ClickPicks is a weekly roundup of interesting, entertaining and occasionally absurd content from across the web, as chosen by members of the Highsnobiety editorial team.

In The Pink Corner…

“When we think about wrestling it’s likely the first thing that comes to mind isn’t some ancient historical sport, but rather the lycra-clad theatrics of the WWE. However, in a bid to cast a whole new light on the pastime, i-D have flown over to Senegal’s Pink Lake and, with the help of BFC-nominated Designer of the Year Grace Wales Bonner, have managed to capture both the beauty and terrifying menace of those involved. For these individuals, wrestling is more than just a sport, its a way of life.” — Jane Fayle

Up Middle Finger

“In today’s world, Emojis are much more than cutesy punctuation. The cartoon-esque symbols have evolved into a semantic language all of their own, and such is their importance in people’s everyday lives that a recent petition for a taco Emoji garnered over 30,000 signatures. But how exactly do new Emojis make it into our keyboard lexicon? Who makes the decisions on whether a hot-dog is more deserving than a burrito? Well, believe it or not, there are people whose entire job is devoted to that task. Read about them here.” — AJ Gwilliam

Accept No Substitute

“You’d be hard pressed to find any designer worth his salt that isn’t versed in the works of Charles and Ray Eames. The duo are behind some of the most iconic examples of mid-century furniture the world has ever known, and without doubt their signature piece has to be the ELO (Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman). While the designers’ blueprints have been knocked off, imitated and re-interpreted more times than you’ve put your feet up, as Dwell point out in this behind-the-scenes piece, the hefty price tag is worth every last dime. Whether it’s the build quality of the manufacturing, the sustainability of the materials, or even the eventual lifetime of the unit, there really is no substitute for the real deal.” — Chris Danforth

Science, For Regular People

“Communicating a complex topic in a way that just about anyone can understand is a difficult task, and one common approach in schools is to cut out the technical jargon in favour of simple everyday language. Taking that principle to the nth degree is popular web-comic XKCD, who have attempted to explain the blueprints of the entire Saturn V moon rocket using only the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language. Rocket science has never felt simpler (or more hilarious).” — Pete Williams

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Words by AJ Gwilliam
Features Editor

Proud Brit. Pathologically addicted to white trainers (AKA "sneakers").

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