Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The end of the VW beetle, celebrating iconic NYC dive bar Max Fish, robots, rockets and more

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright Works Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List In a serial nomination, inscribed as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” eight major works of the beloved architect join UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This is the first recognition of modern American architecture by the cultural organization. To coordinate the conservation efforts, the Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council has been formed. The …

Missing Lewis Chessmen Piece Sells For £735,000 at Auction

Made from Walrus ivory in the 12th or 13th century, this chess piece went missing from a medieval-era set and then bounced between owners before being sold at auction this past week. Acquired for just £5 in 1964, the piece was passed down through family generations, until it was taken to Sotheby’s to be appraised. While “a little bit bashed up,” the ancient item fetched …

The (RED) All-Diamond Ring by Jony Ive + Marc Newson

With somewhere between 2000 and 3000 facets, a ring designed by Apple‘s Jony Ive and acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson will be laser-cut from one single diamond. The stone will be produced (from certified carbon neutral material, using proprietary tech) by San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry and the ring will be custom-made for the winner of the (RED) charity auction at this year’s Design Miami fair. Sotheby’s estimates it will …