People with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the economic impact of COVID-19

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed many of the structural cracks in society, including the holes in social systems, and the socio-economic inequities between privileged and marginalized communities. While previous reports have focused on the immediate health effects of the virus on disabled people because of […]

These seven boots can handle rain, sleet, and snow without sacrificing style

While the outdoors have been a wonderful refuge during the pandemic, it’s difficult to simply slip outside—at least without piling on some layers and outdoor gear first. That’s why we’ve compiled favorite fall-winter women’s boots that tick three key boxes: comfortable, cute, and cozy. Forget about your high heeled […]

Turning trash into treasure: London Design Biennale features gorgeous pieces made from waste

The London Design Biennale is launching in the midst of a catastrophic year. Its main theme, Resonance, has artists grappling with issues like climate change, privacy, and technology, while its online exhibition asks artists to address these issues even more head-on. Design in an Age of Crisis: Radical Design […]

In a fragmented reality, Wikipedia isn’t just a refuge. It’s a roadmap

Last year was an ignominious one. We saw successive crises come home to roost: Police brutality underscored the corrosive effects of structural racism, devastating floods and wildfires gave urgency to the need for decarbonization, and under-resourcing undermined essential public institutions amidst a pandemic when we needed them most. Each […]

In London, an experimental building houses two very different types of tenants

A new building in London is taking mixed-use architecture to noisy but surprisingly community-oriented dimensions. Located in the borough of Hackney, the two-tower, 89-unit apartment building has been built directly above a nursery and primary school – making a playground full of screaming school kids and several floors worth […]

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