Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

La Mamounia, Marrakech

When I think of Morocco I think of clay and colour – an abundance of earthy architecture with beautiful bursts of colour  and pattern in intricate tiling. There’s truly something magical, historical… Read More.

Max Sparrow

1 Hotel Central Park, New York City

Escaping the hustle and bustle of New York City was quite a task… until now. Thanks to 1 Hotel Central Park, visitors and locals alike can enjoy some peace and… Read More.

Caitlan

Design-Savvy Fashion Week Stays

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen the works of top fashion designers grace the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. During fashion week the ‘big four’… Read More.

Nicole

Amsterdam’s Newest Hotel: The Hoxton

Globally renowned for a world class arts scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is a city where history meets urban modernity. Nothing speaks of this more than the series of five independent canal… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Gracia Studio Architects

‘Award Winning, Unique Design’. This architects motto is certainly true. Senior Architect Jorges Gracia heads up his namesake architecture studio founded in 2004 working on projects that are challenging and… Read More.

Anthony

L’Horizon Resort and Spa, Palm Springs

In a location known worldwide for its rich iconic heritage, modern mid century architecture, endless blue skies, desert plains, trendy boutiques and timeless Hollywood references, L’Horizon in Palm Springs is a… Read More.

Alexandra

LA Luxury: Rocker Eclectic

Perched in the Los Angeles hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, is a traditional home which evokes a cool artistic flare, partnered with a understated elegant aesthetic, in all the right… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Tropical Oriental Design in Boracay

An ‘East meets West’ interior aesthetic is on showcase at its finest at the luxury Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa in the idyllic Boracay in the Philippines. A resort with no neighbours, the… Read More.

Jessica

Eclectic Chic in Cabarita; Halcyon House

The little surf spot of Cabarita Beach in Northern NSW is not where you’d normally look for an iconic boutique hotel. That being said, Brisbane-based sisters Siobhan and Elisha Bickle… Read More.

Jessica

Le Bar Long, Paris

Paris is synonymous with style and sophistication; from the fashion boutiques to the illustrious Champs-Élysées and various charming historical landmarks, the city has everything a person could want, and more!… Read More.

Jessica

The Ludlow, NYC

During my recent stay in the city that never sleeps, I had the fortune of getting a fair amount of sleep at The Ludlow, a boutique hotel tucked among the… Read More.

Beth

Hotel Covell & The Life of a Fictional Writer

Los Feliz in Los Angeles welcomed a new addition to the boutique hotel scene earlier this year with Hotel Covell. The art of storytelling is embedded within each of the… Read More.

Caitlan

Soho House, Istanbul

Istanbul’s Palazzo Corpi in the historic Beyoğlu district is now home to the thirteenth and largest Soho House in the world. Serving as a private members’ club for the arts and entertainment… Read More.

Caitlan

New in Dublin: Dean Hotel

I’m travelling to the UK later this year and in true ‘me’ fashion, I’m planning early. A stop in Dublin has lead me to this gem, the new Dean Hotel. The architecture is… Read More.

Caitlan

The Pumphouse Point Hotel, Tasmania

Perched at the end of a 230 metre hydro flume atop Australia’s deepest lake is the Pumphouse Point Hotel. The wilderness retreat has come onto my radar, transformed from a… Read More.

Caitlan

Warehouse Wanderlust: Hong Kong’s First Warehouse Conversion Hotel

In the hip southside neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang, a former industrial precinct, is one of Hong Kong’s newest hotels, the Ovolo. What I’m most excited about is this latest… Read More.

Caitlan

Timothy Oulton’s Glazebrook House, UK

Devon is one of England’s most idyllic counties, known for its stunning countryside and relaxed pace of life. It is also hiding one of the most exciting, intriguing and unique… Read More.

Anthony

Romeo Hotel, Naples

Rated by Conde Nast as one of the best new hotels in the world this year, the Romeo Hotel in Naples overlooks the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island located near… Read More.

Caitlan

Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

The Wythe Hotel started with the discovery of an old textile factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. And I guess the rest of the 72 room luxury hotel is history! It… Read More.

Walter G

Mondrian London by Tom Dixon

This September, the hotly anticipated 359-room Mondrian London at Sea Containers, opens to guests, complete with stand out interiors by Designer Tom Dixon. Although initially intended to be a luxury… Read More.

Beth

Song Qi by Alan Yau

Set on the esteemed Avenue Princess Grace, Song Qi by Alan Yau is proving to be the culinary trailblazer of the design world. Monaco’s first fine dining Chinese restaurant is… Read More.

Nicole

Peninsula Hotel, Paris

Hong Kong’s finest hotel has finally made its way to Europe, and in true Peninsula style, it has truly made it’s mark on the luxury hotel scene. Having stayed at… Read More.

Anthony

Nine Hours Hotel

Who doesn’t love sleep?  If you say you don’t, you’re lying.  All of us humans need it, and almost everyone would agree there is nothing better than a solid night’s… Read More.

Anthony

The Marlton NYC

With a New York buying trip in the diary for later this year, I’m on the hunt for a new hotel to try. On my list is The Marlton, with… Read More.

Anthony