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Destinations

Berlin’s South African Connection

Co-creator of the Berlin-based label Rise, Floyd Lavine is playing his part in providing a platform for African-inspired artists as well as contributing with his own lauded output of Afro-rooted deep house.

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Originals

Isabel Costa & João Tomás

Despite being relatively new to the village of Manteigas, Isabel Costa and João Tomás are both already making their mark with their passion for artisanship, their appreciation of their homeland, and their outlook on the future.

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Destinations

Crete Reimagined Through a Sustainable Lens

Crete’s an island of superlatives. The largest Greek island is rich in both ancient history—going back to the Minoan civilization 4,000 years ago—and flora, a botanical Eden thanks to its setting between Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Destinations

Japanese and Swedish Aesthetics Meet in Tokyo

Built in 1923 as a branch of the First National Bank of Japan by the renowned Swedish architecture and design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune, K5 will straddle the East meets West divide when it opens its doors in Tokyo come February.

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Food

A Chef’s Culinary Chronicles — Interview With Richard McLellan

The story of Wilder restaurant and bar by chef Richard McLellan is one of serendipity.

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Destinations

Where to Go in 2020

As we look to the start of a new decade, we’ve recalibrated the reasons why we travel, where we travel, and how we travel.

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Food

A Food Writer’s Guide to Lisbon’s Backstreets

Dining in Lisbon is extraordinary. It’s also, at times, daunting and overwhelming.

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Design

Five of the World’s Most Phenomenal Art Hotels

Whether you’re having breakfast surrounded by a Keith Haring mural in Pablo Escobar’s former mansion, or waking up in Cologne surrounded by Le Corbusiers, expect the unexpected at these five extraordinary properties created by art collectors.

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Architecture

Beyond Bilbao: Build It and They Will Come?

Think of Bilbao today. One of the first things that springs to mind is undoubtedly the Guggenheim Museum, but before Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad edifice graced the banks of the Nervion River in the late 1990s, the city’s shipbuilding industry was running aground and dry-docking the economy in the process.

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Originals

The Many Faces of Our Originals

Over the years, we’ve learned that our Originals are individuals who push the very boundaries of hospitality. And they don’t fit neatly into any one category—just like their hotels.

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Design

Your Essential Travel Gift Guide

This article featured in our Directions magazine 2019 edition and we thought it timely to publish it now to help with some shopping inspiration. Below is a list of travel essentials by Berlin’s sartorial guru to the city’s fashion-forward creative set, Andreas Murkudis.

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Architecture

The Design Diaries — Peter Pichler

Peter Pichler is perhaps best known for his sustainable treehouses in the forest of the Italian Dolomites and their signature sharply pitched roofs.

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Architecture

Eight Striking Staircases That are a Step Above

We give you eight 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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Further

Gerardo Ruiz-Musi

Textile designer Gerardo Ruiz-Musi explores technology, the self, and the concept of truth with his exhibition at Further Marfa.