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Swimming Deep at Hermès Rive Gauche
Swimming Deep at Hermès Rive Gauche

Text by Jessica Egbu Interior architecture has been revolutionized. Constructed inside a Parisian landmark, the newest luxury boutique for French brand house Hermès redefines expectations. For the past 175 years, Hermès has substantiated their exquisite fashion standpoints on style and apparel. Now Hermès presents their interpretation on modern interior architecture with the striking, intricately woven […]

CATCH
CATCH

A fitting name for a seafood restaurant, Catch made its debut on the New York restaurant scene in the fall of 2011, forcing the Meatpacking District to make room for yet another work of art in restaurant décor. The multi-level eatery is housed in a turn-of-the-century building, and was designed by the EMM Group, a […]

Masonic Temple
Masonic Temple

Encased in £4 million worth of spectacularly crafted marble and mahogany, the Masonic Temple inside London’s Hyatt Andaz Hotel is one of the grandest in the world. Built in 1912 by architect Charles Barry, Jr., in what was then the Great Eastern Hotel, the temple possesses an air of the ‘unexpected,’ telling many stories from […]

Hemlock Tavern
Hemlock Tavern

If you’re looking for a hip, smoky dive with $1 bags of peanuts and a full bar, the Hemlock fits the bill. This small club fosters a feeling of intimacy; you’ll be talking to strangers in no time, even if just to navigate your way from the doorway to the bar. There’s wood paneling, dim […]

About Place
About Place

Kadó People tend to feel one of two ways about licorice—you either love it or can’t stand the stuff. Berliners of the former persuasion head to the Graefekiez’s Kadó to satisfy their cravings. The small, sunny shop is brimming with all things licorice—nostalgic tins, licorice liquor, licorice cooking powder, licorice tea and cookbooks with recipes […]

Sleeping on a Jetplane
Sleeping on a Jetplane

In a country that’s famous for its bizarre experiential hotels—from the IceHotel in Lapland to the floating Utter Inn that features an underwater aquarium for guests to sleep in—comes a new take on the red eye flight. Arlanda’s Jumbo Stay hotel repurposes a retired Boeing 747 and turns it into a travel experience, offering passengers […]

Outsider Tart
Outsider Tart

It pains me to say that I like fancy cupcakes and artisan bakeries. Actually, after thinking about it for a few minutes, I realize that the bakeries and their products don’t arouse my anger. It’s the lines of self-satisfied people patting themselves on the back for being so enlightened about their pastries, even though I’m […]

Audium
Audium

Sound Sculpurted Space What just happened to me? I feel as though I have just awakened from a dream. Soft droplets of water were hitting my face, the children in the park were giggling while a stampede of horses came and trampled me, but I remained completely calm and serene as the waves washed over […]

The Container Store
The Container Store

Rei Kawakubo curates a new kind of shopping experience at Dover Street Market Sometimes, as the saying goes, the package is more import-ant than the present itself. Home to some of the world’s most innovative fashion, London’s Dover Street Market is a cur-ious package. Conceived by Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons founder, The Container Store is […]

Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design

Timeless Spaces for every season In fashion, each season brings a new opportunity for exper-imentation, play, and invention. That is, unless you’re a fashion architect like Laurent Deroo, whose work is decid-edly seasonless. With every store he designs for French label A.P.C., the challenge is to create a timeless home for an evolving brand. A.P.C.’s […]

Culture in Transformation
Culture in Transformation

  No one could accuse Miuccia Prada of having pedestrian taste in art, but even by her own standards, the mind-stretching art exhibition at the Prada Foundation space in Seoul will strike many as a brave choice. Under the ice-white roof of the Transformer, visitors will enter the  felt-lined dreamscape  installation “Turn Into Me,” conceived […]

Swarovski Crystallized
Swarovski Crystallized

Walking into Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store feels a bit like being a kid in a candy store. The 5,000 square foot flagship offers a unique and creative playground, where customers can create their own jewelry designs by choosing from individual stones and pieces, or from sparkling jewelry design templates. One can also customize color combinations, […]

Film Fancy
 Film Fancy

The best place to see a film today is at one of these restored movie palace gems. Text by Michael Mattis Paramount Theatre Ever since film exhibition pioneer Mitchell Mark opened his Mark Strand Theater in New York City way back in 1914, the movie palace has been synonymous with movie glitz and glamour, stardom […]

The Big Green Apple
The Big Green Apple

Text by Steven Snyder Photography by Michael Ficeto Zigging and zagging up the Manhattan skyline, an organic gem blooms in a sea of simple, sterile facades that almost seem archaic in comparison. It is the Hearst Tower, the looming and arresting new headquarters of the Hearst media empire located in midtown Manhattan which opened its […]

Valkommen Till Sverige!
Valkommen Till Sverige!

José González El Perro Del Mar Martin McFaul Frida Hyvönen Text by Nina Renata Aron Photographs by Chris Mottalini Considering Sweden’s size and its relatively homogenous cultural and ethnic makeup, the nation’s musical offerings are far more dynamic than one might expect. With roots in Nordic folk – a melancholic, Slavic-sounding affair thick with accordion […]

The Communist Mammoths of Bratislava
The Communist Mammoths of Bratislava

Text by Eric Smillie Photograph by Gregor Hohenberg I arrived in Bratislava, Slovakia, on a cold, wet day in October. After traveling by train for 26 hours from sunny Barcelona sans jacket, my new employer met me at the station and whisked me to my apartment on the 11th floor of a concrete, Communist-era housing […]

The New Bohemian South of the Border
The New Bohemian South of the Border

Text by Heather Bradley Mexico City, like a brilliant but misunderstood teenager, often gets a bad rap. It’s polluted, there’s crime, it’s too hot, too cold, too inland or too expensive. While the accuracy of these impressions vary wildly by neighborhood, season and the individual’s perspective, none of them apply at the Condesa DF, a […]

Berlin
Berlin

Text by Alessandra Mattanza For many, Berlin has become the architectural capital of the world. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall it has been an immense, continual, open construction site, substituting rubble and empty spaces with adventurous, futuristic constructions of glass and steel and other whimsical experiments, with the old historic buildings safely guarded […]


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