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Room Portraits by Menno Aden

A cool way to show apartment layouts! More via Room Portraits  

The UK Government’s Design Principles

Start with needs* Do less Design with data Do the hard work to make it simple Iterate. Then iterate again. Build for inclusion Understand context Build digital services, not websites Be consistent, not uniform Make things open: it makes things better For […]

MySuites in NYC

We like what the guys at MySuites in NYC are doing! Their boutique suites and ’enhance your stay’ options and the fact that everything is for sale! Very cool ;)  

10 Hotels for the social traveler

Here is Tablet’s list of 10 hotels for the social traveler. Their lobbies, lounges and other social spaces are great for bringing people together.  

The Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe

Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, 1950ies. If you can’t find sustainably-made furniture, go second hand/vintage! There’s plenty of stuff out there; who needs more?  

Gallery acts as Bed & Breakfast

Jewelry and product designer Sofie Lachaert runs a gallery in Tielrode, Belgium, specialising in vintage and modern pieces. The gallery also has two guest rooms that she runs as a bed and breakfast. Go to Remodelista for a full photo report of this unique interior […]

The Wallery wallpaper made in Barcelona

In case we will be left with a boring wall, we would love to have a mural by the Barcelonian start-up The Wallery! Their unusual wallpaper is long-lasting (20 years), PVC-free and made from FSC-certified paper.  

Aircruise, a hydropowered floating hotel

This morning, Chris Sherwin from Seymourpowell showed their Aircruise – a clipper in the clouds in a presentation during the EcoDesign Day at the Barcelona Design Week 2013. It is basically a hydropowered floating hotel! Here, slow is the new fast and it is not about […]

Reuse your hotel towel!

Reuse a towel! Fun message from the ACE Hotel in NYC. Founder: Alex Calderwood. Thanks Mette for the tip!  

Local Barcelona bar reflects its history

We love renovations like this, that respect the history, the existing materials and even aims for a LEED certification. Barcelona’s Bar Cèntric Canalla opened in 1862 and has just been renovated by Pilar Líbano. For the full story + photos visit diarioDESIGN. Photo by Marian […]

Philosophy of the Less by Philippe Starck

We couldn’t agree more! That is why Petz decided to not produce more things but instead design for the service industry. The first service. a hotel (or non-hotel!).

Open Data Tourism Hack-at-Home for Barcelona

The Open Data Tourism Hack-at-Home aims to create apps to help cities manage the challenges of tourism. One of the cities you can enter your app solution to is Barcelona! Deadline: 5/6/2013. The new Open Data Tourism Hack at home, part of […]

Green furniture for hotels and tourist apartments.

Excellent furniture for short stay spaces: eco-friendly (100% renewable, 100% biodegradable, flat-pack), easy maintenance, practical and beautiful. leibal Matej

Upcycled PET Lamp Project

Not everything needs to be local all the time. Here is the amazing PET Lamp Project all the way from Colombia, dealing with the problem of plastic waste, the disappearing of an ancient artisan textile craft and refugees from the guerilla war, […]

Fans of designer Seung-Yong Song

We like designer Seung-Yong Song’s objects and believe it’s not for nothing that he won the 2013 W Hotels Designers of the Future Award. More information on Dezeen and diarioDESIGN (in spanish).