Welcome to Curbed's new weekly round-up of architecture and design on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and (god forbid) even LinkedIn. Collected from retweets, intra-office chats, and, well, anything that sent us into a 140-character tizzy, this is what Curbed editors saw on social last week. Please be in touch if you have a recommendation for next week.
With November officially rolling in this weekend, there's no denying it: Fall is upon us! That means nesting season (and autumn cleaning season, if you're type A about it) is her in full force and, at Curbed, we've got furniture on the brain. So we loved this 'gram of HAY Design chairs in situ in the home of photographer Charlie Schuck.
Architect Rafael De Cárdenas of Architecture at Large posted this shot of a swanky pink banquette at 45 Grand an exclusive Nike fitness studio that's certainly the most decked-out gym we've ever seen.
This whole conversation https://t.co/jIWIaMpfox— Philip Nobel (@cthon1c) October 29, 2015
If you don't know much about Jean Nouvel's Philarmonie de Paris, you must not be reading Curbed enough! We'll catch you up: the Pritzker Prize-winning architect refused to attend the building's opening ceremony upon its completion because, he argued, its construction standards were not up to snuff. City Lab staff wrtier Kriston Capps tweeted at design writer Ian Volner and Curbed critic Alexandra Lange to ask them what their thoughts were on the controversial structure, and... well, the conversation is worth checking out.
The New York Botanical Garden's recently closed Frida Kahlo exhibition was a blockbuster —among its guests was the inimitable Beyoncé—and the snaps from its last weekend were great. We especially loved this one by i-D magazine writer Zeyna Sy. If you don't follow her already, and you're into art, fashion, architecture, design, and all things fly, do yourself that favor!
Locals and visitors to L.A. continue to voraciously document their every move to the city's new hub for contemporary art, the Broad museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Not up to snuff on the building's design, site, curatorial goals, etc? We have a feature for that, penned by our aforementioned critic, Alexandra Lange.
Legendary modernist designer Eileen Gray died on Halloween 1976. The Design Museum celebrated her with this little tweet.
We'll leave you with this. Don't you just wanna cozy up in that leather sling chair?
What did you see on social media last week that inspired you, got you thinking, or that you wish you could un-see? Let us know in the comments below!
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