Search for hotels, destinations, articles
Design Hotels
Menu

Culture

DH Japan Bullet Train 00 Header

Destinations

Wabi-sabi: an imperfect guide to Japan

As we assess all that we’ve taken for granted this year, we found that travel is high on that list. We are dreaming about traveling through Japan but find that it’s also become important to ask how and why. Inspired by the unique Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, we decided to peer into this captivating land through this special lens.

The Design Hotels Book 2020

View Store

DH Book 2020 Shop Teaser
A Modern Take Thumb 02

Architecture

A modern take on modernism

Close your eyes for a moment; conjure an image of Greece—Athens to be precise.

Mag Artists In Residence Header X2

Design

A room of their own: artists in residence

Since the 1900s, artist-in-residency programs have provided space to creative thinkers seeking solitude and inspiration. In Germany, the artists’ colony at Worpswede, a small village near Bremen, was founded in 1889 by creatives such as Heinrich Vogeler and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others.

Mag Book2020 Vora Santorini 02 X2

Destinations

Santorini’s volcanic personality

Sun-bleached, low-set houses frame intriguing narrow streets before opening onto breathtaking views that often open—quite suddenly—onto crystal-clear waters…. This is the unique destination of Santorini (officially known as Thera)—an island that today enchants those in search of both adventurous and minimalist living alike.

DH Community Blog Aurea Sp 00

Architecture

Tropical modernism on the Emerald Coast

The new Aurea resort located in the Hacienda Iguana community in Tolas, Riva, Nicaragua is a lesson in how to minimize environmental impact and maximize connection with nature and the local way of life.

5

Further

Borderlands

On a windswept stretch of Texas desert re-envisioned as a minimalist art mecca, Further Marfa set out on an exploration of borderlands: between art and commerce, city and country, Mexico and red-state USA, somewhere and nowhere.

DH Destination Switzerland 00 (1)

Destinations

Rewind to Switzerland

It’s not your fault that you’re naturally curious. Curiosity is a characteristic that distinguishes us as a species from other animals, a tendency from childhood not just to poke and prod our surroundings but to also ask “why” as we search for knowledge.

001 Header Paola Navone Portrait

Design

The Design Diaries — Paola Navone

In her 40-plus years of work, Paola Navone has created a vast body of work that seeks to upgrade everyday objects, often with a side of whimsy.

005 L Ovella Negra Prisca Llagostera Mood Quote

Originals

Prisca Llagostera

This bold trailblazer possesses a visionary’s heart, an artist’s temperament, a hotelier’s warmth, and not an ounce of fear.

9