In All Our Decadence People Die

An NYC exhibit displays 3,000 works from English punk band Crass' seven-year reign

Though London’s famed punk venue The Roxy is now a decidedly sober Speedo Swimwear outlet, in the late ’70s and early ’80s, the U.K. was in the midst of a royal cultural battle between the Thatcherite establishment and a new breed of shock-and-awe artists and musicians. At the forefront of the movement, the English band Crass’ two-chord rant Banned from The Roxy was somewhat of …

Hardy Fishing

How the leader in fishing tackle innovation and technology has stayed that way since 1872

Inspired by founder William Hardy’s initial foray into gunsmithing in 1872, the Hardy family has designed intricate reels and rods for over a century, creating mechanisms as eye-fetching as they are functional. Their pivotal innovation came in 1880, when Hardy (based in Alnick, England) turned to the exotic yet industrious material of bamboo as a material for their line of rods, becoming the first manufacturer …

1938 World Champion British Baseball Team Jersey

A surprising moment in sports history memorialized in a gorgeously-detailed reproduction

Conceived together by Curated’s Nick Schonberger and Ian Paley of Garbstore, the 1938 World Champion British Baseball Team jersey commemorates an historic yet forgotten series between England and the U.S. Dubbed the first official baseball World Cup by the International Baseball Federation, the five-game series saw England take their opponent in a four-to-one victory, including two shut outs—one of which took place in front of …