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MONDRIAN, DOHA, QATAR FLOWSTATE A WELLNESS JOURNEY WITH IZE BURNING MAN
 

MONDRIAN, DOHA, QATAR

As anyone familiar with Mondrian hotels knows, understatement is not the chain’s defining trait. From outside – and especially at night – the group’s latest property in Doha resembles something dreamed up by Hayao Miyazaki, and this hallucinogenic quality continues within. The 270-key property comes with seven in-house eateries, including the craft beer and burgers spot Hudson Tavern, Japanese […]

FLOWSTATE

Interdisciplinary Australian firm Eness has designed JEM, an interactive space of contemplation and calm. Placed at the heart of Flowstate, a recently revitalised creative space at Brisbane’s South Bank, the installation responds to user interaction. The 32 LED-lined arms utilise a 360-degree laser tracking system, replying to movement through pulsating, multi-coloured lighting phrases and rhythmic […]

A WELLNESS JOURNEY

A WELLNESS JOURNEY Treating yourself to some spa therapy is often a part of any holiday, but a stay at The Barai in Thailand’s Phuket is centred around the peace and calm of spa treatments. The lavish spa accommodation was designed by famous Thai architect Khun Lek Bunnag, who drew inspiration from a visit to […]

WITH IZE

WITH IZE Everything a sophisticated traveller could ever want can be found at IZE Seminyak: stylish architecture, beautifully considered interior decor, the expertly curated Meja restaurant, which offers a mixture of Balinese and European cuisines for breakfast, brunch and dinner, and Single Malt, the resident bar with equally-delicious decor and selection of the finest whiskies. Most of all, […]

BURNING MAN

BURNING MAN The organisers eschew calling it a festival. It’s festive, to say the least. But Burning Man is simply Burning Man, an annual event that celebrates art, human relationships and our adherence to natural impulse. The event has its own rich history: It started on a beach near San Francisco with 20 people celebrating […]

ENTER NEUEHOUSE, AN EXPLORATORY WORKPLACE DESIGNED WITH HUMAN POTENTIAL AS ITS CORE PRINCIPLE. 

Even the most complex tapestry is painstakingly woven from millions of distinct strands. When viewed up close, its surface is solely visible as a random collection of splashes, loops and whorls. Take a step back, though, and the pattern suddenly snaps into focus. This process – order arising from a collection of individual movements – […]

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ASIA PACIFIC LAUNCH OF THE NEW CONTINENTAL GT; BENTLEY’S LATEST CREATION SETS NEW STANDARDS IN LUXURY GRAND TOURING

Bentley’s most recent addition makes its anticipated Asia-Pacific debut in Australia’s Gold Coast. As predicted, the redesigned third-generation Continental GT exudes style and sophistication from boot to bonnet. In every possible facet, Continental GT is a toast to the past, present and future. The charming automobile pays homage to Bentley’s defining values of luxury and elegance […]

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SOLID FOUNDATIONS: THE YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM OPENS IN MARRAKECH

Wrapped with terracotta brick and earthen-coloured terrazzo, the new and much-anticipated Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech melds effortlessly into its ochre surrounds. Its understated façade, with its blend of swooping curves and straight lines, is a fitting tribute to the elegance of the late designer’s couture creations. Upon its opening tomorrow, the museum is set […]

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MERCEDES-MAYBACH VISION 6 CABRIOLET, ELECTRIC SUPER-LUXURY CONCEPT CAR

Spectators at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance were struggling to fit the entire length of the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet into one iPhone frame for their selfies. The Vision 6 was one of the most photographed and talked-about concept vehicles at this year’s Pebble Beach. Even those of us who are not seriously into cars can see why. The […]

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THE HOXTON, PARIS, FRANCE

Several years in the making, the Paris edition of The Hoxton has finally swung open its doors, marking the fourth property for the burgeoning hotel group. Set over six buildings – including a listed 18th century hôtel particulier – CEO Sharan Pasricha and his team have transformed the crumbling site into a chic Parisian bolthole with […]

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SNØHETTA CHANNELS JAMES BOND FOR AESOP’S NEW SLOANE SQUARE STORE

SNØHETTA CHANNELS JAMES BOND FOR AESOP’S NEW SLOANE SQUARE STORE  You might think Aesop’s 200th global store opening deserves a song-and-dance. But, the ever-understated Australian skincare stalwart has rung in its achievement in typical style – quietly. Designed by Norwegian interior architect and seven-time collaborator Snøhetta, the 100 sq m Sloane Square flagship is a subtle choreography […]

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WITH INTERIORS BY PIERO LISSONI, SANLORENZO’S NEW YACHT OFFERS A FLEXIBLE TAKE ON WATERBORNE LIVING

As yachts get bigger, so do the options and opportunities for extravagant interior design, features, facilities, finishes and accoutrements. A visit to the first SuperYacht Gallery, held at London’s Saatchi Gallery at the start of June, demonstrated this trend in full effect: there was pretty much nothing you can’t do on board a boat, given the […]

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BRUTALISM FOR THE WRIST? THAT’S HUBLOT’S CONCRETE THINKING

When, earlier this year, Italian designer Giuliano Mazzuoli introduced the Cemento, the world’s first wristwatch with a case made entirely from concrete, I figured ‘Cool, but surely a cul-de-sac?’ It followed Girard-Perregaux’s watchesof 2012 and 2015 honouring Le Corbusier, with concrete dials. Now, as Hublot launches the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Concrete Jungle, it begs the […]

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SPEED DIAL: HOW THE POST-WAR UTAH SALT FLAT RACES INSPIRED A NEW BELL & ROSS VINTAGE DESIGN

THAT BELL & ROSS IS SHARPLY FOCUSED ON PUSHING TECHNOLOGICAL POSSIBILITIES, DEVELOPING COMPLEX MECHANISMS AND PIONEERING NEW MATERIALS IS A GIVEN. THAT ITS FOCUS IS BORN OUT OF A DEEP PASSION FOR THE PURSUIT OF SPEED IS A LESSER KNOWN ASPECT OF THE FRENCH WATCH MARQUE’S HERITAGE That creative vision is inspired as much by […]

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A NEW HALLUCINOGENIC UNEARTHED; MANDRAKE HOTEL

The Mandrake; a rare Mediterranean plant traditionally used as a narcotic. Embracing this concept in a hotel may seem risky, if not borderline disastrous, yet with five stars to its name, London’s Mandrake Hotel is indeed working it’s hallucinogenic magic. From the peculiar architecture, outlandish design, surreal art to an experimental cocktail list – the […]

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