Supersonic Aircraft’s Shockwaves Shot by NASA

The first-ever images of two shockwaves interacting, taken by NASA, appeared online this week. These photos—shot using a 150-year-old German technique—are some of the first of supersonic flights in the air and not in a wind tunnel. Seeing how the shockwaves interact with one another and on their own, NASA may be able to reduce the noisiness of sonic booms—the result of pressure changes when …

Crepe Indigo Terry Cardigan Blazer

$175

Dyed a medium indigo hue, Goodlife’s terry cardigan blazer boasts the silhouette of a more formal garment with the feel of something more relaxed. Part cardigan and part blazer, it is an easygoing piece that will fade and age with character. Because of the brand’s unique dye process, each blazer will look a bit different.

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New York Public Library’s Lou Reed Archive

Before NYC rock icon Lou Reed passed away in 2013, he did not give instructions on how to handle the large collection of recordings, photographs, notes and other artifacts from his prolific career. His wife, Laurie Anderson, decided to donate the collection to an institution that would display it for the public—and to “present raw material and let people make up their own minds.” Two …

Reprinting 1927’s The Bolted Book

Depero Futurista (oftentimes known as The Bolted Book) is a 1927 design book by Fortunato Depero—bound together by two aluminum bolts. A testament to ingenuity and creativity, the book was acclaimed and referenced for many years, but very few copies remain. A Kickstarter by Design & Books hopes to publish it once again. The bolts will bind it still—locking in the early 20th Century typographic …

Farewell to Influential Curator and Art Historian, Okwui Enwezor

An incredibly influential figure in the contemporary art world, Okwui Enwezor has passed away at just 55 years old. Not only a curator and art historian, Enwezor was a poet and critic whose astute way of thinking pushed for a more global view of art. Born in Awkuzu, Nigeria, he moved to the Bronx as a teenager, and over his career he was the artistic …

Farewell to Thrasher Editor and Skateboarding Legend, Jake Phelps

Skateboarding icon and longtime editor of Thrasher, Jake Phelps has passed away at 56. San Francisco-based Phelps started skating when he was 13 years old, and was a crucial player in the area’s scene—and that of the entire world of skate culture.  Phelps began at the publication in the ’80s, after co-founder Kevin Thatcher asked him to write product reviews and box merch. He’d go …

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Limited Edition Duffle Bag

$600

Handmade in the US, KILLSPENCER’s limited edition duffle bag has been crafted from Italian oil-suede in a rich, olive green hue. With Swiss Riri zippers, bullhide leather accents and a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, the bag is practical, yet luxurious and understated. Ultimately though, it’s sturdy—thanks in part to fire-retardant and waterproof nylon lining.

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L’Internationale Saison

$18

Based on an official recipe from the Saison, Bière de Garde and Farmhouse Ale Appreciation Society, American Solera’s L’Internationale is a saison as it should be—crisp, peppery, light, refreshing and around 6% ABV. The Tulsa, Oklahoma brewery was one of 10 to brew the recipe and they’ve released it to widespread acclaim.

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Wellthread Trucker Jacket

$198

Released as a part of Levi’s entirely recyclable collection, the Wellthread trucker—made in collaboration with Outerknown—is constructed from a blend of cotton and cottonized hemp. (Using hemp reduces the amount of water and labor needed—and the carbon footprint.) On the back of the jacket there’s stunning and dense indigo-hued embroidery that emphasizes the collection’s commitment to sustainability and both brands’ affinities for the ocean.

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Cone of Shame Notecards

$35

Spawned from her Cone of Shame series, photographer and creative director Winnie Au’s new notecards—which are currently funding on Kickstarter—are essentials for dog lovers and design enthusiasts alike. Stylist Marie-Yan Morvan created special, artistic cones for each dog, and the outcome is  regal rather than shameful. Made with Four & Sons editor-in-chief Marta Roca, each set will include 12 notecards, printed on uncoated, extra thick, …

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Mitski: Let’s Get Married (Bleachers Cover)

As part of Terrible Thrills, Vol. 3—a vinyl-only collection of covers from Bleachers’ 2017 album Gone Now—Mitski recorded a version of “Let’s Get Married.” The song is minimal but layered. It’s stripped away all the big and joyful production from the Bleachers version—which is actually how it sounded originally, according to Jack Antonoff. Since the recording will never be available digitally, it’s appeared online as an mp3, …

Anderson .Paak: King James

Anderson .Paak‘s third album Oxnard was just released in November and he’s already sharing new music from his fourth record Ventura. The first song from the LP, “King James” is an ode to LeBron James and his dedication to giving back to underserved communities. It also mentions Colin Kaepernick kneeling, the possible border wall, gun violence and more. While the subject matter sounds heavy, it’s …

For Days Works to End Clothing Waste

Through donation-based credits and a lifetime exchange program, the brand offers a more thoughtful approach to shopping

For LA-based clothing company For Days, closing the loop (and subsequently limiting clothing waste and closet clutter) is a primary goal. The brand’s collection of elevated basics (made from a blend of 70% virgin cotton and 30% recycled material) includes unisex joggers, hoodies, long- and short-sleeve shirts and more—all for $38 each. When you buy an item from For Days, your membership is included. With …

SpaceX and the New Aesthetics of Space Travel

Though the parameters of a trip into Earth’s orbit haven’t changed much since the dawn of our space travel days, the appearance has—whether it be the suits or the ships. On the next NASA trip, in a SpaceX-built capsule, the astronauts will be treated to sleek, modern interiors, cushy seats, touch-screens and wireless consoles. The look is a significant upgrade from previous designs—many of which …

Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …

Data-Collecting IOT Teapot, Teplo 2.0

Brew a pot of tea based on mood, energy levels and more with this clever appliance

Gathering information from the consumer, their environment, and their desired tea selection, the Teplo 2.0 can brew tea perfectly suited for everybody. The IOT teapot may seem very niche, but tea-drinkers will be impressed. And the brand’s founder says the surveying process (which is now automated) is a deeply rooted aspect of traditional tea making and drinking. “Traditional tea masters change tea brewing conditions by seeing …

Tag Heuer Monaco Sixty Nine

This year, with the introduction of the new Monaco Sixty Nine , TAG Heuer has created a concept watch that features two key surprises. The first originality lies in the fact that, contrary to the customary chronograph model, this Monaco comes in a “straightforward” watch version. The other innovation relates to the extraordinary technical feat that made it possible to integrate the classic Monaco dial …

Nike Artist Series III

Set to arrive 3 January 2004 at most Niketowns, Alife Rivington Club, Nort, Stussy, Undefeated, and probably some more. The three designs are: ∑ NERD/Neptunes/Pharrell Dunk ∑ ESPO Air Force 2 ∑ Halle Barry Air Rift via freshness where there are more pix

Psyop Anthem

Psyop, the freshest CG shop on the planet, has launched a new web site featuring their work. The site is great. Better than the site is their anthem piece, which can also be found in the projects section. It’s a shameless pro-consumption statement on what marketing is really all about. Genius.