Amy Pollock’s “Embodied Cognition” Photography Project

This flesh-filled series explores the psychological concept referenced in its title

NYC-based, Australian photographer and videographer Amy Pollock is no stranger to portraiture, interiors, interviews and party footage, but her personal work proves to be a striking departure from her professional endeavors. Her project Embodied Cognition is a little gruesome at first glance, but simultaneously glorious. The series of highly stylized photographs explores the psychological concept of embodied cognition: that obviously the mind influences bodily action, …

Elena Tamburini’s Touch-Encouraging Furniture

Inspired by sex as taboo, especially among older people, Italian designer Elena Tamburini created Filotea—a collection of furniture that encourages physical affection whether solo or with another individual. The range includes several standout pieces: Otello is a mirror surrounded by feathers, which allows the user to caress their own face, and the Filomena is a body brush that stimulates the skin. Our favorite is the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From headphones grown from fungus to a new understanding of procrastination, our round-up of the internet this week

LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered support for homeless drag queens, gay youth and trans people. And, as legend has it, Rivera threw the …