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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prisca Llagostera

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

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Leave no trace – part 2

What does it take to travel sustainably? In a prescient move to the future of travel, Ben Crair sets off by rail, bus, and electric bike on a journey through the Swiss and Italian Alps with one clear goal in mind: produce as little waste as possible.

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Leave no trace – part 1

I woke as the train pulled into the station. Chur is a charming little city nestled between mountains, but I was there only to catch a bus and drive another hour to the ski town of Laax.

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Tucson’s new artistic and culinary heart

It seems apt that the ancient bed of culture in Tucson is also where a new community-driven concept of hospitality is taking shape—The Tuxon Hotel, opening early July, is ideally located in West Downtown at the base of Sentinel Peak, also known as the iconic “A” Mountain.

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Kathrin and Christian Sersch

Perhaps the easiest way to understand the passion that Kathrin and Christian Sersch have for the stunning, history-rich piece of land that houses their jointly conceived Seezeitlodge is to simply close your eyes and listen.

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Nine art movements that dominated architecture

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.

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A contemporary take on the Mexican patio house

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.

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Pamela Echeverría

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.

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La Metropolitana

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.

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Carlos Betancourt

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.

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The Design Diaries – K-Studio

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.