Yogyakarta Home to New Artotel

Yogyakarta is home to ARTOTEL Group’s newest Artotel Hotel. Located at Jalan Kaliurang Km.5.6 No.14, Caturtunggal, Sleman, ARTOTEL Yogyakarta boasts modern architecture with touches of local culture—a characteristic shared by all ARTOTEL hotels. This amalgamation of modernity and local wisdom gives the hotel unique persona, true to the ARTOTEL’s vision of providing hospitality services in its art-inspired designer hotels. From the brass slider to substitute stairs from the 2nd floor to the 1st fl … [Read more...]

Helsinki: The Design Capital

To the Finns, design is much more than just something pretty – after all, Helsinki was the 2012 World Design Capital. It was no surprise when on a recent visit I saw finessed design elements in rudimentary items from the forksI ate with, glasses I drank from, to chic haircuts and personal street style. They seemed to be designed effortlessly with a bit of fun and whimsy thrown in. “What surprised me the most about my visit to Finland is that Finnish design is not just something that … [Read more...]