Global Inspiration


ACRATA Nules, Spain

Nules is a Meditteranean coastal town in Eastern Spain in the province of Castellon, Valencia.  From Roman ruins to Spain’s most popular clementines, from the Valencian region’s only walled city to miles of lovely beaches, this buzzing town is immersed in Spanish authenticity.  Home to agricultural, industrial and commercial industry, Nules has a population of approximately 14,000 inhabitants. 



 

ANDINA Gran Chaco, Argentina

The Gran Chaco, or Dry Chaco as it is called, is a largely uninhabited, arid, subtropical natural region of the Rio de la Plata basin. Characterized by low forests and savannas, it is traversed by two permanent rivers and practically unmarked by roads or railway lines.  The Gran Chaco runs along four countries including Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.  The Argentinian Gran Chaco is found in the province of Formosa. It is one of the last true agricultural frontiers and boasts floral and faunal diversity.  




 

ANTOMOON Bologna, Italy

Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in Northern Italy. Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures. Known as the “culinary capital”, its legendary food is arguably Italy's best. The Piazzola Market, a tradition for hundreds of years, features over 400 designers and artisans.

 

 


ANVI GLASS STUDIO 
Lancrans, France

 
The village of Lancrans is located southeast of France, in the region of Rhône-Alpes, one of the most prosperous regions of France, famous for its Alpine ski areas. Lancrans stretches from Lake Geneva to the Cevennes and Provence. Nestled between Geneva Switzerland and Lyon, Lancrans is situated at the beginning of the Jura Mountain, within sight of the Mont Blanc Alps. The tiny village is just 3.73 square miles, with a population below 2,000. Anvi Glass Studio is located in an old, picturesque elementary school.     




 

BEVIVID Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt, the business and finance capital of Germany, is a haven of museums, historic buildings, and a vibrant and edgy art and cultural scene. The fifth largest city in Germany, it is also known as Mainhattan, referencing its location along the river, Maine, and of course its skyline! Walkable, well planned and with amazing public transport, Frankfurt is easy to navigate and get around. Frankfurt has a population of over ¾ million inhabitants, and is situated in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. 


CASALTO Brussels, Belgium

Brussels is Belgium's quintessential capital city. It is laden with Art Deco taverns, unique Flemish art, towering Gothic cathedrals, and quaint guilded houses. As the seat of the European Union, it is also affectionately known as the “capital of Europe”. In this role, it plays a significant part in international governance and business, making it a true global city - a status shared with such metropolises as New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo. A shopping mecca, thanks to it’s19th-century shopping arcade, and famous for spectacular chocolate, mouth-watering waffles, artisanal beer, and its national football team, the Red Devils, Brussels is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and must-see cities in Europe. 

 

CASA NATURA Marbella, Spain

Marbella is one of the best-known resorts of the Costa de Sol, the Spanish Riviera, in Spain’s southern Andalusia region. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, at the foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains , Marbella is a haven. Miles of sandy beaches, hotels, villas, golf courses, nightclubs, upscale boutiques, impressive estates and the famous Puerto Banus marina, filled with luxury yachts, make Marbella famous. It is one of the most important tourist cities of the Costa del Sol and is an International tourist attraction, due mainly to its climate and tourist infrastructure.





CARRE ROYAL 
Paris, France
COUSU DE FIL BLANC Paris, France  
MIRAVIDI Paris, France                                                                              
SYLVAIN LE HEN Paris, France 

Home to iconic global and groundbreaking fashion brands, and the world’s finest interior design and architectural houses, Paris is the quintessential style destination. The City of Lights, with its countless landmarks and centuries-old magnificent buildings, is a beautiful, history-laiden, pulsing city. Nestled between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements, The Place de la Republique, named for the First, Second and Third Republic, is an iconic Parisian destination.

As Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Paris is always a good idea.”





CUISIVIN Ontario, Canada

Ontario is Canada’s second largest province.  Besides being Canada’s main economic hub, it is known for its natural diversity– vast forests, beautiful parks, four Great Lakes, and, of course, Niagra Falls. Ontario has a diverse culture and attracts artists, entertainers and intellectuals the world over. Toronto, the capital city is a dynamic metropolis with soaring skyscrapers and the iconic CN Tower. 







DUDUBAGS Pordenone, Italy

The province of Pordenone is located in the western area of ​​Friuli Venezia Giulia, on the border with Veneto, surrounded by mountains, rivers and valleys. Pordenone, in the territory of Prosecco DOC, is the most famous sparkling white wine region in the world.  Tracing its roots back to Roman times, it was once ruled by the Republic of Venice and the Habsburg monarchy, giving it a Central European feel. Home to many palaces, porticos and frescoes, It has recently become a dynamic industrial and economic center.





ELENA KIHLMAN, ROME, ITALY

Tucked between the Colosseum, the Forum, and the Piazza Venezia, Rome’s urban village of Monti flies below the tourist radar. Home to bookstores, galleries, designers, and cafes, Monti is an eclectic neighborhood in the city center of Rome. Family trattorias, hipster bars, and funky vintage boutiques are the norm. The well-known Mercato Monti, a weekend market where artisans gather to sell their work is not to be missed.







ENKI Sydney, Australia

Manly Beach is a beach-side suburb of northern Sydney situated in the state of New South Whales. Set along the Pacific Ocean, Manly has a long-standing reputation as a tourist destination as it is easily accessible by ferry. With over 200 stores to explore, funky boutiques in hidden lane ways, outdoor markets, cafes, restaurants, and bars, Manly is a relaxing escape from the everyday. Nestled between the harbor and the ocean, walkways are abundant allowing the full geographical experience to unfurl. The world’s first surfing contest was held there in 1964, making it one of Australia’s most famous beach towns. Manly was named for the Indigenous Guringai people. 




EVOLVE Kyiv, Ukraine
ROUSSIN Kyiv, Ukraine 

Kyiv, the capital metropolitan city of the Ukraine is infused with a dynamic and vibrant culture.  Kyiv is home to theaters, museums, religious sites, ancient ruins and modern buildings.  Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chernobyl and Soviet rule, today, Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe.  Home of high-end tech industries, higher education institutions and historical landmarks, Kyiv is a port on the Dnipro River. Bursting with museums, contemporary art hubs and a burgeoning design scene, Kyiv designers offer a clean, modern and incredibly fresh aesthetic.


FAKUI Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a city of thrilling contrasts! Laden with spectacular, futuristic skyscrapers, a pulsing, vibrant food scene, and an exhilarating nightlife, Tokyo is a shot of dazzling adrenaline. The city is expansive and filled with a rich and diverse cultural tapestry. Serenity from the shiny, fast-paced, modern life can be found in Tokyo’s ancient Buddhist temples, vintage teahouses, and calming gardens - a reminder of the city’s ancient history.







FLECK Uttar Pradesh, India

Uttah Pradesh, also known as Sanskrit City, is famous for its ghats, temples and the Banaras Hindu University, as well as more than 110 Sanskrit schools. With over 200 million inhabitants, the state, in Northern India, is the world’s most populous. Home to national parks, architectural marvels, massive forts, and a scenic beauty rich in color and texture, it is also a destination site for millions of pilgrims annually who come to bathe in the holy river Ganga.






GAZUR STUDIO Berlin, Germany
FUNDAMENTAL. BERLIN Berlin, Germany

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany and highly cosmopolitan. An International city of culture, politics, media and science, its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a range of creative industries. Berlin is a continental hub for air and rail traffic and the metropolis is a popular tourist destination.  It boasts a burgeoning design scene with a reputation as one of Europe’s most important fashion centers. Berlin is home to world-renowned universities and its Zoological Garden is the most visited zoo in Europe. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, and contemporary arts. 




LINDASIETO Budapest, Hungary

A city in a stunning natural setting with the majestic Danube in the middle, Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the ninth largest city in the EU. The Danube divides it into Buda, with its romantic sweeping panoramas on one side, and Pest, a dynamic cultural center on the other. With strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, technology and education, Budapest was recently ranked as the second fastest developing urban economy. It offers a rich architectural history and an unparalleled combination of culture, cuisine and spas.






LINENBAGS STUDIO Dnipro, Ukraine

Dnipro is a dynamic and lively city in East-Central Ukraine.  It is situated on the Dnieper River and is the third largest city in the country with long boulevards and lush parks. A major hub of high-tech industry, education, and metallurgy, it is famous for its commercial industry, specifically, missiles, satellites and rockets.  Closed by the KGB in 1959, the city was re-opened to tourists in the 1990s.








LOOM WEAVING Yerevan, Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is a land-locked country located in the Armenian Highlands of Western Asia. Armenia is known for its beautiful landscapes, its cuisine, culture and history. The first country to officially adopt Christianity, Armenia is home to some of the world's oldest churches and monasteries located in the extremely beautiful natural settings. One of the first wine producing countries in the world, Armenia is situated in the fertile valleys of Mt Ararat. A developing country with a burgeoning design industry, Armenia is rich in natural minerals. 




MAMY BAG Tbilisi, Georgia 

Georgia, formerly of the USSR, is a country located between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Georgia is bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey and Armenia. It has a population of approximately 4 million and Tbilisi is its capital city. Considered an underrated and mysterious destination by many, Georgia is known for its charm and beauty. It has a lot to offer including ancient cities, Unesco World Heritage Sites, snow capped mountains, and delicious wine. Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of winemaking, producing wine as far back as 8,000 years. 




MINIMUM DESIGN Seignosse, France

Seignosse is a gorgeous beach town in southwestern France, nestled in forested woods just a half hour’s drive from the Pyrenees mountains. Located in the picturesque Landes region, a sandy plain bordered by mountainous man made dunes, Seignosse’s town is peppered with a few bars, hotels and old fashioned farmhouses. The vibrant beaches, famous for their surfers, sparkling white sand and chill vibe, are sprawling and wide, with breathtaking views of the mountains on the horizon. A stone’s throw away from the famed and glamorous Biarritz, the queen of crazy nights and cradle of surf culture. 



NIMA Xanthi, Greece

Xanthi, a beautiful, historically rich city is located in Northern Greece. Once home to Greeks, Bulgarians, Turks, and Armenians, Xanthi is an amalgam of peoples and cultures, a veritable melting pot. From a great food scene to eastern influenced architecture, to the University of Thace, the wonders of Xanthi can be enjoyed year round. Art galleries, lakes, rivers and festivals abound in this high-spirited city. 








NOXU DESIGN Manchester, England

Manchester is commonly known as England’s second city and boasts a rich industrial history. Once a powerhouse of industry, its lineage can be traced back to the 18th century canal system of the Castlefield conservation area. Visitors can trace this vibrant history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry.  Today it is a major culture hub, famous for its many nightclubs, extensive libraries and reputation as a city of sport. 







PEPER HAROW Burgess Hill, England

Burgess Hill is a town and civil parish situated in the midst of the beautiful West Sussex country-side, within an hour’s train ride to the city of London and to the beaches of Brighton.  Here one finds the burgeoning cultural scene of Burgess Hill, complete with sport, arthouse film, the Sussex Band, a symphony orchestra, a pantomime theatre and outdoor nature preserves. It was recently named a Fairtrade Town and is the quintessential picture of an English landscape.






PINK STORIES Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany

Murnau am Staffelsee is a market town located on the footprints of the Bavarian Alps, settled on the motorway that connects Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Bayern region. Murnau (as it is known) became world famous by the Russian painter Wassily Kindinsky, who lived there in the early 1900’s. Inspired by the diverse picturesque landscape, numerous works of art have become famous here. Murnau is a charming old town where culture meets natural beauty. From hiking, to museums and castles, to shops to cafes, it’s a thriving destination.


SHARON BRUNSHER Tel Aviv, Israel 

Jaffa is the ancient port city of modern Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. It is the oldest seaport in the world and is home to a vibrant multiethnic community of Jews, Muslims and Christians. Archaeology and ancient documents show that Jaffa has been in existence for more than 4,000 years.  The sites and sounds of the small alleyways and streets which make up this city are lined with artist galleries and studios, as well as boutiques and craft shops.  The Jaffa port is actively used by fishermen and is lined with quaint cafes and restaurants. Jaffa is famous for its sweet-but-tart Jaffa orange, cultivated there almost two centuries ago.


STUDIO JULIA ATLAS Cape Town, South Africa
TASSYL Cape Town, South Africa
 
Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city and is one of the most beautiful in the world. It is flanked by jagged mountain ranges and boasts miles of pure white pristine beaches, botanical gardens, a vibrant harbor, an amazingly cool urban edge, sprawling Winelands, nature reserves and Two World Heritage Sites. A melting pot of color, culture, creativity and cuisine, it’s situated at the southern tip of Africa and has been receiving foreign visitors since 1400. A mix up of African, Malay, Dutch, French and Portuguese culture is reflected in the fabric of the pulsing city. 





Tobmarc Ekarakara, KENYA

Ekarakara, Kenya is situated in the Machakos Region. It is a short distance from the country’s capital city of Nairobi. The Kenyan basket weavers are almost all from farming communities, which are situated in South Eastern Kenya. Due to the arid climate and frequent droughts, many weavers grow their own sisal. Machakos is known for its open air markets which run on Mondays and Fridays, and are filled with artisanal creations blooming with color and creativity.  







YOD AND CO. London, England

At the top of King’s Boulevard, on the banks of Regent’s Canal is Granary Square. This magnificent public square is the heart of King’s Cross. Built where barges once unloaded their goods, the square is animated with over 1,000 choreographed fountains. Wide, south-facing steps sweep down to the canal from the square. Carpeted in green during the summer months, this is the ideal spot to relax and watch the boats slip by. A social hub filled with cafes and bars, kids running around and lounging sophisticates, kick back and take in the world renowned design school of Central Saint Martins and the ongoing seasonal events ranging from  Fashion Week shows, film festivals, markets, concerts and more. The square’s everchanging art installations are another reason to visit. 


ZERO 15 Biella, Piedmont, Italy

Biella is the largest town, and capital, of the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is located a short distance from both Turin and Milan. It lies in the foothills of the Alps, an area rich in springs, lakes and mountain pastures. Biella is an important wool and textile center. In 1695, a silk manufacturing company was established there and by 1835, the town at the forefront of the industry.