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.
Annie Selke Launches Wallpaper
The queen of comfortable bedding has made a foray into new territory: wallpaper. For the debut collection, Annie Selke translated her cheerful prints to colorful wall hangings in a launch that’s been – quite literally – years in the making. “I’ve been forever a fan of wallpaper, even as a young girl when I was a student at Miss Porter’s School,” says Selke. “I used to admire the ornate wallpaper hung in almost every room in the school. With the advent of our license with The Tile Shop, we have been turning our attention to the whole home, so designing wallpaper seemed like the natural next step.” The paper retails for $96 per roll. annieselke.com
Zaha Hadid Architects to Build on World’s Most Expensive Site
Talk about valuable land: A Hong Kong plot that sold for nearly $3 billion (HK$23.3 billion, the most expensive plot ever sold) will soon become the site of a 35-story office designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Murray Road plot is being developed by Henderson Land Development and is slated for completion in 2022. The jury is still out on whether its price record can be beaten by then.
Google Does Mini-Golf
For its latest initiative to demonstrate the capabilities of its Google Home suite, the tech giant took to the links – or the miniature links, at least. Google Home mini-golf opened to the public in four cities last week and will remain open through June 4, from 10 A.M. until 8 P.M. minigolf.withgoogle.com
Homepolish Pops Up at Saks
The online interior design company has taken over a section of the first floor at Saks Fifth Avenue to demonstrate design savvy in real life. This Saturday, designers will be on hand for consults in a space designed by Emma Beryl; additional programming throughout the run includes panels with representatives from Goop, Coveteur, and more. To coincide with the event, the company has also published a magazine highlighting several of their designers.
The design for Chelsea F.C.’s 60,000-seat stadium.