Good morning. NASA recently released its newest and clearest photographs of Earth at night. These types of photos are typically produced every decade or so, but researchers hope to get more frequently updated batches in order to support studies on human migration, socioeconomics and the environment. The images sure are pretty, even if you’re not a scientist.
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Sunspel x Cubitts Cavendish Sunglasses
It took a collaboration between a pair of British style brands to produce this modern take on classic 1960s Americana. The limited-edition Cavendish Sunglasses feature the same swooping lines and angles of the Wayfarer while making some meaningful departures — note the vertical temple insets. The frames are fitted with Zeiss optics and available in tortoise and black, shipping with a leather case made in England.
Pursue Professional Networking App
In an era of constant connectivity, it’s a wonder that we’re still finding gaps where advancement can be made. Pursue has identified one of those divides and aims to bridge it. The free-to-download app connects high-growth companies with young professionals and freelancers to streamline task completion on any project, all through a simply designed interface.
Issey Miyake GT Chronograph
Watch and auto enthusiasts can find common ground in the new Issey Miyake GT Chronograph. The designer behind the watch, Kiyoyuki Ken Okuyama, drew on the restrained and purposeful automotive design that allowed grand tour vehicles to go far, fast. Okuyama’s portfolio includes past design work for General Motors, Porsche and Ferrari, so we’ll trust him to take on a project with a considerably smaller chassis.
Honda Miimo Robotic Lawn Mower
Remember when the Roomba came out? It was only a matter of time before someone took that idea and applied it to lawn mowing. Enter Miimo, Honda’s adorably named automated mower. Miimo has three programmable cutting modes and will get to work at whatever time you designate — no more hassling your teenager to get the chores done. The robot uses a boundary wire to define its cutting range and has a built-in theft-prevention system so your neighbor can’t borrow it while you’re out of town. Just imagine the amount of exercise your dog will get chasing this thing around.
DSPTCH Modern Utility Ruckpack
In designing an all-out function-driven pack for travel and everyday use, DSPTCH drew inspiration from standard-issue military rucksacks. The Ruckpack incorporates that same high function into a modern, pared-down profile that includes a separate laptop compartment, several pockets for small items and panel access to the main compartment. A high-density polyethylene-and-aluminum back support, Duraflex hardware and mil-spec webbing ensure that the whole package will take whatever you throw at it.
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