Link About It: This Week’s Picks

What makes a summer jam, how lava lamps fight hackers, AI for newsrooms and more

Ada Chen’s Stereotype-Fighting Jewelry Calling out fetishization, objectification and ingrained racism, jewelry designer Ada Chen combines style and sharp humor to create pieces that are super-smart and super-creative. Chen (who is Chinese-American) oftentimes uses her own experiences as inspiration, and the results are sometimes jarring and uncomfortable—which is, of course, important to spark discussion and awareness. On her brilliant “Text Message” earrings, Chen tells Wonderland, …

Ada Chen’s Stereotype-Fighting Jewelry

Calling out fetishization, objectification and ingrained racism, jewelry designer Ada Chen combines style and sharp humor to create pieces that are super-smart and super-creative. Chen (who is Chinese-American) oftentimes uses her own experiences as inspiration, and the results are sometimes jarring and uncomfortable—which is, of course, important to spark discussion and awareness. On her brilliant “Text Message” earrings, Chen tells Wonderland, “I’d posted the screenshot …

Luxury Backpack Brand ISM’s Premier Product

Full-grain leather and water-resistant nylon unite for a sleek, durable accessory

It begins with the eyes. Even before touching ISM‘s classic backpack—the SF brand’s launch product—you can see various materials in action: the leather, nylon and metal hardware. Together, they form a mixture of elegant curves and swooping lines. It’s an undeniably refined silhouetted that reveals just how considered the product actually is. Grabbing hold of it, slinging it over your shoulders, even clinging to the …

Highlights from the International Talent Support Contest

We wander through the show in Trieste, discovering explosive developments in fashion

Italy‘s most eastern city, Trieste is geographically and culturally located at the intersection of the Mediterranean and Central Europe. It’s there that Barbara Franchin created International Talent Support (ITS) back in 2002, one of the most respected events for emerging talent in fashion design. This year’s event saw some 900+ creative projects submitted from 80 countries centered on the theme “So bold, almost incredible.” From …

Ten Summer Outdoor Essentials for All Types of Adventure

Whether enjoying the wilderness or visiting a city beach, some of our favorite products to make the most of the warm weather

Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. For most city dwellers, the warmer weather means either getting out of town as much as possible or enjoying the outdoors whenever possible—be that floating down a river on an inflatable tube, camping in the mountains, sun-bathing at the beach, or grilling by a lake. In celebration of summer, we have selected …