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Berlin’s South African Connection

Co-creator of the Berlin-based label Rise, Floyd Lavine is playing his part in providing a platform for African-inspired artists as well as contributing with his own lauded output of Afro-rooted deep house.

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Crete Reimagined Through a Sustainable Lens

Crete’s an island of superlatives. The largest Greek island is rich in both ancient history—going back to the Minoan civilization 4,000 years ago—and flora, a botanical Eden thanks to its setting between Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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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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Where to Go in 2020

As we look to the start of a new decade, we’ve recalibrated the reasons why we travel, where we travel, and how we travel.

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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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Eight Striking Staircases That are a Step Above

We give you eight reasons to take the stairs and get fit, starting with the grand staircase at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London that’s made even more impressive thanks to a five-meter-tall glass window behind letting in lots of natural light.

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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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Live Like a New York Food Goddess

Our old friend Elettra Wiedemann bursts in breathlessly, pulling the scarf from her swan-like neck and throwing it to the side.

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Five Stunning Historical Conversions

In the ruins of all that was before lies reason. And so, in order to understand the present, we need to look to the past.

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A Journey Into Rural China — Part Three

After two days in Fujian, we flew from Xiamen to Yangzhou, a city in China’s Jiangsu province that straddles the Grand Canal north of the Yangtze River.

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A Journey Into Rural China — Part Two

In any case, by the time we said goodbye to Mr. Wang and boarded a plane due southeast, I was ready for the country. A couple of hours later we landed in Xiamen, a city of some 4 million people in southeastern Fujian.

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A Journey Into Rural China — Part One

On my first morning in Fujian, I woke up at dawn to the sound of rushing water. Rising from bed, I slid open one of the old wooden windows of my room, which was situated within a 180-year-old mountain dwelling in southeastern China.

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What California’s Coast Sounds Like

If you find yourself at Timber Cove Resort on California’s ruggedly cinematic coast, chances are you’ll hear music that you’ll strain to remember the lyrics of, and which band sung it.

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Mindful Minimalism in California

How do you take a concept like Rudolf Steiner’s 12 senses that revolutionized the education field and put it into practice in a hotel?