Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From an iconic chair's common inclusion in porn, innovations taking on climate change, Porsche's one-millionth 911 and more this week

1. New York Design Week’s Exponential Growth Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design “Week” has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, “By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design-related events will take place across New York City—and that’s just the official NYCxDesign calendar.” Design Week has long been centered around the …

The Porn Cameos of a Famous Chaise Lounge

Including over 800 photographic examples, the book “We Don’t Embroider Cushions Here” documents the many cameos the LC4 chaise lounge makes in pornographic films. The iconic chair—designed back in 1928—was the collaborative work of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. Authors (and artists) Augustine and Josephine Rockebrune paid an internet workforce based in India to sort through hundreds of pornos—from 2005’s “Slut Puppies” to …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Monica Lewinksy's inspiring TED talk, the end of Internet Explorer, porn parodies and more in this week's look at the web

1. Fashion Month’s Instagrammable Moments If fashion shows weren’t already the most photogenic events in existence, designers have found a way to make them even more Instagrammable. In this day and age of instant gratification, it’s essential for these shows not only to be DSLR-ready, but quirky enough to be captured through the tiny (yet powerful) cameras of smartphones. Last year, Chanel’s high-end supermarket took …

Porn Parodies of Oscar-Winning Films

For every Oscar-winning film seen on the big screen, there’s most likely a porn-a-fied, parodied version playing on a computer screen in someone’s bedroom. These parodies have long been an integral part of the porn industry, dating back to the ’80s. Hopes and Fears did the dirty work for us by digging up gems like “Schindler’s Lust,” “Foreskin Gump,” “Titanic Tits” and more in their …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Branding Prince George, a Deitch-less MOCA, Mysterabbit and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Grandpa the Pixel Painter Hal Lasko, who now goes by Grandpa, is a 97-year-old former typographer whose medium of choice is Microsoft Paint. Lasko lost most of his eyesight due to macular degeneration but discovered that the computer program could magnify images large enough for him to paint pixel-by-pixel. The result is a collection of stunningly detailed and extraordinarily elaborate prints. A recently-released short …