How New York club staple Kim Ann Foxman travels

Our latest excerpt from Sound Travels: DJs in Transit, Berlin 2012-2017, a collaboration between Berlin’s iconic techno club Watergate, the Cosmo Hotel, and Linus Dessecker, poses seven travel-related questions to Kim Ann Foxman, the Hercules & Love Affair vocalist and a key figure in New York’s house and techno scene. Born in Hawaii, Kim Ann Foxman now tours the world regularly playing top gigs and festivals. In addition to her prolific career as a DJ and producer, Foxman is a natural trendsetter who has represented brands like Gucci, Dior Homme, Prada, and Adidas. Continue reading “How New York club staple Kim Ann Foxman travels”

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The evocative, lived-in spaces of rising duo Festen

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Before ever seeing Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay’s work, Valéry Grégo of Perseus, the group behind such standout hotels as Le Pigalle and Hôtel Les Roches Rouges, fell in love with their home. Within the high ceilings and floral, ornate moldings of their Haussmanian apartment in Paris’s 3rd arrondissement, the architects known as Festen retained a sense of Parisian tradition while embracing the strong geometries of modern and contemporary design: Michael Anastassiades’s minimalist Tube Chandelier, Harry Bertoia’s wiry, gridded side chairs, and Sori Yanagi’s quietly sculptural Butterfly Stool, to name but a few of their eye-catching pieces. Continue reading “The evocative, lived-in spaces of rising duo Festen”

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

The bold, minimalist designs of Duangrit Bunnag

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Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag has built a reputation for bold, minimalist projects, distinguishing himself within Thailand’s ever-expanding hotel scene and beyond. From the 28th-floor office of his company, DBALP, on Bangkok’s Siam Square, he spearheads influential projects like the Naka Phuket, which sees him slotting simplistic spaces into a complex natural environment overlooking Thailand’s idyllic Kamala Bay. The design of the 94-room resort is site-specific, directly addressing the nuances of the terrain where nearly 100 rectangular villas composed of floor-to-ceiling glass walls protrude from the lush hillside. Continue reading “The bold, minimalist designs of Duangrit Bunnag”

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Revisiting Warsaw’s remarkable postwar monuments

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Warsaw’s postwar architecture is fascinating. Its creators were given a near-completely destroyed city and were given a chance to try something new, something important. Such was the birth of massive embodiments of socio-realist doctrine, like the Hotel MDM or the Palace of Culture and Science, that were injected with everything from prewar modernism to Corbusier’s ideas about housing estates. Continue reading “Revisiting Warsaw’s remarkable postwar monuments”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Claus Sendlinger on designing for the modern world

Check out this new interview clip with Design Hotels founder Claus Sendlinger that we shot last month in New York City in connection with the launch of Further Thoughts, our talk series with NeueHouse and Surface Magazine. Our first installment was a major success, filling up completely for a fascinating discussion between three thought-leaders in lifestyle, design, and hospitality: Sendlinger, world renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, and Spencer Bailey, editor in chief of Surface Magazine.

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Sunday, June 24th, 2018