Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Celebrating trans love, the return of a design icon, maps from the mind, ancient inventions gain new life and more

GLAAD’s #TransLoveStories Portraits for Transgender Day of Visibility 31 March marked the 10th annual Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), observed worldwide to celebrate trans people everywhere. Representation is vital, always, and especially when it portrays trans individuals finding and sharing love. To honor the occasion, GLAAD is highlighting relationships in the trans community through their #TransLoveStories campaign. NYC-based photographer Landyn Pan captured tender moments through …

Eight New Cookbooks That Inspire Culinary Creativity

From Sardinian to Slovenian recipes, and including everything from Korean cuisine to comfort food

Recipes, from all cuisines and of every level of complexity and thought, congest the Internet. It’s easy to Google and go. But cookbooks—with beautiful images, illustrations and life stories—counter the pellmell search engine experience with the narratives of the chefs and restaurants. These eight cookbooks are disparate, ranging from Sardinian and Slovenian recipes to Korean cuisine and American comfort foods, but every one is an …

Stylish and Sophisticated Small-Batch Bar Soaps

From the whiskey-infused to the architectural, a list of cleansers with added value

While body washes, shower gels and bath oils have become exceedingly common, the humble bar of soap is experiencing a renaissance. Using much less plastic and packaging than liquid counterparts, bar soaps are oftentimes infused with natural ingredients, divine aromas and plenty of nourishing ingredients to keep your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. Each brand listed below reimagines the unassuming, old-fashioned bar of soap, whether …