A Pizza-Making Vending Machine Popped Up in Japan

Italy, the mecca of slow-cooking and pizza perfectionism, drove the first iteration of the pizza vending machine out of town—Claudio Torghele’s Let’s Pizza. Now, the Japanese version, Pizza Self, has appeared outside of a video rental store in Hiroshima. A pizza will set you back around ¥980 (around $9 USD) and, in five minutes, it makes a Neapolitan-style margherita or quattro formaggio pizza, then boxes and …

The Tricky Expectations of the Photographer/Subject Relationship

Even the language with which we describe the medium—’take’ someone’s picture, ‘capture’ him, ‘shoot’ them—implies a fraught process with an inherent power imbalance. Over the years, photographers have reconsidered what they owe the people in their frames,” Alina Stein writes in her thoughtful piece about photographers and their subjects. The relationship between the two is tricky—both morally and monetarily. For example, compensation for subjects is …

An Atypical NYC Souvenir Pop-Up, Open This Week

The shop will feature anecdotal totes and t-shirts

In the heart of NYC’s Chinatown, a tiny pop-up shop hosted by Verdes (a marketing and innovation consultancy with offices on Canal St) will sell customized New York City souvenirs for the next five days. Known as Today in New York, aka TINY, the store aims to compete with generic tourist buys (like NYPD shirts or I Heart NY tees) by way of tops and totes that …

CDLP Launches Limited Edition Swimwear

Despite being known for their base layers, CDLP unveils two excellent pairs of swim shorts

Today, Stockholm-based underwear experts CDLP—famous for perfecting the juxtaposition of Swedish design and Portuguese craftsmanship—launches a limited edition line of velvet and nylon swimwear in a campaign fronted by Jay Alvarrez and shot by CDLP’s co-founder and filmmaker, Christian Larson. Alvarrez can be seen posing nonchalantly, with the same vibe that CDLP draws inspiration from, on the rocky coast of Ibiza. The release marks the brand’s first …