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Honor and Folly
"A small-scale, design-focused Detroit inn, Honor & Folly is reminiscent of the way folks used to travel: a few beds above the village pub or restaurant with a hearty breakfast. You'll be immersed in the oldest neighborhood of Detroit - smack in the middle of one of the most thriving blocks in the city. You'll sit next to locals at the bar downstairs—or the coffee shop—and learn about the city from people who live here. Detroiters are a pretty friendly lot.

There's plenty to absorb inside, too. Decorated with Detroit and Midwest-made goods (much of which is also for sale), the space tells a story about the designers, artists and artisans who helped bring it to life."
history  interiors  materials  travel  lcproject  honorandfolley  openstudioproject  glvo  srg  detroit  lodging  hotels  cafes  via:robinsloan  b&b 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Made Better in Japan - WSJ.com
"For decades, Japan simply imported the wares of foreign cultures, but recession has led to invention. The country has begun creating the finest American denim, French cuisine and Italian espresso in the world. Now is the time to visit."

"During the robust economy of the '80s, Japan's exports ruled, and the country would import the best that money could buy from the rest of the globe, including Italian chefs and French sommeliers. Which made Japan an haute bourgeoisie heaven where luxury manufacturers from the West expected skyrocketing sales forever.

But now 20-plus years of recession have killed that dream. Louis Vuitton sales are plummeting, and magnums of Dom Pérignon are no longer being uncorked at a furious pace. That doesn't mean the Japanese have turned away from the world. They've just started approaching it on their own terms, venturing abroad and returning home with increasingly more international tastes and much higher standards…"

[See also Stateside: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/adam-davidson-craft-business.html ]
daikisuzuki  engineeredgarments  hyperspecialization  hospitality  hotels  apprenticeships  tiny  small  quintessence  shuzokishida  restaurants  kansai  tokyo  hitoshitsujimoto  realmccoy's  nylon  magazines  jeans  craft  coffee  denim  detail  perfection  food  fashion  lifestyle  economics  luxury  japan  scale 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Non-places: introduction to an ... - Marc Augé - Google Books
"As an increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports, hotels, on motor-ways, or in front of TV and computer screens, Auge investigates the profound alteration that has resulted from this invasion of non-places."
non-places  nonplaces  marcaugé  books  supermarkets  hotels  airports  toread  anthropology  motorways  tv  television  screens  ageofscreens  1995 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Clerk, your hotel in the cloud
"Clerk is the perfect administration tool designed to fit your needs as an Hotel Manager."
cloudcomputing  hotels  platforms  twitter  web  applications  chile  startups  webapps 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Vacation rentals, private rooms, sublets by the night - Accommodations on Airbnb
"Called the "Ebay for space"…online marketplace allowing anyone from private residents to commercial properties to rent out extra space. The reputation-based site allows for user reviews, verification, & secure online transactions. Listings include vacation rentals, private rooms, entire apartments, bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels, castles, treehouses, & many other traditional & non-traditional accommodations.

The open platform allows users to post listings of their space. Prospective travelers can search by city or country, utilizing filters such as price & room type…Travelers contact hosts directly through the web site, which includes user profiles & friend recommendations. Dates are confirmed through on-site messaging, & the traveler books directly online using their credit card or PayPal account. Hosts receive a reservation request which they can accept or decline. Both parties then receive an itinerary on accepted reservations, & are set to go."
airbnb  housing  hotels  couchsurfing  travel  budget  apartments  alternative  b&b  accommodations  network  vacation 
september 2010 by robertogreco
CREATORS INN by Elvine
"Partnering with different local independent organizers Creators Inn by Elvine has been offering visiting creators short-term accommodation during their stay in Gothenburg. Totally free. No hidden fees. The project is currently evolving."
göteborg  sweden  design  communities  creativity  travel  glvo  fashion  community  hotels  free  art 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Neo-nomad.net » transvaal: sleeping in residue
"Hotel Transvaal uses the surplus of empty spaces in the neighborhood. In houses soon to be demolished, not yet sold newly built on derelict land and in unused spaces that have been refurnished by merchants from the neighborhood and artists into 1 to 5 star hotel rooms. The supply of rooms is very diverse in terms of furniture, luxury and price, so that anyyone, businessmen, students, tourists, residents and other guests can rent a place. When homes are sold or the torn down the hotel rooms move on."
design  surplus  reuse  hotels  housing  homes  recycling  temporary  adaptivereuse  adaptive 
june 2009 by robertogreco
neo-nomad - HOmeTEL - "A neo-nomad scenario developed in my thesis..."
"...Neo-nomads embody spaces remotely. Via the Internet they customize their hotel room in advance, bringing in the complementary piece of home, the last piece of the “home” puzzle, with them, their luggage, and transitional objects."

[related: http://www.flickr.com/photos/studies_and_observations/63415776/ ]
travel  homes  hotels  neo-nomads  nomads  yasmineabbas  space  identity  comfort  objects 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Springwise: Pintsized interns at Tokyo hotel
"For a few weeks in July and August, the Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo ran a program for guests aged 3–12, employing them for a day. Children picked one of five different types of work: housekeeping, doorman, front desk, floor service and kitchen, with 72 dif
education  learning  work  careers  children  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  hotels 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Bed Bug Registry - Check Apartments and Hotels Across North America
"The Bedbug Registry is a free, public database of bedbug infestations in the United States and Canada. Use it to check for bedbug reports before booking a hotel room or renting an apartment."
travel  health  bedbugs  mapping  insects  maps  housing  hotels  participatory  apartments  bugs  maciejceglowski  maciejcegłowski 
january 2008 by robertogreco
dezeen » Blog Archive » Manned Cloud by Jean-Marie Massaud
"hotel with a capacity of 40 passengers, staffed with 15 persons, on 3-day cruise in 170 km/h permits man to explore world without a trace: to re-experience travelling, timelessness and enhance the consciousness of the beauty of the world"
airships  architecture  flying  future  travel  hotels  design  scifi  blimps  dirigibles 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Everland | Home
"Hotel Everland is a project by Swiss artist-duo L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann). L/B are known for their Installations that deal with architecture and space and invite the viewer to get involved and become part of the artwork."
art  architecture  design  hotels  housing  space 
november 2007 by robertogreco
San Francisco's Hotel Tomo Jacks Into Japanese Culture
"The Best Western brand typically evokes two thoughts: boring and budget. But not in Japantown. The former Best Western Miyako Inn opened its newly etched glass doors in June as the Best Western Hotel Tomo, a haven for Japanese culture fanatics and videog
culture  hotels  japanese  japan  sanfrancisco  design  interiors 
september 2007 by robertogreco
1,200 Square Feet Under the Sea - Popular Science
"For a 24-hour view of one of the most vibrant coral reefs on Earth, book a room at the world's first underwater hotel"
architecture  design  travel  future  hotels  marine  ocean  underwater  coral 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Princeton Architectural Press: Hotel as Home
"Chang's most-loved finds are documented in beautiful photographs, his hand drawn floor plans, and personal texts in Hotel as Home. He presents thirty-five hotels from around the world in this wonderfully atmospheric book— from the Hotel 101 in Reykjavi
architecture  books  photography  design  housing  hotels  travel  homeschool 
november 2006 by robertogreco

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