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 …

At-Home Workout Options

Subscriptions, personalized programs, next-generation machines and more

No matter how high-tech, clean and glossy they can be, gyms aren’t for everybody. As such, at-home workout alternatives are rolling out in abundance. While many of these programs lean on the pillars central to the fitness industry, they’re provided in the comfort of a familiar environment and can be accessed at any time that’s convenient. From a gamified rowing machine to a livestream teaching …

The Continued Quest for Pain-Free Microneedles

Produced through a process of 3D printing with polymers—altogether referred to as “4D printing” because of its core of programmable, shape-shifting material—rapidly developing microneedles may replace painful hypodermic needles in the next decade. Professor Howon Lee, who has lead the research from Rutgers University, has filed a patent on this new technology, which produces hollow needles that are barbed, much like the stinger of a …