Design Hotel Find: Mar Adentro Los Cabos

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The region of Los Cabos, Mexico is better known for it’s “All-Inclusive” resorts with swim-up bars and fish bowl-sized margaritas, but that could be changing. Mar Adentro Los Cabos is an entirely new type of resort where less is definitely more. Designed by famed Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragones, Mar Adentro Los Cabos is a […]

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Shopping Find: Lonely Auckland

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Located in the historic Hayes Building on Teed Street is Lonely Auckland. This second flagship store of the cult brand and apparel label opened in late 2016 and presents an exploration of the layers of intimacy.  Unlike most other stores with window displays, Lonely Auckland boasts a wall of pink plaster – piquing the curiosity […]

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The Curators: Droog Design Studio’s Amsterdam

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Based in Amsterdam, Droog is an anti-disciplinary design studio, driven by the endless curiosity and know-how of its original founders Renny Ramakers and Gijs Bakker. Ramakers’ background as an art and design critic, art historian, curator and lecturer pairs perfectly with Bakker’s industrial design knowledge and passion for good design. The pioneering spirit of Droog […]

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Design Hotel Find: Valletta Vintage Malta

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In a city of Baroque architecture, Valletta Vintage Malta is a carefully blended marriage of old and new by Chris and Anna Briffa. Malta native and son of a talented carpenter, Briffa – an architect – converted his former studio into the collection of rooms which compose the hotel. The 16th century townhouse is now […]

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Recapping Hirosaki Design Week 2016 at RINGO Park

The city of Hirosaki, Aomori prefecture, located in the northern part of the Tohoku area is best known for it’s symbolic cherry blossoms and apples. This year, the city embarked on its first Hirosaki Design Week. Though the project started only this year, the city has always put focus on beauty, nature and design, making […]

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The Editors: Andrew Trotter of OPENHOUSE Magazine on Barcelona & Approaching Magazine Aesthetics

OPENHOUSE is a bi-annual, multi-lingual magazine conceived by the Barcelona-based pair Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal. The magazine’s ethos is cemented by people who exhibit their homes and spaces and welcome the public in for experiences centred around food, art, design and community. At Melting Butter, we admire the magazine for its role as […]

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Cafe & Creative Studio Find: Sonos Studio London

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At Melting Butter we take our music pretty seriously (just have a listen to our monthly Fresh Fifteen playlists). So it was only a matter of time before we made multiple visits to Sonos Studio London, a building consisting of café and versatile spaces, aimed to help you find a musical or creative experience of […]

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Cool Shop Find: The New Craftsmen London

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What does it mean to be British? A good question to mull over while browsing the delightful wares at The New Craftsmen London, where ‘British-ness’ isn’t about politics or nationalism, but a connection to a culture and sense of place evoked by traditional crafts and materials from all corners of the British Isles. With a […]

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The Editors: Frederik Frede of Freunde von Fruenden on Berlin and Creativity

Frederik Frede is founder and creative director of online publication Freunde von Freunden, translating to friends of friends. Since launching in 2009, FvF has documented the lifestyles of international creatives and the spaces they live and work in, via captivating interviews and big, beautiful photography. Things moved quickly and by 2011, they’d published their first […]

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Design Find: Martin House Complex Buffalo

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Head to the suburban idyll of Buffalo’s Parkside neighbourhood to the East of Delaware Park and discover an architectural masterpiece that requires no identification of the visionary behind its façade. On this leafy corner plot on Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue, the landmark’s horizontal planes, deep overhanging eaves and cantilevered roof design set harmoniously with […]

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