Spend the Night in an Edward Hopper Painting

Coinciding with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s Edward Hopper and the American Hotel exhibition, the institution will allows guests to walk through—and even spend the night—in a three-dimensional recreation of the artist’s painting, “Western Motel.” An exemplary study on isolation (a persistent theme in Hoppers work), the “Western Motel” experience will happen on the museum grounds. The exhibition will also feature more than 60 …

The Native Hotel, Malibu

Design firm Folklor breathes new life into a charmed property

The faint lettering of the former Malibu Riviera Motel’s logo peeks out beneath the roadside signage now in use by The Native Hotel. The newest illumination in the sleepy coastal town’s night sky, rising from a thicket of palm trees along the Pacific Coast Highway, signals new life within the caterpillar of interconnected cabins that have laid snug in the wilderness just north of Point …

The Brentwood, Saratoga Springs

A design studio tackles their most personal project yet: their own hotel

Driving onto the Brentwood Hotel‘s gravel courtyardwhich itself clamors with growls of welcomeone can’t help but let out a sigh of relief. It’s a four-hour commitment from NYC, and the Taconic State Parkway doesn’t offer much to look at in the colder months. But there’s already an outdoor fire wailing away and records playing in the cozy, five-stool lobby. Despite the petite nature of these …