Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Making clouds, pet pampering, Snoopy in space, alternatives to banning straws and more

1. Hawaii Bans Common Sunscreens to Save Coral Reefs In a few years, the majority of common sunscreens available on the market will be banned in Hawaii in an effort to save their coral reefs. These sunscreens contain oxybenzone or octinoxate—both ingredients that make coral more vulnerable. As Mother Jones explains, oxybenzone “deforms coral cells, damages their DNA, and, most disturbing of all, disrupts coral …

Peanuts + NASA Collaborate Once More

With a mission “to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM,” Peanuts Worldwide and NASA will collaborate once more for publishing and merchandizing, as well as interactive experiences. Referred to as the Space Act Agreement, the multi-year partnership comes five decades after the organizations first worked together. As the story goes, NASA approached Peanuts creator Charles M Schulz back in the mid-’60s to seek …

Snoopy + Bamford Watch Department Rolex

Founder George Bamford shares insights on Charles Schultz cartoon character come to life in this limited edition timepiece

When Bamford Watch Department announced their collaborative piece with pop art design house Rodnik Band—on the much-loved cartoon character Snoopy—word spread like wildfire. Bamford Watch Department chose a Rolex Datejust to customize for this special project. The collection—limited to just 25 pieces—comes in two colorways: MGTC Black and MGTC Light Grey. Front and center on the dial stands Charles Schultz’s Peanuts favorite dog Snoopy, sporting …