The Andy Warhol of architecture, artist/architect Allan Wexler once asked, “Can a painting of a chair also have the function of a chair? Can I sit on my painting?” He was addressing the age-old dilemma of whether art is imitating life or vice versa.
What does the modern Mexican architectural lexicon look like? Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha have built 12 different interpretations of it across Mexico, each with a distinctly local angle.
Once a perennial outsider, he found a home in new experiences, cultures, and people. And then he opened his doors to the world.
Since opening a decade ago, Pamela Echeverría’s Labor gallery has made waves in the booming Mexico City art world and beyond by highlighting provocative, research-based work that engages with current events.
Further speaks to design collective La Metropolitana about their first work of art, an installation that uses wood to evoke the devastation of Mexico’s ongoing drug wars.
In his latest meditation on memory, beauty, and the passage of time, the influential mixed-media artist transforms illuminated Christmas tree toppers into magical vehicles of light, meaning, and ritual.
Further sat down with Rory Spowers and Peachy Keane of Ibiza’s pioneering Amorevore festival to talk about the state of the food industry, the future of agriculture, and the surprising, far-reaching consequences of how we eat.
A group of trailblazing farmers, chefs, writers, and entrepreneurs gather at a reactivated Ibiza farmstead for a two-day exploration of contemporary agriculture, the slow food movement, and how people across the globe are rethinking their relationship to food.
Looking at projects by K-Studio, one can’t help but be amazed by the energy of the light-filled spaces they design. Founded by Dimitris and Konstantinos Karampatakis, the studio creates this kinetic vigour by celebrating the history of the spaces, the architectural traditions of the location, and with a profound understanding of how light plays out in rooms.
Every great hotel is experienced as a totality, an immersive environment that functions seamlessly, organically—a unified vision. Yet a hotel is also a collaboration, honed by many hands and diverse sensibilities. It’s an ever-shifting, living thing, born from an idea and a place in time.
What gives you a feeling of belonging? At a time when we need a strong sense of togetherness to get us through this unprecedented period, we decided to look to our hotels and the Originals behind them to get inspired by the ways in which they support and are a part of their local circles. More than just brick-and-mortar spaces, these hotels are an intrinsic part of their social environment and act as beacons for the way forward.
Born and raised in Crete, Lefteris Iliadis found his calling as a chef at an early age—a passion that took him into the kitchens of acclaimed Greek and international hotels until it pulled him back home.
Modern Scandinavian design has its roots in traditional crafts, but it owes much to the functionalism of the first half of the 20th century.
Becoming a hotelier was always in the stars for this peripatetic German. She just had to look up and read the meaning of her life’s constellation.