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A modern take on modernism

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

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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.

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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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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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Rami Zeidan

Once a perennial outsider, he found a home in new experiences, cultures, and people. And then he opened his doors to the world.

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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.

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The making of Hôtel Les Roches Rouges

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.

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Swedish Bauhaus

Modern Scandinavian design has its roots in traditional crafts, but it owes much to the functionalism of the first half of the 20th century.

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The Design Diaries — Mårten Claesson

Some things are just meant to be. Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune started an architecture and design firm while still in college and two decades down the road, they haven’t looked back.

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Christa van Camp & Colin Finnegan

Despite their grand visions, Christa van Camp of the Carlton Hotel Collection and Colin Finnegan of design firm FG Stijl managed to see what was right under Edinburgh’s nose—a raw space filled with hidden beauty.

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Lisbon’s new breed of hotel

When it opens its doors in late spring this year, Hotel Hotel aims to answer the question of what is missing on the Lisbon hospitality scene.

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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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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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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.