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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Concept Store Find: Clerkenwell London

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Warning: you could wile away an entire day in this engaging labyrinth. Clerkenwell London opened its doors in September 2015 – absorbing the essence of its location to curate a space that produces an intellectual energy and a lingering education of style. Throughout the extensive space, there are strong undertones through materiality with each area gaining […]

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Interior Design Find: Ró Buffalo

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You don’t need to know the Danish language when stepping inside Ró to discover its name is rooted in its aesthetic: peaceful, calm and tranquil. The home shop is a wonder of expertly curated items in minimalist styles, functional lines and neutral colorways inspired by timeless Scandinavian design. Situated in Buffalo’s trendy Elmwood Village on […]

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Cool Shop Find: The Game Designstore Brussels

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Situated on a busy street in central Brussels is The Game Designstore, a brightly lit white showroom space tastefully adorned with a curated collection of candy colored contemporary design objects for the modern home. Local aesthetes can enjoy shopping in what feels more like the environs of a design museum than a standard home design […]

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Interior Design Find: ELEMENTARY Store London

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The striking coloured cowhide commanding ELEMENTARY Store’s shop front lures you into a space that pays homage to functional, simple and beautiful design. ELEMENTARY was founded in 2014 by duo Athena Peletidou and Kataro Kanai – their impeccable style is evident through the synchronicity of the unique selection of furniture and objects that populate the […]

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Cool Shop Find: Magazyn Antwerp

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It does seem rather passé to walk into an interior design store and buy up every piece of furniture, tableware, linen and decorative object to fit out your new home, right? And even if you had the money to indulge in such extravagant shopping behavior, isn’t half the fun in the hunt? Well let’s consider […]

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Vintage Shopping Find: Big Daddy’s Antiques LA

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Enter Big Daddy’s Antiques; a vintage interiors concept store tucked away on an industrial back street in Culver City and you’ll become giddy with excitement just like a kid in a candy store. Only that kid is you (a vintage aficionado) and that candy store is a 20,000 square foot, one-of-a-kind superstore filled with beautifully […]

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Restaurant Find: Bang Sydney

With its blazing neon red light beckoning, this new establishment is impossible to overlook. Bang, recently opened on Crown Street, is a new restaurant serving up Bangladeshi street food on the streets of Sydney. Bang is housed in a high-ceilinged room with exposed brick, timber rafters, and playful details – the dishes are presented in […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Sir Albert Amsterdam

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The name Sir Albert suggests that it’s not a conventional hotel. There’s something personal attached to its formal signature that implies you’ll be treated as an intimate guest rather than a passing tourist. The rooms are situated in a sort of silenced enclave away from the bustling bar scene below and feature large windows and […]

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Restaurant Find: Playa Takeria Sydney

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It is impossible to ignore this colorful new cantina that has popped up on Darlinghurst Road – not least because of the larger-than-life graffiti-art mural of Frida Kahlo (by Argentine artist Skullavera) gazing out over laughing groups of curb-side diners. Inspired by the idyllic Mexican beachside city of Playa del Carmen, Playa Takeria lives up […]

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