Post Hurricane Maria, Champalimaud Restores a Historic Home in Puerto Rico

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                                A verdant, 8,000 square foot villa with a keen aviation past succumbed to the 2017 hurricane; then <a href="http://www.champalimauddesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Champalimaud</a> brought it back to life.

The 1920s Mission Revival estate, which had passed through some famous hands, was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. The property was affectionally named “Su Casa” and was first built in 1928 by 28-year-old Clara Livingston. (Coincidentally, Livingston built this home after her father’s wooden “finca” home was torn apart in another hurricane, San Felipe.) The young, aviation-obsessed Livingston painted Su Casa pink, built her own airstrip on the reserve, and invited her good friend—and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean—Amelia Earhart, to visit, stay, play, and rest in her abode.

Su Casa would become one of the last places Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were seen alive. The duo stayed here on their famous journey around the world,

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PURO Hotel Warsaw: A Lesson in Curating Warsaw’s Design Identity

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/puro-hotel-warsaw-a-lesson-in-curating-warsaws-design-identity/puro-warsaw/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/07/Puro-Warsaw-810x535.jpg" alt="PURO Hotel Warsaw: A Lesson in Curating Warsaw’s Design Identity" /></a>
                                In Warsaw, Poland, <a href="https://purohotel.pl/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Puro Hotel</a> worked with London-based studio <a href="https://desallesflint.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DeSallesFlint</a> to design their newest hotel, <a href="https://purohotel.pl/en/warszawa" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Puro Hotel Warsaw</a>.

Situated in Poland’s capital next to the city’s most prominent landmark—the Palace of Culture and Science—PURO Hotels Warsaw has a tall order to capture Warsaw’s distinct position at the crossroads of East and West.

The hotel’s interiors strike a balance between vintage finesse—dark greens, velvets, ornate details—and and minimalist modernist statement pieces. For example, each of the 148 rooms feature hand-tufted rugs from traditional Persian rug craftsmen, Golran 1898, alongside a familiar modern tech icon: Bang & Olufsen speakers.

The hotel’s interior design is an exercise in combining iconic European furniture brands—Baxter, Moroso, Kettal, Carl Hansen & Co., &Tradition, Gubi, Fredericia, and Fogia, to create something bold yet familiar.

Mia Hamborg’s Shuffle tables are juxtaposed against the exuberant luxury of Lorenzo Bozzoli’s poofs and the sleekness of Sovet’s totem coffee

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Bay Point Landing Is a Sanctuary by the Sea in Southern Oregon

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                                Cabins, airstreams, and RV sites dot the waterfront of <a href="https://baypointlanding.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bay Point Landing</a>, a new camping destination by <a href="https://www.officeuntitled.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">OfficeUntitled</a>, along Lower Coos Bay in Southern Oregon. The campsite is bordered by a dense forest and the secluded sea on the other—and it is drawing an adventurous crowd within.

And why wouldn’t it? Lower Coos Bay along the Southern Oregon coast is a site of natural beauty. The 103-acre Coos Bay is the largest natural estuary in the United States and the expansive bay makes for good kayaking, clamming, and stand up paddle boarding.

The campsite is made up of 11 cabins, 13 airstreams, 147 RV sites, and a modern clubhouse with an indoor pool. To let the landscape do the talking, the charred-cedar and glass clubhouse was designed to be minimal and clean so as to blend in with the bay.

A heated saltwater indoor pool in the clubhouse

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Bay Point Landing Is a Sanctuary by the Sea in Southern Oregon

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bay-point-landing-is-a-sanctuary-by-the-sea-in-southern-oregon/jfenske_ps_bpl_ix4a9973_low_07_pr/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/JFENSKE_PS_BPL_IX4A9973_low_07_pr-810x540.jpg" alt="Bay Point Landing Is a Sanctuary by the Sea in Southern Oregon" /></a>
                                Cabins, airstreams, and RV sites dot the waterfront of <a href="https://baypointlanding.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bay Point Landing</a>, a new camping destination by <a href="https://www.officeuntitled.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">OfficeUntitled</a>, along Lower Coos Bay in Southern Oregon. The campsite is bordered by a dense forest and the secluded sea on the other—and it is drawing an adventurous crowd within.

And why wouldn’t it? Lower Coos Bay along the Southern Oregon coast is a site of natural beauty. The 103-acre Coos Bay is the largest natural estuary in the United States and the expansive bay makes for good kayaking, clamming, and stand up paddle boarding.

The campsite is made up of 11 cabins, 13 airstreams, 147 RV sites, and a modern clubhouse with an indoor pool. To let the landscape do the talking, the charred-cedar and glass clubhouse was designed to be minimal and clean so as to blend in with the bay.

A heated saltwater indoor pool in the clubhouse

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Jerusalem Design Week 2019 Establishes Presence for Modern Palestinian Designs

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                                Last year, we walked with Daniel Nahmias through the Old City of Jerusalem to experience the collaborations he fostered in conjunction with the <a href="https://design-milk.com/jerusalem-matchmaker-scouts-for-artisans-young-designers/" data-wpel-link="internal">Matchmaker</a> project, which paired older craftsmen with younger designers in order to come up with new, hybrid inventions. For this year&#8217;s Jerusalem Design Week&#8217;s theme &#8220;<em>East</em>,&#8221; Nahmias—a Jerusalem native—and Tariq Nassar—an architect from Palestine—joined hands to helm the design and industry in the Eastern regions of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Design Week’s Chief Curator, Tal Erez (right) and Anat Safran, Artistic Director (left)

From Tal Erez, chief curator of Jerusalem Design Week:

Other countries have a history of industry, we have a history of conflict.

Jerusalem may not have an established presence in the design scene to rival Milan Design Week or Maison&Objet, but, as Tal Erez, the chief curator of Jerusalem Design Week jokes, “we (in Jerusalem) are 10 years ahead in conflict.”

The Eastern

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Design Milk Travels to… Lapland, Finland

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                                Lapland, a region stretching across the Polar Arctic Circle, resembles the kind of magical, fantasy world that you may have conjured up as a child when you were wondering where Christmas presents came from. After all, the place is the official hometown of Santa Claus and his reindeer, where spectacular Northern lights whisper in tones and ripple the sky without warning. In the summer, the midnight sun hangs above at all hours, bathing even the Polar regions in a jubilant glow.

Photo: Visit Rovaniemi

Although Lapland is famous for having more reindeer than people, the biggest reindeer is hiding in plain sight in Rovaniemi, made by architect Alvar Aalto himself and embedded in the street plan of the capital city. You’ll want to wander the capital to experience this “Antler Town Plan” in person.

Rovaniemi also has ample Arctic design stores, thrift shops packed with Marimekko dresses, a stunning Arctic

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Open Call: Apply to the Milk Stand Pop-Up Shop at London Design Fair 2019!

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                                It&#8217;s official: Design Milk is heading across the pond to London to bring our <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/the-milk-stand" data-wpel-link="internal">Milk Stand pop-up shop</a> to <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">London Design Fair</a>! If you haven&#8217;t heard about the Milk Stand, it&#8217;s a platform that showcases independent designers + makers who are flying under the radar and gives them the opportunity to share their designs to a global audience, as well as sell their products at LDF&#8217;s only cash-and-carry booth to a design-savvy audience of 29,000+. This year, LDF will run from September 19-22nd at the Truman Brewery.

Are you an up-and-coming designer? Do you make cool things and think you’d be a great fit for our pop-up shop? We’d love to hear from you! We’re hosting an open call to discover new designers + makers. Apply here: https://bit.ly/2YeCyC4

Applications will close on July 22 and chosen applicants will be contacted on August 1. See you in London!

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Haawe Hotel: Themed Rooms Inspired by the Nature of Lapland

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                                While many guests travel to the Lapland to stay in glass resorts or transparent igloos to watch the Northern lights, few know how uncomfortable these accommodation options can be in the summer. With up to 24 hours of daylight in the long summer days, the panoramic panes of glass in your treehouse igloo that let you gaze at the Northern lights actually turn your room into a hot, too-bright glasshouse.

If I’ve now made a strong case for ceilings, then here’s another tip: You don’t have to stay in an igloo to get the Lapland experience. Don’t get me wrong, I’d choose an igloo or a cabin in the forest in the winter, but if you’re visiting in the summer, a boutique hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland, might be just your thing.

Haawe Boutique Apart Hotel is part apartment-to-call-home and part hotel. The first thing I noticed was that our fridge

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Kinkára: Sophisticated Design-Forward Camping in Costa Rica

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                                Kinkára, a luxury camping retreat in Costa Rica previously reserved for private groups, opens to travelers this summer.

The eco-luxe lodging spreads across 800 acres of the foothills of the Talamanca mountain range near Mount Chirripó, Costa Rica’s tallest peak. Part of the award-winning Cayuga Collection resorts chain, the secluded resort was specifically designed to create an atmosphere of mindfulness and relaxation in the middle of nature.

31 Lotus Belle tents, placed around the garden and along the river bank, are outfitted with furnishings by local artisans, organic cotton linens, screened windows and doors. Although nature takes priority here, the resort has made this a choice rather than a regulation: the spaces still have solar-powered reading lights, USB charging pods, and high-speed wi-fi.

There’s no compromising on food, though, and award-winning chef Kuntal Kumar handpicks his produce from the Mandala herb garden and a 10,000 tree “food forest.” Guests are

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Blique by Nobis Is a Respectful Adaptation of a 30s Sigurd Lewerentz Warehouse

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/blique-by-nobis-is-a-respectful-adaptation-of-a-30s-sigurd-lewerentz-warehouse/blique_by_nobis_design_milk_15/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Blique_by_Nobis_Design_Milk_15-810x810.jpg" alt="Blique by Nobis Is a Respectful Adaptation of a 30s Sigurd Lewerentz Warehouse" /></a>
                                Stockholm&#8217;s <a href="https://nobis.se/collection/hotels/blique-by-nobis"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Blique by Nobis</a> is so new, you can still smell the freshly laid carpets – and yet it respects its history. The hotel is an imaginative adaptation of a building that was part-warehouse, designed for Philips by iconic Swedish designer Sigurd Lewerentz in the 1930s, and part 1990s office block by Alenius-Silverhielm-Åhlund. &#8220;The project has been a balancing act between preserving the existing and daring to challenge it,&#8221; says Kajsa Johanson, an architect at <a href="https://www.wingardhs.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wingårdhs</a> – the firm behind the hotel. &#8220;The result is a raw and honest, but at the same time sharp, interior – one that is respectful of history but also looks to the future.&#8221;

The original béton-brut concrete remains and the raw, industrial ambience it creates is complemented by the matte black ironwork and exposed services in the ceiling space. Designer furniture, much of it by Carl Hansen & Sön, in warm, natural

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Sustainability Sets to Take off with KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s Flying-V Concept

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                                The <a href="https://www.klm.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">KLM Royal Dutch Airline&#8217;s</a> Flying-V concept aircraft is the international airliner&#8217;s vision of a more sustainable future for aviation, addressing a growing concern about the global environmental impact of air travel.

The original Flying-V concept was envisioned by then Technical University of Berlin student, Justus Benad, before being developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Despite its unorthodox, but aerodynamic V-shaped design, the Flying-V is comparable to today’s most advanced aircraft, the Airbus A350, sharing the same wingspan as its existing and operating counterpart, and intentional choice to enable the Flying-V to use existing infrastructure at airports, such as gates and runways, without difficulty and the aircraft will also fit into the same hangar as the A350. And despite being shorter than the A350, the Flying-V’s passenger capacity is the same – 314 in the standard configuration – offering the same volume of cargo, 160m3.

Chapter Roma by Tristan Plessis Studio

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                                <a href="https://www.chapter-roma.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chapter Roma</a> is a minimal boutique hotel located in Rome, Italy, designed by <a href="https://www.tristanplessis.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tristan Plessis Studio</a>. As one of the newest editions to the Design Hotels collection, the 42-room hotel was developed by Marco Cilia, formerly of Hotel Americano in New York City. The intimate atmosphere of the boutique property provides an accessible luxury that is currently unattainable within Rome.

Combining contemporary and classic aesthetics, the interiors present Tristan’s signature industrial-chic with strong references to local inspiration. The guest rooms feature a few statement pieces that are otherwise surrounded by a minimalist space with clever custom-made solutions.

In an effort to respect the traditions of the city, the studio decided to use local craftsmen while also collaborating with young local and international artists to imbed a spirit of rebellion throughout the design. The age of the building resulted in a few challenges in regards to the layout of the space, which resulted

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The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

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                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

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The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

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                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

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Coast to Coast Continues: The Exhibit

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Special thanks to Emily Rae Pellerin and Jean Lin of Colony for the following post.

Coast to Coast Continues: The Exhibit
Last year, we teamed up with NYC-based independent furniture, lighting, and textile design gallery, Colony, for Coast to Coast. Together on a road trip adventure, we explored the United States in the name of design, discovery, and inspiration. We stopped for (and wrote about) visits to burgeoning design pockets of Detroit, Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, and the Santa Fe region of New Mexico, and were welcomed into their creative communities more wholeheartedly than we could’ve ever imagined.

Molly Haynes

Mackenzie Huffman

We are so excited to announce the next chapter in the Coast to Coast exploration: an exhibit showcasing the diverse expressions of American design, art, and craft that we uncovered along the way. Our co-presenting partner, NeueHouse, is the perfect site to host the work. The private workspace

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Kimpton Saint George in Toronto Is a Mix-and-Match of Eras

Kimpton Saint George in Toronto Is a Mix-and-Match of Eras

Toronto-based interior design firm Mason Studio have unveiled their latest project, Kimpton Saint George, in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kimpton Saint George Hotel is an exhibition of Mason Studio’s understanding of layered identities. The interior design does not conform to a specific style or geographical place, but instead celebrates the different sensibilities that make up Toronto’s history.

Reception area

Upon entering into the reception area, guests will see a hand-painted mural of a misty, Toronto-inspired landscape. The reception opens up into a hotel lobby that is designed to feel like a living room, with dark maroon shades on the couches and curtains for a posh yet comfortable vibe.

Arches play a key role in the hotel’s design. The series of wooden arches replicated throughout the 14-story hotel serve as a consistent visual guide as guests encounter different architectural styles and eras.

Hotel’s Living Room area

Dark

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Design Milk Travels to… Tbilisi, Georgia

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                                The Georgian capital of Tbilisi is currently experiencing a boon in tourism, catering to Russian and European tourists drawn to the city&#8217;s colorful pastiche of dilapidated, yet captivating architecture peeling away toward inevitable modernization. A waft of international capital and cosmopolitan luxury perfumes the air everywhere today, but at the moment, the city still retains a distinct character proudly expressive of its own history of place, time, and people. If there&#8217;s anywhere in the world to go today – before it changes – it&#8217;s Tbilisi.

WHERE TO STAY

All photos: Adjara Group, Stamba Hotel

The Stamba Hotel is indicative of the transformation descending upon Tbilisi’s most historic quarters. Situated in the main thoroughfare of Kostava Street in the Vera district of Tbilisi, the Adjara Group utilized the three R’s – retain, restore, and repurpose – to give new purpose to this former Soviet-era publishing house. The design here is as lofty as the hotel’s

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Boston’s Revolution Hotel Brings Back the Culture of Innovation and Rebellion

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                                In Boston, Massachusetts, <a href="http://adamnco.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Adam&amp;Co.</a> and LA-based artist Tristan Eaton pay tribute to the revolutionary spirit of Boston with their new project, <a href="https://therevolutionhotel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Revolution Hotel</a>.

Located at the intersection of Berkeley and Appleton Streets in Boston’s South End, Revolution Hotel evokes Boston’s history within the American Revolution in 1775 through vibrant murals and bold-faced motivational slogans.

Artists Tristan Eaton and The Individuals Collective were invited to work with Adam&Co. on the artwork throughout the hotel. Eaton, a California-born graffiti artist, muralist, illustrator, and toy designer, has had works exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Museum of Modern Art in New York. A 65 ft. mural by Eaton—his first mural in Boston—commands the center of attention in the hotel’s lobby. The artist did the mural entirely freehand with spray paint. In vivid blacks, reds, and blue, he renders famous Bostonian figures throughout history and pop culture back to life.

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This Small Hotel Has A Facade Screened With Redwood For Sun Shading

David Baker Architects have designed the Harmon Guest House, a small hotel in Healdsburg, California, that features 39 guest rooms, and a facade screened with redwood sun shading and vine trellises. #ModernHotel #HotelDesign #Architecture

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A Bus Station Awning by Day, Solar Powered Lighting Element at Night

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                                A newly opened bus station in Tilburg, Netherlands designed by <a href="https://www.cepezed.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">cepezed architects</a> integrates photovoltaic technology across the expanse of an awning structure to convert sunlight into a safe and illuminated haven for riders at night.

The new Tilburg bus station in is a part of the large-scale revitalization of the city’s public transport hub, designed to generate its own energy and provide a comfortable transportation nexus, day or night.

The new bus station is most prominently characterized by its enormous translucent awning, a minimalist roof structure supported by a series of columns, the expanse floating above bus platforms and offering travelers a comfortable refuge from sunlight and rain alike. The structure hides an additional feature, incorporating panels of single layer of Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene (ETFE) with an efficient, solar powered lighting system positioned to shine through this membrane to provide a safely illuminated area for riders.

The entire

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