Pharrell Wiliams + Moncler

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

Pharrell has been the master of collaboration this summer, lending his voice to chart-topping hits with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke. He is now teaming up once again with French luxury fashion label Moncler, known for their high-end quilted ski jackets, to design a collection of three pairs of sunglasses, each made from a single piece of titanium. This is Pharrell’s second collaboration with the …

Cardboard Boombox

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

“Old school meets new school” in a cardboard boombox that sports eye-catching graphic design and is lightweight but durable. Berlin-based designer Axel Pfaender funded his idea for the truly portable speaker through a successful Kickstarter last year that raised $20,000 and the “Berlin Boombox” is now available for purchase. The kit includes the cardboard (ready to be folded) and all electronic parts—and the artist assures …

The Most Quoted Man in News

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

It takes someone special to be banned from giving interviews by the Associated Press. Greg Packer did not gain this unusual yet remarkable honor by misconduct or heroism—he simply showed up. Packer, a former highway maintenance worker who now dedicates his time to being front and center at major events, has been quoted by almost 1,000 different news outlets. In addition to meeting four US …