Where to Stay in Edinburgh for Design Lovers and Why You Should be Staying in a Home For Your Next Trip

As a family with two children we love renting homes when we travel. Some of the benefits of renting a home rather than staying in a hotel when you’re traveling with kids is that you can shop at the local markets and cook your own food. Most places come…

“The hotel industry is in denial about Airbnb” says Ian Schrager as Public hotel opens in New York

Legendary New York hotelier Ian Schrager has unveiled Public, a hotel concept designed by Herzog & de Meuron to counter the threat of Airbnb. The hotel, located at 215 Chrystie Street in New York’s Bowery district, offers luxury without frills as well as an emphasis on social activity – an aspect that the home-sharing rival

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Architect Cameron Sinclair to lead Airbnb’s humanitarian team

Home-sharing service Airbnb has assembled an in-house humanitarian team headed by architect Cameron Sinclair, to help it achieve its aim of providing temporary housing for 100,000 people within five years. Dezeen understands that Sinclair, who previously co-founded Architecture for Humanity and later worked for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian charity the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation,

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Airbnb launches internal design studio Samara with future house prototype

Home rentals website Airbnb has launched its own design studio, creating a house of the future for a Tokyo exhibition as its first project (+ slideshow). Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia – who originally trained as a designer – announced the new branch of the company earlier this week. Called Samara, the studio will focus on More

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