TADELAKT: The Magic of a Centuries Old Moroccan Material

Tadelakt Moroccan Lime Plaster

    Found throughout the palaces and riads of North Africa, the uniquely smooth, cool and monolithic properties of tadelakt (a traditional lime-based plaster)  stand as a defining hallmark of the region’s otherworldly architecture and design. The striking and versatile material was first used for the purposes of waterproofing the royal Berber cisterns in the Marrakech region ofread ON

Arabian Days & Nights: Marrakech’s Riad Snan13

Riad Snan13 Marrakech

    Located at the northern base of the Atlas Mountains in the southwest portion of Morocco, the nearly 1,000-year-old city of Marrakech brims with markets, gardens, palaces, mosques and World Heritage sites. It is one of the busiest cities in Africa, serving as a major economic centre and tourist destination – having become especially popularread ON

POOLSIDE: 14 Stunning Pools & Their Surrounds

Pool Landscape

    Summer is in full swing here in the states and we’re celebrating with the quintessential symbol of the season – the outdoor pool. So whether you’re in the market for a tiny tub or the ultimate infinity…. we hope you all find a bit of inspiration for your latest project, impending trip, and/or yourread ON

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Letting It All Hang Out

Closet Doors

    Tasked with the rather inglorious job of hiding away all that we want to keep unseen – the interiors of our closets and cabinets tend to veer far more towards utility than much of anything else. That said, isn’t it nice when design goes that extra mile and doesn’t quit at the first closedread ON

Hotel de Tourrel: Traversing Four Centuries of Architecture & Design

Hôtel d’Almeran

    It  was over a century ago in the Provençal village of  Saint Remy, France that Van Gogh found himself so inspired by the light and surrounding landscapes that he created 142 paintings in one  year.  Today, this once quiet town remains a favorite among artists who mingle with tourists in a now cosmopolitan destinationread ON

The Sala Ayutthaya Hotel Thailand, by ONION

Sala Ayutthaya Hotel by Onion - Photo-by Wison Tungthunya - DPAGES

    Located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayuthaya, Thailand, ONION architects’ recently completed Sala Ayutthaya Hotel combines local craftsmanship, modern-day architecture and culturally-inspired detailing to create a unique getaway along the picturesque banks of the Chao Phraya River. Upon arrival, the hotel welcomes guests through a large iron door which leads to a rich receptionread ON

Artists Take Residence in a 19th C. Amsterdam Tower

Room On The Roof by i29 Interior Architects

    This past January, Amsterdam’s de Bijenkorf department store launched an Artist in Residence program in collaboration with the renowned Rijksmuseum. Aptly entitled “Room On The Roof“, de Bijenkorf has invited artists, writers, musicians, architects and designers to utilize their newly renovated iconic tower as an inspirational setting for creation. All works resulting from timeread ON