Gastronomic Experiences

Luxury Culture showcases a series of ‘gastronomic experiences’ from their archives. I’ve selected a few that caught my eye and have added one to the collection. My addition is the Flower Pot Starter and Earl Grey in Mini-Watering Can, as part of the Tour 1 Chef Tasting Menu at Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental.

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Crono is a Portugese Urban Art project that pairs street artists (with the likes of ARM Collective, Lucy Mclauchlan, Ericailcane, SAM3, BLU and GÊMEOS) with huge, abandoned buildings in Lisbon. Source: Coolhunting

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A Room for London

In time for the 2012 Olympics and to be located on top of the Southbank Centre, A Room For London will allow two guests – at a time – a chance to spend a night in a room over looking London. Calling for design entries, the initiative is commissioned by cultural organisations, Living Architecture and Artangel. […]

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Black Pearl Rotterdam

Titled ‘Project: Black Pearl’, the facade of this 100 year old home in Rotterdam has been entirely reworked by Zecc Architects & Studio The brickwork, window frames and glass of the existing facade have been treated with shiny black oil painted, and then, modern steel frames have been placed to form new windows. Source: […]

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China’s next green hotel

URBN Hotels and Resorts Group, which runs China’s first carbon-neutral property in Shanghai, is working together with Vanke, the country’s largest residential real estate developer to build and operate the region’s first forward-thinking, sustainably-built and green-operated boutique hotel, serviced apartments and commercial and retail space. Hoping to inspire and educate guests, Victoria Hajjar, the hotel’s […]

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Solta Island Marina & Resort

Set in the middle of an infinity-edged swimming lake and built into a hillside dotted with olive groves and overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the Solta Island Marina and Resort, is the first European hotel that will slowly rotate – making the most of it’s spectacular scenery. Designed by Studio RHE, it is currently in development on the […]

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Smart architecture

Two concepts I recently came across reminded me of each other – both work with nature, especially wind power. The Dubai-based Dynamic Architecture project (where buildings rotate like strands of DNA) and the Tokyo Bay-based Pyramid (where 24 80-story skyscrapers could be suspended within, and people travel inside via the tubes). Source: TrendHunter and Gizmodo

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