FvF Link List #155: Otherworldly home decor, working from home, and the African-American art shaping the 21st Century

This week we’ve been reading about the artists who decorated their interiors in weird and wonderful ways, the positives and negatives of working from home, and how coronavirus is teaching us how to live online.

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While some find their home office a difficult place to focus, others enjoy the flexibility and boost in social connectivity despite physical distance
  • By inviting a range of black creatives—including Oprah Winfrey, Issa Rae, and Ta-Nehisi Coates—to discuss the artwork that inspires them, The New York Times has created a comprehensive list of the African-American art shaping the 21st Century.
  • The Atlantic features a series of photographs from countries including France, India, the US, Italy, and China that capture the eerie stillness of public spaces deserted due to coronavirus.
  • Want some inspiration for how to transform your home during self-isolation? This article on Frieze profiles a range of artists—including Nikki du Saint Phalle, John Boskovich, Jean-Jacques Lequeu, and Florine Stettheimer—whose home decor transports them into other worlds.
  • “I expected my first week of social distancing to feel, well, distant. But I’ve been more connected than ever,” writes Kevin Roose. In his latest column for The New York Times, he discusses how coronavirus is teaching us how to live online.
  • French artist Clement Thoby paints peaceful and atmospheric landscapes devoid of any people. Take a look at a series of his images on It’s Nice That, and find out more about how he creates his softly composed scenes.
  • While some find their home office a difficult place to focus, others enjoy the flexibility and boost in social connectivity despite physical distance. In this article members of the Maekan community share their thoughts on working from home.

Hopefully you enjoyed the reads from this week’s Link List, but if you’ve still got an internet itch to scratch, you can find more here.

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Text: FvF Team