Fifteen Minutes

Hi everyone. I’ll keep this short. Here are this week’s links to boost your mood and/or inspire you. Thanks to everyone who either sent in links, subscribed or opened this email in the first place. Without further ado…

Just when I thought every new apartment building in NYC looks the same, this gaudi-inspired building with a hand-laid brick façade pops up out of nowhere

What is Architecture?

Say goodbye to midcentury modern and hello to cocaine decor and the conversation pit (thanks Ellen)

Take a look inside an amazing $1,300 pre-war rent-controlled apartment in NYC (!!!)

An apartment in Stockholm merges traditional and contemporary styles

An apartment for readers in Italy

A minimal apartment and a recent renovation both located in Valencia, Spain

Another minimal home located in London

This chic London townhouse belongs to an antiques aficionado

Step inside a historic home in Portland, another beautiful East London townhouse and a British mansion that was built in 1680

A slow bed & breakfast in a 19th-century Tuscan villa

Love the openness and bold material selections in this Australian home

A 1960s home renovation in Australia

Architect John Wardle's stunning home

In the Netherlands sits this tranquil home in the woods (thanks Marc)

A rural Portuguese home becomes a humble yet modern retreat

An Australian house designed for modern living

Discerning elements for an intelligent kitchen

Multicolored London kitchen feels like a tropical vacation

A bright house in London designed for a gardener

Sunlight and trees are the major focus of this house in Ho Chi Minh City

A home in Melbourne connects heritage and landscape

A simple, minimal home in Tokyo is a mix of Japanese and Western influences

This modern Sag Harbor hideaway

The Boomerang House in Denmark

A Chilean cabin shines like a gemstone

A cedar-clad cabin on an English farm

Texas man builds tiny house village with salvaged materials (thanks Youn)

Build tiny architect-designed houses at your desk

Mass timber in the age of mass extinction

These compact a-frame cabins come fully assembled

First 3D printed homes are for sale in Austin, Texas (thanks Adam)

Hotel in Austin filled with art designed to emulate a Texas lake house

Japan’s Kiro Hiroshima Hotel

Isamu Noguchi’s Stone House

Residents lose coastal vistas to fortress-like tsunami walls in Japan (this is just sad)

A concrete home in Phoenix for a ceramicist

Ceramicist Jess Choi

MoMA creates a set of elaborate stand-ins in preparation of Alexander Calder’s exhibition

Calder’s 1400-work archive goes online

Umberto Riva’s mushroom lamps (thanks Faye)

A space age hair salon in Beijing and this hamburger shop in Milan

Virgil Abloh blings out iconic Dieter Rams hi-fi wall system for Braun

Artist creates architectural renderings as NFTs

The world's first digital NFT home

Was Beeple’s $69M NFT a marketing stunt?

Reports of stolen art on NFT marketplace raise issues for crypto collectors

NFTs are so hot they’re affecting Earth’s climate

Analog architecture photographer says digital photography is too much to digest

Lessons from the world’s best architectural photography studio

An intimate view of artist Yves Klein’s world by Shunk-Kender

NY-based photographer captures the idea of America in latest project

Aperture is hosting a conversation with photographer Jamal Shabazz on March 30th

Photographing a love letter to Harlem

The Drawing Center is currently showing Bruce W. Talamon’s photos of David Hammons

David Goldblatt has a show up at NYC’s Pace Gallery right now

Magnum Photos is launching their $100 square print sale on Monday March 22

How to get inspired again and work from home indefinitely

How to avoid bad decisions

Now you can listen to IKEA’s 2021 catalog (seems like a bad decision)

An online archive of every IKEA catalog

Next month a Netflix series will investigate the unsolved robbery of $500M in artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Right now you can watch this true story about fake art currently on Netflix (looks like I may need to reinstate my account)

That’ll do it for this week. I hope you found something worth reading. I’m really fortunate to be allowed to creep into your inbox every week. Thank you. If you enjoy most of the links please consider sending them to a friend. If you want so submit a link or say hello I can be reached at capa@bloodandchampagne.com. Easy peasy. Bye.

Thomas