Unik

Buenos Aires' newest design destination, restaurant and bar, all in one

Confronted with a collection of ’60s and ’70s furniture that he’d amassed over three decades, Marcelo Joulia decided to open a restaurant. The French-Argentinean architect set up shop in the first floor of the building that houses the Buenos Aires arm of his international agency Naço Arquitectures in the fashionable Palermo district, turning the space into equal parts gallery and living portfolio and giving it …

Hel Yes!

A preview of a London Design Week pop-up concept celebrating all things Finnish

A pop-up restaurant and concept space dedicated to all things Finnish, Hel Yes! forges together the tastes and sights of Finland for a clever take on an exhibit during the London Design Festival. The boundary-pushing installation is the work of former HIM keyboard player Antto Melasniemi along with London-based Finns, Mia Wallenius and Klaus Haapaniemi. Underlining the excellence of Finnish design—Alvar Aalto‘s iconic 403 chairs …

Smyth Hotel

TriBeCa NYC's youngest contender in modern luxury hotel scene

Just under a year old, the latest addition to Thompson Hotel‘s family, the Smyth offers the same casual sophistication they are known for with a custom-tailored interior suited to its TriBeCa location with understated wine-toned rooms, mini-bars stocked with Dean & Deluca gourmet snacks and incredible BBG architecture. Upon entering the hotel, guests pass through the lobby designed by Yabu Pushelberg down a dimly lit …