Google Arts & Culture

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Holy smokes Google Arts & Culture is amazing. You can virtually explore museums. My head is exploding! I know what I am doing with my kids tonight!

A Hotel Room Without Walls

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Leave it to the always inspiring Swiss Riklin Brothers, to reinvent the concept of what makes a hotel room: No real estate, no walls and no roof. Null Stern Hotel simply an open air double bed, available for reservations. What’s not to love?

Waving from the Swiss Alps

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I spent the past two days hiking in the Swiss Alps with my kids and our friends from London. I took the above photo right outside the mountain ‘hotel’ we stayed in, sleeping in a bunk. We grilled sausages on sticks and swam in the icy alpine lake. The beauty of Switzerland is absolutely breathtaking.

Why do we humans have such a hard time seeing and appreciating what’s right in front of us? Did I really have to move to NYC to now appreciate and see this beauty?

Explore the Himalayas


Woah! Explore Google Maps’ beautiful 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne.

Motorized Luggage


This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!

Good Finds: Escapes from New York City

Good Finds, Escapes from NYC

Good Finds/NYC is a curation of super chill vacation rentals a few hours outside of NYC, updated regularly. You’ll only find good design and tasteful interiors here. SO GOOD! How about this place?

ZigZag City Guides for Kids

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I just got my hands on a ZigZag City Guide New York. It’s a guide made for kids. It comes with beautifully designed cards filled with fun facts, history, and activities to do. Also available in an edition for San Francisco, London, Rome and Paris. Really adorable! Can’t wait to show it to E and T.

The Life House

The School of Life just launched a modern version of a Monastery. I’d like to visit.

Traveller T-Shirt


This traveller T-Shirt with 40 icons lets you communicate in any country. Smart.

(via Chris)



Sherpa turns Instagram into a travel guide. Fantastic idea. Can’t wait to give this a try when it launches! Watch the video on their teaser site. Sign up to be a Beta Tester.



Behomm, the “Airbnb for design-minded folks”, just opened up their home exchange platform to anyone that considers themselves a creative type. Behomm started out strictly for people working in the creative industry: The homes they feature are stunning. Here’s how you can join: Get an invitation from an existing member or apply for an invitation.

A Trip To The Faroe Islands

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These images of Faroe Island make me want to book a plane ticket.

Photo by Alex Mazurov and Anastasia Glebova.

The Scottish Highlands

Go, and Be from Josh Brine on Vimeo.

After watching this mini documentary about The Scottish Highlands, I am tempted to carve out some time in my calendar and book a flight. Well done, Josh Brine!


GOBAG is a carry-on duffel bag with an impressive feature: a vacuum compression system that can compact your soft gear. WOW!

Hello New York

Hello New York

Hello New York is a wonderful personal by Sophia Richter, an explorer’s guide to a New York less traveled. Beautiful!



The makers behind Scouted want to bring a human element to local recommendations by putting the people first, not the location. There are no editors, no experts, no curators—well, a little on the homepage—just real, honest people talking about the places they love. Scouted is encouraging you to find places that match your taste through the people who actually go there.

Find some like minded people and check out the places they enjoy. Share your own recommendations and help others discover your favorite places and activities.

Earth Patterns

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Lauren Manning collects Earth Patterns, spectacular satellite images of the planet found on Google Maps. Love this so much.

Roll Your T-Shirts for Efficient Packing

Fascinating tutorial on how to ‘roll’ your t-shirts in a way that they won’t crease and save space in your suitcase! Taken from this Lifehacker post on The Best Military Tricks to Make Your Daily Life Easier.

Bern Hyperlapsed

Bern Hyperlapsed is a short and incredibly beautiful portrait of Switzerland’s Capitol, Bern. It merges a view on traditional sights with the novel visual impression allowed by hyperlapse photography. The film consists of around 3500 single pictures, mainly taken between December 2013 and March 2014.

Congrats to Marcel Rolli, of Studium Punctum.

January in Japan

Scott Gold and his wife visited Japan this January and beautifully documented their trip. Wish I had memories like this of my recent travels. Also, Japan, you’re beautiful.



Jauntful allows you to create shareable, printable city guides. Love this idea!

(Thanks Nate)

Scouted / NYC

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My wonderfully talented studiomate Meg Lewis just launched, a field guide to NYC, full of recommendations by tasteful internet friends. (Bekka, of team Tattly, is sharing her favorite NYC spots!)

Hoodie Pillow

Hoodie Pillow

I never understood those inflatable neck thingies you can buy at airports until I saw the HoodiePillow. The hoodie adds that little bit of privacy that was missing. YES!


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How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking.

I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.

Behomm is by invitation only.