Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Tomas Maier's desk, posterior portraits and a museum for worthless but sentimental objects in this week's look at the web

1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the “official era of the big booty.” Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian’s enviable tuchus, it’s easy to forget that they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Refinery29 celebrated all butts from the “round booty to the pancake-ier …

Mouches Pour Bal

Reviving the seductive language of 18th century artificial moles

The nearly lost courtesan art of clandestine communication, through the application of artificial moles, might just be experiencing a modest revival. Literally translated as “Flies for Balls,” Mouches Pour Bal are self-adhesive shapes that last swarmed women’s faces during France’s decadent 18th century court. Bell’occio, the San Francisco vintage shop known for reproducing rare merchandise by select ateliers has reissued the self-stick insignias in velvet. …

DSPTCH Heavy Duty Travel Accessories

An American-made dopp kit and cord case for staying organized while on the road

Based in the cultural hub of San Francisco, DSPTCH designs and manufactures a wide range of heavy duty bags, camera straps and other lifestyle accessories that are meant to take a beating. Building on their collection of MacBook and iPad cases for travel, this month the brand introduced a couple new, purpose-specific pieces to help you remain organized while on the road. We recently spent …