Future Forum 2010: Hybrid Thinking

A creative conference for architects, designers, entrepreneurs and innovators in the hospitality industry

Hospitality is an industry of intersecting disciplines, and Design Hotels emphasizes the multi-pronged approach to hotel planning and design in “Hybrid Thinking,” the upcoming Future Forum conference in Berlin, Germany. Design Hotels’ annual symposium focuses on architecture and design. This year, the agenda of “Hybrid Thinking” encompasses other aspects in synergy with the hotel business and hospitality, from the sensory experiences of food and drink …

The Standard Scarves

Summery limited-edition wraps by artists repping Standard Hotel cities

Following up last year’s run of limited edition artist-designed tees, the latest crop of collaborative efforts from the Standard adds abstract images to a series of limited edition silk-cashmere scarves. Designed to represent the three major cities that are home to Standard hotels, the lightweight scarves boast beautiful graphics from artists Thomas Campbell (L.A.), José Parlá (Miami) and RoStarr (NYC). The three scarves each emulate …

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

A sustainable resort on Bali's southern coast combining luxury with ecology

Recent winner of a 2009 Green Good Design Award, Bali’s Alila Villas Uluwatu sets a soaring example of what it currently means to be a luxurious green resort. Stylish clifftop villas, designed and constructed according to a strict Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) framework, earn the posh destination the highest level of sustainable certification—a first for any Balinese resort. Perched high up on the southern coastline …