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Anyday’s Microwave Cookware

Four bowls with features designed to enhance the capabilities of the countertop appliance While neither new nor fancy, the microwave is one of Anyday founder Steph Chen’s favorite appliances. Pots and pans for ovens and stoves are too numerous to count, but there aren’t many cookware collections designed especially for the microwave—despite them inhabiting 90% of kitchens. Chen aimed to change that through Anyday, with the …

Model One Fang

From James Yip and Lucas DiPietrantonio’s footwear brand NERA, the Model One Fang looks to classic car culture for design inspiration but channels the values of historic Italian craftsmanship. The limited run Model One pairs 100% Italian lamb suede with nylon and a toothy neoprene heel. It’s not all style, though, as the brand is predicated on comfort and advancements in technical engineering.

Comparing the Electric Mustang Mach-E + Bronco Sport

Two very different vehicles underpinned by the same design thinking Ford‘s all-new Mustang Mach-E and Bronco Sport have more in common than meets the eye. Though the appearance of the two vehicles differs, it’s the thinking behind them that tells us plenty about Ford’s current approach to car design—one fueled by not only a need to compete with other brands in the space, but also …

Aron feat. Doobie Powell: Never Give Up

10-year-old producer and bassist Aron Hodek taps gospel vocalist Doobie Powell for his debut single, “Never Give Up.” Hodek began covering his favorite tracks for his Instagram followers, while recording longer, more production-focused tutorials on YouTube. “Never Give Up” represents the rising star’s first original record, which was produced and published independently.

Mixed Emotions Perfume

New from BYREDO, Mixed Emotions incorporates surprising scents to create an entirely transportive fragrance. The perfume boasts top notes of earthy, herbaceous maté and a little tang from blackcurrant; a heart of radiant, floral ceylon black tea and green, fresh violet leaves; and a woody, calming base of papyrus and birch. While the combination sounds busy, the result is divine—a slightly sweet but grounding scent.

Vans Launches Livestream Broadcast Platform, Channel 66

Broadcasting live on weekdays from New York City, Chicago, Mexico City and Los Angeles, Vans’ new digital streaming platform, Channel 66, will host DJ sets and musical performances, talks and workshops, across cultural categories. Much like their live venues and event series, the Vans livestream network aims to inspire communities and support local artists and creatives. Friday nights will host marquee performances—and talent already booked …

Zero Grocery’s Circular, Eco-Conscious Delivery System

Glass jars and plastic-free packaging from a grocery delivery service rooted in quality Plastic-free shopping can be difficult, even if you bring your own bags. Stores use plastic packaging for house-made items, bulk foods, and even breads and baked goods. Few, especially in the midst of a pandemic, are willing or able to let you repackage an item before purchase. Further, companies often place the …

Director Sam Pollard’s “Black Art: In The Absence of Light” Documentary

Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Theaster Gates, Amy Sherald and others share their thoughts In 1976, artist, art historian and curator David Driskell opened the doors to his landmark exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The captivating, comprehensive study featured more than 200 works by 63 artists from the 19th and 20th century, but its …

Jeffrey Cheung “Untitled #2” Print

One of three new limited edition prints by Jeffrey Cheung, “Untitled #2” was originally created for a collaborative zine made by the Oakland-based artist and Tiny Splendor. In Cheung’s signature playful style, several hairy, smiling characters cover the print—with many contorted into interesting poses. Measuring 10 by 13 inches, these riso prints are available in an edition of 100, with each signed and numbered by …

Omar Apollo: Stayback

A funk-influenced tune by Indiana singer-songwriter Omar Apollo (aka Omar Apolonio Velasco), “Stayback” is, the young artist says, “the song that I’ve been wanting to make my entire career.” About longstanding unrequited love, “Stayback” features rubbery bass, warped effects and a minute-long guitar solo by Dreamboy Oscar. The Aiden Cullen-directed video furthers the storyline, casting Apollo as a lovestruck partygoer forced to part ways with …