Travel guide for design addicted

The Box: a new life for an abandoned hotel in Riccione

In the Italian seaside town of Riccione, the Hotel Sixty was left abandoned for 9 years. Following an eight-month renovation, Marianna Chiaraluce and Alfredo Monetti of branding and strategy firm Hospitality Mood, gave a new life to the abandoned hotel as The Box. “The Box’s philosophy rotates around a simple concept: less, but better” said Marianna Chiaraluce and Alfredo Monetti. For The ...

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SHOPPING GUIDE: 16 DESIGN STORES IN MILAN

Milan is without a doubt the world capital of design and it is certainly an unmissable destination for shopping enthusiasts. Leaving aside the names of the great Italian brands, of which all showrooms are located in Milan, today I want to focus on my favorite multi-brand stores. My selection includes both the classic multi-brand shops, where you can find furnishings and accessories from ...

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The Audo, the new concept space designed by Menu and Norm Architects.

The Audo is the last interior project imagined by Danish brand Menu. Together with Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Peter Eland of local practice Norm Architects and with Nathan Williams from Kinfolk, they turned a 1918 building in Nordhavn, an industrial part of Copenhagen, into a multidisciplinary space. The 2,500-square-metre spaces hosts shared spaces, including a co-working area, concept store and ...

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The Orient Express inspired Studio Pepe’s project for a Parisian hotel

Last June 2019, the hotellerie group Okko opened its new Hotel in Paris, right inside the iconic “Gare de l’Est” station. Studio Pepe, the Italian studio founded by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, was called to design the lobby and common areas of the hotel. Studio Pepe conceived “Le Club”, a 400 sqm open space at the heart of the hotel that faces the station and acts as the ...

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The best design shops in the Shoreditch district of London.

Two weeks ago I attended the Amara Interior Blog Awards 19 event that took place in London, in the beautiful setting of One Marylebone. One Marylebone is a former Anglican church built in 1826 and today transformed into a location weddings venue and location for events. Also this year I got into the finals of the Awards in the Best Written Blog category: I did not win but being in the final ...

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