Interview: Mercedes-Benz’s Robert Lesnik on the New GLB Concept

The brand's Director of Exterior Design explains their most rugged model yet

The Odd Landscape of Deep Earth

The furthest we’ve ever dug into Earth is only 0.2% of the way to its center. Beneath our progress, new research says, is an odd assortment of mountain ranges—with some peaks taller than Mount Everest—as well as massive ebbing blobs under Africa and the Pacific Ocean and a 760-mile-wide iron sphere in the center. Using seismic waves, researchers hope to map the entire make-up of …

Gore-Tex Mountain Jacket

$990

Melding together a famous fly-fishing silhouette and an iconic raincoat colorway, Goldwin’s Gore-Tex Mountain Jacket is a rugged option for the worst weather. The fit is short and wide to allow for optimal movement. It features watertight front and side pockets (which are all uniquely placed and clasped for specific purposes) and velcro cuffs for a more customizable fit.

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3D-Printing Could Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

Dutch-based Concr3de has proposed an innovative plan to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral: combine 3D-printing and the ashes and rubble from the site. Essentially the debris resulting from the fire would be used to create new materials to rebuild the landmark. The concept would certainly be the among the most high-profile applications of 3D-printing tech and Concr3de has already built a gargoyle as proof of concept, using …

2019 Webby Award Winners Include Fortnite, LEGO, Hulu + More

From Factcheck.org’s victory to Disney’s 32 trophies, the Webby Awards once again honored the best of the internet. This year saw many unexpected (Deadpool The Musical 2) nods even more household names—including The Lego Foundation, NASA and Google Creative Lab. Categories ranged from shopping (where Hublot and Wayfair collected the awards) to best launch (for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Carnegie Deli Pop-Up by Tool) and …

John Cameron Mitchell’s Podcast Musical

With Anthem: Homunculus, director John Cameron Mitchell and co-writer Bryan Weller have crafted a six-hour, 10-episode, 31-song original musical podcast. Mitchell, who reinvented the rock opera with 2001’s groundbreaking stage play-turned-film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, tapped immense talent for the production—including Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard and Laurie Anderson. Read more about Anthem: Homunculus, (which debuts on the podcast platform Luminary today) at the New …

24 Covers for the Washington Post’s Climate Change Issue

For 21 April’s issue of the Washington Post Magazine, their staff took a look back at the past year’s most important climate change-related stories and republished them with well-designed, poignant covers. Counting 24 in total, the full collection of covers and cover stories can be scrolled through online. Even though an entirely new issue full of current stories was possible, the Post felt that “the …

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The latest additions to our shoppable directory

Memory Reflex Noragi Jacket

$430

This Noragi-style shell, made from a blend of three fabrics, is a lightweight and sophisticated jacket (albeit not 100% practical for rainy days). Since it’s produced without a hood and the sleeves are a tad shorter, you may need another layer below or a cap, but style is guaranteed. The exterior is water-repellant and abrasion-resistant, while the interior is made from featherweight Dyneema.

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Ultraboost CLIMA Sneakers

$280

Released as a part of adidas and Missoni’s collaboration collection, the Ultraboost CLIMA sneakers are a bold, new version of the classic zig-zag knit from the iconic Italian fashion house. Featuring a super-comfy BOOST sole, these are proper running shoes but are just as suited to a city wander. The rest of the limited edition collection features shorts, sweatshirts and more.

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Plants Are Nice Zine

$5

By artist/designer/musician Mikie Poland, Plants Are Nice is an ode to flora and growth. Across 22 pages, readers will find drawings of plants, various doodles and sketches, notes and more. Ultimately, it’s a sweet zine about “appreciating plant time.”

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Parachute Coat

$550

Made from lightweight nylon, Proenza Schouler’s parachute coat is two garments in one. Thanks to a zip, the bottom third can be removed, making a shorter cropped jacket. Bright, adjustable hiking-style cords at the waist can be adjusted to create a looser or tighter fit, while adding a little color to the otherwise all-black coat. With silver hardware and elastic drawstrings at the cuffs, hem …

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Divino Niño: Maria

Chicago-based four-piece Divino Niño’s “Maria” finds itself at the intersection of multiple influences and sounds. Sung entirely in Spanish, the song is a single off the band’s forthcoming album, Foam, out 21 June on Winspear. With psychedelic references and plenty of warm vibes, the song burns for exactly three minutes, melding together guitar, blissful harmonies, synths, a shaker or two and more.

Los Retros feat. Firelordmelisa: Someone To Spend Time With

Los Retros (aka 19-year-old Mauri Tapia) offers up a downtempo, but sunny single with “Someone To Spend Time With,” out via Stones Throw. His melancholy lyrics (about being lonely, even when surrounded by people) and sweet but forlorn vocals are mirrored by the track’s guest vocalist, Firelordmelisa. While there’s a vintage tinge to the track, it’s contemporary. The visual accompaniment, directed by Ross Harris, is …

Upstate to Aska: Fredrik Berselius on Foraging Fresh Ingredients

We speak with the chef about approaching wild ingredients through a Scandinavian lens

For Swedish-born chef Fredrik Berselius, a two or three hour drive north of NYC offers a landscape that’s similar to that of his homeland. Whether it be sorrel, bronze fennel and yarrow (which grow at North Brooklyn Farms) or birch bark, garlic mustard, pineapple weed and watercress (which sprout in the Catskills), there are a lot of the same produce and plants too. In fact, …

Outerwear for Rainy Spring Days

Stay dry and protected in unpredictable weather

Milan Design Week 2019: Items Available Now

Decor and design objects that will enhance the home

Amidst debuts that aim to enrich the city of Milan and others set to inspire a global design audience, the week surrounding Salone del Mobile is also filled with products that people can buy to enhance their home. This meant 2019’s Milan Design Week featured destinations like the inaugural Gucci Decor pop-up shop and a Marimekko shoppable home inside a second-floor loft, accessible by a …

Say Yes Dog: Lies

Trio Say Yes Dog (aka Aaron Ahrends, Pascal Karier and Paul Rundel) recently released an upbeat and satisfying electro-pop tune in “Lies.” The second single from their upcoming album VOYAGE, it’s synth-laden with an unwavering groove—making for a delightfully buoyant bop. The video depicts a man in a parachute tracksuit and headphones, dancing at the back of a concert crowd. Unsurprisingly, his unabashed and gleeful …

Florence + the Machine: Jenny of Oldstones

In a moment of quiet amidst the ever-changing character landscape of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, squire Podrick Payne begins to sing. Florence + The Machine recorded a version of this track, “Jenny Of Oldstones,” with lyrics by George RR Martin, Ramin Djawadi and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) produced the haunting track. It’s the second …

Word of Mouth: Barcelona

Some of our favorite spots in the Catalan city by the beach

Adiff Makes Impactful Garments from Remnants of Crisis

We speak with Angela Luna about creating opportunities from disaster

Robert Zhao Renhui’s “A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World”

Surprising and oftentimes heartbreaking, a catalog of species permanently altered by human existence

Singaporean photographer Robert Zhao Renhui‘s A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World (published by The Institute of Critical Zoologists) documents the species of plants and animals that have been most impacted by human existence. Renhui studies our own species through our relationships with others. Sometimes we’re the protagonist and a noble hero, but most often we’re reprehensible; permanently rearranging the world around us. …

Atelier & Repairs and Candiani Denim’s Sustainable Collaboration

Luxury denim that employs eco-friendly materials and processes

Earth Day: Apps + Organizations That Help Us Do Better

Six opportunities to make it easier to reduce, reuse or recycle