Vale, Karl Lagerfeld

Our interview with the fashion icon still provides beautiful insight

A true icon of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, has passed away at 85 years old. Wildly influential, German-born Lagerfeld began his career in the industry after winning a design competition in 1955—a victory that allowed him to become Pierre Balmain’s assistant. During the ’60s he worked with Fendi and Chloe, but it was as creative director of Chanel (from 1983 until his death) that he was best …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Saving Dorothy's ruby slippers, a Kodak smartphone, how the universe is even bigger than we thought and more

1. The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is for Photographers Hot on the heels of the Google Pixel smartphone, Kodak has just announced its new Android-powered smartphone called Ektra—and it’s been designed with photographers in mind. For photo experts and enthusiasts, a few specs: the device boasts a 21-megapixel sensor behind an f/2.0 aperture. The touchscreen will have a dial upon which users can manually adjust settings …

MoMA, Karl Lagerfeld and the $3,000 Pencils

The Karlbox is a black lacquered cabinet with 350 items for all your creative endeavors inside—pencils, markers, charcoals and watercolor brushes. A collaboration between MoMA and Karl Lagerfeld (the 83-year-old creative director and fashion legend), the limited edition box set is made by German heritage brand Faber-Castell and already has a waitlist. While that might not seem too surprising to hear, it carries a little …