Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Anti-trolling tricks, stunning still lifes, smart fabrics and more from around the internet

Gomi’s Plastic Waste Speaker Made from plastic waste (like bags and bubble wrap), Gomi’s portable speaker is a thoughtful and practical solution to traditionally non-recyclable plastic pollution. With sourced materials from local food wholesalers, each speaker is crafted from roughly 100 plastic bags, and the clever design allows for the speaker to be broken down into three pieces, which can then be melted and reused …

Lana Crooks’ Sculptural Specimens at “All That Remains”

Silk and wool turned into preserved skeletal remains at a macabre exhibition

We are in the midst of a season for bewilderment and succumbing to the bizarre (meaning Halloween, though, we suppose the election qualifies, as well). With that in mind, it’s quite easy to be taken by the sculptural treasures of artist Lana Crooks. At Albuquerque’s Stranger Factory, Crooks has curated an exhibition featuring some of her own work and the macabre manifestations of many others. …

The Fabric of India

A slideshow of images from the book accompanying the V&A exhibition

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition “The Fabric of India” is coming to a close this weekend, the accompanying hardcover book is surprisingly comprehensive—offering extensive research and accessible knowledge, as much as it inspires through vivid imagery. Featuring historic pieces (some dating …