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Inns & Hotels Cazalla de la Sierra, Andalusia, Spain This month, I wrote a story about a new brand of innkeeper for the re-imagined and redesigned Conde Nast Traveler, which is stunning thanks to Pilar Guzman and Yolanda Edwards and their powerhouse team. The personality-driven inn means that the owner is not only a pivotal part of the experience, they are the experience. Their good, quirky and eccentric tastes and big personality informs every last detail — from cooking and serving meals to outfitting the space with hand-picked furniture, art and books from their personal collections. These are people who invite guests into their homes — their worlds — and the connection they make with guests becomes the very thing worth traveling for.


Interiors Latest issueThe indoors and out issue May 2014 In this issueLiving, dining, decorating indoors and out; three English style garden retreats; casual outdoor looks on the west coast, easy Meyer lemon tart; how to keep your pillows fresh and clean; and how to get the most of our outdoor living space. more PollYou Must select an option. Please try again. From the Editor Sign of the times By Erin McLaughlin I love how our piece of the world experiences the full range of seasons. LUXE City Guides - NEW YORK Iconic, majestic, grand, kitsch, the tops, the bottoms, the kit and the kaboodle, NY is one huge and mercurial melting pot. Fashion forward, status conscious, food and culture epicentric, exasperating, exhilarating and never, ever out of vogue. Want perfect cocktails in funky modern speakeasies or charming, charisma-stacked old bars? Cut through the mediocre to find and feast on knockout food from humble burger joints to sensational gastro temples.

Norwegian mountain hut is entered through a curving orifice A narrow wooden tunnel provides the entrance to this forest refuge built by students beside a mountain in Bergen, Norway (+ slideshow). Tubakuba Mountain Hub is the result of a design-and-build workshop held by architect Espen Folgerø with students from the Bergen School of Architecture. According to Folgerø, the tube-like doorway was inspired by the shape of a brass instrument. "The entrance is shaped like the mouth of a tuba," said the architect, who also practices with local firm OPA Form. Bloesem Friday, 4 March 2016 by Irene Hoofs We're officially moving to our new online platform,! *throws confetti and pops champagne* It's been a long time coming and we're beyond thrilled to finally share with you guys this big step we're taking.

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. untitled Colt Miller and Logan Caldbeck of Corbra Rock Boot Company show us how they make their beautiful and unique South Highland leather boots out of thier shop in the small West Texas desert town of Marfa. When furniture designer and maker Joey Benton of Marfa, Texas had a surplus of beautiful leather left over from a job, he made lemonade by making sandals inspired by footwear of the past, where there were no left and right. Here he explains the idea behind the sandal’s design and speaks about the wild possibilities and limitations that are part of living in the remote west texas desert town of Marfa, Texas. Primo Carrasco supplies the soundtrack and demonstrates how to break in these beautiful sandals and make them your own. Last year while touring the country with her husband Chap, Maura Ambrose had a 1970 VW camper van induced vision of what she wanted out of life and that vision was is the name of natural dyes and quilting.

Audain Art Museum: Patkau Architects’ “Soft-Spoken Guggenheim” Opens in Whistler In his introduction to the new Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia, architect John Patkau described the project as “a simple building, which to me is a desirable thing.” John, Patricia Patkau and project architect David Shone designed the building in order to create “a quiet space where the art is allowed to shine” on a site just off of Whistler Village, near ski shops and cafés that welcome some 2.7 million visitors each year. Now open to the public, the addition of a major cultural destination in Whistler has been attracting attention across a region that has long been associated with sports and thrill-seeking activities. Like a soft-spoken Guggenheim Bilbao, the arrival of developer Michael Audain and wife Yoshiko Karasawa’s art collection — including works by British Columbia artists Stan Douglas and Jack Shadbolt — and the commissioned Patkau building have sparked discussions about not only the project, but also what it means for Whistler, more broadly.

Rectangle shoes by Maria Nina Vaclavek reveal feet outlines These rectangular shoes by student designer Maria Nina Vaclavek play on the contrast between geometric forms and the curving shape of the wearers feet (+ slideshow). Maria Nina Vaclavek said that the process used to make her Rectangle shoes was based on the way early humans formed their primitive leather footwear. "I chose the first shoe ever made by man in prehistoric times to brace against cold and chafing as an inspiration," Vaclavek told Dezeen. "I based my work more on the method of fabrication than the visual aspect of the shoe." "The caveman hunted down an animal, skinned it and wrapped the leather – still raw and warm – around his foot where he tightened it with bast," she continued.

Travel From the latest boutique, luxury and design hotel openings to up-and-coming destinations along with innovative, creative insights into the travel industry. Travel all the fun of an outdoors holiday, minus the weather, at German lakeside hostel... April 9th, 2014 Ora-Ïto's Nikeames trainer is an homage to Charles and Ray French designer Ora-Ïto has developed a conceptual trainer with curved veneer sections to reference the work of Modernist furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames. Ora-Ïto pays tribute to the late American couple with the Nikeames shoe design, which he imagines could be produced by sports brand Nike. The wooden sections designed to wrap around the shoe take influence from the moulded plywood shell of the Eames Lounge 670 armchair, designed for Herman Miller in 1956. "It's an an homage to Charles and Ray Eames' Lounge chair – the most famous one with the wooden shell," Ïto told Dezeen.

Travel • Each egg in a dozen is stamped with an individual expiration date. • It makes waiters happy when you linger over food. • Overall, the men here seem very confident, almost arrogant. Lego targets architects with monochrome brick set News: Danish toy company Lego has launched Lego Architecture Studio – a new set of building blocks aimed at the architecture and design community. The Lego Architecture Studio set comprises over 1,200 pieces of 76 unique components, from chamfered wedge-shaped blocks to simple bricks, designed to give as much freedom and creativity to the maker as possible. "Anyone with an interest in architecture can now create their own Lego original designs, as well as building mini architectural masterpieces such as the Eiffel Tower and the Trevi Fountain," said a statement from Lego. The new design, which became available in the UK and Europe for the first time this month, has eschewed Lego's typical bold primary colours for a monochromatic scheme of white and transparent elements. Building elements have been made as simple as possible and without embellishments to make them flexible for the creation of small or large-scale models.

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