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Posts Tagged: Travel

Fish in the Sky

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Fish in the Sky

Designer:  The Nothing Design Group Project:  Fish in the Sky  -  Installation – 2008 Location:  Amsterdam A school of transparent Dutch herring float along a pedestrian path by a river.  Tethered to thin posts, as if caught by a fishing rod, these plastic herring function as weather vanes.

Bike Dispenser

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Bike Dispenser

The Bikedispenser is described by its Dutch designers as a mobility solution.  Members purchase a card that is swiped through the machine, dispensing them a bicycle for up to 24 hours for about $3.75. Imagine if such the Bikedispenser, I mean mobility solution, was installed in every large city.  Bicycles — Continue reading

Ace is the place to see our face!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
Ace is the place to see our face!

Ace Hotel lobby, NYC Ace Hotel Lobby, NYC (facing the Breslin) photos and artwork by us We recently had the pleasure of staying at Ace Hotel NYC.  For anyone with an ability to imagine, the lobby invited a sense of fantasy, like a movie set, with dark paneled walls and — Continue reading

Short Stay Barcelona Style

Categories: Local + Travel
Short Stay Barcelona Style

Whotells and Muji have teamed up to design impeccable short stay apartments in Barcelona. These stunning refurbished apartments come in 1, 2, and 3-bedroom accommodations, and start at just 75 euro a night. Learn more and book today here.

Digital Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Digital Design

Designing with a computer- is it really that much different? When we get behind a keyboard and start drawing, the lines seem to go straighter-farther-faster and the methods and systems of proportion in design get pushed a little bit further. The designs have a particularly structured quality, whether it be a conceptual system, detail or method of construction.
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Dinner in the Sky

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Dinner in the Sky

  Impress them or scare them to death, or why not both?   Either way it is original.   Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 160 feet by a team of professionals.  Benji Fun, a partner in this event, is the worldwide leader for — Continue reading

The Verticle Village

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Sustainability
The Verticle Village

Graft Lab are the creators of this amazing spider like complex in Dubai known as the Vertical Village. A reseidential, hotel and entertainment development that harnesses the most powerful renewable energy source in the desert, the sun. This multi-use building and accompanying massive array of solar collectors was designed to — Continue reading

Crazy Bus Stops

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Crazy Bus Stops

After I seeing these pictures of outrageous bus stops, I find myself frown ingevery time I drive by one of the boring ones in my town. Here are some of my favorites, which I found thanks to Internet is Magic. I ddin’t even know fun bus stops existed! Now I — Continue reading

Aroma Lisa

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Aroma Lisa

Sydney’s historic Rocks district held it’s 12th annual Aroma Festival which features the smallest of roasters next to bigger coffee houses, all offering their roasts and blends to the public. This festival is popular amongst Syndeysider’s with it’s variety of stalls that feature coffee, tea, spices, chocolates and other sweet — Continue reading

Urban Cycle Round Up

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Urban Cycle Round Up

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.  ~Grant Petersen From simple to complex, a plethora of bewitching bikes are popping up these days, marketing themselves towards …well…everyone! Whether you prefer to sweep the streets in a Tron-bike look-alike or ride easy with "ninja-quality quietness", you — Continue reading

a stay at the ace.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
a stay at the ace.

Recently I had the opportunity to stay at the new Ace Hotel in New York city. The Ace opened in Spring 2009 and immediately generated a ton of buzz on the interwebs from design bloggers who were invited to preview its digs. Since then, the hotel has been featured in — Continue reading

american hotel stories.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
american hotel stories.

If you enjoy consuming Hollywood history, secrets, and insider details, then you'll love American Hotel Stories published by Assouline. The book trails some very famous and often elusive legends (Marilyn Monroe, Al Capone, Jack Kerouac) across the country during their stays in various American hotels — that are legendary in — Continue reading

If I ever make it to Rotterdam…

Categories: Local + Travel, Sustainability
If I ever make it to Rotterdam…

I will be sure to go to Studio Hergebruik, which features products made only out of recycled materials. Blankanvas had some great pictures:

The World’s Only Ligne Roset Concept Boutique…

Categories: Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
The World’s Only Ligne Roset Concept Boutique…

…has opened up right in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. It was created to be a gallery of Ligne Roset’s most forward-thinking pieces by the world’s up-and-coming and talented designers. Featuring bright colors and interesting shapes, it also ushers in a new era of Ligne Roset, one that reaches — Continue reading

Dream Hotel

Categories: Local + Travel
Dream Hotel

How amazing are these hotels? Described as “shabbism” – shabby chic meets minimalism — these hip and artsy hotels are located in Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, and NYC. The chain is called Ace Hotel, where each room is different, and you feel like you are staying in a really cool — Continue reading

vessel workplace dish set.

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
vessel workplace dish set.

 I try to pack my lunch most days, and inevitably I use plastic utensils that wind up getting thrown out. That's why I love Vessel's Workplace dish set — it's a great way to be environmentally friendly at work. Featuring a cup, plate, bowl, utensils, and a place mat, the — Continue reading

Modern Roots

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Roots

This one probably best fits under the category "did you know?" Do you recognize this chair? Design enthusiasts among us may. It's a replica of one created circa 440 B.C., Classical Period Greece and called the Klismos. This graceful, clean lined, wood side chair was the most influential furniture piece — Continue reading

Compassionate Modern? Supporting 3rd World Artisans

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Compassionate Modern? Supporting 3rd World Artisans

  You've heard the phrase doing well by doing good? How about doing well by good design? A couple of globally conscious entreprenuers launched Exotic World Gifts last year to bring the creations of remote villages to market, in turn providing the artisans a sustainable income. The clean lines of these bamboo, cinnamonwood and olivewood — Continue reading

Yacht O’Clock

Categories: Local + Travel
Yacht O’Clock

Before design gods and starchitects like Starck and Foster got into the mega yacht design scene, there was Wally. Or more specifically, the 118 WallyPower super yacht.  The result of a collaboration between Wally Yachts of Morocco and Lazzarini Pickering Architects of Rome, this stylish addition to the waterways is — Continue reading

Living in World’s Tallest Structure Burj Dubai

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Living in World’s Tallest Structure Burj Dubai

Bonne Annee! This is what I was screaming for a few hours new years eve on the streets of lower east side Manhattan. Which consequently lead to a sore throat that turned into a cold & the flu that is going around. I am sick.  :-( I won’t go into — Continue reading