Charged: Daguerre’s American Legacy

An exhibition showcasing 100 of the first photographic portraits ever made

Following two highly acclaimed runs at museums in greater-Paris, photo-historian William B. Becker’s collection of daguerreotypes—the first widespread photographic process involving imagery cast upon a highly polished silver surface—is about to make its American debut at the MIT Museum‘s Kurtz Gallery for Photography. Becker, who has spent the past four decades collecting early photos, is also the founder of the American Museum of Photography, a …

Mod Notebooks

A service that digitizes handwritten notebooks and syncs to the cloud

Writers and illustrators often fill notebook upon notebook with ideas, wordplay, sketches and doodles. Many are then lost to a drawer or a shelf, and the creativity stays locked away. Mod Notebooks has a brand new solution for salvaging those threads, beginnings and “what ifs.” Their new service provides you with a notebook—plain, ruled, or dot-grid, thread-bound and tablet-sized, with super thick paper. It’s classically …

PetNic Basket by Miriam Mirri for Alessi

A vibrantly colored organizer for outings with pets and more

Rounding out celebrated designer Miriam Mirri‘s ever popular range of accessories for dogs and cats (with uses extending beyond the world of pet owners), Italian brand Alessi now offers the PetNic Basket. This carryall is charming and handy, with defined but thoughtful little details making it more than the average picnic basket. It’s sizable, so owners can stow away anything pet-related and more. Two swinging …