November 2019 Edition
November 2019 Edition
Hello Design Alchemist’s Collective,
The Holidays are swiftly approaching. However, I have yet to feel the official pull of the Holiday spirit. What’s on my mind you ask? Travel. Travel. Travel. We often get lost in our own world, forgetting about the changes, evolution, and influences which are happening elsewhere. Maybe “elsewhere” is where we should exist more often? Where is elsewhere? Argentina, Italy, the Americas, the ethereal clouds? Come tour our elsewhere. This month we explore the sometimes unspoken introspective look at the tourist, the bourne traveler, and what inspires him/her. No, we won’t be bathing in dead sea salts in Tel Aviv- but more importantly, getting deep (and why not in this Global climate) into the renewal and physiology of the traveler. Bags are packed beautiful ones, let’s depart.
Architecture ~ Design ~ Urban Planning ~ Industrial Design ~ Travel + Leisure
Season’s Greeting and in Gratitude,, Michelle Witherby COO + Design Director
World hold on; structural art captivates Venice — one of my favorite cities
Bruno Catalano transforms our ideals of the “traveler” at the Venice Art Biennale 2019. A group of unusual travelers have embarked on this ancient city. The artist claims each figure reflects the relationship between completeness and emptiness, which he feels distinguishes the large part of the 20th century. Read more on what is moving this water-borne city.
The heart of Buenos Aires is re-awoken by the unorthodox Catalinas Rio
SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) designs a gorgeous office building in the heart of Buenos Aires, on the banks of the La Plata River. With no detail spared; green open spaces and trapezoidal structures focus on communal well-being and sustainability (certified LEED® Gold.) A re-envisioning of this romantic city comes alive again through modern and thoughtful architecture and design.
The cure for jet-lag, not just for first-class
The Holidays bring travel, and with it comes the endless need for reprieve and recovery, whether we recognize or not. You may have heard some of the tips below, here’s a quick guide to relieve jet-lag and help you stay balanced before and after the eggnog and turkey casserole.
Concrete, Sand and Stone – yes, we dine in MX City
Kitchen, bathroom, bar and a wine cellar are bathed in a modernistic approach unto its core. A stunning cement lexicon of a structure, designed by Taller ADG. There quite possibly may never be enough words to describe Sartoria’s ambiance and interior approach.