Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Design-forward and thoughtful presents for your favorite people

Whether you’re opposed, ambivalent, oblivious or obsessed with Valentine’s Day, giving the perfect gift to somebody you care about is an undeniably satisfying experience. Eschewing the teddy bears and chocolates, and even the red color theme or traditionally romantic presents, we have put together a selection of some of our favorite products for readers to offer their partners, friends, family—or themselves. While there might be …

Studio Visit: Sidai Designs, Tanzania

Handmade jewelry that creates opportunities for Maasai women

Just north of Arusha, Tanzania‘s historic Clock Tower, the jewelry workshop of Sidai Designs is tucked behind gates of their headquarters. In the garden, Maasai women sit under the trees hand-pulling pieces of recycled grain sack to twist into thread. They meticulously stitch glass beads one by one onto soft leather bracelets and necklaces. Dressed in colorful traditional clothes, the women hum as they work, often …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Easy-peel avocados, a "Bugsgiving" feast, an all-diamond ring and more from around the internet

How and Why the Kilogram Value Changed At this year’s General Conference of Weights and Measures, a collective of 60 countries voted to change the kilogram’s value. Up until this vote, the kilogram was based on a platinum and iridium fragment, called the “Le Grande K,” which is stored in a chamber in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France. Over time, Big K …