Club 33

Aaand we’re back. Thanks to everyone who answered last week’s poll. I was looking to see which topics you wanted to read about most but “all of it” got the most votes sooo I guess not much is going to change around here. Interiors was a close second place followed by architecture and lastly art. Anyway, I don’t have much to say today so just enjoy the links this week. Thanks to Mel, Dionne, Mark and Courtney for sending things in.

New York State Supreme Court rejects plea to reinstall McGraw-Hill lobby

Brutalist Barbican Centre is planning a $200M transformation as part of the London’s plan to remake itself into a wider cultural destination

What can architecture do in post-disaster recovery?

Are our cities built for the youth?

Transforming America’s schoolyards into shared public parks

When a wildfire in Ojai destroyed his kids’ school, this dad designed a fireproofed replacement

The last glimpses of California's vanishing hippie utopias

Let’s recognize California’s informal settlements as the places they are

Pacific-front parcel taken from black family in 1924 returned to rightful owners

Inside Disneyland's VIP Club 33, the holy grail of luxury for Disney fans

A rustic retreat with midcentury vibes and dramatic views in Palm Springs

A 1960s masterpiece with curved concrete windows brings Palm Springs to France

Japanese meets American style in this iconic California midcentury home

New film and book explore the midcentury community that fell for Marcel Breuer

Finally, the world has caught up with Gaetano Pesce’s uncertainty in design

Architect lists her Los Angeles house for $2.2M

A mid century home in Australia is restored by the architect’s daughter

An abandoned farm building in Iceland is converted into an artist's studio and residence

A 16th-century shop and townhouse in Oxford hits the market

Spanish house from 1912 rehabilitated from a state of ruin

A minimal residence located in Catalonia, Spain

A minimal home in London that makes nice use of bricks

Roman and Williams turns historic police station into NoMad Hotel’s London outpost

Portland’s old Chamberlain Hotel gets an emerald-toned refurb

Candy colors give this historic Berlin apartment a joyful feel

Mint green kitchen cabinets add a colorful element to this home addition

Stylist Nat Turnbull’s serene Melbourne home

Alice Neel’s apartment is still a portrait of the artist at work

This prewar NYC apartment was designed by the owner’s former roommate

Architects have begun to explore the possibilities of floating lifestyles

A modern cabin in Washington is a floating oasis on the water

A beautifully crafted tiny house on wheels

Lumber crash leads to 'blowout' sales as prices crater

This modernist pool house embraces natural materials

A geometric concrete home on a desert site at the base of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona

An energy efficient concrete home on the side of a mountain that overlooks the Aegean Sea

A concrete apartment building in Okinawa

An apartment in the first modernist residential complex in Mexico gets a refresh

Holiday home in Portugal evokes the poetry of the surrounding landscape

Shipping container architecture

Architects are hosting their designs on Airbnb, turning bricks and mortar into dollars and cents

You can now stay in a bearbnb (lol)

One-of-a-kind dog beds made from upcycled fabrics

Norm Architects demonstrates how versatile rattan furniture can be

NYC-based design studio Sunfish launches their first collection of furniture

Nairy Baghramian wins the 2022 Nasher Prize for sculpture

Inside the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen

M.C. Escher works now on display at NYC gallery

In 1900, a French illustrator imagined what life would be like in the year 2000

Nearly 500 counterfeit Francis Bacon works confiscated in Italy

A controversial painting is found hidden inside a painting by Vermeer

Osage Nation decries sale of Missouri cave containing Native American art over a 1,000 years old

Firm raises $15M to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction

The zany ascent of NFT art collectors

Top executive at popular NFT platform OpenSea admits to insider trading

The effects of remote work on collaboration among information workers

Why the stress of work is killing you — and what to do about it

That’ll bring this week’s newsletter to a close. I appreciate you all for allowing me into your inbox. If anyone wants to submit a link shoot me an email at murphy@therealmurphy.com. And don’t forget to share the newsletter with someone you think might enjoy it.

Thomas