Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Tiny forests, reef robots, trash chairs, an iconic Parisian department store and more in our look around the web

Information Gathering + Reef Robots for the Ocean Decade The United Nations has declared that 2021-2030 will be known as the Ocean Decade (aka the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development). This comes with the approval of several initiatives aimed at conservation. But as Smithsonian Magazine notes, “Reaching the goals for a healthy ocean by 2030 will mean reaching beyond national boundaries to create …

Muji’s “Essentials Kit” For Airbnb Hosts

Designed to support two house guests, MUJI’s 23-item host essentials kit for Airbnb covers everything from kitchenware to cleaning products and even includes an elegant aroma diffuser. Retailing for $400, the complete amenities collection aims to make welcoming guests even easier—and lets hosts provide dedicated design-forward items for people on their stays. Our favorite inclusion happens to be the recycled paper notebooks and smooth gel colored …

dtls.Architecture’s Glass Hudson Pool House on Airbnb

An architecturally significant home, nestled into Hudson Valley topography

It’s likely a dream of anyone who has toured a glass house by day to spend the night (or several) in one. Thanks to Airbnb, this is a possibility. dtls.ARCHITECTURE‘s modern, magical Hudson Pool House can be booked on the hospitality service, which may come as a surprise to anyone unfamiliar with their roster of architecturally significant homes. But the Hudson Pool House is more …