designboom’s Guide to Milan Design Week 2021

This 5-10 September, Milan Design Week returns in style after last year’s necessary pandemic-related cancellation. From the landmark Salone del Mobile fair (and its new Supersalone concept) to the Alcova platform, Aires Mateus’ “A Beach in the Baroque” installation and perennial favorites Rossana Orlandi and Nulifar Gallery, designboom has compiled a list of must-see experiences this year. One of the most stunning annual displays of design, …

Kid Arth: FastLife

From Rome-based recording artist Kid Arth (aka Arthur Marco Barbut), the pithy track “FastLife” ensnares with emotional vocal delivery atop a melodic soundscape. “The song talks about the way that we young people live in the streets,” he tells us, “the way that, between love and our unresolved problems, we are on the run, trying to achieve something for ourselves.” Lostlukex produced the single, which is Barbut’s …

Puglia’s Nine-Suite Palazzo Daniele Design Hotel

A grand, neoclassical palace from 1861 welcomes guests into comfortable, modern amenities

Some hotels support a vacation; other hotels are the vacation. At the very bottom of the “heel of the boot” that defines the sunny Italian region of Puglia, Palazzo Daniele is the latter. This five-star establishment pairs minimal, modern design with the architectural majesty of a neoclassical palace built in 1861. There are only nine suites, wrapped around a central open-air courtyard—coupled with an outdoor pool and …