Eight Frank Lloyd Wright Works Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

In a serial nomination, inscribed as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” eight major works of the beloved architect join UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This is the first recognition of modern American architecture by the cultural organization. To coordinate the conservation efforts, the Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council has been formed. The designation includes homes designed for clients (including Hollyhock House, Robie House …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A new, intimate documentary about David Lynch; a functional 18-karat gold toilet; a clock made of trucks and more

1. “David Lynch: The Art Life” Documentary An intimate and fascinating look at the life of the brilliant filmmaker and artist David Lynch will premiere at next month’s London Film Festival. The documentary, called “David Lynch: The Art Life,” was directed by Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm and Rick Barnes and they have crafted an intriguing picture—narrated by Lynch himself. From the first time he saw …

There’s a Functional, 18-Karat Gold Toilet at the Guggenheim

If you find yourself on the fifth floor ramp of the Guggenheim Museum, you can now use a fully functioning 18-karat gold toilet. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the opulent copy of a Kohler toilet as “an over-the-top apotheosis of wealth” and has titled it “America.” Interestingly, Cattelan didn’t ever want it in the gallery, rather he told the NY Times, “I’m happy because it’s …