Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Packaging made from soap, a seesaw at the border, the women who invented popular music and more

Bright Pink Seesaw Unites People at US-Mexico Border A set of neon pink seesaws along the US-Mexico border (in Sunland Park and Ciudad Juárez, respectively) have been installed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello—who work together as Rael San Fratello. The installation—called “Teetertotter Wall”—is playful and powerfully defiant. Rael calls it the “literal fulcrum for the US-Mexico relations” where it’s blindingly clear that “the …

MB&F Horological Machine No. 6: Space Pirate

Our preview of the dazzling new timepiece from the experimental Swiss watchmaker that takes design to galactic heights

Max Büsser, the man behind some of the most unusual timepieces in the world, says that “no one needs a watch to tell time.” Instead, he thinks about the watches his company MB&F (Maximilian Büsser and friends) creates as a collaborative process in “kinetic sculpture that also tells time, but that’s not the point.” Each new release causes the watch world to pay attention, and …

SuperDuper Handmade Hats

The brand embarks on the time-honored Italian trade with totally new approach

When we think of Made in Italy, we usually assume that family traditions, ancient techniques and heritage are naturally involved. SuperDuper Handmade Hats are the exception. The Florence-based company produces entirely handmade hats using unique wooden shapes. The three designers have interesting, diversified backgrounds: Ilaria Cornacchini is an architect with a post-graduate fashion education, Veronica Cornacchini is an industrial designer and dancer and Matteo Gioli …