Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Buzz Aldrin's fashion line, a Wes Anderson-inspired cafe, painting the Vatican in milk and more

1. Big Ben Will Ring Again, For The Holidays At the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben has been silent since August while under a much-needed four-year renovation costing roughly $60 million. It’s the first time the clocktower hasn’t rung in 157 years and done to protect the ears of those making repairs. The chiming won’t resume properly until 2021, but for the handful of days …

Big Ben Will Ring Again, For The Holidays

At the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben has been silent since August while under a much-needed four-year renovation costing roughly $60 million. It’s the first time the clocktower hasn’t rung in 157 years and done to protect the ears of those making repairs. The chiming won’t resume properly until 2021, but for the handful of days between Christmas and New Year, it will ring on …

Photographer Jesse Rieser’s “Christmas in America”

Beginning seven years ago, photographer Jesse Rieser began taking pictures of how Americans celebrate Christmas. Rather than traditional or corny, Rieser’s images capture delightfully outrageous decorations. From a house covered in deflated Santa Clauses and Christmas trees to a broken neon sign saying “Happy Birthday Jesus,” these photos offer an enchanting look at the holidays across the United States. See more over at Booooooom.

Three Art-Driven Christmas Experiences in New York City

Works at the Guggenheim, Brookfield Place and the EDITION Hotel move tradition forward

A period of time that requires tremendous thought, the end of year holidays stimulate creative behavior from decor and design to gift giving and, let’s be honest, time management. All the while, traditional, nostalgia-laden experiences appear around every corner. Many of these are deeply personal—the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with a family, dinner at Rolf’s with a loved one, a stroll by the Saks Fifth …

Women To Look Up To Christmas Tree Toppers

3D-printed with plaster, three updated takes on the Christmas tree angel have been created by Women To Look Up To—and the profits are then invested in women-centric organizations. Priced at £80, the options so far are Beyonce, Hillary Clinton and Serena Williams, and the next edition has been left up to a vote by the public—with the options being Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates …