Link About It: This Week’s Picks

More inclusive language, flying water taxis, London Design Festival highlights and more in our look around the web

Non-Binary Version of “They” Added to the Dictionary In a significant step toward inclusivity, and another reminder of how powerful words are, Merriam-Webster has added the non-binary “them” to their dictionary. While accepting that the singular “they” has actually been in use for centuries (since the late 1300s, in fact), by adding it as a non-binary pronoun Merriam-Webster reinforces a more recent and remarkably important …

Interview: Artist and Designer Camille Walala

Ahead of Us By Night, we discuss staying true to yourself regardless of trends with the beloved artist

Multi-talented artist and designer Camille Walala creates unique work that’s influenced by multiple eras, styles and disciplines. Whether it be the Walala Lounge (which was on display during London Design Festival), a colorful building facade in Ohio, or a clothing collaboration, her goal is always to attract and excite viewers. It’s not surprising that the person behind these vibrant creations is dynamic, thoughtful and optimistic. …

Paul Cocksedge’s Wooden Wave Pavilion at the 2019 London Design Festival

Now in its seventeenth year, the London Design Festival again celebrates imaginative work by a global roster of artists, architects and designers citywide. Commissioned by Broadgate, Paul Cocksedge’s large-scale pavilion, called “Please Be Seated,” makes this year’s highlights list. The designer employed scaffolding planks in this collaboration with ARUP and high-end interiors company, White & White. Each undulation can be used as an archway or …