Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Naming space objects, a new design for Rockefeller Center Plaza, the history of pink and more in our look at the web

1. Help NASA Nickname New Horizons’ Next Target A small, frozen world known as (486958) 2014 MU69 is the next flyby destination for NASA’s New Horizons. Understandably, the space agency thinks it needs a snappier name. Some billion miles past Pluto, MU69 is located in the Kuiper Belt and is now in the market for a nickname. Hosted online, there’s a contest where the public …

Cindy Sherman To Collaborate With Supreme

Perhaps an unlikely collaboration but one that we’re notably excited about, artist Cindy Sherman will be working with Supreme on two limited edition skateboards. The decks will feature works from Sherman’s 1987 “Grotesque” series of photo stills, for which she moved away from self-portraits. Featuring “Untitled #181” and “Untitled #175,” the artworks are glossy and as the title might lead one to believe, also a …

Baise en Ville Skateboards

Well-designed, easy-to-carry boards produced in France

We met up with Laurent Pierre and Anne Isimat-Mirin during Paris Design Week, during which the duo launched their Baise en Ville Skateboards campaign on Kickstarter. The term “baise en ville” is slang frequently used for a small overnight bag (to hold a toothbrush, underwear, condoms, etc) carried by those seeking to have a fun night out. The name directly reflects the skateboarding brand’s mission. …

Shinola + Natas Kaupas Limited Edition Skateboards

100 made-in-the-USA decks, celebrating the brand's new store in Venice, CA

Skateboarding legend Natas Kaupas has joined forces with Detroit-based lifestyle brand (and CH favorite) Shinola for a new limited edition product to celebrate the opening of their Venice, CA store. The Shinola + Natas Kaupas skate decks, all made in the USA, feature original artwork by Kaupas—as well as his signature. The Hall of Fame street skateboarder, a pioneer in skateboarding’s acceptance as a professional …

Father’s Day 2015 Gift Guide

From record players to aprons and hot sauce, some fun gift ideas for your hero

Whether buying for your own dad, your partner, a pal or a father figure, finding the perfect present can be tricky. While spending time with the special humans in your life is always the best gift, sometimes giving them something they’d never spend money on themselves can be a real treat. Here we have collected some gift ideas for all kinds of dads—whether they’re into …