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Calcium in our Bones + Teeth was Created by Exploding Stars

Reinforcing the often-shared sentiment that we are all made of stars (popularized by astronomer Carl Sagan), a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal posits that half of the calcium found in the known universe—including inside human bones and teeth—originated from stars exploding in supernovas. An international team of nearly 70 scientists collaborated on the findings, after an observation of an “anomaly” by amateur astronomer Joel …

Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station

$55

Available for pre-order now, Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station comprises unseen, eerie images that photographers Paolo Nespoli and Roland Miller captured inside the empty space station. Described as an “in-depth portrait,” the book also contains essays by space archaeology scholars Alice Gorman and Justin St P Walsh, as well as words from the photographers and architect Jeffrey S Nesbit. Through …

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The International Council of Museums Continues to Question What Defines a Museum

The International Council of Museums is on an international crusade to answer the question “what is a museum?” in an effort to update their definition—one that hasn’t changed much since the ’70s. The Paris-based non-profit works on behalf of museums everywhere and, according to Rick West (president of the Autry National Center of the American West), the question that acts as a blockade to a …

The Return of the Accutron Watch Inspires a Podcast on Culture

When the Accutron wristwatch launched in the ’60s, it redefined what timepieces could look like—and how they could draw their power thanks to a proprietary tuning fork movement. With a new Accutron on the horizon, the brand tapped COOL HUNTING Editor in Chief David Graver to join entertainment reporter Bill McCuddy and editor Scott Alexander for The Accutron Show, a podcast about more than watches—in …

Spend the Night in Artist Dre Wapenaar’s Tear-Drop Shaped Hanging Tents

Dangling in Belgium’s Borgloon Forest, Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar’s four low-impact “Tranendreef” tree tents welcome visitors for €70 per night through 30 September. Wapenaar initially installed the teardrop-shaped sculptures as part of Pit, a public art exhibition organized by contemporary art gallery Z33. Now, each tent (accessible by ladder) can accommodate up to two adults and two children for the night. These uncommon works provide …

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The latest additions to our shoppable directory

ACG Mt Fuji Overall Shorts

$100

Nike’s new ACG Mt Fuji collection features plenty of wind- and water-resistant garments and accessories inspired by the Japanese mountain’s terrain. A lava-like camouflage print covers these durable overall shorts and a woven, retro Nike ACG patch adds a pop of color. This piece is meant to match the rest of the collection, which includes a poncho, sneakers, sandals and a vest. The full collection …

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Glossy Mini Vase

$20

Bulbous and bright, these glossy mini vases from Rituals and Ceremony (founded by Sarah Williams and located in NYC’s Crown Heights) add a splash of color to any room. Standing just under five inches tall, they come in six colors that look especially cheerful when mixed and matched. These porcelain vessels are also available in matte pastel hues for those seeking a softer touch.

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Flower Pitcher

$380

Produced in Austria by the celebrated sixth-generation glassmakers of Lobmeyr, Diptyque’s cut crystal flower pitcher blossoms with a hand-painted green flower motif designed by Tatiana de Nicolay. The pitcher is part of an exquisite new Diptyque collaboration with interior design destination The Invisible Collection. The entire collection (which also includes a jungle flower motif pitcher and glasses that match both) draws inspiration from a journey along …

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Supa Balm

$22

Founded by Kristen Noel Crawley and beloved for its lip masks, KNC Beauty also has two rich lip balms available. In mint or rose, these balms are vegan and entirely free of parabens, PEG, D-5, preservatives and petroleum, meaning they are packed with natural essential fatty acids and oils. The intended result is super-hydrated lips that feel smooth and plump.

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Aminé feat. Injury Reserve: Fetus

A track from Aminé’s newest album, Limbo, “Fetus” features the rap group Injury Reserve. Over a dark and distorted beat, the three rappers—Aminé (aka Adam Aminé Daniel), Ritchie With a T (aka Nathaniel Ritchie) and the late Stepa J Groggs (born Jordan Groggs)—debate bringing life into the world. “They giving guns with every muthafuckin’ happy meal / A shooter every month and they pretend it’s …

Maasho + Sonny Miles: Big Shot

Following his World on Fire EP (from which 100% of all proceeds were donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), Maasho returns with “Big Shot,” a duet with Sonny Miles. The Raleigh-based artists have created a summery, breezy pop song that glides effortlessly across the 3:30 duration.

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A cover of a classic, moody music by a supergroup, piano house from a disco queen and more new tunes

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Jenny Holzer's latest, an initiative to save independent music venues, an app to help connect with government officials and more from around the web

Ghost Liotta: i am thoughts

In advance of their debut self-titled album (out 21 August), the electronic supergroup Ghost Liotta follows up lead single “object one” with the mesmerizing, moody new release “i am thoughts.” The instrumental track incorporates various vintage and modular synths, coupled with guitar and drums. The band first came together in 2017, after its members—Christopher Wray (guitarist for Butch Walker), Zac Rae (multi-instrumentalist, producer and Death …

Bevan: Let Me Get To Know You

The lead single from UK-based singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bevan’s forthcoming EP, Vacanza, “Let Me Get To Know You” percolates with playful lyrics and textured production. Bevan’s lyrics touch upon the excitement that accompanies the onset of a relationship. The track’s synth-driven sonic profile—with layers inspired by Paul Simon’s Graceland—carries that same sense of exhilaration.

Honey I’m Home

This glass jar with a built-in spoon top is a great way to store and serve honey. I love its simple and effective design and low maintenance. It's €18.23 and available online from Vinçon, one of my favorite stores in Spain.

CH Air Max 180

The Air Max 180 pair that I designed during iD web site that I wasn't able to do at 255 is choose the stitch color. I definitely would have had 'dark cinder' stitching for a little added contrast.

The Other Pods…

Almost as easy to take along as the small digital 'pods, these stylish Pod Caravans are incredibly functional for their size. Four people can sit comfortably for a meal around the table which disappears when the seating converts into a queen size bed. Plenty of storage is cleverly created under the kitchenette. You can buy them already kitted out in a few different styles, or …