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 actually read last week. Please be in touch if you have a recommendation for next week.
It's no secret that architectural lensman Iwan Baan travels far and wide, and his most recent voyages have taken him on quite the tour of good, ol' fashioned American design and architecture. We were particularly impressed with this snap from inside Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Johnson Wax Headquarters, the administrative arm of S. C. Johnson & Son, in Racine, Wisconsin.
"Has there ever been a more felicitous or necessary juxtaposition of signs?" We daresay there hasn't.
Well this is rather lovely. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has what looks like a promising exhibition debuting today, August 31, called "In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa." It "presents 100 years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly 80 photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s."
New York gallerist Patrick Parrish has been bopping all around Cape Cod and recently visited the Ruth and Robert Hatch, Jr. House in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The Hatches sold the house, which was built in 1961, to the National Park Service. It's now on the National Register of Historic Places, and it's not hard to see why.
I don't even know where to start with describing what a bad idea this is https://t.co/XgehaXIkwt— Mark Hogan (@markasaurus) August 24, 2015
Apparently not everyone is as smitten with shipping container architecture as we are. At the prospect of shipping container skyscrapers, architect Mark Hogan tweeted this out to his followers. Our critic, Alexandra Lange, rallied to the defense of shipping containers as an architectural building block, and she wasn't alone.
Speaking of Alexandra Lange, we loved her snap of a recent rug purchase. A geometric black-and-white rug from Aelfie, a Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based textile company and work by artist Julian Stanczak go quite well together, we think.
We love this photo from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's archives featuring the institution's Dorothy Draper-designed restaurant. Not familiar with Draper? We have a primer for that!
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