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Seth Rogen Brings the World of Houseplant to an Airbnb Retreat
Seth Rogen is joining forces with Airbnb to host an L.A. retreat that encapsulates a mixture of midcentury design, handmade ceramics, and, of course, Mary Jane. Anyone familiar with the actor-turned-ceramicist’s films will attest to Rogen’s highly refined knowledge of ganja and appreciation for beautiful design—a confluence seen in the subtle but profound details of the products released by his brand Houseplant.
Decorated with handmade ceramics and design-forward furnishings, the experiential pop-up will offer guests a window into the world of Houseplanet, whose co-founders include Evan Goldberg, Michael Mohr, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee. Activities include Rogen-guided pottery classes and a listening session featuring the brand’s collection of vinyls—tracklists curated by Rogen and Goldberg inspired by different cannabis strains—and an exclusive premiere of their new Vinyl Box Set Vol. 2. Held from Feb. 15-17, both three and one-night stays are available to book. Whether Houseplant’s Sungrown Crafted Pre-Rolls will be one of the guest amenities remains to be seen, but we certainly won’t count it out. —Catie Case
A police investigation postpones the sale of 40 pieces of furniture from Chandigarh.
In France, the sale of more than 40 heritage items from Chandigarh, India, has been postponed due to a police investigation. The auction was scheduled to take place Jan. 29 at Osenat auction house, at the Hôtel Des Vantes du Château in Versailles, and included furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The investigation stems from rising reports of theft of heritage items from UT administration buildings in Chandigarh and concerns over import and export licenses. Ajay Jagga, a member of the Chandigarh Heritage Items Protection Cell, says the investigation will strengthen Indo-French relations.
Anish Kapoor’s long-awaited reflective “bean” sculpture is finally complete in Tribeca.
Anish Kapoor’s long-awaited “bean” sculpture is finally complete in Tribeca, New York, where it’s perched somewhat precariously below Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects’s “Jenga Tower” at 56 Leonard. The bulbous stainless-steel artwork, finished with a polished reflective surface resembles the artist’s famous Cloud Gate sculpture and selfie hotspot in Chicago. Despite the complexities of constructing the piece, including fabrication delays and a heat-induced rupture, the sculpture has finally come to life, much to the delight of residents who complained about construction sounds. The sculpture’s formal name remains to be determined.
Tiffany & Co creative director Ruba Abu-Nimah has departed the LVMH-owned jeweler.
Ruba Abu-Nimah has departed Tiffany & Co as executive creative director for marketing and communications. She joined the heritage jeweler shortly after its 2021 acquisition by LVMH and was responsible for overseeing visual creative assets such as website design and social media content. Abu-Nimah aimed to elevate Tiffany’s relevance among a younger generation through her campaigns, securing a multitude of collaborations with the likes of Supreme, Fendi, Patek Philippe, Daniel Arsham, and now Nike since assuming her role.
Destination Crenshaw will unveil its first public space, Sankofa Park, in the fall.
Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3-mile public art corridor celebrating Black Los Angeles, has announced its first public space, Sankofa Park, will debut this fall. Designed by Perkins & Will and landscape design firm Studio-MLA, the $100 million park will showcase installations by artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Charles Dickson, and Artis Lane across four acres of green space. With the support of private fundraising, the Sankofa Circle support group, federal funding, the Getty Foundation, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Destination Crenshaw will commission more than 100 artists through 2027 to create works along the boulevard. The project is aimed at preventing cultural erasure and bringing much-needed cultural tourism and economic development to the area.
Former Chloé creative director Martine Sitbon will return to Paris Fashion Week.
Martine Sitbon, the former Chloé creative director whose poetic collections helped define the 1990s, has announced her return to Paris Fashion Week. Her new project, called Rev, reimagines the archive of her extensive portfolio with a focus on “moving lines, between masculine and feminine, calligraphic appearances, loose and fluid” and will highlight “a raw sense of individuality, preciousness, and authenticity,” according to a statement. British minimalist John Pawson will design the new venture’s showroom on Via Monte Di Pietà in central Milan. Sitbon’s first collection will be unveiled during Paris Fashion Week in March.
Jenny Moore, former Chinati Foundation director, is joining Tinworks Art in Montana.
Jenny Moore has been appointed as the founding director of Tinworks Art in Bozeman, Montana. Moore was previously the director of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where she led a period of tremendous growth and elevated the work of female artists. In her new role at Tinworks Art, Moore will be tasked with building the contemporary art program and expanding the museum site. “Tinworks Art presents a unique opportunity to build a new organization, one open to unbounded possibilities for artistic experimentation in a spectacular place,” Moore said in a statement. “Having grown up in a small, rural community, and having spent the last decade in the far west Texas frontier, I believe in the power and potential of places set apart from established art world centers.”
Today’s attractive distractions:
The pristine marble floor at the World Trade Center Oculus is crumbling.
Nike’s latest book will uplift the next generation of creatives and athletes.