Safilo by Marc Newson

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the eyewear brand partners with the famed Australian designer

Italian eyewear brand Safilo is turning 80 this year and instead of hosting a retrospective celebration of its achievements, they chose to honor the important occasion by asking Marc Newson to work on their next set styles, drawn with inspiration from their historic catalogue. An Australian designer extraordinaire, Newson is very well known for his ambitious projects, having designed everything from chairs to airplanes, watches …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Marc Newson and Jony Ive's (RED) auction, "selfie" as the Word of the Year, Isabella Blow at London's Somerset House and more in our weekly look at the web

1. A Too-Soon Farewell to 5Pointz Long Island City’s 5Pointz—the factory building whose walls became a museum and mecca for graffiti artists from all over the world for the past decade—was painted white overnight this past week. Jerry Wolkoff, who has owned the building since 1971, is planning to demolish the building and build high-rise towers in its place, but promises to set aside space …

The Sub and The Torp: Heineken Innovations

An interview with the team behind the at-home draft dispenser that keeps brews colder than a refrigerator can

Always ahead in the differentiation game, beer giant Heineken recently unveiled a new way to attract the ever-growing craft beer connoisseur—a home draft beer machine designed in part by celebrated industrial designer Marc Newson. As home brewing and micro breweries continue to pick up steam across the US and Europe, creating a home draft beer machine seems a clever way to bring the brand from …