Explore The Met’s “Heavenly Bodies” Exhibition

While there was no missing the coverage surrounding the Met Gala—whether it’s the reportage, live-tweeting, or ensuing memes—sometimes the celebrity fanfare gets more attention than the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s spring exhibition. This year the show is titled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and explores the connection between the religion’s iconography, symbolism, imagery and how this identity has influenced the world …

Sebastian Bergne’s Travel-Size Kits for Shabbat Rituals

British designer Sebastian Bergne has created brilliant travel-size kits for Shabbat rituals on the move. In order to keep up tradition in contemporary life, Bergne’s kits include a wine glass and “digitally printed bread cloth and portable glass candle holders” all housed in a 3D-printed box. Called Digital Shabbat, the set was created for “To Go: New Designs for Jewish Ritual Objects,” an exhibition currently …

Finally, a Hijab-Wearing Barbie

While Mattel’s Barbie doll isn’t generally known for being progressive (from her unrealistic body to the fact that the first black Barbies still had caucasian features), the doll has recently made a positive step forward. Inspired by Ibtihaj Muhammad—a Bronze medal-winning Olympic fencer—a new Barbie doll now wears a hijab. Not only that, but the “Sheroes” collection of dolls are modeled in the image of …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The UK's first interfaith charity shop, a Star Wars-inspired observatory, Marty McFly's Nikes up for auction and more in our look around the web

1. The Genius of Walter Becker Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, who passed away last weekend, was widely regarded as one of music’s greats—though not as a brilliant guitarist or vocalist, but rather a genius when it came to melodies. Both Steely Dan co-founders were jazz nerds, but beyond that they were groove masters who managed to craft left-of-center pop songs that appealed to just …

Miranda July’s Interfaith Charity Shop

There are some 10,000 charity shops in the United Kingdom, and now—thanks to artist and filmmaker Miranda July and Artangel—there is the first-ever interfaith charity store. The pop-up (which is open from 31 August to 22 October 2017 at Selfridges) is being run and staffed by Islamic Relief, Jewish charity Norwood, London Buddhist Centre and Spitalfields Crypt Trust who will divide the proceeds equally. From …