So It’s Underwater, But The Manta Resort’s Submerged Room Is Not What I’d Hoped For.

Everyone is buzzing about Africa’s first underwater hotel room. On November 1, 2013, the Manta Resort opened their newest attraction – a sub-aquatic accommodation that floats in a circular blue hole in the coral reef near Pemba Island, off the East Coast of Tanzania. (more…)

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Malaysia’s Hottest New Hotel Is A Transformed Colonial Filled With Art and Whimsy: The Macalister Mansion.

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This new 4,800 square meter hotel in Panang, Malaysia was just completed last year and has already garnered numerous awards from the most prestigious hotel and travel organizations. It is housed in a 100 year old historic mansion that has been adapted into a modern and hip, but luxurious dining room, living room, den, cellar (bar), lawn area, mosaic pool and 8 separate rooms complete with private baths. (more…)

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Good Design For The Great Outdoors: Nest Caravans

Nest Caravans Compact Trailer

This new stylish compact travel trailer is the brainchild of Robert Johans. After years of experience with both RV designing and camping, he was inspired to create the Nest caravan, a 17′ long and 6’8″ wide, 2000 lb. light-weight, easy to maneuver, monocoque chassis trailer. (more…)

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The Helvetica Hotel, From Soap To Signage – And A Little History.

The Helvetica Hotel

For an independent study, Jung Hwan (Albert) Son, a senior communication design student at Parsons the New School for Design, decided to create and brand a hip and trendy hotel – inspired by the Helvetica typeface. In addition to taking a look at his elements designed for his conceptual Helvetica Hotel, we go into the history of the typeface, and the documentary about it. (more…)

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Chalet Citrine Is A Winter Getaway For Those Who Have Income To Accommodate Good Taste.

Chalet Citrine

Ah, Wintering for the wealthy.
Luxurious ski chalets in Verbier, Chamonix, Courchevel, Megève, Val d’Isère and Zermatt are all located in the heart of Val d’Isere. Each Chalet is named after a gemstone and all of them are drop dead gorgeous. But the Citrine Chalet (also known as the Chalet L’Hotse) especially caught my eye with its combination indoor swimming pool/cinema. (more…)

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