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  1. Cycle China: Week 4
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 4

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid
    09.29.11

  2. London Design Festival: Day 3
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    London Design Festival: Day 3

    My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  3. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1
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    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1

    The Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, is design-heaven on Earth. Since the 1950s, it has been home to Vitra's furniture production (the company headquarters are located across the border in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.11

  4. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2
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    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2

    Vitra's Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, campus boasts not only the production facilities of the famous furniture manufacturer but also numerous iconic buildings by world-renowned architects. In Touring...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.04.11

  5. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1
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    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1

    At the end of September, I hopped across the pond to visit Basel, Switzerland, and the nearby Laufen bathrooms factory and showroom. Basel is bisected by the Rhine and sits just south of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.11

  6. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2
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    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2

    Last month I traveled to Basel, Switzerland, a European city first founded during the Roman Empire and still boasting beautiful buildings constructed more than 1,000 years agos. In Touring Basel,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.12.11

  7. LEGO Greenhouse in London
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    LEGO Greenhouse in London

    By now its bricks have been pulled apart, its sunflowers taken from Covent Garden's North Piazza, but from September 15 to 25, the Lego Greenhouse designed by Sebastian Bergne was one of the hits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.11

  8. Cycle China: Week 5
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 5

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.05.11

  9. Villa Zevaco
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    Villa Zevaco

    On my last morning in Casablanca I had the good luck, and lots of local recommendations, to swing past Chez Paul for breakfast. Considering the strong influence of French cuisine on Morocco's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    03.21.12

  10. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
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    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  11. Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu
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    Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu

    I was in Honolulu, Hawaii, last week to talk at a green design conference, and in my two quick days there I was able to see a few of the sights. Though I managed to eat at some trendy, and rather...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  12. Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan
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    Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan

    For the second year running, Milan’s Zona Tortona feels more like Zona Tortura, a nightclub dotted with big brand showrooms, than the former creative epicenter of the Salone furniture fair...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.20.12

  13. Sleeping In: The World’s Slowest Hotel
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    Sleeping In: The World’s Slowest Hotel

    Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth. It was first an emigrant hotel for moneyed travelers before they set sail for the Americas ...

    written by: K. Emily Bond
    06.25.12

  14. 10 Modern Hotels Across the USA
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    10 Modern Hotels Across the USA

    From the high-drama NoMad in New York City to a revived mid-century gem in Desert Hot Springs, California, we've pulled together a selection of our favorite American hotels featuring modern...

    written by: Sara Ost
    09.27.12

  15. Friday Finds 09.28.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 09.28.12

    Our favorite finds from the week include a Droog-designed hotel, a new use for pay phone booths, a spoof on Instagram photographers, and more.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.28.12

  16. European Vacation
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    European Vacation

    We've been all over the world in our search for the best architecture and design, and we've reported on scores of fantastic cities along the way. From uncovering the surprising modern design in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.13

  17. Cathedral Without Walls
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    Cathedral Without Walls

    Walking down the narrow cobbled lanes of Seville, Spain, I keenly anticipate vibrant Moorish tile, rows of orange trees, and more than 1,200 years' worth of various architectural styles.

    written by: Pamela Peterson
    03.18.13

  18. Destination of the Week: São Paulo
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    Destination of the Week: São Paulo

    To call São Paulo—the largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world—overwhelming is an understatement. To help you navigate this teeming megalopolis, we've pulled together some...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.05.13

  19. Reykjavik’s New Design District
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    Reykjavik’s New Design District

    What do creatives see in abandoned docks and old fishing sheds? Opportunity. Now the City of Reykjavik is working with local designers to makeover its old fishing harbor into Iceland’s first design...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.08.13

  20. Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel
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    Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel

    April 15th marks the final day of the 2013 YIA Little Art Fair (for Young International Artists), hosted by Raffles Paris and featuring a selection of contemporary painters and sculptors from...

    written by: Adam H. Graham
    04.15.13

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