Hong Kong’s Brand New American Express Centurion Lounge

An escape of the future, designed to accommodate AMEX Platinum guests in one section and Centurion members in another

An airport lounge can change the outcome of an entire trip, be that allowing a guest to prepare or recuperate, breathe, eat or even check their emotions. When it comes to the anatomy of such a lounge, a handful of attributes truly matter. A food and beverage program should reflect the values of the host. Clean, contemporary design should alleviate the pressure found elsewhere in …

NoMad Drinking Cards

The boutique hotel's new drinking "game" is a choose-your-own-adventure that results in a mysterious concoction

The cocktail menu at the boutique NoMad Hotel bar changes roughly every six weeks; usually as the season changes, or based on head bartender Leo Robitschek’s mood. The NoMad, however, has made one sort of secret addition that makes the going out experience even more unique. Earlier this week, while at the restaurant, we were introduced to their Drinking Cards; a creative way to order …

Delta Sky Deck

Watch the planes go by while enjoying a little sun at JFK's Terminal 4 outdoor lounge

by LinYee Yuan Taxiing planes and a buzz of runway activity at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s new Terminal 4 serve as a dramatic backdrop for interior designer Thom Filicia and Architectural Digest‘s new Delta Sky Deck—the United States’ first outdoor lounge and viewing deck housed inside an airport. We recently received a sneak peek at the landmark in travel-related design, which is part of …

Heineken Open Design Explorations, Ed. 2

Designers called to create the ultimate lounge experience at Milan Design Week 2014

Advertorial content: While here in Milan with our Design Master Classes at the Magazzini space in Tortona, Heineken has announced their next Open Design Exploration with a focus on creating a new vision for lounging. The project will premiere at next year’s Milan Design Week. Lee Gibson—interior designer and Open Design Explorations alum—will be mentoring the interior designers on the team. As an inspirational kickoff, …