Milan Design Week 2022: Sit Here

Five inspiring chairs featured in this year's illustrious exposition

To walk through Milan Design Week, whether in the halls of the Salone del Mobile trade show or across the citywide exhibits that comprise Fuorisalone, is to learn the difference that a line makes. Chairs—some of the most common home furnishings—vary so much due to material, craftsmanship and quality. But it’s the lines that compose their unique silhouettes that define their significance and one degree of difference sometimes …

Virgil Abloh’s Air Force 1s Raise $24.5 Million For Charity

Two hundred pairs of Nike Air Force 1s designed by Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2022 collection recently sold for a combined $23.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction. The proceeds go to Abloh’s Post-Modern Scholarship fund, which fosters equity and inclusion in the fashion industry by supporting the next generation of Black designers. The sale is the most valuable charitable sale at Sotheby’s in …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web

Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing right under our noses. For example, as we collectively move deeper into a digital age, …