Ai Weiwei’s Artsy Vacation Home in Upstate New York Now For Sale

This summer, some lucky vacationers in New York will have an incredibly rare opportunity: the chance to stay overnight in a “livable sculpture” by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The artist and architect’s one and only building in the United States will be available for rent between June 4th and September 7th, and it’s on the market for sale, too.

Exterior view of artist Ai Weiwei's minimalist upstate New York vacation home.
Exterior view of artist Ai Weiwei’s minimalist upstate New York vacation home.

The Tsai Residence is set on 37 rolling acres in the rural community of Ancram, New York, about two hours north of Manhattan. Weiwei designed the Catskills vacation home for a Chinese-American businessman and art collector in collaboration with Switzerland’s HFF Architects in 2006. The compound includes a 3,500-square-foot, three-bedroom main house consisting of four blocky connecting modules and an adjacent Y-shaped guest house with a dramatic rust-colored Corten steel facade.

The main house is clad in white metal

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The Best Celebrity Home Goods to Shop Now

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For celebrities, side hustles are nothing new. Plenty of stars have their own clothing lines, wines and spirits, beauty brands and other companies to keep them busy. One category that is continuously growing is celebrity home goods. While you may never have a mega-mansion or tricked-out pad of the rich and famous, you can bring a little piece of their home into yours. These are the best celebrity home goods out there, plus picks from each to spruce up your own space.

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Austria presents design turning Hitler’s birthplace into police station

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria presented an architectural plan on Tuesday to turn the house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station in the hope of “neutralising” the space and ensuring it does not attract neo-Nazis.

After decades of debate about what to do with the building in the town of Braunau am Inn on the German border, Austria carried out a compulsory purchase in 2017 and said last year it would be turned into police offices so that it “will never again evoke the memory of National Socialism”.

“It is the most appropriate use (for the building). Why? The police are the protector of fundamental rights and freedoms,” Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told a news conference announcing the winning design by architects’ firm Marte.Marte.

There is currently little to indicate that the building was once home to the boy who would become leader of the Third Reich, trigger

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7 strategies to design landing pages that convert in 2020

Did you know we have an online conference about product design coming up? SPRINT will cover how designers and product owners can stay ahead of the curve in these unprecedented times.

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

While getting people to visit a website is important, what businesses actually want is a conversion. In other words, grab fickle visitors who may be interested enough in the company’s unique value proposition to sign up, subscribe, stay updated, share with friends, and become loyal customers.

That being the case, a landing page designer’s primary goal is to create a high-converting landing page by making a strong first impression, and they have less than 7 seconds to do it.

When developing the visitor experience for landing pages that convert, landing page designers typically take different approaches based on a set of considerations. They must carefully factor in

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