Between collection launches, architecture announcements, museum openings, and more, it’s hard to keep on top of all the news in the design world. Enter the Weekly Roundup, AD PRO’s regular callout of developing, overheard, and confirmed news that’s worth noting. Consider it our way of keeping you even more in the know.
Snarkitecture’s Fun House Opens at the National Building Museum
Three years after its Beach installation took Instagram by storm, everyone’s favorite playful architecture practice opens their latest at Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum. Fun House, curated by Maria Cristina Didero, is somewhat of a retrospective of Snarkitecture’s work, comprising several interactive pieces. At the center of the museum’s atrium is the “house,” inside of which the firm has resurrected past exhibitions like 2011’s Dig and 2012’s Drift. Outside, an all-white pool deck boasts a pool filled with the same translucent white balls of Beach fame. Fun House is open through September 3. nbm.org
Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin Open in the Pacific Design Center
Just ahead of the 4th, the iconic fabric house Schumacher and rug purveyor Patterson Flynn Martin opened the doors to a new showroom in Los Angeles’s Pacific Design Center. The showroom, on the Center’s 5th floor, features the traditional textile racks, but also punchy vignettes, chic sample walls, and an eye-catching digital display in the front window.
Brooklyn Clay Tour Announces Second Year Dates
Great news, pottery enthusiasts: The Brooklyn Clay Tour, which hosted a successful inaugural iteration last fall, has announced dates for a second year. The fair, organized by ceramic artists Nicholas Newcomb and Demetria Chappo, will run September 7 through 9 and is now accepting applications for participation at brooklynclaytour.com.
Foster + Partners Completes Apple Store in Macau
Just weeks after the Zaha Hadid Architects–designed Morpheus Hotel opened in the city, Macau has officially welcomed another architectural marvel: Foster + Partners’s latest Apple Store. The building’s layered glass-and-stone façade gives both interior and exterior a warm glow reminiscent of a paper lantern. Inside, a central cutout displays stalks of bamboo growing the length of the store’s three floors, providing a green respite from the busy, modern city outside.
Editor at Large Rebrands
Interior design news outlet Editor at Large has rebranded, it announced in an email today. The platform, founded in 2009, will now be known as Business of Home, taking the title of its quarterly print magazine and applying it across digital, print, social, and event categories.
Hermès Opens Pop-Up Café in London
The modern florals in the latest home and fashions from Hermès have come to whimsical life in a new café at the brand’s London flagship. In the New Bond Street store, Wallpaper reports, Hermès has enlisted the design duo Isabel + Helen to create an installation of lollipop-like “flora” surrounding modern tables and chairs.
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