Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Easy-peel avocados, a "Bugsgiving" feast, an all-diamond ring and more from around the internet

How and Why the Kilogram Value Changed At this year’s General Conference of Weights and Measures, a collective of 60 countries voted to change the kilogram’s value. Up until this vote, the kilogram was based on a platinum and iridium fragment, called the “Le Grande K,” which is stored in a chamber in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France. Over time, Big K …

The (RED) All-Diamond Ring by Jony Ive + Marc Newson

With somewhere between 2000 and 3000 facets, a ring designed by Apple‘s Jony Ive and acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson will be laser-cut from one single diamond. The stone will be produced (from certified carbon neutral material, using proprietary tech) by San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry and the ring will be custom-made for the winner of the (RED) charity auction at this year’s Design Miami fair. Sotheby’s estimates it will …

Six Bright Red Fourth of July Cocktails

From punches to classic drinks, all these beverages sport some (holiday) spirit

With the spirit of celebrationand a long weekendupon us, there’s never been a better time to explore a color’s impact on a cocktail. From ruby red to rust or carmine, there’s really nothing that unites the following six selections other than the fact that they share a color with one of the three from the American flagand they happen to be superb. Whether you’re looking …