House & Home Roundup
What would Elvis do? Imagine you were an artist and looking for a studio for one person: you. Imagine you found 50,000 square feet in an old office building in the West Village with views of the river. Imagine it had 100 separate rooms. Imagine you painted and decorated every single one.
In A Canvas of 100 Rooms, Hunt Slonem’s absolutely nutty new studio is highlighted in brillliant color (btw the rent is somewhere upwards of $480,000 a year). It is absolutely worth checking out, along with the audio presentation and slideshow.
the Maya Lin’s new chapel for the Haley Farm Freedom School in Tennessee (photo: Tim Hursley). And even though we’ve already blogged it (is H&H reading blogs now…), the article, Checking In at the Local Pod, on Metronap and Easy Hotel gives some good background on the whole smaller-is-better Japanization of urban space. (Thanks, NYTimes!) MGR