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HIDDEN FOREST HOTELS

Hi, I’m Cristina. I’m an intern for El Autobus this week! Anyone who knows me also knows that I’ve been obsessed with architecture ever since I was a little kid. The other day I stumbled upon a website about cool and strange hotels. While checking it out, there were three specific hotels that really captured my attention. All of them have completely different structures and designs but one incredible similarity: they're in the middle of breathtaking forests.

Nothofagus Hotel, Chile

Nothofagus Hotel, Chile

The first one is the Treehotel, located about an hour away from the Luleå Airport in Sweden; with a total of 10 distinct rooms that expand around a vast area of open forest. The hotel’s most striking room, the “Mirror cube,” disappears into its forest background while appearing to float mid-air. The room, made of plywood-birch on the inside is in actuality held up by a single tree and is covered with mirrors on the outside. To prevent birds from crashing into it by accident, the structure is coated in an infrared film that birds can see but humans are unable to.

Treehotel, Mirror Cube, Sweden

Treehotel, Mirror Cube, Sweden

Treehotel, Mirror Cube interior, Sweden

Treehotel, Mirror Cube interior, Sweden

Our next hotel is the Montaña Magica Lodge, situated in Chile. This “volcano-looking” hotel made entirely from rocks will make you feel like you're a character living inside a fairy tale. One of the hotel’s sides is even covered with a waterfall! I can just imagine that trickling down of water coming down your window, lulling you to sleep at night.

Montaña Magica Lodge, Chile

Montaña Magica Lodge, Chile

Montaña Magica Lodge interior Chile

Montaña Magica Lodge interior Chile

Lastly, the Nothofagus Hotel in Chile; constructed entirely with noble materials, is ironically outstanding within the hidden forest. As exotic and captivating as its surroundings, it won't matter if you're outdoors or not. The Nothofagus is as close to nature as the Treehotel and the Montaña Magica, but it is the most modern of the bunch, also offering: spas, a pool, lounges, a bar, and bigger rooms.

Nothofagus Hotel, Chile

Nothofagus Hotel, Chile

Nothofagus Hotel interior, Chile

Nothofagus Hotel interior, Chile


Post by Cristina Fonfria

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Viralnova.com
Hotelmontanamagica.redhotelera.cl
Huilohuilo.com

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Hotelmontanamagica.redhotelera.cl
Huilohuilo.com
Treehotel.se
Unsplash.com

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AELFIE

Hello Friday! There really is no better way to start the weekend than by perusing something really awesome. Today our bus pick goes out to Aelfie, an amazing design studio that carries rugs and home décor as well as having a curated collection of textiles from around the world. Not only do they put out beautiful products, but they also take the utmost care to honor the tradition and history behind each textile; which they then put out in a refreshing contemporary way.

Aelfie laying on her rugs, for the Wild Magazine

Aelfie laying on her rugs, for the Wild Magazine

Aelfie, which also happens to be the name of it’s founder Aelfie Oudghiri, began her career as a Research Assistant in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies in Columbia University. Here, she began selling carpets out of her student housing in order to pay for her education, and thus began the rug dealing.

Aelfie Francine Bedding

Aelfie Francine Bedding

Aelfie Rugs, for Design Milk

Aelfie Rugs, for Design Milk

Currently both Aelfie and her studio-showroom reside in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she plans and designs all of her products. The actual crafting is then done in India, having everything hand-made using traditional weaving and embroidery techniques. The result is a new take on textiles that is sure to catch your eye. For sure the most striking part of Alfie’s work is how vibrant all the product are, which I just love. These are goods bursting in color that at the same time have a minimal, geometric but not too perfect feel to them. Basically, everything you would want from a product; elevating housewares to an almost art piece type of feel while still being completely utilitarian. It’s perfection!

Aelfie Rug Close up, for Design Milk

Aelfie Rug Close up, for Design Milk

Aelfie and pillows, for Apartment Therapy

Aelfie and pillows, for Apartment Therapy

Aelfie Francine Bedding and various pillows

Aelfie Francine Bedding and various pillows

Aelfie rugs, for Design Milk

Aelfie rugs, for Design Milk

Aelfie rugs, for Design Milk

Aelfie rugs, for Design Milk

Aelfie Tumblr mash-up

Aelfie Tumblr mash-up

Take a peak at Aelfie’s inspiration here or browse through her instagram.

Till next Friday,
<3
Dani


Post by Dani V Sanchez - Good Manya

SOURCES
aelfie.com
openingceremony.us

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aelfie.com
aelfie.tmblr.com
thewildmagazine.com
design-milk.com
apartmenttherapy.com

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YOUR WORKSPACE AS
A SECOND HOME

Hello! I’m Luis “Threz” Palencia, Graphic Designer at El Autobus, I’d like to talk with you guys about something pretty important for us as designers: The Workspace.

It’s important when working to have a space that allows us to feel at ease and represent our personality. In the creative world, our ability to be innovative and find that “moment of inspiration” is determined by our environment and the energy around us.  With that said, we set out to look for workspace options that can help create an optimal environment that reflects our personality and makes for a more comfortable and productive environment.

Analog Memory Desk

Perfect for those who prefer pencil and paper before any other option. 1,100 yards of paper that serve as a place to jot down notes or sketch that spur of the moment idea. In a time where life moves at such a furious pace, its great to have a place to keep our most important inspiration and details at a moments notice.

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Analog Memory Desk

Refold Desk

Constructed from recycled cardboard, Refold offers an innovative and sustainable approach to our workspace. Believing in the need to generate a real change not only in the environment, but in our personal spaces as well, Refold offers a standing desk for people who sit all day at work. Working while standing can help combat a sedentary lifestyle while encouraging physical activity, without interrupting your workflow. You can customize the appearance of the desk anyway you like, taking advantage of the cardboard surface, it’s like a blank canvas.  It can be assembled and disassembled in a matter of minutes and is completely portable.

Refold Desk

Refold Desk

Refold Desk

Refold Desk

Worknest

Our mood and needs are variables in our daily lives; having the ability to shape them to improve our work is important. The Worknest’s modular pieces allow us to add or remove elements according to our needs or mood. Worknest is a fully customizable modular desk that allows us to optimize our work environment to our specific needs.

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Worknest

Hope you guys liked this post and got inspired to update your workspace. I’ll be sharing more stuff every week. Stay tuned!


Post by Luis Palencia - Threz

 

SOURCES
kcamara.com/ANALOG-MEMORY-DESK
refold.co
behance.net/gallery/9025739/WORKNEST

 

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Analog Memory Desk - kcamara.com/ANALOG-MEMORY-DESK
Refold - refold.co
Worknest - behance.net/gallery/9025739/WORKNEST

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