Link About It: This Week’s Picks

International art news, Africa-centric emojis, architecture, cassette tape clothing and more

Shanghai’s Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project Opens This Week Inside Shanghai’s David Chipperfield–designed West Bund Museum, acclaimed Paris contemporary art museum Centre Pompidou will curate exhibitions and provide work from its own collection (for at least the next five years). According to the Pompidou, it’s an act of “museum diplomacy,” the “largest ever cultural exchange” between France and China thus far. Part of …

Benjamin Benmoyal’s Clothing From Recycled Cassette Tape

For his collection called It Was Better Tomorrow, Benjamin Benmoyal hand-wove sculptural garments from recycled cassette tape, recycled yarn and Tencel. Benmoyal (a student at London’s Central Saint Martins) drew inspiration from his time in the Israeli army, the colors of Iceland and artists James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson, as well as brutalist architecture. The resulting garments are quite stunning, from their luminous quality to …

Interview: Rhude Designer Rhuigi Villaseñor on His Debut Furniture Collection

Beyond his fashion label, Villaseñor wants to devote time to long-term design projects

Alongside American design mainstay James Perse, Rhude designer Rhuigi Villaseñor recently launched the latest facet of his brand: furniture. With a desire to slow down the world we live in, and design pieces for his fans’ most sacred spaces, Villaseñor and Perse created a series of chairs, billiard tables, benches and items that have been infused with the old California- and vintage rock-influenced aesthetic that …