Bright Pink Seesaw Unites People at US-Mexico Border

A set of neon pink seesaws along the US-Mexico border (in Sunland Park and Ciudad Juárez, respectively) have been installed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello—who work together as Rael San Fratello. The installation—called “Teetertotter Wall”—is playful and powerfully defiant. Rael calls it the “literal fulcrum for the US-Mexico relations” where it’s blindingly clear that “the actions that take place on one side have …

Allora + Calzadilla’s “Graft” Outdoor Installation at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Thousand of fallen flowers acknowledge what we will lose through climate change

Scattered in front of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, within the manicured sprawl of Moscow’s Gorky Park, 80,000 artificial flowers comprise the installation “Graft.” There are seven hand-painted yellow floral shapes in various states of blossoming and withering. The vision of Puerto Rico-based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, the installation references their concern over the loss of biodiversity in the Caribbean due …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Designing an Italian icon, a mirrored hot air ballon, 3D-printed organs and plenty more inspiration and oddities

The Impending Death of the Password Thanks to companies like MobileIron, device passwords (believed to date back to the 1960s, thanks to an MIT time-shared computer) may be on their way out once and for all. Since most people use weak passwords for the majority of their logins and companies oftentimes offer flawed storage and security systems, the default security option isn’t the most intelligent …