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.
Weirdest detail of The Broad that I didn't talk about in my review: You can stick your hand inside the panels pic.twitter.com/jzqb7xNxBI— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) September 18, 2015
Did you hear? The Broad Museum opened in its new Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed home in Los Angeles and it's already earned the adoration of Instagrammers the world over. Really! Olly Wainwright, architecture critic at the Guardian 'grammed his delight and was joined by Dutch, itinerant architecture photographer Iwan Baan have both turned their lenses on the building. But design writer Alissa Walker captured another side of the structure: its panels! Check it out.
Speaking of The Broad, here's a lovely snap from the Instagram account of Kentique Design.
OK design critics, what do we think of the altar chair the Pope will use in NYC? http://t.co/FU5xiHpvVG— Tyler Green (@TylerGreenDC) September 21, 2015
In other design news (that you may not have been thinking of as design news in the least), the pope is in the U.S. (and Cuba) this week and a special altar chair has been created for his visit. It's not pretty. What do you think?
This isn't the most visually intriguing tweet ever (unless you, like this editor, are obsessed with typefaces), but it gets the job done. It takes a lot of wet paint, as this tweet suggests, to keep the snow-white interiors of the Guggenheim gleaming. "Frank Lloyd White should be a paint color," says one commenter. Read all about it!
Have you heard of Cabin Porn, the Tumblr account that brings enthusiastic onlookers the best in gorgeous photos of cabins from here to Slovenia (really!) and back? If you haven't seen it, take a look.
Montreal-based Instagrammer Ali Inay captures some of that city's most photogenic sights, like these adorable twin houses. Check out his other work and our roundup of 10 Instagram accounts for design obsessives.
And last, but far from least, there is a retrospective up at the Art Institute of Chicago featuring the work of British architect David Adjaye. The exhibition looks very promising, and Adjaye 'grammed a little sneak peek, above.
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