Photo Essay: Harvest in Champagne, France with Bollinger

The 10 day-long task draws 100,000+ workers to the typically quaint region

NASA-Built Autonomous Drone Set to Rove Titan

A mission to send a nuclear-powered, autonomously-operating drone to one of Saturn’s moons will commence in 2026—and the craft, nicknamed Dragonfly, will arrive in Titan’s atmosphere in 2034. Then, the sedan-sized probe will investigate the lower-gravity surface’s dunes, mountains, rivers, and lakes—and report back instantly (though a transmission takes almost two hours from Titan to Earth). Another one of Dragonfly’s tasks will be to create …

Reversible Glass Vase


Available in three color combinations (pink/smoky blue, green/blue or red/blue), this reversible glass vase—designed by Tara Ashe—is both versatile and pretty. Flip it over depending on the size of your posy, or even display it empty. Standing at nine inches tall, the vase looks great as a set or on its own, and the bold hues add a splash of color to your bedroom, bathroom …


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Paul Cocksedge’s Wooden Wave Pavilion at the 2019 London Design Festival

Now in its seventeenth year, the London Design Festival again celebrates imaginative work by a global roster of artists, architects and designers citywide. Commissioned by Broadgate, Paul Cocksedge’s large-scale pavilion, called “Please Be Seated,” makes this year’s highlights list. The designer employed scaffolding planks in this collaboration with ARUP and high-end interiors company, White & White. Each undulation can be used as an archway or …

Continental US’ Most Isolated Tribe Gets Internet

The ultra-remote Havasupai reservation, which sits at the floor of the Grand Canyon, remains inaccessible to cars, trains and, until now, broadband internet. Thanks to Oakland-based non-profit MuralNet, seven Havasupai families from the 450-member tribe can finally use cell phones and connect to the web. With help from Flagstaff-based Niles Radio, MuralNet installed “microwave hops” at the rim of the canyon that transmit signals down …

Legendary Art Director Peter Saville Designs the New PornHub Award

PornHub has revealed their new award, created by legendary English art director and designer Peter Saville. Eschewing the cliche and crass, the bright orange trophy is based on the molecular structure of sex hormones—resulting in an abstract and appealing shape. Saville tells Ad Age, “My intention was to maintain a degree of ambiguity in the final form the award took, with respect to the sexual …

Gucci Will Become Entirely Carbon Neutral This Month

Fashion is one of the largest polluting industries. In reaction, Gucci has committed to becoming carbon neutral by the end of the month. Marco Bizzarri (the Italian luxury brand’s chief executive) announced that they will include their entire supply chain in this move. Everything from sustainable and low-impact alternative fabrics to “reduction, elimination and offsetting what it calls ‘unavoidable emissions [including travel to runway shows],’” …

COOL HUNTING VIDEO: Bonton Farms is Reviving a South Dallas Community

An agricultural center that enriches the lives of so many people

Buy Guide

The latest additions to our shoppable directory

Brass Pen + Walnut Stand


Designed, manufactured and assembled by Grovemade in Portland, OR, this pen and stand set reflect four years of refined developments. The pen, precision machined from solid brass and later hand-polished, will adopt a distinct patina over time. Inside, high-quality Schmidt P8126 rollerball inserts can be replaced when used up. The accompanying stand pairs brass with an elegant, substantial American Black Walnut wood. It’s sturdy and …


Mohair Blanket V01


Based in NYC but producing high-quality pieces through artisans all over the world, Viso Project offers sophisticated, sustainable products in limited editions. The brand’s super-cozy Mohair Blanket V01 measures out to 135 by 200cm. The bold, abstract design is available in two colorways. Price is in GBP.


Anti-Aging Face Cream


Filled with 13 peptides, actives and antioxidants, Mad Hippie’s face cream comes in a travel-friendly 30ml bottle and combats signs of aging while offering hydration. The cream is gentle on sensitive skin and free from parabens, petrochemicals, phtalates, synthetic dyes and fragrances. Coconut and argan oil add a rich texture, contributing to the feeling of nourishment.


Fragrance-Free Hand Soap


While “fragrance free,” Faith in Nature’s hand soap has a very faint, pleasant scent from its seaweed-base. The aforementioned seaweed is wild-harvested and boasts helpful antioxidants, minerals and proteins. Packaged in recycled cardboard, the vegan soap is free from parabens and SLS. It produces a rich lather and leaves skin feeling clean, but soft and nourished. Price is in Pounds.


Danny Brown: Best Life

Backed by a rich bassline and a select few samples, Danny Brown’s “Best Life” combines the artist’s charismatic cadence with Q-Tip’s illustrious production. It’s certainly jazz influenced but it also harkens back to the golden era of hip-hop—and Brown (aka Daniel Dewan Sewell) does far more than hold his own. “Best Life” will appear on his forthcoming album uknowhatimsayin¿, out on 4 October via WARP.

The Delirians, Katzù Oso, É Arenas, Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas + Ulises Lozano: Los Ángeles Lindo Y Querido

Several Mexican-American musicians unite for “Los Ángeles Lindo Y Querido,” a three-track EP—and mashup compilation, produced by Ulises Lozano— that celebrates bicultural identity. Commissioned by Tecate, the collaborative project draws attention to Mexican-Americans’ influence on the culture of Los Angeles, and pride over Mexican roots and Mexican Independence Day. The mashup’s diverse sonic spectrum reflects many genres, but all of them toast to the same …

Devoción’s Cascara Bar Makes Use of the Coffee Fruit

From four pourable beverages to ice cream and a float, the offerings deviate from coffee shop mainstays

“Judy Chicago: Los Angeles” at Jeffery Deitch

An exploration of the feminist artist's time making, teaching and exhibiting in California

Eddie Money: Baby Hold On

Singer/songwriter Eddie Money (born Edward Mahoney) has died aged 70 years old. After initially aspiring to be a police officer, Brooklyn-born Money moved to California in the late ’60s, took on his stage name and became a regular fixture performing in the Bay Area. Money is perhaps best known for 1986’s “Take Me Home Tonight” (a duet with Ronnie Spector) and “Two Tickets to Paradise” …

The Cars: You Might Think

Ric Ocasek, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and frontman for iconic New Wave band The Cars, has passed away. The pioneering act—which also included Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson—was founded in Boston circa 1976. They garnered commercial attention and critical praise over the next decade, satisfying a range of listeners with their complex, polished pop tunes. Ocasek also had a …

MIT’s New Color-Changing Ink, PhotoChromeleon

From MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory comes a product that could calm the nerves of fickle consumers. PhotoChromeleon is a high-tech ink that changes color through “reprogramming.” This means exposing the ink to UV light to activate or deactivate some of its components, which include “a scientific mix of cyan, magenta, and yellow photochromic dyes,” according to Fast Company. The sprayable ink can …

Word of Mouth: Pristina

One of Europe's youngest and most dynamic destinations

Listen Up

A sad farewell to Daniel Johnston, pretty synthpop, psychedelic indie and more music

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An innovative orange juicer, how science fiction inspires science, a stadium-sized nature installation and more from the web this week

iPodify Your Photos

For iPod advertisement fans who lack Photoshop skills comes iPod My Photo. For $19.95 they'll turn any digital photo you send them in to an iPod ad styled image. Once you get the image from them, it's up to you to do with it as you please– make holiday cards, print it on a t-shirt or plaster it all over town. Update: Similar, yet different …

Barking Irons: Behind the Scenes

Remember Barking Irons, the label that makes those great 19th century New York street culture inspired t-shirts? They recently shared a video of their production process. In addition to showing how silk screening works, it's infused with the fun and fervor that Barking Irons is all about (and there are some great shots of Buck, the oversized French Bulldog). Check out the video after the …

iPod Cozies

While these hand made iPod cozies from Chuckles Central are more on the cute than cool, I still think they're great. via Design Sponge