SpaceX’s New Astronaut Suits

NASA released images of a training event for astronauts who will be aboard next year’s SpaceX Crew Dragon—and they offer a glimpse at sleek new spacesuits. While similar to those we’re accustomed to seeing, these new iterations are undeniably more refined. Activities on this training day in Hawthorne, California, involved astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley suiting up and navigating various scenarios, from launch countdown …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Revisited lunar reportage, Wes Anderson-inspired sunglasses, the tale of disco's revenge and more in our roundup of the web

Elena Tamburini’s Touch-Encouraging Furniture Inspired by sex as taboo, especially among older people, Italian designer Elena Tamburini created Filotea—a collection of furniture that encourages physical affection whether solo or with another individual. The range includes several standout pieces: Otello is a mirror surrounded by feathers, which allows the user to caress their own face, and the Filomena is a body brush that stimulates the skin. …

TAXA Outdoors’ NASA-Inspired Campers

We speak with Garrett Finney about how designing for astronauts influences his more down-to-earth vehicles

Traditional campers, the types that sit dormant in driveways or clunk their way into commercial campsites, rarely excite design enthusiasts. Their interiors are outdated and the exteriors leave plenty to be desired. But for TAXA Outdoors, campers are meant to be an enhancement to your trip, providing a home-base in which you can have confidence. Their Cricket camper epitomizes this. At 15 feet long, it …