Twenty One Club

Happy Friday everyone. This week’s newsletter is a little lighter than usual but still has some quality links. Take a look around and hopefully you’ll find something that strikes your fancy. And welcome to all the new subscribers. Not sure where you all came from this past week. Now let’s get to it.

Here’s a list of open calls, residencies and grants for artists for the month of May

New York City is launching $25M ‘New Deal’-style program to employ local artists with public commissions

A $40M private museum is opening in Brooklyn

The Little Island public park on NYC’s westside waterfront is about to open

Recent renovations have uncovered views of Manhattan that had been hiding in plain sight

NYC group show honors visionary creators who happen to be mothers

Students investigate how architecture intersects and participates with the ways humans construct systems of support, solidarity, and their shared futures

Architecture for kids

What is NFT architecture and how is it different from regular 3D models?

The strange, soothing world of Instagram’s computer-generated interiors

An artist is selling her work via ATM at Frieze New York

An amazing auction is underway of over 200 items from collector and gallerist Patrick Parrish who is known for his wide-ranging taste and sensational explorations into the stories of the works and their makers

Fab 5 Freddy and Lee Quiñones discuss post-graffiti pop soup

Anni Albers on how to be an artist

A book traces, room by room, the adventure in art of a preeminent American collector couple: the Arensbergs in their Hollywood home

At home with Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão

Intertwined histories lead the decor in a downtown Manhattan home

Interior designer mixes Nordic softness, Japanese simplicity and Parisian chic in her Geneva apartment

A beautiful restoration of a loft apartment in a hundred year-old building in the Old Port of Montreal

A top-floor apartment in Rome channels mediterranean summer

Architects draw on the rich architectural heritage of Spain and the sun-drenched, relaxed lifestyle of Mallorca to create this textured and warm romantic retreat

A burnt pine cabin on an Icelandic lava field

A group of shingle-clad pods nestled in a Chinese forest

These small domes in the Faroese landscape look like little hobbit cottages

Family house in Japanese countryside with light & views in mind

New Kyoto guesthouse celebrates tradition and modernity side by side

Alvar Aalto and the use of timber

This DIY office in a box will transform your WFH setup

Herman Miller reissues colorful sofa from the 70s

You can now sell your used IKEA furniture back to IKEA

After four years of construction, Frank Gehry’s renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens to the pubic today

David Chipperfield renovates Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Marcel Breuer's 1969 Pirelli Building is undergoing renovations to become the US’s first Passive House hotel, generating its own electricity, heat, and hot water through solar panels

Colonial meets contemporary at the Baja Club Hotel in La Paz, Mexico

Suspended 115 feet in the air, the world’s first floating pool is unveiled in London

The High Atlas of Morocco captured by New Zealand-based photographer

Striking photos frame the half-renovated houses of a former mining region in Germany (seen above)

Colorful vintage Yves Saint Laurent dresses shown with Mondrian painting

Capturing the street style of Chinatowns’ seniors

A rare Toshiba typewriter from the 1950s operates with a trilingual index of thousands of characters

An attache case for carrying live fish (!!!)

That’s all I have for you this newsletter. I’ll be back in full force next week. Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thomas