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The Design Diaries — Max von Werz

Born in Montreal, raised in New York and Munich, trained in London, and based in Mexico City, Max von Werz—the architect behind Mexico’s Baja Club—is a student of the world.

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Palma’s New Brand of Scandinavian Cool

Opening this June, Concepció by Nobis brings together the Scandinavian cool of Swedish architecture firm Wingårdhs with the warm Mediterranean feel of local artisanship in Palma de Mallorca.

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The Technicolor Corners of Barragán’s Mexico City

We take you on an architectural pilgrimage of five of Luis Barragán’s most iconic works in Mexico City. One of the most famous architects of the 20th century, his projects were underlined by bold colors, a local vernacular expressed in a universal language, wild gardens of Eden, and emotive architecture through the play of light and shadow.

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Once in a Lifetime in Wicker Park

A walk through Chicago's storied Wicker Park neighborhood, also home to The Robey.

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The Design Diaries — Marcio Kogan

Considered one of the most important contemporary architects of Brazil, former filmmaker Marcio Kogan directs his architectural projects with a cinematic sense of light, play, and drama. Read his interview on his latest hospitality project, Patina Maldives, and more.

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The Design Diaries — Cristina Jorge de Carvalho

The award-winning Lisbon-based interior designer and architect mixes both vintage and contemporary objects to create interiors that hit that oh-so-satisfying sweet spot between luxury and timelessness.

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Cape Town’s Masterclass in Creative Collaboration

While most might be able to find the second most populous city in South Africa on a map, it is also home to delights that can be a little less obvious to those not in the know.

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Wabi-Sabi: An Imperfect Guide to Japan

As we assess all that we’ve taken for granted this year, we found that travel is high on that list. We are dreaming about traveling through Japan but find that it’s also become important to ask how and why. Inspired by the unique Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, we decided to peer into this captivating land through this special lens.

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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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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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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.