The Voyager I and Voyager II spacecraft left earth in 1977, on a mission to capture fly-by photos of the planets as they made their way to interstellar space. Mounted to each was a golden phonograph record containing a mix of tribal, classical, and (at the time) contemporary music, as well as greetings in 55 human languages, one whale language, a mix of sounds heard on our planet, and over 100 images encoded in analog. The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition celebrates this historic event by letting you listen to the records yourself. Housed in a cloth-covered box, the three translucent gold vinyl LPs contain remastered versions of the audio recordings on the originals, accompanied by a lithograph of the Golden Record cover diagram, and a hardbound book filled with images from the original message, photos the spacecrafts returned to earth during their journeys, essays, and other ephemera.
Some people are hardcore planners, scheduling every trip down to the minute. The rest of us enjoy a bit of spontaneity, which often means finding a place to stay on short notice. One:Night is perfect for such outings. Built by The Standard, this new app gives you a choice of carefully-curated hotels offering single night stays in New York and LA beginning at 3:00 pm, with a selection that changes daily and rates that are guaranteed to be the lowest available. And since a place to sleep is only part of the equation, it also offers up suggested timelines that will help you enjoy both your accommodations and the surrounding neighborhood to the fullest.
A design study meant to explore what would happen if you recreated the company's classic designs in a modular way, the Hasselblad V1D 4116 Modular Concept Camera is a glimpse into the future of high-end photography. At its core is a black aluminum box housing a square format, 75 megapixel sensor, inspired by the Hasselblad V. on four sides are fixings for connecting different modules, with the back and top accepting things like displays and viewfinders, and the sides ready for grips and controls. It's just a concept for now, but we know more than a few shooters who'd be happy to try this out today.