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Throw stones

          Another room to envy, this time in Louisville, Kentucky. The 21c Museum Hotel, “born out of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life,” invited New York-based artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe to create an immersive art experience… Read More

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Time capsule

              A building designed for disposal now faces its overdue demise, to the outrage of some occupants. In 1972, architect Kisho Kurokawa imagined a Tokyo apartment block as a kit of parts of sorts: each of the 140 units… Read More

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Loch nest

            A Toronto stopover led to a love affair with the Drake, a hotel rich with personality in the artsy Queen West district. From afar, I continue to adore all things Drake, from its stellar concert roster and urban art… Read More

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Fountain bed

                  A ménage à trois, by design. Channeling the spontaneity of a prank, Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi plunks hotel rooms atop public art and architecture, remaking city landmarks like the waterfront Market Square in Helsinki, Finland. Until… Read More

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Coloring outside

  This is my view, arguably my favorite foil yet for typing: sfumato on the Hollywood Hills, woolens for seats, plaster patches in exposed concrete, moody photography by Kevin Hanley. LA food truck phenom turned entrepreneurial polyglot Roy Choi – “the Jay Z of the… Read More

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See Jane

  The chapel of a former military hospital now hosts the newest gastronomic adventure in Antwerp, Belgium. At The Jane, beneath the crumbling barrel ceiling and Sputnik-style chandelier, Michelin-starred chefs Sergio Herman and Nick Brill plate ambitious fare. “Food is our religion,” proselytizes the website.… Read More

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High camp

            Saturday daydreaming takes me on a glam romp in the wilderness. Across the mountain from Telluride, deep in the San Juans, sits an old mining town romantically restored as Dunton Hot Springs Resort. Immaculate cabins speckle the breathtaking alpine… Read More

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Neck out

  Forget roosters. At a 1930s colonial mansion-turned-boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, giraffes greet guests every morning. As the breakfast room at Giraffe Manor fills, the lanky mammals poke their long necks through the antique windows, nibbling pellets off plates set between… Read More

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Urban vertigo

                                  I lied: one more aqua moment, in the high-flying form of a glass-bottomed pooled cantilevered from the roof of Hotel Indigo in Hong Kong. Submerged in the luxury… Read More

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Summer stand

                  A bastion of wild amid a tourism-sanitized coastline. Every summer for some 30 years, a cadre from across Europe sets up camp at Piémanson, a beach in the south of France’s Camargue Regional Nature Reserve. More… Read More