Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Textiles embedded with data, new fish species, fashion in the metaverse and more

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Observes The Farthest Star Ever Seen Documented in a new study led by Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Brain Welch and published in the scientific journal Nature, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a star estimated to be 28 billion light-years away—making it the most distant one ever seen. Named Earendel, this 12.9-billion-year-old cosmic object happens to be …

CAKE and Buster + Punch’s Vibrant New Electric Motorbike

A bold vehicle from two design-forward brands

Sold out within hours, CAKE’s new, limited edition electric motorbike—made in collaboration with London’s Buster + Punch—launched today and looks like it rode in from the future. The £18,000 vehicle includes all of the features typical of the Swedish bike company, but unlike the sleek utilitarian aesthetic that encompasses many of their previous models, this version gets a unique upgrade with an electrifying purple chassis …

Studio Visit: Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli

Connecting with the talented artist ahead of her talk at Design Indaba

Specializing in editorial illustration, Olimpia Zagnoli is one of the most important Italian artists of her generation. Her style is bold, playful and immediately recognizable—whether it’s on the cover of The New Yorker, within the pages of La Repubblica, on fabrics for Marella, or as part of a Prada campaign. We were delighted to visit Zagnoli at her Milan studio, ahead of the 25th edition …