Data Journalist Mona Chalabi’s Uplifting Art Prints for Earth Day

Three limited edition works, produced in collaboration with Absolut Art, celebrate beautiful facts from the natural world

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Absolut Art tapped artist Mona Chalabi—an acclaimed data journalist, writer and TV producer—to translate optimistic, unchanging data into a series of limited edition prints. Drawn from statistics that celebrate the quiet beauty of the natural world, Chalabi’s visualizations bring numbers to life. She harnesses the joy in data and soothes the soul. “In the time it takes you …

Eight Sets of Artistic + Design-Forward Playing Cards

Whether playing games or learning magic tricks, here are some of our favorite sets

Believed to be made first from wood block prints during the Tang Dynasty in China, playing cards existed in India, Korea, Persia and Egypt before making it to Europe around 1365, when the French popularized the suited deck style commonly found today. Whether it be a game of poker or dickhead, a magic trick or even divination, cards continue to entertain us centuries later. Here …

Stylish and Sophisticated Small-Batch Bar Soaps

From the whiskey-infused to the architectural, a list of cleansers with added value

While body washes, shower gels and bath oils have become exceedingly common, the humble bar of soap is experiencing a renaissance. Using much less plastic and packaging than liquid counterparts, bar soaps are oftentimes infused with natural ingredients, divine aromas and plenty of nourishing ingredients to keep your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. Each brand listed below reimagines the unassuming, old-fashioned bar of soap, whether …