Word of Mouth: Shelter Island

A verdant respite with plenty of creature comforts above the Hamptons

As some NYC residents vacate the boroughs for summertime escapes, Shelter Island provides a setting of resplendent beauty, quiet isolation and thoughtful adventure. The island’s motto “life between the ferries” nods to the fact that it’s only accessible by car-carrying boats—one of which comes from Shelter’s southern neighbor, Sag Harbor and the other, from the North Fork’s Greenport. Shelter Island’s separation from its social southern …

Detroit’s New Shinola Hotel

Accommodation, shopping, drinking and dining at the Detroit-based brand's new space

The vibrant terra cotta façade of the new Shinola Hotel rises up from Woodward Avenue in the center of downtown Detroit. It’s part of an ambitious redevelopment plan that is revitalizing once-grand buildings, in hopes of attracting new businesses and residents—and to show the world, once again, that the Motor City is back. Enter Shinola, the lifestyle brand launched in 2011 and known for its …

Milan’s The Manzoni Restaurant by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio

A permanent destination to dine or shop the most recent collections

For years now, acclaimed designer Tom Dixon has had a presence in Milan—especially during the annual extravaganza Salone del Mobile. With The Manzoni, he’s established a permanent position. Functioning as both a restaurant and showroom, The Manzoni space is a collaboration between Dixon’s Design Research Studio and JLK Design Studio. To enter means stepping from one distinct material experience to another. As one may expect from …