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The first tea culture hotel will take you – and the industry – higher

Mount Wuyi, China – By builiding a hotel centred on traditional tea culture in the Fujian province, the Yue Wuyi Tea Life Aesthetics Hotel breathes new life into the ancient industry.

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A Shanghai bar defies physics by putting concrete and glass close together

Shanghai – For Tre Vin, Quarta & Armando have come up with a concrete shelving system that defies physics and logic – and yet makes perfect sense.

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Luxury retailers learn to relax in order to attract millennial consumers

From Tiffany & Co. to Gucci, high-end stores appeal to the next generation of well-heeled consumers by ditching the old codes of luxury retail.

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A Japanese flower artist turns disposed plants into botanical sculptures

Tokyo – Featured in our book Where They Create: Japan, botanical artist Makoto Azuma speaks about his lab, where he experiments with floral arrangements. 

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This restaurant is in Birmingham, but it might as well be in David Lynch’s 80s

Birmingham – Faber’s vision for Nocturnal Animals, a new restaurant, features postmodernist furniture silhouettes, kitsch neon signage and vivid graphic prints.

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This Barcelona wine bar goes inside the bottle for its interiors

Barcelona, Spain – The Catalonian capital is home to Orvay, a wine bar that utilises interior colour to designate and explore their cellar’s wines.

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At Das Haus, Studio Truly Truly imagines a home of many moods

Cologne – Australian product designers Study Truly Truly envision imm Cologne's Das Haus as a place that privileges feeling over formula.

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The final cut: Here are the nominees for the 2019 Frame Awards

Amsterdam – Our international jury has shortlisted clear concepts, category innovation and functional creativity for this edition of the Frame Awards. 

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For Vola, product evolution means diving into the deep end

Horsens, Denmark – To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Danish tap manufacturer refers back to their aquatic origins to explore the future.

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This bakery is designed to withstand Bogotá’s perennially chilly spring

Bogotá – Weather in Bogotá is unpredictable, but this hospitality project by Studio Cadena makes sure everyone can eat al fresco, no matter the whims of the day.

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Spanish design brand Roca has created the (new) new showroom

Madrid – Roca turned its showrooms into Galleries; now it's turning its Galleries into an online platform that helps design professionals face the challenges of the future.

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For this Belgian festival, digital city invasion is all about connecting design’s dots

Namur, Belgium – The 8th annual KIKK Festival explores the convergence of technology and design to open the forum for global issues, with local intimacy.