Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Rick Owens goes full frontal, Microsoft's HoloLens, meditating in a Vegas nightclub and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Krrb Classifieds Nascar meets wheelchair in this polished tire rocker up for grabs on community-based classifieds site Krrb. The chair, named “El Rocker de Las Llantas Muertas” (The Rocker of Dead Tires), has been meticulously hand crafted by Brooklyn-based designer Rodney Allen Trice using various found objects and features two perfectly balanced rubber wheels and a custom steel frame. As explained by Swiss Miss …

Marabunta

In a new exhibition, Jasper de Beijer draws inspiration from the color and violence of the Mexican drug conflict


 With a meticulously detailed look that’s far from realistic, Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer returns with a series of new work inspired by Mexico’s notoriously violent drug trade. Following months spent on location researching the history of the conflict and its representation in popular media, de Beijer set to work constructing scenes that embody the drug war. Opening tonight at the Asya Geisberg Gallery …

Papaya Playa Project

A hotel pops up in Tulum

Touching down in the peninsular town of Tulum in southern Mexico, a collaboration of creative European service-industry innovators have launched Papaya Playa Project, a temporary hotel concept born from the pop-up retail model. The collection of 99 beach cabanas maintains a certain level of comfort while retaining the look and feel of primitive, eco-friendly lodgings in a community setting. More of a camp than a …