Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Skateboarding Afghanistan, a bird's 3D-printed beak, Bill Moggride's legacy and more in our look at the web this week

This Week’s LAB is Sponsored by Dos Equis 1. Bill Moggridge Dies at 69 Celebrated industrial designer and technology pioneer, professor, creator of the interaction design discipline, founding partner of IDEO, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, author and digital illuminati Bill Moggridge passed away this week. Among his legacies are the invention of the laptop’s now ubiquitous clamshell format; his 1979 design for Grid’s Compass computer …

Brooklyn Grange: A Portrait of Urban Farming

Three teasers from the upcoming documentary about Brooklyn's biggest rooftop farm

Earlier this year the five core members of Brooklyn Grange, well known by now as the largest soil rooftop farm in the world, signed a 20-year lease for a 65,000-square-foot rooftop at the Brooklyn Navy Yards. In just two years they outgrew their 40,000-square-foot Queens location, which services a CSA membership, regular farmers’ markets as well as local restaurants like Roberta’s and Paulie Gee’s. Now, …

Dream & Drive

Nearly a decade of The Kills captured in photographer Kenneth Cappello's new book

Following the life of the band The Kills both on stage and on the road, photographer Kenneth Cappello shot more than 600 rolls of film of bandmates Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince in the last nine years. Capturing the raw energy of this garage punk duo is “Dream & Drive,” Cappello’s new book archiving more than 20,000 images culled from his expansive library. The book …