Bora Yoon: Sunken Cathedral

The experimental artist's new album is a culmination of seven years of works, blending everyday objects with celestial voices

Chicago-raised, NYC-based composer (and professional soprano) Bora Yoon has the uncanny ability to blend recorded samples that depict everyday life—her mother’s voicemails, Bible pages, aluminum cans, loose change—with the dreamiest and holiest of instruments, including her own powerful voice that reaches high notes with ease and the equally enthralling organ at the Church of Ascension in NYC, where she works. The 2014 TED Fellow collected …

Wieden + Kennedy’s First Advertisement

An obituary for the Great Barrier Reef, vintage Nike ads, life as a professional line-sitter and more in our weekly look at the web

The relationship between Portland-based advertising darlings Wieden + Kennedy and crosstown sports giant Nike is the stuff of legend, having led to some of the most iconic campaigns ever. This look at the agency’s recently unearthed first advertisement displays the promise and creativity of the then-young firm, highlighting their ability to captivate an audience from the first seconds of a spot. The ad also happened …

Birds of Plight

An obituary for the Great Barrier Reef, vintage Nike ads, life as a professional line-sitter and more in our weekly look at the web

London-based street artist ATM is painting rare and endangered British birds across the capital city in order to raise environmental awareness. Inspired by the work of 19th-century illustrators like John James Audubon and John Gould, ATM paints with great and scientific detail, but chooses a bright monochrome background as a way to attract attention not only to the unfamiliar birds, but also to their plight.