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  • Today, Megan Thee Stallion announced that she’s got a collaboration with Nike. Megan’s line is called, Hot Girl Systems. On Instagram, she gave us a little preview of her debut long-sleeve bodysuit: So sick. So fire. Tough vibes. I love it. For the uninitiated (or perhaps the out-of-touch?), Megan is deeply passionate about staying fit…

  • In 2004, photographer Michael Wolf traveled to Southern China to document the lives of the toy factory workers that live there: their days consisted of sewing, painting, and other repetitive tasks. He documented how they slept, ate, and live under the often brutal conditions and demands of global consumerism and capitalism. (h/t gessato.com)

  • I’m a big Oneohtrix Point Never fan. Those who know me well, know that. Now, you dear reader, know this about me as well. Welcome to the inner circle. I was listening to Age Of the other day, and it stuck me that cover art is really something else. It really drew me in to…

  • An homage to a century of filmmaking. The Video was created and produced by Laura Gorun Cooper Roussel & Dimitri Basil

  • Allison Meier at Hyperallergic: “Always restless, even daring when he had to be, Shaughnessy worked hard to get in and around the railroad, in all conditions, in all settings,” writes Kevin P. Keefe, former editor-in-chief of Trains magazine, in a book essay. “If the life of a crossing watchman was important, then Shaughnessy shuddered through a subzero night…

  • I’ve always been intrigued by specialized instruments and devices. Some items that first come to mind are Post Hole Diggers, SoloWheels, Garlic Choppers or even the Ninm It’s OK Bluetooth Cassette Player. This one is no different. It serves a very unique purpose. Toasting a single slice of bread to a niche specification preferred by…

  • Four centuries of inequality must end. It begins with speaking the truth about America.

  • Michelle Slatalla for the Wall Street Journal writes: But these days, clotheslines lovers are fighting back, Mr. Lake said. At least 19 states (including California, where I live) protect a “right to dry” with laws that prevent municipalities and homeowners’ associations from outlawing laundry lines. It’s sad that clotheslines have become a cause of community…

  • Charlotte Graham-McLay for the New York Times: The firm ran the experiment — which reduced the workweek to 32 hours from 40 — in March and April this year, and asked two researchers to study the effects on staff.Jarrod Haar, a human resources professor at Auckland University of Technology, said employees reported a 24 percent…

  • From their about page: The Center for American Politics and Design (CAPD) is a research group investigating the graphic vernacular of American politics. The first of its kind, this collection consists of every campaign logo† from the 2018 election for United States Congress. The archive is a tool to explore trends and typologies that reveal…