23 Skidoo

There's a legend that the old expression "23 Skidoo" originated near the Flatiron Building at 23rd St and Broadway/Fifth Avenue in the early 1900s. The story, as it goes, is that groups of young men would gather to watch women walking by have their skirts blown up, revealing legs, which were seldom seen publicly at that time. The police, so the legend goes, would tell the men to skedaddle by saying "Twenty-three skidoo!" 

I’m trying real hard to 23 skidoo any NFT news but something always catches my eye like these digital images created by Andy Warhol in the mid 80s that are being auctioned off - but not without controversy

Collector Barbara Jakobson appreciates physical art and it shows in her art-filled five-story NYC apartment

A $260M elevated river park opens in NYC

An Italian spa with outdoor thermal pools will open on Governors Island this summer

Brooklyn gets a sleek new fire station courtesy of Studio Gang

For $1M this hybrid shipping container home in Manhattan can be yours

In Los Angeles, $1.3M will get you an award-winning architect’s sun-filled 1940s bungalow

Le Corbusier’s final masterpiece, Pavillon Le Corbusier

How the Bauhaus movement is making a comeback

The secret history of the Soviet Russian Bauhaus

The iconic Butterfly Chair is modernized with fresh colors in a limited-edition collection

Rediscover Gio Ponti’s iconic 1950s Round Chair

The latest wave in collectible vintage furniture is bulbous, curvy, and overstuffed

Move over squishy furniture and make room for wiggly stuff

Collectible one-offs that toe the line between design and fine art

An impeccably styled mid-century Melbourne rental

A Frank Lloyd Wright home is for sale in Iowa

Finnish photographer situates herself within modernist homes

A 1960s bungalow in Belgium receives a renovation that salvages its mid-century bones

Korean design firm converts old house into its showroom/café while focusing on nature and old, worn materials

Sixty-year-old Portuguese brand opens first concept store in Lisbon

Green tiled facade marks out a renovated home in Porto

To preserve ancient mosaics, experts are burying them underground

A Portuguese treehouse that was born in a garden without a tree

A treehouse in the English countryside features scorched larch cladding and a balustrade of chestnut branches

Lost Italian village emerges after decades under water

You can now adopt a Notre Dame gargoyle

François Pinault’s art collection has finally found its Paris home thanks to Tadao Ando

French designer’s latest hotel project in Croatia draws inspiration from the unspoiled nature that surrounds it

A residential project of fifty beachfront villas on the coast of a Oaxacan community

Australian home is a retreat focused on self-care

A Melbourne family home discreetly positioned behind a single-fronted Victorian facade

A traditional Japanese home in the countryside

A farmer’s tiny copper-clad getaway

New film explores the lasting legacy of the Airstream trailer

Timber prices and other factors are exacerbating America's housing shortage

A new proposal may curtail the use of timber construction in Los Angeles

What are the main benefits of using wood in interior design?

Non-cement concrete in interior design

Cement-based batteries could turn concrete buildings into giant energy stores

Japan architectural avant garde icon, the Nakagin Capsule Tower, is headed for demolition :’(

British designer creates vibrant patterns for basketball court which features a 3D-printed floor

Photographer celebrates the color and light of Santa Fe's architecture and infrastructure

The timeless pleasures of Dawoud Bey’s street portraits

Photographer documents a family living in New York City’s Chinatown for the last 18 years

Photographs of small-town teenage boredom

Photographer spends four years and 600 rolls of film creating monograph about a carefree childhood in rural Ohio

The controversial history of colorizing black-and-white photographs

Is colorizing archive images ever okay?

The fluctuating truth of documentary images

There’s a new children’s book about Banksy although my son prefers the Jackson Pollack & Yves Klein ones

Incredibly Kleinish Blue is now available for purchase

Artist with architecture background creates folded art

Man creates stop-motion animation with dot matrix printer art he created in 1982 as a teenager

German police have arrested 22-year-old for connection in the $1B Dresden Castle Green Vault heist

I’ll end on a good note and bring this week’s newsletter to a close. As always, I appreciate you for being a reader.

Next week I’ll be off-the-grid with very limited internet access so there’s a possibility there will be no email. With that said, if anyone wants to step up and compile the links for the week shoot me a message.

P.S. Architectural Digest is having a sale on a yearly membership if you need something to read in the meantime.

Thomas