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london underground history

A Graphic Design History of the London Underground

An history of the London Underground’s graphic design including Frank Pick’s design direction, Edward Johnston’s typography & Harry Beck’s Tube Map

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Well-designed hotels with a sense of style—all the rage or rage-inducing?

Maybe it’s something that comes with age, or my interest to find the most amount of style when traveling, or maybe just my own desire to seek out pretty graphic design when traveling,…

East Hotel Hamburg

When a hotel takes its design theme too far…

The EAST hotel, lounge, bar & restaurant in Hamburg — with such a strong sense of style & design, is it just **too much**?

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Hamburg is for (design) lovers

Hamburg’s reputation for creative inspiration & design is as strong as ever. My exploration of the arts scene brought me all over the industrial port city.

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Design hotel in Brussels: The Dominican

Well, hey, this was a lovely hotel stay. The Dominican hotel is located in downtown Brussels—just a few short steps from the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert where you can find all sorts of touristic (and…

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Glamping in Brussels at the Vintage Hotel

During my trip to Belgium I had the luxury of staying in the Vintage Hotel. It’s generally regarded as one of the city’s most stylish and best-designed hotels (gay-friendly, too!). The hotel is…

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Ryoji Ikeda exhibit at the Hamubrger Bahnhof

In my continued quest to find inspiration, yesterday I visited the Hamburger Bahnhof museum. The museum (in an old train station) exhibits mostly contemporary art but I hadn’t yet visited despite living in…

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Design Museum in Holon, Israel

A few days ago I wrote about the Toyko Fiber Senseware exhibition at the Design Museum in Israel (Holon, Israel, to be specific). What I purposely neglected to mention was the architecture of…

Senseware Exhibition at the Design Museum in Holon, Israel

Last week I finally got to Holon to check out the new Design Muesum. I’d first read about it in Time Out Israel (quite possibly my favorite magazine series of all time) over…

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Finding Design Inspiration in Marrakech: The Majorelle Gardens

Marrakech is one of those cities that captivates and mystifies. It’s old and new; big and small; rich and poor; beautiful and dirty. Everyone seems to have a different perception of it. This…

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