ArchiTec’s Wool-Centric “New Zealand” Collection

A look at the fabric-inspired brand's new release

Justin Seale (former design lead at Mission Workshop, and manager of Chrome‘s sales and product) is now the founder of travel-inspired apparel brand, ArchiTec. And it’s at New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu that Seale sought out a farm to source the brand’s merino wool. The newest collection from the brand, aptly named the New Zealand Collection, is a release that’s inspired by the magnitude of the geography of …

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: American Guilt

The new track by NZ band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “American Guilt,” is a little more psychedelic than what’s found on their previous album. Seemingly recorded in a lo-fi manner, with plenty of fuzzed vocals and distorted guitar, the tune is crunchy and raw in the best possible way. UMO has also announced a comprehensive USA and Europe tour beginning in April.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Redesigning the Pride Flag, searching space, making the marijuana industry non-profit and more

1. A Pride Flag Incorporating LGBTQ+ People of Color First unfurled at a Pride Month launch celebration in Philadelphia, a new rainbow flag aims to recognize the POC members of the LGBTQ+ community. Part of the “More Color More Pride” campaign, the flag calls to attention—and embraces—the diversity within the already marginalized queer world. A testament to intersectionality, the pride flag’s value lies in its …

New Zealand’s Hidden Eighth Wonder of the World

It is commonly believed—and supported by a five-year-study—that New Zealand’s naturally-forming pink and white terraces (once referred to as the eighth wonder of the world) were destroyed in 1886 when Mount Tarawera erupted. Volcanic ash filled Lake Rotomaha causing irreparable damage to silica sinter quartz formations. However, according to a recent announcement in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand by researchers Rex …

A New Zealand Cave Transformed by Glowing Worms

The images from Joseph Michael’s latest series “Luminosity” could easily be mistaken for a far-off alien planet or a poisonous landscape from prehistoric Earth. But they’re actually from modern-day New Zealand, deep within its 30-million-year-old limestone caves. Using creative LED lighting and extra-long exposures, the Auckland-based photographer captured bioluminescent worms as they transform the caverns’ ceilings into magical, star-filled night skies. Michael hopes to eventually …