Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Missions to Venus, cardboard mazes, mental health and more in our look around the web

Es Devlin’s “The Forest for Change” at London Design Biennale The 2021 London Design Biennale art director, renowned artist and stage designer, Es Devlin planted 400 trees in the otherwise empty courtyard at Somerset House for “The Forest for Change” installation. The neoclassical complex was built in accordance with Enlightenment ideals; “principles of simplicity, symmetry, mathematical precision and absolute functionality” that rebuffed the opulent designs …

Instagram Allows Users to Hide “Likes” On Their Posts

For some time, rumors swirled that Instagram would remove “like” counts from posts as experiments on the effect rolled out across the US and Canada. Now, the platform (as well as its parent, Facebook) have made it possible for users to hide the likes on their posts. This is due to what the team at Instagram is calling an attempt to “depressurize people’s experience,” as …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From space dust to preferred pronouns, thermal imaging and astounding architecture

Pairing Artists + Musicians, “Pressing Matters” Project Raises Funds for Music Support London-based Pavement Licker (a creative duo consisting of James-Lee Duffy and Josh Jones) has launched “Pressing Matters,” a project that joins the art and music industries to raise money for mental health charity Music Support. The initiative sees artists and designers paired with musicians and bands for cover art that’s currently on show …