Silk

materials

Feeding Graphene to Silkworms Yields Supersilk

Nature delivers on the materials science.
Michael Byrne
10.10.16
Art

Make New York Great Again with This Street Art of a Punk George Washington

Visual artists Mint+Serf tap Richie Shazam to herald a new Americanism.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
7.4.16
Art

In Art, a Terminally-Ill Artist Finds Infinity

Ghosts and organza silk unveil Kaylin Andres' take on her own mortality, in a new exhibition.
Kat Herriman
6.13.16
Music

Hear a Synthesizer Generate Sound from a Pyrite Disc

Moscow-based artist Dimitry Morozov made a synthesizer out of fool’s gold. Check out the sounds.
DJ Pangburn
9.30.15
Music

This Musical Instrument Tracks Cryptocurrencies in Real Time

Russian artist ::vtol::'s new experimental instrument makes music out of global financial markets.
DJ Pangburn
9.15.15
Vietnam

Silkworms Will Mass-Produce Spider Silk Because Spiders Won’t

One company is working with the established silk industry in Vietnam to mass-produce the new material.
Victoria Turk
6.18.15
Health

​Scientists Made Spider Silk Without Any Spiders

Lab-made silk could lead to new supermaterials.
Victoria Turk
5.29.15
Art

Short Film Takes You Beyond the Facades of 'Perfect Homes'

Cinematographer Nils Clauss takes you inside the hyper-detailed architectural sculptures of South Korean artist Do Ho Suh.
Sami Emory
5.28.15
Science

Spiders Spin Super Silk After Being Spritzed with Graphene

Researchers speculate that the spiders incorporated the solution into their silk as they spun their webs.
Emiko Jozuka
5.6.15
snails

This Snail’s Teeth Could Stop Bullets if They Weren’t So Small

The limpets’ teeth are stronger than a bullet proof vest, according to researchers, making them the strongest known material in the natural world.
Kari Paul
2.18.15
Fashion

70s Porn

Photos by Marley Kate and styling by Allison Miller.
Marley Kate
11.20.13
Words

Skinny's Oral History of Scion Socks

Since 2004, Scion has given away a lot of branded merchandise. Scion socks changed the game forever.
Skinny Friedman
7.29.13