Curated for The Aficionados, this is our travel & lifestyle inspired journal full of insightful blog posts from the realms of hotels, artisans, culture and products all highlighting our taste of the good life made simple.
We touch on culture, design, creativity, foodie pit-stops, neighborhood aficionados, where to feel healed in fabulous spas and wellness escapes, where to get all romantic, where to meet and do business in your sort of place or where best to ski - this is the journal of tales, adventures and tips - everything we simply love.
Conceiving of noa* as an ever-changing network of architects, interior designers, graphic talent to even psychologists and much more, noa* is able to incorporate a multitude of ideas and styles into its hotel projects.
Genuizzi | Banal Architects studio based in Milano is synonymous with clear spatial design and a strong lineal aesthetic bound to the environment.read more
Professor, architect and designer with an intense love of concrete and the alps, architect Othmar Barth (1927-2010) was considered futuristic, often misunderstood and a bit of a silent hero of the rural monumental.read more
Design hotel Bühelwirt in South Tyrol by architects Alexander and Armin Pedevilla, was a project that aligned with their modus operandi nicely.read more
Even though it’s not always easy to spot, the architectural designs of Milan based Peter Pichler Architecture can be considered traditional in many ways. Their sleek, pointed and stark lines may not look it, but they are deeply inspired by nature and by the surrounding vernacular architecture.read more
Has legendary architect Peter Zumthor's famed Therme Vals lost it's 'soul', as he claims, or is it still as beautiful as ever? (We think the latter in abundance..)read more
The Italian architect has been in demand since he completed the French national museum of 20th century art, Centre Georges Pompidou, in 1971, which created ripples in the architecture world.read more
Wabi sabi, the Japanese phrase derived from two distinct roots – ‘wabi’ for simplicity and ‘sabi’ for the on-going movement of time – is a concept that celebrates the beauty found in imperfection. Quiet and slow, it observes cracks, ageing and above all, authenticity; an attitude that iconic Belgium interior designer, Axel Vervoordt has adhered to all his life.read more
Step on to Switzerland’s latest feat in extraordinary architecture and design and swing sky-high on the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge at 1621ft (494m), the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge hangs at breath-taking heights over the Zermatt and Grächen valley.read more
This summer sees the re-opening of the Pavilion Le Corbusier. Located in Zurich, architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg took on the restoration of this iconic structure which pays homage to an architect who was the forerunner of urban design, a pioneer of sustainability, and a leader of modernism.read more
There couldn’t be a bigger contrast between the FIFA World Headquarters and Widder Hotel, both located in Zürich, both a design concept by Swiss architect Tilla Theus.read more
Architect Mario Botta’s church of San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, in the Swiss canton of Ticino is made of geometrical white marble and dark gneiss.read more