Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From cannabis culture to public art, Pantera and more—our look around the web

1. Artist Prune Nourry’s Incense + Blowtorch-Driven Catharsis For the unveiling of “The Amazon,” artist Prune Nourry’s new sculpture outside The Standard High Line hotel, Nourry took a blowtorch to a portion of the work—igniting hundreds of sticks of red incense. The French multimedia artist’s piece represents healing and catharsis, and draws inspiration from a First Century Roman marble wounded Amazon warrior statue at the …

CH Omakase 2017: Hickies Swarovkski Edition

Exclusive navy shoelace replacements in an edition of 100

Hickies—stretchy cords that replace traditional shoelaces—are not only convenient, they also provide slip-on comfort while keeping everything snuggly in place. For the 2017 holiday season the brand introduced their Swarkovski edition for an extra sparkly and luxurious look. For CH Omakase, we offered this crystal iteration in an exclusive navy colorway. With the breadth and depth of our Omakase program, collaborations like this reflect many …

Reebok + Modla Flexweave Altitude Training Mask

Applying the sneaker brand's innovative, forthcoming material to a fitness prototype

As a demonstration of the dynamic nature of their forthcoming Flexweave material, Reebok invited three global design firms each to imagine a new collaborative product—and produce a prototype of it. Rotterdam’s Odd Matter envisioned a furniture series of “active sitting” chairs. NYC’s Joe Doucet proposed form fitting running gloves. And London’s Modla ventured into the territory of high altitude training masks. These items all employ …

Converse’s Artist-Driven Urban Utility Capsule Collection

Bold new premium apparel and accessories designed with Slam Jam and Cali Thornhill DeWitt

Stepping beyond their basic but brilliant Essentials collection, Converse has unveiled the forthcoming 17-piece Urban Utility collection, stepping in to the outdoors-inspired urban outerwear game full force. And to mark the new line launch there’s a capsule collection of bold and highly expressive pieces created in collaboration with Slam Jam and artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt—both lending the collection a clear voice. Converse has included both …

No.One’s Triple Black Bravo Sneakers

Full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather low-tops from the LA-based independent brand

As LA’s No.One footwear company makes clear, the name of their Triple Black Bravo isn’t accurate. Really, the best way to understand just how remarkable the shoes are requires looking at all the ways they’ve used premium black materials. First, the sleek sneakers are quintuple black when you count the black veg-tan footbed with black foil embossing and the black Plonge lambskin lining. This is …