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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.

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Ancient rituals to practice now

“Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients,” Hippocrates wisely said—and we couldn’t agree with him more. Ancient wellness practices such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine advocate a holistic view on wellness, connecting the body with the mind and working with local plants and herbs to take you to a new dimension of health.

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What the Promadic Traveler wants

Driven by local concerns about overtourism, Promads will embrace conscious tourism, increasingly seeking culture-driven community venues, as well as destinations that promote long-term, sustainable solutions to the rapid rise in tourism.

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Introducing the Promadic Traveler

By the end of the coming decade, a fresh, self-actualizing impulse will drive a new generation of travelers. Together with world-leading foresight consultancy The Future Laboratory, Design Hotels embarked on a year-long study to better understand this emerging mindset.

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Meet the women shaping the creative industry

Our 2020 lineup of inspiring and visionary women from our community’s creative pool are not only breaking down barriers and forging new paths but some are reshaping the very nature of the worlds they work in.

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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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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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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.