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Bamboo Pavilion

Exactly Like Nothing Else: Artist Abin Chaudhuri’s bamboo-constructed temple pavilion, to feature in Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, a MoMA exhibition, later this year.

designboom:

abin chaudhuri builds temple pavilion from bamboo

showing at uneven growth: tactical urbanisms for expanding megacities exhibition at MoMA from november 22, 2014 to may 10, 2015.

get a closer look at the temporary temple here.

Show Us Your #SummerAutograph
Summer is finally here and it feels good. We’re celebrating all season long by giving you the chance to win a 4-night stay at Carlton Hotel in NYC. To enter, show us your #SummerAutograph on Instagram – that one thing you’d pack before anything else on a summer trip. Start ‘gramming now!

Show Us Your #SummerAutograph

Summer is finally here and it feels good. We’re celebrating all season long by giving you the chance to win a 4-night stay at Carlton Hotel in NYC. To enter, show us your #SummerAutograph on Instagram – that one thing you’d pack before anything else on a summer trip. Start ‘gramming now!

Exactly Like Nothing Else
The artwork of Jeff Koons, featured in a recently opened retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York.
artsy:

“Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does”—Jeff Koons

Exactly Like Nothing Else

The artwork of Jeff Koons, featured in a recently opened retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York.

artsy:

“Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does”—Jeff Koons

THE SECRETS OF ATLANTIS

We have some big news. Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas has just joined our collection. Told you, this is big.
As one of the world’s most famous resorts, you’ve probably heard about things like its $25,000 per night Bridge Suite. But, there’s much more to Atlantis than meets the eye.
Underneath the hotel, there’s 50,000 sea creatures living in the world’s largest open air marine environment. While scattered throughout the resort, you can explore a collection of art that rivals many museums.
So, keep your eyes peeled. There’s even bigger news to follow in fall.

THE SECRETS OF ATLANTIS

We have some big news. Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas has just joined our collection. Told you, this is big.

As one of the world’s most famous resorts, you’ve probably heard about things like its $25,000 per night Bridge Suite. But, there’s much more to Atlantis than meets the eye.

Underneath the hotel, there’s 50,000 sea creatures living in the world’s largest open air marine environment. While scattered throughout the resort, you can explore a collection of art that rivals many museums.

So, keep your eyes peeled. There’s even bigger news to follow in fall.

BEE HOTEL
Life as a bee can be tough. All that buzzing and eating delicious nectar. IT’S EXHAUSTING. So, our St. Ermins Hotel in London, which plays home to over 300,000 permanent resident bees, has built the first-ever Bee Hotel on its roof. Hats off to our Queen (and Worker!) Bee, Camilla Goddard.

BEE HOTEL

Life as a bee can be tough. All that buzzing and eating delicious nectar. IT’S EXHAUSTING. So, our St. Ermins Hotel in London, which plays home to over 300,000 permanent resident bees, has built the first-ever Bee Hotel on its roof. Hats off to our Queen (and Worker!) Bee, Camilla Goddard.

Exactly Like Nothing Else

Deep diving in Earth’s Blue Holes

atlasobscura:

Blue Holes: A Descent into the World’s Hidden Waters

There are places in the world where it feels like you can swim forever into the Earth. Known as blue holes, the geological phenomenon is when a cave or sinkhole fills with water and becomes a vertical void in the landscape. Some descend hundreds of feet, others connect to mysterious systems of tunnels. And some people are brave enough to swim into the gaping abyss. In fitting tribute, we’ve rounded up six of the world’s most fascinating blue holes.

View the full photo gallery of our six favorite blue holes, on Atlas Obscura!

CULINARY VOYEURISM
There’s a unique feast cooking up at our Epicurean Hotel. Executive Chef Chad Johnson is sharpening his James Beard-nominated skills for Epicurean Supper Club on July 11– a multi-course meal cooked within clear sight and smell of guests. Back seat chefs, rejoice!

CULINARY VOYEURISM

There’s a unique feast cooking up at our Epicurean Hotel. Executive Chef Chad Johnson is sharpening his James Beard-nominated skills for Epicurean Supper Club on July 11– a multi-course meal cooked within clear sight and smell of guests. Back seat chefs, rejoice!

Exactly Like Nothing Else
steelbison:

Tiny watercolor of the pine surrounded pond I saw today. #watercolor

Exactly Like Nothing Else

steelbison:

Tiny watercolor of the pine surrounded pond I saw today. #watercolor

A Very Surprising Speakeasy
Hiding inside one of our suites at Carlton Hotel, you’ll find a fully-stocked speakeasy with poker table and prohibition-era accouterment. In other words: BEST. SURPRISE. PRESENT. EVER.
Here’s our foolproof, 5-step process for an unforgettable experience.
1. Check availability of our Speakeasy Suite.
2. Invite friends and family to New York.
3. Read up on Texas hold ‘em.
4. Invent any compelling excuse to get your surprise to the Carlton.
5. Open secret door to reveal speakeasy, friends, and whiskey.
And there you have it. You are now officially the best friend / child / spouse in history.

A Very Surprising Speakeasy

Hiding inside one of our suites at Carlton Hotel, you’ll find a fully-stocked speakeasy with poker table and prohibition-era accouterment. In other words: BEST. SURPRISE. PRESENT. EVER.

Here’s our foolproof, 5-step process for an unforgettable experience.

1. Check availability of our Speakeasy Suite.

2. Invite friends and family to New York.

3. Read up on Texas hold ‘em.

4. Invent any compelling excuse to get your surprise to the Carlton.

5. Open secret door to reveal speakeasy, friends, and whiskey.

And there you have it. You are now officially the best friend / child / spouse in history.