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 …

Daniel Arsham To Become The First Artist Appointed Creative Director of an NBA Team

Brooklyn-based, Ohio-born Daniel Arsham is set to become the creative director for the Cleveland Cavaliers—the first time an NBA team has tapped an artist for the expansive position. No stranger to high-profile collaborations, Arsham’s new role includes revitalizing the team’s entire brand—from jerseys and apparel to the arena and even social media and merch. The fine artist and Snarkitecture co-founder will also manage collaborative initiatives …

Daniel Arsham Looks to the Future’s Past

A studio visit with the acclaimed artist ahead of his new show, 3018

Daniel Arsham finds himself, and his work, at the intersection of many mediums—tactile art, architecture, performance and, with his newest show in particular, anthropology. Arsham’s upcoming exhibition, 3018 at Perrotin New York, recreates significant objects in popular culture with a dystopian filter. Features of the show include a 1981 Delorean, 1961 Ferrari 250GT and a cast of famous cartoon characters—among other relics from popular films and his …