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Daily Archives: February 13, 2013

Sleeping Around, the Traveling Pop-Up Hotel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Sleeping Around, the Traveling Pop-Up Hotel

Shipping containers have become a modern, sustainable design concept, and “pop-up” retailers are all the rage. Combine them, and what do you get?  Sleeping Around, a unique pop-up, shipping container hotel. Here, the term “pop-up” goes beyond the notion of merely making an unexpected appearance. It denotes exclusivity, flexibility and innovation: a — Continue reading

Show Stopper

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Show Stopper

It was, of course, an inevitability that the (recently opened) Republic of Fritz Hansen showroom in Milan would drive the design cognoscenti into a hyperventilating frenzy. Any collaboration between the venerable Danish furniture maker and Milan-based design powerhouses Spotti and Studio Peppe was destined, it would seem, to be hailed as a — Continue reading

Waves of Love

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Waves of Love

Is it possible to trademark a shape? If it is, then put the Aalto Vase by the Finnish glass factory Iittala at the front of the line. To have conceived a form so distinctive that it needs no description but its creator’s name is an enviable accomplishment by any designer. And to — Continue reading

Somewhere Inside the Rainbow

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Somewhere Inside the Rainbow

“I have created a space where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum,” says the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson of his permanent  rooftop installation at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Århus, Denmark. And that’s a pretty good description of Your — Continue reading