Prague’s Maximilian Hotel reopens following redesign by Conran and Partners
One of Prague’s most established boutique hotels, Maximilian, has reopened after a refurbishment programme by Conran and Partners.
Rob has a multi-disciplinary role as a designer, project manager and sustainability consultant for IA Interior Architects – the only global architectural company that specialises in workplace interiors.
All specialist equipment needs high performance fuel and designers are no different. One of these and I’m all set for a morning’s creativity.
A compilation of bite-sized books designed to keep my mind occupied while sunbathing. From Darwin’s Natural Selection to Machiavelli’s The Prince, its small size belies the big ideas it explores.
The ideal all–terrain running shoe. Waterproof, hard wearing and super comfortable. Ideal for those morning beach runs, exploring jungle terrain, or running down cliffs.
Designed for sketching and shading, I find these far more effective than pencils when illustrating ideas. Plus, they are so long lasting! My first graphite pen got me through an entire year of ideas at college.
I love this book for its economic elegance. Preparing good food is all about a few fresh ingredients, which tantalise the palette. That economy will come in handy if island ingredients are limited.
I couldn’t live without music. This baby delivers pristine sound and is packed into a tiny package. This would accompany me everywhere.
or those moments of quiet island introspection.
Soaring melodies, understated rhythm and that voice. Fontella Bass gives us her all.
Hazy psychedelic soundscapes produced by Kevin Parker would perfectly accompany my piña colada.
The standout track from one of the best albums ever produced. 50 years on, I still haven’t found its equal.
One of those fun songs that remind you to never, ever quit.
Because who wouldn’t want to be stuck on a desert island with the passionate Miss Harvey?
Delivers exactly what it says on the tin. This is every euphoric dance floor moment delivered across 12 and a half expansive minutes.
For those moments I want to strut across the surf, knowing I’m the baddest mother on the whole island.
Yes, it’s unashamedly disco. I can imagine this playing across a fire-lit beachside café on a warm summer evening.
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