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Casa Beatnik, Galicia

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An Idyllic Boutique Hotel With Maximalist Panache

Nestled within gardens of 600-year-old olive trees and at the end of a Cypress-lined driveway, a Camellia-pink pazo (traditional Galician country house) is the heart of Maison Bonhomme’s new Casa Beatnik Hotel. Inspired by the couture counterculture of Yves Saint Laurent and his ilk, the hotel comprises 13 one-of-a-kind suites and 6 luxury yurts, each appointed with the maximalist panache one might expect from Bonhomme’s team of collaborators including Luca Lanzetta Group, Molteni&C, Viccarbe, and Patricia Urquiola.

After a two-year renovation of the 18th-century estate, Casa Beatnik now offers a pair of spruce-shingled Iglusaunas made by hand in Estonia, and multiple massage therapy and ritual options held inside a Kyrgyz yurt and Bedouin-esque tent. Once relaxed, guests can dine at chef Marcos Campos’ Mediterranean-via-South American restaurant Beatnik or the more intimate Tribu, with six tables tucked among the property’s extensive plantings. The nearby Salon, with a hearth dating back three centuries and a bar made of a single block of Angolan granite, is the perfect place for a nightcap—or another glass of wine crafted from the local vineyard, home to a Cascón varietal that’s the oldest vine in Galicia. —Jesse Dorris

Supreme West Hollywood. Image courtesy of Supreme

In West Hollywood, Supreme relocates to a spacious former Tower Records flagship.

West Hollywood’s Supreme store recently underwent major improvements and has created a frenzy among streetwear enthusiasts. The new and improved 8,500-square-foot store sports almost twice the space of its previous location on Fairfax Avenue. It features sleek interiors with tall white walls, polished concrete floors, a free-floating skate bowl, and colorful artwork by the likes of Nate Lowman and Josh Smith. The brand has 15 locations globally, including five in the United States, and plans to expand its annual revenue, which totaled $561 million in 2020, following its recent acquisition by VF Corp. for $2.1 billion.

The French documentary On the Adamant wins big at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. 

On the Adamant, a French documentary about a floating barge in central Paris that offers care to people with mental disorders, won the top prize at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. The film follows the facility’s patients as they create music and artwork that reflects their personal stories, aiming to reverse stigmatizing views many have of people with mental health issues. Alongside several political events, the festival also featured films about Ukraine and screenings of buzzy titles outside of the competition, making it a return to sold-out theaters, industry parties, and red-carpet glamour after two years of pandemic restrictions.

Sean Kelly’s son, Thomas, has been tapped to lead the gallery’s new L.A. outpost.

Thomas Kelly, a former Manhattan real estate worker, joined his father’s art gallery, Sean Kelly Gallery, in 2011. As a partner of the gallery along with his father and sister, he recently became the director of its Los Angeles branch. The decision to expand to Los Angeles was driven by how most of the gallery’s artists had never had solo exhibitions in the city—and the Kelly family’s willingness to move out West. The gallery opened in Sept. 2021 on Highland Avenue and is currently featuring a solo exhibition of works by Janaina Tschäpe. “We’re just incredibly excited to be part of the Los Angeles arts community,” Thomas says, “and to have a space here and become closer with the institutions, the museums, and the collectors.” 

Diebedo Francis Kéré, winner of the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Photography by Erik Petersen, courtesy Tippet Rise Art Center

The Pritzker Architecture Prize will announce its 2023 laureate next week on March 7.

On March 7, the Pritzker Architecture Prize will announce the 2023 laureates. Since 1979, the prize has been awarded annually to living architects who have made major contributions to humanity and the built environment. The prize, known as “the profession’s highest honor,” comes with a $100,000 grant, a formal citation certificate, and a bronze medallion with the famous words “firmness, commodity, and delight” based on the principles of architecture established by Vitruvius. The award ceremony takes place at an architecturally significant site worldwide. Past laureates include Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, and Diébédo Francis Kéré.

Decentraland’s Metaverse Fashion Week returns for its second edition in late March.

Decentraland’s Metaverse Fashion Week is returning for its second installment on March 28–31 focusing on the theme “Future Heritage.” The event aims to demonstrate the potential of interoperability between open metaverses and features various organizations heading to MVFW 2023, including a tribute to Vivienne Westwood, a brand-new fashion plaza dedicated to emerging designers, and featured brands like Gaian, Alo, and Coach. The platform and its partner, NFT marketplace UNXD, aim to unite designers and expand the possibilities for brands while collaborating with other metaverses to create an agenda that’s cross-platform.

An unopened first-generation iPhone sells for more than 100 times its original price. 

In 2007, Karen Green received an iPhone as a gift from friends but never used it, choosing instead to keep it in its original packaging. After years of holding on to the device, she recently sold it at auction for more than $63,000—more than 100 times the original cost. The iPhone’s first model, released in 2007, was a revolutionary product that changed the way people communicate, work, and live, and its intrinsic and nostalgic value has made it a highly sought-after item for collectors and investors. The limited supply of unopened early iPhones, along with the ease of online marketplaces, may have contributed to the high price tag.

Rendering of “Refik Anadol: Unsupervised.” Image courtesy of Refik Anadol Studio and the Museum of Modern Art.

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