Marimekko’s 70th Anniversary Virtual Event

The free, open-to-the-public Marimekko Summer Market will commence Friday 21 May on the interactive website marimekko.party. Designed to mimic the spirit of a Finnish summer market, the virtual event—which celebrates the fashion and design brand’s 70th anniversary—will include music, activities and the opportunity to “virtually try on looks from Marimekko’s spring-summer collection,” according to WWD. Read more about the inclusive festivities there. Image courtesy of …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Cairo's mummy parade, VR-created claymation furniture, the importance of "third places" and more in our look around the web

Watch the New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball Program To accompany the annual sale of work by hundreds of emerging artists at their beloved spring benefit known as the Tribeca Ball, the New York Academy of Art compiled a star-studded program that includes a tribute to fine artist Eric Fischl, as well as thoughtful advice to art students. Traditionally held among the academy’s halls …

Four Highlights from SXSW 2021’s Virtual Cinema Competition

Immersive stories of connection, transformation, observation and decision-making

This year’s SXSW Online XR slate of programming debuts an abundance of imaginative, adventurous and sometimes otherworldly filmic works. The roster includes a virtual cinema competition with many world premieres, as well as a division for projects already garnering international attention (including CH selects from previous festivals like 4 Feet High VR, Paper Birds and Finding Pandora X, and others we’ve loved like Namoo). For …