Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pulling water from the air, sending art to the moon, raising funds for people in Ukraine and more

New Low-Cost Material Can Pull Buckets of Drinking Water from the Air Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin developed a low-cost gel film that can pull multiple liters of drinking water from the air—even in arid conditions—and release it easily. The material is made up of two common and inexpensive ingredients: konjac gum and cellulose. The gum’s porous structure attracts water from the …

Jeff Koons’ New Project Will Land on The Moon

For his first entry into the NFT space, Jeff Koons will send sculptures to the moon. The project, called Jeff Koons: Moon Phases, is slated to launch (literally from the Kennedy Space Center) later this year thanks to a collaboration between the artist, NFMoon, 4Space and Pace Gallery. Each moon-destined physical sculpture has a one-of-a-kind NFT counterpart that is available for purchase. Koons says in …

Interview: Jeff Koons on His Exhilarating BMW 8 Series Collaboration and More

A hand-painted celebration of life, energy and mobility from the acclaimed fine artist

A work of art both inside and out, limited to 99 models worldwide, Jeff Koons‘ custom BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe exudes excitement. Known as The 8 X Jeff Koons, the vehicle incorporates playful hand-painted illustrations—from cartoon-like explosions to charming vapor-thrust clouds—all of which unite to lend the body a sense of animation and acceleration, even when it’s stationary. Inside, premium materials, primary colors and …