FvF Link List #154: Podcasts for the pandemic, virtual museum tours, and the restorative power of nature

As many of us isolate ourselves in our homes and start social distancing to combat coronavirus, Friends of Friends has rounded up some of the most interesting articles from across the internet to help you fight the quarantine boredom. This week, we’ve been reading about the best podcasts to listen to, how you can get a culture fix from the comfort of your couch, and the Finnish interior architect who has designed over a hundred chairs in his lifetime.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Restoration Completion. Photograph by David Heald. © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
  • From episodes focusing on Covid-19 to forensic political scandal series, The New Yorker rounds up the best podcasts to listen to while you’re social distancing.
  • As renowned Berlin club Griessmuehle closes its doors, The Guardian takes a look at how gentrification is killing the dance community that helped reunify East and West Germany
  • Missing weekend trips to galleries and museums? From The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Travel and Leisure rounds up 12 of the best cultural institutions that are offering virtual tours to take from the comfort of your couch
  • As we retreat into our own safe spaces, It’s Nice That features images of places where Uzbekistan-based photographer Hassan Kurbanbaev feels “calm and well”
  • “A garden is the perfect metaphor for life and regeneration,” says James Pearson. T Magazine visited the British master gardener at his English country refuge in Somerset to find out about the restorative nature of green open spaces
  • We’re all going to be spending a lot of time sitting on our sofas this month. Why not check out Wallpaper* magazine’s profile on Finnish interior architect and furniture designer Yrjö Kukkapuro, whose studio is a temple to the art of sitting down.

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Text: FvF Team