The year is 1962 and architectural duo Krisel & Palmer are completing the design for a brand new condominium in the desert paradise of Palm Springs. With its butterfly roofline, horizontal orientation, and patterned cinderblock cladding, Canyon View Estates was quintessentially midcentury in design. But, for the time, this was no ordinary condominium. Made to feel more like single-family homes than stacked vacation units, the properties at Canyon View reinvented condo living and helped put Palm Springs on the map as the midcentury modern capital of the world. Fast forward
Image via Workstead As soon as that first hint of crisp fall air hits our faces and leaves begin to fall at our feet, we know that it’s time to get cozy. We’re talking cable knits, plaid flannel and all the hot cider you can drink. Whether you prefer to take a foliage trip or spend a weekend upstate wine tasting, these fall getaways are as cozy as your favorite sweater and as varied as the leaves themselves. The DeWitt Oak Hill, NY Filled with handpicked vintage pieces, The DeWitt is a one-of-a-kind stay as
Image by Ralph Feiner for Condé Nast Traveller When it’s cold we crave the heat, and when it’s hot we crave the cold. Is there any happy medium? Maybe not, but when those August temps rise above 90-degrees, it helps to imagine that we’re romping through a frozen tundra of snow in an icy cold location. From ski chalets in the Swiss Alps to igloos in Alaska, these are the wintry destinations that we’re dreaming of right now as we suffer through the August heat. Alpine Charm Iceland is currently one
Photo via Dering Hall. The Olympics are here! We’ve been waiting for two whole years to witness the triumphs, the heartbreaks, the national anthems, and, of course, the Opening Ceremonies. But thankfully anyone can have medal-worthy design all the time. How? By going for gold, silver and bronze in your home. From brushed bronze pendant lights to silver clad credenzas, these spaces are taking us all the way to the finish line. Luxe Living: Nothing says luxe quite like gold leaf. And what better place to make a casually glam statement than by putting it on the ceiling? If
Photo of RT Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura by Pedro Kok via Arch Daily. The world’s greatest athletes have descended upon Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. And while all eyes will be on the Olympic Village, we’d like to suggest that they wander just a little to the stunning contemporary design and architecture that have long made Rio one South America’s most vibrant cultural cities. On September 6th, you can get an exclusive look at Rio’s most exceptional homes with the release of the book Inside Rio, but we’re
There’s no better way to embrace the great outdoors than to sleep there. But you’ve gotta contend with finding a campsite, schlepping your gear, cooking your chow. If you want nature with a side of creature comforts, we’d suggest sticking close to home, like really close to home. For today’s installment of our Summer Bucket List, we put together this guide to glamping in your own backyard! Video: See our glamping set-up come to life! Pitch a tent (or a teepee! Or a yurt!) The more comfortable the structure, the more you’ll use
One of the great wonders of NYC is that you can get pretty much anything you want at pretty much any hour: Need a vintage 1930s ballgown at 2 am? Easy! An Ethiopian feast delivered to your door? Sure! But the one thing that can be hard to come by is an outdoor space to call your own. So the folks at the W Hotel asked us to help them change that. We teamed up to transform the Extreme Wow Suite at New York’s W Hotel into an urban glamping adventure. Now through
Photo: OFF Paris Seine Imagine waking up in Paris. Now imagine waking up in Paris with dead-on panoramic views of the idyllic Seine river. This is the reality at OFF, the very first hotel and bar that permanently floats upon the waters of the Seine. Opened June 23, OFF isn’t just a place to sleep — it’s an experience. The eco-friendly, glass-walled space is lined with smooth wood paneling and metallic materials, offering 54 guest rooms as well as four luxury suites. A special playlist floats throughout the structure, creating a cinematic vibe.
Photo: J.Mak Hospitality Some people pick their vacations based on food, nature, or culture. We love all of those things, but we like them with a serious side of style. So we’ve rounded up our nine favorite design hotels around the world. Whether you’re looking for big style in the Big Easy or modernism in Morocco, these chic stays will inspire a serious case of wanderlust… or maybe even a home renovation. Henry Howard Hotel, New Orleans, LA Get a taste of New Orleans’ jazzy spirit at the Henry Howard Hotel. Transformed from townhouses
You heard us correctly. Everyone’s favorite affordable furniture giant is making moves to the museum. But this isn’t just any exhibition. The IKEA Museum, which opened June 30 in Älmhult, Sweden, traces the company’s successful history in home décor with seven decades’ worth of designs on display. The main exhibition gives visitors the inside scoop on the story behind the Swedish furniture powerhouse, as well as an exclusive look at some of its best-selling products through the ages—get ready to see the iconic Klippan sofa in all its retro glory.