Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Gallery bums, luxe freight containers, pasta geometrics and more in our weekly link list


1. In Memoriam of Tobias Wong

The untimely death of Tobias Wong leaves a void in the world of design. In memoriam, T Magazine surveys his provocative and aesthetically dazzling body of work.

2. Ka-Pow! Coffee Bar

A “new kind of coffee bar,” T Magazine highlights a chocolate confection made with coffee beans dreamed up by Elizabeth Montes of artisanal chocolatier Sahagún.

3. Dennis Hopper, Gallery Bum

Not Yellow, Chicken shows an interesting video of the late, great Dennis Hopper, who reveals his impressive collection of modern art and life as a “gallery bum.”

4. Marina Abramovic Sits for an Interview

After her triumphant MoMA retrospective, where the legendary performance artist sat silently with museum-goers for 700 plus hours over the course of 3 months, Marina Abramovic reflects on audience reactions as well as her physical and mental struggles with an interview in the WSJ’s Speakeasy.


5. Jacqueline Evans Skin Care

Created in Australia by a Naturopathic physician, the products in the organic, all-natural Jacqueline Evans skin care line are a basic high quality selection of face essentials, placed inside stunning amber glass packaging designed by Swear Words.

6. Willy Verginer

FormFiftyFive discovered the eccentrically colorful carved wood figures of Italian Sculptor Willy Verginer.

7. Container Architecture

Planet Mag gives a fascinating overview of the new book Container Atlas: A Practical Guide to Container Architecture, where all over the world architects are repurposing steel freight containers to build everything from nightclubs to cinemas to luxe vacation homes.

8. The Geometry of Pasta

Minimalissimo points us to this little gem of a cookbook by Michelin starred chef Jacob Kennedy called “The Geometry of Pasta.” In addition to a variety of mouth-watering pasta recipes, the book serves as a guide to selecting the perfect shape and the perfect sauce with the help of delightfully clever illustrations and animations by Here Design.