Breaking the boundaries of simple architecture, Hoon Moon, Korean architect gave birth to Rock It Suda, a guesthouse with six bedrooms, each characterized by a specific theme: From Barbie to Ferrari, from Spain to the caves to finish with traditional Korean style. The six different ways to capture the landscape inspired Moon, who decided to give birth to the Same Spatial Concentration of Expansion and Compression reasoning on issues completely dissociated from the context such as Spain, Barbie, Stealth, Ferrari, Caves and Traditional Korean Style.
The hotel is located on the outskirts of Jeongseon in South Korea, on the banks of a river and has magnificent views over the mountains surrounding it.
Café Vue is the latest addition to Shannon Bennett’s Vue brand which serves café style French food. The interior by architect Elenberg Fraser draws on the life of Marie Antoinette at the Palace of Versailles; creating a contemporary French café in central Melbourne.
Appropriately oriented and situated in the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue, Lords South Beach is the first gay hotel brand to open in the US and the vanguard for the modern gay boutique hotel. Sexy, chic, affordable, and fun, it raises the bar for what the discerning gay traveler can expect from a hotel. With 54 rooms, three plunge pools and a variety of exciting hotel venues.
Cubic Boutique Hotel by Sergey Makhno & Vasiliy Butenko is rather gorgeous and not boring at all. Its lighting may well be compared to an object of art. The boutique hotel is snuggled into a green hillside, and extends out to the sands of the Dead Sea. On one side, a gorse-covered mountain closely approaches the hotel, on the other side it stands near the coastline of the Black sea. Read More…
Electrolux has opened the doors of the Cube designed by Park Associati, a unique restaurant with a very exclusive view.
Crowning the beautiful, 30-hectare Parc du Cinquantenaire, the Arc de Triomphe is the perfect home for The Cube in Brussels. Erected in 1905, the intricately carved arch commemorates the 50th anniversary of Belgian independence in 1880.
The Cube’s location atop the arch will offer diners once-in-a-lifetime views over the park and the Brussels skyline beyond.
The Kawamura Ganjavian’s Twist&Brush is a toothbrush which has its own supply of toothpaste. This toothbrush concept is pretty smart, you just twist the bottom to move the toothpaste up from the reservoir to the bristles. Read More…
Located in the beautiful setting of Imerovigli in the northwest of the island, high above the Caldera, the Grace Santorini is the perfect vantage point from which to view the famed Santorini sunsets that envelop the Aegean Sea, and the Cyclades Islands.
This graceful boutique property with its individually styled suites and rooms, appeals to those seeking a relaxing and romantic escape.
The hotel has two beautiful swimming pools including a new infinity pool offering uninterrupted views.
There are 20 rooms total at the Santorini Grace and all face the same direction for optimal views. Some have private plunge pools, some are honeymoon suites with his and hers sinks in the bathroom. The hotel is sprawled out over several different levels playing on the “cave” aesthetic.
While there are nooks and alcoves for privacy, there is a general communal vibe amongst everyone lounging by the pool, or the bars, or in the restaurant. Only recently opened in 2009, The Santorini Grace has already been given many accolades and awards: Shortlisted in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2011, Included in Tatler Travel Guide’s 101 Best Hotels in the World, 2011, Shortlisted for The European Hotel Design Awards, 2010, Selected for Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List of the World’s Best New Hotels, 2009, and at the World Travel Awards, it won Greece’s Leading Boutique of 2009.
Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in the Lang’ata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Together with its related Giraffe Centre, serves as a home to several endangered Rothschild giraffes, as well as operating a breeding program which reintroduces breeding pairs back into the wild.The Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest just outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It is home to giraffe and many species of birds, large families of warthogs and the elusive Bush Buck.
The Giraffe Manor offers five double bedrooms, immaculately furnished in the style of their day, with large four-poster beds, antique furnishings and striking art deco bathrooms. Each of the six luxury rooms offer en suite facilities, and sumptuous surroundings. Guests enjoy evening cocktails in front of the fireplace before a delicious gourmet dinner.
Claesson Koivisto Rune has recently designed the interior of the Nobis Hotel located in two historic late 19th-century buildings on Norrmalmstorg square in the heart of downtown Stockholm, Sweden. Designed with a holistic attitude, together with a certain amount of eccentricity, Nobis Hotel is a contemporary 5-star hotel.
The extravagant Gold Bar, the French-inspired 24/7 bistro, the generous lounge, the Italian trattoria Caina on the floor below, the relax area clad entirely in marble and the conference section with its original wooden paneling preserved have each been given a distinctly different character. Despite this, each space flows into the next so that the spatial context is strong.
The colour scheme and lighting design is also warm and subdued throughout. We call it Scandinavian dark blond. Another recurring theme is subtle patterns, in many cases derived from our own abstracted architectural drawings. Like the corridor carpeting and the wallpaper in the conference section. Read More…
The Whitepod Resort is a village of 15 igloos where comfort and nature joins together in the Swiss Alps at 1700 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Dents-du-Midi (“The Teeth of Mid-day”).
With the use of the pods (dome shaped tents), pitched on wooden platforms, Whitepod offers low impact accommodation in an untouched and pristine alpine environment. Isolated from all urban pollution, the mountain region lends itself beautifully to such an eco-tourism development. After a night in a “pod” geodesic igloo snow so the cozy interior (with king-size bed), you can enjoy massages, sauna and winter sport activities like snowshoeing rides or dogsled. Member of « The Luxury Camps & Lodges of the World » and rewarded with the World Prize for Sustainable Tourism in 2005, the Whitepod Resort aims to be a model for sustainable tourism by using a number of measures to limit its impact on nature.
Designed by Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor (JSA), the Juvet Landscape Hotel is located in the heart of a picturesque forest, on the banks of the river Valdolla, in Norway. Each room is a detached small independent house with one, or sometimes two of the walls constructed in glass. The landscape in which these rooms are placed is by most people considered spectacularly beautiful and varied and the topography allows a layout where no room looks at another. In this way every room gets its own surprising view of a dramatic piece of landscape, always changing with the weather and the time of the day and the season.
The luxury and ecology ‘Alila Villas Uluwatu’ in Bali is a sustainable resort on the southern coast. Singapore-based architects Woha created the Balinese-inspired villas with open-air structures. Guests can adjust the flow of winds and breezes by sliding glass doors. Airy wooden cabanas and relaxation pavilions spray out over the Indian Ocean and look alike cubic Bauhaus nests.
This year, Valley Music Travel is offering Safari Tent On-Site Lodging: a two-person Shikar style tent fully furnished with one queen size bed, linens, tables, shag rugs, pillows, chairs, air conditioning, electrical outlets, and more. Sounds cushy, right? Well, it’ll cost you . . . $5,000 to be exact, and $1,000 for each additional person. The package includes two three-day all-access and VIP festival passes, so there’s that!
Coachella Safari Tent Lodging
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The Spiderpodium keeps your gadget secure and your hands free so you can be productive like a son-of-a-gun. Its eight segmented arms can be bent in countless positions, and there’s even a porthole for cable access.
These Spiderpodiums are extremely lightweight and are compact enough to slip into your pocket. It’s compatible with most compact hand held devices. That includes things like normal cellphones, smart phones, gaming systems, MP3 players, camcorders and even portable projectors.
Travellers will love this outstanding idea. The Moving Mini House by Stephanie Bellanger is a 252° living area that fans out of its trailer. It offers a bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen and an office. One person is enough to pull the area out of to its external shelf. The support feet will spread automatically as the floor is opened.
Singita Lebombo Lodge is situated in the Nwanetsi Concession Area in the Kruger National Park. Singita Lebombo rests lightly among the ancient boulders of the Lebombo Mountains overlooking the African plain where 2 rivers meet.
It is a place where guests will be able to experience the real Africa, majestic, unfiltered and unadorned.
From the sweeping wooden decks, you can watch the theatre that unfolds before you, while the lap pool beckons to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The fifteen suites feature contemporary finishes with beds dressed with Egyptian cotton and silky-soft throws.