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Nature’s kiss from Basium

Making no distinction between what one puts in or on the body, Constanze Saemann’s organic, vegan, and cruelty-free brand of skincare and natural perfumery Basium is gaining a steady following, including us. We had a brief chat with her on sustaining her path to sustainability.

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The Design Diaries — Studio Minarc

Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson’s award-winning studio derives inspiration from the unassuming, almost austere beauty and otherworldly natural features of their native Iceland—the land of fire and ice.

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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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Essentials of the Promadic Traveler

From tech devices to apparel, luggage to accessories, these sustainable, future-forward items are tailor-made for this emerging demographic of travelers.

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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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Between the sheets with Archivist

What do you do with 200 kilos of luxury hotel bed linen? Upcyle to create timeless, well-constructed shirts, of course. An interview with co-founder Johannes Offerhaus.

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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 room of their own: artists in residence

Since the 1900s, artist-in-residency programs have provided space to creative thinkers seeking solitude and inspiration. In Germany, the artists’ colony at Worpswede, a small village near Bremen, was founded in 1889 by creatives such as Heinrich Vogeler and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others.

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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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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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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.