Museums serve an important role in society. They chronicle human beings’ ability to create, innovate, and flourish. Like most things in life, we like to take a well-rounded approach and have provided museums that focus on history, art, and adventure.
If what you want is utter seclusion and perfect peace, in a location off-limits to everyone but the resort staff and a few other guests, then a private island is the only place to go. Here are our favorites from around the world, curated by Conde Nast Traveller.
One of the most frustrating things about ordering a caffeinated beverage is the inability to gauge just how strong your drink will be. These days, options like ROK’s manually-powered espresso machine take the guess work out of brewing the perfect cup at home.
Set near a reservoir below the summit of a Catskill mountain, theShokan Househas a glass exterior that acts as a mirror for the landscape. Underneath that shiny veneer is a two-level structure, with a vestibule, bedroom, and garage formed by the concrete foundation, and above, a lengthy, open space with a dining room, kitchen, library, and two bedrooms, all separated by walnut cabinets that match the wood and painted steel furniture.
Its design may date back over 150 years, but it's built to last even longer than that. ThePalermo Tripolina Chairhas a thick vegetable-tanned saddle leather cover, dyed and stitched by hand in a small Buenos Aires workshop.
Located on a 55 acre island in the middle of the Grøtøya strait in Norway, these Manshausen Seacabins provide modern accommodations in a rugged landscape. Each cabin has two separate bedrooms, and come equipped with a single bathroom, shower, and a small kitchen.
We are a big fan of collaboration. Over the years we did some great collabs our selfs. And today we stumbled upon this collaboration between Munich-based concept storeHouseofhrvstand fellow Munich resident and premium accessory makerROECKL.
The Barcelona hotel scene certainly isn’t in need of another new addition but when it’s as beautiful as Margot House, who can argue. Located on the busy Paseo de Gracia in the heart of the Eixample neighborhood, the hidden hotel offers just 9 rooms and is the brainchild of father and daughter team, Sergio and Sandra Durany, both with backgrounds in interior design and decoration.