Purist’s Sleek, Spill-Proof Scope Bottle Top

A 360-degree lid made possible by thoughtful design features

Purist first impressed us at Outdoor Retailer 2018, where they debuted their bottles with unbreakable interior glass finishes. Dubbed the Maker (10-ounce), Mover (18-ounce) and Founder (32-ounce), they’re perfectly minimal in design and available in several colors with three interchangeable lid options. One of those lids, called the Element, simply screws on and off and features a curved handle that tucks into one side. Another, …

An Exhibition That Celebrates Failure

Featuring 40 objects on loan from Sweden’s Museum of Failure, Cité du Design’s exhibition, When Design Flops (on view online) celebrates lessons learned during the design process, as well as inventions that are intentionally absurd. From a twin champagne glass to the somewhat frightening Little Miss No-Name doll, many of these creations were artistic endeavors, while others were enormous (and costly) snafus. Some designs were …

Best of CH 2020: Link About It

Space news, sonic time capsules, shapeshifting material, people-powered initiatives and more

As we publish original articles throughout the day, we also share insightful, thoughtful and important stories, research, videos and photo essays from publications we respect and creators we admire. Each of these supports our own growth as writers, readers, viewers and listeners, and serves as a useful resource for our audience, who return to our ever-growing Link About It section. Below we have selected several …