A New Mallorca Hotel Embraces Stillness, and Other News

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Hotel Corazon in Mallorca. Photography by Melissa Gidney

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A New Mallorca Hotel Embraces Stillness

The captivating Hotel Corazón stands as a testament to Mallorca’s harmonious fusion of luxury, art, and local heritage, offering an antidote to the frenetic pace of neighboring Ibiza. Situated between the Tramuntana Mountains and the azure sea, the intimate sanctuary is embodied by the carefree spirit of local artisans. The hotel’s co-founders, British-born photographer Kate Bellm and artist Edgar Lopez, collaborated with talents like Tille and Oro del Negro of Moredesign, who meticulously restored the historic 16th-century finca with the help of skilled local stonemasons, metalworkers, and ceramicists. 

Each room is an homage to the ‘70s-era organic architecture movement, featuring custom textiles, furniture, and artwork crafted from local materials. An artist residency program invites creatives to contribute to the boutique property’s richness, with the first residency undertaken by Berlin-based sculptor Yasmin Bawa, who crafted a reception desk to resemble Bellm’s favorite rock on the island. The hotel shop showcases the work of local weavers and beloved ceramicists Dora Good and Grace Almazora Good while the gardens are laden with jacaranda trees and cactuses. The perfect place to take it all in: the Mediterranean restaurant helmed by chef Grace Berrow, where ingredients grown on-site are displayed in all their glory. —Nate Storey

The Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames. Photography by Evan Guston, courtesy of Getty

The Getty launches an architecture course for preserving L.A.’s modernist buildings.

Fifty years after Reyner Banham praised Los Angeles as the harbinger of America’s future, the city’s modern architecture, infrastructure, and landscapes are aging, necessitating a new generation of conservators. To preserve its modern heritage, The Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles launched the International Course on the Conservation of Modern Heritage. The eleven-week course invites mid-career professionals from six continents to gain practical conservation knowledge by studying iconic sites across the city, including the Eames House, the Hollyhock House, and Richard Neutra’s Reunion House.

The pedestrian-friendly Fenway Corners development in Boston is moving ahead.

Fenway Park, Boston’s baseball stadium, opened on April 20, 1912, just five days after the sinking of the Titanic. Superstitions arose among Bostonians, blaming this unfortunate timing for the Red Sox’s 86-year World Series drought. The streets surrounding “the cathedral of Boston” are now set to undergo a transformation with the approval of the Fenway Corners project by the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Led by WS Development and Front Office Sports, this $1.6 billion endeavor will introduce eight new buildings, offering 1.6 million square feet of new space, including offices, stores, residential units, and space for research and development labs to nurture Boston’s flourishing tech industry. Teaming with WS Development on the plan is James Corner Field Operations, promising a transformation that will include 266 residential units, with 53 designated for affordable housing.

Nieto Sobejano’s proposal for the expansion of the Dallas Museum of Art. Image courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art selects Spanish firm Nieto Sobejano for an expansion.

The Dallas Museum of Art has chosen the Spanish firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to lead the expansion of its Arts District home, a surprising departure from the tradition of hiring big-name architects. The firm’s proposal was praised for its elegance and logic, addressing the museum’s imperatives to become more transparent, better integrate with its surroundings, and add new galleries for its contemporary art collections. The expansion, with an estimated budget of $150 million to $175 million, will retain much of the essential structure of the original design while making transformative changes to create a balance of memory and innovation.

Jersey City’s plan to open a Centre Pompidou branch is coming under political fire.

Jersey City’s plan to establish a Centre Pompidou outpost is facing criticism from state Republicans. A memorandum, commissioned by state senator Michael Testa, alleges mismanagement and waste of $58 million in state funds over the past two years. The project aims to transform the historic Pathside Building into a world-class venue for modern and contemporary art, but concerns have been raised about contracts awarded with minimal competition and potential favoritism towards political donors. The Centre Pompidou x Jersey City project is part of Mayor Steve Fulop’s vision to elevate the city’s cultural status.

Roger Federer and JW Anderson collaborate on a new apparel collection for Uniqlo.

Roger Federer and JW Anderson have collaborated on a new apparel collection for Uniqlo, blending the tennis legend’s sports background with the British fashion label’s modern design sensibilities. The nine-piece genderless collection features sportswear-inspired pieces like polos, sweaters, shorts, and parkas, all in a black, white, gray, and blue color palette. Made with Uniqlo’s Dry Ex material, the collection aims to offer both style and functionality, catering to various aspects of daily life, from playing tennis to casual wear. 

Le Tigre performing at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. Photography by Monica Simoes

Today’s attractive distractions:

Stroll down the Slip, a Manhattan street that birthed a generation of artists.

Fonts usually have strange names, but naming one is like naming a child.

On their first tour in over a decade, Le Tigre is making a triumphant return. 

Fans are disrupting singers by throwing increasingly weird objects on stage.

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