The Maracanã Blow

Futuristic workwear in Milan, London's new Serpentine Pavilion, electronic sign language and more in our weekly look at the web

Brazil’s gut-wrenching 1950 World Cup defeat at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro has stayed with the country in the form of “The Maracanã Blow.” With sound effects, chirpy music, gorgeous photos of various places in Brazil and lots of sweet and moving illustrations, Christoph Niemann personifies the Maracanaço for the New York Times, telling the story of the historic final match and the …

The Serpentine’s Unearthly Summer Pavilion

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For well over a decade now, London’s Serpentine Galleries have annually commissioned a different architect to create a temporary structure in the famous Hyde Park space, and this year’s concept from Chilean designer Smiljan Radic presents what’s sure to be the project’s most obscure offering to date. Radic’s cocoon-like alien structure presents a great juxtaposition of materials and textures; massive boulders strewn about set the …

TrapCrunch

Futuristic workwear in Milan, London's new Serpentine Pavilion, electronic sign language and more in our weekly look at the web

Following the launch of Buzzfeed parody site ClickHole by The Onion, this week we saw the introduction of TrapCrunch, a new satire site taking aim at TechCrunch. From Tim Cook leaving Apple for G-Unit to Elon Musk giving public access to his Facebook account, the cheeky site is filled with hilarious faux-innovation stories and impossible products, making it as clever as one would hope.