Test Ride: Canyon’s New “Grizl” Gravel Bike

This user-friendly bicycle proves its capabilities in the Canadian Rockies

“DESI” Will Attempt to Create The Most Detailed 3D Map of the Universe

As part of an ambitious new survey of the cosmos, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will analyze light collected by the ultra-powerful Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. “DESI will record not only a galaxy’s light but also its spectrum,” according to Smithsonian Magazine, “by measuring how much light a given object emits at particular wavelengths.” It intends to compile this information into the …

NuraTrue Earphones

$200

Nura’s newest audio product, the wireless NuraTrue earphones improve noise-cancellation along with the sound quality. Providing exceptional bass and clear phone calls, the buds are ideal for audiophiles. They’re also water-resistant, with an IPX4 rating—meaning they’re safe from splashes and sweat. They come with a fast-charging case as well as four sets of different sized silicone ear-tips.

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Nature Squared’s Tiles Made from Eggshells

From ethical Swiss design studio Nature Squared’s new chief innovator, Elaine Yan Ling Ng, the CArrelé tile series is composed of organic white eggshells discarded in industrial kitchens and then collected by craftspeople on the Philippine island of Cebu (where the brand maintains a factory). The shells are cleaned, crushed, cured and then combined with natural dyes. They’re ultimately cut into beautiful design-forward tiles. Ultimately, …

Cities Continue to Hire Chief Resilience Officers to Address Climate Change

Amidst the myriad extreme weather events globally, city and county governments in the US continue to hire Chief Resilience Officers in an effort to address the effects of climate change. Once grant-funded (through efforts like the 100 Resilience Cities initiative from The Rockefeller Foundation, which ran from 2013-2019), these roles are now full-time government positions that help cities and local leaders to prepare for and …

Artist Jillian Mayer’s “Life-Saving” Lake Sculpture at SECCA

Upon the lake outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), artist Jillian Mayer has positioned her largest sculpture to date—aptly named “LAKE SCULPTURE”—for her solo exhibition TIMESHARE. This clever multimedia exhibit reflects upon survivalist subcultures, as well as infrastructural and environmental collapse. The floating “LAKE SCULPTURE” references another of Mayer’s works also on view, “A Sculpture Can Be Used As A …

Scientists Uncover More Information About Ancient Supercontinent

Known as Zealandia or Te Riu-a-Māui, an ancient supercontinent exists underneath New Zealand. “Only recently recognized by scientists, Zealandia is the most submerged, thinnest, and youngest continent yet found,” and geologist Rose Turnbull is dedicated to unraveling its secrets. While the landmass was believed to be relatively young, with a crust roughly 500 million years old, the discovery and testing of crystals of zircon collected …

Chef John Fraser on Re-Opening Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION

We discuss how playfulness, nostalgia and simplicity all come together at this thriving restaurant

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The latest additions to our shoppable directory

MOKO MOKO DOKI DOKI

$100

Published by Montreal-based Anteism, the limited edition MOKO MOKO DOKI DOKI by Misaki Kawai is both a book and an artwork. Every one of the 108 copies available (18 in each color—yellow, green, blue, red, pink or white) has a handmade fur cover. With images from the multidisciplinary artist’s fourth solo show at The Hole, this saddle-stitch bound book provides inspiration and off-kilter escapism.

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The Japanese Art of the Cocktail

$22

From visionary bartender Masahiro Urushido (the mastermind behind NYC’s award-winning Japanese cocktail bar, and CH favorite, Katana Kitten) and prolific food and drink writer Michael Anstendig, the 288-page hardcover Japanese Art of the Cocktail book includes 80 recipes that epitomize the nation’s contribution to cocktail culture around the world. From insightful information to step-by-step techniques and exquisite photography, the book surprises and delights as it …

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Cacao-Infused Raw Mushroom Honey Three-Pack

$150

A selection of superfood mushroom honeys, Mycro’s Super Stack three-pack features eight-ounce jars of their Calm, Vitality and Immunity iterations, all of which adaptogens from various types of fruiting body mushrooms and herbs into cacao-infused honey (which preserves nootropic effects). One spoonful of the delicious, nutrient-rich mushroom honey is recommended each day in order to improve digestion, reduce anxiety, encourage drive and more—depending on which …

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Limited Edition “The Long and Short of It” Vinyl

$23

Limited to 500 copies and available only from Ghostly, this special edition of quickly, quickly’s The Long and Short of It comes on vinyl with a paint-splattered effect. Portland, Oregon-based quickly, quickly (aka musician Graham Jonson) combines countless genres—from psych-jazz to classic hip-hop—on the album, which shows off his immense talent as a songwriter, vocalist and arranger.

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MUNYA: Pour Toi

French-Canadian singer, songwriter and producer MUNYA (aka Josie Boivin) returns with a new single, “Pour Toi.” The dreamy tune matches synths with Boivin’s delicate vocals, as she sings wistfully (in French and English) about long distance love. She also directed the video with Josh Aldecoa, which was shot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Nico Hedley: Tennessee

From Queens-based alt-country singer-songwriter Nico Hedley’s debut LP Painterly comes the second single and album opener, “Tennessee.” A tender, contemplative reflection on the act of saying goodbye, with exquisite harmonious introduced toward its escalating end, the track was written spontaneously after Hedley witnessed his band members hugging their partners goodbye before the start of a tour.

Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow: INDUSTRY BABY

Lil Nas X continues to triumph and tantalize (and torment homophobes in the meantime) with “INDUSTRY BABY” featuring rapper/singer Jack Harlow. The video, directed by Christian Breslauer, is a colorful, vibrant celebration of homoeroticism, Black men, queerness, sex and freedom—all in Lil Nas X’s now-familiar playful style (and even nods to his partnership with The Bail Project). The song itself provides Lil Nas X fans with yet …

Word of Mouth: Scottsdale

Architectural wonders, dining concepts, expeditions in the sky and hikes across the desert landscape

Listen Up

Our favorite new music this week blends and bends genres

Samm Henshaw: Grow

English-Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer Samm Henshaw brings plenty of vintage soul and gospel-inspired back-up vocals to his latest lush tune, “Grow.” He says, it’s “just a song about understanding that the hard parts of a relationship (any relationship) are necessary for growth and strength and that we shouldn’t give up at the first sign of trouble.” The uplifting bop is the second tune from his …

Indigo De Souza: Hold U

The second single from singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza’s upcoming album Any Shape You Take (out 27 August), “Hold U” is a sweet pop-leaning tune that begins with soft vocals and synths, before evolving with swirling guitar and percussion. Of the bright, optimistic song, she says, “I wanted to write about a really simple kind of love that isn’t necessarily romantic, but that is just about …

Fotolog

I started a Fotolog called digital selenium. Fotolog is a pretty cool community site that makes it super easy to post images simply for sharing purposes. And best of all, it’s free.

Robots, Persons, and the Future

The Syllabus for Mills College Professor Ellen Spertus’ class “Robots, Persons, and the Future” has many interesting “futurism” links and readings.

Everyone Loves a Spy Cam

The AVMC211 from I-O Data appears to be the smallest hand held video camera to date. It looks pretty cool, but I wonder about the image quality.