From naked marketing strategies to saving the world through design, we’ve done all the heavy lifting and gathered the best links this week and put them here for your convenience. No need to thank us, it’s our job.
- David Lynch’s new nightclub Silencio is not only named and based on the infamous Mulholland Drive scene that had us scratching our heads (much like the rest of the movie). The 2,100-square-foot members-only club consists of a series of one-off rooms, plus a live stage with a reflective dance floor and 24-seat cinema. Fast Co. Design talks with designer Raphael Navot about working with Lynch and the creative inspiration behind the project.
- Over at Curbed, Sarah Firshein thinks everyone should Look at These Half-Naked Guys Trying to Sell Off Pillows. Alright Sarah, you don’t have to ask us twice, we will.
- Architectural Digest checks out the Beverly Hills estate of mega-celebrities Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. The married stars dish about the many homes they’ve owned together (7) and how they’ve meshed their design aesthetic.
- Adweek is laying claim that advertisers are skipping the middleman and now targeting animals directly. We can’t say it’s a totally bad idea. Tim Nudd backs up the theory with cute cat videos and more in 9 Wild Ads That Speak to Pets Instead of Their Owners.
- Battling Brights, No Longer Neutrals! Dieline guest columnist and color strategist Jack Brendenfoeder gives his predictions for the upcoming year in WarPaint: 2012 Color Forecast.
- Core77 debuts the first post in a 7-part series from Panthea Lee of service design consultancy, Reboot. The Messy Art of Saving the World explores the role of design in international development.
- After three-years and a $70 million remodeling job, the revamped New York Historical Society museum is ready for its close-up. Edward Rothstein of the New York Times weighs in on the new look of the institution which bills itself as New York’s first museum.