The Anadu Hotel in Huzhou, China

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/anadu-hotel-huzhou-china/anadu-hotel-architecture5-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/anadu-hotel-architecture5-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Anadu Hotel in Huzhou, China" /></a>
                                At the foot of the Mogan Mountain in Huzhou, China, sits the <a href="http://www.anadu.net/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Anadu</a>, a luxury rural resort designed by <a href="http://studio8-sh.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio8</a> where the element of water is the unifying theme throughout the hotel’s interiors and themed guest rooms.
Studio8 designed the Anadu guest rooms with four different themes, each unique in their own space and inspired by the room’s surroundings. The Tea room faces the white tea harvest so its interiors reflect materials and colors that reinforce the tea theme. The Mountain room faces the mountain on the south so it features natural stone and a dark grey color palette reminiscent of the distant mountains. The Bamboo room faces the bamboo forest in the east; naturally bamboo is the featured material here. Lastly, the Sky room located at the very top of the building is surrounded by an infinity water feature that behaves like a mirror to reflect the sky
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Casa Fantini Lake Time: An Italian Boutique Hotel Inspired by the Slow Pace of the Lake

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/casa-fantini-lake-time-italian-boutique-hotel-inspired-slow-pace-lake/casa-fantini-lake-time9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/casa-fantini-lake-time9-810x540.jpg" alt="Casa Fantini Lake Time: An Italian Boutique Hotel Inspired by the Slow Pace of the Lake" /></a>
                                Italy, with its picturesque landscapes and historic palazzos around every corner, is like a siren’s call for those looking for an idyllic vacation. The allure of such a beautiful country is not lost on most, though, and it can be hard to find a city to visit that’s not completely overrun with tourists during the busy summer months. However, if you travel just an hour outside the popular city of Milan to Lake Orta, you’ll find <a href="http://www.casafantinilaketime.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Casa Fantini Lake Time</a>, a 5-star, 11-suite boutique hotel that combines the beauty of traditional Italian architecture with the breathtaking views of the landscapes at the foothill of the Alps.

Photo by Elisa Piemontesi and Lorenzo Lucca

Italian architect, art director and designer Piero Lissoni of Lissoni Architettura worked with Daniela Fantini, CEO of Fantini Rubinetti, to carry out her vision for this unique hotel which was inspired by the philosophy of
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Design Milk Travels To… Bangkok

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/design-milk-travels-bangkok/bangkok-grand-palace/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/bangkok-grand-palace-810x312.jpg" alt="Design Milk Travels To… Bangkok" /></a>
                                Bangkok is one of those cities where your senses are instantly overloaded upon arrival. The city is in non-stop motion, the heat at times is unforgiving, and the traffic looks so dangerously haphazard that it makes you hesitate to cross any road, let alone travel around. With a population of almost 10-million, where you’re almost always shoulder-to-shoulder at all times, it can make you want to grab a cold Thai-tea-in-a-bag and call it a day before 11am. However, if you take a moment to focus and make peace with the city’s intense and sprawling nature, you’ll find that Bangkok is a thriving, vibrant city with an incredible history and fast-growing modern culture. With hidden galleries, one-of-a-kind shops, and unforgettable food (like $1 pad thai!), you’ll quickly get over your initial sensory shock after realizing all that Bangkok has to offer. Here’s how I would take on Thailand’s capital.

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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
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Take a Retreat to This Scandinavian Modern A-Frame Cabin In The Middle of the Woods

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/take-retreat-scandinavian-modern-frame-cabin-middle-woods/180110_lokal_aframe-18/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/180110_Lokal_AFrame-18-810x540.jpg" alt="Take a Retreat to This Scandinavian Modern A-Frame Cabin In The Middle of the Woods" /></a>
                                Since opening the <a href="https://design-milk.com/lokal-classic-hotel-modern-invisible-service/" data-wpel-link="internal">Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia</a>, Chad and Courtney Ludeman decided to provide a different kind of hospitality experience for <a href="http://staylokal.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lokal Hotel’s</a> second location… out in the middle of woods. After realizing that there was a gap for travelers looking for a high-design vacation home rental, the founders bought and completely overhauled a 1960s A-frame cabin that looks out to the Maurice River in Dorchester, New Jersey.
Since this is the couple’s first foray into vacation homes, Chad and Courtney renovated and designed the A-frame themselves along with their two boys and an in-house crew. Over the summer, the family slept in tents and eventually in the A-frame’s upper bedroom in sleeping bags while the crew commuted from Philly. With a lot of elbow grease, the Lokal Hotel’s second location is now a picture-perfect spot for a quick retreat away from the city. This isn’t just any rustic
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JetSuiteX Brings the Private Jet Experience to Everyone

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/jetsuitex-private-jet-carrier/jetsuitex-e135-sunset/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/JetSuiteX-E135-sunset-810x540.jpg" alt="JetSuiteX Brings the Private Jet Experience to Everyone" /></a>
                                It was a few years ago when Design Milk was invited to tour the interior of a <a href="https://design-milk.com/inside-gulfstream-g600-technologically-advanced-commute/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Gulfstream G600</a>, a luxurious glimpse behind an aircraft serving the most privileged strata of domestic travelers. We never left the ground, the tour limited to a walk-thru of the numerous luxe amenities available to those orbiting the highest strata able afford flying in their own private living room on wings. Alas, dreams of traveling in such luxury have remained grounded then and forever by income. But if new West Coast boutique air carrier <a href="https://www.jetsuitex.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">JetSuiteX</a> has their way, the private jet experience will soon become a known reality for both seasoned flyers and those seeking weekend getaways.
It’s important to note JetSuiteX’s fleet of planes do not match the sumptuous private jet offerings and spacious cabin of the aforementioned Gulfstream (the carrier offers another level of private charter service meeting those expectations). Their
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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
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DesignAgency Transforms a Soap Factory into a Boutique Hotel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/designagency-transforms-soap-factory-boutique-hotel/designagency_broadview-hotel_workerbee_23/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/DesignAgency_Broadview-Hotel_WorkerBee_23-810x385.jpg" alt="DesignAgency Transforms a Soap Factory into a Boutique Hotel" /></a>
                                There aren’t many hotels that can boast a colorful history like that of the <a href="http://www.thebroadviewhotel.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Broadview Hotel</a> in Toronto, Canada. The building was originally built as a soap factory in 1891 and then converted into the Broadview Hotel. However, it went into decline in the 1970s when it was used as a boarding house, and afterwards the location of the infamous Jilly’s Strip Club in the 1970s. After a major renovation, design firm <a href="http://thedesignagency.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DesignAgency</a> and architect firm <a href="http://www.eraarch.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ERA Architects</a> have restored the landmark building and transformed it into a 58-room boutique hotel that includes a cafe, two restaurants, and multiple event spaces.
Upon arrival, the lobby’s interiors set the tone for the rest of a hotel, an eclectic mix of industrial, retro and contemporary design. Custom furniture, like the emerald green leather + brass rail bench designed by DesignAgency and fabricated by Orior in Iceland, are sprinkled throughout the hotel and
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How to Travel Around Japan with Moxy

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/travel-around-japan-moxy/moxy-osaka-honmachi-1a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/moxy-osaka-honmachi-1a-810x497.jpg" alt="How to Travel Around Japan with Moxy" /></a>
                                Until recently, Japan has maintained a somewhat traditional concept of hotels as a place where only businessmen with money to spare are able to frequent. With the opening of the <a href="http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en/hotels/osaka-honmachi" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moxy Osaka Honmachi</a> and the <a href="http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en/hotels/tokyo-kinshicho" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho</a> though, modern travelers looking for a place to stay that echoes their ethos for travel now have a place to (temporarily) call home as they set out to explore the prefectures.

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

There are some things you won’t find in these two hotels. You won’t find boring interiors or over-the-top amenities, but you also won’t find a traditional closet that takes up too much space, an ironing board you probably won’t use, or a mini fridge stocked with foods and drinks that have been untouched for months (because no one wants to buy a $12 mini bag of nuts).

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Design Milk Travels To… Shanghai

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                                With <a href="https://design-milk.com/almost-time-head-east-march-design-shanghai-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Shanghai</a> fast approaching, we couldn’t help but dedicate our next travel guide to China’s biggest city. Located on China&#8217;s easternmost coast, Shanghai is a sprawling conglomerate of culture, design, art and architecture. Whether you&#8217;re looking to enjoy the best XLB soup dumplings, go on an expansive museum + art crawl to see the best of East meets West design, or just enjoy some R&amp;R at your boutique hotel, there&#8217;s no shortage of things to do when you&#8217;re visiting Shanghai. Here are the spots we recommend hitting up on your next vacation.

WHERE TO STAY

Sleek and modern, the Puli Hotel and Spa designed by Kume Sekkei and Layan Design Group is a retreat away from Shanghai’s busy streets. The urban hotel pays homage to cultural design and aesthetics while incorporating an elegant, refined style, a welcomed sight for weary travelers. The interiors have a muted color palette of
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