Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From cannabis culture to public art, Pantera and more—our look around the web

1. Artist Prune Nourry’s Incense + Blowtorch-Driven Catharsis For the unveiling of “The Amazon,” artist Prune Nourry’s new sculpture outside The Standard High Line hotel, Nourry took a blowtorch to a portion of the work—igniting hundreds of sticks of red incense. The French multimedia artist’s piece represents healing and catharsis, and draws inspiration from a First Century Roman marble wounded Amazon warrior statue at the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Reimagined classic paintings, a cure for the common cold, portraits of Jamaica's Gully Queens and more

1. Japanese Robots Capable of Building a Moon Colony Japanese start-up ispace has a lunar rover in flight-ready form. It’s an 8.3-pound machine composed of a durable carbon-fiber body, dynamic wheels and multiple cameras. The machine has been designed to stow equipment, with the end game being development of civilization on the moon. ispace believes they can populate the planet, and build a parallel society …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Bill Cunningham's secret memoir, celebrating Katsuko Saruhashi, upcycling, gene-editing and more

1. Bill Cunningham’s Secret Memoir Legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham left behind a somewhat secret memoir which is set to publish later this year. Titled “Fashion Climbing,” the book has been drafted several times, as a few revised versions were discovered in his immense archive. Tracing his childhood obsession with women’s clothing to his service in the Korean War, his work in NYC as a …

Cells Continuously Eat and Regurgitate Tattoos

It’s widely understood that tattoos are permanent, but a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine has found they are also ever-changing. French scientists have discovered that ink crystals are in fact “continuously engulfed, regurgitated and gobbled back up” by a body’s cells. These cells, known as macrophages, work as part of the immune system to swallow harmful, foreign junk. Read much more about …

Pet Wellness Brand Happy Again’s Joint Care Supplements

Made in Germany to help with canine musculoskeletal issues

A story—and product—quite dear to us, Happy Again is a Berlin-based dog wellness company that we’ve been fans of for years. They’ve formulated a collagen, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid blend and bundled it in a supplement form. Its goal: to help dogs with joint issues to recover and thrive. We started testing Happy Again with Logan (who’s now almost 15 years old) a couple years …