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 …

Gothscreenshots Apparel

Sougwen Chung puts Facebook dislikes, spinning pinwheels and more dismal internet artifacts on apparel

Anybody who has used a computer has surely experienced those programmed messages and icons that occasionally pop up on screens—from “Do you want to quit?” to “Something’s not right” and the Chrome browser’s dinosaur that appears when an internet connection fails. The typical response is to brush it off and move on—but for others, it’s a moment that stirs up something buried underneath. By stripping …

Nail Quills

Epistolary-inspired nail art puts a retro-futuristic twist on the traditional manicure

London’s legendary name in nails Mike Pocock created Nail Quills for Illamasqua, an over-the-top answer to nail art. The handmade press-ons seem born from some kind of fashion editorial fusing magic powers with a darkly futuristic vibe, also nodding to a bygone era of handwritten correspondence. While it’s technically an old-time motif, the talon-like shape makes for a fierce way to trick out a manicure …