“The worst view in the world” – Banksy
Banksy is an anonymous graffiti artist from England. Their art is found through many cities around the world and the graffiti can be influenced by political stances. Banksy’s work is controversial and sprinkled with dark humor and now we’re introduced to the Walled Off hotel which by itself is a tremendous achievement and a fine piece of art.
The hotel is based in Bethlehem, Palestine and includes art by Banksy, Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin who have all customized guest rooms. Most of the rooms include a floor to ceiling graffiti pieces and are equipped with Wi-fi, fridge, safe and air conditioning. The view is something every prestigious hotel takes pride in – here you have a view of the army watchtower. Read more
This is the Ibis Styles hotel in Lviv, Ukraine. It is designed by the polish studio EC-5 Architects and aims to capture the cultural and historical aspects of the city in a fresh and modern way. The colors are vivid and suitable for the simple design ideas behind the project. Most of the floors and walls are covered by geometrical patterns, once again brightly colored.
The Ibis Styles in Lviv is part of the Ibis chain, which has almost 300 hotels in 25 countries around the world. The chain prides itself with the distinguished, unique design of its hotels – every one of them represents the history and cultural points of the city it is based in. For example, each floor of the Ibis Styles hotel in Lviv is inspired by the every-day life in the city. There are the bicycles, the railway and the city’s coat of arms lion. See the photos below for the full tour. Read more
Warning – read this post under a warm blanket.
Winter is a magical season – holidays, hot chocolate, winds blowing while being snug in front of the hearth with a good book; and if we put aside all the cold and northern currents, we can observe some stunningly beautiful landscapes. Snow and ice fusing together to paint intricate pictures over evergreen trees and mighty mountains. And all that is just outside your town – wait for a sunny morning after that snow’s had the time to cover the landscape, grab a camera and go outside. We’ve also prepared some inspiration for that – below you can see 15 amazing winter photos that will make you put pull a blanket.
We live in our homes, full of sunshine pouring through the windows; and maybe most of you have a balcony where you can go out with a Manhattan and your Kindle to try and enjoy that last hours of the weekend when the sun is almost below the horizon and its crimson light reflects on the clouds far above.
And suddenly everything is ruined because you live in the central parts of the city and the buildings are so close together that the majestic view of the sun’s dive is replaced by the opposite balcony and your neighbor who’s had the sudden urge to light the barbecue and is now gently flipping burgers with a spatula. So you actually get burnt meat smell instead of crimson light and the sight of the neighbor, surreptitiously scratching himself with the aforementioned spatula over his white-ish tanktop plus the occasional burp from all the beer he’s drank. Not pretty.
Below you can see fifteen, somehow better, views and landscapes, taken from various homes around the world.
Norway is a magical land and a great holiday destination choice for the winter. There are lots of activities to try, especially if you’re visiting from a warmer country. Skiing, fishing and igloo hotels are just the start of your Norwegian adventure. Exploring the coastline on the iconic Hurtigruten ship is a must if you’re feeling like sightseeing – there are breathtaking landscapes and lots of snowy peaks and fjords, majestically towering in the distance. Words might not be enough to describe the beautiful Norwegian country, just dive into the photos below.