Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Design competitions, televised art classes, virtual parties, online orations and more ways to feel connected

George Nakashima’s Children Live Within and Preserve His Design Legacy Japanese-American architect and furniture designer George Nakashima’s New Hope, Pennsylvania property houses more than 19 buildings by the craftsman. Two of them are homes to his daughter, Mira (who runs the grounds) and his son, Kevin—an unofficial keeper of the family’s saga. A prolific creator, Nakashima turned from commercial architecture to midcentury folk craft. During …

Sir James Dyson and Other Entrepreneurs to Produce Ventilators

Corporations helmed by some of the world’s most successful executives are pivoting their businesses to meet the demands of hospitals facing the current global health crisis. Dyson (named for its founder Sir James Dyson) successfully designed and will manufacture 15,000 ventilators in response to a plea from UK’s Department for Health and Social Care. A spokesperson for the company says, “We have deployed expertise in …

Dyson’s Pure Cool Me Purifying Fan

A suite of innovations make this appliance a welcome addition to any space

Fusing two of the brand’s most popular devices, Dyson‘s Pure Cool Me operates as both a purifier and a fan and is the ideal size for a desk or bedside table. The brand’s first personal purifying fan, the appliance pulls air in through its cylindrical base and propels purified air out of the upper, orb-like fan—trapping the mold, pollen, allergens, bacteria and ultra-fine particles that …