Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Shipping container houses, childhood memories as art installations, medicinal psychedelics and more

Pin-Up Houses’ Tiny Cabin from an Upcycled Shipping Container Utilizing an upcycled marine shipping container, international design studio Pin-Up Houses has developed “Gaia,” an off-the-grid housing experiment with its own solar panels and wind turbine. The spruce plywood interior softens the visual design of the tiny cabin, which also includes a convertible sofa-bed, as well as stools and a table. Its outdoor terrace can be …

“Deep Time” Scientific Study Had Participants Live in a Sunless Cave for 40 Days

15 volunteers have emerged from a sunless cave in Southwest France, where they resided for 40 days without clocks or outside contact as part of a study on time. The experiment, referred to as “Deep Time” and conducted by the Human Adaptation Institute, removed natural cues and chronological bearings to see how the participants reorient themselves and relationship to sleep. Volunteer vitals were monitored “by a …

OneClock’s Analog Alarm Clock Embraces Retro Tech + Design

A design-forward alarm clock that features an endless assortment of warm instrumentals

OneClock’s eponymous analog alarm clock ($192) was designed to help people wake up less abruptly, through the use of melodic compositions created by composer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez of The War on Drugs. Plenty of people strive to disconnect when the day ends, reducing screen time or leaving their phone outside their bedroom altogether when it’s time to sleep. But many of us rely on …