Architect + Designer Lauren Rottet’s Dynamic Vision

From the interiors of a midcentury George Nelson home in Montauk to the heights of Central Park Tower in NYC and more

SpaceBok, the Robot Being Designed to Walk on Mars

Wheels may be a more stable means to roam around the challenging terrain of Mars, but they limit where robots can go. In fact, to date, all of the robots scouring the surface of the Red Planet have been on wheels. Thus, scientists from Switzerland’s ETH Zurich and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research have developed distinct robotic legs on their small quadrupedal …

Pride Detrola 43MM

$450

In the rigidly traditional and often concretely gendered watch industry, an all-gender timepiece for Pride—that is more than an existing model with a rainbow flag strap—comes as a breath of fresh air. This year, Detroit’s Shinola introduces their Pride Detrola 43mm, a dynamic Quartz watch with a translucent case, mirrored dial and an exposed caseback that includes a subtle rainbow accent. To accompany the limited …

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NASA’s List of Plants That Best Filter Indoor Air

NASA’s 1989 Clean Air Study ascertained that certain plants act as an effective natural filter and remove organic pollutants from the air in enclosed spaces. To counter the effects of reduced ventilation in buildings at the time, and the lack of fresh air in this abodes, researchers documented the percentage of chemicals (like formaldehyde) that were naturally removed from sealed spaces within 24-hour periods by …

“Brooklyn Resists” Outdoor Exhibition at the Center for Brooklyn History

From the Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History (CBH), the Brooklyn Resists outdoor (and online) exhibition will highlight the work of Black Brooklynites from abolition through the Black Lives Matter protests of today. Debuting on Juneteenth, the in-person installation will project never-before-exhibited protest imagery and text onto the facade of the CBH at 128 Pierrepont Street, making the work visible to all. Curated by …

Tarkett’s Nature-Inspired Premium Vinyl Floor Tiles + Planks

French flooring brand Tarkett looked to nature for the 100 finishes available on the vinyl tiles and planks within their new iD Inspiration collection, which includes iterations ranging from a vintage zinc pattern in a silver colorway to Scandinavian oak in medium beige and classic terrazzo in terracotta. To achieve a feeling of authenticity, the innovative luxury brand digitally printed directly from scans of real wood and …

National Archives of Game Show History at the Strong National Museum of Play

Inside Rochester, New York’s Strong National Museum of Play, the National Archives of Game Show History will present memorabilia from the nearly 100-year history of competitive broadcast programming (which actually began with quiz shows on the radio). TV producers Bob Boden and Howard Blumenthal founded the archive from their extensive personal collections but currently seek “scripts, set designs, props, technical plans, marketing materials, creative plans, …

Gift Guide: Summer Fitness Gear

Whether running on the city streets or hitting the beach, some of our favorite options

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The latest additions to our shoppable directory

Single Malt Irish Whiskey Gift Set

$80

In addition to one 750ml bottle of award-winning Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey, this gift set includes two leather coasters, two engraved rocks glasses and a set of whiskey stones. Fans of Irish whiskey category will delight—though the liquid from the Dublin-based distillery will surprise many with its “unconventional” flavors, the result of aging in barrels having previously held everything from Port and Madeira to …

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Juneteenth T-Shirt

$35

Bed-Stuy’s BLK MKT Vintage—founded by Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart—specializes in second-hand delights from magazines to buttons, but this Juneteenth T-shirt is one of their own, new products. Commemorating and celebrating the holiday (the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas, but also the emancipation of enslaved African people across the country), this shirt has been hand-printed in Philadelphia. Available in size XS to …

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Ultraboost DNA + Marimekko Sneakers

$180

Beloved Finnish apparel, homeware and textile brand Marimekko has teamed up with adidas for a vast collection of workout gear and everyday clothing. From swimsuits to sneakers, each item features Marimekko’s trademark patterns. The Ultraboost DNA + Marimekko sneakers combine playful polka dots with adidas performance. Crafted without any virgin polyester, they’re made from Primeblue (a recycled material made in collaboration with Parley Ocean Plastic) …

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Pearly Yin Yang Necklace

$1500

A company dedicated to transparency within its supply chain and salaries, Pura Utz makes playful, intricately beaded jewelry, bags and other accessories. Based in Guatemala, they pay their craftspeople four times the market standard there, and are committed to existing beyond fair trade. This yin yang necklace is entirely handmade (no two are exactly the same) and crafted from freshwater pearls and glass beads. It …

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Rodrigo Amarante: I Can’t Wait

From Brazilian recording artist Rodrigo Amarante’s forthcoming album, Drama (out 16 July on Polyvinyl), “I Can’t Wait”—a track both gentle and urgent—beguiles with harpsichord woven into guitar, synth and percussion. The accompanying music video commences with the chirping of birds and a jangling wind chime that wake Amarante from a dream and project him into intimate moments of lovelorn reflection. It’s a beautiful character study …

Kat Cunning: BOYS

Every individual in the cast and crew of the music video for recording artist Kat Cunning’s exuberant single “BOYS” identifies as either transgender or non-binary. This purposeful act underscores the ebullient visuals and lends deeper meaning to the anthem. “I wanted to do my part to help represent the diversity and beauty of the transmasculine community that is so often erased, exploited or hardly peppered …

Mykki Blanco feat. Blood Orange: It’s Not My Choice

Another track from Mykki Blanco’s highly anticipated Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep, “It’s Not My Choice” features vocals from Blood Orange. With a tinge of the ’80s, the track tells the story of a troubled relationship via Blanco’s distinctly energized rhymes. The album (out 18 June on Transgressive Records) will feature cameos by Jamila Woods and Blanco’s brother Jay Cue, with writing contributions from Big …

Exploring Three Stunning Wineries in Montalcino, Italy

History and hospitality abound in the glorious Tuscan countryside

Valborg Ólafs: Holiday

Icelandic indie four-piece Valborg Ólafs returns with “Holiday,” a bright and melodic track, driven by the thoughtful vocals of Valborg Ólafsdóttir and underscored by majestic harmonies. The upbeat, beautiful ode to vacations will appear on their forthcoming album, Silhouette, which they self-produced inside a church under the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on the southern coast of Iceland.

Temporex: New Lane

Off San Diego musician and visual artist TEMPOREX’s multidimensional 10-track LP Bowling, the single “New Lane” infuses ’80s and ’90s cartoon and video game pop culture into funky, electric bedroom pop. TEMPOREX (aka Joseph Flores) recorded most of the album at home, aligning layers of diverse sonic influence into imaginative tracks that sometimes encourage wonder and other times instigate dance parties.

anaiis: reverie

South London-based, French-Senegalese soul artist anaiis returns with the laidback, jazz-tinged “reverie.” She composed the pretty song—which is written through the eyes of somebody watching a loved one deal with fear and regret—with Itai David Shapira. With slightly raspy, breathy vocals, delicate percussion and soft horns, the song is set to appear on her upcoming second album.

L’Rain on Collaborating with Reese Donohue for New Museum’s XR Showcase

As part of the Tribeca Film Festival, ONX Studio showcases immersive works

Helix Jacket

$470

Madder- and natural indigo-dyed, hand-embroidered and hand-sewn, the Helix Jacket from STORY mfg. is (like all their products) carefully crafted and built to last. Inspired by a vintage helicopter mechanic jacket the design team found, it’s boxy but not too rigid. Its diamond-shape dye pattern has been achieved through a fold and clamp resist method, and no two will be precisely the same. Price is in …

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Political, personal and powerful books by queer poets