Karim Rashid—the design world’s sartorial answer to Tom Wolfe—is pulling back the curtain on his first-ever residential project, a soup-to-nuts interior scheme for upscale Miami condominium mybrickell…
“The Guggenheim museum has entered into a licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, a Vermont company that produces high-end commercial paints,to create a set of 200 interior and exterior wall colors drawn from well-known paintings in the Guggenheim’s collection and from wall colors that curators, artists and designers (including Frank Lloyd Wright himself) have used for exhibitions over several decades.”—
“Hotel interior design is an important factor for guests and can increase customer satisfaction. It can also act as a benchmark for the levels of service, quality and comfort that a guest expects – therefore, good quality hotel interior design is more important than ever before.”—
Many hoteliers continue to regard hotel interior design as a “one-way” expense, but if conducted effectively, an expensive refurbishment can repay dividends. Phil Benson explores the business case for hotel interior design.
And what is the gold standard for room design? Well, the consensus in the industry says it’s the W hotels such as the one in Barcelona, Spain which plays to a “sophisticated clientele” and offer such perks as mini-bars in its suites. In Las Vegas, the Aria has been a success for attracting the “minor player.” - from Gaming Today
Some interesting “design tips” if you are designing for the gambler…
German artist Carsten Höller will be installing a 40-foot-high slide in the New Museum for his retrospective show starting on October 26th. The slide, a signature site-specific installation that has appeared in other cities including Berlin, Milan and London, is to function as “an alternative transportation system within the museum,” running through ceilings and floors and shuttling viewers through the exhibition “as a giant 102-foot-long pneumatic mailing system.”
"This growing desire among designers to bring their user focus, strategic vision, iterative methodologies, and propositional thinking to the still-geeky, tech/engineering-centric world of startups promises to be transformative and explosive."