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Amazon’s Big Retail Plans for Furniture, Appliances and More

You might not buy a refrigerator on Amazon now, but what if you could slam the doors and try the ice-maker in person? Amazon, the 800-pound gorilla of the ecommerce world is encroaching on traditional retailers' territory with brick-and-mortar bookstores and is reportedly laying plans to enter other categories, from food to furniture, using tactics honed by click-to-brick startups like eyewear purveyor Warby Parker and menswear brand Bonobos. With five physical bookstores already open...

Cafe Fashions: Ultra-Versatile Adidas Zonyk Pro Eyewear

Adidas, the German-born shoe maker, haven’t always had much of a presence in cycling, probably best known for their patented three stripes being placed on the kit of Team Telekom for quite a lot of years in that iconic squad’s history. Lately, though, they seem to have hit upon a very clever beachhead in cycling: eyewear.Cycling eyewear is a pretty crowded field, but Adidas have made a splash in a short time with the Zonyk Pro line of glasses: lightweight, versatile and durable products in a...

Visual Politics and the March for Science: What Caught our Eye

The Trump administration’s across-the-board attack on science — from the environment to basic health, and from research and application to education and data integrity — is unprecedented. So is its negation of critical thought itself. Many signs at this weekend’s worldwide March for Science, called out the idiocy of having to protect and defend science in the first place.As far back as I remember, I haven’t seen a protest for science. For that reason, I was interested in some of symbols, the...