The Moxy brand, owned by Marriot, seeks to appeal to the “next-gen” traveler, doing away with traditional amenities in favor of a budget-friendly, design-focused experience.
The hotel collaborated closely with Volume Gallery, a creative local art space with a strong emphasis on emerging designers, artists, and architects.
Iceland’s booming hotel industry welcomed two million visitors in 2016 alone, though the country’s design community is working hard to retain its authenticity.
The hotel–previously a two-building roadside motel–includes a restaurant, fireplace, lounge, café, and general store.
Architect Brad Cloepfil, working with co-owners Will Guidara and Daniel Humm, drew from both nature and the restaurant’s past to revamp the world-renowned culinary destination.
All the items in the TWA Lounge at World Trade Center 1 will be on show in the TWA Hotel’s on-site museum when it opens.
An appreciation of the beauty in an object’s true function drives the work of Studio Gorm.
The Jersey City Urby, a new 69-story residential tower, seeks to attract residents by invoking the feel of a boutique hotel.
The boutique hotel brand inducts its newest property with a topical art exhibition.
Design plays an important role in all of Blue Bottle Coffe’s 34 locations. Its latest San Francisco cafe features a pared-down aesthetic and plenty of intimate nooks.
As these three female NASA alums prove, the space agency is a breeding ground for urban planning, product design, and architectural ideas.
Architects would do well to take note of how female designers, like the founders of Egg Collective, are organizing to promote each other’s work.
For the fourth iteration of fashion designer Raf Simons’s collaboration with Kvadrat, things have taken a decidedly whimsical turn.
Grupo Habita’s second and third properties in the United States bring two unique personalities to Chicago’s Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.
Troncones, one of Mexico’s best kept secrets, is a small beach town lacking the glitz and allure of the larger tourist traps. Businessman Rafael Skewes seeks to transform it into a modernist architectural masterpiece.
When it comes to square footage, new micro-hotel brand Arlo favors quality over quantity.
These five emerging studios are reshaping the hospitality industry in the United States.
Dusty pink and copper tones create an air of calm at Yswara’s outlet in Johannesburg.
With many celebrated New York projects under its belt, the lighting, furniture, and interior design studio Workstead sets its sights on the South.
In its new headquarters, the American Society of Interior Designers tackles the next big challenge for workplace design—helping office-goers stay healthy.
The newest Design Hotels project in Ibiza is an unlikely union of pastoral respite
and ideas exchange.
At the 10th annual Radical Innovation Awards, two worthy finalists presented their visions for the hotel of the future—including an idea for a flying drone hotel.
Designed by Studio Tack, Scribner’s new boutique hotel in the Catskills is a thoughtful take on the classic ski lodge.
“Squares” puts a clever twist on the idea of the traditional New York social club.
For its latest boutique hotel, Marriott tapped famed interior designer Didier Gomez, who designed the hotel as “a vision of another Paris.”
Metropolis editor Mikki Brammer sat down with Buckminster Fuller’s daughter to discuss what Bucky would think of the world today.
One of Phoenix’s newest boutique hotels, the Camby embraces its southwestern roots without delving too far into cowboy territory.
Digital fashion retailer Everlane pulls back the curtain, both on its business model and its new headquarters.
Two hip San Francisco restaurateurs turn their focus toward sustainable fine dining.
An annual design event in San Francisco seeks to strengthen the bonds and relationships within its thriving creative networks.
In San Antonio’s newest historic district, a strikingly renovated hotel allows some grit in its glamour.
The furniture retailer is inviting local artisans to curate a collection of their own goods for sale in West Elm stores.
A new hotel concept in Copenhagen seeks to reduce the stress of hospital stays.
Many established brands are finding that there are creative business opportunities at the intersection of fitness and retail.
The Apartment by The Line takes up residence in Los Angeles.
￼A New York City shoe brand is enhancing its customers’ walking experience in more ways than one.
A Paris hotel opens its doors to its neighborhood and the colorful creatives who work there.
The duo discuss the merits of crowdfunding, the challenge of growing plants underground, and the importance of cool.
A century after it opened its namesake infrastructural marvel, Panama City is starting to broaden its cultural reach.
A unique collaboration saw designers Matali Crasset and Sebastian Herkner partner with Zimbabwean basket weavers.
One of Arne Jacobsen’s most popular creations, the Series 7 chair from Fritz Hansen, gets a splash of color to mark its 60th anniversary.
The architect-planner discusses the ideas, influences, and concepts that have informed his philosophy and practice.
With architect Todd Saunders and designers Ineke Hans and Ilse Crawford as its advocates, the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Canada, is forging a fresh identity to ensure its cultural and economic survival.
A new wayfinding system promises to transform the way locals and visitors experience the emirate city.
Through generous communal spaces, the Songpa Micro-Housing project in Seoul encourages inhabitants to interact with their neighbors.
The interaction between objects and the human body is the source of Leon Ransmeier’s work.