Lagranja Design Revives the 1930s Hotel Terramar Back to Its Historic Mediterranean Roots

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lagranja-design-revives-1930s-hotel-back-historic-mediterranean-roots/hotel-terramar-sitges-lagranja-design-9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/hotel-terramar-sitges-lagranja-design-9-810x456.jpg" alt="Lagranja Design Revives the 1930s Hotel Terramar Back to Its Historic Mediterranean Roots" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.melia.com/es/hoteles/espana/sitges/me-sitges-terramar/index.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Terramar</a> in Sitges, Spain is a historic property belonging to the <a href="https://www.melia.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Melia</a> hotel chain that dates back to its opening in the 1930s. Back then, a bourgeoning beach culture activated by avant-garde artists and modernists revived the town and created the concept of “chiringuito” (a Spanish term for open-air beach bar), or so they say. In an effort to restore the hotel&#8217;s storied past, <a href="http://lagranjadesign.com/?lang=en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lagranja Design</a> gave the hotel an updated facelift that highlights the aesthetic of the Mediterranean, like ceramics, wicker, clay, macramé, terra cotta.
WATCH:
There were many custom projects that were involved in the restoration of the hotel, including the marble-covered bar, the wood screening, the pottery wall hangings, and the fish installation art. The hotel now features 213 rooms in 18 different layouts, spread out over six floors. Lagranja also designed the furniture for the hotel, including the sofas and Basic XL armchairs, which now
Continue reading "Lagranja Design Revives the 1930s Hotel Terramar Back to Its Historic Mediterranean Roots"

The Hôtel Parister: A Refined Boutique Hotel in the Middle of Paris’ New Creative Neighborhood

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-parister-refined-boutique-hotel-middle-paris-new-creative-neighborhood/parister-hotel-30/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/parister-hotel-30-810x497.jpg" alt="The Hôtel Parister: A Refined Boutique Hotel in the Middle of Paris&#8217; New Creative Neighborhood" /></a>
                                The Faubourg Montmartre neighborhood has become a bourgeoning center for Paris’ creatives. For traveling creatives, they can also partake in the neighborhood’s creative energy by staying at the <a href="http://www.paristerhotel.com/photo-gallery" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hôtel Parister</a>, a boutique hotel that gives a modern spin on the old world charm of Paris.
Designed by architect Aldric Beckmann of Beckmann N’Thepe studio, the ground floor of the Hôtel Parister is home to the hotel’s “Les Passerelles,” an open space of libraries and lounges so that travelers can unwind outside of their guest rooms. The interior is filled with wooden benches upholstered with velvet, terrazzo tables, and brass accents that define elegant hospitality. The 45 rooms, suites, and duplexes are generous in size (unheard of in a city like Paris) and the minimalist theme from the first floor continues into the guest rooms. There are three duplexes, each equipped with either a hammam, a sauna, or a private
Continue reading "The Hôtel Parister: A Refined Boutique Hotel in the Middle of Paris’ New Creative Neighborhood"

Sight Unseen and HotelTonight Team up to Create a Conceptual Hotel Suite for NYCxDESIGN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-and-hoteltonight-team-up-to-create-a-conceptual-hotel-suite-for-nycxdesign/sight-unseen-hoteltonight-21/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/sight-unseen-hoteltonight-21-810x468.jpg" alt="Sight Unseen and HotelTonight Team up to Create a Conceptual Hotel Suite for NYCxDESIGN" /></a>
                                For this year’s <a href="https://www.nycxdesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NYCxDESIGN</a>, <a href="http://www.sightunseen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sight Unseen</a> and <a href="https://www.hoteltonight.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">HotelTonight</a> have partnered up to create a conceptual hotel suite that celebrates design, color, and art. Designed by Brooklyn-based designer and artist duo <a href="http://hbigeleisen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hannah Bigeleisen</a> and <a href="http://www.stevenbukowski.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steven Bukowski</a>, the suite is meant to be more than just a place to sleep for guests. There are spaces designated for reading, resting, sleeping, and entertaining.
Once inside, you’ll notice that the room immediately distinguishes itself from other hotel rooms with its black and white striped walls, colorful furniture, contemporary decor, and bespoke, limited-edition art by Bigeleisen herself. She notes:
Too often, hotel rooms are sterile, with nondescript furniture that’s meant to be invisible rather than noticed. This space is the opposite, with wall treatments that augment the perception of the room and reinforce the linear elements of the furniture.
The best part is, items from the suite are available for purchase with HotelTonight’s
Continue reading "Sight Unseen and HotelTonight Team up to Create a Conceptual Hotel Suite for NYCxDESIGN"

The Truck Surf Hotel Is a 2-Story Hotel on 6-Wheels

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/truck-surf-is-a-hotel-on-6-wheels/truck-surf-hotel/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/truck-surf-hotel-810x540.jpg" alt="The Truck Surf Hotel Is a 2-Story Hotel on 6-Wheels" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/vehicles/trucks/the-new-actros-2/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mercedes-Benz Actros</a> has been relied upon for years as a long distance transport truck designed efficiently to deliver goods from point A to be point B – a practical vehicle with a few luxe features designed to keep truck drivers happy. But Daniela Carneiro and Eduardo Ribeiro envisioned the potential for something remarkably different, a long hauler intended to appeal to those chasing waves. Modified with a custom hydraulic system and the additional double decker accommodations, their <a href="http://trucksurfhotel.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Truck Surf Hotel</a> offers one of the most unique travel experiences available today.
The Truck Surf Hotel concept combines the comforts of a hotel or Airbnb with the adventurous “go anywhere” possibilities of a recreational vehicle. Inspired by their own travels in a camper van chasing waves across Europe and Africa, surfers Carneiro and Ribeiro designed the Truck Surf Hotel as a mobile solution inviting similarly spirited surfers and adventurers to be driven to
Continue reading "The Truck Surf Hotel Is a 2-Story Hotel on 6-Wheels"

Visit Philadelphia Like a Local at The Touraine Apartments

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/visit-philadelphia-like-local-touraine-apartments/no-108-touraine-10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/no-108-touraine-10-810x540.jpg" alt="Visit Philadelphia Like a Local at The Touraine Apartments" /></a>
                                One of the best ways to experience a new city is to live like a local. Instead of opting for a hotel suite, why not live for a few days in a historic apartment building instead? At <a href="https://www.touraineapts.com/sleepover/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Touraine</a> by Spruce Street Commons, you can expect all the amenities of a hotel with the comforts of home. That’s because <a href="https://www.touraineapts.com/sleepover/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Touraine</a> is an apartment complex that set aside two homes – the No. 108 one-bedroom apartment and the No. 105 studio apartment – specifically for traveling visitors in the Philadelphia area.
Located in Rittenhouse Square, the two apartment rentals offer all the amenities that full-time residents of the building enjoy, including the business center, gym, and yoga studio. The marquis suite, No. 108, is inspired by the home of the Natalie Suresch, Creative Director at The Touraine. It boasts of color, lush greenery, a bohemian vibe, and unique objects found
Continue reading "Visit Philadelphia Like a Local at The Touraine Apartments"

The Kumaon: A Minimalist Hotel Hidden in the Himalayas Offers More Than Just Incredible Views

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/minimalist-hotel-hidden-himalayas-offers-just-incredible-views/day-1-12/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/the-kumaon-13-810x513.jpg" alt="The Kumaon: A Minimalist Hotel Hidden in the Himalayas Offers More Than Just Incredible Views" /></a>
                                Hidden away high above in the Himalayas, <a href="http://thekumaon.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">the Kumaon</a> is a minimalist hotel designed by architect Pradeep Kodikara and Jineshi Samaraweera of <a href="http://www.zowaarchitects.lk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zowa Architects</a> that offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive experience in nature. With 10 luxury suites, a library, a sun lounge and a gourmet restaurant, guests will no doubt find a new kind of peace amongst the mountains, valleys, forests and lakes.
Named after the region it’s located in, the Kumaon sits 1600m above sea level near the historic city of Almora in India. The main building sits on the highest point of the site and houses the lounge, library, dining room, outdoor terrace for dining and yoga, and administrative facilities. Zowa Architects sourced the materials locally and kept the interiors of the hotel simple and rustic to highlight the stones, bamboo, pinewood, and textiles. Local craftsman were tasked with making the copper and stone accessories for the chalets
Continue reading "The Kumaon: A Minimalist Hotel Hidden in the Himalayas Offers More Than Just Incredible Views"

Sip, Shop and Stay in Shibuya at a Modern Teahouse-Themed Hotel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sip-shop-stay-shibuya-modern-teahouse-themed-hotel/hotel-koe-japan-shibuya-15/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/hotel-koe-japan-shibuya-15-810x540.jpg" alt="Sip, Shop and Stay in Shibuya at a Modern Teahouse-Themed Hotel" /></a>
                                <a href="http://hotelkoe.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">hotel koé</a> isn’t your traditional Japanese hotel. That’s because the concept for the property designed by <a href="http://www.suppose.jp/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Suppose Design Office</a> was to launch a flagship shop for the apparel brand <a href="http://hotelkoe.com/fashion/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">koé</a>. The design team proposed that instead of just offering a shop that’s opened during regular retail hours, why not build a hotel and community hub that will bring together locals and tourists alike to experience the koé brand 24/7?
Located in the trendy district of Shibuya known for its music and fashion culture, hotel koé offers visitors a place to grab a good meal and listen to some tunes right when you enter. The first floor consists of a restaurant and pop-up space to feature live music and dancing on the weekends. The racks of koé apparel are simply lifted to create this entertainment space. The grand wooden staircase doubles as seating for cafe and event guests. On the second
Continue reading "Sip, Shop and Stay in Shibuya at a Modern Teahouse-Themed Hotel"

Art-Centric BnA STUDIO Akihabara Hotel Features Five Livable Art Rooms

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/art-centric-bna-studio-akihabara-hotel-feature-five-livable-art-rooms/301-responder-81-bastards-2-photo-tomooki-kengaku/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/301-RESPONDER-81-BASTARDS-2-photo-Tomooki-Kengaku-810x608.jpg" alt="Art-Centric BnA STUDIO Akihabara Hotel Features Five Livable Art Rooms" /></a>
                                There’s another side to the serene, cherry blossom-filled nature scene in Tokyo and that’s the eclectic, sensory-overload district of Akihabara, where creative collective <a href="https://www.bna-hotel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BnA STUDIO</a> has just opened <a href="http://www.bna-akihabara.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">a new art-centric hotel</a> with a vibe that matches the neon scenes from the streets. Following the opening of <a href="http://www.bna-koenji.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BnA STUDIO Koenji</a>, the <a href="http://www.bna-akihabara.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Akihabara location</a> explores the Tokyo art scene and further more supports it by implementing a revenue share system that benefits the artists/designers that have played a role in designing the hotel.
There are five livable art rooms, each designed by local Tokyo-based artists and designers. Each room comes with everything you might need for your stay: furnished kitchens, washer/dryer, high-end bathrooms, and Netflix (because why not?). Each time a room is booked, a portion of the revenue goes to the artists that designed the room as a way to create a system that promotes exposure and continual
Continue reading "Art-Centric BnA STUDIO Akihabara Hotel Features Five Livable Art Rooms"

Nordic Charm Blends with Modern Design at the Ion City Hotel in Reykjavik

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nordic-charm-blends-modern-design-ion-city-hotel-reykjavik/ion-city-hotel-reykjavik-iceland-13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/ion-city-hotel-reykjavik-iceland-13-810x608.jpg" alt="Nordic Charm Blends with Modern Design at the Ion City Hotel in Reykjavik" /></a>
                                It hasn&#8217;t even been a full month since I visited Iceland and I&#8217;m already itching to go again. While my previous hotel had a picture perfect view of the Harpa Concert Hall, I think for my next stay, I&#8217;d choose the <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/hotels/iceland/reykjavik/Ion-city-hotel" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ion City Hotel</a>, <a href="https://ioniceland.is/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ion Hotel&#8217;s</a> outpost property in Reykjavik.
Similar to its sister hotel, the Ion Adventure Hotel, the Ion City Hotel combines modern design with Nordic charm for an accommodation that design lovers and jet-setters would both appreciate. Designed by architecture studio MINARC, the property features 18 rooms and suites, with interiors that make subtle references to Icelandic design. For example, a color palette of grays, whites and blacks mimics the surrounding glaciers and lava fields of Iceland. The hallways that lead to the guest rooms are also inspired by the countryside’s rugged terrain, with cuts of light illuminating the way for guests making their
Continue reading "Nordic Charm Blends with Modern Design at the Ion City Hotel in Reykjavik"

A DesignMarch Recap + Five Icelandic Designers on Our Radar

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/designmarch-recap-five-icelandic-designers-radar/iceland-harpa-concert-hall/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/iceland-harpa-concert-hall-810x1080.jpg" alt="A DesignMarch Recap + Five Icelandic Designers on Our Radar" /></a>
                                Earlier this month we traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to celebrate <a href="https://designmarch.is/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DesignMarch’s 10th anniversary</a> and check out the latest and greatest on the Icelandic design scene. During these festival days, the entire city of Reykjavik was alive with excitement and pride as everyone (including the mayor of Iceland and Björk herself – true story!) traveled the design circuit to explore exhibitions, installations and showrooms. We came, we saw, we soaked. Here&#8217;s a recap of our favorite moments:
During DesignTalk, we listened to Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg who just finished her PhD and wrote her entire thesis about the idea of better. She asks: “What is better? Whose better? And who gets to decide?” At a time when designers and companies are striving to innovate for the better, create for a better future, and better today’s environmental issues, she encourages the design community to dig deep and question whether a
Continue reading "A DesignMarch Recap + Five Icelandic Designers on Our Radar"

When Tiny Is More Than Enough: The Monocabin in Rhodes, Greece

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tiny-enough-monocabin-rhodes-greece/monocabin-greece-front-view/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/monocabin-greece-Front-view-810x542.jpg" alt="When Tiny Is More Than Enough: The Monocabin in Rhodes, Greece" /></a>
                                On an island like Rhodes, Greece, you don’t need much to have the most idyllic vacation of your life, which is why the <a href="https://welcomebeyond.com/property/monocabin/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Monocabin</a> is the perfect place for you to relax, unwind and soak in the scenic beach views this island offers.
Less is more at this tiny vacation rental but also, tiny is actually just enough. Designed by Mandalaki Design Studio, the micro home is the studio’s first architectural prototype exemplifying their vision of design, which is a return to the basics. Mandalaki sees the Monocabin as “a livable design object,” a juxtaposition of modern, streamline design and organic surroundings. The 1-bed, 1-bath house is indeed small but so thoughtfully designed that you’ll have everything you need to make yourself feel right at home, including a kitchen, storage area, closet, garden-view terrace, outdoor shower, and fitness zone. Additional amenities include a projector for Netflix movie watching, a
Continue reading "When Tiny Is More Than Enough: The Monocabin in Rhodes, Greece"

The Student Hotel: A Co-Living and Co-Working Concept by Masquespacio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-student-hotel-a-co-living-and-co-working-concept-by-masquespacio/student-hotel-barcelona-masquespacio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Student-Hotel-Barcelona-Masquespacio-1-810x541.jpg" alt="The Student Hotel: A Co-Living and Co-Working Concept by Masquespacio" /></a>
                                Valencia-based creative agency <a href="http://masquespacio.com/en/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Masquespacio</a> were hired by Dutch hotel group, <a href="https://www.thestudenthotel.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Student Hotel</a>, to bring their signature colorful aesthetic to a unique project in Barcelona. <a href="https://www.thestudenthotel.com/barcelona/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Student Hotel Barcelona</a> is a co-living/co-working hybrid and they set out to launch two student-only &#8220;campuses&#8221; in the <a href="https://www.thestudenthotel.com/marina/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marina</a> and <a href="https://www.thestudenthotel.com/poble-sec/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Poble Sec</a> areas of the city and brought on Masquespacio to design the communal spaces of each.
The Marina Campus resides in four 21,000-square-meter buildings that house 500 rooms, along with tons of communal areas, like quiet study rooms, lounge spaces, gaming zones, swimming pools, seating areas, etc., for the students residing there to enjoy. Doing what they do best, Masquespacio used local materials and selected a bold color palette. The vibrant design merges many styles, including Memphis, industrial, 70s vintage, among others, that result in an eclectic and welcoming feel that will no doubt spark creativity. Photos by Luis Beltran.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/AQCMVJ5vbA8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

This Modern Hotel in Brazil Has an Unusual Window Treatment

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/modern-hotel-brazil-unusual-window-treatment/7-emiliano-rooftop-pool/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/7-%E2%80%93-Emiliano-%E2%80%93-Rooftop-pool-810x1081.jpg" alt="This Modern Hotel in Brazil Has an Unusual Window Treatment" /></a>
                                If you’re traveling to Rio de Janeiro, chances are you’ve already carved out some beach time into the itinerary. With Rio’s lush landscape, it’s impossible to grow tired of the beach-side views even after you’ve spent morning, afternoon and night down at the Copacabana Beach. At the <a href="https://emiliano.com.br/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Emiliano Hotel</a>, you don’t have to give up those views once you check in. Designed by <a href="http://oppenoffice.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Chad Oppenheim</a> and <a href="http://www.arthurcasas.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Arthur Casas</a>, this modern hotel features an unusual facade made up of weatherproof panels that provide privacy when closed without sacrificing light, ventilation and views so that you can enjoy all the elements of sun and surf without actually having to be at the beach.
The interiors of the 90-room hotel was inspired by Roberto Burle Marx, the designer of the graphic Copacabana beach promenade, as well as other Brazilian designers like Sergio Rodrigues and Paola Lenti. The lush landscape of
Continue reading "This Modern Hotel in Brazil Has an Unusual Window Treatment"

The M89 Hotel Hotel in Milan Takes Special Notice of Its Surroundings

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-milan-takes-special-notice-surroundings/m89-hotel-milan-italy-11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/m89-hotel-milan-italy-11-810x592.jpg" alt="The M89 Hotel Hotel in Milan Takes Special Notice of Its Surroundings" /></a>
                                In Milan, Italy, architecture + design studio <a href="http://www.piuarch.it/index.php/en/projects/83-m89-hotel-en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Piuarch</a> uses the design of a hotel’s surroundings and integrates it into the design of the hotel itself.
At first glance outside, you’ll already take notice of the M89 Hotel because of its unique rooftop structure. Taking a step back, you’ll see that this design is actually a reinterpretation of the factory halls that the hotel faces. These historic buildings originally hosted Caproni, one of the leading Italian aviation companies, and now is home to Gucci (also renovated by Piuarch). The notch in the rooftop makes room for the hotel’s terrace + restaurant, framed by floor-to-ceiling glass windows and expansive views of the Milan skyline. Inside, the hotel has a mostly minimalist character with a simple color palette of anthrax grey, white and green as well as a mix of 1950s and contemporary furniture. While the public areas have a moody feel, the
Continue reading "The M89 Hotel Hotel in Milan Takes Special Notice of Its Surroundings"

This Boutique Hotel in Moscow Likes to Play With Color

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/boutique-hotel-moscow-likes-play-color/pokrovka-6-hotel-24/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/pokrovka-6-hotel-24-810x540.jpg" alt="This Boutique Hotel in Moscow Likes to Play With Color" /></a>
                                Who says millennial pink is over? At the <a href="https://www.hotels.com/ho701931616/pokrovka-6-hotel-moscow-russia/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pokrovka 6 Hotel</a>, this saccharine shade makes a prominent feature throughout the interiors.
This boutique hotel is located inside a historic Moscow building that has an unusual layout accented by oddly angled roof and walls. Tasked with the job of transforming the building into a comfortable accommodation, design firm Ptizzaryba turned the U-shaped 600-square-meter attic into 30 guest rooms and small common areas that balance Russia’s industrial past with a modern vibe. There’s a subtle underlying minimalism at the Pokrovka 6 Hotel. You won’t find any over-the-top extravagance here. Instead, pared-down guest rooms feature punchy shades of daffodil yellow, sky blue, emerald and lime green, giving the interiors a playful brightness and a nod to Russian avant-garde artists. Meanwhile, Soviet era light fixtures, birch tree stumps and custom-built Siberian plywood furniture pay homage to Russia’s culture and heritage. What: The Pokrovka
Continue reading "This Boutique Hotel in Moscow Likes to Play With Color"