Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Travel-friendly Shabbat kits, contemporary protest art, dinosaurs, rituals and more

1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was …

Fascinating Superstitious Habits of Famous Creatives

From Frida Kahlo to Coco Chanel, Salvador Dalí and more, Artsy has explored the fascinating (and, at times, odd) superstitious habits of famous artists, designers and musicians. While Charles Dickens believed that sleeping facing north helped his creativity, Dr Suess put on a hat when he felt writer’s block. Coco Chanel was obsessed with the number five, thanks to a fortune teller saying it was …

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 …