In the bar, lounge, and the 116-seat dining room, of the @jouinmanku -designed Voyages by Alain Ducasse, brilliant hues are the key. Vivid orange flooring cuts a path through the dining room, while ceiling panels are inspired by the persimmons found in local markets. A wall-size panel in yet more tangerine displays an installation of 100 tiles printed with delightfully playful food drawings by French illustrator @leamaupetit , interspersed with brief recipes and notes handwritten on the tiles by Ducasse. Throughout, large rounded-rectangle ceiling fixtures are based on traditional Chinese celestial lanterns. And it’s all presided over by French artist @romainbernini ’s sprawling site-specific painting of a giant octopus swimming in an iridescent blue sea, a reference to one of Asia’s most important foods, that has quickly become the Voyages mascot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Eric Laignel –– A @sandow publication.
“Unbound,” @paulcocksedge ’s first permanent, large-scale installation sets a light, suspenseful scene against beautiful landscape and the Norman Public Library Central in Norman, Oklahoma. The wire metal sculpture looks as though it’s suspended in space, forming a “mathematical kind of riddle” that changes with the weather and light. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Paul Cocksedge Studio –– A @sandow publication.
Multi-family living gets a vibrant, hospitality-style makeover with a complex of three townhouses designed in partnership between @best_practice , @hybridarc , and Steven Lazen. The project is enlivened by artist @smwwl ’s geometric stairwell and rooftop murals in the common spaces. In a bedroom, an Ikea Hektar sconce in white lights a Room & Board Piper Bed in Blossom and two prints from Draplin Design Co’s “Thick Lines” series hang on the wall. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @sozinhoimagery –– A @sandow publication.
Our Editor in Chief @thecindygram declares, “Sophisticated design and a softer modernism can live together—happily—in Nantucket. Just look at this super-chic retreat from our pals at @workshopapd who composed a series of clad pavilions arranged perfectly for indoor/outdoor living. From a dreamy infinity pool to the 14-foot-long kitchen island, this haven is definitely a looker!” And a big thanks to our friends at @theNKBA for partnering with us to create this special Best of Outdoor Living magazine! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @donnadotanphoto –– A @sandow publication
In the Danish shelter magazine that Finn and Janni Holm subscribe to, architect Jan Henrik Jansen was pictured sitting in front of a house that he had constructed with his own hands. “We just rang him and asked him to do one for us,” Janni Holm says. “That’s where our adventure started.” The Holms had decided to build a new home on a lot and a simple wooden farmhouse was what they had in mind. What they got was entirely different, thanks to Jansen’s standard procedure: always conceiving more than one solution for a project. He first showed the Holms a design that corresponded exactly to their farmhouse brief. Then he surprised them with plans for a radically different idea: a round house. Explore more rustic-modern country escapes at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: James Silverman –– A @sandow publication.
This 1,800 sq.ft coffee shop in Dubai designed by @4spacedesign is as unusual as it is astounding. Upon entering, the eye is immediately drawn to the ceiling that serves as the focal point of the design—teal structured pipes with leaf graphics inspired by the coffee roasters that the café uses. The pipes were designed using a parametric algorithm to setup the structural geometry of the project. The resulting space provides a cool and calming atmosphere of sophistication, creativity, and energy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Anas Al Rifai — A @sandow publication.
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When you’re designing a new boutique hotel in a building that started life as a factory, an industrial aesthetic is a no-brainer. @alfaromanrique did just that for the One Shot Tabakalera House in San Sebastián, Spain. Complex, colorful carpet, upholstery, and wall graphics animate soften the original concrete surfaces inside the old tobacco plant, not housing 46 guest rooms. Metal trim in black and copper, and a earthy palette help reinforce the industrial feel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @victorsajara1 –– A @sandow publication.
A 500-year-old abandoned house in Palma de Mallorca, Spain is now home to 24 guest rooms and a swimming pool surrounded by primordial jacaranda and citrus trees. The Can Bordoy, designed by @ohlab_architecture , ensured the history and character of the original building wasn’t lost by m making use of the original pine flooring and maintaining an era-appropriate palette of materials like lime mortar and stucco plaster. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: José Hevia –– A @sandow publication.
@marsetbcn believes the soul of a design is in its materials, which is why they've updated their classic Discocó fixture with a new oak finish. Thirty five disks of pressed American Oak surround a black chrome sphere, creating a fun, modern fixture tempered by an exceptional warmth and familiarity. Learn more at the link in our bio. @marsetbcn #marset #takingcareoflight
The hardest decision you’ll have at @bernardesarq ’s hotel @arpoador rio in Rio de Janeiro is picking between the perfect pool and the beach it overlooks! Led by a descendent of Brazilian modernist luminaries Claudio and Sergio Bernardes, the straw and fiber décor inside this 49-room boutique property echoes the natural elements of nearby Ipanema Beach, while the facade’s acetylated-wood exterior was chosen for its ability to withstand the tropical climate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @leonardofinotti –– A @sandow publication.
@wolfgordon ’s award-winning new collection, VEER by Aliki van der Kruijs, explores the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional space through a simple grid motif. The collection’s three distinct patterns—TURN, SLIDE and FLOAT—are each created from subtle manipulations to the original grid. Learn more at the link in our bio. @wolfgordon #wolfgordonupholstery #VEERbyAlikivanderKruijs
Talk about a lovely lobby! A combination of two century-old buildings in Portland, OR results in one tastemaker destination, where many of the 150 guest rooms and suites are dressed in wallpaper patterned with images of local plants found in the Rose City. The Woodlark hotel’s entrance, designed by @officeuntitled and Smith Hanes Studio, features bold tile complimented by statement light fixtures and a brass flower case by local favorite flower studio @colibripdx complete with bountiful greenery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Provenance Hotels –– A @sandow publication.
Entering this bookshop is stepping into the ultimate reader’s paradise. Bands of shelving wrap the glowing walls, while through the center swoops a ribbonlike staircase that initiates the pilgrimage into literary heaven. Bright red on the floor and the steps establishes a reference to the Dante’s Inferno, reinforcing the concept of leaving eternal torment to climb upward to a white paradise. Combining powner-coated stainless steel ad painted self-leveling concrete, also used for the floor, the main staircase rises from the entry on the level below the bookstore proper where white display islands dot reading areas and maple veneered benches punctuate the sea of white. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @creatarimages –– A @sandow publication.
Book lovers rejoice! Wutopia Lab’s new Zhongshuge Library is the ultimate reader’s paradise. An enclosed entry sets the mood for what’s to come. Guests are immediately greeted by serpentine walls of shelving that rise to meet the ceiling, then spread outward as horizontal bands of light, like petals unfurling from stalks. Near the center of the public reading area stands a square pavilion entered through the wide archways on each side. Yu calls this structure the Pantheon. Its floor of clear glass, intended to resemble water, allows a glimpse down into a book-lined room that can be used for meetings or just for reading. Bands of shelving wrap the glowing walls, while through the center swoops a ribbonlike staircase. The white backdrop was chosen to evoke purity and light, a contrast with the heaviness of the city’s long history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @creatarimages –– A @sandow publication.
Inside @martinlejarraga ’s Loop Inn hostel, a range of offerings for guest rooms are available, each with their own thematic wallpaper. The ground-floor duplexes, for instance, sport zebra-patterned walls; the more common multiperson shared bunk rooms, located on the first three floors, feature a blue polka-dot paper; while the private doubles on the top floor flaunt a jungle-palm motif that nods to the faux grass covering the adjoining terrace. For families, rooms with twin or double beds for grown-ups occupy the lower level, while kid-friendly bunks, reached by ladder, are tucked into a mezzanine sleeping loft overhead. All the built-in pine furniture is custom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: David Frutos –– A @sandow publication.
How can a building blend in, yet also disrupt? That was the goal for @martinlejarraga when designing the Loop Inn, a six-level, 47-room hostel on a corner site in the historic center of Cartagena, Spain. The city boasts fine examples of Roman, Baroque, Neoclassical, and Art Nouveau architecture, but a flourishing maritime economy keeps it firmly anchored in the 21st century, and the design of the hostel reflects these modern influences. The building’s exterior is careful to respect the neighborhood’s neutral, timeworn palette by incorporating traditional materials in the facade. They collaborated with local painter @amcharris to create four applied-plaster patterns—subtle, tone-on-tone stylizations of the sea, sun, wind, and city walls—that run in story-height bands around the trapezium-shape building. Paired with ceramic latticework screens on projecting windows and balconies that evoke Moorish Spain, these broad swaths of plasterwork pay homage to classic Iberian decorative traditions while modernizing both their aesthetics and application. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: David Frutos –– A @sandow publication.
Fortina™ Louvers in Vent Walnut finishfrom @bn_industries span the ceilings of the new sleek yet sumptuous Arclinea flagship store in Milan. The rhythmic Fortinaabove combines with the warm gray marble floor and unifies the various kitchens, featuring the Collection designed by Antonio Citterio. @bn_industries
In Baja California, the Sea of Cortés coast from Cabo San Lucas to the north is peppered with resort hotels. In style they tend to be either steroidal haciendas or monumental hulks. By contrast, the new @solazresortloscabos by @sordo_madaleno is a refreshing example of Mexican modernismo. The lobby establishes a grand feeling of arrival with a great sweep of high-ceilinged, open-air space that encompasses sea views and reflecting pools. Throughout the property, clean-lined contemporary furniture complements the architecture. The design deploys a couple of timeless ways of beating the heat south of the border: the large hammocks strung up on room terraces and the woven-reed panels that shade them. Plant-lined walkways doubling as breezeways lead to beachfront facilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @rafaelgamo –– A @sandow publication.
The Pacific Palisades holds no shortage of contemporary houses, and while this modern masterpiece by @magnidesign and @shubindonaldson is stunning in its own right, its the home’s setting that truly makes it shine. Flanked on one side by sweeping views of a state park on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, the hillside estate has arguably some of the best views on the West Coast. On the lot is a 14,500 sq ft contemporary home boasting a gym, sauna, game room, and 45-foot infinity pool. The architecture immediately reads modernist yet organic. The goal was to create a feel that was handcrafted rather than machine-made. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @fernandogguerra –– A @sandow publication.
Editor in Chief @thecindygram proclaims, “Hot- off-the-press...and welcome to a midsummer night’s hospitality dream! And for this summer-time fun-time issue, we traveled to a medieval hilltop villa in Italy—the @monteverdi_tuscany —a once former schoolhouse, now a culinary complex, that will make you swoon. Designed by Ilaria Miani, suites are outfitted in furniture custom-made on-site, and a jet pool is inspired by ancient Roman baths. It’s a stunner! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Bernard Touillon — A @sandow publication.
Two buildings from different decades—a concrete warehouse designed by Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz in the 1930s and a newer office building designed by Alenius-Silverhielm-Åhlund in the 1990s–have been brought together into a new urban hotel in central Stockholm. Designed by Swedish architect @gertwingardh , The Strand evokes the glamour of the movie stars that lived and partied there in the early 20th century. Wingårdh peeled back the layers that had been added to the structures over the years to return the hotel to its original sparkling glamour. The striking enclosed interior courtyard–part of the hotel’s restaurant–is particularly glimmering, sprinkled with hanging pendant lights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: André Pihl –– A @sandow publication.
No, it’s not a UFO, its a new fully airborne project by multimedia artist and filmmaker @dougaitkenworkshop Entitled New Horizon, his nomadic installation is set to take flight this month in Massachusetts. Commissioned by the Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofit focused on preserving 25,000 acres of the state’s natural sites, Aitken has created an oversize hot-air balloon from 70-denier high-tenacity nylon coated in mylar laminate. It will be fueled by propane, which burns cleaner than gas or diesel, and include a gondola accommodating eight people for sunrise rides. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @dougaitkenworkshop –– A @sandow publication.
When transforming a space, paying attention to the history of the building will often yield the best, and most surprising results. For this 1913 tobacco factory-turned-hotel, the original concrete walls were a blank canvas to create an industrial aesthetic that would reflect the buildings heritage. To soften the concrete, @alfaromanrique used complex, colorful carpet, upholstery, and wall graphics throughout the One Shot Tabakalera House. Fixtures and trims in copper and dark metal enhance the industrial feel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @victorsajara1 –– A @sandow publication.
From a distance, it looks like it’s been there for a century. But in reality, the @perrylanehotel in Savannah, Georgia, is a new ground-up structure—actually, two structures (more on that later ). Its interiors, however, conjure a bygone era, yet still feel fresh and modern. That’s the work of @avroko principals Greg Bradshaw, Adam Farmerie, William Harris, and Kristina O’Neal, who immersed themselves in Savannah, even invented a muse to guide the project, their first in the Hostess City. The Wayward, the street-level bar, is one of three dining and drinking venues at the hotel. Inside, a motorcycle hangs above the bar and vintage postcards adorn the walls, lending an upscale-dive vibe. Guests can play pinball, Skee-Ball, and help themselves to popcorn from the popcorn machine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Eric Laignel –– A @sandow publication.
Multi-family living gets a vibrant, hospitality-style makeover with a complex of three townhouses designed in partnership between @best_practice , @hybridarc , and Steven Lazen. The project is enlivened by artist @smwwl ’s geometric stairwell and rooftop murals in the common spaces. In a kitchen, jaunty chromatic kitchen cabinets add a pop of color in low-fi painted MDF. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @sozinhoimagery –– A @sandow publication.
The airy new Full Circle Café designed by @x_plus_o in upland Bali blends the Indonesian island’s laid-back lushness with Australia’s passion for flat whites and smashed avocado. The café occupies a double-height concrete-and-glass building with a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The designer, working with A+A Architecture Interior, carved the light-filled volume into different zones and levels. Naturally, pride of place goes to the large brew bar—an interactive communal hub where customers can simply enjoy the results of, or actively learn about, different brewing processes—its fluted sides formed by pressing bamboo into concrete. A white powder-coated steel frame overhead contains plants that evoke island greenery. Adjacent cast-concrete railway-style booths, lined with teak veneer, provide a sense of enclosure, while bleacher seating of the same material echoes Bali’s rice terraces. The neutral palette gives added punch to an end-wall mural, which depicts the nearby monkey forest preserve and vivid red coffee beans; the other end wall is lined with semicircular banquettes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Sheila Man –– A @sandow publication.
If anyone knows how to style Astek's FliePaper collection it's the designer himself. Fly from @fliepaper , a bold photographic wallcovering collection created by @donflood in partnership with @astekinc , looking perfectly styled in Flood's Palm Springs home. Available at @astekinc and @astek_home Learn more at the link in our bio. Photograph by @lance gerber for @lamag @ astekinc #astekinc #myastekhome
If it’s dreamy at Chip, that’s intentional. In addition to the aroma of the freshly baked, famously gooey cookies wafting through the tidy Long Island City bakery, the setting employs blond millwork, creamy marble, curved forms, and ethereal lighting. It’s conceived by the @thenewdesignproject , the studio that also runs Brooklyn co-working space The New Work Project. For Chip, the designers co-worked with Saint Urbain, which handled branding, to carry the aesthetic through the interiors. The clouds sprinkled across the cookie tins were translated into a cluster of paper lanterns and rounded arches in the partition separating front and back of house. The nostalgic orange of the logo came to life as @benjaminmoore ’s Fire Glow on the feature wall and @Kravetinc ’s microsuede upholstering the built-in banquettes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @willellisphoto | Text: @blockannie –– A @sandow publication.
Inspired by the artist Lenore Tawney’s study of Jacquard looms, the Duality Collection from Mannington Commercial reinterprets the carpet-making process as an artform in itself. This modular carpet collection explores how yarn, backing and the carpet construction process not only serve as elements of craft but have an artistic, sculptural presence as well. @mannington commercial #manningtoncommercial #neocon2019 #ad