Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!

From New York City, wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season.  I’ll be back on Monday 7 January 2013. image credit: Patrisha Z for Dwell Studio. The Swarovski’s 2012 snowflake at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street.

Norway: hugging a fjord in a small hotel with the tiniest of rooms (5/5)

The Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldal, Norway (about 300 miles northwest of Oslo) is a tiny modern design hotel in Norway.  The 7 – 290 sq. foot | 27 sq. meter – cabins that make up the property are inspired … Continue reading

México: perched on the hills overlooking a wine valley is a small hotel with pocket-sized rooms (4/5)

Hotel Endémico, no more than 2 hours south from San Diego, is a tiny modern design hotel in Mexico Baja California’s wine region.  It’s a diminutive 20-cabin retreat (each 240 sq. feet | 22.3 sq. meters) that offers the warmth … Continue reading

Switzerland: a small hotel with diminutive rooms in the Alps (3/5)

May I introduce the PodHotel Flims, a tiny modern design hotel with its cozy cabins measuring approx. 29 square meters | 312 square feet. Snuggled in a gorgeous valley on the road between Lugano and the border with Lichtenstein, and a … Continue reading

Chile: viewing the expansive cosmos in a small hotel with even smaller rooms (2/5)

Like all the other properties I’ve featured this week, the Elqui Domos Hotel has its grace – its a tiny modern design hotel in Chile.  While the other properties boast their wonderful terrestrial views, the Elqui is different.  It boasts … Continue reading

Finland: a small hotel with miniscule rooms in the Arctic Circle (1/5)

  Welcome to the Hotel Kakslauttanen, a tiny modern design hotel in Finland. By now, we’ve all seen igloo hotels where one has to sleep in bear pelts and walk around in sub-zero clothing that looks like a ginormous sleeping bag.  … Continue reading

Line Vautrine’s delicious objects are the perfect holiday gifts for the discerning design aficionado

The ever so chic Maison Gerard in New York has teamed up with 1stdibs to present and offer an incredible private collection of decorative boxes by Line Vautrin (1913-1997) that make the perfect holiday gift.  As you know, her magnificent … Continue reading