Vinyl Factory’s 50 Best Albums of 2017

In a diverse and potentially surprising list, the Vinyl Factory’s favorite 50 albums of 2017 traverses all genres, tastes and continents—the only common thread is that they need to have appeared on vinyl within the past 12 months. From well-known names like Kendrick Lamar and Björk, to releases from Visible Cloaks, Golden Teacher and Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet, the music is that which …

Dodecal 3D Calendar

Far from a traditional calendar, this wooden 3D Dodecal designed by Ric Bell makes for a beautiful desk accessory. With 12 faces (aka a dodecahedron) this calendar has the months and days laser-engraved on each side—so all you need to do is flip each month. Made from sustainably sourced European Sycamore wood, this piece weighs 320 grams and has been handcrafted using both traditional woodworking …

Must-See Space Events of 2017

From the moon and Jupiter getting extra close in April, to a total eclipse of the sun set to cross the USA in August, and the always-spectacular annual Geminid meteor shower (where up to 120 shooting stars fly across the sky), 2017 is set to be yet another year to keep looking up. With a list of the seven occurrences, National Geographic has set up …