Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Public art in London, Kenzo Takada's legacy in pictures, 24 new "superhabitable" planets and more in our look around the web

Kenzo Takada’s Playful Legacy in Pictures This past weekend, luxury fashion house Kenzo founder Kenzo Takada sadly passed away at 81 years old from COVID-19. Just a few years after arriving in Paris from Tokyo, Takada founded his eponymous brand in 1970 and promptly shook up the fashion scene in the capital with bright colors, bold prints and daring shapes. Paving the way for more …

Beirut Re-Store’s Online Marketplace for Good

With all funds raised dispersed to thoroughly vetted NGOs via the Beirut Emergency Fund 2020, Beirut Re-Store exists as an online marketplace for good. Over 115 established and emerging artists and designers donated their wares (from apparel to artworks to rare publications) to be sold, and prices range from $12 to several thousand. Take a look at Beirut Re-Store online now. Image courtesy of Lotte …

Etsy’s Design Award Finalists

100 sellers were selected for Etsy’s annual Design Awards, an index of independent creativity with a $5,000 cash prize. Spanning jewelry, apparel, furniture, art, toys, wedding decorations, vintage items and beyond, it’s a comprehensive initiative meant not only to support these sellers (who are often small operations or solo efforts) but also to celebrate them. This year’s judges include Drew Barrymore and Dayna Isom Johnson, …