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Return to Room 606 at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen

Two years after our initial visit, we are back at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen – today known as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. We’ve learned new facts about this room: The vanity in the room was originally designed for Arne Jacobsen’s wife. The lights in the room can move along the track that they…

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ICEHOTEL 2013 Designs Gets Cooler

I can’t believe more than a year has gone by since my trip to the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. It was definitely a trip I will never forget. This year I followed-up with Ms Sofi Ruotsalainen, a member of the elite ICEHOTEL Art & Design Group, who designs and builds the hotel each year, to…

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The Eiffel Tower’s First Floor to Receive a New Look

The first floor of the Eiffel Tower is getting a facelift. This is the first time the floor has seen a transformation in nearly 30 years. Rather than renovating, complete pavilions will be rebuilt to meet today’s standards, including energy efficiency. 4,586 square meters out of the floor’s 5420 will be redeveloped at a cost…

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 2, Q&A with Sofi Ruotsalainen

Here is some additional Q&A with Sofi on the ICEHOTEL, as well as the well-known ICEBAR! Tell me about the ICEHOTEL and art? The ICEHOTEL has always been about art. We select and invite designers each year to complete everything that is around you. (Note the ice that is used in the ICEHOTEL is taken…

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 1, The Art Behind the Ice

I think at one point we’ve all heard about the hotel that is built with ice that is probably a world away. But it’s actually closer than you think. The world’s original ICEHOTEL in the town of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, located in the Arctic Circle, is one of those places that is worth a visit –…

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Boxpark Pop-up Mall, London

Boxpark, the world’s first pop-up mall has opened in London’s creative, hip Shoreditch district. The mall consists of 60 brand as well as independent shops and cafes inside retrofitted shipping containers that are subdivided into unique, low-cost retail spaces. Some of these stores include Nike, Puma, Oakley, David Mayer Naman, Marimekko, Cybercandy and Namo. The…

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Diagonal Zero Zero Tower, Barcelona

The Diagonal Zero Zero Tower (also known as the Torre Diagonal Zero Zero), is the new corporate headquarters for the Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica. Situated at the top of the Diagonal, Barcelona’s main avenue, the building borders the consolidated city and large expanses of public space. It is designed by EMBA (Estudi Massip-Bosch Arquitectes) with…