Zine Fair focuses on self-published works by people of color and/or those...
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Self Love Necklace
Half the reason to buy this "Self Love" choker by Prrrl is because they are donating all 100% of proceeds to Brooklyn's HEAT Program (Health and Education Alternatives for Teens) for the month of March. The service offers developmentally and culturally...
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Sister Resister T-Shirt
Perhaps the strongest message to come after the 2016 election, January's Inauguration Day and all the moves made by the US Government since, has been resist—and persist. Otherwild has taken note, and now their bright red "Sister Resister" T-shirt is...
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1973 T-Shirt
1973 was the year in which the Supreme Court case Roe vs Wade culminated in abortion being deemed a fundamental right under the United States Constitution. In a majority vote, laws were changed and, in turn, so were lives across the country. Of course...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Giving Back
Oftentimes forgotten in the madness of December is that the true meaning of the holidays is giving. While gifting your favorite people (and non-people) presents they'd love, giving to charities and strangers is just as important. We strongly recommend...
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CH Omakase 2016: Goby Electric Toothbrush
With a focus on users' health and a want to offer a well-designed, inexpensive electric toothbrush option, NYC-tech start-up Goby developed a portable, USB-charged device that we ourselves have been using since its launch. This is a high-performance...
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INSTANT Gallery
Photographer Alan Gastelum remembers feeling a sense of frustration with the consuming power of social media. Instead of shying away from it, he began to search for a way to create further meaning from the interaction. He wanted to showcase his...
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Goby's Inexpensive Electric Toothbrush
Founded by friends Claire Burke and Ben Goldberg, Goby's main areas of focus are the health of users' mouths and bank accounts. The duo both felt priced out of the electric toothbrush game and decided to create their own version. The result is...
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Finding Home Notecards
Whether dog lovers or not, recipients of one of Traer Scott's gorgeous notecards will surely be touched by them. The photographer captured the personality of 12 shelter dogs in black and white portraits that seem to glow, but the clincher is that alongside...
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Soma's New Glass Water Bottles
Makers of some of our favorite sustainable products—including the 10-cup water filter pitcher—SF-based Soma is now making an equally beautiful glass water bottle (though it won't filter the water for you). The design is so striking that you'll...
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