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modern design hotel in Berlin, Germany

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 four rooms. Inspired by Jules Vernes’ science fiction novel, Propeller Island, Storschen’s guestrooms-cum art installations, like Symbols (A room filled with 300 symbols) became an extension of his career as an artist. Soon after, the rooms became popular and Storschen began toying with the idea of expanding Propeller Island into a proper hotel. When the pension hotel in his building became available, Storschen bought it and spent the next five years expanding. Now, with three floors and 27 rooms, Propeller Island is part art gallery and part hotel. It’s impractical and slightly gimmicky, but I love Storschen’s madcap approach and imaginative décor. Click through the slideshow to view my favorite rooms.
April 14, 2012
hide and seek compartment furniture

Hide & Seek

April 13, 2012
Safe Haven Library in Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand

Design-Build Time-Lapse

TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad in 2007, has made it their work and passion to build locally inspired, cleverly designed structures for communities in need around the world, from Bangkok to Sumatra to the Thailand-Burma border. To learn more about their mission, philosophy, and projects, see the full story in our May 2012 issue here.
April 13, 2012
Soe Ker Tie houses in Thailand-Burma

Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue

Two young Norwegians take a hands-on approach to do-good design with projects in remote Thailand, Bangkok, Sumatra, and beyond.
April 13, 2012
Bryant lamp by Schoolhouse Electric

Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their retail showroom and online. Here are some of my favorite finds. Most of them are made in America, most are somewhat affordable, and all will add a stylish accent to your living space. Now's a great time to check out the site and pick up some treats for yourself or as gifts; they're offering 30% off on selected items as part of their "spring cleaning" sale.
April 10, 2012
cedar and larch Japanese house with garden

Back to Nature

A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.
April 4, 2012
modern urban commute cycling products

Bike Brigade

We’ve long known about the environmental and health benefits of biking, but the demands of savvy urban cyclists aren’t the same as those of weekend warriors. Designers are wising up and creating bikes and accessories that suit the modern lifestyle. We take a spin through high-design racks, accessories, performance apparel, and everything in between.
April 2, 2012
modern urban commute cycling products

Bike Brigade: Roadster

April 2, 2012
modern urban commute cycling products

Bike Brigade: Sport

April 2, 2012
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