Welcome to the final newsletter of 2020. I’ll keep it short and sweet since I’m supposed to be digital detoxing this week.
I’ve lived in NYC for the majority of my life and I only just now learned about the Villa Charlotte Brontë, a cliffside co-op located in the Bronx
Did you know that your old radiator was designed to fight a pandemic a hundred years ago?
The Sunset Chapel built on top of an Acapulco hill would probably have a similar effect if you were there for, well, a sunset
Also in Greece is the House 6° set on a six degree angle
This residence in Dublin, Ireland also follows a minimalist theme
So does this beach house located in Oaxaco, Mexico
I can’t think of a good follow-up to that place so I’ll just shift to something meaningful that might save us all - Lo-TEK - the cumulative body of multigenerational knowledge, practices, and beliefs, that counter the idea that indigenous innovation is primitive and exists isolated from technology - Traditional Ecological Knowledge
In Italy, LCA Architetti has used cork, straw and timber to build a simple and sustainable house
In Sweden, these affordable solar homes produce as much energy as they use
An engineering student in the Philippines just developed solar panels made from food waste
Here’s an article on why being stuck at home drains your creativity
Not sure if prolific art forger Mark Landis would agree
This is the most stolen painting in history
And these were the most expensive artworks sold in 2020
Lastly, coming in at $150,000, is the most valuable Hot Wheels
Alright. That just about does it for this week, as well as this year. See you all in 2021. I wish you all the best. And thanks for being here.
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