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With cutting-edge commentary, long-form articles and fresh thinking from the Monocle editorial team, The Forecast is a new annual packed with key insights into the year ahead. They’ve commissioned a range of correspondents, business minds, historians, urbanists and diplomats to offer their views on everything from balance-shifting defence systems to fresh benchmarks in city planning. With presentation paramount, The Forecast’s mix of assessments, photo essays, illustrated portfolios and reportage are put together across more than 240 pages of fine Finnish paper to provide an essential companion for 2015.



Reported by Tijn Benedek (2014-11-27 11:28:23)

JW Marriott has announced its first Italian hotel, set for a March 2015 opening in Venice. We’re excited to see this high-end but reasonably priced Marriott brand expand into European resorts, and the details coming out for this one seem particularly promising.

The 266-room property will offer a lagoon location on its own private island, offering views of St. Mark’s Square and La Serenissima.

Isola delle Rose (Rose Island) has been thoughtfully renovated, incorporating sustainable and modern design to the historic building. Rooms, while simply decorated with locally made bricks and glass and tiles reflecting the region’s artisans, offer some luxe touches as well — private pools, anyone?

With over 16 acres to explore, there’s much to see. Take in landscaped spots for quiet contemplation, as well as fruit arbors, olive groves and cultivated plots to provide fresh ingredients for the property’s diverse food and drink offerings, including four restaurants and five bars and a cooking school and wine academy.


Reported by Tijn Benedek (2014-11-26 10:54:36)

Conde Nast Traveller asked their contributors for their top places to visit in winter… In the list are the Outer Hebrides, Japan, Greenland, Berkshire Mountains, Bruges and Venezuela.



Reported by Tijn Benedek (2014-11-19 16:39:00)

It's widely known that flying commercial is far more enjoyable with a little lubrication, but the simple options afforded on the in-flight menu — cran and vodka, Jack and Coke, etc. — leave a lot to be desired. Step up your mile-high drinking game with the Carry On Cocktail Kit. This simple tin includes everything you need to fix yourself a pair of Old Fashioned cocktails (minus the whiskey), including a recipe card, a combination spoon/muddler, bitters, cane sugar, and a linen coaster that won't stick to the bottom of your cup like those cheap paper squares. Be prepared to be the envy of everyone seated in the general vicinity. ps. This fits perfect in our Laptopbags ;)



Reported by Tijn Benedek (2014-11-19 16:12:27)

The work of Luciano Kruk Arquitectos, located in Valeria del Mar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, this incredible single-storey house on the Atlantic coast finds itself set amongst tall trees in a forest clearing. A plot measuring 32 by 23 meters, the family home comprised of three bedrooms, placed far apart across the elongated build around a central meeting space, sticks to a simple, unfinished aesthetic. Exposed concrete across the ceiling, walls and floors giving a stark, gallery feel while the long expanse of sliding glass windows allows uninterrupted views of the outside world.



Reported by Tijn Benedek (2014-11-19 12:36:00)