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Jens Von Gierke & Michael Barry

With the shrewdness of a New York real estate guy and the cool collectedness of a Californian, this duo crafted a unique hospitality concept that immerses guests in the West Coast way of life.

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Four Floral-Forward Hotels

As divisive as fashion, floral arrangement preferences tend to put people in starkly different camps: purists, like Tom Ford, who prefer one type of flower and color; hippies, who love wildflowers; classicists, of course, and more.

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The Design Diaries — Nini Andrade Silva

If you, like us, have walked into a hotel and immediately fallen in love with the interiors, music, food, or what not, and wondered about the person behind said amazing thing, then this series is for you.

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Destinations

Stylist Mary Fellowes’ Shopping Guide To London

When it comes to jet setting, stylist Mary Fellowes knows a thing or two about life on the go.

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Ariana Vafadari

Further meets Persian-French opera singer Ariana Vafadari, who takes enigmatic Zoroastrian prayers from 3700 BC and transforms them into haunting operatic pieces that speak to 21st-century festival goers.

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This Is Temporary

French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani is pioneering a new direction in temporary architecture, employing cutting-edge digital technology and radical new perspectives on shared space.

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Sufi Futurism

Further speaks to the spikey-haired Turkish luminary, whose singular sonic output melds ancient mysticism and musical traditions with contemporary electronic sounds.

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The Eternal Festival

How does a tiny Greek island of ruins explain the thriving festival landscape of today? To understand the present, you have to go back to the beginning.

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Design

The Prison Collection by Kit Kemp

Another thought-provoking extract from Design Thread, Kit Kemp’s third colorful and wholly inspiring book.

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Kalia & Antonis Eliopoulos

A series of serendipitous events led Kalia and Antonis Eliopoulos to hospitality, armed with a natural talent for piecing together a compelling narrative.

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Yoshitaka Nojiri

Surfer, family man, academic, and fearless businessman Yoshitaka Nojiri is making his mark as a Design Hotels Original on the Tokyo hospitality scene.

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Sami Lamaa

By crafting authentic experiences from emotional memories, this hospitality visionary has created a rare, sky-high wonder.

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Destinations

Seven Frame-Worthy Windows

We give you nine reasons to take the stairs and get fit, starting with the grand staircase at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London that’s made even more impressive thanks to a five-meter-tall glass window behind letting in lots of natural light.

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Mouche Van Hool

How does one take a city forward while also preserving its history and its culture? Just ask Mouche Van Hool, a new hospitality force helping to regenerate a storied corner of Antwerp.