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In Praise of Pink

From China to Moscow to Palm Springs, a number of recent restaurant openings have deployed the...

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Two Reasons to Head to Laguna Beach this Summer

Studio Robert McKinley's motor inn makeover and an update to a Spanish Colonial gem lure our...

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Hotels Are Setting a New Bar for Treehouse Design

From Mexico to Norway to China, our columnist extols the virtues of skyward stays.

Venice Biennale
Icelandic Artist Shoplifter’s Neon Hair Installation at the Venice Biennale Is Trippy AF

The multi-sensory Chromo Sapiens includes a soundtrack from Icelandic heavy metal band HAM, and is...

Travel
A Hotel With a View of an Italian Piazza, and Angkor Wat

French hospitality guru Thierry Teyssier’s audacious new idea to disrupt the hospitality...

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Hospitality’s Next Frontier: Underwater

A flurry of new openings pick up on a trend that began over a decade ago in the Maldives. Our...

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Cultural Must-Sees in Kathmandu

Four years after a devastating earthquake caused large-scale destruction in Nepal, our columnist...

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At Art Basel Hong Kong, the Show Extends Beyond the Fair

Shopping malls, hotel lobbies, Victoria Harbour—platforms for both emerging and established...

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Where to Go During Reykjavík’s Design March

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Where to Stay in China, Away from the Crowds

On a recent trip to China, our columnist discovered a diverse range of design and experiences away...

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Made in Mexico

From intimate city boltholes to upscale beachside retreats, the latest crop of Mexican hotels are...

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Rising Fashion Capital: Sri Lanka

Fashion Week in Colombo? The idea isn't as far-fetched as you think. Why the island off India's...

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Put the 2019 European Capital of Culture on Your Radar

North of Greece and Turkey, and around three hours by air from London or Paris, Bulgaria and its...

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Winter Escapes Minus the Log Cabin Cliches

Our travel correspondent has been delighted by the evolution of cozy design.  

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Taiwan Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Soon-to-open cultural centers, exciting hospitality projects, and a new international art fair are...

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Our Editor at Large Reveals Her Can’t-Miss Places to Stay in 2019

Welcome to the Upgrade, seasoned travel writer Cynthia Rosenfeld's authoritative take on travel....

Design
L.A.’s New Design Atelier That Doubles as an Art Gallery

Icelandic architect Gulla Jonsdottir opens an multidisciplinary space inside the La Peer Hotel.

Gallery
This Winery and Art Park Is a Visual Masterpiece

A tour through the scenic Château La Coste in Provence, where sculptures and pavilions by Pritzker

Travel
Meet the Next-Wave Designers Carrying on Yves Saint Laurent’s Legacy in Marrakech

The opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech is putting the spotlight back on a cultural...

Travel
Where to Escape to After Paris Fashion Week

With designer showcases soon to take over the city, we suggest one stylish new stay to book in...

Art
A Freedom Sculpture for Independence Day

Architect Cecil Balmond’s poignant work is unveiled in Los Angeles.

Hotel
Experimental Group’s Second Property Opens in London

Designer Dorothée Meilichzon signs on again for the Henrietta Hotel, the follow-up to Paris's Le...

Destination
Destination: Hong Kong

China’s global capital of commerce is alive with creative energy thanks to a flourishing...

Travel
Gardens in the Sky: WOHA’s Sustainable Architecture

The principals of the Singapore-based firm are determined to paint a tropical metropolis green.

Travel
Insider: Chen Man’s Guide to Beijing

The international fashion photographer still finds inspiration in her native country.

Design
Paola Navone’s Perfect Imperfection

Italian designer Paola Navone brings her “tham ma da” touch to a major Hong Kong renovation.

Art
Insider: Brooke Hodge’s Guide to Palm Springs

The Vancouver native has become an ardent California convert over time.

Travel
Insider: Gulla Jónsdóttir’s Guide to Iceland

The architect and designer loves the country’s seismic activity and sticks of licorice.

Travel
Four Seasons Opens a Research and Design Lab

The opening of a research and design studio signals a new era for the venerable hotel brand.

Travel
The Sri Lankan Escape on a Former Tea Estate

Nestled in the green, rolling terrain of the surrounding UNESCO-protected land, Santani, the...

Restaurant
Zen Diagrams

A new restaurant’s unexpectedly bold design infuses a shot of Japanese culture into button-upped...