Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Nesting

Products that encourage relaxation and replenishment for you and your home

Even for insatiable travelers, extroverts and social butterflies, quiet time at home remains sacred. Staying in needn’t be defeatist; it can be replenishing. Whether soaking in the tub, curling up under a blanket with a book or redecorating a corner of your home, the products in our Nesting Gift Guide encourage staying home and creating a special space that feels tranquil. We encourage readers to …

New Balance’s Latest Tokyo Store Made From a Repurposed Kura

In Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district, New Balance’s 15th Japan store—named T-House New Balance—is unmarked but unmissable. Accessed through a set of sliding doors on the all-white, windowless façade, the inside boasts an intricate system of wooden beams above the showroom floor. The store used to be a 122-year-old kura (a clay warehouse and merchant home) that was located in Kawagoe, a town northwest of Tokyo. This …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The first-ever Disability Futures Fellows program, clever interior ideas, sound design in EVs and more

New Studies Find Many Genes Influence Left- or Right-Handedness Scientists have long-posited that one single gene may determine whether a person is left- or right-handed (the latter, of course, being dominant, with 90% of people favoring their right). This theory does take into account the fact that environment factors (including geography and culture) likely play a critical role, too. Now, however, several studies involving millions …