Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Innovation in space food and slime, an artist's sudden success, and why we should eat more sea urchins

The Future of Space Food MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative focuses on all kinds of research and preparation for “the day when humanity becomes a space-native civilization, as comfortable in thFrom slime to space, tech and textilese cosmos as we have been on Earth.” The team (made up of 50+ graduate students, staff, scientists, designers, and engineers) works on countless aspects of space travel, …

Scoby Slime a Sustainable, Edible Packaging Possibility

As single-use plastic waste continues to pile up, packaging solutions comprised of alternative materials are in high demand. While recycled material offers the opportunity for adaptive reuse, options that are naturally available could provide even more sustainable solutions. Scoby, an edible and natural byproduct of the process of fermenting kombucha, could be a zero-waste option for packaging dry and semi-dry goods. Polish designer Roza Janusz …

Keepers Unveils New Can Design

The Brooklyn-based soda maker moves to a simpler look

Brooklyn-based citrus coffee soda brand, Keepers has unveiled a pair of new cans designed in-house by Sam Zhou. The cans—an aesthetic upgrade from the packaging they’ve donned since launching in 2016—are minimalist and adorned with information about the coffee inside, from region to altitude, variety, farm and tasting notes. The redesign is simple, with regard to its look and its goal: the product has always been …