Looking for an extended vacation? Check into the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai from anywhere between 3 and 6 months. Enjoy a modern living space and continental breakfast every morning. And the best part? It’s absolutely free. Just be sure to leave your artistic mark on the building! This cool artist-residency program accepts applications from artists all [...]
The Capo Hotel blends old world Italian charm with the modern flash of glass and polished metals. The hotel, situated in Shanghai, was voted Best Restauarant 2013 by the China Tatler. And no wonder! Fresh, oven baked pizzas and scrumptious cocktails are readily available to enjoy in this super cool atmosphere. I love the strange classical art found throughout.
This whole love thing, it can be uplifting, or it can pull us down like gravity. Ai Hasegawa‘s Extreme Environment Love Hotel reimagines the love hotel as a centrifugal mechanism with Jupiter’s gravity, which is more than double (2.34 times, to be exact) of what we’re used to on Earth. This means, for instance, that [...]
The 14-floor Kurokawa Nakagin Capsule Hotel is a 1972 building designed by Kisho Kurokawa, with a tower made from 140 pre-assembled compact capsule units, hoisted by a crane and bolted to the concrete core shaft. They come fitted with appliances and furniture for solitary dwellers, and when additional units are connected, can also host families. Built to be easily adaptable, it’s a pretty forward-thinking design for a building. Plus, it also looks like a stack of washing machines tossed out in the streets, which is also kind of cool.
Giraffe Manor is like something from a storybook. Only better, because it’s not an act of fiction! Located in Nairobi, this boutique hotel has a herd of Rothschild Giraffe that you don’t have to simply admire from afar. In fact, they might just join you for breakfast!
There’s something kinda fun about a swimming pool that dangles enticingly off the edge of a luxury hotel while the rest of the world watches on with a mixture of mock envy and bemused contempt. In my next life, I want to own one of these, then taunt the other half with graceful aquatic antics on windswept Dallas afternoons. [photo by Justin Terveen]