The Lampoon Directory
The temple of Angkor Wat is one of the most visited sites in the world, a destination for mass tourism - hidden behind a perimeter wall that could almost be an army barracks but opens out to reveal geometrical patterns of green fields and water
The Martinque wallpaper adorns the corridors and lounging areas of the hotel, designed for vanity and visibility “guests are entitled of everything regardless of the costs”. This is Hollywood
Schemes and events find new life and light around the Hotel de Paris – new lines written on old pages, about Princesses more noble that the Prince, and two girls putting their heart into it
Singapura in Sanskrit means city of the lion after a Malay prince landed there, sheltered by a storm, and witnessed a lion pass by.
An understated entry. A few steps lead up to the first courtyard—it could be the entrance to a patrician’s home in ancient Rome moved to Asia
A trip to Oman is a four-day escape from Europe, all year round – only in winter to Muscat, for its sensuality and physical vigor, a land that adores its Sultan
A crossroads of artists and intellectuals when Poland opened up to trade and industry. Today five hundred works of art between the hall and the suites
Halfway between the Tarot Garden and the ancient village of Capalbio stands Locanda Rossa in Capalbio, which opened its doors in 2008
Le Corbusier described the Hotel Punta Tragara Capri as "a kind of architectural bloom, an extension of the rock, an offspring of the island, a plant-like phenomenon"
The old hotel building overlooks the Paseo. The rhythm of old Cuba still exists and Hemingway’s biography
The pool is on the sixth floor, the water vanishes over the edge before the window. All around, the urban jungle and Petronas towers, between civilization and silence
Capella is the third brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere: it is also the name of a hôtellerie collection in Asia. Here is a review of Capella Sentosa, Singapore
In Milan’s Bollate suburb, electronic festival Terraforma and its network of participatory stakeholders protect the 16th lombard-baroque Villa Arconati in an accidental series of poetic efforts in heritage management
With a Bauhaus archive and above average property prices, the future of Tel Aviv will belong to those who understand the value of small touches, rediscovering the dignity of man
Un cubo di vetro nel parco del Grand Hotel di Dobbiaco sembra il salotto di casa. Sei tavoli e un massimo di sedici posti. La moquette per terra, le sculture di ferro opera dello chef
If you go for the ten-course tasting menu at a Michelin star restaurant, it’s not the done thing to ask for seconds
The patio of the castle overlooks a precipice, difference in height without vertigo. Start from Chateau d’Artigny. The chronicles among the flowers
Text Angelica Carrara. It was tsarina Catherine the Great’s favourite headdress. According to tradition, it was worn by all the ladies invited at Tiara Ball, the party held by jeweller Axenoff held at Saint Petersburg Astoria’s winter garden on the occasion of the presentation of his latest collection: Anastasia.