Los Zafiros: Un Nombre De Mujer

The music we tweeted this week and the debut of our weekly #PrivateJam

Cuban doo-wop: Who knew! Apparently a lot of people. But for those who, like us, aren’t familiar with Los Zafiros—a band from the ’60s often compared with the Beatles in regards to timing and fame—have a listen to “Un Nombre De Mujer” and relish in its Latin-infused rhythmic blues. To dig deeper, check out “Music from the Edge of Time,” the 2004 documentary about the …

From the Library: No Waste

Revisiting Pentagram's gorgeously photographed collection of repurposed Cuban objects

Design isn’t always about showrooms and industry idols. Beautiful objects show up wherever there’s ingenuity and an appreciation of aesthetics. High or low, you either get it or you don’t. Of all the books on the always-relevant topic, “Pentagram Papers #32: No Waste” perhaps gets closest to the heart of what good design on a dime means. The monograph explores a Cuban world of objects …