Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From an NBA first to dance commissions and life-changing inventions

Carlo Ratti Associati’s Eco-Friendly Scribit Pens Completely compostable and filled with edible ink, design agency Carlo Ratti Associati’s eco-friendly Scribit pens aim to curb the damage done to the environment by the 1.6 billion plastic pens thrown out each year. Three models with refillable barrels exist—one from responsibly farmed wood; another from recycled, anodized aluminum; and one from biodegradable PHB plastic (which, unlike the other …

EVENPRIME Skincare’s Comprehensive Future-Forward Design

From rigorous Korean beauty product standard adherence to anime-inspired branding

When Koh Kim and Rickie Ashman began to develop EVENPRIME‘s new line of vegan-friendly Korean beauty products they sought out more than the standard dermatological approval. Their target was scientifically formulated, environmentally friendly and honest skincare, produced in partnership with Korean chemists—with design handled from the brand’s Los Angeles home. Concerns over ocean pollution and falsely advertised wellness benefits power their mission to help young …

Openspaces: Cornwall’s Shores in Photos

A year's worth of surf-focused iPhone shots assembled into a clean and simple hardcover

Recent years have seen England’s surf scene earn more and more credit on an international level. With the growing popularity of cold water surfing (and the ability to quickly document and share one’s sessions via social media) England’s frigid yet picturesque wave-riding culture has fortunately found its way into our feeds. “Openspaces” is a photography book from the mind of Karl Mackie, founder of Cornwall-based …