STORY + Peanuts Collaborate for “How Original!”

Seven artists reimagine Snoopy and the gang for products at the NYC concept store

NYC’s ever-changing conceptual retail experience, STORY is unveiling How Original!—a collaboration with Peanuts and the Peanuts Global Artist Collective—today. The collection (part of the shop’s 41st installation) is made up of riffs and re-imaginings of Charles M Schulz’s timeless Peanuts cast by seven artists in collaboration with 14 brands. The Peanuts Global Artist Collective—André Saraiva x Mr. A, Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Rob Pruitt and …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

What makes a summer jam, how lava lamps fight hackers, AI for newsrooms and more

Ada Chen’s Stereotype-Fighting Jewelry Calling out fetishization, objectification and ingrained racism, jewelry designer Ada Chen combines style and sharp humor to create pieces that are super-smart and super-creative. Chen (who is Chinese-American) oftentimes uses her own experiences as inspiration, and the results are sometimes jarring and uncomfortable—which is, of course, important to spark discussion and awareness. On her brilliant “Text Message” earrings, Chen tells Wonderland, …

Ada Chen’s Stereotype-Fighting Jewelry

Calling out fetishization, objectification and ingrained racism, jewelry designer Ada Chen combines style and sharp humor to create pieces that are super-smart and super-creative. Chen (who is Chinese-American) oftentimes uses her own experiences as inspiration, and the results are sometimes jarring and uncomfortable—which is, of course, important to spark discussion and awareness. On her brilliant “Text Message” earrings, Chen tells Wonderland, “I’d posted the screenshot …

Luxury Backpack Brand ISM’s Premier Product

Full-grain leather and water-resistant nylon unite for a sleek, durable accessory

It begins with the eyes. Even before touching ISM‘s classic backpack—the SF brand’s launch product—you can see various materials in action: the leather, nylon and metal hardware. Together, they form a mixture of elegant curves and swooping lines. It’s an undeniably refined silhouetted that reveals just how considered the product actually is. Grabbing hold of it, slinging it over your shoulders, even clinging to the …