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The Weekly

APRIL 06, 2021


We hope this reaches you well—we’ve got a lot of good stuff for you below! The newness of the Spring month is everywhere—in the sun, in those fun little flowers barreling through dead lawns, in our perspectives, and in our outlooks. Cheers.


Links That Kept Us Reading

Credit: Niklas Adrian Vindelev
In a new 256-page book published by gestlaten titled, ”The Ideal City,” SPACE10, IKEA's innovation lab, outlines “a holistic exemplar of projects from around the world that can inspire architects, designers, city-makers, placemakers, communities, and the like towards better urban futures.” Read this interview to get a taste before ordering a copy.
Does Bloomberg Terminal mean anything to you? Designer and developer Johnathan Libov of Whoops says, “The Bloomberg Terminal is like the Batsuit: I wouldn’t wear it to a party, but there’s nothing else I’d rather wear if I wanted to wake up feeling like I could save Gotham City.” Follow that intrigue, friends.
Mike Nicholls is building a Black and Brown publishing empire, campaiging to take Umber from a single publication into a full-fledged publishing operation. Umber will house two new magazines, too—Tone, “a print magazine for the forward-thinking Black man,” and Slumber, “a print publication about sexual expression from the Black and Brown perspective.” ‘Tis quite the feat! Show him some support.

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