Marriott International has teamed up with EDITION HOTELS to bring the world highly stylized, one-of-a-kind, hotels. EDITION hotels are unique to their location and said to be unlike any other. No two hotels will look the same but they will all carry the same modern attitude and feel - "Sophisticated public spaces, finishes, design and details will serve the experience, not drive it." The first of the EDITION hotels opened in Waikiki in September 2010.
The Waikiki EDITION strives to have that "home away from home" feel. This look is achieved by adding home touches, such as the rotating bookcase (on left) which, also masks the lobby bar (on right) and creates an element of mystery and adventure.
via Elle Decor
I just had to share this amazing bathroom with everyone. How awesome is that floor to ceiling window? The white floor and cabinetry was a perfect color choice to emphasize the view and the heavily mirrored room allows for the amazing view to be seen from all angles. Now, if only I had a view like that, I could have a bathroom like this.
Over the weekend I took a stroll through Restoration Hardware with my mom and we stumbled across the most amazing piece of furniture we had ever seen. A larger than life, leather trunk that disguised a secretary desk. We both couldn't get over how genius the idea was. It was on casters, actually opened, closed and latched, AND was completely functional. The trunk is perfect for those who are tight on space... and for those who just simply love trunks and leather.
My mom and I got to thinking of how adorable it would be to customize a trunk like this and model it after those vintage Barbie cases for a little girls room. Maybe if there is ever a Restoration Kids line, they'll buy this idea off of me!
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This underground dwelling was built by architect, Byoung Soo Cho in Seoul, Korea. Cho dedicated the appropriately named, Earth House, to Korean poet, Dong-joo Yoon. A strong majority of the home is made of rammed earth that was taken from the building site. As the Dwell article explains, the earth cave explores "Taoist ideas of positive and negative space and the question of just how much (or little) space we need in order to live comfortably." The house is used as a vacation home for Cho and his friends for stargazing and gatherings. I love the concept of this home but I wouldn't want to be in it during treacherous rainfall.
To access the Earth Hosuse, guests must use the stairway that lies flesh with the top soil.
The courtyard walls are made up of concrete and pine tree slices that were cut down from the building site.
An illuminated night view, looking down into the courtyard.
All images via Dwell.