Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Banksy's water tank, Alessi in love, coffee on demand and more in our weekly look at the web

1. The Science of Champagne That effervescence that defines the most celebratory drink in alcohol’s repertoire happens to be one giant happy accident. As physicist Gerard Liger-Belair explains in his new book, “Uncorked: The Science of Champagne,” those hundreds of bubbles bursting per second are vehicles for flavor and scent. It was considered a product of poor wine-making, and Catholic monk Dom Pierre Pérignon was …

Alessi For Children

Help support Alessi’s effort to build a family home in the Congo for orphaned children. For every product purchased worldwide between 1 November and 24 December, Alessi will donate $1 its construction.

Alessi at Milan Design Week

Alessi's new Milan showroom, lighting collaboration and projects by emerging designers

The opening of Alessi’s new Milan space today was more than just a celebration of their new digs, but also an occasion to present some of the iconic Italian brand’s latest projects, including an innovative line of lamps and luminaries, produced by Foreverlamp and conceived by a team of three young designers. The trio consists of Giovanni Alessi Anghini, Gabriele Chiave and Frederic Gooris, who …