Nova Scotian Design and Materials Inform The Muir, Autograph Collection Hotel

Discussing the tactile elements of our recent stay with Marriott International's VP of Design, Aliya Khan

Along the bustling waterfront of Halifax—the capital city of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia—the Muir, Autograph Collection welcomes guests into a nuanced hospitality experience. From its unique architecture and soothing design to the impeccable service and exciting food and beverage outlets, the hotel exceeds expectation. Nova Scotian practice MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects worked with Canadian designer Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge, both in collaboration with Marriott International’s …

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An explosion of color in Stockholm, NASA's Mars precautions, updates to our perception of marijuana and more

NASA’s Preventative Measures Against Potential Martian Pathogens Although the risk is small that threatening organisms will make their way to Earth via the Martian rock samples currently being collected, NASA is taking precautions. These samples—set to arrive in the 2030s—will first be held in a receiving facility that’s “capable of safely containing the most dangerous pathogens known to science,” that also “prevents substances on Earth …

Svenskt Tenn Presents India Mahdavi’s “Frankly Yours” Exhibit

For Stockholm Design Week 2022 (though running through 23 October), architect and designer India Mahdavi has transformed the whimsical work of Josef Frank into the Frankly Yours exhibit within Svenskt Tenn. Utilizing Frank’s iconic prints and imaginatively designed objects, Mahdavi immerses guests into a wondrous world of color and form. Accompanying the legacy pieces, Mahdavi designed a new floor lamp based on Frank’s “2326” model, …