Catch up with highlights from our digital travels this week…
Pick-up basketball courts across the globe
America’s NBA might dominate professional basketball but the sport has never been more popular at grassroots level in cities around the world. Danish creative Kasper Nyman has photographed street courts – from Barcelona to Copenhagen, as well as the US – capturing the variety in these urban playgrounds that serve the same function. See Fubiz for more.
TMNT’s New York lair
When we talk about Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo at The Spaces, it’s not often we’re referring to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But the superhero reptiles came to our attention this week when Airbnb offered fans a chance to spend the night at the recreated TMNT dojo in Manhattan’s Tribeca. The rental was so popular it was fully booked in a matter of hours. Looking at pictures of the space on Highsnobiety, there’s little wonder why.
100 views of Tokyo
Three years ago, artist Shinji Tsuchimochi started down the long, arduous road of creating 100 illustrations of Tokyo in the vein of ‘ukiyo-e’ master Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji series. With view no. 95 now complete, the end is in sight for Tsuchimochi. Join him on the home straight via his Behance and Facebook pages.
Drake wants to demolish a Modernist icon to build his mega mansion
Drizzy is planning to build his dream home, which includes millionaire staples such as a gym, pool, hot tub, basketball court and, um, a ‘jersey museum’. The designs are with Toronto planning bosses now, but one issue could be a Modernist abode – designed by Canadian architect James A Murray in the ‘60s – that would need to be demolished, according to Curbed.
America’s Mid-century roadside architecture
The late 1950s were a golden age for American road travel thanks to the introduction of the Interstate Highway System, accompanied by small Mid-century pit spots and shelters that dotted the landscape. Since the advent of domestic air travel, fewer people are going on great American road trips but these resting places remain as relics of a bygone era. Photographer Ryann Ford has documented many of these Mid-century roadside structures in her new book, The Last Stop. Head to The Guardian for more.