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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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Roman Holiday

Situated on the “street of the blacksmiths” in Rome’s Renaissance-era Regola district, Chapter Roma evokes the past, present, and future of the neighborhood.

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Midcentury modern reigns around the globe

Today midcentury modern has become a buzzword in the design world, taking over magazines (think Wallpaper and Dwell), contemporary restaurants, and even talk shows where there’s a good chance the chairs featured are by Eames, Bertoia, or Saarinen.

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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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Nine of the coziest lounges

Minimalist spaces with jaw-dropping views of nature outside compete with sultry hideaways made cozy with leather couches, mood lighting, and roaring fireplaces to vie for the position of the nine best lounges from our collection of handpicked hotels around the globe.

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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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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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The Design Diaries — Judith Van Mourik

A fashion graduate who worked as contributing editor for different Dutch magazines, before studying spatial design, Judith Van Mourik is comfortable wearing many different hats—stylish ones of course.

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A Chef’s Culinary Chronicles — Interview with Rafael Cagali and Paulo Airaudo

Two South American chefs are currently taking London by storm—serving Latin American-inspired dishes with an Italian heart—at the Michelin star Da Terra restaurant in Town Hall Hotel & Apartments.

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Sunyata’s rare lyrical library in the Snow Mountain

“Snow Mountain Songlets” is a collection of poems by Hua Ma who lived in Meili.

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The Design Diaries — Stamos Hondrodimos

In the simplicity of Interior Design Laboratorium’s projects, one can always sense a quiet luxury emanating from the flawless functional design and the excellent quality of materials.

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Inside August, Antwerp’s new landmark hotel

The Flemish city of Antwerp is, quite simply, beautiful. From the point of view of an architecture fan, it has that rare combination of ingredients: centuries of trade wealth translated into bricks, mortar, heritage, and culture.

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Georgia’s first indoor vertical farm

Meet Tusya Gharibashvili, a young and innovative entrepreneur, who developed the first urban vertical farming project in Georgia.

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A Bauhaus-lover’s dream

Who can resist this 100-year-old movement’s simple utilitarian design? In Shoreditch, Sir Terence Conran was no different.