Word of Mouth: Basel, Switzerland

Food, drink, art and more in the center of cultural fairs and trade shows

Basel, Switzerland doesn’t draw the traditional tourists for Swiss outdoor sports or the après-ski lifestyle. In fact, a large influx of internationals can be tied to the fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place in the city’s epic Messeplatz exhibition space—home to, among many others, Art Basel and the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair. Business travelers have different needs than others, but after year upon …

Personalizing the Workspace with Perch

A new one-stop shop for design-driven goods, from tape dispensers to affordable hardwood desks

Our workspaces are, oftentimes, the least beautiful spaces in our lives—it’s easier to run to a gigantic chain store (and actually meet the project deadline) than consciously setting up a desk that will bring tiny vibrations of joy every time we sit down. But for an area we spend so much time in—almost as much as we sleep—it sorely needs more attention. A new go-to …

Conran Shop Launches New Music Selection

Adding film soundtracks, debut albums and treasured LPs to their design mix

The Conran Shop’s selection of desirable furniture (including their own in-house brand, which finds inspiration in the spirit of Brazil this season) down to unique, easy-on-the-wallet kitchenware will have you furiously drafting dream home Pinterest boards, stat. While the design store also has a well-rounded culture section dedicated to magazines, books, even headphones and playful gear like Teenage Engineering’s pocket synthesizers, actual records have been …