Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Green Thumb

Options galore for gardening enthusiasts

Whether you’re buying for a successful plant parent or a cactus killer, somebody with acres of backyard or a tiny apartment with a fire escape garden, there’s something in our Green Thumb Gift Guide. From vases to pots, seeds, books, bags and more—everything here is plant-related and selected for people who know that being surrounded by living, breathing plants makes living somewhere are real home. For …

A 2000-Year-Old Brass Computer

In a 2000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera, scientists discovered the oldest known example of a computer—a complex, computational device that predicted astrological events along a calendar year. This ancient hybrid clock/calculator, known as the Antikythera mechanism, featured brass gears and dials built from mathematical ratios. While discovered 115 years ago, it wasn’t until 1959 that Princeton science historian Derek J. …

Personal Body Unit Index Poster

Essentially a cheat sheet for measuring things, this print is incredibly handy

Whether you’re a professional designer or one of the many of us who attempts to measure things with your hands, the new Personal Body Unit Index poster from Brooklyn-based design studio CW&T will prove to be a very useful tool. The poster has been created to improve users’ sense of physical scale, and essentially means you will no longer have to carry a tape measure …