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Design Forecast: 10 Trends to Watch for in 2016

Design Forecast: 10 Trends to Watch for in 2016

As we close the door on 2015, lets take a look at what the design industry experts are saying about the coming year. As modern life gets busier and more pressured, our homes have become our sanctuaries. Centered around simplicity, serenity and seamlessness, the 2016 interior reflects our need to switch off and detox. Warm […]

Hotel Design Inspiration - Genius Loci, or "The Spirit of Place"

Hotel Design Inspiration – Genius Loci, or “The Spirit of Place”

Capturing the essence and soul of a location that surrounds a structure, and exhibiting that essence through the design extends the cultural experience into the hotel and further establishes a sense of place within the lodging experience. In architecture and interior design, genius loci is a profound inspiration for creating a sense of “place” and […]

GUIDE TO HOTEL DESIGN PT 27: CREATING A BOUTIQUE – DEFINITIONS AND DANGERS

GUIDE TO HOTEL DESIGN PT 27: CREATING A BOUTIQUE – DEFINITIONS AND DANGERS

The concept of the boutique hotel has changed perceptions of the hotel market. Mistakenly credited to Ian Schrager and his individual hotels in the Morgans group in the mid-1980’s, the concept is much older. If we are looking to innovative modern iterations of boutique then we must go beyond Schrager to Anouska Hempel’s Blakes Hotel […]

Sleep 2016 Event to Take Place in London November 22nd and 23rd

Sleep 2016 Event to Take Place in London November 22nd and 23rd

Comprising a conference program, innovative design installations, and an exhibition of cutting-edge products specifically aimed at well-designed hotels, Sleep—Europe’s hotel design and development event—attracts influential speakers, creative talent, and leading contract brands from around the world to London’s Business Design Centre. As a special focus at this year’s event, taking place November 22nd and 23rd, […]

New Luxury Resort to Arrive in Canouan

New Luxury Resort to Arrive in Canouan

Canouan island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is home to the forthcoming 5-Star Pink Sands Club, Canouan resort. The 26-suite, six-villa property will open its doors early next month. The Club is done in a classic style with pink accents, cool marble, cream fabrics, and dark wood. Coastal and lagoon-view guestrooms feature technology, including […]

Australian firm develops method to safely cold-press raw milk

Australian firm develops method to safely cold-press raw milk

An Australian company has rolled out a new bottled “raw milk” that uses cold-pressing as an alternative technique to pasteurisation, after receiving the approval of the New South Wales Food Authority. The micro-organisms in raw milk make it dangerous for humans to consume – but Sydney-based Made by Cow high-pressure processes the milk, which, despite […]

This bakery is making amazing bouquets out of cupcakes

This bakery is making amazing bouquets out of cupcakes

Sometimes you just don’t know whether to send cake or flowers – now one baker has solved the problem. Baker Charli, who is 25, has designed these incredible cupcake bouquets. She spends four hours creating each cupcake bouquet – that includes the time to make and bake the buns and intricately design the flowers in […]

Artisan chocolatier creates new collection of ‘chocolate ice lollies’

Artisan chocolatier creates new collection of ‘chocolate ice lollies’

Artisan chocolatier Choc on Choc has created a new series of chocolate lollies, reimagining some of Britain’s favourite retro ice lolly brands in chocolate form. Launching just in time for summer, the new collection is handmade using pure white and Belgian milk chocolate. Every four-count pack contains some of the UK’s most iconic ice lollies […]

Russian Confectioner Creates Cakes So Perfect Eating Them Would Be a Crime

Russian Confectioner Creates Cakes So Perfect Eating Them Would Be a Crime

It may sound ridiculous but it’s true, there really are cakes in existence that are so perfect that even a person with sweetest tooth would question taking a slice out of them, especially if it’s the work of Russian confectioner Olga who’s mirror glazed cakes really are more artwork that cake. The secret behind the mirror […]

Newby Teas presents new range of ‘healthy yet sweet’ iced teas

Newby Teas presents new range of ‘healthy yet sweet’ iced teas

British tea producer Newby Teas has presented a new range of iced teas as “healthy yet sweet” summer drinks. While traditional iced teas use leaf-dust tea bags that need sugar and lemon added to create flavour, Newby’s state-of-the-art packaging facility in Kolkata works to preserve flavour and aroma and preserve fruits’ natural sugars, Newby said. […]