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HOTEL MISSONI

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Hotel collaborations like DVF and Claridge or Muji and Whotell are increasingly becoming the choice canvas for fashion and interior design houses. Recently Missoni, the famed Italian label, opened their second <a href=“http://www.hotelmissoni.com/#/0/missoni_front_page” target=“target=”_blank">luxury hotel in Kuwait. It boasts bright colors, innovative architecture and impeccable attention to detail. For example, it’s reported that they used 10 million individual mosaic tiles to create the hotel’s signature stripes that run throughout the property. We have a few photos posted below. Click Read More for a closer look.

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JOHN WILDGOOSE

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Travel isn’t always glamorous. Travel can be hard. And at times it can be lonely – especially when leaving loved ones. But through it all there’s something about travel that makes you go back for more no matter what the experience – good or bad. That’s what we love about these photos by John Wildgoose. His images remind us of those lonely trips that had an unusual or even unexpected beauty.

As John describes the series, “Trying to capture the harrowing alienation of life flitting from one hotel room to the next, where states, countries, even continents begin to merge into one another. The desperate isolation, jetlag, weekends filled with untrammeled boredom, and weeks fueled by gruesome food and cable TV all combine to induce a miasma of psychotic abstraction. But I still drop everything if it means traveling somewhere.” Click Read More for more information and a closer look.

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MEXICO'S TUBE HOTEL

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Mexico’s Tube Hotel is the most unusual hotel we’ve seen in recent memory. Located just 30 minutes outside Mexico City, the unique accommodation designed by t3arc was built with deep consideration for its surroundings. Inspired by DasPark Hotel, they worked to create something with little visual impact but still wanted to provide a comfortable travel experience for visitors. We think they succeeded. The Tube Hotel is a reinvention of sorts. By using recycled concrete tubes they’ve given them new life in a way that is enjoyed by both the surrounding area and travelers alike. Check out the Tube Hotel if you’re in the Mexico City region any time soon.

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HOTEL PULITZER

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Next time you visit Buenos Aires we recommend staying at Hotel Pulitzer. The beautifully designed four-star boutique is located in the city’s microcentro district. It’s an architectural standout. Taking cues from Pulitzer’s successful branch in Barcelona, the Argentinean version sports an interior full of light outlined by avant-garde industrial materials. Designed by Contemporain Studio the hotel greets guests with a level of sophistication that blends warmth and accesibility with modern art. Click Read More for additional information and a closer look.

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ACTA MIMIC HOTEL

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The folks at Equip architects give an old space new life with their latest project for ACTA MIMIC HOTEL. Located in Barcelona’s El Ravel neighborhood, the hotel draws on the city’s energy and projects it back to visitors and passerbys. Using a transclucent screen, the hotel’s entire facade changes. Bright colors and vibrant characters adorn the walls and bring an electric atmosphere to the streets of El Ravel. We have a few images of the project posted below. Click Read More to view.

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ROOM WITH A VIEW

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This is incredible. Thanks to Designboom we recently discovered the ingenious works of Tatzu Nishi – a japanese artist insisting that if you can’t have a room with a view why not build it. By taking an unconventional approach to place and space Nishi constructs works that literally wrap historic pieces of art with well-fashioned interiors reminiscent of high-end hotel rooms. It could be a statue, a cross on top of a cathedral or even a clock tower. Instead of searching for the view, he brings the view to you. Ever since the 90s Nishi has created these installations, and thanks to Designboom we get a closer look at a few of his projects. You can view them here. Click Read More for a few select photos and more information.

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NICARAGUA'S BICYCLE CITY

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Transportation connects. Transportation innovates. And, in the upcoming documentary The Bicycle City, we watch how transportation frees. Over the past 20 years, Rivas – a poor town on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast – has been saturated with tens of thousands of bicycles in hopes to free its population from poverty. The film tells its story from the vantage points of Julia, the street vendor; Xiomara, the young mother; Joaquin, the entrepreneur; and David, the unlikely philanthropist. Their stories show how an idealistic experiment has helped the war-ravaged city of Rivas find its own path to recovery and normalcy through the introduction of cheap, reliable transportation in the form of the bicycle. Click Read More for additional information and to view the trailer.

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