Friday Design Roundup ~ 4/29/2016

April 29, 2016

By Tab Byrum

It’s Friday so it’s time for another edition of Friday Design Roundup. We’ve got news on a little bit of everything from fine art to coloring books and pool floats. Check ’em out, have a great weekend and Enjoy!!!

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There’s a new museum coming to Paris and it will house the collection of one man. French businessman and art collector, François Pinault announced this week that he will turn a former Paris Stock Exchange building into a museum to house part of his mammoth art collection. The building dates back to the 1700’s and will be restored by Pinault as part of the 50-year lease deal he reached with the city of Paris. No timeframe has been given as to when the museum might open, but the sooner the better. (information and image via)

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Earlier this year I had read that the famed Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC was closing, this was one NYC restaurant that I never made it to, and now we find out that July 26 has been set as the date for an auction for pieces of the interior of the iconic restaurant. The Four Seasons is located in the Seagram building on Park Avenue and has been the scene for an untold amount of power lunches and was a truly see and be seen spot. On a happier note,  the restaurant will reopen in another location. The last day of business will be July 16th and the auction will take place on-site July 26.

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Some happy news from the world of British television, Benedict Cumberbatch has been spotted in London in his Sherlock Holmes costume. No word on when new episodes of the Masterpiece series will be available in the UK or the US but with Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman both seen in costume it’s a good sign. I’m betting on this fall, here’s wishing. (information & image via)

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Color me in!!!! Word came on Wednesday that there will be a new “David Bowie: Starman” coloring book for adults released soon. Grab a bottle of your favorite vino, a box of crayons, Bowie’s greatest hits and settle in around the kitchen table and spend and evening with the Chameleon of Rock and Roll.

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Get out your air pump this summer as you hit the patio and pool, you’ll need it to blow up this new Inflatable Patio Furniture which can also be used in the pool. The new collection is from Pigro Felice, you can create your own custom floats by mixing and matching all the pieces you have to choose from. I’m not much of a hot weather person, but having some of these floaties might change my mind. (information & image via)

 

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