Ben Pundole: “There’s an evolution happening”

For our third “Further Thoughts” installment, we heard from Ben Pundole, who, as the editor in chief of the online travel magazine A Hotel Life and vice president of brand experience at Edition Hotels by Ian Schrager and Marriott, is an influential figure in the contemporary travel industry. In the 2018 Transformation Issue of Directions, he spoke about his own recent personal evolution and how his rising sense of awareness has led him to make important changes across his working life. Continue reading “Ben Pundole: “There’s an evolution happening””

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Nicolas Schuybroek, Belgium’s master of minimalism

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Eons ago, the theory goes, back when human beings first began planning structures, the buildings they designed were of two types. There were houses, to satisfy everyday needs, and there were temples, to satisfy the need for something beyond the everyday. In both cases, the function of architecture was to nurture culture by uniting souls, joining families and congregations into societies and states. Continue reading “Nicolas Schuybroek, Belgium’s master of minimalism”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort on the future of design

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For our “Further Thoughts” series in the 2018 edition of Directions, we asked six of our favorite opinion leaders in media, the arts, travel, design, and food, to reflect on the current transformative movements bringing us into the future. In our first instalment, we spoke to Lidewij “Li” Edelkoort, one of the world’s most influential trend forecasters and Dean of Hybrid Design at The New School in New York, who is perhaps best known for her “Anti-Fashion Manifesto,” which sent shock waves through the design world. The following is excerpted from our conversation: Continue reading “Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort on the future of design”

Sunday, March 4th, 2018