Explore The Met’s “Heavenly Bodies” Exhibition

While there was no missing the coverage surrounding the Met Gala—whether it’s the reportage, live-tweeting, or ensuing memes—sometimes the celebrity fanfare gets more attention than the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s spring exhibition. This year the show is titled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and explores the connection between the religion’s iconography, symbolism, imagery and how this identity has influenced the world …

Sebastian Bergne’s Travel-Size Kits for Shabbat Rituals

British designer Sebastian Bergne has created brilliant travel-size kits for Shabbat rituals on the move. In order to keep up tradition in contemporary life, Bergne’s kits include a wine glass and “digitally printed bread cloth and portable glass candle holders” all housed in a 3D-printed box. Called Digital Shabbat, the set was created for “To Go: New Designs for Jewish Ritual Objects,” an exhibition currently …

Finally, a Hijab-Wearing Barbie

While Mattel’s Barbie doll isn’t generally known for being progressive (from her unrealistic body to the fact that the first black Barbies still had caucasian features), the doll has recently made a positive step forward. Inspired by Ibtihaj Muhammad—a Bronze medal-winning Olympic fencer—a new Barbie doll now wears a hijab. Not only that, but the “Sheroes” collection of dolls are modeled in the image of …