The Travel Issue: Creative Spaces Around the World

The Travel Issue: Creative Spaces Around the World
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Vacation Vibes: New Houses in Bali, Brazil, the Catskills, and Beyond
Here to Stay: Bring Hotel-Worthy Design Home

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Editor’s Letter: Seeking Inspiration
Editor’s Letter: Seeking Inspiration
Our annual travel issue celebrates spaces for creativity and the lengths we go to find them—from Bali to Brazil and beyond.
By William Hanley - 10 days ago
A Brief History of Home Swapping
The phenomenon of temporarily trading houses with a stranger has come a long way since the early days of “vacation exchange clubs” and printed catalogs.
Around the World in Seven Beds: How to Bring Hotel-Worthy Design Home
The designers behind some of our favorite new small hotels share decor ideas to help you channel their deftly constructed vibes.
The Under-the-Radar Craftsman Behind a Very Iconic Masterpiece
John Vugrin has spent a lifetime working, mostly on just one project: Joshua Tree’s Kellogg Doolittle House.
Before & After: This Canary Islands Home Was a Crumbling Ruin, but She Rebuilt It Piece by Piece
Patricia Betancort Ramos uses local materials and traditional processes to revive an ancient stone structure on Lanzarote.
Construction Diary: At Sea Ranch, a Couple Build a “Forever Moving” Home Made to Change With Them
Four equal-size rooms open one onto the next via large barn doors, encouraging continuous motion throughout its modest footprint.
My House: A Creative Renovation Inspires Two Musicians to Put Down Roots on the Rhode Island Coast
They turned their home into a rental and converted the garage out back into their two-bed family flat and recording studio. Now they want to share it with friends.
A Pink Pool in the Sky Buoys a Surprising Bali Home
A “when in doubt, do the opposite” philosophy guided the design of the tropical retreat.
A Nashville Designer Accidentally Built a Wellness Compound
Bob Butler bought land in Fairview, Tennessee, to use as a playground for his architectural ideas. He ended up with a serene retreat—including a new house for himself.
In São Paulo, an Architect’s Geometric Family Home Fits Together Like a Puzzle
The angular, eclectic house trades conventional boundaries for varying ceiling heights, walls of glass, and strategically placed cutouts.
Budget Breakdown: This $225K Catskills Rental Hides a Pink Wonderland Inside
The customized prefab has a plush interior behind an unassuming facade.
In Joshua Tree, an Artist’s Home and Studio Soaks Up Endless Desert Views
Painter Heather Day and creative director Chase McBride set down permanent roots in a serene home that opens to the landscape.
An Aromatic Desert Plant Reminds Architect Lindsey Wikstrom of Home—Wherever She Makes It
A potted creosote plant she brought back from Arizona brings the smell of the desert into her New York apartment.