If, like us, you’re compulsively daydreaming about the fast-approaching holiday season, we’ve got just the antidote for you: a collection of vacation photos, handpicked by List members, to hold you over until it’s finally time to sit back and relax. Below, seven List creatives share with us their favorite destinations, from a design perspective. In the words of Liz Lemon, one of our favorite overworked television characters, we “want to go to there.”
“Urban design for me is best when it is allowed to grow organically. One person’s ‘good design’ is another person’s tyranny. Too much design, too much self-consciousness, becomes an imposition and a space for posing. No one designed Valparaiso and that is its timeless beauty. It is a spontaneous growth, it is life like nature, where every space is filled to the brim. Art, street markets and creativity flourish.” —David Trubridge
1. There’s no better way to start the day than a morning swim in the beautiful ocean pool at Icebergs. Bask in the sun and enjoy a warm flat white after your swim.
2. “As a lover of plants, I was very attracted to the One Central Park Building, because of its verdant exterior. Located near a lot of art galleries, there is a lot of new development happening in the area.”
“In the summer of 2010, I visited the Thermal Baths at Vals, Switzerland, by architect Peter Zumthor with my husband and 8-year-old son. Although the baths were completed in 1996, Zumthor had created an ancient, modern, and timeless series of spaces and experiences that far exceeded our usual expectations for architectural tourism. For four days, the three of us indulged in alpine hikes, exquisite meals and bathing in waters of all different temperatures. It was a perfect experience of mind, body, soul, culture, nature, and, of course, Architecture.” —Marybeth Shaw, Chief Creative Officer