The architecture geek in me was excited to see this: freshly revealed photos of Kanye West's loft in Manhattan, designed in 2006 by Claudio Silvestrin Architects.
Anyone aware of Kanye's minimalist preferences (especially of late, see: Yeezus, BOATSII, & MNIMN) shouldn't be surprised at the continuous flow and empty space in his space of living. I love the natural materials (French limestone and pear wood), as well as the two iconic stone islands that act as a bar/table and a bathtub/basin. Interestingly enough, there are no divisions (all the rooms are connected) — perfect for a bachelor's pad, IMO. Sift through the photos above and more information here, with a hat tip to Four Pins for a creative write-up to go with it.
One more Kanye design note: he has linked up with Peter Saville, graphic designer of the YSL logo and 80s album covers for New Order and Joy Division to name a few, for his visual identity. Saville tells DeZeen of the open-ended collab, "We're looking at ways of writing 'Kanye West'. What does 'Kanye' and 'Kanye West' look like written down?" I'm looking forward to the final product.