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MAY 27 2020

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How to replant the Amazon, the deck that sold through NASA’s “worm” logo, and a lovely profile on Steve Buscemi

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Credit: Mark Dorf for Silica Magazine

A plan to replant the Amazon

“But amid the charred ruins of one of the largest oxygen-producing environments on the planet, a secret lies buried beneath the soil. A complex network of seeds, scat, fungi and fertilizers are already hard at work creating the next generation of tropical regeneration. We are racing to reverse-engineer the rainforest—and like any half-decent architect, we’re going to have to do it from the ground up.” Enough to make you pay attention? We thought so. Read on.

Credit: Andy Rementer

Routine is to stability like isolation is to stunting the spread of COVID-19

If you can create consistency in your life right now, do so. Here’s an eloquent telling of how routine helps.

Credit: Danne & Blackburn

The OG pitch deck that sold “the worm” through

Danne of Danne & Blackburn showed COLLINS some slides from their original pitch deck to NASA. Yes, you read that right. Click away and throw a small silent party in your head for good design. 

Credit: Thinking Tools

SimsCity but, like...for real

The short version of this story is that, for a brief time in the 90s, the studio behind SimsCity was attempting to use their game to train folks on how to run cities. Don’t believe us? Read for yourself.

Credit: L’ATELIER

An in-depth, interactive look at “a new economic frontier”

How do we solve the generational wealth gap? Pour a generous glass of your favorite beverage, cozy up, and buckle in. This long-read will surely make your head spin.

Credit: Emily Flake

A relateable, honest letter to our quarantine bodies

Emily Flake’s essay on “stupid quarantine bodies” is a friendly reminder—simply, try to be nice to yourself during this.

Credit: Fanny Latour-Lambert

GQ is smashing the profile game—this time, featuring Steve Buscemi

There are few things I love more than a well-written profile. This one is sweet and captivating and if you want something to read that’s nice and longer-form but not too long, look no further.