All posts tagged: hotels

Duncan Meerding Lights Up the New MACq01 Hotel in Tasmania

Our favourite lighting designer, Duncan Meerding, whose Cracked Log Lamps we feature on the store, has been hard at work creating lights for the soon-to-open MACq01 Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania. Calling itself the ‘storytelling hotel’, the MACq01 aims to tell the stories of Tasmania’s history and, specifically, 114 of the characters who famously or infamously make up its colourful past. Duncan’s lighting, which uses salvaged logs destined to be burnt, will be perfect for this hotel. His specially created Log Banker’s Lamp and Cracked Lop Lamps will offer the ideal ambience for a place that wishes to exude history and tell tales of the past. Click the image below to watch a beautifully produced video on Duncan and his work … We can’t wait to see his lights in situ when the MACq01 Hotel opens in June this year, 2017!    

5 Most Unusual Hotels

Are you tired of the usual hotel room with its stock standard decor, layout and design? Do you wish your unique travel experiences could extend to the place in which you stay? Below are five different hotels from around the world that will challenge every idea you had about holiday accommodation and make you want to visit toute-de-suite for a one-of-a-kind, who’d-have-thought type of vacation … My top pick for the most original, thought-provoking, witty, ingenious, artistic hotels I’ve ever seen is street artist Bansky’s newest endeavour. The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine, facing the wall separating Palestine and Israel, takes the concept of visiting a new place to a whole new level. Without bias or prejudice, the hotel tells the story of the wall through art, a museum and decor. And it’s clever – if tongue-in-cheek and black humour are your thing. The hotel’s name says it all. As do the floating cherubs with gas masks in the piano room (image above), the street art on the walls and the statues choking on tear gas. …

6 Luxury Travel Destinations

It’s that time of the year when life gets busier and I start dreaming of getting away somewhere exotic. So, since there is nothing wrong with indulging in a little dreaming, come and join me on a trip around the world taking in Nairobi, Iceland, the Maldives, France, Argentina and Italy. We can swoon over these six destinations together and plot a way in which at least one could be a future holiday locale. Nairobi: Giraffe Manor The Giraffe Manor boutique hotel blends English country manor house with a truly African experience. A herd of endangered Rothchild giraffes not only lives on its 12 acres but will feast with you morning and night through the manor’s windows. It’s an animal lovers delight situated within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. Tea for two takes on a whole new meaning. Image courtesy Giraffe Manor. The Maldives: Swinging at Anantara Veli Resort If a carefree sun-kissed holiday could be summed up it would be this. The Maldives in the Indian Ocean certainly feature highly in online travel imagery and it’s easy …