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Milan 2012 Preview: Heineken Pop-up Club

One of the coolest pop-up installations for this year’s Salone del Mobile is probably Heineken’s pop-up nightclub. This pop-up club is the result of a year-long initiative called Heineken® Open Design Explorations Edition 1: The Club, which offered 19 up-and-coming designers chosen from Milan, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo – by world class experts…

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Room 606, the Arne Jacobsen Suite at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Many of us who appreciate furniture design have heard of iconic pieces such as the Egg Chair and Swan Chair designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Perhaps we may not know that these chairs were originally designed by Jacobsen for the Royal Hotel Copenhagen (now renamed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen) back in 1958….

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 2, Q&A with Sofi Ruotsalainen

Here is some additional Q&A with Sofi on the ICEHOTEL, as well as the well-known ICEBAR! Tell me about the ICEHOTEL and art? The ICEHOTEL has always been about art. We select and invite designers each year to complete everything that is around you. (Note the ice that is used in the ICEHOTEL is taken…

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 1, The Art Behind the Ice

I think at one point we’ve all heard about the hotel that is built with ice that is probably a world away. But it’s actually closer than you think. The world’s original ICEHOTEL in the town of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, located in the Arctic Circle, is one of those places that is worth a visit –…

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Boxpark Pop-up Mall, London

Boxpark, the world’s first pop-up mall has opened in London’s creative, hip Shoreditch district. The mall consists of 60 brand as well as independent shops and cafes inside retrofitted shipping containers that are subdivided into unique, low-cost retail spaces. Some of these stores include Nike, Puma, Oakley, David Mayer Naman, Marimekko, Cybercandy and Namo. The…

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See-through Church by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaboration between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, recently built a see-through church in the Belgian region of Haspengouw. The church is a part of the Z-OUT project of Z33, house for contemporary art based in Hasselt, Belgium. Z-OUT is an ambitious long-term art in public space project…

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Treehotel, Sweden

Every so often we all want to escape the craziness of the real world in search of a little peace and tranquility – and nature is one of the places where we can find it. Combine that with contemporary green architecture and you have the Treehotel. Located in the town of Harads in Swedish Lapland,…