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DESIGN
Five Favorites from Boerum House & Home
Retail store, museum gallery or apartment: the newly opened Boerum House & Home joins the row of stores including jewelry designer Erica Weiner and fragrance boutique Twisted Lily on Atlantic Avenue that make the Boerum Hill block a formidable shopping...
STYLE
Ink, Beijing
It’s easy to imagine how important the concept of VIP is in a country where individuality is easily lost in an immense multitude of people. Among Chinese men, the older generations are still quite status-oriented and fashion is often simply a tool...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Belgrade
by Emily Millett Warehouses, barges, malls and mansions, you name it—if it's derelict and abandoned, Belgrade's next generation is reclaiming it and breathing new life into the Serbian capital. What better symbol of a city on the brink of rebirth...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: San Sebastian
This summer saw all kinds of action in San Sebastian, Spain, and those festivities aren't over yet. With July's International Jazz Festival, the Semana Grande with parties, bullfights and fireworks, and the Zinemaldia International Film Festival...
STYLE
Interview: Michael Chen of Aloha Sunday
It's potentially easier to spot a killer whale off San Diego's coast than to find a one-stop men's clothing store that features up-and-coming local designers—at a reasonable price. Seeing the void in the market in the area, Aloha Sunday was started...
DESIGN
Interview: Mirjam Vogt of Magazin
With one large window facing the street, Magazin looks out onto one of Amsterdam's newest design districts. The artisanal shops lining the long street of Czaar Peterstraat seem to have appeared almost overnight, although locals will tell say it's...
TRAVEL
Interview: Kristen Lee of TENOVERSIX
Housed inside a landmark building in Dallas, boutique hotel The Joule is in the final phases of a two-year expansion and renovation featuring new guest rooms, retail space, a spa and restaurants. Set in the heart of downtown Dallas, The Joule bridges...
STYLE
Neighbour's Vancouver Storefront
Neighbour, a small men's clothing boutique in Vancouver's Gastown area, gets the mix just right through owner Saager Dilawri's personal picks of lesser known brands and unique collaborations. Since the shop's opening, Dilawri has consistently impressed...
CULTURE
Interview: Nathan Zhang
Waste is one of the dark sides of development, especially in fast growing-country like China, and Beijing is no exception. With massive urbanization bringing crowds of mostly unskilled rural workers to the city and a literal ring of garbage dumps...
DESIGN
Poketo Store
Eight years after Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan of Poketo moved from San Francisco to LA, they've fulfilled their dream to open a store for their successful business. Located in the downtown Arts District, the newly opened 4,000-square-foot boutique...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv
Head of External Relations at the Design Museum Holon just outside Tel Aviv, Eyal de Leeuw is not only a natural tour guide, but as co-founder of Israel's leading men's fashion blog Ha-Garconniere, he is clued into some of the most interesting city...
CULTURE
Pelicans & Parrots
London's East End is globally renowned for playing host to some of the world's most stylishly eclectic fashion houses, art galleries and bars. But it's the small gems you won't necessarily hear about—unless you're a local—that continue...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Hong Kong
Designer mega-brands have established Hong Kong as a luxury shopping destination for some time now, but recently, a surge of smaller, independently minded businesses have been infusing the city's neighborhoods with a bit of bohemia. Craft coffee culture...
TRAVEL
Tantalo Hotel
Panama City's recently opened Tantalo Hotel offers hospitality with an artsy edge in the city's historic Casco Viejo neighborhood. Located in what is generally considered Panama's arts district, the micro-boutique hotel houses just 13 rooms; each...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Prague
On a recent tour of Prague's experiential retail and gallery space Gallery by Minty Concept Club we had the chance to speak with the boutique's owner Yasmin Keshmiri Hejduk, who suggested a handful of stops to make in the city she calls home. Here...
TRAVEL
Gallery by Minty Concept Club
Yasmin Keshmiri Hejduk opened Gallery by Minty Concept Club in Prague less than a year ago and already it's become the city's go-to destination as an experiential retail and gallery. "Gallery is a space where people meet, browse through new magazines...
STYLE
Shang Xia
In a bustling metropolis like Shanghai, Shang Xia's boutique strikes a balance between "human and nature", a millenary value of Chinese culture that often appears to be lost in the country's economic rush. Wood and sandstone are combined together...
STYLE
MYKITA and Kostas Murkudis
Experiments in production techniques and material selection drive the latest Berlin-based collaboration between MYKITA eyewear and womenswear designer Kostas Murkudis. The stainless steel frames from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection comprise two...
FOOD-DRINK
Sqirl Jam
One bite of crusty bread spread with Sqirl raspberry and fresh lavender jam made by Jessica Koslow creates an explosion of local flavor. From the taste of such a juicy creation, it's hard to believe that Koslow swears she barely ate fruit as a child...
FOOD-DRINK
Chocolats du CaliBressan
While walking along the shady tiled walkways to the quaint shops of La Arcada in Santa Barbara, a peek inside Chocolats du CaliBressan reveals a candy case filled with tiny turtles, ruby lips, glistening buddhas and classic truffle spheres...
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