Year of the Pig Gift Guide

Swine-themed accessories, snacks and drinks to celebrate Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, the pig is the last of the 12 animals (the reason for which varies in several myths) and exemplifies wealth. This year, 5 February marks the beginning of another year of the pig. To celebrate this Lunar New Year, we’ve rounded up several swine-themed items—from sweets to sneakers and beyond. “Year of the Pig” Old Skool Sneakers Made in collaboration …

China’s Spectacular Molten Metal “Fireworks”

A 500-year-old Lunar New Year ritual in Nuanquan, China (a short span, considering the nation has celebrated the holiday for 3,800 years), Da Shuhua involves Chinese blacksmiths tossing molten iron at an icy door to create a riveting shower of sparks. The name translates to “beating down the tree flowers,” which refers to an agricultural practice that stimulates growth in fruit-bearing plants. It was developed as a …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

David Lynch and lithography, Akomplice's magic plants, the new Adidas Boost and more in our weekly look at the web

1. H&M + Brick Lane Bikes While we’ve heard rumors of the H&M collaboration with London’s Brick Lane Bikes for some time now, a rather insightful video popped up this week to fuel our anticipation. Seemingly, the Swedish super brand actually put a good deal of R&D into the line, which is set to debut 7 March and include everything from cycling specific sport coats …