Design Dispatch

Our daily take on the world through the lens of design.

Christian de Portzamparc’s “Sail House” for Revolution Precrafted. (Photo: Courtesy Revolution Precrafted, via Artnet)

Instant Institution

The demand for private museum craze has reached a new height. There’s now a company that proffers Jean Nouvel and Christian de Portzamparc-designed “reproducible museums” to facilitate their construction.

Early Work

Philip Johnson’s first house is on the market for $1 million. Before making an offer, purists should note that it has been expanded.

All Smiles

Emojis are embedded in the facade of a new building in the Netherlands, further narrowing the gap between internet culture and real life.
[The Architect’s Newspaper]

Golf Garb

Bill Murray and his brothers now have a line of golf clothes. The designs are nothing special, but I mean, Bill Murray.
[The New York Times]

Apple Adjusts

For the first time in 15 years, Apple is redesigning its biggest stores. Changes include adding living trees, and renaming the Genius Bar as the “Genius Grove.” Sounds mystical.
[The Verge]

Taking Over

Luxury conglomerate LVMH has taken full control over Christian Dior as a part of a $13 billion deal. The label will join the several industry powerhouses in the LVMH portfolio, such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Céline.
[Business of Fashion]

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