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Destination: Barcelona’s Renaissance Fira Hotel

Destination: Barcelona’s Renaissance Fira Hotel

Jean Nouvel cultivates a tropical paradise in the heart of a 27-storey skyscraper in the Catalan capital. Plus, Llibreria del Born, an of-the-moment bookstore with an eye on history.

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May 28, 2014

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A Prague Teashop With A Split Personality

A Prague Teashop With A Split Personality

For Tea Mountain, local firm A1 Architects drew from a palette of contrasting textures and colours – as well as a grand arch in the 19th-century building’s shopfront – to define two distinct zones within a compact storefront.

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May 22, 2014

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Finessing the Hotel Restaurant

Finessing the Hotel Restaurant

For the Bayerischer Hof Hotel – which is to Munich what the Ritz is to Paris – Jouin Manku has crafted a series of dining spaces that take their inspiration from the city and the mountains beyond.

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April 22, 2014

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A Converted Chapel for Dining In Style

A Converted Chapel for Dining In Style

Studio Piet Boon has accentuated the original features of a former military chapel in Antwerp with custom touches that create an intimate, timeless dining atmosphere. The renovation of the disused…

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April 15, 2014

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Destination: Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland

Destination: Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland

Located on the slopes of volcanic Mount Hengill near Thingvellir National Park, this hotel by Santa Monica firm Minarc responds to a growing appetite for stunning accommodations in rugged places.

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April 10, 2014

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An Art Hotel With Street Cred

An Art Hotel With Street Cred

Located in London’s impossibly hip Shoreditch neighbourhood, the Ace Hotel expands on the edgy boutique concept pioneered by its late founder.

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March 11, 2014

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A Bold Wine-Tasting Room by Allied Works

A Bold Wine-Tasting Room by Allied Works

The Portland, Oregon, firm creates a bespoke experience for enjoying Pinot Noir and Gris in a building that seems to have been sculpted from its surroundings.

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February 11, 2014

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The Naked Chef’s Eclectic Taste

The Naked Chef’s Eclectic Taste

For the Istanbul location of Jamie’s Italian, a franchise by Jamie Oliver, London studio Blacksheep uses the menu’s ingredients as a focal point in an interior that mixes up industrial and crafted elements.

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January 28, 2014

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A Swanky Trattoria in Mexico City

A Swanky Trattoria in Mexico City

Local studio Esrawe amps up the glamour at La Nonna, a trattoria inspired by the cooking of Italian grandmothers, and designed with the modern tastes of a whole new generation.

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December 16, 2013

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A Toronto Bakery With Old World Charm

A Toronto Bakery With Old World Charm

For the popular southern Italian eatery Terroni, Giannone Petricone creates a storefront that serves up a palette of wholesome textures.

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December 16, 2013

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