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Navigating a new neighborhood for the best spots to eat and shop can be a daunting task, and apps like Yelp prove to be no help as they overwhelm users with underwhelming options. To alleviate this, NYC-based design agency Hyperakt is offering a different take on the common city guide with a new website called On The Grid, which features curated lists of unique neighborhood destinations chosen by different design agencies. On The Grid is currently available only in NYC but will soon roll out in Los Angeles with plans to expand to other cities after that.

Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-07-27 16:41:23)

Zichron Yaakov might not sit at the top of every visitor's must-see list in Israel. Relatively overshadowed by Holy Land sites and the unbeatable appeal of Tel Aviv, the quaint village—founded in 1882 by Lord Baron Rothschild—is positioned high in northern Israel’s verdant Carmel Region overlooking a glistening swathe of the Mediterranean Sea. Amidst the historical village’s millennium-old sites, boutique wineries, art galleries and Israeli rustic-style restaurants sits a massive, white-clad and segmented structure jettisoning into the sky, creating a stark contrast with the landscape’s tree-laden surroundings: the Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel (Elma for short).

Source: Coolhunting

Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-07-27 16:38:15)

As far as trade shows go, there's really nothing quite like Tales of the Cocktail—a week long meetup of almost every major spirits brand internationally. The annual affair takes place in the sweltering summer sun of New Orleans and hydration is the key to survival. But there, one will find the world's best bartenders concocting truly one-of-a-kind mixed drinks. The following selections, all but one of which were drawn from the portfolio of distributor (and Tales sponsor) William Grant & Sons, most accurately reflect the wonders of the extravaganza.

Check the list here

Source: Coulhunting

Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-07-27 16:08:09)

The Barcelona hotel scene certainly isn’t in need of another new addition but when it’s as beautiful as Margot House, who can argue. Located on the busy Paseo de Gracia in the heart of the Eixample neighbourhood, the hidden hotel offers just 9 rooms and is the brainchild of father and daughter team, Sergio and Sandra Durany, both with backgrounds in interior design and decoration. Said to be named after Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in “The Royal Tenebaums,” the look references Scandinavian and Japanese minimalism: white walls and linens, beach hut panelling, light wood, cement micro lamps and cashmere blankets make for a bright, unsullied finish, rooms ranging from ‘Cosy’ to larger ‘suites.’

Concentrating on the details, the hotel’s aesthetic extends to its smart branding from studio Séptimo, described as “a homage to old travelogues.”A 24-hour cafeteria, honesty bar, concierge services, a Brompton Bicycles hire scheme, a library and a reception shop, this compact new residence is out to please. Book a room at the Margot House website.

Source: Selectism

Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-07-21 16:50:51)

Your average, sale-priced mechanics tool set, this is not. The Wohngeist Tool Set is an heirloom-quality collection of 24 tools made to last a lifetime and beyond. Included in the set is a ruler, chisel, file, hammer, multi-tool, multiple drivers, wrenches, and more, all made with high-quality materials by Germany's WohnGeist, and held in place with magnets so they don't spill everywhere. All of the wooden-handled tools have Swiss pear wood handles, which resist warping and splintering when exposed to moisture, and pear wood is also used to craft the included carrying case.

Source: Uncrate

Reported by Tijn Benedek (2015-07-21 11:52:23)