Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Design fairs, mystery materials and rush hour solutions in our look around the web

Highlights From Maison et Objet Fresh off a format change, Maison et Objet welcomed 600+ new brands spanning two categories (home interiors and objects, and accessories) and more than 2,900 brands in total. Obviously, seeing everything can be tough—if not impossible. Wallpaper put together a list of highlights from the show; including a new material from Tom Dixon, “brutalist home objects” by Philippe Malouin, a …

Tokyo Metro Offers Free Snacks to Ease Congestion

In an attempt to alleviate congestion on trains during rush hour, the Tokyo Metro is offering free soba and tempura for riders who opt to travel during off-peak times. The offer will coincide with another program—which is being adopted by 1,000+ local companies—that asks business owners to ease their policies on punctuality so that their employees can arrive later or work from home to lessen …